“In His Hands”: The Christian rock opera by local composer Susan Olmos returns to the stage after a 30-year hiatus as a benefit for homeless children and teens. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. May 13, 3 and 7:30 p.m. May 14 and 3 p.m. May 15 in the theater at Mountlake Terrace High School. Olmos is the Holy Rosary Edmonds Church music director. Tickets are $20 and $25, available at inhishands.brownpapertickets.com. More information is at www.facebook.com/dramaticrockopera.
Everett Community College: Students perform original comedy sketches on stage at 7 p.m. May 20 at EvCC’s Baker Hall, room 120. EvCC is one of three schools working with SketchFest Seattle members to develop comedy skills and create a short set. Students will perform at the three schools and end the tour with a show at 7 p.m. May 27 at The Pocket Theatre in Seattle, where they will open for Seattle sketch comedy group Day Job. Students participating include Sean Costello, Casey Cummins, Caitlin Goldsberry, Tyler Hamilton, Sarah Hudson, Jacy Leavitt, Christa Moushey, Colin Pinter, Josh Read and Carl Rodriguez. Performance coaches are EvCC theater instructor Beth Peterson and comedian Clayton Weller. The show includes mature content. Children age 6 and younger should not attend. Admission by donation. For more information, call 425-388-9525.
Village Theatre: Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. Tickets and more information, 425-257-8600 or www.villagetheatre.org/everett.
“My Heart is the Drum,” an inspiring new musical, through May 22.
“Billy Elliot,” the Broadway sensation with music by Elton John, July 8 to 31.
The annual Village Theatre fundraiser auction and gala, “On the Town,” is May 21 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle; villagetheatre.org/gala.
Edmonds Driftwood Players: Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. For tickets and information, go to www.edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org or call 425-774-9600, option 3. “Suite Surrender,” an homage to the farces of the 1930s and ‘40s, June 10 to 26.
Phoenix Theatre: The comedy theater is at 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Call 206-533-2000 or go to www.phoenixtheatreedmonds.org. “The Dixie Swim Club” will be produced by Phoenix from June 3 to 26.
Anderlin Arts: Performances are at the Snohomish County PUD Auditorium, 2320 California, Everett. More at www.anderlinarts.org.
“Thoroughly Modern Millie,” musical comedy, Aug. 18 to 27.
“Scrooge! The Musical,” Dec. 1 to 10.
Red Curtain: Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts, a nonprofit arts education organization, has launched its Founding Donors community giving program, an opportunity to support the creation of an arts center in Marysville. For more information, go to www.redcurtainfoundation.org.
High School Plays
“White Christmas”: Kamiak High School’s spring musical by Irving Berlin at the school, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. Shows are 7 p.m. May 3 and 14; and 2 p.m. May 14. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for students and seniors. Matinee tickets are $10. Call 425-366-5427.
“Big Fish”: Monroe High School play at the school’s performing arts center, 17001 Tester Road, Monroe. Shows are 7 p.m. May 13 and 14. “Big Fish” was a smash hit on Broadway and made into a movie in 2003. It tells the story of a father in poor health trying to reconnect with his adult son after years of the father being away from home due to his career as a travelling salesman. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.
Reflections School of Dance: At 3 p.m. June 18, the school presents its annual recital, “Colors,” at Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave. Recital tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. More information is at www.reflectionsschoolofdance.com.
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