ACT’s “A Christmas Carol”: A Contemporary Theater, 700 Union St., Seattle, www.acttheatre.org. Region’s longest-running Dickens show, with Mukilteo’s Keagan Estes reprising his role as Tiny Tim. The 9-year-old’s sister, Kalia Estes, will play his on-stage sister Elizabeth. The last performance is Dec. 28.
Village Theatre: Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave.; 425-257-8600 or www.villagetheatre.org/everett. “Newsies” runs Jan. 5-28. The rest of the season includes “The Gin Game,” the new musical “String” and “Hairspray.”
Red Curtain: The Red Curtain Arts Center, 9315 State Ave., Suite J, Marysville (in the Goodwill shopping center, behind the Everett Community College cosmetology school). “Body Awareness” opens Jan. 19. When the guest speaker at a local community college is invited to stay with the organizer and her same-sex partner, he finds himself caught in a moral tug-of-war. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 seniors, students, military, $7 kids 12 and under. Call 360-322-7402 or go to www.redcurtainfoundation.org for ticket information.
Phoenix Theatre: The comedy theater is at 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Call 206-533-2000 or go to www.tptedmonds.org. “More Fun Than Bowling” opens Feb. 2. Jake owns the bowling alley in a small Midwestern town. He often goes to sit on a hilltop where two of his three wives are buried. This is where he replays the key frames of his life and is visited by his daughter, Molly, who has become adept at talking women into marrying her father for love and free lane time. Shows are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12-24.
Edmonds Driftwood Players: Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds; www.edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org or 425-774-9600. Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” opens Feb. 9. The story of courage and racial injustice is told through the eyes of a 6-year-old girl from a quiet southern town.
The Burlesque Nutcracker: The Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker through Dec. 28 at The Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle. This wintertime spectacle gives the traditional ballet a bawdy makeover. For tickets and information, call the box office at 206-838-4333 or visit www.thetripledoor.net.
Pacific Northwest Ballet: McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; 206-441-2424; www.pnb.org. George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” with sets and costumes by Ian Falconer through Dec. 28. Kent Stowell’s “Swan Lake” runs Feb. 2-11. The founding artistic director’s version of the most famous of classical ballets now has a revised staging and featuring new scenic, costume and lighting designs.
Love Heals All Wounds: The Edmonds Center for the Arts presents the world premiere of a collaboration between internationally-renowned choreographers and dancers Lil Buck and Jon Boogz, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at the center, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. Tickets are $24-$49. Call 425-275-9595 or go to www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.
Comedy Court Improv: Phoenix Theatre hosts Comedy Court Improv at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at the comedy theater, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Fast-paced short-form improv show. Think “Whose Line Is it Anyway?” Using a courtroom theme, the judge will pit the plaintiffs and defendants against each other in a hilarious series of improv games. Who will win? Call 206-390-6848 or go to www.facebook.com/ComedyCourtImprov for more information. Tickets are $15 and available online at www.tptedmonds.org.
Tribe Has Spoken 3: Unexpected Productions hosts its third “Survivor”-inspired comedy improv challenge Saturday nights in January and February. Each week improvisors will try to outwit, outplay and outlast in challenges to become the ultimate impro-vivor. Just like in the reality TV show, players will be eliminated at tribal council. Shows start at 8:05 p.m. Tickets are $12. The theater is on the Edmonds Community College campus, at 20310 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. More at www.blackboxedcc.org.
Comedy Woman: A troupe of female comedians from Russia will perform humor sketches live at 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. This show is in Russian. Tickets are $70-$130. Call 425-275-9595 or go to www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.
Tribe Has Spoken Reunion Show: A special reunion show following the finale of the Tribe Has Spoken comedy improv challenge is at 8:05 p.m. Feb. 25. The tribes reunite to rehash dramatic moments and replay the challenges. Tickets are $12. The theater is on the Edmonds Community College campus, at 20310 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. More at www.blackboxedcc.org.
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