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On StageNight at the Improv
Join San Ramon Improv U for an interactive evening of improvisational comedy at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the Front Row Theater in San Ramon. The show is created on the spot with the help of the audience. Not suitable for under 18. Tickets are $10. Call 973-3343 or go to www.sanramonperformingarts.com. Front Row Theater, 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon.
One of the best stage thrillers of all time, "Sleuth" has been wowing audiences with its breathtaking surprises and revelations for decades. Successful British mystery writer Andrew Wyck invites his wife's lover to his mansion and proposes an intricate scheme in which they can all come out winners. Showing from March 28-April 26 at Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Tickets are $33-$57. Call 943-7469 or go to http://www.centerrep.org/season1314/sleuth.php. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.
On StageRobert Moses'Kin
Robert Moses is known for creative and powerful choreography. The company presents a fusion of different dance styles and genres like jazz, hip-hop, gospel music and balletic movements on Saturday, May 10 at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center in San Ramon. It is one of the most energizing dance companies in America. Tickets are $34. Call 973-3343 or go to www.sanramonperformingarts.com. Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, 10550 Albion Road, San Ramon.
On StageRole Players Ensemble Presents 'Ruddigore'
Combine a witch’s curse, a haunted castle and a chorus of professional bridesmaids and you have Gilbert & Sullivan’s "Ruddigore," a comic feast for the senses. Experience Role Players Ensemble’s innovative take on the fantastical world of Ruddigore Castle and its residents, both living and dead, from 8-10 p.m., Fridays-Sundays, April 18-May 10 at the Village Theatre. Tickets are $20-$28. Call 314-3400 or go to www.RolePlayersEnsemble.com. Village Theatre, 233 Front St., Danville.
On StageCompany C Contemporary Ballet Spring Program
Thursday-Saturday, May 8-10, 2014 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 11 at 1 p.m. Company C Contemporary Ballet closes its 2014 season at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, May 8-11 at Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek with world premieres by Maurice Causey and Charles Moulton. Tickets are $25, $38 or $48. Call 943-7469 or go to http://www.companycballet.org. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.
On Stage'The Real Housewives of Walnut Creek: The Musical'
Meet the wives: Joanne, Penny, Babette, Beezus and Lulu AKA: The Real Housewives of Walnut Creek. They are the ladies who have it all. Or do they? Secrets, lies, and betrayal are at the center of this hilarious romp inspired by the infamous reality series. The show runs at 8:15 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and at 2:15 p.m. Sundays, April 17-May 11 at Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Tickets are $25-$44. Call 943-7469 or go to http://www.centerrep.org/season1314/realhousewives.php. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.
On StageDisney's 'Beauty and the Beast, Jr.'
Step into the enchanted world of Beauty and the Beast featuring songs from the academy award-winning animated feature. The musical, presented by teens, dishes out plenty of entertainment at 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 23-25 at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center in San Ramon. Times may vary. Tickets are $10. Call 973-3343 or go to www.sanramonperformingarts.com. Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, 10550 Albion Road, San Ramon.
On StageThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
A hilarious tale of over-achievers’ angst, "Spelling Bee" chronicles the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. It is a riotous Tony-award winning musical comedy about trying to stand out and fit in at the same time. The show runs Wednesdays-Sundays, May 16-June 21. Tickets are $37-$65. Call 943-7469 or go to http://www.centerrep.org/season1314/spellingbee.php. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.
On StageCarolina Lugo's & Carolé Acuña's Ballet Flamenco
Are you in need of a sultry Spanish night or a boheiman adventure? Brace yourself for a night of resonating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar, from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month at Stelle Bistro in Walnut Creek. Go to carolinalugo.com for tickets are more information. Stelle Bistro, 1403 Locust St.., Walnut Creek.