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On Stage'The Snow Queen' by Bayer Ballet
Bayer Ballet Company will put on two productions of the ballet "The Snow Queen," a story about a spell capturing a young boy and his friend's adventure to rescue him. Dec. 20, 5:30 p.m.; Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m. $40 orchestra level; $30 balcony. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
On Stage'A Year with Frog and Toad'
Palo Alto Children's Theatre will hold a production of "A Year with Frog and Toad: Theatre for Young Audiences," a musical based on Arnold Lobel's classic books about two great friends. Performances are about 70 minutes long. Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 11-21, see website for specific dates and times. $12 child; $14 adult. Palo Alto Children's Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
On Stage'Super Villain!'
This irreverent comedy, written and directed by the Pear's James Kopp, will center on the super villain The Remote -- after he has defeated his nemesis -- while he explores issues of love and identity. Attendees must be age 13 or older. See the website for exact times and dates. Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 4-21, 2, 7 or 8 p.m. $15. The Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Unit K, Mountain View.
On StageChopshticks With Comedian Cathy Ladman
This holiday comedy event will feature comedian Cathy Ladman and a Chinese food buffet from Hunan Garden. Dec. 24, 7:30-9 p.m. $55 member or student, $60 general in advance; $65 at the door. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
On Stage'Peter and the Starcatcher'
TheatreWorks will stage a holiday production of "Peter and the Starcatcher," a Tony Award-winning, adventure-filled sequel to "Peter Pan." See website for specific dates, timing and pricing. Dec. 3-Jan. 3. $19-$74. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
On StageGunn Choir/Staff Musical
Gunn High School will perform its annual choir/staff musical, an original production with comedy, dancing, costumes and energetic music. Feb. 4 and 5, 8 p.m. Tickets available beginning in January. Gunn High School, Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
On Stage'2 Pianos 4 Hands'
TheatreWorks will put on a production of "2 Pianos 4 Hands," a comic coming-of-age story about two piano students who fall just short of stardom. Featured music will range from Bach and Beethoven to Scott Joplin and Jerry Lee Lewis. See website for specific times, dates and pricing. Jan. 14-Feb. 8. $19- $74; discounts available for educators, seniors, those age 30 and under. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
Lamplighters Music Theatre will offer two performances of the operetta by Leonard Bernstein, "Candide," a madcap journey around the world. Feb. 21 and 22, 8 p.m. $25-$53. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.