Students from five high schools will perform in the Campbell Union High School District’s annual Theatre Festival at 7:30 p.m. Friday[1/20] at Leigh High School, 5210 Leigh Ave., San Jose. The variety show will include spoken word, short plays, dance and musical numbers by 15 performers from Branham, Del Mar, Leigh, Prospect and Westmont high schools. Earlier in the day, the festival will offer students workshops in theater techniques. Tickets for the performance, at $10, are available online at https://leighhsdrama.vbotickets.com.
Music at Kohl Mansion, 2017-18 season, Master classes at 5 p.m., talks at 6 p.m., performances at 7 barefoot shoes, green shoes, summer shoes, flat shoes, soft shoes, ballet flats, slip in shoes, retro shoes, bead shoes, rubber p.m, Oct.22: Calidor String Quartet, Nov, 12: Morgenstern Trio, Dec, 17: pianist Joyce Yang, Jan, 21: Parker Quartet, Feb, 4: Manasse-Nakamatsu Duo, March 4: Henschel Quartett, Telegraph Quartet and bassist Scott Pingel, March 25: Camerata RCO (musicians of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), April 15: Daedalus Quartet, Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, $20-$50, email@example.com, www.musicatkohl.org or 650-762-1130..
During her years of arduous ballet training, Felsch had no idea she would one day share the stage with the world’s longest feather boa. One of the holiday program’s peaks of fun comes with her big number, “Santa Baby.” “It’s definitely a crowd-pleaser, from the moment I step out, people recognize the music. It’s sort of the iconic piece in ‘The Christmas Ballet.’ People are already elated as the boa comes streaming out. It’s diagonally lengthened across the whole stage. As each prop comes out — there’s a ’54 convertible and a yacht — the excitement grows. I go rolling across the backs of these guys in trench coats and the audience just loves it.
Even after so many years and performances, Nelson says she has never had a bad day on stage or being a part of “Beach Blanket Babylon.”, “My worst day can turn out to be the most hilarious,” she says, In fact, she adds, the only tough part of her job is actually her commute, since she still lives in San Jose, But there is nothing she would change, she adds, “I am very lucky and very blessed to be able to affect people in a positive way,” she says, “They walk out with barefoot shoes, green shoes, summer shoes, flat shoes, soft shoes, ballet flats, slip in shoes, retro shoes, bead shoes, rubber a lighter step or smile on their face, singing a song or reveling in the memory, It’s something that I love watching.”..
Sunnyvale Summer Series: Too Smooth plays R&B and funk at the Music and Market series in downtown Sunnyvale. June 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 100 block of South Murphy Avenue. sunnyvaledowntown.com. Finks: With the 1950s Red Scare in full swing, the House Un-American Activities Committee attacks “subversion” in the arts, and artists face being blacklisted. Through July 1. Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $40-$100. theatreworks.org, 650-903-6000. Pippin: Los Altos Stage Company stages the Tony-winning musical. Through June 28. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. $20-$30. losaltosstage.org, 650-941-0551.