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,” through 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.
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. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical,” showing Nov. 29 through Dec. 15,is a new musical adaptation of the family holiday classic. The rowdy Herdman kids join their local church’s annual production of “The Christmas Story,” causing panic throughout the town. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for students, seniors and military, and $10 for kids 12 and younger.
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.
Phoenix Theatre: 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds; 206-533-2000; www.tptedmonds.org. Showing Nov. 29 through Dec. 22, is the madcap Christmas comedy “Inspecting Carol.” Behind the scenes of a struggling theatre’s annual clumsy production of “A Christmas Carol,” rehearsals are at a standstill. Tim is no longer Tiny, Scrooge wants to do the play in Spanish (Feliz Navidad), and the play’s funding is on hold pending an inspection. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors, students, military.
“O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy”: Off-Broadway comedians James & Jamesy (Aaron Malkin and Alastair Knowles) present the Christmas comedy at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. When catastrophe strikes at James and Jamesy’s Christmas tea party, flooding the world with tea, the friends leap into action, finding innovative and hilarious solutions to keep them afloat. Tickets are $19-$44. More at www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.
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 Nov. 11, Tambre Massman 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.
Mark Cordes is The Spouse Whisperer: Comedian Mark Cordes comes to Bothell for his performance of “The Spouse Whisperer” at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. NE, Bothell. Tickets are $42 for adults, $35 for seniors and military (with ID) and $15 for youth. Call 425-298-3449 or go to www.npacf.org for more information.
Chuckles on the Pilchuck: Collector’s Choice Restaurant, 215 Cypress Ave., Snohomish, hosts a third-Tuesday monthly comedy show. The headliner for the Nov. 19 show is Robert Pidde. 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.
Seattle International Comedy Competition: The 40th annual touring comedy festival is Washington’s “Last Comic Standing.” See the show at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds, at 6 p.m. Nov. 19. Tickets are $15. Admission includes appetizers and a drink. You must be 21 or older to attend. More at www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.
Emerald Ballet Theatre: See “The Nutcracker” with the Emerald Ballet Theatre Orchestra at the Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. NE, Bothell. Show times are 2 p.m. Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15. Tickets are $38-43 for adults and $20-22 for students. Call 425-298-3449 or go to www.npacf.org/the-nutcracker.
The Dance School’s “Nutcracker”: The Everett dance company will perform the ballet at 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Ticket prices have yet to be determined. More at www.thedanceschool.org.
“A Storybook Nutcracker”: Alderwood Dance Spectrum presents a briefly narrated “Nutcracker” ballet meant for children at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Snohomish County PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett. Now in its 24th year, the show has become an Everett tradition. Tickets are $20. More at www.alderwooddancespectrum.com.
Olympic Ballet Theatre: See Olympic Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” in Everett Dec. 13-15. The Edmonds ballet company will perform abridged versions at 10 a.m. and noon Dec. 13, and full versions 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 14, as well as 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 15, Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. The ballet is based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 fairy tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.” Shows also are scheduled in Edmonds for Dec. 19-23. Tickets are $25-$39. More at www.olympicballet.com/obthome/tickets.
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