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Music is in the air and on the stages of South Bay this month – The Mercury News

Smuin artists Claire Buehler (left), Tess Lane, Brennan Wall and Brandon Alexander perform in Amy Seiwert’s world premiere of “French Kiss,” which will be featured in Smuin’s “Dance Series 2” May 25-28 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts is presented. (Photo by Chris Hardy)

The merry month of May brings a host of new theater productions to the South Bay.

The South Bay Musical Theater is staging “Singin’ in the Rain” May 13-June 3 at the Saratoga Civic Theater, 13777 Fruitvale Ave. in Saratoga. The musical is based on the 1952 MGM film and features a book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green with lyrics by Arthur Freed. Tickets are $28-$53 at or 408-266-4734.

May 19th is opening night for the Santa Clara Players’ “Tangled Webbs,” the story of a wealthy family who plot to save Webb’s fortune in many crazy ways. Directed by Dave Leon, Webbs runs through June 10 at the Hall Pavilion of the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara. Tickets are $10-23 at or 408-248-7993.

John Alasdair Fraser and the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers are coming to the Spangenberg Theater in Palo Alto on Saturday, May 20 for one night only. The rousing evening of music begins at 7 p.m. for two hours. Tickets range from $14 to $28 at

Lamplighters Music Theater will open “By Georges!” on May 20th and 21st. for three performances at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Described as a day in the life of the legendary Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the production is directed by Celine Ricci, with musical direction by Mary Chun. Tickets are $73-$78 at

West Bay Opera is staging Mozart’s The Flying Dutchman at the Lucie Stern Theater from May 26th to June 4th. Tickets range from $35 to $82 at or 650-424-9999.

Smuin Contemporary Ballet concludes its season at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts “Smuin’s Dance Series 2” May 25-28. The program includes a world premiere by the choreographer Amy Seiwert to the sounds of Pink Martini. Also on the program is Michael Smuin’s ‘Dream’, performed for the first time in two decades. Tickets are $25-$99 at or 650-903-6000.

Wrapping up their three-week run at the Hillbarn Theater in Foster City comes Mel Brooks’ slapstick comedy The Producers. It runs until Sunday May 14th. For more information and tickets ($32-$60), visit or call 650-349-6411.

Looking ahead, the Los Altos Stage Company will stage Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Sunday in the Park with George” June 1-25. More information and tickets are available at


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