Phoenix Theatre: The comedy theater is at 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Call 206-533-2000 or go to www.tptedmonds.org. “Twist of the Magi” — by the theater’s own managing director Debra Rich Gettleman, and featuring the song stylings of the Twisted Sisters — will be presented at 8 p.m. Dec. 22-23 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 23. The piece starts with O’Henry’s classic short story “Gift of the Magi,” which unfolds at a 1940s radio station. The characters include a slew of disgruntled actors, a frantic sound effect technician, a whacky female trio, a delinquentShakespearean prima donna, a jealous Italian femme fatale and a host of other broadcasting eccentrics. The cast includes Alissa Cattabriga, James Lynch, Nicola Amos, Sarah McGrath, Denise Wichsier, Scott Hibbert, Steve Heiret, Susan Connors and Melanie Calderwood. Directed by Keith Dahlgren and Michael Corry.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Love Heals All Wounds: The Edmonds Center for the Arts presents the world premiere of “Love Heals All Wounds,” 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.
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Swan Lake: Kent Stowell’s Swan Lake runs Feb. 2-11 at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. 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. Tickets start at $30. Order tickets by phone at 206-441-2424 or online at www.pnb.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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