Village Theatre: Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave.; 425-257-8600 or www.villagetheatre.org/everett. “Newsies” runs through Feb. 4. The rest of the season includes “The Gin Game,” 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). “Body Awareness” is showing through Feb. 4. When the guest speaker at a local community college is invited to stay with the organizer and her same-sex partner, he finds himself caught in a moral tug-of-war. 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.
Phoenix Theatre: The comedy theater is at 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Call 206-533-2000 or go to www.tptedmonds.org. “More Fun Than Bowling” runs Feb. 2-25. Jake owns the bowling alley in a small Midwestern town. He often goes to sit on a hilltop where two of his three wives are buried. This is where he replays the key frames of his life and is visited by his daughter, Molly, who has become adept at talking women into marrying her father for love and free lane time. Shows are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12-24.
Edmonds Driftwood Players: Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds; www.edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org or 425-774-9600. Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” opens Feb. 9. The story of courage and racial injustice is told through the eyes of a 6-year-old girl from a quiet southern town. Driftwood also is accepting submissions for its ninth annual Festival of Shorts. The festival, with the theme “Be Careful What You Wish For,” will be presented in four performances, 8 p.m. July 6, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 7 and 2 p.m. July 8. Deadline for submissions is April 2. Email short plays to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shakespeare Festival: Seattle Opera is teaming up with A Contemporary Theatre and Seattle Symphony to celebrate Shakespeare in “Beatrice and Benedict,” which will show Feb. 24-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.
Pacific Northwest Ballet: McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; 206-441-2424; www.pnb.org. Kent Stowell’s “Swan Lake” runs Feb. 2-11. The founding artistic director’s version of the most famous of classical ballets now has a revised staging and featuring new scenic, costume and lighting designs.
Olympic Ballet Theatre: See the comical ballet “Coppelia” at 2 p.m. April 7 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave.and in Edmonds at 2 p.m. April 14 and 5 p.m. April 15, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. For tickets, visitwww.olympicballet.com or call 425-774-7570. Choreographed by Mara Vinson and Oleg Gorboulev. An eccentric toy maker, Dr.Coppélius, is hard at work to bring his life-size dancing doll to life. The doll is so lifelike that Frantz, a villager, becomes infatuated with it, and sets aside his true heart’s desire, Swanhilda, who later fools Dr. Coppélius and Frantz by pretending to be the doll come to life.
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 amatuers trying new material. Next showcase is Feb. 5. No cover. Sign up at 7:30 p.m.; show is at 8 p.m.
Tribe Has Spoken 3: Unexpected Productions hosts its third “Survivor”-inspired comedy improv challenge Saturday nights in February. Each week improvisers will try to outwit, outplay and outlast in challenges to become the ultimate improviver. Just like in the reality TV show, players will be eliminated at tribal council. Shows start at 8:05 p.m. Tickets are $12. The theater is on the Edmonds Community College campus, at 20310 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. More at www.blackboxedcc.org.
Tim Noah’s Thumbnail Theater: The Thumb hosts Crackpot Comedy Cavalcade 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish. Interactive, family-friendly sketch and improv. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. Shows also scheduled for March 3 and April 21. More at www.thumbnailtheater.org.
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