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On Stage'Fun with Frances'
In this adaptation of the Russell Hoban children's book by Peninsula Youth Theatre, the picky eater Frances also struggles with falling to sleep. April 18, 9:30 and 11 a.m.; April 19, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. $8 Friday; $10 Saturday. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Second Stage, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
On Stage'Les Miserables' by Ram's Head
Ram's Head Theatrical Society at Stanford University is putting on a production of classic musical "Les Miserables," based on the novel by Victor Hugo. April 11-19, 8-10:30 p.m. $10-$20. Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford.
On Stage'The Three Little Pigs'
For May's Playhouse Production, the Palo Alto Children's Theatre will put on "The Three Little Pigs," an audience-interactive experience designed for children ages 3 to 6 and parents, where local high school performers bring fairy tales to life on the Magic Castle stage. Performances run approximately 45 minutes. April 19-20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $10-12. Palo Alto Children's Theatre, Magic Castle Stage, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
On Stage'The Hound of the Baskervilles'
TheatreWorks will put on a production of Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Hound of the Baskervilles," adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson. The company takes the story of a curse, a ghostly hound and an insane murderer and adds some comedy to the suspense. Check website for specific dates and times. April 2-27, 2, 7, 7:30 or 8 p.m. $19-$73. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
On StageMurder Mystery Play!
The Woodside Priory Middle School will hold audience participation performances of "Murder on Mystery Island" and "Tommy Two Toes." Visit website for advance tickets. May 1-3, 7 p.m.; May 4, 2 p.m. $5 student / $15 adults. Woodside Priory, 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
On Stage'Smash' play
This political comedy features a runaway groom who abandons his bride on their wedding day so he can overthrow the British government. April 10-May 4, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $30. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.
On Stage'Harold and Maude'
Los Altos Stage Company will perform "Harold and Maude," a dark romantic comedy about the friendship between Harold, a young man obsessed with death, and octogenarian Maude, who is filled with a zest for life. April 10-May 4, Wednesday-Sunday, 8 p.m. $32. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
On Stage'The Pirates of Penzance' at Menlo School
Menlo School will put on a performance of "The Pirates of Penzance." Chairs will be provided but feel free to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Visit website for specific dates and tickets. May 2-4, 9 and 10, 8-10 p.m. $5 students; $10 adults. Menlo School Quad, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
The musical "Suessical" will take audiences of all ages on a journey into the magical world of Dr. Seuss, and a little boy with an imagination thatís tall proves that a person is a person, no matter how small. May 8-18, check website for specific times and dates. $12 child; $14 adult. Palo Alto Children's Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
On Stage'Marry Me a Little' Musical
TheatreWorks, the acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents "Marry Me a Little," an intimate tale of love and possibility by the modern musical master Stephen Sondheim. Every day except Monday, June 4-29, 8-11 p.m. $19-$73 Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.