From left, Jerry Lee Lewis (John Countryman), Carl Perkins (Skye Scott), Carl’s brother Jay (Chris Jones), Johnny Cash (Brian Grey) and Elvis Presley (Jason Kappus) rock out in “Million Dollar Quartet.” (Mark Kitaoka / Village Theatre)

From left, Jerry Lee Lewis (John Countryman), Carl Perkins (Skye Scott), Carl’s brother Jay (Chris Jones), Johnny Cash (Brian Grey) and Elvis Presley (Jason Kappus) rock out in “Million Dollar Quartet.” (Mark Kitaoka / Village Theatre)

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County


Village Theatre: Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave.; 425-257-8600 or “Million Dollar Quartet” is showing through July 28. The musical based on a jam session between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins premiered at Village Theatre 12 years ago. Tickets are $40-$80. The 2019-20 season is as follows: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” “Guys & Dolls,” “She Loves Me,” “Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Gunter” and “The Wedding Singer.”

Shakespeare in the Park: Free performance of “Twelfth Night” by Seattle Shakespeare Co. from 3 to 4:30 p.m. July 21 at Edmonds’ City Park, Third Avenue S. and Pine Street. Free. Play canceled at 2:30 p.m. in case of rain. This is part of the Summer Concerts in City Park series. More at

Historic Everett Theatre: The Outcast Players present the mystery farce “Exit the Body” from July 25-28, Aug. 1-4, Aug. 8, Aug. 10-11 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. A mystery writer rents a New England house that is the rendezvous point for some jewel thieves. The focal point of the set is the closet which opens into a living room and a library. And therein we watch a hilarious series of entrances and exits. Tickets start at $12. Call 425-258-6766. More at

Edmonds Driftwood Players: Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds; or 425-774-9600. The 2019-20 season includes: “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” “Pride and Prejudice,” “The Producers” and “Unnecessary Farce.” Season tickets, for all five performances, are $120 general, $108 for seniors, students and military.

Phoenix Theatre: 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Call 206-533-2000 or go to The 2019-20 season includes “Ladies Man,” “Inspecting Carol,” “Wonder of the World,” “She Kills Monsters” and “Glorious.” Season tickets, for all five performances, are $110 for adults, $98 for seniors, students and military.

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; The 2019-20 season includes “Steel Magnolias,” “Dark of the Moon,” “Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical,” “A Funny Thing Happened…”, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” “The Rememberer” and “Once Upon a Mattress.” Season tickets, for all seven performances, are $125 for adults, $105 for seniors and students.


Ludus Performing Arts: Snohomish County PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett; 425-239-6627; “Tuck Everlasting” will be staged through July 20. Natalie Babbitt’s children’s book of the same name has been adapted for the stage. Ten-year-old Winnie Foster meets the Tuck family. Their family accidentally discovered a spring that grants eternal life to any one who drinks its water. What will Winnie choose to do? Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12-$15. Golden Toads, Eve Clarke

Village Kidstage: Cope Gillette Theatre, 2730 Wetmore Ave., Everett; 425-257-8600 or The musical comedy “The Music Man,” showing at noon July 12, 19, 26 and Aug. 2 and 9. Con man Harold Hill convinces the citizens of River City to start a band by purchasing the instruments and uniforms from him. But Harold is no musician. He plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. Also: See “Funny Girl” July 11-21.


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. Next showcase is July 15 with Gabey Lucas. No cover. All ages. Sign up at 7:15 p.m.; show is at 8:30 p.m.

Everett Comedy Night: Emory’s on Silver Lake, 11830 19th Ave. SE, Everett, hosts a second-Sunday monthly comedy night July 14 with Cory Michaelis. Tickets are $10. All ages. 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 July 14.

Chuckles on the Pilchuck: Collector’s Choice Restaurant, 215 Cypress Ave., Snohomish, hosts a third-Tuesday monthly comedy show with Blake Kiltoff. No cover. Must be at least 21. The show starts at 8 p.m. and showcases the talents of Northwest comedians. Next show is July 16.

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. Aug. 17 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $25. Call 425-258-6766. More at

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