The author disliked how her no-nonsense magical nanny character was sentimentalized in the 1964 movie. The tensions between her and Disney were dramatized in the 2013 movie “Saving Mr. Banks,” which itself was a Disney film and depicts Travers as gradually being won over, which is far from the case. When the 2004 musical’s producer and co-creator, Cameron Mackintosh, got Travers’ permission for a theatrical adaptation, she stipulated that no one involved in the Disney film could be involved in the play. That included the movie’s songwriters, brothers Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman, so all the new songs were created by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. The final agreement, however, did allow the stage version to use many of the iconic songs from the film.
• • • • •, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” SAP Center, 525 W, San Carlos St., San Jose, The story of a runaway honey, hand embroidered, slip on flats, ballet flats, handmade in guatemala, guipil textiles seeking shelter from the cold, only to experience visions of an abandoned concert hall’s past, 7:30 p.m, $28-$66.50, 800.745.3000, • • • • •, Carriage Rides, Downtown Los Gatos, The annual carriage rides are back and will run through Dec, 23, Horse-drawn carriages take riders through the historic downtown area, For more information or to schedule a ride, visit losgatoschamber.com or call 408.354.9300..
Although Portman and Kunis were longtime friends, the director kept the two apart for nearly the entire 42-day filming process. While Portman was long slated for the movie, Kunis, 27, (best known for her role on the long-running sitcom “That ’70s Show”) was brought in only months before production began. Portman, who knew that Kunis had dance experience, recommended her friend to Aronofsky. He had seen Kunis in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” and the two met via iChat. A few online video conversations later, he had hired her.
Bay Choral Guild, “Ein deutsches Requiem” by honey, hand embroidered, slip on flats, ballet flats, handmade in guatemala, guipil textiles Johannes Brahms, 4:30 p.m, Nov, 23, All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto, $5-$25, http://baychoralguild.org, Mighty Mike Schermer (Club Fox Blues Jam), 7 p.m, Nov, 26, Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, $7, 877-435-9849 or www.clubfoxrwc.com, Petty Theft: San Francisco Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 8 p.m, Nov, 28, Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, $18, 877-435-9849 or www.clubfoxrwc.com, Sing and Play The Bing, 7:30 p.m, Dec, 6, Featuring Peninsula Women’s Chorus, the Chinese Performing Arts of America and Tezkatlipoka Aztec Dance and Drum, Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford, Free, 650-724-2464 or live.stanford.edu..
Former Symantec CEO John Thompson, who serves on SVEF’s advisory board, says Greene’s commitment to combining technology and education make her an excellent selection. “She combines a passion for both worlds in making a positive impact in the lives of others,” he said. The 12th annual Pioneers & Purpose Celebration for Education dinner at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center will start with a 5:30 p.m. cocktail reception. Tickets to the event, which regularly draws a who’s-who of Silicon Valley corporate and education leaders, are $500 each and support the foundation’s various programs. Get more details online at svefoundation.org.