Neal Akins, Jay Morton, Devon Crabb and Nathan Couch in a scene from “The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket.” The show closes March 18 at Everett Community College. (Everett Community College)

Neal Akins, Jay Morton, Devon Crabb and Nathan Couch in a scene from “The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket.” The show closes March 18 at Everett Community College. (Everett Community College)

Theater, dance and comedy shows in and around Snohomish County


Village Theatre: Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave.; 425-257-8600 or “The Gin Game” runs through March 25. Weller and Fonsia are two strangers who enter into a seemingly harmless game of gin rummy. The rest of the season includes the new musical “String” and “Hairspray.”

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). “On the Verge” runs through March 18. Three Victorian female explorers find themselves on an unexpected and wholly remarkable expedition through the wilds of Terra Incognita — and time itself. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 seniors, students, military, $7 kids 12 and under. Call 360-322-7402 or go to for ticket information.

Edmonds Driftwood Players: Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds; or 425-774-9600. “Everything in the Garden” runs March 15-25. This dark comedy focuses on a suburban housewife and her husband who discover that sometimes the finer things in life cost more than ever imagined. This show is rated PG-13 for adult themes and language. Shows are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 general; $18 for youth, seniors and military.

Phoenix Theatre: Wade James Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Call 206-533-2000 or go to “God of Carnage” opens April 6. The Tony Award-winning comedy of grown ups behaving badly. Two high-strung couples — Alan and Annette Raleigh and Michael and Veronica Novak — meet for a civil discussion about a playground fight between their sons. The conversation quickly morphs into a laugh-out-loud train wreck of an afternoon among savages. Tickets are $12-24.


Everett Community College: EvCC’s theater department presents “The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket” at 7:30 p.m. March 17 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 18. A young boy is ridiculed by his schoolmates for his eccentric behavior and assertions that he can fly. The theater is in Baker Hall Room 120 on the Everett campus at 2000 Tower St., Everett. Admission by donation.

Madrona Children’s Theatre: The youth theater presents Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach” 7 p.m. March 15 and 16, 2 and 7 p.m. March 17, and 2 and 6:30 p.m. March 18, at Mountlake Terrace High School, 21801 44th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach — and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Purchase tickets online via Brown Paper Tickets.

Ludus Performing Arts: The youth theater company presents “Sweeney Todd,” 7 p.m. March 16, 2 and 7 p.m. March 17 and 18, 7 p.m. March 23, and 2 and 7 p.m. March 24 at the Snohomish County PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett. An unjustly exiled barber returns to 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. Call 425-239-6627 or go to for ticket information.


The Dance School: 2821 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-259-6861; The 12th annual Celebrate Dance luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19. Entertainment includes a strolling violinist, student choreography works and inspirational speeches. The keynote speaker is Dean Speer, the school’s new director. Suggested donation is $100. RSVP to the lunch via email to

Pacific Northwest Ballet: McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; 206-441-2424; See “Snow White” 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. March 18 and 3:30 p.m. March 24. This hour-long version of the classic fairy tale is narrated and performed by students of the Pacific Northwest Ballet School. Tickets are $25-$60.

Olympic Ballet Theatre: See the comical ballet “Coppelia” at 2 p.m. April 7 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., and in Edmonds at 2 p.m. April 14 and 5 p.m. April 15, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. For tickets, visit or call 425-774-7570. Choreographed by Mara Vinson and Oleg Gorboulev. An eccentric toy maker, Dr.Coppélius, is hard at work to bring his life-size dancing doll to life. The doll is so lifelike that Frantz, a villager, becomes infatuated with it, and sets aside his true heart’s desire, Swanhilda, who later fools Dr. Coppélius and Frantz by pretending to be the doll come to life.


Everleigh Estates: Unexpected Productions hosts Everleigh Estates: An Improvised Tale of Mystery in the Average World at 8:05 p.m. Saturdays through March. Shows are March 17, 24 and 31. Tickets are $12. Black Box Theatre is on the Edmonds Community College campus, at 20310 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. More at

Tony V’s Garage: Monday Night Comedy is a weekly comedy showcase and open mic at the garage, 1716 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Features regional comedians working out their longer sets and local amateurs trying new material. Next showcase is March 19. No cover. Sign up at 7:30 p.m.; show is at 8 p.m.

The Dope Show: Watch comedians perform a sober set, then take a short intermission to get stoned, and get back on stage to perform under the influence 8 p.m. April 20 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Features a variety of nationally touring comics — many who have never indulged before. Tickets $12-$16. Call 425-258-6766 or go to

Tim Noah’s Thumbnail Theater: The Thumb hosts Crackpot Comedy Cavalcade 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 21 at the theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish. Interactive, family-friendly sketch and improv. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children. More at

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