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On StagePerformance: 'Ozma of Oz'
The Playwrights Foundation is hosting a staged reading of "Ozma of Oz," a a trip-hop musical based on L. Frank Baumís third book in the Wizard of Oz series. It chronicles Dorothyís return to Oz and is a kind of sequel to "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Music by Bay Area electro-rock group Z.O.N.K. Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. Free/pay what you can. Stanford University - Roble Hall, 374 Santa Teresa St., Palo Alto.
On StageLively's Festival of Lights
The Lively Foundation hosts a "Festival of Lights," with music, dance, theater/storytelling, refreshments and more. Dec. 8, 3-4 p.m. $12 general; $10 for over 65 and under 10. Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., Mountain View.
On StageWest Bay Opera Holiday Concert
West Bay Opera's holiday concert and audience sing-along will feature mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook and others, with orchestra and chorus. There will also be a silent auction; proceeds benefit West Bay Opera and Opera in the Schools. Dec. 8, 4-6 p.m. $45-50 Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
On StageFiesta Navidena with Ballet Flamenco
Two ballet Flamenco dancers, Carolina Lugo and Carole Acuna, will perform at Morocco's Restaurant in Mountain View. Dec. 8, 6:15-9 p.m. $10-$40. , 873 Castro St., Mountain View.
On StageChildren's Theatre: 'The Princess and the Frog'
The Palo Alto Children's Theatre production of "The Princess and the Frog" is performed by high school actors and designed for kids ages 3 to 6. Dec. 7-8, 10 a.m.-noon. $10 for children; $12 for adults. Palo Alto Children's Theater Magic Castle Stage, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
On StageBallet America's Nutcracker
Ballet America presents "The Nutcracker," a full-length production that is also kid-friendly. "The Nutcracker" has a cast of approximately 100 dancers who are all from the Bay Area. Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. $18-39. Fox Theater, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City.
On Stage'November': Play by David Mamet
Dragon Theatre Productions is performing "November," a comedic commentary on the state of the union and national politics. Nov. 21-Dec. 15. No performances on Thanksgiving (Nov. 28). Thursdays-Saturdays: 8 p.m.; Sunday: 2 p.m. $10-35. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.
On StageLos Altos Stage Co.: 'The Sunshine Boys'
The Los Altos Stage Company's production of "The Sunshine Boys" is the story of Lewis and Clark, two longtime comedy partners whose career and friendship came to a sudden and acrimonious end. Nov. 21-Dec. 15, Wednesday-Sunday, 8 p.m. $26-$32. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
On StageCarlos Carvajal's Nutcracker
The Peninsula Ballet Theatre presents a version of the Nutcracker, set in Victorian England. Dec. 21, 7 p.m. $30-$60. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City.
On Stage'It's A Wonderful Life'
Inspired by the classic American film, this story is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five Broadway By the Bay actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects. Dec. 29, 2 p.m. $25-$45. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City.
On StageTheater: 'L'elisir d'amore'
Donizetti's musical comedy, "L'elisir d'amore" ("The Elixir of Love"), is about a country bumpkin getting the girl he loves with the help of an Italian-style snake oil salesman. Feb. 14, 16, 22 and 23. Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. 8-11 p.m. $40-75. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
On Stage'Little Shop of Horrors' at Foothill
Foothill Music Theatre and Foothill Theatre Arts present the rock musical comedy, "Little Shop of Errors," in which a down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving. Feb. 20-March 9, Thursday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m. $10-28 Foothill College - Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.