Stage and theater calendar

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Snohomish County

“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 June 22 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.

Island County

“Frost/Nixon”: The historic encounter between British talk-show host David Frost, who had become a laughing-stock, and Richard M. Nixon, an ex-president leaving in total disgrace over Vietnam and Watergate; shows at 2 and 7:30 p.m. through June 23 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $16, $14 and $12. Call 360-221-8268 or 800-638-7631 or go to www.wicaonline.com.

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 June 27 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.

“As You Like It”: The Seattle Shakespeare Co. presents this comedy about romance and how to woo in the woods with 15 actors and original music; various times through June 24 at Center House Theatre at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets start at $15. Call 206-733-8222 or online at www.seattleshakespeare.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.

“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.