‘Christmas Belles’ starts the holiday spirit; more theater

The Reunion Theatre kicks off the Christmas season a tad early this year as “Christmas Belles” opens Friday night and runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov.10.

So, the Futrelle sisters, y’all know ‘em — Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye — are settin’ up for the big holiday doin’s.

Honey Raye is in charge of the annual program, y’know? But things are all going ca-razy when ol’ Frankie spills the beans about a family secret.

Will Honey Raye be able to pull off the program? Will the Futrelle family feud ruin their holiday?

Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Everett Music Hall Playhouse next to Macy’s at Everett Mall.

Single tickets are $10 to $13, and $8 for groups of eight or more. Buy tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/481046, through the Reunion website, www.reuniontheatregroup.org, or by calling 425-268-2187.

“Xanadu” — the successful Broadway musical, not the marginal ’80s movie — opens Friday at Everett Performing Arts Center for a run through Nov. 17.

The campy production, in the hands of the Village Theatre, is lively and colorful, featuring some of the familiar Olivia Newton-John songs along with new numbers by composer/lyricists Jeff Lynne and John Farrar.

The disco era romp includes some much-rehearsed roller skating too, with leads Dane Stokinger and Jessica Skerritt on wheels.

Tickets are $25 to $60 and may be purchased at www.villagetheatre.org/everett/Xanadu.php or at the box office by calling 425-257-8600.

Performances are Wednesdays through Sundays. A discussion will be held after the 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 9.

The Everett Performing Arts Center is at 2710 Wetmore, Everett.

McCaw Hall at Seattle Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary Sunday with a free daylong series of events including dance, music and even community participation.

It’ll really be a three-ring circus between live acts and video presentations on three stages.

You can join a community chorus with the director of the Seattle Men’s and Women’s choruses. Rehearsals begin at 2 p.m. with a performance at 3:30 p.m.

Always wanted to be in the spotlight? Host Pat Cashman will present music, theater, dance, comedy or stunt performers from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the main stage starring … you.

Rehearse your hidden talent and register for a five-minute slot in The Spotlight at www.mccawhall.com/events/detail/day-of-celebration. Password is mccaw.

The day’s events, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., include entertainment by Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Opera along with dancers, musicians, drummers and drill teams.

For more information about the McCaw Hall 10th Anniversary Day of Celebration, go to www.mccawhall.com or call 206-684-7200.

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