“La Voix Humaine” &“Suor Angelica”: Two different composers present two different women and what they did to deal with horrible disappointment. Francis Poulenc tells the story of a woman shunned by her lover over the telephone. In Puccini’s tale a woman is disowned by her family after joining a convent; performances are 7:30 p.m. May 4, 8, 11, 15 and 18 and 2 p.m. May 12, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets start at $25. Call 800-426-1619 or go to www.seattleopera.org.
Director’s Choice: Featuring two works by George Balanchine to pay tribute to the man whose works have been vital to Pacific Northwest Ballet’s company and a world premiere by Christopher Wheeldon; runs at various times May 31 through June 9, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle Center. Tickets start at $28. Call 206-441-2424 or online at pnb.org.
“Celebrate Life”: Reflections School of Dance presents this benefit performance 7:30 p. m. May 4 at the Snohomish County PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St. Everett. Suggested $15 donation. The performance features Emerge Dance Company, Revolution, Dunamis Dance Teams and ballet pointe dancers from Reflections School of Dance. For more information call 425-338-9056 or go to www.reflectionsschoolofdance.com.
Theater: Snohomish County
“Making God Laugh”: This Curtain Call Theatre production is a family comedy with four scenes set 10 years apart at various holidays; runs 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday May 17 through June 8 at Everett Music Hall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett. Tickets are $15 and $12.50. Go to www.cctbothell.org.
“Trails:” A new Village Theatre musical, this story of love, loss and impossible pursuits follows friends Mike and Seth as they fulfill a promise to a woman they both love on a hike on the Appalachian Trail; runs at various times through May 19 at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Tickets start at $55. Call 425-257-8600 or go to www.villagetheatre.org/.
“Godspell”: Driftwood Players presents the life of Christ in parables from the gospels of Matthew and Luke with a score that includes “Day by Day”: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 5, Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $25 and $22. Call 425-774-9600 or go to www.driftwoodplayers.com.
“Spinoff”: This Reunion Theatre comedy has two bank officials unwittingly involving others in a madcap scheme to retrieve stolen loot and flee the country; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 5, Everett Music Hall Playhouse at the Everett Mall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett. Tickets are $13 and $10. Online at Brownpapertickets.com or call 425-737-7290 or go to www.reuniontheatregroup.org.
“Everything in the Garden”: Red Curtain Foundation brings this Edward Albee dark comedy that explores the hidden undercurrents running through a 1960s suburban neighborhood; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 12, Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $13 and $16.50. Go to brownpapertickets.com or the theatre box office.
“Julius Caesar”: Seattle Shakespeare Company brings the story of this Roman statesman as part of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Family Series; 7:30 p.m. May 3 at WICA, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Go to wicaonline.com or call 360-221-8268 or 800-638-7631.
“Black Watch”: This story reveals what it meant to soldiers fighting in Iraq from the Scottish regiment, based on interviews with former soldiers; runs at various times through May 5 at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Tickets are $21.25 to $55. Go to www.stgpresents.org/.
“Jersey Boys”: This is true blue-collar music made by four kids from Jersey who called themselves The Four Seasons and who helped create the sound track of our lives with hits like “Sherry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry”; runs at various times through May 4 at the 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Some ticket prices start at $29. Go to www.5thavenue.org or call 206- 625-1900.
“Boeing Boeing”: This farce will fly you back to the 1960s where the three-timing Bernard gets his perfect life grounded when — engineers you’ll like this — Boeing comes out with a faster jet; at various times through May 19 at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets range from $15 to $80. Call 206-443-2222, 877-900-9285 or go to www.seattlerep.org.
“Grey Gardens”: Due to popular demand, this show has been extended past May 26 so more audiences can see the wealthy lifestyle for Edith Bouvier Beale, a relative of Jacqueline Kennedy, end for her and daughter “Little Edie,” who go from glamorous to penniless; this intimate musical is performed acoustically; extended performances are 8 p.m. May 30 and 31, and 2 and 8 p.m. June 1 and 2 p.m. June 2, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $71. Call 206- 292-7676 or go to www.acttheatre.org.
“Gypsy”: This American musical follows Mama Rose’s relentless efforts to make her children vaudeville stars and the fallout that followed; 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 19, Seattle Musical Theatre, Magnuson Park Community Center Building, 7120 62nd Ave. NE, Seattle. Tickets are $40 and $35. Go to www.SeattleMusicalTheatre.org or call 206-363-2809.
“Bach at Leipzig”: Written to mimic a musical fugue, this story is set in Leipzig, 1722 where organists vie for the job of Germany music director and rivalries, trickery and blackmail flair up; opens with previews May 15 and runs at various times through June 15, Taproot Theatre Company, 204 North 85th St., Seattle. Tickets range from $20 to $40. Online at www.taproottheatre.org or call 206-781-9707.
Cinco de Mayo Late Nite Cabaret at Teatro: These shows are for the crowd who wants something spicier with their meal with sizzling Latin dance, circus, burlesque, and other surprises; 11:15 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. May 4, Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets are $45 to $55 and include a $20 food/beverage credit to be used at the show. Menu is a la carte. Call 206-802-0015 or go to www.dreams.zinzanni.org/.
“Dinner At Wontan’s”: Teatro ZinZanni’s newest show has you partying with the Nordic gods as the world ends; runs through May 12 at the tent at Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle. Dinner show tickets start at $108; matinee show tickets start at $50 youth and $86 adults. Call 206-802-0015 or go to www.dreams.zinzanni.org/.
“Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Uncensored”: Book-It Repertory presents this gritty true story of a young white boy Huck Finn who befriends Jim, an escaped slave; runs at various times through May 12 at Center Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets range from $25 to $45. Go to www.book-it.org or call 206-216-0833.
“The Taming of the Shrew”: This white trash version of Shakespeare’s classic has Kate living in the backwoods of the Padua trailer park when Petrucchio swaggers in to claim her heart; runs at various times through May 12, Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets are $40 and $30. Call 206-733-8222 or go to www.seattleshakespeare.org.
Disney’s “Camp Rock”: The Musical: This a classic story of rivalry and power and you can be part of the story by registering for this camp; open to ages 11 to 18; price: $375.The camp includes an audition workshop, improv games, leadership and team exercises, acting work, a guided tour of the Paramount Theatre, rehearsal for show, and performances. Also included is vocal work with Mark Press and dance with Laura West, local music and dance teachers. To sign up, go to www.driftwoodplayers.com or call 425-774-9600. Call firstname.lastname@example.org for need-based scholarships.
Summer Shakespeare in the Park Tour auditions: Last Leaf Productions is holding auditions for “Two Gentlemen of Verona” and “Othello,” 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 7 and 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 8. Prepare a one minute monologue and contact email@example.com for an appointment. All auditions and rehearsals are held in Monroe and performances begin June 29.
Also: Last Leaf Productions will be interviewing for the stage manager for its annual Summer Shakespeare in the Park Tour; auditions are on May7 and 8. Provide your resume and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment. Candidates will need a valid driver’s license and clean driving record and be cleared by a state background check. Responsibilities will include: transporting sets and costumes in company-provided truck, supervising set up and break down, maintaining actor contact sheet and notes during rehearsal and communication between producer, directors and actors. All auditions and rehearsals are held in Monroe; performances begin June 29 and run weekends through the first weekend in August plus one day Aug. 17.