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Snohomish County

“Gilligan’s Island in the Park-ing Lot”: Snohomish Theater Project at the Carnegie is presenting this second annual production, parodying two classic “Gilligan” episodes: a visiting Hungarian socialite comes to buy the island and is smitten by the Professor, and Mary Anne bumps her head and thinks she is Ginger; 5 p.m. July 6, 7, 13 and 14, Carnegie Library, 105 Cedar St., Snohomish. The production is outside at the parking lot, so bring something to sit on. This is a free event but donations are accepted. For more information email to info@snohomishtheaterproject.org.

“No Sex Please, We’re British”: You are a young bride married to a banker and here’s the conundrum: you’ve mail-ordered Scandinavian glassware and instead received pornography — and lots of it; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through July 8, Driftwood Players, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $23 and $20. Call 425-774-9600 or go to www.driftwoodplayers.com.

“The Producers”: With laughs and lots of dancing, this vaudeville-style musical tells the story of an out-of-luck Broadway producer and his accountant who devise a way to make a payload on a guaranteed Broadway flop — except when things go wildly wrong; July 6 through 29, Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Tickets for general admission start at $38. Call 425-257-8600 or go to www.villagetheatre.org.

Seattle

“Les Miserables”: This musical about the survival of the human spirit is filled with classic songs such as “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” “One Day More,” and “Master of the House”; shows at various times through July 8 at The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Tickets start at $49. Call 206-625-1900 or go to www.5thavenue.org.

“One Slight Hitch”: A new work by comedian and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” commentator Lewis Black who explores the zany pitfalls of a lavish Jewish wedding; at various times through July 8 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $37.50 for adults. Call 206- 292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

Intiman Summer Theater Festival: This is a new festival this year starting with four plays: “Romeo and Juliet,” “Hedda Gabler,” “Miracle!” and “Dirty Story.” The artists are Dan Savage, Valerie Curtis-Newton, Andrew Russell and Allison Narver; performances running July 11 through Aug. 26 at Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets are $30 each; Ticketmaster.com or 800-982-2787. A limited number of tickets may also be available at the door. More information at www.intiman.org.

“Chaps!”: America’s favorite singing cowboys are saddled up to take the British airwaves by storm in 1944. Problem is: the crooners don’t show up. What’s the BBC to do? Shows at various times July 11 through Aug. 11, Taproot Theatre, 204 N 85th St., Seattle. Enjoyable for ages 5 and up. Tickets are $22 to $37. Call 206-781-9707 or go to www.taproottheatre.org/buy-tickets.

“REPRESENT! A Multicultural Playwrights Festival”: This year’s festival features staged readings of four new full-length plays, showcasing the work of six local writers in a joint venture with eSe Teatro, SIS Productions, Pratidhwani, and ACT Theatre’s Central Heating Lab; shows at various times July 17 through July 22, at ACT, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets are $5. Call 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

“The Pinter Festival”: Two comedies by Harold Pinter, “Celebration” and “The Dumb Waiter” is a double-bill that kicks off the festival; July 20 through Aug. 26 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $37.50 for adults. Call 206- 292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

“Rent”: This vital modern rock opera celebrates survival in the city of Manhattan and unleashes such hits as “La Vie Boheme,” “Take Me or Leave Me,” “One Song Glory” and “Seasons of Love”; opens at 8 p.m. July 26 and runs at various times through Aug. 19, The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Tickets start at $29. Call 206-625-1900 or go to www.5thavenue.org.

“Gangsters of Love”: This show gives a nod to the mobster days of the 1920s and 1930s only with acrobatics and dance moves and featuring comedian Frank Ferrante and aerialist Dreya Weber; dinner shows and matinees to Sept. 30, Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle. Dinner prices start at $106 (all ages) and matinee prices start at $86 (general). Call 206-802-0015 or dreams.zinzanni.org/.

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Driftwood Players presents two opportunities for kids to be on stage: Summer Teen Ensemble — Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. — and Missoula Children’s Theatre — Jack and The Beanstalk. For more information go to www.driftwoodplayers.com.

“Murder on the Nile”: Driftwood Players is holding auditions, 7 p.m. July 8 and 9 at Driftwood rehearsal annex, 200 Dayton St., Edmonds. Parts for five women and nine men. Prepare a one minute dramatic monologue. Sign up for an appointment at www.driftwoodplayers.com or call 425-774-9600.

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