Life’s trials, tribulations presented in Last Leaf’s ‘I Do! I Do!’

“I Do! I Do!”: Last Leaf Productions presents this theatrical roller coaster ride of one couple’s long marriage of ups and downs.

“I Do! I Do!” by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt is a classic musical that takes the audience through 50 years of life with Michael and Agnes.

The journey continues through love, birth, mid-life crisis, joy and sadness as the couple age through time and their marriage.

“I Do! I Do!” performs at 7:30 tonight and Saturday night and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Basil and Chives restaurant, 114 N. Lewis St., Monroe.

Tickets are $40 with dinner and $12 without. Call 360-794-4000 for reservations or go to

“The Cover of Life”: The Whidbey Playhouse presents this compelling World War II drama that launches the lives of everyday people who sacrifice for their country into the national spotlight.

The story, written by R.T. Robinson and directed by Rusty Hendrix, blends tragedy and comedy while telling the tale of three young wives who have all come to live with their mother-in-law while their husbands are at war.

Each of the brothers has joined a different branch of the service, and is stationed in a different part of the world. The local newspaper reporter thinks this will make a “fluff” story and has taken a picture of all the wives together.

Kate Miller, reporter for Life magazine, catches wind of the story and has come to get the scoop. Kate thinks it will be a piece of cake to get the story and leave. However, each wife has her own story to tell and not all is as it appears.

“The Cover of Life” opens at 7 tonight at Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. Shows are at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 27.

Tickets are $16. Call 360-679-2237 or go to The show is not recommended for children.

“Annie”: The sun will come out for just a few performances when one of America’s most beloved musicals, “Annie,” arrives in Seattle for a short engagement.

This ageless story of an orphan girl who never gives up hope is directed by its lyricist, Martin Charnin of Seattle, who brought the original production to Broadway in 1977.

The original Broadway production of “Annie” won seven 1977 Tony Awards, including best musical. The Tony-winning score includes “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” “Easy Street” and “Tomorrow.”

“Annie” runs for five performances at 8 p.m. Feb. 12; 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 13; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle.

Tickets range from $20 to $60. Call 877-784-4849 or go to, or

“The River Why”: Fly fishermen beware: This Book-It Repertory show might get you to trade in waders for one night for a pair of theater shoes.

The story is set in the Pacific Northwest so audiences might indeed feel kinship with the hero, a young fly-fishing prodigy who leaves his quirky fishing- obsessed family in the city to search for happiness on the banks of a wild and remote Oregon river.

David James Duncan’s first novel presents us with his character, Gus Orviston, as he travels on his funny, yet moving, journey of self-discovery.

“The River Why” opens with previews at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Shows are at various times through March 7.

Tickets range from $15 to $40. Call 206-216-0833 or go to

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