Join in ‘Sound of Music’ sing along Saturday in Edmonds

Edmonds’ hills come alive with the sound of everyone singing along at the “Sing-along Sound of Music” Saturday at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

The beloved movie is shown on a big screen as the audience joins in. Choose your favorite character and dress up.

The show begins at noon Nov. 30 at The Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. Tickets ($15 to $20) are going fast. Call 425-275-4485 to confirm or check

The Edmonds Senior Center gets in the holiday mood with two free plays at 1 p.m. Tuesday . “Christmas Eve With April, May &June” and “A Collie for Christmas” will be presented in the center’s performance space, 220 Railroad Ave. Email for more information.

“Oliver!” opens tonight at The 5th Ave. Theatre in Seattle for a run through Dec. 31.

The Tony-Award-winning Broadway play, based on Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist,” features Oliver and his little buddies darting, dancing and singing in the streets of Old London.

Tickets, $40.50 and up, are available at or call 206-625-1900. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 888-5TH-4TIX. Prices start at $40.50. The 5th Avenue Theatre is at 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle.

And now for the “Carols.” Seattle’s ACT theater opens its traditional version of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” tonight.

You’ll have lots of opportunities to join old Scrooge on his dark night with the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future, as the play continues through Dec. 29.

Tickets are $27 and up with performances Tuesdays through Sundays. Go to or call 206-292-7676. ACT is at the Allen Arena, 700 Union St., Seattle.

For a slightly different take on the classic, Unexpected Productions presents “A(n) Improvised Christmas Carol” tonight through Dec. 28.

The improvisations are drawn from the audience who gets to choose such things as what Scrooge does for a living or afflicts poor Tiny Tim.

The comedy is fun, fitting and affordable for the whole family at $12 to $15.

The show goes on at 1428 Post Alley, at Pike Place Market’s Gum Wall. Check or call 206-587-2414 for tickets. For more about the play, see

Seattle’s Taproot Theatre opens an original Christmas play, “Le Club Noel,” tonight.

The setting is a smoky Parisian cabaret in the early 1930s. A group of musicians, the chanteuse and a band of regulars find companionship on Christmas as the storm clouds of war gather on the horizon.

Tickets are $15 to $40 for this production, which continues Wednesdays through Saturdays through Dec. 28. They are available at the box office by calling 206-781-9707 or online at

Shakespeare moshes up with Dickens at the Seattle Center House Theater’s “A Holiday of Errors, Much Ado About Stockings,” which opens Thursday and continues through Dec. 21.

Ticket prices are $5 to $25 and available at The Center House Theatre is at 305 Harrison St., Seattle.

“Ham for the Holidays: Close Encounters of the Pork Rind” features irreverant comedians Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt with an adults-only comic look at holiday traditions.

The play opens Wednesday and continues Dec. 22 at ACT’s Falls Theater, 700 Union St., Seattle.

Tickets are $15 to $33 and are available at 206-292-7676 or

A combo of mime, dance and acrobatics is on tap at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon on Sunday.

“Frogz” is a presentation of Imago Theatre.

Tickets are $25 and $15 for children under 12.

Check it out at You can also purchase tickets at the box office. McIntyre Hall is at 520 East College Way in Mount Vernon. Call 360-416-7727, ext. 2, for more information.

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