Cotton Patch Gospel: Red Curtain Foundation and Allen Creek Community Church present a bluegrass-style retelling of the Book of Matthew in a musical play with a Southern accent. The show continues through Aug. 10 at the church, 7314 44th Ave NE, Marysville. Performances are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, with a special 10:30 a.m. Sunday matinee. The show, directed by Brian Kesler and Stuart Hunt, is the first community theater production in Marysville in many years, said Red Curtain president Scott Randall. Ticket are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, students and military personnel, and $5 for kids 12 and younger. To save service fees, buy tickets from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Red Curtain Art Center, 1410 Grove St., Marysville. For more information, visit www.redcurtainfoundation.org.
“Taming of the Shrew” and “Richard III”: Island Shakespeare Festival in Langley continues through Sept. 7 behind Langley Middle School. Free. Information at www.islandshakespearefest.org.
“The Book of Mormon”: The award-winning musical is back in Seattle through Aug. 10 at the Paramount. Tickets are available online at stgpresents.org or by calling 877-784-4849. The theater runs a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece. Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $25 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability.
“A Chorus Line”: Tickets are on sale now to see the musical Sept. 3 through 28 at the 5th Avenue Theatre. Go to www.5thavenue.org or order by phone at 206-625-1900.
“Jane Eyre”: The musical adaptation of the Charlotte Bronte novel is staged by Taproot Theatre through Aug. 16, at 204 N 85th St, Seattle. Tickets are $15 through $40 and available at www.taproottheatre.org.
Ballroom duo: Snohomish County's Erik Linder and Rickie Taylor perform their “Dancing in Paris” ballroom dance fundraiser show at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at First Class Ballroom, 1216 50th St. SE, Everett. Admission is free but Erik, 14, and Rickie, 13, hope those attending will contribute to the fund that will pay for their trip to Paris in December to compete in the world dance sport competition. The duo has been competing since age 5 and has appeared on Oprah, Dancing With the Stars and America's Got Talent. Seating for the show is limited. To make a reservation, call 425-876-5849.
Driftwood auditions: The Edmonds Driftwood Players announce auditions for the Theatre of Intriguing Possibilities' production of “Other People's Money” directed by Ted Jaquith and playing Oct. 16 through 19 at the Wade James Theatre. Auditions are 3 p.m. Aug. 17 and 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Driftwood administration office, 306 Main St., Edmonds. Needed are two women, age 30 or so and 6o or so, and three men, ages 40 through 60s. Prepare a dramatic monologue less than two minutes long and bring along a resume and headshot. Appointments can be made online at www.driftwoodplayers.com or by calling 425-774-9600.
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