Reunion Theatre Group stages wacky comedy

  • Wed May 2nd, 2012 3:27pm
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By Theresa Goffredo Herald Writer

“Wake Up, Darling”: Reunion Theatre Group’s comedy sets the stage with a story about a wannabe playwright and his pretty young wife who wants to be a star.

Don, a successful ad man, yearns to write the next big Broadway hit. However, his wife Polly, who wants her name in lights, just brought home Deerfield Prescott, a young playwright who says he has written the next best musical and wants Polly to star.

Deerfield moves into Polly and Don’s apartment to put the final points on his play. Then things really get crazy for the couple when Gloria, a beautiful divorcee and Polly’s friend; interfering maid Juliet; Don’s secretary, Martha; and Penelope, a girl from Vassar, fill the stage as well, each with her own agenda.

Domestic bliss eventually returns for Don and Polly … but then things change again.

“Wake Up, Darling” will be presented at 8 tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Everett Mall Music Hall, 1402 Everett Mall Way, Everett.

Tickets are $13 and $10. Call 800-838-3006 or 425-501-6383 or go to BrownPaperTickets.com or www.reuniontheatregroup.org.

“Spring Awakening”: Though thoroughly modern in theme, this controversial play was written in 1891 and it took 15 years before it was ever produced.

Now an award-winning rock musical, “Spring Awakening” springs on stage in Mount Vernon where the obedient school children in this story have their repressed souls — and sexuality — exposed through music.

The music is by Grammy-winner Duncan Sheik with book and lyrics by Steven Sater.

Seattle’s Balagan Theatre produced the play for one weekend in Skagit County in collaboration with Lincoln Theatre.

“Spring Awakening” plays at 7:30 tonight, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Theatre, 712 S First St., Mount Vernon.

Reserved seating is $26, $23, $19 and $14. For tickets go to ilovethelincoln.com, or call the box office at 360-336-8955.

“Godspell”: Meta Performing Arts presents this rock opera in a large scale, inter-generational way with the cast tripled to bring the disciple count to 12, along with cast members playing world citizens and a chorus of philosophers.

The musical is based on the Gospel of Matthew and has several hit favorites including “Day by Day.”

“Godspell” opens at 7 tonight and plays at various times through May 13 at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E College Way, Mount Vernon.

Tickets range from $25 to $10. Call 360-416-7727 or go to www.mcintyrehall.org.

“An Evening with Groucho”: Why a duck? Why not an evening with Groucho Marx?

Comic talent Frank Ferrante plays tribute to Groucho.

Known for his funny “Caesar” at Teatro ZinZanni, Ferrante takes audiences on a 90-minute ride through one-liners, songs, vignettes and anecdotes.

Groucho Marx was part of the well-known vaudeville act, the Marx Brothers. The brothers went on to make many movie hits and Groucho took off as a solo performer on radio and television.

“An Evening with Groucho” starts at 7:30 tonight and at various times through May 20 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle.

Tickets are $30 and $15. Call 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

Theresa Goffredo: 425-339-3424; goffredo@heraldnet.com.