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On StageSing a Song of Sondheim: The Society Cabaret Tribute
Society Cabaret will perform songs from the Award-winning Broadway composer, including pieces from "West Side Story" and "Sweeney Todd," at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 27 at the Firehouse Arts Center, transformed into a cabaret-style theater for the occasion. Cellar Door will be on hand with small plates, chocolates, wine and other beverages available for purchase. Tickets are $27 for main floor (table) seating, and $22 for balcony. Call 931-4848 or go to www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
On StageTri-Valley High: The Series
Creatures of Impulse, the Bay Area’s award-winning teen improv troupe, presents their summer classic at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 16-30 at Firehouse Arts Center. See the episodic, live, improvised teen soap opera. Audience members help create the characters and plot for this interactive adventure. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Call 931-4848 or go to www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
On StageThe Pirates of Penzance
Let out a lusty "Aaaargh" for one of the most popular comic operas of all time. A beloved tale of tenderhearted pirates, bumbling British bobbies, a Major-General well-versed in everything but military matters, and his bevy of beautiful daughters. The show runs at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 23-24 at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $25-$47. Call 373-6800 or go to lamplighters.org/season/season.html. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.
On StageO'Neill Festival Sneak Peek Preview
Get the inside scoop from the directors, actors and designers who will bring these classics to life: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams (Sept. 5-20, Village Theatre, Danville), and "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O’Neill (Sept. 19-28, Old Barn at Tao House, Danville). Join the sneak peak of the O'Neill Festival at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Pleasanton Library. Go to www.eugeneoneill.org. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
See Verdi's "Rigoletto," a social commentary on a corrupt and abusive nobility, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays, Sept. 27-Oct. 5 at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $39-$84. Call 230-8385 or go to http://www.livermorevalleyopera.com/seasons/2014/rigoletto.php. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.