Allison Standley stars as Amalia Balash in Village Theatre’s “She Loves Me” production, which opens Feb. 28 in Everett. (Mark Kitaoka / Village Theatre)

Allison Standley stars as Amalia Balash in Village Theatre’s “She Loves Me” production, which opens Feb. 28 in Everett. (Mark Kitaoka / Village Theatre)

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County


Talent search: The Historic Everett Theatre is hosting a talent contest for which video auditions must be submitted by March 1 to enter. The three categories are: 9 to 17 years old, 18 to 29 years old and 30 and older. Fans and judges will choose the top 40-50 contestants for a live contest April 3 and 4 at the 117-year-old theater, 2911 Colby Ave, Everett. The winner from each age category will receive a $500 cash prize, with the overall winner receiving an additional $500, as well as a front of the line passes for “America’s Got Talent,” “The Voice,” “American Idol” and/or NBC’s “Little Big Shots.” Go to for more information.


Phoenix Theatre: 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds; 206-533-2000; ​Staging through March 1 is the off-Broadway show “Wonder of the World.” A firm believer in fate, Cass leaves her husband and boards a bus to Niagara Falls, where she checks items off her list of “things to do in life.” Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors, students, military.

Edmonds Driftwood Players: Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds;; 425-774-9600. “Pride and Prejudice,” showing through March 1, is a new and fast-paced adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel about the turbulent relationship between Elizabeth Bennet, the daughter of a country gentleman, and Fitzwilliam Darcy, a rich aristocratic landowner. Tickets are $28 adults and $25 for seniors, juniors and military.

Village Theatre: Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave.; 425-257-8600; Showing Feb. 28 to March 22 is “She Loves Me,” a musical romance that inspired the hit film “You’ve Got Mail.” Perfumery shop clerks Amalia and Georg have never quite seen eye to eye, but what they don’t know is that they have already fallen in love — through a “lonely hearts advertisement.” Tickets are $45-$85.

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); 360-322-7402; Staging Feb. 28-March 15, Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.” A carefree young man has created a fictional brother, giving him the freedom to live and love unfettered. Imagine his chagrin when the brother appears. Tickets are $17-$20.


“Once Upon a Mattress”: Arlington High School’s production will be performed 7 p.m. March 6-7 and March 13, as well as at 1 and 7 p.m. March 14 at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington. The musical comedy was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea.” Tickets are $8 for seniors and students and $10 for adults. Pick up your tickets at the door or order them online at

“The Adventures of Prince Achmed”: Musicians Miles & Karina perform their original score for the oldest existing animated feature film 11 a.m. March 14 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. Made in 1926, “The Adventures of Prince Achmed,” tells the story of a sorcerer who tricks a prince into mounting a flying horse and sends him on a flight to his death. But the prince foils the magician’s plan and soars headlong into a series of wondrous adventures. Tickets are $10. More at


Grafton Street Academy: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an “Irish Step Dance” show featuring students of the Grafton Street Academy at 2 p.m. March 15 at the Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St., Marysville. Tickets are $10. Call 360-363-8400 or go to for more information.

“The Sleeping Beauty”: Olympic Ballet Theatre performs Tchaikovsky’s ballet 2 p.m. March 28 and 5 p.m. March 29 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. He finished writing the score for the three-act ballet in 1889 and it was first performed in 1890. Tickets are $24-37. More at


Black Box Theatre: UP North Players premieres the original “Roll of the Dice” improv comedy show through March 21, at Black Box Theatre, 20310 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood, on the Edmonds Community College campus. Performers will create funny stories inspired by dice that have audience suggestions written on them. Performances are at 8:35 p.m. Saturdays. Call 425-640-1448 or go to Tickets are $11 online or $13 at the door; students and seniors can buy tickets at a discounted $9. Recommended for ages 10 and older.

Tom Papa: With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Papa is finding success in film, TV, radio, podcasts and on the live stage. He is a regular on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast and late-night TV shows, in addition to hosting the daily Netflix radio show. His performance is at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. Tickets are $19 to $39. Call 425-275- 9595 or go to

Crackpot Comedy: Tim Noah’s Thumbnail Theater hosts Crackpot Comedy at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at the theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish. Family-friendly sketch and improvisational comedy. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. More at

Comedy Garage: A weekly comedy showcase and open mic held Mondays at Tony V’s Garage, 1716 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Features regional comedians working out their longer sets and local amateurs trying new material. On March 2, Edward M. Chatterton III headlines. No cover. All ages. Sign up at 7:15 p.m.; show is at 8:30 p.m. Find Comedy Garage on Facebook for more information.

Everett Comedy Night: Emory’s on Silver Lake, 11830 19th Ave. SE, Everett, hosts a second-Sunday monthly comedy night. Tickets are $10. All ages. The evening begins at 8:30 p.m. and features touring and local comedians. Mike Betancourt headlineson March 8. To reserve a table, call 425-337-7772. Find Everett Comedy Night on Facebook for more information.

Chuckles on the Pilchuck: Collector’s Choice Restaurant, 215 Cypress Ave., Snohomish, hosts a third-Tuesday monthly comedy show showcasing the talents of Northwest comedians. The headliner for the March 17 show is Akeem Woods. No cover. Must be at least 21. The show starts at 8 p.m. Find Chuckles on the Pilchuck on Facebook for more information.

The Irish Comedy Tour: The Irish Comedy Tour features the stand-up of four comedians whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle — Detroit native Derek Richards; Boston-born Mike McCarthy; Nova Scotia’s Damon Leibert; and from Inchicore, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland Derrick Keane. See the comedy show 7:30 p.m. March 20 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $20-$35. More at

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