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  • Ado Annie (Carigan Donnelly) looks on as Andrew Carnes (Tucker Leidholm) makes a point to Ali Hakim (Sam Burke) in Monroe High School's production of ...

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    Ado Annie (Carigan Donnelly) looks on as Andrew Carnes (Tucker Leidholm) makes a point to Ali Hakim (Sam Burke) in Monroe High School's production of “Oklahoma.”

  • Tate Busby is Pippin, Mariah Lotz is Catherine and Tyler Good is the Leading Player in Edmonds Heights School’s production of “Pippin,” running throug...

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    Tate Busby is Pippin, Mariah Lotz is Catherine and Tyler Good is the Leading Player in Edmonds Heights School’s production of “Pippin,” running through May 10.

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  • Ado Annie (Carigan Donnelly) looks on as Andrew Carnes (Tucker Leidholm) makes a point to Ali Hakim (Sam Burke) in Monroe High School's production of ...

    Courtesy photo

    Ado Annie (Carigan Donnelly) looks on as Andrew Carnes (Tucker Leidholm) makes a point to Ali Hakim (Sam Burke) in Monroe High School's production of “Oklahoma.”

  • Tate Busby is Pippin, Mariah Lotz is Catherine and Tyler Good is the Leading Player in Edmonds Heights School’s production of “Pippin,” running throug...

    Photo by Amelia Burnett

    Tate Busby is Pippin, Mariah Lotz is Catherine and Tyler Good is the Leading Player in Edmonds Heights School’s production of “Pippin,” running through May 10.

