Stage and theater calendar

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OPERA

Seattle

Seattle Opera: Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly,” where cultures collide in passion, betrayal and love. Free tickets for simulcast at KeyArena, May 5. Performances scheduled for May 5 to 20, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets are $25 to $209 at www.seattleopera.org or 800-426-1619.

Dance

Seattle

Pacific Northwest Ballet: “Coppelia”: A revival of the breathtaking June 2010 production. Features choreography by George Ballanchine and Alexandra Danilova. June 1 to 10. Tickets $28 to $168 at www.pnb.org or 206-441-2424.

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This Dutch group features works of a variety of choreographers to audiences around the world. 8 p.m. May 10 to 12, $42, uwworldseries.org.

Theater

Snohomish County

“Wake Up Darling”: Reunion Theatre group presents this comedy by Alex Gottlieb with direction by Janette Reilly; 8 p.m. April 27, 28 and May 4 and 5 and 2 p.m. April 29 and May 5, Everett Music Hall Playhouse, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett. Tickets are $13 and $10, at the door or BrownPaperTickets.com or www.reuniontheatregroup.org or call 425-501-6383.

“Bedroom Farce”: The Red Curtain Theatre troupe brings this romp of an evening filled with Britishisms and ‘70’s pizazz; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 6, Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $16.50 and $13. Call 800-838-3006, or through the theater box office at 425-258-6766 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

“Cyrano de Bergerac”: This love triangle with swords has the big-nosed Cyrano de Bergerac hiding behind his proboscis without admitting his love for Roxane and, instead, helps a friend try and win her hand for him; shows are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 10 through 13, Driftwood Players Alternative Stage, 950 Main St., Edmonds. All tickets are $12. Call 425-774-9600 or online at www.driftwoodplayers.com.

Skagit County

“Spring Awakening”: Tony Award winning coming-of-age rock musical with the cast of the Balagan Theatre of Seattle; opens 7:30 p.m. May 4 and performs through May 6, Lincoln Theatre, 712 South First St., Mount Vernon. Tickets start at $14. Call 360-419-7129 or go to www.lincolntheatre.org/welcome.

Seattle

“The Art of Racing in the Rain”: By Seattle author Garth Stein, this touching tale is told from the perspective, and in the voice of Enzo, a wise and fiercely loyal mutt who dreams of being a race car driver just like his human best friend; runs through May 13 at Center Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets start at $22. Call 206-216-0833 or go to www.book-it.org.

“An Evening With Groucho”: Frank Ferrante, the award winning and internationally renowned comedic actor, stages his virtuoso tribute to Groucho Marx; opens 7:30 p.m. May 3 and at various times through May 20, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets are $30, $15 and $5 for teens. Call 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

“The Pitmen Painters”: Art and class collide as a group of Northern English miners unexpectedly ascend to the top of the art world; performances through May 20, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $37.50. Call 206-292-7676 or online www.acttheatre.org.

“Damn Yankees”: This sinfully funny musical comedy is the story of an aging baseball fan who makes a deal with the Devil so his beloved hometown team can beat the Yankees in the race for the pennant, with songs such as “Two Lost Souls” and the sultry “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets”; runs through May 20, The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Tickets start at $19. Call 206-625-1900 or go to www.5thavenue.org.

“First Date, A New Musical”: In co-production with The 5th Avenue Theatre, this story asks the question: Ever been on a date and wondered what the other person was thinking? This new musical comedy lets you peer inside the nervous and busy minds of two would-be lovebirds; shows at various times through May 20, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $55. Call 206-292-7676 or go to www.acttheatre.org.

“Million Dollar Quartet”: It happened that fabled night when fate put four great muscians together for an unforgettable jam session; opening 7:30 p.m. May 15 for eight shows through May 20 at The Paramount, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Tickets start at $25. Call 877-784-4849 or go to stgpresents.org, tickets.com.

“Caliente”: Teatro Zinzanni’s latest show is directed by Ricardo Salinas of “Culture Clash.” There’s a bit of a social commentary in this Latin-themed show that combines dinner, comedy, a bit of theater and incredible acrobatics; performances are Thursday through Saturday at 6:30 p.m.. Sundays at 5:30 p.m. with occasional Wednesday evening performances at 6:30 p.m. through June 10. Midday matinees begin at 11:30 a.m. on select Sundays, Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle Tickets start at $106 at www.dreams.zinzanni.org or 206-802-0015.

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“Deathtrap”: Sky Performing Arts in Monroe continues to hold auditions for “Deathtrap” by Ira Levin at Sky Valley Education Center, 351 Short Columbia St., Monroe by appointment. Prepare with a one to two minute monologue. Performances are May 4 through May 20 Roles available are: Sydney, middle-aged playwright; Myra, Sydney’s wife; Clifford Anderson, younger hungry playwright; Helga Ten Dorp, nosey neighbor; Porter Milgrim, detective. To set up an appointment contact the director Alexandra Clark at lastleafalex@comcast.net.