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On StageBlack Friday Comedy Show
Standup comedians Nathan Habib and Teresa Lee will co-headline a comedy show at Gunn High School over Thanksgiving Break as a homecoming homage to their alma mater. Nov. 27, 7:30-9:15 p.m. $5 online; $10 at the door. Gunn High School, Little Theater, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
On StagePalo Alto High School Madrigal Feaste
The choirs from Palo Alto High School will hold their Madrigal Feaste, where there will be colorful costumes, fanciful dialogue and a variety of music, in addition to a traditional high tea. Visit the website for more info and to purchase tickets. Dec. 5 and 6, 2-4:30 p.m. $20-$100. Jordan Middle School, 750 N. California Ave., Palo Alto.
On Stage'The Christmas Ballet'
Smuin Ballet will come to Mountain View to perform its annual holiday program, a two-act show filled with Smuin favorites and new pieces of ballet, tap and jazz dance. Dec. 9-12, 8 p.m.; Dec. 12 and 13, 2 p.m. $23-$71. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
Dragon Productions will next present "Sunlight," a drama by Sharr White about a 9/11 survivor who is caught between her father, a liberal university president, and her husband, a conservative law school dean. There will be no show on Thanksgiving. Nov. 20-Dec. 13, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $35 general; $27 senior, student. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City.
On Stage'Man of La Mancha'
The Los Altos Stage Company will take audiences on a journey with the renowned knight errant Don Quixote in the play-within-a-play and classic musical, "Man of La Mancha." There will be no shows on Nov. 25 and 26 and Dec. 9. Nov. 19-Dec. 19, Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $18-$36. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
On Stage'Carlos Carvajal's Nutcracker'
Peninsula Ballet Theatre will present a lavish production of "The Nutcracker," which the group has been performing for 44 years. Dec. 19, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Dec. 20, 2 p.m.; Dec. 21, 2 p.m. $30-$60. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City.
For its holiday production, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will stage a musical romance, Jane Austen's "Emma" -- with music, lyrics and book by Paul Gordon. See the website for specific dates and times. Dec. 2-Jan. 2. $54 adult; $45 senior, educator; $25 age 30 and under. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.