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Snohomish County

“The Foreigner”: Village Theatre’s production of this Larry Shue comedy, directed by Brian Yorkey, runs through March 30 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. All Charlie wanted was a little peace and quiet. So when he arrives at a fishing lodge in Georgia, it seems harmless enough to masquerade as a foreigner who can’t speak English. He soon realizes, however, that people will say the most extraordinary things when they think no one can understand them. For tickets, which range in price from $25 to $60, call 425-257-8600 or go to www.villagetheatre.org.

Illusionist Christian Ford: The comedic magician is set to perform at 8 p.m. March 21, 22, 28 and 29 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets, $20 or $15 for seniors, military and children, are at the theater box office, available by calling 425-258-6766 or online at www.historiceveretttheatre.org.

“Thugs: A Musical Mafiasco”: Driftwood Players presents “Thugs,” April 18 to May 11 at Wade James Theater, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are available at www.driftwoodplayers.com or by calling 425-774-9600.

Skagit County

“Peter Pan”: Lyric Light Opera presents the Broadway musical March 22 through April 6 at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon. Tickets and performance times are available online at www.lyriclightopera.org or by calling 360-416-7727.

“Always … Patsy Cline”: A Theatre Arts Guild production at the Conway Muse, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 22. Starring Ria Peth Vanderpool and Kelly Bohon, the musical is based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. The Conway Muse is at 18444 Spruce St., Conway. Tickets are $20 and are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/534117.

Seattle

“Little Shop of Horrors”: A collaboration between A Contemporary Theatre and the 5th Avenue Theatre, the campy musical comedy runs through June 15 at ACT, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets, starting at $29, are available online at www.actthreatre.org or by calling 206-292-7676.

“The Boy at the Edge of Everything”: Seattle Children’s Theatre; through April 6; 201 Thomas St., Seattle Center. Tickets run $20 to $36. Call 206-441-3322 or go to www.sct.org. Recommended for ages 8 and older. The play tells the story of an overscheduled schoolboy whose desire for a quiet space to call his own leads him into a great adventure. His hero’s journey goes from Earth to the Edge of Everything and Nothing. The play touches on themes from outer and inner space, time travel and time management, and sensitively explores friendship, family and the meaning of brotherhood.

“Pretty Fire”: Presented by Taproot Theatre Company through March 22 at 204 N. 85th St., Seattle; 206-781-9707; www.taproottheatre.org. This one-woman show written by Tony-nominated actress Charlayne Woodard is brought to life by award-winning Seattle actress Tracy Michelle Hughes. Beginning with a dangerously premature birth and two young parents who place their child’s survival squarely in the hands of God, the play weaves together poignant memories of faith, love, adversity and triumph while tracing Woodard’s film, stage and television career. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays. Tickets are $25 or $15 for ages 14 to 25.

“The Suit”: Seattle Repertory Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group present Peter Brook’s “The Suit,” a musical parable about forgiveness set in apartheid South Africa. The story follows a cuckolded husband who doles out an unusual punishment to his wife; he asks that she treat her lover’s abandoned suit as a guest of honor in their home. Mature themes. March 19 through April 6. Tickets available at www.seattlerep.org/Buy/Tickets/Production/4253. Seattle Rep at 155 Mercer St., at the Seattle Center. Call 877-900-9285.

“The Lion King”: The long-running, Tony-winning musical is in Seattle through April 6 at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Tickets are $22 to $135 at stgpresents.org. Call 206-682-1414 for more information.

Dance

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Peter Boal’s “Director’s Choice,” which includes four works including a world premiere by choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 21 and 22 and 1 p.m. March 23 at McCaw Hall, 301 Mercer St., Seattle. Upcoming PNB performances include “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” from April 11 through 19 and “Giselle” from May 30 through June 8. For tickets, which range in price, call 206-441-2424 or go to www.pnb.org.

Comedy

Patrick McManus: The Lincoln Theatre presents “Scrambled McManus” at 7:30 p.m., March 22 at 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon. It’s one-man comedy by humor writer Patrick F. McManus starring his indentured actor, Tim Behrens. Tickets are $25. More information is available at www.lincolntheatre.org or by calling 360-336-8955.

Billboard

Shakespeare Northwest auditions: 2014 Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, “Macbeth” and “Much Ado About Nothing” in July and August. Prepare two contrasting one-minute monologues; one must be Shakespeare but not from the season’s shows. Actors should wear comfortable clothing Audition 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22 in studio I, Seattle Center House; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23, Bellingham Theater Guild, 1600 H St.; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29, Postal and More, 1500 B E. College Way, Mount Vernon. Callbacks 3 to 6 p.m. March 30 at the Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Road, Mount Vernon. To request a 10-minute audition slot call 206-317-3023 or email audition@shakesnw.org. More information at www.shakesnw.org.

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