Entertainment

Mamma Mia! Mother’s Day sing-along set for May 10

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The City of Menlo Park Community Services Department has teamed up with Guggenheim Entertainment to put together an interactive fun-filled afternoon at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center – a Mamma Mia! Mother’s Day sing-along featuring the popular ABBA songs on May 10 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite […]

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Benefit for Nine Lives Foundation at Freewheel Brewing Company on May 10

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Two events will take place this Saturday, May 10 at Freewheel Brewing Company, both benefiting Nine Lives Foundation. There will be children’s activities from noon to 2:00 pm and then at 7:00 Hardly Strictly Jazz and Doug Young will appear in concert. According to its website, Nine Lives Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit, no-kill cat welfare […]

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Arrr! The Pirates of Penzance invades Menlo School for two weekends in May

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In 1879, Gilbert and Sullivan staged their comic opera The Pirates of Penzance on Broadway. An irreverent parody of paternal affections, young love, social class and Victorian morals, as well as a dig on “pirates” stealing their copyrights, the show’s winning combination of song, dance, action, and romance made it a commercial success. Over the […]

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Menlo College celebrates “Aloha Aku, Aloha Mai” with its 23rd annual Hawai’ian luau on April 5

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Menlo College presents its 23rd annual authentic lu`au on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The event will include Hawaiian food, music, and dance featuring 30 Menlo College students and staff. Hawaiian music will be performed by Na Hoku Hanohano award winner, Hoku Zuttermeister. “This year, the lu’au will be simple island style with the students putting […]

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Menlowe Ballet launches spring season April 4-6 and extends community involvement

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Menlowe Ballet returns to the stage with Transcendence April 4-6 at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (555 Middlefield Road, Atherton). Featuring works by Artistic Director Michael Lowe and guest choreographer Dennis Nahat the program includes Lowe’s Tribute, Nahat’s Pas de Cinq and the premiere of Lowe’s Transcendence, a Chinese cultural contemporary work. In response to its […]

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Laurel School second grade students perform Shakespeare play

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InMenlo photographer Laura Hamilton (whose photos accompany this post) forwarded this email from Laurel School second grade teacher Jeriann Hirsch about the Shakespeare play performed by the schools’ students this past Friday: “Every year I see how much kids are touched by doing this Shakespeare play. It’s a tremendous amount of work for them. . […]

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Spotted: Purdue Glee Club performing at Menlo-Atherton High School

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A number of Menlo-Atherton High School students were lucky enough to witness a special performance from the Purdue Glee Club, held in M-A’s Performing Arts Center on March 19. Small talk was quick to fade as the students settled into their seats.. The singers ran down the aisles and spread themselves out all over the […]

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with tales of magic and blarney on March 22

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Today is the first St. Patrick’s Day to be celebrated following the signing of the historic friendship agreement between Menlo Park and Galway City (which includes the townland of Menlo) last October. As part of this year’s celebration, the Menlo Park Library along with the Menlo Park Historical Association and TWO MENLOS is sponsoring an […]

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M-Ake Dreams Come True is theme of M-A Fashion Show taking place on March 22

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This year’s Menlo-Atherton High School  Fashion Show will be held Saturday, March 22, in the M-A Performing Arts Center. There will be three performances at 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm, with a catered luncheon option offered at 11:45 am before the 1:00 pm show that includes reserved seating. This annual PTA fundraiser — a […]

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Hillview Middle School presents Wizard of Oz

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There’s The Wiz, there’s Wicked, and all variations thereof, but nothing beats the original Wizard of Oz! Hillview Middle School Drama brings us this classic from 75 years ago, double-casting to make room for the participation of almost 60 students. Tania Merolla and Kayla Kranen star as little Dorothy Gale, guiding us through the story […]

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Seussical the Musical brings Dr. Seuss characters to life in Menlo-Atherton High School production

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Menlo-Atherton High School sophomore Lucy Hall (pictured above) was one busy person when we stopped at the Performing Arts Center during a recent rehearsal of Seussical the Musical, the Drama Department’s spring production, which will premiere Friday, Feb. 28. Although she’s been involved in theater since she was in first grade, it was as an actor […]

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