Theater, dance and opera around the region


Edmonds Driftwood Players: Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds; or 425-774-9600, option 3. “Mr. Scrooge” is on stage through Dec. 18. Lighthearted music makes this a wonderful way for families to enjoy the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. The cast includes Chloe Cook, Sydney Kaser, Stephanie Kroschel, Karsten Lomax, Patrick Lucey-Conklin, Elise McFarland, Laura McFarlane, Jonathan Olson, Griffin Price, Jeff Strom, Kevin Tanner, Margaret West, Randy West and Amelie Whitesell. Directed by Kylie McKenzie Soder, with musical direction by Mark Press.

Red Curtain: Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts, a nonprofit arts education organization, 9315 State Ave., Suite J, Marysville. More at or 360-322-7402. Next up is Nick Poling’s and Alex DeRoest’s “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” through Dec. 18. Call for tickets. Not recommended for children, but great for teens and adults. Lots of laughs, stage combat and green blood.

Phoenix Theatre: The comedy theater is at 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds; 206-533-2000 or “The Christmas Spirit” runs through Dec. 18. Directed by Keith Dahlgren, the cast includes Shannon Bengston, Eric Bischoff, George Bukata, Susan Connors, Nick Horatis, Phillip Keiman, Carlos Martinez, Debra Rich and Melanie Calderwood. On Christmas Eve, a woman has an unexpected visitor who intends on escorting her to the afterlife. However, she persuades Death to give her one last day to enjoy Christmas and invites him to her festive party. Tickets are $19, or $16 for military and seniors.

Snohomish Theater Project: No tickets or reservations needed to see the STP production of “A Christmas Epic: It’s a Wonderful Grinch Story on 34th Carol” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9-10 and 2 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Carnegie Library building, 105 Cedar Ave., Snohomish. Bring a donation for the Snohomish Food Bank. The show combines the best Christmas stories into one wild, hilarious evening.

Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”: The musical is staged through Dec. 17, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Call 800-638-7631.

Taproot Theatre: Zion Lutheran Church in Snohomish hosts Taproot’s touring production the classic “Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 11 at First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish, 1306 Lake View Ave.

Northwest Community Church: See a free production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Musical” at 7 p.m. Dec. 23, at the church, 11715 North Creek Pkwy. S, Bothell. More at

Wanderlust Circus and 3 Leg Torso: Rollicking circus-style “A Christmas Carol,” 8 p.m. Dec. 23, Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. Tickets $12-$28. Call 425-258-6766.

Village Theatre: Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave.; 425-257-8600 or “Singin’ in the Rain” runs Jan. 6-29, followed by “The 39 Steps,” “A Proper Place” and “Dreamgirls.”


Pacific Northwest Opera: The regional company performs “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at McIntyre Hall, Skagit Valley College, 2405 E College Way, Mount Vernon. Call 360-416-7727, ext. 2, for ticket information.

Youth productions

Lakewood High School: “A Christmas Carol” is staged at 7 p.m. Dec. 9-10 at the school, 17023 11th Ave. NE, Arlington. For more information and tickets, call 360-652-4505.

Arlington High School: The school’s Flight choir presents “It’s a Wonderful Christmas!” 7 p.m. Dec. 9 and 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 10, Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington. The students wrote the script for the stage show, choreographed dances and designed the set. Tickets are $10 general, $8 for students and seniors. More at www.byrnesperforming

Dance performances

Olympic Ballet Theatre: The Edmonds company’s 36th season opens with “The Nutcracker” Dec. 9-11 at the Everett Performing Arts Center and Dec. 15-18 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The full-length romantic ballet “Giselle” will be performed April 8 at the Everett Performing Arts Center and April 29 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Tickets for “The Nutcracker” are available at or call 425-774-7570.

Alderwood Dance Spectrum: “A Storybook Nutcracker” performances are 9:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 9, and 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the PUD auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett. Tickets, $20 each, are available in advance at

Emerald Ballet Theatre: “The Nutcracker” — which includes Everett dancers Alex, Nick and Sofia Hatfield — will be performed at 2 p.m. Dec. 10-11 at the Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. NE, Bothell. Tickets, from $20, available by calling 425-298-3449.

The Dance School: The Everett ballet school performs its version of “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. For information, call 425-258-6766.

Reflections School of Dance: “One Uncontainable Gift” will be presented at 5:45 and 7:45 p.m. Dec. 19, Warm Beach Lights of Christmas, 20800 Marine Dr., Stanwood. More at

Mossyback Morris Men: The fifth annual visit by the dance troupe is set for 2 p.m. Jan. 8 in the auditorium of Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt. More information at


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. Remaining show for this fall is Dec. 11.

To submit information to this calendar, please email reporter Gale Fiege at

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