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; redcurtainfoundation.org. David Mamet’s “American Buffalo” is set to open Jan. 18. In a Chicago junk shop, three small-time crooks plot to rob a man of his coin collection, the showpiece of which is a valuable “Buffalo nickel.” The script contains strong language; this show is not suitable for children. Shows are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18 general and $15 students, seniors and military, $10 for children 12 and younger.
Village Theatre: Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave.; 425-257-8600 or www.villagetheatre.org/everett. “Matilda the Musical,” showing through Feb. 3, brings Roald Dahl’s magical misfit to the stage. The hit musical won five Tony Awards, seven Olivier Awards and was named Time’s No. 1 show of the year in 2013.
Phoenix Theatre: Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Call 206-533-2000 or go to www.tptedmonds.org. See “It Could Be Any One of Us” Feb. 1-24. It’s a murder mystery with a number of surprises: The victim is not who it should be, the murderer’s identity changes overnight and the thrills are leavened with tongue-in-cheek humor. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12-25.
Edmonds Driftwood Players: Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds; www.edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org or 425-774-9600. See the play “Silent Sky” Feb. 8-24, which dramatizes the life of American astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt. Her story captures the essence of being female and a scientist during a time when it was considered paradoxical to be both. Shows are 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $28 general and $25 juniors, seniors, military.
Ludus Performing Arts: The youth theater company presents the Tony Award-winning “Once on This Island” Feb. 1-16 at the Snohomish County PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett. This Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including best musical. Tickets are $12-15. Call 425-239-6627 or go to www.ludusperformingarts.org for more information.
Sultan High School: Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” is showing 7 p.m. Feb. 20-22, and 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at Sultan High School, 13715 310th Ave. SE, Sultan. The musical combines elements of the Dahl’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and his 1971 screenplay “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” Tickets are $10. Call 360-793-9860 for ticket sales and information.
A Night of Improv: Exit 192 Improv will perform improvisational comedy 8 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. This adults-only show is completely unscripted and inspired by suggestions from the audience. Tickets are $12. Call 425-258-6766 or go to www.historiceveretttheatre.org.
Everett Comedy Night: Emory’s on Silver Lake, 11830 19th Ave. SE, Everett, hosts a second-Sunday monthly comedy night with Cory Michaelis. Tickets are $10. The evening begins at 8:30 p.m. and features touring and local comedians. To reserve a table, call 425-337-7772. Next show is Jan. 13.
Improv Comedy: Cafe Zippy hosts Seattle’s Jet City Improv from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 19. Free. The completely unscripted comedy show is influenced by your suggestions. Some of the humor may not be appropriate for young children, but there are board games available to entertain them while you get your laughs. The cafe is at 1502 Rucker Ave., Everett. Call 425-303-0474.
The Dirty Sexy Chocolate Show: Sexy cabaret meets hilarious cooking show on Feb. 2 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Features sultry singing, raucous dancing, original music, sock puppets and a decadent chocolate dessert made on stage in front of you — that you get to enjoy at the show’s end. Show is at 8 p.m. There’s no nudity but plenty of adult themes and language. Tickets are $28. Must be 18 or older. Call 425-258-6766 or go to www.historiceveretttheatre.org.
Jubal Flagg: The stand-up comedian, Marconi Award-winning radio host and television personality will take the stage at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Flagg is best known as the host of the nationally syndicated radio show “Brooke & Jubal in the Morning.” Tickets are $17-$26. Call 425-258-6766. More at www.historiceveretttheatre.org.
Edmonds Comedy Night: Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds, hosts its 12th annual comedy night featuring nationally touring comedians. The Feb. 15 show starts at 7:30 p.m. Headlining is Kermet Apio, who has been seen on Comedy Central and NBC. Tickets are $25. Call 425-275-9595 or go to www.edmondscenterforthearts.org for more.
The Best of Seattle Comedy Competition: The comedy show featuring the best touring stand-up comics from Seattle’s internationally-renowned Comedy Underground returns to Everett. The show is 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Bengt Washburn will co-headline with Christina Walkinshaw. Tickets are $17-$26. Call 425-258-6766. More at www.historiceveretttheatre.org.