Shakespeare Festival: Seattle Opera is teaming up with A Contemporary Theatre and Seattle Symphony to celebrate Shakespeare in “Beatrice and Benedict,” which runs through March 10 at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. The story is based on the Bard’s “Much Ado About Nothing” and centers on the “skirmish of wits” between fiery Beatrice and bombastic Benedict and their failed resolution to avoid falling in love with each other. Visit seattleopera.org or call 206-389-7676 for tickets.
Village Theatre: Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave.; 425-257-8600 or www.villagetheatre.org/everett. “The Gin Game” opens March 2. Weller and Fonsia are two strangers who enter into a seemingly harmless game of gin rummy. The rest of the season includes 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). “On the Verge” opens March 2. Three Victorian female explorers find themselves on an unexpected and wholly remarkable expedition through the wilds of Terra Incognita — and time itself. 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.
Archbishop Murphy High School: The high school’s musical comedy “All Shook Up” is showing 7:30 p.m. March 2 and 2 p.m. March 3 at the Snohomish County PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett. “All Shook Up” is inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955 and a guitar-playing young man changes everything and everyone he meets. Tickets are $15 or $13 for students and seniors. Tickets available at http://seatyourself.biz/amhs.
Ludus Performing Arts: The youth theater company presents “Sweeney Todd,” opening March 16 at the Snohomish County PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett. An unjustly exiled barber returns to 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. Call 425-239-6627 or go to www.ludusperformingarts.org for ticket information.
The Dance School: 2821 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-259-6861; www.thedanceschool.org. I Love to Dance showcases are 6 p.m. March 3 and 2 p.m. March 4. Features studio performances of original choreography and solo works by students and staff. A free-will donation will be accepted. On April 19, the 12th annual Celebrate Dance luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entertainment includes a strolling violinist, student choreography works and inspirational speeches. The keynote speaker is Dean Speer, the school’s new director. Suggested donation is $100. RSVP to the lunch via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pacific Northwest Ballet: McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; 206-441-2424; www.pnb.org. See “Snow White” 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. March 18 and 3:30 p.m. March 24. This hour-long version of the classic fairy tale is narrated and performed by students of the Pacific Northwest Ballet School. Tickets are $25-$60.
Tim Noah’s Thumbnail Theater: The Thumb hosts Crackpot Comedy Cavalcade 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 3 at the theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish. Interactive, family-friendly sketch and improv. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. Another show also is scheduled for April 21. More at www.thumbnailtheater.org.
Magic of Mac King: Mac King will perform magic and comedy 8 p.m. March 3 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. The comedy magician was recently named “Magician of the Year” by the Magic Castle in Hollywood. He has his own family-friendly show, “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show” in Las Vegas. Tickets are $35. Call 425-258-6766 or go to www.historiceveretttheatre.org.
Everleigh Estates: Unexpected Productions hosts Everleigh Estates: An Improvised Tale of Mystery in the Average World at 8:05 p.m. Saturdays through March. Shows are March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Tickets are $12. Black Box Theatre is on the Edmonds Community College campus, at 20310 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. More at www.blackboxedcc.org.
Tony V’s Garage: Monday Night Comedy is a weekly comedy showcase and open mic at the garage, 1716 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Features regional comedians working out their longer sets and local amateurs trying new material. Next showcase is March 5. No cover. Sign up at 7:30 p.m.; show is at 8 p.m.
A Night of Improv: Exit 192 Improv will perform improvisational comedy 8 p.m. March 9 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. This adults-only show is completely unscripted and inspired by suggestions from the audience. Tickets are $12. Call 425-258-6766 or go to www.historiceveretttheatre.org.
Comedy Court Improv: Phoenix Theatre hosts Comedy Court Improv at 7:30 p.m. March 10 at Wade James 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.comedycourtimprov.com for more information. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
Paula Poundstone: Paula Poundstone is an American stand-up comedian, author, actress, interviewer and commentator. She is a regular panelist on NPR’s No. 1 show, “Wait, wait…don’t tell me!” Poundstone will perform 7:30 p.m. March 10 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. Tickets are sold out, but some may be left at will-call the day of the show. More at www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.
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