Theater and dance performances

Curt Simmons (left) and Carlos Martinez star in the Alan Ayckboourn comedy “Communicating Doors” through Feb. 28 at Phoenix Theatre in Firdale Village, Edmonds.

Curt Simmons (left) and Carlos Martinez star in the Alan Ayckboourn comedy “Communicating Doors” through Feb. 28 at Phoenix Theatre in Firdale Village, Edmonds.

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“Boeing Boeing”: Curtain Call Theater Northwest presents the Marc Camoletti comedy, directed by Jonathan Reis, at 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at Harbour Pointe Golf club, 1187 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo. More information is at

Ludus Performing Arts: Disney’s junior edition of the musical “Mulan” plays through Feb. 13 at the Snohomish County PUD auditorium in Everett. For information and tickets, call 425-239-6627 or go to

Village Theatre: The remainder of the 2015-16 season in Everett includes:

“Crimes of the Heart,” Beth Henley’s Southern Gothic comedy, March 4 to 27.

“My Heart is the Drum,” an inspiring new musical, April 29 to May 22.

“Billy Elliot,” the Broadway sensation with music by Elton John, July 8 to 31.

All at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. Tickets and more information, 425-257-8600 or

Edmonds Driftwood Players: The 57th main stage season at Driftwood continues:

Neil Simon’s comedy “Proposals,” Feb. 19 to March 6. This romantic comedy-drama is narrated by the late Clemma Diggins, who was the devoted housekeeper for Burt Hines and his daughter, Josie. She is looking back on the events of a summer in the 1950s when nine people converged on the tranquil country home and not-so-tranquilly sorted out their tangled lives and loves. This tribute to dysfunctional families, typical of Neil Simon’s work, is filled with great humor that pulls at your heart strings.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” musical comedy, April 22 to May 8.

“Suite Surrender,” an homage to the farces of the 1930s and ’40s, June 10 to 26.

Driftwood also produces Theatre of Intriguing Possibilities, short runs of new plays, throughout the year. All at Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. For tickets and information, go to or call 425-774-9600, option 3.

Phoenix Theatre: The comedy theater company has listed its spring 2016 shows.

“Communicating Doors” by Alan Ayckbourn, plays through Feb. 28. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $19 general, $16 for seniors, military and students. Set in the future, the story involves a prostitute who flees for her life through a hotel “communicating” door, only to find herself 20 years in the past. The cast includes Carlos Martinez, Curt Simmons, Elizabeth Adkisson, Simone Barron, Dan Jacoby and Melanie Calderwood. Directed by Christine Mosere.

“The Dixie Swim Club,” April 8 to May 1 .

“Becky’s New Car” by Steven Dietz, June 2 to 26.

The theater is at 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Call 206-533-2000 or go to

Red Curtain: The Marysville foundation’s 2015-16 theater season has been cut short because of the organization’s recent move to a new location. A work day is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 13 to move boxes and shelves and begin the task of unpacking and organizing. For more information and to volunteer to get the community theater group settled, go to Red Curtain’s new space is 9315 State Ave., Suite J, Marysville, behind the Goodwill store.


Journey: A 90-minute trip through the heartbeat of the world’s cultures will be offered by the International Folk Dance Ensemble when it performs at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave., Everett. See Irish hard shoe, American clogging, Ukrainian Hopak, exotic Indian dances and much more. The dance ensemble is accompanied by the acoustic band Mountain Strings. The IFDE is from Brigham Young University. The Marysville Stake of the LDS church is sponsoring the performance. Cost is $15 at the door.



“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”: The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical by Frank Loesser plays the 5th Avenue Theatre through Feb. 21. Tickets start at $23. For information, go to, call the box office at 206-625-1900 or visit the theater at 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle.


“Romeo et Juliette”: Pacific Northwest Ballet presents eight performances of this three-act contemporary interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy, with choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot set to music by Sergei Prokofiev, through Feb. 14, McCaw Hall, Seattle Center. Tickets start at $30 and are available at the PNB box office, 301 Mercer St., by calling 206-441-2424 or online at, where you can also find out about other events regarding the production. PNB first staged Maillot’s work in 2008. May not be appropriate for young children.

To submit information for this calendar, please email reporter Gale Fiege at

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