Stage and theater calendar

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OPERA

Seattle

Seattle Opera: Young Artists Program presents “Don Pasquale,” by Donizetti. This humorous opera ends with love winning out over scheming. Gorgeous music. Scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 31, April 6 and 7; 2 p.m. April 1, Meany Hall, University of Washington. Tickets are $55 for adults, $20 for students, except for the matinee, when student tickets are $15, at www.seattleopera.org or 800-426-1619.

Dance

Snohomish County

Olympic Ballet Theatre: “The Sleeping Beauty and Griffes”: Oleg Gorboulev and Mara Vinson present a premier of highlights from “Sleeping Beauty” and a contemporary piece set to the music of American composer Charles Griffes. 2 p.m. April 14, Everett Performing Arts Center and 5 p.m. April 22, Edmonds Center for the Arts. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and students; and $20 for children under 10, at www.olympicballet.com or 425-774-7570. “Kid Dance for Kids,” a matinee production featuring “Sleeping Beauty” only is at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. April 13, Everett Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 for adult, $10 for children. Groups of 20 or more, $8.

Seattle

Pacific Northwest Ballet: “New Works”: Performances by choreographers David Dawson; Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and a world premier of Victor Quijada. Through March 24. Tickets $28 to $168 at pnb.org or 206-441-2424.

“Snow White”: A narrated hour-long performance for young audiences performed by students at the PNB Ballet School. March 25. Tickets $10 to $67 at www.pnb.org or 206-441-2424.

“Appolo-Carmina”: Ballanchine’s “Appolo” with music by Stravinsky is paired with Kent Stowell’s “Carmina Burana,” by Carl Orff. April 13 to April 22. Tickets $28 to $168 at www.pnb.org or 206-441-2424.

UW World Series: at Meany Hall, Seattle, Chunky Move, making its Meany Hall debut, this Australian company is genre-defying and exciting. 8 p.m. April 12 to April 14, $39, uwworldseries.org.

Theater

Snohomish County

“The Odd Couple”: In one of Neil Simon’s most recognizable comedies, Oscar Madison, a divorced yet carefree slob, has his life turn upside-down with the arrival of his longtime friend and new roomie, Felix Ungar, an uptight neat-freak, whose wife has just left him; 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 7 p.m. Sunday through March 25, Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. General seating starts at $38. Call 425-257-8600 or online at www.villagetheatre.org.

“An Interview With Mark Twain” and “Vignettes from Spoon River Anthology”: Bothell’s Curtain Call Theatre presents this one performance only set of shows by Edgar Lee Masters, a collection of post mortem, autobiographical sketches of former citizens from the fictional town of Spoon River, Ill.; 12:30 p.m. March 26, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell. Free.

“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”: The musical, is about a young window-washer with dreams of making it in big business. He finds a “How to” book and is determined to take its advice all the way to the top; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays through April 1 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $23.50 adults and $20.50 for students, seniors and military. Tickets may be purchased in person or 425-258-6766 – or online at www.etix.com.

“The Golden State”: In this raucous farce, Gertrude Hopper rules over her adult children and illegal servants with an iron fist and plans to marry off her son and farm out her daughter’s womb to a wealthy widow. Her plans run aground, however, as her children make a final, desperate bid for love and independence; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays March 30 to April 22 at the Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Tickets are $18.50 and $15.50. Call 206-533-2000 or go to www.phoenixtheatreedmonds.com.

“Harvey”: Harvey is the comedic story of a likeable man and his imaginary friend, “Harvey,” a 6-foot, three-and-a-half-inch-tall rabbit. Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a pooka, to guests at a society party. His society-obsessed sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium but that’s when the fur really starts to fly; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday April 6 through 22, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $23 and $20. Call 425-774-9600 or online at www.driftwoodplayers.com.

Island County

“Rebecca: The story of Rebecca Ebey”: Jill Johnson, a local performance artist and storyteller, premiers her second one-woman show; Johnson is well known to local audiences for her appearances as a storyteller and actress. She premiered her first one woman show, “Little, But OH My!—the story of Berte Olson” in 2003 and won a national award and the show performed all over Western Washington and in several other states; 7:30 p.m. March 23 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $12 and $10. Call 360-221-8268, 800-638-7631 or online www.WICAonline.com.

“Doubt, A Parable:” This fast-moving, 90-minute tale casts suspicion on a priest’s behavior and raises questions about moral certainty; most of the shows are at 7:30 p.m. April 6 to 21 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $12 to $16. Call 360-221-8268, 800-638-7631 or online www.wicaonline.com.

Seattle

“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 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $55. Call 206-292-7676 or go to www.acttheatre.org.

“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, at Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle Tickets start at $106 at www.dreams.zinzanni.org or 206-802-0015.

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Driftwood Players third annual Festival of Shorts is seeking short plays of less than 15 minutes long, centered on the theme “serendipity.” Submissions should be previously unproduced. Only one submission per author. Eight finalists will be chosen. Reading will be blind, so author’s name can only be on cover page. April 1 is submission deadline. Submit by snail mail to 950 Main St., Edmonds, Wash., 98020 or e-mail to shortssubmissions@driftwoodplayers.com.

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: The theater is seeking proposals and script suggestions from directors, artists, and community members for the 2012/13 Theatre Series. Also, Local Artist Series has opportunities for artists to perform at WICA at a low-to-no financial risk. Also, Fast and Furious/Down and Dirty, allows adventurous artists and audiences to explore stage adaptations of texts and other materials and the avant-garde and performance art. All Proposals for either series are accepted through April 1. Visit www.WICAonline.com or call 360-221-8268, or 800-638-7631.