Last Leaf Productions: The Monroe-based Shakespearean company will perform “Love’s Labor’s Lost” and Part One of “Henry IV” throughout the summer in parks around the region. More information at lastleaf99.org.
Skagit River Shakespeare Festival: This 15th annual season by the troupe features “The Merchant of Venice,” the classic tale of love and money, this time played out in Las Vegas, as well as the rarely produced comedy “Cymbeline,” which is the tale of a king whose daughter has married against his wishes and whose wife plots to seize his crown for her spoiled son. The festival opens July 8 and continues through Aug. 13 at the Rexville Black Rock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Road, between Conway and La Conner. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 4 p.m.; shakesnw.org.
Edmonds Driftwood Players: Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds; www.edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org or 425-774-9600, option 3. The seventh annual Festival of Shorts is July 8-10, featuring short plays by playwrights from Florida, Seattle, South Carolina, California, Maine, New York and Missouri. The theme this year is “Paradox.” Audiences pick their favorites and then on the final day, judges select an overall festival winner. July 8 and 9 at 8 p.m., 2 p.m. July 10. Admission is $15. Also, tickets for the 2016-17 season are on sale now. Youth classes available.
Village Theatre: Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave.; 425-257-8600 or www.villagetheatre.org/everett. See the website for the 2016-17 season line up of shows, including “Pump Boys & Dinettes,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” “The 39 Steps,” “A Proper Place” and “Dreamgirls.” “Billy Elliot,” the Broadway sensation, with music by Elton John, plays July 8-31. The cast includes many actors who have performed in other productions in Everett, with a fabulous men’s chorus. KidStage information is available at www.villagetheatre.org/everett/kidstage.
Phoenix Theatre: The comedy theater is at 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds; 206-533-2000 or www.phoenixtheatreedmonds.org. See “I’m Herbert and Other Short Plays,” directed by Molly Brusewitz, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, July 22-30 and Aug. 19-28. Tickets range from $12 to $19. The production involves three stories about love at different ages: Young newlywed honeymooners; middle-age dating; and an elderly couple who have been married several times and can’t remember each others’ names. Tickets for the Phoenix 2016-17 season are available now. The shows include “Moon Over Buffalo” and “Crossing Delancey.”
Anderlin Arts: Performances are at the Snohomish County PUD Auditorium, 2320 California, Everett; www.anderlinarts.org. “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” the musical comedy, plays Sept. 15 to 24.
“Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”: The off-Broadway comedy is a one-man fusion of theater and stand-up comedy based on the best selling book by John Gray. See it at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Call 425-258-6766 for ticket information.
Red Curtain: Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts, a nonprofit arts education organization, plans to open a new arts center in Marysville in September. For more information, go to www.redcurtainfoundation.org. The 2016-17 season at the Red Curtain Community Arts Center features “The Fantasticks,” “Arsenic and Old Lace,” “You Can’t Take It With You,” “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians,” “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Noises Off!” Summer classes are available. A fundraising auction is set for Oct. 1.
Theater Schmeater: Two people familiar to Edmonds Driftwood Players audiences, Paul Lewis and Carrisa Miesner Smit, have written “The Crossing,” an original “chamber” musical about Amelia Earhart. The show opens July 14 and runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 13 at The Schmee, 2125 Third Ave. in Belltown, Seattle. For more information, go to www.schmeater.org.
Ludus Performing Arts: The musical “Mary Poppins” will be performed at 7 p.m. July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30, and at 2 p.m. July 16, 17, 24 and 30, all at the PUD theater, 2320 California St., Everett. For tickets, call 425-239-6627. More at www.ludusyouththeatre.org.
Hula O Lehualani: The Ho’ike, the ninth annual recital, is 4 p.m. July 10 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. All of the Edmonds-based Hula O Lehualani dancers will participate in hula kahiko and ‘auana learned throughout the year.
To submit information to this calendar, please email reporter Gale Fiege at email@example.com.