He confesses that he’s not certain, adding, “but I think it’s really important to get that bit right.”. That ingenious joke alone showed the promise that the rest of the show might achieve if there were any grit to the wordplay. Suddenly “Something Rotten” had the delicious allure of the zeitgeist. Instead of making fun of low-hanging camp fruit like “Cats” and “Hair,” the musical finally touched a nerve beyond kitsch. If the writers had a few more zingers like that in this Elizabethan reboot, the comedy would be truly fresh.
American modern dance’s other creative juggernaut ballet shoes kenya rolls in as San Francisco Performances presents the Paul Taylor Dance Company May 1-5 at YBCA’s Lam Research Theater, Taylor, still a prolific dancemaker at 82, presents three programs, each featuring a West Coast or Bay Area premiere and a beloved classic, Tickets: $35-$60, 415-978-2787, www.sfperformances.org, San Francisco Ballet presents the world premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s dark and beautiful production of “Cinderella” May 3-12, A co-production with Dutch National Ballet, Wheeldon’s ballet is based more on the Brothers Grimm than Perrault’s “Cinderella,” familiar through the Disney film, Featuring Prokofiev’s dramatic score, puppetry by Obie Award-winner Basil Twist and sets and costumes by Julian Crouch, the production is a major new addition to the ballet’s repertoire..
The Fox on the Fairway: Los Altos Stage Company presents a farce about the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Through Dec. 14. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos Hills. $18-$34. losaltosstage.org, 650-941-0551. Sing with Mission Valley Chorus: Are you a woman who loves to sing? Do you want to experience the joy of singing every week? The Mission Valley Chorus invites you sing with the group. Visit any Tuesday, 7:15-10 p.m., at Nordahl Hall, 580 W. Parr Ave., Los Gatos. mis sionvalley.org.
Sheriff Candidates Forum: The Leagues of Women Voters of Santa Clara County will sponsor a forum for candidates in the June 5 race for Santa Clara County Sheriff, followed by a one-hour review of June ballot measures, May 16, 7-9 p.m, Cupertino Community Hall, ballet shoes kenya 10350 Torre Ave., Cupertino, Wild Game Feed: The Cupertino Host Lions Club holds its annual Chicken, Corn and Sausage Feed, Aug, 18, 2-6 p.m, Blackberry Farm, 21979 San Fernando Ave., Cupertino, $10-$30, For tickets, call Howard Jensen at 408-209-7251 or visit chickenandcornfeed.org..
Please know, I have zero interest in talking anyone into being a parent or stepparent. It has to be what you want, fully and freely. But that’s why it’s so important for you to think it through carefully, and choose. What you “hear” only counts if you’re just looking for an out. DEAR CAROLYN: Whenever I am quiet or thinking or distracted or frustrated (it happens — I use Windows), my wife asks if I’m mad at her. If I say no — well, I’m not — it might become, “Why are you mad?” or, “I feel like you’re mad at me.”.
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