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It’s left to an angel watching over George — Heggie and Scheer make Clarence, the angel in Capra’s film, into the sweetly empathetic female Clara — to make him see that his life is far too precious to waste. Heggie, who has revised the opera since its outings in Houston and Indiana, delivers a score filled with exuberance and longing. It’s a shapely mix of arias, duets, and ensembles, with outstanding writing for chorus and many highlights throughout: character-defining numbers for George, a vibrant quartet in Act I, and a beautiful Act II duet for Clara and George’s wife, Mary Heath, and a big, show-stopping finale.

There are times where the music — most of which carried over from Disney’s 1991 animated version — becomes almost overbearing, especially during the finale, when the music and the story line seem to be competing for your attention, But the performances are winning, Stevens, as The Beast, and Evans, as Gaston, manage to not get lost in the glare of Watson’s on-screen dazzle, And Gaston’s villainy is tempered nicely by his sidekick, LeFou  (the always fun Josh Gad), LeFou’s obvious love for the colorful ballerina shoes, ethnic linen, ballet flats with super soft soles, women slip on shoes - fany rugged Gaston is a moderately funny subplot throughout the movie, But if you are curious about the much-hyped “exclusively gay” moment Disney promises, forget it, It seems more like a marketing gimmick than anything else, Blink and you’ll miss it..

Hillbarn Theatre.”See How They Run.” By Philip King. Preview Jan. 24, runs Jan. 25 through Feb. 10. Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd. Foster City. $34. http://hillbarntheatre.org or 650-349-6411. Broadway San Jose. “Rock of Ages,” Jan. 29-Feb. 3, $20-$75. Blue Man Group, April 2-7, $20-$82. “Billy Elliot The Musical,” May 7-12, $20-$75. Green Day’s “American Idiot,” June 4-9, $20-$75. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose. 408-792-4111 or www.broadwaysanjose.com.

Cal Performances director Matías Tarnopolsky, who has been enthusiastically on board from the start, notes that the production posed some logistical challenges, “It’s an enormous undertaking, with partners from around the world,” he said, But Cal Performances brings international music, dance and theater companies to Berkeley throughout the year, and as artists arrived and rehearsals began, Tarnopolsky said the production was coming together beautifully, As part of his Berkeley RADICAL initiative, the company is presenting free ancillary events: talks, dance workshops, even a Rameau listening party, Shepard will join McGegan in a discussion colorful ballerina shoes, ethnic linen, ballet flats with super soft soles, women slip on shoes - fany about the original 1745 score..

A Reading by Natasha Tretheway. United States Poet Laureate. 8 p.m. Nov. 5. Cemax Auditorium, Knight Management Center, Stanford University. Free. 650-723-0011 or https://arts.stanford.edu/events/2012/2012-11-05-reading-natasha-trethewey. Adam Johnson. “The Orphan Master’s Son.” 4:15 p.m. Nov. 6. Serra House, Stanford University. Free. 650-723-1994 or https://arts.stanford.edu/events/2012/2012-11-06-artists-salon-featuring-adam-johnson. Beverly Bie Brahic and Phyllis Stowell. “White Sheets.” 6 p.m. Nov. 7. Stanford Bookstore. Free. https://arts.stanford.edu/events/2012/2012-11-07-reading-signing-beverley-bie-brahic-phyllis-stowell.