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'The Grand Duke'
Lamplighters Music Theatre will present "The Grand Duke," a Gilbert and Sullivan show about a theater troupe bickering amongst itself after they take over a small European duchy. The score includes a variety of musical styles. April 30, 8 p.m. $25-$48. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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'The Mouse That Roared'
Woodside Priory Theater will put on a production of "The Mouse That Roared," a comedy that follows a California winery when it copies and outsells "Pinot Grand Fenwick," the Duchy of Grand Fenwick's only export. April 30-May 2, 7-9 p.m. $5 student; $15 student. Woodside Priory, 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

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'The Star Without a Name'
As part of its 2nd Stages series, Dragon Productions will perform "The Star Without a Name," a story about a 12-hour love affair adapted and translated from a text by Romanian playwright Mihail Sebastian. April 16-May 3, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $10-$25. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.

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'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
The Los Altos Stage Company will perform the classic drama "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" the story of George and Martha, a dysfunctional couple that draws two house guests into their conflict after a faculty party. April 9-May 3, Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $34. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

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The Chocolate Heads: 'The Fierce Urgency of Now'
Inspired by a 1967 Martin Luther King Jr. speech, "The Fierce Urgency of Now" by the Chocolate Heads brings together artists, activists and dancers to explore what motivates social movements. May 8 and 9, 7:30-9 p.m. $5-$15. Nitery Theater, 514 Lasuen Mall, Stanford.
 

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Menlo Drama with 'Fiddler on the Roof'
The Menlo School Drama Department will put on an outdoor production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Fiddler on the Roof," which follows a Russian family as its Jewish traditions come into conflict with modern influences. Attendees can picnic on the lawn before each performance at 7 p.m. May 1-3, 8 and 9, 8-10 p.m. $10 adult; $5 student. Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

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'All Aboard'
The Palo Alto Children's Theatre will present an interactive tale by Tom Greder, who has performed this unique family show at hundreds of festivals around the world. May 7 and 8, 7 p.m.; May 9, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; May 10, noon and 4 p.m. 7-4 p.m. $25. Palo Alto Children's Theatre, Magic Castle Stage, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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'The Addams Family'
For its next production, the Palo Alto Players will perform "The Addams Family," a musical by Andrew Lippa about a ghoulish American family. April 24-May 10, Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $34-$48. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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Gounod's 'Faust'
West Bay Opera will put on a production of Charles Gounod's retelling of "Faust," the classic story of a man who sells his soul to the Devil for his rejuvenation. The performances will include period costumes, video-enhanced sets, a chorus and orchestra. May 22 and 30, 8 p.m.; May 24 and 31, 2 p.m. $40-$75. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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'Birds of a Feather'
The Pear Avenue Theatre will stage "Birds of a Feather," the third installment of a stage noir trilogy by Paul Braverman that follows the irascible detective Frankie Payne. May 1-24, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. See website for ticket pricing. The Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Unit K, Mountain View.
 

On Stage

Gounod's 'Faust'
West Bay Opera will put on a production of Charles Gounod's retelling of "Faust," the classic story of a man who sells his soul to the Devil for his rejuvenation. The performances will include period costumes, video-enhanced sets, a chorus and orchestra. May 22 and 30, 8 p.m.; May 24 and 31, 2 p.m. $40-$75. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.