Phoenix Theatre: 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds; 206-533-2000; www.tptedmonds.org. A recently married man tells a tiny lie to cover an innocent, but embarrassing, indiscretion in “Ladies Man,” showing through Oct. 20. From that single untruth tumbles a cascade of deceptions, misunderstandings and mistaken identities. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors, students, military.
Northshore Performing Arts Center: 18125 92nd Ave. NE, Bothell; 425-298-3449; www.npacf.org. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, “The Complete Works of William Shakepeare,” is showing 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. The Reduced Shakespeare Co. performs all 37 plays (abridged, revised) in 97 minutes. Tickets are $42 for adults, $35 for seniors and military, and $15 for youth.
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. Staging Oct. 18 to Nov. 3, with “Dark of the Moon” an Appalachian folk tale comes to the stage, telling the story of John the Witch Boy and his love for Barbara Allen. Tickets are $20 general, $17 seniors, students, military.
Village Theatre: Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave.; 425-257-8600; www.villagetheatre.org/everett. The musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” set for Oct. 25 to Nov. 17, follows an eclectic group of middle schoolers as they fight for the title of regional spelling bee champ – and all the glory that comes with it. Tickets are $70 general, $65 senior and $55 youth.
Edmonds Driftwood Players: Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds; www.edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org; 425-774-9600. “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” staging Nov. 29 through Dec. 22 is the musical based on the popular 1983 film. All Ralphie wants for Christmas is a BB gun. Tickets are $28 adults and $25 for seniors, juniors and military.
“Black Beauty”: 201 Thomas St., Seattle; 206-441-3322; www.sct.org. Mukilteo’s own Keagan Estes stars in Seattle Children’s Theatre’s production, showing through Oct. 27. Based on the beloved children’s book by Anna Sewell, the play tells the life story of a beautiful horse, from his days as carefree colt, and as a workhorse in the busy streets of London, before his graceful retirement in a country pasture.
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 Oct. 7, Robert Pidde 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. Steve Gillespie headlines on Oct. 13. 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. On Oct. 15, the headliner is Monica Nevi. No cover. Must be at least 21. The show starts at 8 p.m. and showcases the talents of Northwest comedians. Find Chuckles on the Pilchuck on Facebook for more information.
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