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'Story/Time'
Bill T. Jones and the Arnie Zane Dance Company will perform a unique show called "Story/Time," in which Jones narrates as the dancers perform 70 one-minute vignettes. Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. $30-$75. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.

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'Eurydice'
The Palo Alto Players will put on a production directed by Jeffrey Lo of the play "Eurydice," a contemporary re-imagining of the Greek myth of Eurydice and Orpheus that explores themes of memory, love and loss. The play is recommended for viewers ages 12 and older. Jan. 16-Feb. 1, 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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'The Libation Bearers'
Dragon Productions Theatre Company will stage the Greek tragedy by Aeschylus "The Libation Bearers," in which siblings Orestes and Electra seek vengeance for their father Agamemnon's death at the hands of their mother, Clytemnestra. Jan. 15-Feb. 1, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $22. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

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'He Said, She Said'
For the first installment in a series, the Los Angeles-based Jewish Women's Theatre will perform a comedic show called "He Said, She Said," in which male and female characters freely share their views on food, family and fooling around. Feb. 2, 7:30-9 p.m. $50 member, student, $65 general for the series; $20 member, student, $25 general for a single ticke Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

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Gunn Choir/Staff Musical: 'Heavenly Bandstand'
The Gunn High School Choirs, the JLS and Terman middle school choirs and Gunn staff members will put two performances of its original music extravaganza, "Heavenly Bandstand." All proceeds will benfit the Gunn Choir Tour Scholarship Fund. Feb. 4 and 5, 8 p.m. $20. Gunn High School, Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Gunn Choir/Staff Musical
Gunn High School will perform its annual choir/staff musical, an original production with comedy, dancing, costumes and energetic music. Feb. 4 and 5, 8 p.m. Tickets available beginning in January. Gunn High School, Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.

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Storyteller Diane Ferlatte: 'Penny for Your Thoughts'
Storyteller Diane Ferlatte, accompanied by musician Eric Pearson, will share personal tales that blend humor and poignancy. Refreshments will be provided. The free event, sponsored by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library, is recommended for ages 11 and older. Feb. 7, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.

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'The Laramie Project'
The Menlo School Drama Department will present a production of "The Laramie Project" a docudrama by Moises Kaufman about the people of Laramie, Wyoming, and their lives following the murder of Matthew Shepard. Seventeen student actors will play over 70 different characters on stage. Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 7, 2 p.m. (includes a post-show discussion) and 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 8, 2 p.m. $10 adult; $5 student. Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

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'Junie B. Jones, The Musical'
Palo Alto Children's Theatre will stage a production of "Junie B. Jones, The Musical," which follows the adventures of the titular character in first grade. Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 22-Feb. 8, see website for specific dates and times. $12 child; $14 adult. Palo Alto Children's Theatre, Main Stage, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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'2 Pianos 4 Hands'
TheatreWorks will put on a production of "2 Pianos 4 Hands," a comic coming-of-age story about two piano students who fall just short of stardom. Featured music ranges from Bach and Beethoven to Scott Joplin and Jerry Lee Lewis. See website for specific times, dates and pricing. Jan. 14-Feb. 8. $19-$74; discounts available for educators, seniors, those age 30 and under. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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'Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch'
For one of its Stories on Stage productions, Peninsula Youth Theatre will perform "Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch," a tale about a lonely man who receives a mysterious valentine. Feb. 13, 9:30 and 11 a.m.; Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. $8 Friday; $10 Saturday. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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'Abduction from the Seraglio'
West Bay Opera will put on a production of the "Abduction of the Seraglio," Mozart's comedy about a Spanish nobleman's journey to Turkey to rescue his lover from a harem. The opera will be fully staged, with period costumes and sets, a chorus and orchestra. Feb. 13, 15 and 21, 8 p.m.; Feb. 22, 2 p.m. $40-$75. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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'Candide'
Lamplighters Music Theatre will offer two performances of the operetta by Leonard Bernstein, "Candide," a madcap journey around the world. Feb. 21 and 22, 8 p.m. $25-$53. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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'Abduction from the Seraglio'
West Bay Opera will put on a production of the "Abduction of the Seraglio," Mozart's comedy about a Spanish nobleman's journey to Turkey to rescue his lover from a harem. The opera will be fully staged, with period costumes and sets, a chorus and orchestra. Jan. 13, 15 and 21, 8 p.m.; Feb. 22, 2 p.m. $40-$75. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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'Rumpelstiltskin'
For one of its Playhouse Series productions, the Palo Alto Children's Theatre will give three performances of "Rumpelstiltskin." Playhouse Series shows offer an interactive theater experience for children ages 3 to 6, featuring local high school performers. Feb. 21, 10 a.m. and noon; Feb. 22, noon. 10 a.m.-noon. $10 child; $12 adult. Palo Alto Children's Theatre, Magic Castle Stage, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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'Maple and Vine'
For its latest production, the Los Altos Stage Company will perform "Maple and Vine," a play by Jordan Harrison about a couple who leave their 21st-century lives behind to join a community of 1950s re-enactors. See the website for specific dates. Jan. 29-Feb. 22, Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $18-$36. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
 

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'Betrayal'
The Pear Avenue Theatre's latest production is "Betrayal," a play by Harold Pinter and directed by Ray Renati that explores the complexity of relationships through a seven-year affair. Jan. 29-Feb. 22, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $25/$20 Thursday, Sunday; $30/$25 Friday, Saturday; $10 Jan. 29 preview. The Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Unit K, Mountain View.

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'Sunday in the Park with George'
Foothill Music Theatre will put on a production of "Sunday in the Park with George," a Broadway musical -- with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and story by James Lapine -- that centers on a fictionalized Georges Seurat. Feb. 19-March. 8, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $12-$32. Foothill College, Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

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'Hansel & Gretel'
For this Playhouse Series production, the Palo Alto Children's Theatre will offer three performances of "Hansel & Gretel." Featuring local high school performers, Playhouse Series shows combine fairy tales with an interactive theater experience for children ages 3 to 6. March 21, 10 a.m. and noon; March 22, noon. $10 child; $12 adult. Palo Alto Children's Theatre, Magic Castle Stage, 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, 24 and 30, 8 p.m.; May 31, 2 p.m. $40-$75. 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, 24 and 30, 8 p.m.; May 31, 2 p.m. $40-$75. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.