Stage and theater calendar

  • Wed Feb 15th, 2012 3:06pm
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Dance

Seattle

Pacific Northwest Ballet: “Snow White,” a narrated hourlong performance for young audiences performed by students at the PNB Ballet School; 3:30 p.m. March 17, 4:30 p.m. March 18 and noon and 3 p.m. March 25. Tickets $10 to $67 at www.pnb.org or 206-441-2424.

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba: This Cuban company combines ballet, flamenco and folk dance. 8 p.m. March 1 to March 3, $45, uwworldseries.org.

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

OPERA

Seattle

Seattle Opera: The ultimate story of love lost and regained in Gluck’s “Orphee et Eurydice.” Sung in French and based on Gluck’s 1762 Italian version. This opera is said to be a “tour-de-force for tenor” and includes ballet. Runs Feb. 25 through March 10, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets are $25 to $209 at www.seattleopera.org or 800-426-1619.

Theater

Snohomish County

“Thunderbolts and Dunderheads”: Iris, the goddess-of-rainbows goes to the “head office” on Mount Olympus looking for a promotion. Instead she’s threatened with downsizing. Her only hope is take on the only job no one wants. What’s a goddess to do? 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 26 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.

“M*A*S*H”: This black comedy about life in a mobile army surgical hospital unit in Korea has young surgeons saving lives but off duty, the personnel keep their sanity by pursuing an irreverent lifestyle that leads to some hilarious adventures; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 26 at Driftwood Players, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $23 and $20. Call 425-774-9600 or online at www.driftwoodplayers.com.

“Audition for Murder”: Presented by Reunion Theatre Group, this traditional murder mystery comedy has a cast of oddball characters, a few murders and lots of fun; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 25 at Everett Music Hall, located in the Everett Mall, 1402 Everett Mall Way, Everett. Tickets are $13 and $10. Call 800-838-3006 or online at www.brownpapertickets.com or make a reservation at www.reuniontheatregroup.org.

Island County

“Steel Magnolias”: In a beauty parlor in Louisiana there are six distinctly different women whose lives are interwoven via the small town gossip that shadows the ongoing cycles of birth, marriage and death; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 25, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets range from $12 to $16. Call 360-221-8268 or 800-638-7631 or go to www.WICAonline.com.

Skagit County

“Borderline Crazies”: This comedy opens the RiverBelle Dinner Theatre’s 2012 Season with two writers, one an efficiency expert, the other a horror writer, along with their wives end up unexpectedly together in a Lake Tahoe cabin owned by their publisher. The wives get along dandily, but the writers mix together like oil and water. The four become stranded in the cabin due to a snowstorm. Throw in an escaped ax murderer and a couple plot twists and you’ve got an avalanche of craziness. Shows 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 18 at RiverBelle Dinner Theatre, Old Town Grainery Building, 100 E. Montgomery, Mount Vernon. For reservations call 360-336-3012; $45 dinner and Show; $25 dessert and show.

Seattle

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”: A female version of Tom Stoppard’s examination of two of Hamlet’s less famous characters; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 19, Seattle Public Theatre, 7312 W Greenlake Drive N, Seattle. Call 206-524-1300 or boxoffice@seattlepublictheater.org.

“Tartuffe”: Moliere’s comic masterpiece brings us the imposter Tartuffe, a con artist extraordinaire who oozes piety and charm. Will his hypocrisy be discovered before Orgon’s household is turned on its head? This famous farce is a cautionary tale told with lightning-quick wit, complete with star-crossed lovers, a badgering grandma and a plot that could be ripped from the headlines — or a Saturday night comedy show; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday through March 3 at Taproot Theatre, 204 N 85th St., Seattle. Tickets range from $22 to $37. Call 206-781-9707 or go to www.taproottheatre.org/.

“Oklahoma”: The 5th Avenue Theatre is partnering with Tony Award-nominated choreographer Donald Byrd and his acclaimed Spectrum Dance Theater to bring a reinvention of Rodgers &Hammerstein’s big-hearted, high-kicking life on the range packed with classic hits such as “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “People will Say We’re in Love” and of course, “Oklahoma”; shows at various times through March 4 at the 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Single tickets start at $29. Call 206-625-1900 or go to www.5thavenue.org.

“Prairie Nocturn”: Book-It Repertory Theatre presents this music-filled, back and forth journey through time as three extraordinary lives intersect on the Montana plains: a singer-turned-voice teacher, a baronial rancher and war hero and a Black former rodeo clown now chauffeur; shows through March 4 at Book-It Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets range from $22 to $44. Call 206-216-0833 or go to www.book-it.org.

“A Chorus Line”: This masterpiece musical follows a group of desperate to work actor and dancers through their audition experience for a spot on the synchronized dance chorus of an upcoming Broadway production; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through March 4 with a special show 7:30 p.m. March 1 at Seattle Musical Theatre, 7120 62nd Ave. NE, Seattle. Tickets are $40 and $35. Call 206-363-2809 or online www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org.

“Pygmalion”: Seattle Shakespeare Co. produces this George Bernard Shaw comedy of the unlikely relationship between the Cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle and her stuffy phonetics professor Henry Higgins, who teaches her to talk like a lady and Eliza, in turn, schools him on what it means to be a gentleman; 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday with selected shows at 2 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays Feb. 23 through March 11, Intiman Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets range from $15 to $40. Call 206-733-8222 or www.seattleshakespeare.org.

Billboard

• Edmonds Driftwood Players auditions for Cyrano de Bergerac, 6 p.m. March 9 and 3 p.m. March 10, Driftwood Administrative Office, 306 Main St., Edmonds. Parts for two women, five men and six to eight for ensemble; prepare two contrasting monologues, one classical. Sign up for an appointment at www.driftwoodplayers.com or call: 425-774-9600.

• 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 mail to 950 Main St., Edmonds, WA 98020 or email to shortssubmissions@driftwoodplayers.com.

• Edmonds Arts Festival is accepting applications from musical or dance groups to perform on the main stage amphitheatre June 17 during the 2012 Edmonds Arts Festival. Download an application form from the Edmonds Arts Festival website at www.edmondsartsfestival.com. Submittal packages must be received no later than March 15. For questions email performingarts@edmondsartsfestival.com.