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'Evita, the Musical'
Stanford TAPS will stage a production of "Evita, the Musical," a Tony Award-winning musical that dramatizes the true story of Argentine First Lady Eva Peron and her rapid ascent from poverty to fame and power. May 28-30, 8-10 p.m. $5-$15. Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford.
 

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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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Jewish Women's Theatre: 'Reckoning with Dad'
This performance by the Los Angeles-based Jewish Women's Theatre called "Reckoning with Dad" will explore how individuals make war or peace with their father figures. June 1, 7:30-9 p.m. $20 member, student; $25 general; $30 at the door. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

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Wheel Funny Comedy Show
The Wheel Funny Comedy Show, which is held the first Saturday of each month, will feature five Bay Area stand-up comedians who have performed at some of the regions major clubs. June 6, 8-9:30 p.m. Free. Freewheel Brewing Company, 3736 Florence St., Redwood City.
 

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Compagnia T.P.O.: 'Bleu! The Mediterranean Sea'
Compagnia T.P.O., an innovative theater group from Italy, will offer a handful of family-friendly performances of "Bleu! The Mediterranean Sea," an interactive multimedia show that combines music, dance, sculpture, projections and more. June 5, 4 and 7 p.m.; June 6, 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. $30. Bing Concert Hall Studio, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.

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'Angels in America'
Foothill College Theatre Arts will perform the two-part play "Angels in America" by Tony Kushner. Directed by Bruce McLeod, the production will include a full staging of the first part, "Millennium Approaches," and a dramatic reading of the second part, "Perestroika." The material may not be appropriate for those under age 16. See the website for more info and the full schedule and times. May 28-31, June 4-7 and 10-14. $20 general; $15 student, senior, Foothill employee; $10 OwlCard holder. Foothill College, Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
 

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'My Fair Lady'
Broadway By the Bay will present "My Fair Lady," a musical theater adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" in which a phonetics professor seeks to turn a working-class girl into a debutante. June 5-21, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. (also, Saturday, June 13, 2 p.m.). $47-$69. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City.

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'The Columnist'
Dragon Productions will offer up performances of "The Columnist," a new play by David Auburn about the powerful American political commentator, Joseph Alsop. The May 28 show is a pay-what-you-will preview. May 28-June 21, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $10-$35. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.

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"'Twas Brillig"
A Theatre Near U will present a production of the irreverent teen musical "'Twas Brillig," a comedy that follows the plucky Mary Pickett as she stumbles upon a mysterious land whose denizens want to crown her as queen. June 12-27, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. 7:30-9:45 p.m. $23 adult; $18 senior, students (includes a $3 facility use fee). Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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'Urinetown: The Musical'
The Los Altos Stage Company will offer a production of "Urinetown: The Musical," a satirical play by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis set in a fictional, drought-plagued future where citizens protest the government's ban on private toilets. See the website for specific dates. May 28-June 27, Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $18-$36. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

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'Chinglish'
For its next production, the Palo Alto Players will stage "Chinglish," a play by David Henry Hwang of comedy, love and communication that follows the American Daniel as he seeks to expand his family's sign-making business to China. Those interested in attending can use the promo code "ZVENTS5" to save $5 on a regular ticket price. June 12-28, Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $31-$45. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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'Fallen Angels'
TheatreWorks will offer a production directed by Robert Kelley of "Fallen Angels," a NoŽl Coward comedy about two married women who reconnect with a charming French lover. See website for specific times and dates. June 3-28. $53 adult; $43 senior, educator; $25 under age 30. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.