Entertainment

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

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

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 […]

Click to read more →

Laurel School second grade students perform Shakespeare play

Thumbnail image for Laurel School second grade students perform Shakespeare play

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. . […]

Click to read more →

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

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

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 […]

Click to read more →

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

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

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 […]

Click to read more →

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

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

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 […]

Click to read more →

Hillview Middle School presents Wizard of Oz

Thumbnail image for Hillview Middle School presents Wizard of Oz

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 […]

Click to read more →

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

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

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 […]

Click to read more →

Menlo Park Library presents Eth-Noh-Tec Kinetic Story Theater on March 1

Thumbnail image for Menlo Park Library presents Eth-Noh-Tec Kinetic Story Theater on March 1

The dynamic storytellers from the San Francisco-based duo Eth-Noh-Tec will be performing a special free concert presented by the Menlo Park Library on March 1. The performance, titled Asian Treasure Bag, is a selection of myths & folktales from a variety of Asian cultures. It will take place at 11:00 am at the Menlo Park […]

Click to read more →

Remembering Shirley Temple Black, the gracious children’s theater ticket taker

Thumbnail image for Remembering Shirley Temple Black, the gracious children’s theater ticket taker

Growing up in Menlo Park, I, along with what seemed like the whole neighborhood, attended children’s plays, I think performed at Sequoia High School. What the plays were, I don’t recall, although I enjoyed them. What I do remember quite distinctly is one of the ticket takers, undoubtedly pointed out to me by my mother, […]

Click to read more →

Menlo School presents Thornton Wilder’s Our Town Feb. 6-9

Thumbnail image for Menlo School presents Thornton Wilder’s Our Town Feb. 6-9

The Menlo School Drama Department is presenting Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Our Town, in the Florence Moore Auditorium on the Menlo School campus, 50 Valparaiso Avenue, Atherton, from Feb. 6th to 9th. The performances are at 7:30 pm on Feb. 6-8 and at 2:00 pm on Feb. 9. “Our Town is not a […]

Click to read more →

M-A Dance Team annual show and fundraiser set for Feb. 1 at Performing Arts Center

Thumbnail image for M-A Dance Team annual show and fundraiser set for Feb. 1 at Performing Arts Center

The 11th annual Menlo-Atherton High School Dance team show and fundraiser will take place on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm) at the M-A Performing Arts Center. Both the Varsity and JV dance teams promise an outstanding collection of dance performances including hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, and ballet. It’s an entertaining […]

Click to read more →