Thursday, April 7, 2005
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The Velveteen Rabbit Opens Fri 8pm; continues Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm. “There are two ways to be real,” the Skin Horse says. “The first is when you are real to one special child, and the second is when you are real to the world.” Margery Williams’ beloved tale is faithfully told and carefully expanded for the stage by Philip Grecian. $15/adults; $12/youth (16–22 years old); $9/children (15 and under). SRO Theatre, Monterey Peninsula College. 646-4213 or www.mpcfaculty.net/drama_dept. Ends 4/24.
Wonderland! Opens Fri 7pm; continues Sat 7pm; Sun 2pm. Sitting on the grass, a girl sees a white rabbit with an oversized watch exclaiming, “I’m late!” So begins this musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s beloved tale. When Alice follows the rabbit into his burrow, she falls into an extraordinary world where nonsense rules and nothing is as it seems. $8/adults; $5/children (3 to 12); free/under 3. The Wilson Children’s Theatre, 320 Main St., Salinas. 775-0976. Ends 4/23.
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The Mikado Fri-Sat 8:30pm; Sun 3:30pm. The cheap tailor Ko-Ko was deemed Lord High Executioner under remarkable circumstances and faces a great challenge when the Mikado, Emperor of Japan, sends notice that if an execution does not take place within the month, the Town of Titipu will be dishonored and Ko-Ko himself will lose his head. The opera is considered Gilbert and Sullivan’s best work. $20; $10/children under 12. Fisherman’s Wharf #1, Monterey. 372-1373. Ends 5/8.
Say It With Music Fri-Sat 7pm; Sun 2pm and 5pm. John Harris and Tom Parks present an evening of songs from the golden age of Broadway. $25. Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Guadalupe and 4th, Carmel. 626-3900. Ends 5/1.
Shooting of General Anesthesia Fri-Sat 8pm. The story of a local mercury mine, a sinister confederate spy, a plot twisting telegram, and the murder of none other than Union Colonel Olly Northgate on a secret mission for President Lincoln. $14; $13/seniors; $8/students; $6/active military. The Barbary Coast Theatre. 320 Hoffman at Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. 655-4992. Ends 4/30.
Stones In His Pockets Thurs-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm; Wed 2pm and 7:30pm. Jake and Charlie are thirty somethings who meet when working as extras on a big American movie being shot in Ireland. Charlie’s video shop in Ballycastle has gone bankrupt and Jake has returned to Kerry after a futile few years in the US. The movie is a wonderful break from worrying about their futures. $22-$30/adults; $15-$25/seniors and students; $6/children under 12. Circle Theatre, Casanova between 8th and 9th, Carmel. 622-0100, www.pacrep.org or www.ticketguys.com. Ends 4/24.