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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 StagePlautusí 'Casina'
Stanford Classics in Theater will put on an adaptation of Plautus' Roman comedy "Casina" set in San Francisco during the Gilded Age. May 1-3, 8-10 p.m. $5 recommended donation; free for Stanford affiliates. Toyon Hall, 455 Arguello Way, Stanford.
On Stage'Lilith the Night Demon'
The story of Lilith, the bawdy alternate Jewish story of creation, will be presented as a magical folk opera, entitled "Lilith, the Night Demon in One Lewd Act," by instrumentalists Veretski Pass with San Francisco Choral Artists. May 4, 4 p.m. $30-$39 in advance; $39-$49 at the door. Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
On Stage'The Music Man'
The Covenant Presbyterian Church will put a performance of Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" about Harold Hill and the town of River City, Iowa. Seating at picnic tables and lemonade will be provided. May 2, 7:30 p.m.; May 3, 2:00 p.m.; May 4, 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $15 adult; $7 child under 12. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto.
On StageMurder mystery plays
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 adult. 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 StageSequoia High School's 'Almost, Maine'
Sequoia High School will present its Spring play, John Cariani's "Almost, Maine," a play which the New York Times described as "Thornton Wilder crossed with 'The Twilight Zone.'" May 9 and 10, 7-10 p.m. $10/$15. Sequoia High School, Carrington Hall, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City.
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 attendees can also bring lawn chairs and blankets. Visit website for 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.