Wednesday, November 27, 2013 | return to: calendar, theater


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Ariel Dance Troupe. Performance by Israeli company celebrates Jewish heritage and Israeli history. Followed by a discussion about life and politics in town of Ariel. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 7 p.m. $18 suggested.


“The Jewish Nutcracker”
“The Jewish Nutcracker”
While visions of latkes danced in their heads. The Children’s Creativity Museum will present five performances of “The Jewish Nutcracker,” a takeoff on the holiday play scored by Tchaikovsky. The story begins with a modern-day Hanukkah party in San Francisco and continues as a teenage girl’s grandfather tells her an ancient tale of Jews fighting for religious freedom in the form of a dream sequence, unfolding as a ballet of cultural dance. 2 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Children’s Creativity Museum Theater, 221 Fourth St., S.F. $18-$32. Also Dec. 7-8.


“Tevye and His Daughters.” Staged reading of the play based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 8 p.m. Also Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. $8-$15.


“Oy Vey in a Manger.” The Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, also known as the Kinsey Sicks, presents a cappella singing, biting wit and over-the-top-drag. Also starring Congregation Ner Shalom’s spiritual leader Reb Irwin Keller. At Person Theatre, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 7:30 p.m. $30-$50.


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