Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet: Alonzo King is a master storyteller, and his latest evening-length ballet, “Scheherazade,” seems like an ideal pairing of choreographer and theme. He not only recasts the beloved, ancient tales collected in “1,001 Nights,” King once again joins forces with composer and tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, who has rearranged the classic Rimsky-Korsakov score, adding traditional Persian instruments to the Western orchestration. Details: Oct. 14-24; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, S.F.; $25-$75; 415-978-2787, www.ybca.org.
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Highlights. Randy Newman (June 28): The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is one of the most accomplished songwriters of all time, having scored six Grammys, three Emmys and two Academy Awards during his brilliant career. Hot Club of San Francisco, the celebrated “gypsy jazz” outfit, opens the show. Mary Chapin Carpenter (Aug. 2): Her Grammy-winning, platinum-selling catalog is packed with such country hits as “Passionate Kisses,” “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her” and “I Feel Lucky.” Sri Lankan-American folk-rocker Bhi Bhiman is also on the bill.
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Palo Alto Players. “The Heiress.” Jan. 17-Feb. 2. By Ruth and Augustus Goetz; suggested by the Henry James novel “Washington Square.” “Catherine’s opulent, but sheltered, world is interrupted by the attentions of a charismatic young suitor.” Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $10-$42. 650-329-0891 or www.paplayers.org. TheatreWorks. ”Silent Sky.” By Lauren Gunderson. Previews Jan. 15-17, opens Jan. 18, runs through Feb. 9. Directed by Meredith McDonough. “The story of Henrietta Leavitt, an early 20th-century astronomer struggling for recognition in a man’s industry.” Previews at 8 p.m. Thereafter, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays; 7 p.m. Sundays. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $19 (30 and under)-$73 (savings available for educators and seniors). theatreworks.org or 650-463-1960.
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