Driftwood players staging ‘Wizard of Oz’

It’s time to link arms with Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion and head on down the yellow brick road.

The Edmonds Driftwood Players’ production of “The Wizard of Oz” opens at 8 Friday night and continues through Dec. 15.

The play, based on the MGM movie and the book by L. Frank Baum, is directed by Morgan Heetbrink with music direction by Mark and Nancy Press and choreography by Carissa Meisner Smit.

The Players will give a sign-language-interpreted performance on Nov. 30.

Tickets are $22 to $25 for festival seating at the Wade James Theater, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Purchase them online at www.driftwoodplayers.com or call 425-774-9600.

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Unless you’re of a certain age, you may not get the reference in the Historic Everett Theatre’s production Sunday: “A Really Big Shoe.”

It’s a revue, a variety of acts, much like the long-running TV show of the ’50s and ’60s, “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Ed was well-known for his poker-faced introductions on the live broadcast as he promised viewers “a really big shew (show).”

Historic Everett’s version includes opera singer Tony Stella, Louie Foxx’s one-man sideshow, the rock trio The Unknown, country artist Marcia Kester, magician Shawn O’Donnell, the Linesmen and For Peace Bandits.

The show begins at 2:30 p.m. It’s a benefit for the theater and tickets are $10 to $12. Children under 5 are admitted free.

Buy tickets online at brownpapertickets.com, at the box office or by calling 425-258-6766.

The theater is at 2911 Colby Ave., Everett.

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