In fact, there are some downright disturbing aspects, including heedlessness of sexual consent played for laughs (“Tell me more, tell me more, did she put up a fight?”) and an ending that implies that sometimes you have to give up who you are to win your man. At least the songs are catchy. The wholesome new girl at school, Sandy (Catherine Bartomeo as prim ingenue), fell in love with a boy named Danny over the summer, but when she gets to Rydell High, she finds he’s changed. A member of a gang that hangs out smoking, stealing hub caps and bullying other kids, Danny (insecurely swaggering Massimo Cardarelli) basically blows her off because he feels he has to act so macho around his pals: car-obsessed and misogynistic Kenickie (a prickly Michael Doppe), awkward Doody (a goofy Chris Aceves), mooning-obsessed Rump (sympathetically shy Matt Haupert) and aggressively libidinous Sonny (strutting Joren Reyes).
Zoppé – An Italian Family Circus, Through Oct, 26, 1455 Madison Ave., Red Morton Park, Redwood City, $10-$25, 650-780-7586 or www.redwoodcity.org/events/zoppe.html, Smuin Ballet, “Uncorked: The Christmas vernis ballet slippers #6 essie Ballet.” Dec, 10-14, 8 p.m, Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m, Saturday, 2 p.m, Sunday, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, $49-$68 (fees may apply; discounts available), 650-903-6000 or www.smuinballet.org, Moscow Ballet, “Great Russian Nutcracker.” 4 and 8 p.m, Dec, 19, Flint Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, $30, (Discounts available.) Ticketmaster 800-345-7000 or www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets..
Speech Therapy Mini-Symposium: People with Parkinson disease, family members and healthcare professionals are invited to attend a free symposium on speech disorders and speech treatment for PD. Sept. 7, 12:30-2:30 p.m. The Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center, 675 Almanor Ave., Sunnyvale. Free. RSVP to 888-438-5788, info@LSVTGlobal.com or www.lsvtglobal.com. Santa Clara Valley Green Gardener Training Program: Become a trained green gardener. The Santa Clara Valley Green Gardener certification program is a 10-week course that trains landscape professionals in green gardening practices. Classes are taught in English (Wednesdays) and Spanish (Thursdays) from 4-6 p.m. starting Sept. 12. Scholarships up to $80 are available for landscape maintenance professionals. Adult and Community Education (ACE) of Fremont / Sunnyvale Cupertino Union High School District, 591 W. Fremont Ave., Sunnyvale. $120 per person (scholarships available); either class. 408-522-2713, www.mywatershedwatch.org/ggclasses.html.
Warpaint: The L.A, indie-rock act is on the vernis ballet slippers #6 essie road in support of its third studio effort, “Heads Up.” (8 p.m, Oct, 12; Fillmore, S.F.; $27.50, www.livenation.com), Thelonious Monk’s 99th Birthday Party: Three gifted pianists — Barry Harris, Fred Hersh and Eric Reed — pay tribute to the jazz legend, (7:30 p.m, Oct, 10; SFJAZZ Center, S.F.; $25-$65, www.sfjazz.org), Fitz and the Tantrums: The L.A, dance-pop outfit certainly knows how to fashion a catchy hit, The latest example is the omnipresent “HandClap.” (8 p.m, Oct, 12; Fox Theater, Oakland; $35, www.ticketmaster.com)..
Tryouts for the fall rec teams will be held on Aug. 20–noon-2 p.m. for 16U and 2-4:30 p.m. for 14U–at Bagby Park in San Jose. Contact Todd Osborne at toddwosborne@ gmail.com. Xperience tryouts The Nor Cal Xperience, a 14-and-under girls fastpitch softball team, will hold tryouts for fall season on Aug. 11, 5-7 p.m., and Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Del Mar High School softball field. For more information, contact Scott Einhorn at 408.504.8360 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Emerge 5K The Emerge 5K Country Redneck Run will be held Aug. 6, beginning at Almaden Lake. The 9:30 a.m. start follows an 8:30 a.m. registration and 9 a.m. country line dance warm-up. Online registration fee is $30 for adults and $15 for children ($35 for adults, $20 for children on race day) and proceeds from the event will benefit Journey for Jessica and The International Brain Research Foundation. Visit emergejfj.com. Giants camp The San Jose Giants will hold their 10th annual baseball summer camp for boys and girls ages 7-14 on Aug. 15-18 at San Jose Municipal Stadium. Camps focus on baseball fundamentals and camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The cost is $315 and includes a T-shirt, lunch and tickets to a San Jose Giants game. For more information, visit sjgiants.com or contact Matt Alongi at MattAlongi@sjgiants.com or 408.380.4509. Report an errorPolicies and StandardsContact UsSubscribe Today!All Access Digital offer for just 99 cents!blog comments powered by DisqusGet Morning Report and other email newsletters.