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'Merchant on Venice'
An enActe production, this play by Shishir Kurup infuses Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" with Indian, Latino and American pop culture. In the setting of Venice Beach, characters will speak in iambic pentameter and dance to Bollywood-style numbers. Nov. 14-22, Friday at 8 p.m; Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 and 6 p.m. $35/$45. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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'All Shook Up'
Sequoia High School students will perform this year's fall musical, "All Shook Up," a modern story based on Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" and with music by Elvis Presley. Tickets are available online and by phone. Nov. 21 and 22, 7 p.m.; Nov. 23, 3 p.m. $15 general; $10 senior, student. Sequoia High School, Carrington Hall, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City.
 

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'David Copperfield' at Woodside Priory
Woodside Priory will perform an adaptation of Charles Dickens's tale, "David Copperfield." Tickets can be purchase online or at the door. All ages are welcome. Nov. 20-23, Thursday-Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $5 student; $15 adult. Woodside Priory School, 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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'Ramshackle Inn' at Sacred Heart Prep
Sacred Heart Prep (SHP) Department of Theater will continue its 2014-15 performance season with a production of 'Ramshackle Inn,' directed by drama teacher John Loschmann. Nov. 20-22, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 23, 3:20 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $5. Sacred Heart Prep, 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

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Peninsula Youth Theatre: 'Oklahoma'
The nonprofit Peninsula Youth Theatre will put on a production of "Oklahoma," a Rogers and Hammerstein musical about a romance between a farm girl and a cowboy, complete with dancing and classic songs. See website for specific dates and times. Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 15-23. $20 adult; $16 senior, child age 12 or under. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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'Anything Goes'
Broadway By The Bay will put on a production of "Anything Goes," the Cole Porter musical set on board the S.S. American featuring hits like "It's De-Lovely" and "I Get a Kick out of You." See website for specific dates, times and prices. Nov. 7-23. $42-$64. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City.

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'Harvey'
For its newest production, the Palo Alto Players will perform "Harvey," a classic comedy by Mary Chase about a man whose best friend is a six-foot, invisible rabbit. Nov. 7-23, Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. $18-$42. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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'First-Person Shooter'
Foothill College will put on a production of "First-Person Shooter," a timely and intense play exploring the nature of the shooting incidents in today's headlines. The production includes coarse, adult language. Nov. 7-23, 7:30 p.m. $18 general; $14 student, senior; $10 Thursday show. Foothill College, Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
 

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'Kimberley Akimbo'
The Pear Avenue Theatre will put on a production of "Kimberley Akimbo," a play directed by Caroline Clark about a teenage girl dealing with a dysfunctional family while her body ages prematurely. Oct. 31-Nov. 23, Thursday-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.

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Vertical Dance AirShow!
Poletential will hold its 7th AirShow! dance, which will feature tricks and movement on aerial fabric, poles, ropes and trapeze. The event will include a no-host bar; performance will start at 8 p.m. sharp. Attendees must be age 18 or older and RSVP online. Dec. 6, 7:30-11 p.m. $40. Fox Forum, 2411 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

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'Never Too Late'
Friends of the Menlo Park Library will present a comedic musical revue called "Never Too Late," performed by Stagebridge Theatre. The troupe of senior actors will sing songs and perform skits mocking society's perceptions of old age. Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free. Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.
 

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2014 Holiday Showcase
This program will share some of the work done in the City of Menlo Park's programs and classes by community members over the past year. Dec. 13, 4-6 p.m. $5 adults (age 13 and older); free for children (age 12 and under). The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
 

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'The Other Place'
Dragon Productions will stage a new drama by Sharr White called "The Other Place," in which a renowned neurologist appears to be losing her mind. See website for specific dates. Nov. 21-Dec. 14, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $30. The Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.

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'The Fox on the Fairway'
For its latest production, the Los Altos Stage Company will perform "The Fox on the Fairway," a fast-paced comedy by Ken Ludwig that makes light of the pretentious members of a private country club. See website for specific dates, times and prices. Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 20-Dec. 14, 3 or 8 p.m. $18-$34. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

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'A Year with Frog and Toad'
Palo Alto Children's Theatre will hold a production of "A Year with Frog and Toad: Theatre for Young Audiences," a musical based on Arnold Lobel's classic books about two great friends. Performances are about 70 minutes long. Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 11-21, see website for specific dates and times. $12 child; $14 adult. Palo Alto Children's Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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'Super Villain!'
This irreverent drama, written and directed by the Pear's James Kopp, will center on the super villain The Remote -- after he has defeated his nemesis -- while he explores issues of love and identity. Attendees must be age 13 or older. See the website for exact times and dates. Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 4-21, 2, 7 or 8 p.m. $10. The Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Unit K, Mountain View.

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'Peter and the Starcatcher'
TheatreWorks will stage a holiday production of "Peter and the Starcatcher," a Tony Award-winning, adventure-filled sequel to "Peter Pan." See website for specific dates, timing and pricing. Dec. 3-Jan. 3. $19-$74. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield 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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'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 will range 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.