Broadway By the Bay. “Les Miserables.” March 6-22, Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City; and March 28-April 5, Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. Featuring Adam Campbell (Jean Valjean), Anthony Bernal (Javert), Mia Fryvecind (Fantine), Joseph Hudelson (Thenardier), Melissa Reinertson (Madame Thenardier), Jason Rehklau (Marius), Matthew Provencal (Enjolras), Eponine (Rachel LaFollette), Samantha Cardenas (Cosette), William Lipton (Gavroche) and Allayna Slate and Eva Colliou (Young Cosette/Eponine). Directed by Jasen Jeffrey. $47-$69 in Redwood City, 650-579-5565 or broadwaybythebay.org. $39 to $59 in Monterey, 831-649-1070 or goldenstatetheatre.com.
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As the title suggests, the program features dances set to music performed at each show live by local vocal ensembles. Any new work by veteran choreographer Val Caniparoli is reason to celebrate, and this world premiere is set to the iconic 19th-century popular songs of Stephen Foster, performed by the Derek Tam-directed 14-voice Berkeley Community Chamber Singers. The prolific choreographic partners Janice Garrett and Charles Moulten found inspiration for their world premiere in a much earlier composer, drawing on the songs of 11th-century mystic Hildegard von Bingen performed by the nine women of Vajra Voices.
A new show (Dec, 5-8) and two brand new graduate programs in the dance department at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga promise release, For the eight seniors presenting their work at the annual fall concert, wedding ballet shoes in ivory cotton with ivory ties vintage elegant flats “Horizons,” four years of study and reflection will burst forth in the form of choreography, Professor Catherine Marie Davalos, also the school’s director of dance, says themes of survival and struggle braid themselves into the student pieces’ classic stories of good and evil and of free will and fate, Lighter fare, in Jenny Glosser’s “Tap That,” and Christina Nelson’s yet-to-be-titled childlike exploration of adult situations, expands the evening’s emotional range, A dance by Martha Claire Pile, faculty member Jia Wu’s, “Broken Windows, Damaged Hinges” and Kelsey Peterson’s “From the Dust,” will be on the program and will represent SMC at next April’s American College Dance Festival Association’s West Region Conference in Arizona..
Mr. DeSoto was preceded in death by his parents, John and Bertha DeSoto of Castro Valley, his beloved wife of 52 years, Louise, and his oldest son, Syd. He is survived by his son and caregiver, Carl, of Milpitas: his daughter Sylvia Lindgren, son-in-law Brian Lindgren, and two grandsons, Caleb and Adam Lindgren, all of the Seattle area; his sister, Virginia Cook of Alabama; and his brother, Roger DeSoto of Union City; and “adopted daughter” (foreign exchange student), Tomoe Fujimoto of Tokyo, Japan. He is greatly missed by all who knew him.