Stage and theater calendar
Pacific Northwest Ballet: "Last Step": Six world premier works by PNB choreographers. 7 p.m. June 16. Tickets $10 to $20 at www.pnb.org or 206-441-2424.
"Absurd Person Singular": This wildly funny and bittersweet farce focuses on three couples and what kind of behind-the-scenes disasters occur at Christmas parties; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 17 at Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Tickets are $18.20 adults, $15.50 seniors/military. Call 206-533-2000 or brownpapertickets.com.
"Anything Goes:" Presented by the Northwest Savoyards musical theater group, hilarity ensues aboard an ocean liner against a backdrop of Cole Porter tunes; 8 p.m. June 15 and 16 and 2:30 p.m. June 17 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $23.50 and $20.50. Call 425-258-6766 or go to www.everetttheatre.org.
"Frost/Nixon": The historic encounter between British talk-show host David Frost, who had become a laughing-stock, and Richard M. Nixon, an ex-president leaving in total disgrace over Vietnam and Watergate; shows at 2 and 7:30 p.m. through June 23 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $16, $14 and $12. Call 360-221-8268 or 800-638-7631 or go to www.wicaonline.com.
"No Sex Please, We're British": You are a young bride married to a banker and here's the conundrum: you've mail-ordered Scandinavian glassware and instead received pornography -- and lots of it; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday June 22 through July 8, Driftwood Players, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $23 and $20. Call 425-774-9600 or go to www.driftwoodplayers.com.
"As You Like It": The Seattle Shakespeare Company presents this comedy about romance and how to woo in the woods with 15 actors and original music; various times through June 24 at Center House Theatre at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets start at $15. Call 206-733-8222 or online at www.seattleshakespeare.org.
"Leaving Iowa": We are reminded with this humor-filled show that the journey is more important than the destination as we watch Don travel cross-country to scatter his father's ashes; performs at 8 p.m. June 15 and 2 and 8 June 16, Taproot Theatre Company, 204 N 85th St., Seattle. Tickets range from $22 to $37. Call 206-781-9707 or www.taproottheatre.org.
"One Slight Hitch": A new work by comedian and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" commentator Lewis Black who explores the zany pitfalls of a lavish Jewish wedding; at various times through July 8 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $37.50 for adults. Call 206- 292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
"The Pinter Festival": Two comedies by Harold Pinter, "Celebration" and "The Dumb Waiter" is a double-bill that kicks off the festival; July 20 through Aug. 26 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $37.50 for adults. Call 206- 292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
"Rent": This vital modern rock opera celebrates survival in the city of Manhattan and unleashes such hits as "La Vie Boheme," "Take Me or Leave Me," "One Song Glory," and "Seasons of Love"; opens at 8 p.m. July 26 and runs at various times through Aug. 19, The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Tickets start at $29. Call 206-625-1900 or go to www.5thavenue.org.
"Gangsters of Love": This show gives a nod to the mobster days of the 1920s and 1930s only with acrobatics and dance moves and featuring comedian Frank Ferrante and aerialist Dreya Weber; dinner shows and matinees to Sept. 30, Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle. Dinner prices start at $106 (all ages) and matinee prices start at $86 (general). Call 206-802-0015 or dreams.zinzanni.org/.
Driftwood Players presents two opportunities for kids to be on stage: Summer Teen Ensemble -- Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. -- and Missoula Children's Theatre -- Jack and The Beanstalk. For more information go to www.driftwoodplayers.com.
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