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A new hero comes to town in 'Lizard Boy' at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Kirsten "Kiki" deLohr Helland, William A. Williams and Justin Huertas star in “Lizard Boy,” which opens TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s 51st season. Courtesy Alabastro Photography

Not all heroes wear capes — some are covered head-to-toe in scales, like the title character of the new indie folk-rock musical "Lizard Boy," which is in previews Thursday-Friday, Oct. 7-8, and opens Saturday, Oct. 9, running through Oct. 31 at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in Mountain View. "Lizard Boy" opens the company's 51st season.

The show draws inspiration from comic books in the tale of Trevor, the Lizard Boy of the title, who is covered in scales due to a freak childhood accident.

Trevor is kind but also a bit reclusive, though he eventually overcomes his shyness to go out with the charming new-in-town Cary, whom he met online.

Talk about a memorable first date: It turns into a mythological journey that just may end up with saving the world.

Playwright/composer-lyricist Justin Huertas created "Lizard Boy" and plays Trevor. He is joined onstage by William A. Williams as the charismatic Cary and Kirsten "Kiki" deLohr Helland as the villainous Siren, whose voice has been haunting Trevor's dreams.

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"Lizard Boy" was commissioned by the Seattle Repertory Theatre and debuted in 2015. The show's soundtrack has garnered many fans, with over 1 million streams on Spotify.

"Lizard Boy" is presented in person through Oct. 31 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. The show will also be presented via video streaming. For more information, visit theatreworks.org.

Look for interviews with cast members Williams and Helland next week.

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A new hero comes to town in 'Lizard Boy' at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

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Uploaded: Thu, Oct 7, 2021, 5:23 pm

Not all heroes wear capes — some are covered head-to-toe in scales, like the title character of the new indie folk-rock musical "Lizard Boy," which is in previews Thursday-Friday, Oct. 7-8, and opens Saturday, Oct. 9, running through Oct. 31 at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in Mountain View. "Lizard Boy" opens the company's 51st season.

The show draws inspiration from comic books in the tale of Trevor, the Lizard Boy of the title, who is covered in scales due to a freak childhood accident.

Trevor is kind but also a bit reclusive, though he eventually overcomes his shyness to go out with the charming new-in-town Cary, whom he met online.

Talk about a memorable first date: It turns into a mythological journey that just may end up with saving the world.

Playwright/composer-lyricist Justin Huertas created "Lizard Boy" and plays Trevor. He is joined onstage by William A. Williams as the charismatic Cary and Kirsten "Kiki" deLohr Helland as the villainous Siren, whose voice has been haunting Trevor's dreams.

"Lizard Boy" was commissioned by the Seattle Repertory Theatre and debuted in 2015. The show's soundtrack has garnered many fans, with over 1 million streams on Spotify.

"Lizard Boy" is presented in person through Oct. 31 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. The show will also be presented via video streaming. For more information, visit theatreworks.org.

Look for interviews with cast members Williams and Helland next week.

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