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“We just haven’t been included in the plans like the retail outlets have,” said Greg Amato, the theater’s artistic director, “And we are a community center to many in San Mateo, and we think this is an oversight to not wrap us into the conversation.”, The proposed development includes “a food incubator and life-hall called the SEED that has 5,000 square feet of food hall and a 2,500-square-foot quick-serve restaurant … a central park feature called toe warmer ballet slippers - adult sizes the Hub.”..
These and other subtle changes in interpretation add an additional sparkle to Pat Parr’s direction of the show, which must be languid yet fast-paced to work. And this production certainly does work. The crowd scenes, which are plentiful, are well-staged, with everyone on stage having a purpose for being there — essential for a show that has a large number of youngsters in its cast. Leonards’ performance as Marian is terrific. She makes a very convincing piano teacher and librarian, seeming to have a great rapport with both her piano students and most of the library patrons, except those who are convinced the young woman had a “past” (if you know what I mean) with the old miser Madison, the man who built many of River City’s public buildings and parks. Their reasoning is, “He left River City the library building, but he left all the books to her.”.
Woodside Day of the Horse – California Gold Rush: 10 a.m.-2 p.m, Oct, 13, Woodside Town Hall, 2955 Woodside Road, Woodside, Activities, contests, music, food and more, Free, http://www.whoa94062.org/, Progressive trail ride, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., for experienced riders and their horses, Best costume, best five cards, prizes and toe warmer ballet slippers - adult sizes more, $50/ www.whoa94062.org/day-of-the-horse/register-to-ride-2018, The Wizard of Oz: Oct, 13-28, Lyric Theatre, San Jose City College, 2100 Moorpark Ave., San Jose, A family-friendly musical, $12-$37, https://bit.ly/2oW8Rpi..
In addition, Fitzgerald said he hopes to better “package and promote” ongoing events to get cross interest from the public and draw people to Milpitas library — something he did while working in Cupertino. “A lot of performing arts stuff,” he said of events he’d like to see showcased including Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, local opera companies and dance groups. “I’d like to package it together where it’s week, after week, after week; it’s really kind of marketing in a way and it’s really ensuring that while we’re talking about one we’re talking about the other and it builds and snowballs. The whole idea is to get people in the door. Plus, you know going to the opera is not cheap and this is free.”.