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Dance
Snohomish County
"The Sleeping Beauty and Griffes": Oleg Gorboulev and Mara Vinson of the Olympic Ballet Theatre 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.
Seattle
Pacific Northwest Ballet: 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. through April 14, $39, UW World Series at Meany Hall, Seattle; uwworldseries.org.
Theater
Snohomish County
"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 through April 22, 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 through April 22, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $23 and $20. Call 425-774-9600 or online at www.driftwoodplayers.com.
"You've Got Hate Mail": This cabaret style event is a night of drinks, desserts, and hilarity where love "bytes" all as an extra-marital affair goes horribly wrong, thanks to a juicy e-mail left sitting on a desktop; 8 p.m. April 28, Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Tickets are $40 and $30. Call 866-332-8499 or www.comcastarenaeverett.com.
Island County
"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 7:30 p.m. through April 21, 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, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $25. Call 360-221-8268, 800-638-7631or online www.WICAonline.com.
Seattle

"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 28, 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 and at various times through April 22, The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Call 206-467-5510, or online www.theparamount.com.
"An Evening With Groucho": Frank Ferrante, the award winning and internationally renowned comedic actor, stages his virtuoso tribute to Groucho Marx; opens 7:30 p.m. May 3 and at various times through May 20, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets are $30, $15 and $5 for teens. Call 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
"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, 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, 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, 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, Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle Tickets start at $106 at www.dreams.zinzanni.org or 206-802-0015.
Billboard
"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 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, email the director, Alexandra Clark, at lastleafalex@comcast.net.
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