Stage and theater calendar

Dance

Seattle

Pacific Northwest ballet: A new season starts in September. Season tickets are on sale now and can be bought without service fees through Aug. 10. Call 206-441-2424 or go to the box office at 301 Mercer St. or online at pnb.org. All PNB performances are at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer Street, Seattle.

“Celebrate Seattle”: 6 p.m. Sept. 16. This event combines music, dance, video and song and features the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra performing music from “Back to the Future,” “Lost in Space” and “The Pink Panther,” paired with Stravinsky, Bizet, Dvorak and Beethoven.

“Cinderella”: Sept. 21. This performance honors founding artistic director Kent Stowell as his choreography recalls Cinderella’s long-lost mother in a tender memory scene and then returns her in the guise of the Fairy Godmother. Opening night also includes a performance of “Circus Polka” with music by Stravinsky and choreography by Jerome Robbins

Theater

Snohomish County

“The Sugar Bean Sisters”: Eric Lewis directs this simple story about romance, murder and alien abduction as the Nettle sisters are determined to escape spinsterhood with Willie going to Salt lake City to find a Mormon husband while Faye is waiting for the space people; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 23 at the Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Tickets are $18:50 adults and $15.50 Seniors/Military. Call 206-533-2000 or brownpapertickets.com.

“Murder on the Nile”: The Edmonds Driftwood Players presents this Agatha Christie mystery that takes place aboard a steamer, where honeymooners Simon Mostyn and his wealthy socialite wife Kay find themselves pursued by an old flame of the newly wedded groom. Then tragedy strikes — a murder on the Nile; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Sept. 7 through 23 at Driftwood Players, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $25 and $22. Call 425-774-9600 or www.driftwoodplayers.com.

Seattle

“Sing-Along-a-Grease”: The 5th Avenue Theatre is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the original stage version of “Grease” with an interactive show hosted by Seattle celebrities M.J. McDermott and Troy L. Wageman. The duo will host together 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7, and 1:30 p.m. Sept. 8; Wageman will host solo at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Before each performance, McDermott and Wageman will teach you the “hand-jive,” distribute goodie bags, and judge the costume competition so dress in your poodle skirt and prepare to belt out “You’re The One That I Want”; all seats are $19. Go to www.5thavenue.org or call 206-625-1900.

“Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam”: Vietnamese refugee, former gang member and rising Hollywood actor Trieu Tran tells his coming of age story in this autobiographical solo performance; at various times starting with an 8 p.m. preview Sept. 7 through Oct. 7 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $37.50. Call 206- 292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

“Legally Blond: The Musical”: Based on the movie starring Reese Witherspoon, the show focuses on sorority star Elle Woods who is dumped by her boyfriend and decides to hit the books and go to Harvard Law; shows are Sept. 14 through Oct. 7at Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnuson Park, 7120 62nd Ave. NE, Seattle. Tickets are $40 and $35. Go to www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org or call 206-363-2809.

“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/.

Billboard

Red Curtain Productions: Auditions for the first show of the 2012-13 season; Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys” about an out-of-work vaudeville team asked to reunite for a TV special…but they hate each other. Performed at the Historic Everett Theatre. To audition, send an email to auditionrcf@gmail.com or call 425.501.7604. Roles for seven actors.

Whidbey Playhouse is holding auditions for its holiday season production of “FruitCakes.” Auditions are scheduled for 9 a.m.Sept. 15, 2 p.m. Sept 16 and 7 p.m. Sept. 17in the STAR at the Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor. Call 360- 679-2237 or go to whidbeyplayhouse.com. The play opens Nov. 30.

Driftwood Players announce auditions for “The Music Man” noon Sept. 8 and 3 p.m. Sept. 9 at Driftwood rehearsal annex, 200 Dayton St., Edmonds. Parts for six women and five men (all ages) plus ensemble. Prepare a one-minute monologue and 32 bars of a song. Sign up for an audition appointment online: www.driftwoodplayers.com or call 425-774-9600.

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