‘Godspell’ opens today in Everett

The Everett Performing Arts Center turns up the volume this weekend with the opening of “Godspell,” the Everett Kidstage Summerstock production.

The rock musical, which tells the story of Jesus through a series of musical parables taken from the Gospel of St. Matthew, opens tonight for the first of six performances.

“Godspell”: Performance at 7:30 tonight, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with additional performances at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19-20 and 2 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Tickets are $8 and $9 at the box office, 425-257-8600.

“Crazy for You: A New Gershwin Musical”: 7:30 p.m. today, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. Tickets are $10 at the box office, 360-679-2237.

“The Fantasticks”: Through Aug. 27 at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., Seattle. Tickets are $19 to $30; call 206-781-9707.

“Godspell” features a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz. Played by a rock band, it includes familiar songs such as “Day by Day” and the poignant “By My Side.”

Kidstage is the Village Theatre’s big youth production of the year. A cast of 40 teenagers has been rehearsing for weeks under the direction of Joel Waage, with musical direction by Tim Symons and choreography by Brittany Jamieson.

“Crazy for You: A New Gershwin Musical”: Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor presents a musical featuring 27 young actors ranging in age from 7 to 15 in this production, which opened Thursday and continues through this weekend.

The story opens with young hero Bobby Childs (Scott Arnold) desperately attempting to gain an audition with the one and only Bela Zangler (Brian Culbertson), the famous director of “Zangler’s Follies!” After a disastrous performance, Bobby is hounded by his girlfriend and mother into going to Deadrock, Nev., to foreclose a piece of property.

Upon arriving in the one-horse town, Bobby meets and falls for local postmistress Polly Baker (Anjulie Harrison), whose father owns the local theater building that Bobby has come to foreclose. In a bid to win the affection of his new true love, Bobby decides to pretend to be Bela Zangler and attempts to produce a Broadway-style show. Then the real Bela Zangler shows up.

“The Fantasticks” extended: Taproot Theatre’s production of “The Fantasticks” in Seattle has been extended through Aug. 27. The play had been set to close a week earlier.

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Justin Huertas (Judas) (left), Rob Snow (disciple), Bryce Henry (Jesus), Erin Dorn (disciple) and Olivia Hartshorn (disciple) perform in the Village Theatre’s Kidstage production of “Godspell.”

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Young actors rehearse “Crazy for You: A New Gershwin Musical” at Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor. In the foreground are Matt Olleron, Danelle Stahl, Wyatt Homola and Anna Fredrick.

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