Stage calendar


Café Zippy: Every third Saturday evening, Cafe Zippy, 2811 Wetmore, Everett, hosts free improvisational comedy shows featuring the group Scenic Detour. More information is at

David Spade: The actor/comedian performs at 7 p.m. and then again at 10 p.m. June 28 at the Tulalip Resort Casino. Tickets are available at

John Keister Monologues: The comedian brings an evening of comedy, commentary and clips to the historic Clyde Theatre in downtown Langley at 10 p.m. June 28. The “Almost Live” star plans to talk about the Puget Sound region, from its backwater beginnings to its current “fastest growing” metro area in the country. All tickets for the Keister Monologues at Club Clyde are $10 (cash or check only) and can be purchased in advance at Wander on Whidbey on Anthes Street in Langley until June 26.

Theater: Snohomish County

“Funny Girl”: The musical that took Barbra Streisand to stardom is produced by Village Theatre through July 6 in Issaquah, and then from July 11 through Aug. 3 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. For tickets, which range in price, call 425-257-8600. For more information, go to

“Sin, Sex and the CIA”: Edmonds Driftwood Players present this farce by Michael Parker and Susan Parker at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, June 13 through 29, at the Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $22 for students, seniors and military. The story is of an inept CIA agent and an Under Secretary of State who are sent to a safe house to negotiate U.S. protection for the Chagos Islands. Unfortunately no one knows who the island representative is, causing problems for CIA agent Luke James. who gets stuck in his own booby traps and sets himself on fire. Misunderstandings, missed cues and unwanted romantic attentions make the delicate situation even worse. The comedy is directed by Alyson Soma. The cast includes Trevor Brandt, Alysha Curry, Caitlin Gilman, Boyd Morrison, Steve Ruggles and Carrie Schnelker. For tickets, call 425-774-9600 or purchase on-line at

Phoenix Theatre: The Firdale Village theater presents “Kimberly Akimbo” by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Eric Lewis, the comedy stars Melanie Calderwood, Jay Jenkins, Woody Lotts, Carissa Meisner-Smit and Christine Mosere. The story is of a teenager with a rare disease that causes her body to age faster than it should while she deals with all sorts of characters in her life. The play runs 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 22 at 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Tickets are $18.50 general or $15.50 for students, seniors and military. Call 206-533-2000. More information at

“Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens”: Skagit Valley College is performing to raise money to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in August. The cast of the show plans to perform in Everett and Edmonds. The show features songs and monologues inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology. All seats are $10 and available at the door. Hosted by Curtain Call Theatre, the SVC cast performs at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 28 at the Everett Music Hall, Everett Mall, 1492 Everett Mall Way, and then at 8 p.m. July 5 at a show hosted by the Edmonds Driftwood Players at Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds.

Theater: Island County

“Our Town”: Whidbey Island Center for the Arts presents the Thornton Wilder classic as the theatrical finale to its 2013-14 season. The play runs through June 21 on WICA’s Michael Nutt Mainstage. Wilder’s Pulitzer prize-winning, three-act drama play portrays the circle of life — growing up, adulthood and death — and the spare set and lack of props challenges the audience to see universal truths and the meaning of life pared down to its essence. Directed by Tim Rarick, the 25-member cast of “Our Town” features Jim Scullin as Stage Manager, Christine Chittim as Emily Webb and Gabe Harshman as George Gibbs. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and Sunday matinees start at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at, at the box office at 565 Camano Ave., Langley, or by phone 800-638-7631 or 360-221-8268.

Theater: Seattle

“Porgy and Bess”: The national tour of the Broadway sensation, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” winner of a 2012 Tony award, plays through June 29 at The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Tickets (starting at $39.25) are available at, by phone at 206-625-1900.

“The Price”: Arthur Miller’s engrossing play continues at A Contemporary Theatre through June 22. Directed by Victor Pappas, the play is about two grown brothers go their separate ways and meet up again 16 years later as they settle their late father’s estate. For tickets and information, go to or call 206-292-7676.


Kontagious Performing Company: The organization’s 10th anniversary hip hop showcase will be performed at 2:30 and again at 7:30 p.m. June 28 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Tickets are available at or from the Edmonds Center for the Arts box office.


Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: Auditions for Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods” are set for 6 to 9 p.m. June 23 on the center’s mainstage. It plays in October. Those auditioning should prepare a song by Sondheim (16 – 24 bars, any show/style, does not need to be memorized, accompanist provided) and a contrasting monologue. Audition slots are 5 minutes each. Make an appointment at 360-221-8262.

Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts: The first phase of work that will turn the old Dunn Lumber building at 1410 Grove St., Marysville, into a performing arts center is complete. Some of the classes at the center this spring are piano lessons and acting classes. More information is at

“The Book of Mormon”: The award-winning musical returns to Seattle on July 22 for a limited engagement at the Paramount. Tickets went on sale earlier this week and are available online at or by calling 877-784-4849.

Talk to us

More in Life

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay walks into the Prohibition Grille along Hewitt Avenue in Everett Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 while reportedly filming an episode of Kitchen Nightmares at the Everett restaurant. (Mark Mulligan / The Herald)
Even more films and TV shows filmed in Snohomish County

Readers point out projects previously missed in this series, from reality television to low-budget indie films.

Daniella Beccaria / for The Herald

15-month-old Kantu attempts to climb a pumpkin at Stocker Farms in Snohomish on Sunday, September 20th, 2015. Stocker Farms offers a U-pick patch, farm animals and a corn maze.
Best pumpkin patch in Snohomish County

You voted, we tallied, here are the results.

The city of Mukilteo is having a naming contest for its new $75,000 RC Mowers R-52, a remote-operated robotic mower. (Submitted photo)
Mukilteo muncher: Name the $75,000 robot mower

The city is having a naming contest for its new sod-slaying, hedge-hogging, forest-clumping, Mr-mow-it-all.

Local musician Alex Johnston, whose newest album "Daylight Fooldream" pairs with short film he made with help from his partner Mikaela Henderson, sits with his morning coffee on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, at Narrative Coffee in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Folktronica musician shoots 37-minute visual album on iPhone in Everett

Alex Johnston, 31, describes his music as ”if Coldplay and Bon Iver had a love child.”

Death of parent with child. Piece of paper with parents and children is torn in half.
Helping children cope with the hard realities of divorce

I’s important to set aside one’s feelings and find a way to make this challenging transition as comfortable for children as you can.

In Belgium, each type of beer has its own glass – whether wide, tall, or fluted – to show off its distinct qualities.
Rick Steves’ Europe: Bruges brews lift a weary traveler’s spirits

The Belgian city is a mecca for beer lovers from around the world.

Children’s author Barbara Herkert to lead Story Time at Edmonds Bookshop, Friday September 29th, 9:30-10:00 am!
Author to read her new kids book at Edmonds bookstore

Author Barbara Herkert will read “This Old Madrone Tree” Friday at Edmonds Bookshop.

Flowering knotweed Persicaria amplexicaulis firetail in the morning light.
Save for one infamous variety, fleece flowers are easy to fall in love with

This long-blooming, easy-to-grow perennial comes in many desirable varieties. But watch out: One is an invasive knotweed.

Can he get the fare difference refunded after he was downgraded?

American Airlines downgrades Thomas Sennett and his family to economy class on their flights from Boston to Phoenix. Why isn’t it refunding the fare difference?

Most Read