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DANCE
Pacific Northwest Ballet: The box office for the 2013-2014 season opens July 22 with a special: No service fees on tickets purchased through July 31. Buy tickets by calling 206-441-2424, online at pnb.org or in person at 301 Mercer St., Seattle. Season highlights include the works of Twyla Tharp; the return of works by Jiri Kylian, Susan Stroman, Molissa Fenley and Susan Marshall; a world premiere by Alejandro Cerrudo; a PNB premiere by Crystal Pite; "The Sleeping Beauty"; "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; and "Giselle" as the season ender.
THEATER
Snohomish County
"Chicago": Village Theatre presents the naughty murderesses Velma and Roxie along with a slew of fabulous song and dance numbers including "All that Jazz," and "Roxie"; through July 28; Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Tickets range from $24 to $63. Go to www.villagetheatre.org or call 425-257-8600.
Gilligan's Island Parody: Snohomish Theater Project and the Phoenix Theatre present the third installment of parodies on Gilligan's Island. This year's episodes include "Beauty is as Beauty Does," a beauty contest to crown Miss Castaways; 7:30 p.m. July 19, 20, 26 and 27 and 2 p.m. July 21 and 28 at the Phoenix Theater, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 10. Also, at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 and at 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 3 in the parking lot at the Carnegie Library, 105 Cedar St., Snohomish.
Shakespeare in the Park Returns: Performed by professional theatre troupes Wooden O Theatre and GreenStage, shows start at 7 p.m.: "The Tempest," July 24 and 25; "King Lear," Aug. 1; "A Midsummer's Night Dream," Aug. 8 at Lynndale Park Amphitheater, 18927 72nd Ave W, Lynnwood. Free with a suggested donation of $5. For the full schedule, see, www.ci.lynnwood.wa.us/PlayLynnwood/Activities/Shakespeare-in-the-Park.htm.
Afterglow Party: Sirens and the Treasure Chest present Everett's first LGBTQ show for the mainstream at 8 p.m. July 28 at Austin Bar and Grill, 2820 B Oakes Ave., Everett; $10 in advance and $12 at the door; www.sirensbq.com.
Skagit County
Shakespeare Northwest 13th annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival: "Hamlet" and "The Merry Wives of Windsor" through Aug. 17 at the Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, between Conway and La Conner next to the Rexville Grange. Tickets are $12 general, $10 with student ID; www.shakesnw.org. Lawn chairs and blankets but no dogs.
Seattle
"Illyria": This musical adaptation of "Twelfth Night" has Shakespeare's high jinks and comedy as mistaken identity sets off a topsy-turvy chain of events; through Aug. 10 at Taproot Theatre, 204 North 85th St., Seattle. Tickets are $20 to $40. Go to www.taproottheatre.org or call 206-781-9707.
"The Pirates of Penzance": This cheeky Gilbert and Sullivan farce full of wonderful tunes and comic characters is an all-new production set in British Columbia; through Aug. 4 at 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Tickets start at $29; see www.5thavenue.org or call 206-625-1900.
"Rapture, Blister, Burn": This modern feminist story is a look at marriage vs. career vs. family when successful professional Catherine returns home and reunites with college friend and homemaker Gwen and together they explore regret and the road not taken; through Aug. 11 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $41. Call 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
"We Won't Pay. We Won't Pay": This farce about battling everyday struggles has lots of laughs
; through Sept. 13 at Cornish Playhouse, formerly Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. Single tickets start at $50; this show is part of Intiman Theatre Festival so festival packages are also available starting at $70. Call 888-377-4510 or go to www.intiman.org/.
"Lysistrata": Another offering in the Intiman Theatre Festival is this woman's mission to deny sex to men to put an end to war; opens at 8 p.m. July 24 and runs through Sept. 12 at Cornish Playhouse, formerly Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets start at $50; this show is part of Intiman Theatre Festival so festival packages are also available starting at $70; call 888-377-4510 or go to www.intiman.org.
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