Stage and theater calendar
Seattle Opera: Young Artists Program presents “Don Pasquale,” by Donizetti. This humorous opera ends with love winning out over scheming. Gorgeous music. Scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 31, April 6 and 7; 2 p.m. April 1, Meany Hall, University of Washington. Tickets are $55 for adults, $20 for students, except for the matinee, when student tickets are $15, at www.seattleopera.org or 800-426-1619.
“The Sleeping Beauty and Griffes”: Olympic Ballet Theatre's Oleg Gorboulev and Mara Vinson present a premier of highlights from “Sleeping Beauty” and a contemporary piece set to the music of American composer Charles Griffes. 2 p.m. April 14, Everett Performing Arts Center and 5 p.m. April 22, Edmonds Center for the Arts. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and students; and $20 for children under 10, at www.olympicballet.com or 425-774-7570.
“Kid Dance for Kids”: a matinee production featuring “Sleeping Beauty” only is at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. April 13, Everett Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 for adult, $10 for children. Groups of 20 or more, $8.
“Appolo-Carmina”: Pacific Northwest Ballet presents Ballanchine's “Appolo” with music by Stravinsky is paired with Kent Stowell's “Carmina Burana,” by Carl Orff. April 13 to April 22. Tickets $28 to $168 at www.pnb.org or 206-441-2424.
Chunky Move: Making its Meany Hall debut, this Australian company is genre-defying and exciting. 8 p.m. April 12 to April 14, $39, uwworldseries.org.
“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”: The musical, is about a young window-washer with dreams of making it in big business. He finds a “How to” book and is determined to take its advice all the way to the top; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays through April 1 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $23.50 adults and $20.50 students, seniors and military. Tickets may be purchased in person or 425-258-6766 or online at www.etix.com.
“The Golden State”: In this raucous farce, Gertrude Hopper rules over her adult children and illegal servants with an iron fist and plans to marry off her son and farm out her daughter's womb to a wealthy widow. Her plans run aground, however, as her children make a final, desperate bid for love and independence; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays March 30 to April 22 at the Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Tickets are $18.50 and $15.50. Call 206-533-2000 or go to www.phoenixtheatreedmonds.com.
“Harvey”: Harvey is the comedic story of a likeable man and his imaginary friend, “Harvey,” a 6-foot, three-and-a-half-inch-tall rabbit. Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a pooka, to guests at a society party. His society-obsessed sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium but that's when the fur really starts to fly; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday April 6 through 22, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $23 and $20. Call 425-774-9600 or online at www.driftwoodplayers.com.
“Doubt, A Parable:” This fast-moving, 90-minute tale casts suspicion on a priest's behavior and raises questions about moral certainty; most of the shows are at 7:30 p.m. April 6 to 21 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $12 to $16. Call 360-221-8268, 800-638-7631 or online www.wicaonline.com.
“Sister's Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?”: Celebrate the season with Sister as she answers the time worn questions of the season like “Why isn't Easter the same day every year like Christmas?” and “Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?” This latest of the sinfully funny Late Nite Catechism series unearths the origins of Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, Easter bonnets, Easter baskets and those yummy Easter Peeps; 7:30 p.m. April 17 through 19 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $25. Call 360-221-8268, 800-638-7631or online www.WICAonline.com.
“Freud's Last Session”: Air raid sirens sound overhead, C.S. Lewis is a young and rising academic star and Sigmund Freud has invited him for tea. What could possibly come next? Join us for the West Coast premiere of the play that has touched the soul of New York audiences and brought them to their feet again and again; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday through April 21 at Taproot Theatre, 204 North 85th St., Seattle. Tickets range from $22 to $37. Call 206-781-9707 or www.taproottheatre.org.
“Cats”: It began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of poems in an airport bookshop and now is one of the longest running shows in Broadway's history with classic songs such as “Memory”; opens 7:30 p.m. April 17 through 22 at The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Call 206-467-5510, or online www.theparamount.com.
“The Pitmen Painters”: Art and class collide as a group of Northern English miners unexpectedly ascend to the top of the art world; previews begin 8 p.m. April 20; performances through May 20 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $37.50. Call 206-292-7676 or online www.acttheatre.org.
“Damn Yankees”: This sinfully funny musical comedy is the story of an aging baseball fan who makes a deal with the Devil so his beloved hometown team can beat the Yankees in the race for the pennant, with songs such as “Two Lost Souls” and the sultry “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets”; opens with previews April 21 and runs through May 20 at The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Tickets start at $19. Call 206-625-1900 or go to www.5thavenue.org.
“First Date, A New Musical”: In co-production with The 5th Avenue Theatre, this story asks the question: Ever been on a date and wondered what the other person was thinking? This new musical comedy lets you peer inside the nervous and busy minds of two would-be lovebirds; shows at various times through May 20 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $55. Call 206-292-7676 or go to www.acttheatre.org.
“Caliente”: Teatro Zinzanni's latest show is directed by Ricardo Salinas of “Culture Clash.” There's a bit of a social commentary in this Latin-themed show that combines dinner, comedy, a bit of theater and incredible acrobatics; performances are Thursday through Saturday at 6:30 p.m.. Sundays at 5:30 p.m. with occasional Wednesday evening performances at 6:30 p.m. through June 10. Midday matinees begin at 11:30 a.m. on select Sundays, at Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle Tickets start at $106 at www.dreams.zinzanni.org or 206-802-0015.
Driftwood Players third annual Festival of Shorts: Seeking short plays of less than 15 minutes long, centered on the theme “serendipity.” Submissions should be previously unproduced. Only one submission per author. Eight finalists will be chosen. Reading will be blind, so author's name can only be on cover page. April 1 is submission deadline. Submit by mail to 950 Main St., Edmonds, WA 98020 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: The theater is seeking proposals and script suggestions from directors, artists, and community members for the 2012-13 Theatre Series. Also, Local Artist Series has opportunities for artists to perform at WICA at a low-to-no financial risk. Also, Fast and Furious/Down and Dirty, allows adventurous artists and audiences to explore stage adaptations of texts and other materials and the avant-garde and performance art. All Proposals for either series are accepted through April 1. Go to www.WICAonline.com or call 360-221-8268, or 800-638-7631.
“Deathtrap”: Sky Performing Arts in Monroe continues to hold auditions for “Deathtrap” by Ira Levin at Sky Valley Education Center, 351 Short Columbia St., Monroe by appointment. Prepare with a one to two minute monologue. Performances are May 4 through May 20 Roles available are: Sydney, middle aged playwright; Myra, Sydney's wife; Clifford Anderson, younger hungry playwright; Helga Ten Dorp, nosey neighbor; Porter Milgrim, detective. To set up an appointment contact the director Alexandra Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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