Theater
High schools
“The Boyfriend”: Glacier Peak High School’s spring musical continues at 7 p.m. May 2 and 3. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students/seniors/children and can be purchased online at www.glacierpeakdrama.org or at the box office one hour prior to show time. This comedic romantic spoof of 1920s musical comedies is set on the French Riviera.
“Cinderella”: The Rodgers & Hammerstein classic is presented by Snohomish High School at 7 p.m. May 2, 9 and 10, at the school’s Performing Arts Center, 1316 Fifth St., Snohomish. A special 2 p.m. matinee and tea on May 10 includes light refreshments, commemorative tea cups and photos with Cinderella and the Prince. Cost for the matinee is $15. Other performances are $12 or $10 for students and seniors, with tickets sold at the door.
“Oklahoma!”: Monroe High School presents the 1955 Rodgers & Hammerstein classic story of two young cowboys, an evil ranch hand and a traveling peddler vying for the hearts of two women with lots of song and dance. Curtain is 7 p.m. May 2 and 3 in the school’s Performing Arts Center, 17001 Tester Road, Monroe. Tickets are sold at the door and are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors citizens and students with ASB cards and $5 for children younger than age 12.
“The Wedding Singer”: The musical is staged at 7 p.m. May 2, 3 and 8, Black Box Theater, Meadowdale High School, 6002 168th St. SW, Lynnwood. Tickets, $7 general admission or $5 for ASB members, sold at 6:30 p.m. at the door.
“Pippin”: The story of a young man’s quest for meaning and purpose is offered by Edmonds Heights School, 7 p.m. May 2, 3, 9, 10 and 2 p.m. May 4 and 10, at the school, 23200 100th Ave. W., Edmonds. Tickets are $5 and are offered at the door ahead of curtain time. Not suitable for young children. Drawing on performance arts including commedia dell’arte, clowning, epic theatre and modern dance, “Pippin” is an odyssey through power, pleasure, war and love, as experienced by naive prince Pippin and overseen by the magnetic Leading Player. Directed by Shileah Corey, choreographed by Emma Ruhl, the show features a cast of 25 actors, ages 14-18. Michael Corey conducts the orchestra. Call 425-431-7840 for information. Edmonds Heights has been recognized in the 5th Avenue Theatre High School Musical Theatre Awards program for several years.
Snohomish County
“Thugs: A Musical Mafiasco”: Driftwood Players presents “Thugs” through May 11 at Wade James Theater, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets, $25 or $22, are available at www.driftwoodplayers.com or by calling 425-774-9600. Roaring ‘20s style music and lyrics by Kim Douglass and D. Richard Tucker. It’s 1929 and two thugs are banished from Chicago’s gangland community. They find work in the lazy town of Shady Groves as body guards for a man and a woman, both disguised as the late Anthony Sartori. Added to this are two feuding crime lords, their lovesick children and an effeminate hit man, all in this whirlwind of mistaken identity. Directed by Ted Jaquith, Mark Press and Lee Ann Hittenberger. Cast includes Terry Boyd, James Cogswell, Doug Dearmin, Keith A. Gehrig, Cindy Giese French, Paris Giese, Emily Lauckhart, Larry Strong, Justin Tinsley and Jay Vilhauer.
“Dressing for Murder”: Reunion Theatre Group’s spring production is the premiere of a new murder-mystery-comedy by Howard Voland and Keith McGregor. Set on a private island in the Pacific Northwest, the play involves family intrigue, greed, suspicion and, of course, murder. Amateur detectives Grace Sharp and Doris Brooks solve the crime. Performances are 8 p.m. May 2 and 3, at the Everett Music Hall, 1402 Everett Mall Way, near Macy’s. Park on the east side. Tickets are $14 for adults; $11 for students, seniors and military. Reservations by calling 425-268-2187 or at www.reuniontheatregroup.org.
Curtain Call Theatre Northwest: “Love, Sex and the IRS” is Curtain Call’s latest production. Written by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, it’s a wild farce with twists of fate, sight gags, mistaken identities and hilarious comic lines. Jon Trachtman and Leslie Arthur are unemployed musicians. To save money, they room together and Jon has been filing tax returns listing the pair as a married. The day of reckoning comes when the Internal Revenue Service informs the “couple” they’re going to be investigated. The show runs 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, May 16 through June 7, Music Hall Playhouse at the Everett Mall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way. Tickets are $20 general, $18 for students and seniors or $17 for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call 206-473-0278 or go online to www.cctnw.org.
Mount Vernon
META Performing Arts: Students from Island, Snohomish and Skagit counties perform in “The Outsiders,” May 2 through 17 at the Lincoln Theatre, Mount Vernon. The musical drama unfolds in 1967 Oklahoma, where two sets of kids fight out their differences and learn from one another along the way. Directed by Lindsey Bowen. Festival seating tickets are $16. More information is available at lincolntheatre.org or by calling 360-336-8955.
Seattle
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”: Seattle Repertory Theatre presents Edward Albee’s classic American masterpiece, through May 18 in the Bagley Wright Theatre, 155 Mercer St., at the Seattle Center. Never before seen on the Rep’s stages, “Woolf” still has the power to surprise and exhilarate modern audiences more than 50 years after its premiere. Tickets are available through the Seattle Rep box office at 206-443-2222 or online at www.seattlerep.org.
“Bethany”: A Contemporary Theatre mainstage production of Laura Marks’ play; through May 4, ACT Allen Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. The plays sheds a human light on the impact of the economic meltdown. Regular tickets start at $55; discounts available; pay-what-you-can Sundays and Thursday matinees. On Tuesdays all seats are $20. Go to www.acttheatre.org.
“Little Shop of Horrors”: A collaboration between A Contemporary Theatre and the 5th Avenue Theatre, the campy musical comedy runs through June 15 at ACT, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets, starting at $29, are available online at www.actthreatre.org or by calling 206-292-7676.
Dance
Reflections School of Dance: “Celebrate Life” benefit dance performance 7:30 p.m. May 3, Snohomish PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett. Suggested donation is $15. More information is at www.reflectionsschoolofdance.com.
BodyVox: Known for its ability to combine dance, theater and film into productions rich in imagery, athleticism and humor, BodyVox plays at 7:30 p.m. May 3 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. Tickets range from $27 to $37. Call 425-275-9595.
Pacific Northwest Ballet: Artistic Director Peter Boal’s radiant reconstruction of Giselle drew international accolades when it premiered in 2011. Now, to close PNB’s 41st season, Giselle reappears newly adorned in luxurious 19th century costumes and scenery. Giselle runs for eight performances only, May 30 through June 8 at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $28. Call the box office at 206-441-2424, buy in person at 301 Mercer St., or online at PNB.org.
Opera
Seattle Opera: The company concludes its 50th anniversary season, as well as the 31-year tenure of director Speight Jenkins, with “The Tales of Hoffmann.” An all-star cast sings Jacques Offenbach’s score chronicling famous writer E.T.A. Hoffmann’s misadventures in love. Four shows in one, this inventive spectacle pulls out all the stops with cunning stagecraft, stunning production design and a supersize cast. The production opens May 3 and runs through May 17. Tickets are available online at seattleopera.org or by calling 800-426-1619. Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 301 Mercer St., Seattle Center.
Billboard
Call for performers: The Lynnwood Arts Commission would like to spotlight local performing artists and musicians at the Lynnwood Farmers Market, opening June 12 in Wilcox Park. Based on audition videos, between 8 and 20 artists or groups will be selected for outdoor performances during market hours. Applications are due May 2. For more information and application, go to www.lynnwoodfarmersmarket.com.
Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts: The first phase of work that will turn the old Dunn Lumber building at 1410 Grove St., Marysville, into a performing arts center is complete. Some of the classes at the center this spring are piano lessons and acting classes. More information is at www.redcurtainfoundation.org.
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