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On Stage'Take My Spouse, Please'
This standup comedy show at the Oshman Family JCC will feature Dani Klein Modisett, Dan Bucatinsky and Joan Rater celebrating Modisett's new book "Take My Spouse, Please." Cocktails will be on hand. Aug. 30, 6-8:30 p.m. $20 member; $25 general public; $30 at the door. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
On Stage'The Addams Family'
Redwood City Community Theatre will present a production of "The Addams Family," a musical comedy about a demented family whose daughter falls in love with a "normal" boy. Aug. 21-30, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $25 general; $35 reserved; $15 senior (age 70 plus), student; $65 four-ticket package. Carrington Hall, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City.
On Stage'West Side Story'
Broadway By The Bay will present a production of the monumental musical "West Side Story," a drama set in 1950s New York about two young lovers caught up in a conflict between street gangs, with a score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. See website for specific dates and times. Friday-Sunday, Aug. 14-30, 2 or 8 p.m. $47-$69. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City.
On StageWheel Funny Comedy
Wheel Funny Comedy will return to Freewheel Brewing Company, offering a show hosted by Phil Griffiths with a lineup of top Bay Area comedians. There is no cover charge for the show. Sept. 5, 8-10 p.m. Free. Freewheel Brewing Company, 3736 Florence St., Redwood City.
On Stage'The Voice of the Prairie'
Dragon Productions will next stage the contemporary play by John Olive, "The Voice of the Prairie." The story follows an early radio broadcaster named Davey Quinn who is reunited with Frankie, a blind girl he once saved from her abusive father. Aug. 20-Sept. 13, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $10-$35. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.
On Stage'The Country House'
In a Northern California premiere, TheatreWorks will stage a production of "The Country House," a recent Broadway hit by Donald Margulies about a stage and film star who brings her show-biz family to the Berkshires for a summer stock season. There will be no show on Sept. 15; see website for specific times. Tuesday-Sunday, Aug. 26-Sept. 20, 2, 7 or 8:30 p.m. $19-$74. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
The Palo Alto Players will offer a production of the musical "Chicago," a satire on celebrity and the justice system in 1920s America that focuses on a pair of women on trial for murder. The show is recommended for ages 13 and up. Student, senior and military ticket discounts are available. Sept. 11-27, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $35-$49. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
On Stage'Dead Man's Cell Phone'
Bus Barn Theater will next perform a production of "Dead Man's Cell Phone," a surreal comedy that investigates assumptions about morality, redemption and connection in a tech-crazed world. See website for specific dates; there will be no show on Sept. 6. Sept. 3-27, Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $18-$36. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.