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'Those Darn Squirrels'
In this Stories on Stage production, Peninsula Youth Theatre will perform "Those Darn Squirrels," a play based on Adam Rubin's book about a cranky old man who loves only the birds in his yard. April 17, 9:30 and 11 a.m.; April 18, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. $8 Friday; $10 Saturday. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Second Stage, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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'Hairspray'
Stanford student group Ram's Head Theatrical Society will put on a production of "Hairspray," the classic musical that follows a plus-size teenager's quest to dance on a popular TV show. April 10, 11, 16-18, 8 p.m. See website for ticket pricing. Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford.
 

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Rough Reading: 'King of the Yees'
The Playwrights Foundation will hold its next Rough Reading event at Stanford, this time featuring "King of the Yees," a personal play by Lauren Yee that looks at the history of her father's role in a Chinese "family association" in San Francisco. April 20, 7:30 p.m. Pay what you can. Roble Hall, Theater, 374 Santa Teresa St., Stanford.
 

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Planet Earth New Play Festival
The Planet Earth New Play Festival will offer two free events on Stanford campus, where attendees can engage with issues of climate change, mass extinction and the future of life through plays written specifically for the festival. April 22, 7:30 p.m.; April 24, 8 p.m. Free. Dinkelspiel Auditorium and Roble Theater, see website for specific venue info, Stanford.
 

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'Fire on the Mountain'
For a regional premiere, TheatreWorks will stage "Fire on the Mountain," a bluegrass musical that portrays the lives of Appalachian mining families. See website for specific times and dates. April 1-26. $53 adult; $43 senior, educator; $25 under age 30. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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'The Grand Duke'
Lamplighters Music Theatre will present "The Grand Duke," a Gilbert and Sullivan show about a theater troupe bickering amongst itself after they take over a small European duchy. The score includes a variety of musical styles. April 30, 8 p.m. $25-$48. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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'The Mouse That Roared'
Woodside Priory Theater will put on a production of "The Mouse That Roared," a comedy that follows a California winery when it copies and outsells "Pinot Grand Fenwick," the Duchy of Grand Fenwick's only export. April 30-May 2, 7-9 p.m. $5 student; $15 student. Woodside Priory, 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

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'The Star Without a Name'
As part of its 2nd Stages series, Dragon Productions will perform "The Star Without a Name," a 12-hour love story adapted and translated from the original text by Romanian playwright Mihail Sebastian. April 16-May 3, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $10-$25. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.

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'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
The Los Altos Stage Company will perform the classic drama "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" the story of George and Martha, a dysfunctional couple that draws two house guests into their conflict after a faculty party. April 9-May 3, Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. (no show on April 15). 7:30 p.m. $34. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

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'All Aboard'
The Palo Alto Children's Theatre will present an interactive tale by Tom Greder, who has performed this unique family show at hundreds of festivals around the world. May 7 and 8, 7 p.m.; May 9, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; May 10, noon and 4 p.m. 7-4 p.m. $25. Palo Alto Children's Theatre, Magic Castle Stage, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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'The Addams Family'
For its next production, the Palo Alto Players will put on a production of "The Addams Family," a musical by Andrew Lippa about a ghoulish American family. April 24-May 10, Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $34-$48. 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.
 

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'Birds of a Feather'
The Pear Avenue Theatre will stage "Birds of a Feather," the third installment of a stage noir trilogy by Paul Braverman that follows the irascible detective Frankie Payne. May 1-24, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. See website for ticket pricing. The Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Unit K, Mountain View.

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'Evita, the Musical'
Stanford University Theater & Performance Studies (TAPS) will perform "Evita, the Musical," the 1979 Tony Award-winning rock opera telling the story of Eva Perón's meteoric rise from poverty to fame and power as Argentina's First Lady. This re-imagined production makes use of historical photography and cinematography, as well as previously untold stories about the public figure. May 28-30, 8-10 p.m. $5-$15. Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford.
 

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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.