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The Pear Avenue Theatre will end its season with a production of "Arcadia," a contemporary play by Tom Stoppard in which the activity of two scholars living at an English estate is juxtaposed with that of the estate's residents 180 years before. See website for specific dates; no show will be performed on July 4. June 18-July 12, Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $25/$20 Thursday and Sunday; $30/$25 Friday and Saturday. The Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Unit K, Mountain View.
On Stage'Puss 'n' Boots'
Peninsula Youth Theatre will stage "Puss 'n' Boots," a musical retelling of the classic tale of a cat who gives a farmer's son a fabulous makeover. July 11-19, Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. (also 6:30 p.m. on July 12). $18 adult; $15 senior, child age 12 or under. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts , 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
On Stage'The Bremen Town Musicians'
For its next Summer Hot Dog Season production, the Palo Alto Children's Theatre will perform "The Bremen Town Musicians," a musical about a band of animal musicians whose aspirations are thrown in jeopardy by a pirate crew. Attendees can purchase hot dogs, burgers and more on-site, or bring a picnic. Gates open at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, July 8-19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $12 child; $14 adult. Palo Alto Children's Theatre - Secret Garden, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
On Stage'Lo Speziale' by Joseph Haydn
Dragon Productions and Bay Area Opera Collaborative will offer a production of "Lo Speziale" by Joseph Haydn, a comic opera of love and ambition told in the style of the hit TV show "Breaking Bad." The July 9 show is a pay-what-you-will preview. Thursday-Sunday, July 9-26, 8 p.m. $22. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.
On Stage'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'
Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre will team up for a production of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," a musical about an inventor, his children and an upper-class woman and their efforts to save a magical race car. See website for specific dates. July 17-Aug. 2, Wednesday-Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $40 adult; $30 youth, senior. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos Hills.
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will launch its 2015-2016 season with the world premiere of "Triangle," a contemporary musical about parallel romances that transpire a century apart. See website for specific dates and times. July 8-Aug. 2. $19-$74. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
On Stage'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum'
Foothill Music Theatre will present a production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," a fast-paced musical comedy set in Rome, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. July 23-Aug. 9, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $10-$32. Smithwick Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
On Stage'Hay Fever'
For the main stage production of its 17th annual summer festival, Stanford Repertory Theater will perform "Hay Fever," Noel Coward's witty comedy about family life. July 16-Aug. 9, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $25 general; $15 student, senior, unemployed. Memorial Auditorium, Pigott Theater, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford.
On StageTheatre in the Park
Elementary school-age students in Peninsula Youth Theatre's two-week summer classes will perform each week during the summer at local parks and venues. Picnics are welcome. See website for the full schedule and locations. (Performances the week of the Fourth of July will be on Friday, July 3.) Saturdays, June 20-Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m. Free. Parks and venues, including MVCPA Park Stage and Cubberley Auditorium, Mountain View and Palo Alto.