Scorsese and Robert DeNiro, who won an Oscar playing the 1950s-era middleweight boxer, are not involved in the sequel in any way. William Forsythe (Boardwalk Empire) plays the aging LaMotta and Mojean Aria plays him as a younger man. Cloris Leachman, Penelope Ann Miller, Joe Mantagne, Tom Sizemore, and Paul Sorvino are also set to star. Just a couple of days after screenwriter Reid Carolin said a Broadway show was in the works, Deadline reported that Soderbergh and Tatum are on board as producers (along with Carolin, Gregory Jacobs and Nick Wechsler) and “Magic Mike: The Musical” will be ready for next summer.
Hillsdale High School, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” By William Shakespeare, A hip-hop-inspired production directed by Allison Gamlen, March 7-11, Hillsdale’s Little Theater, 3115 Del Monte St, ,San Mateo, $10-$15, www.hillsdalehigh.com/drama or 650-558.2634, North Star Academy, “Anything Goes.” By Cole Porter, 7 p.m, March 8-10 and 2 p.m, March 11, McKinley Auditorium, 400 Duane St., Redwood ballet slippers adults City, $8-$14, www.northstartix.com, “Cotton Patch Gospel.” 3 p.m, March 18, Performed by John and Beth Chase, Benefit for Dar al-Kalima College through Bright Stars of Bethlehem, Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto, $5-$15, 650-494-1212..
Opening Dec. 13, “It’s a Wonderful Life” is the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman for the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty. George’s guardian angel descends on Christmas Eve to save him from despair. Performances are 7 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 20, 21 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22 at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St. Adult tickets are $10, students and seniors $8 and children $5. Seniors pay $5 at both matinees. For tickets, call 925-216-4613 or go to www.srctgrp.org.
“Skyline College saved my life! Thanks to Skyline College, I achieved educational, career, personal achievement,” said an emotional Higgins as she thanked numerous faculty members and staff and the President’s Innovation Fund, “I have now graduated from Skyline College with an ballet slippers adults associate degree; transferred to San Francisco State University with honors; became a leader in the school community and involved in social justice issues; and graduated with a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Arts degree (College of Ethnic Studies) from SFSU, I am a professional woman who has determined career goals, has achieved educational achievement, and is self-sufficient; no longer a CalWORKS (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids) recipient!”..
She is backed up by a genuinely touching performance (vocal and otherwise) from Jihn Sabir as the proud, strong-willed Sofia, who loves Mr. _____’s rather innocuous son Harpo (Brian M. Landry). Her rendition of “Hell No!” is a hoot. While Landry does right in his vocalizations, his acting range is minimal. Nevertheless, director Foster coaxes as much as she can from him, and when the lanky Landry and the rather voluptuous Sabir get together, their sexual attraction is evident and they shoot sparks everywhere.