Theater, dance and opera around the region


Phoenix Theatre: The comedy theater is at 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds; 206-533-2000 or Tickets for the Phoenix 2016-17 season also available. The plays include Ken Ludwig’s “Moon Over Buffalo,” running Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 30 under the direction of Eric Lewis. The cast includes Jay Jenkins, Tom Cook, Karen Hendrickson, Steve Heiret, Cindy Boggio, Tracy Kirtkpatrick, Jim Thompson and Melanie Calderwood. The theater’s gala fundraiser “Dessert and Laughter” is Nov. 2.

An Evening with Rita Moreno: The legendary, award-winning entertainer offers an evening of story and song at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. Moreno is one of only nine performers ever to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony. Tickets start at $34 general admission, or $15 for young people. Call 425-275-9595.

Edmonds Driftwood Players: Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds; or 425-774-9600, option 3. Tickets for the 2016-17 season are on sale now. Driftwood’s Theatre of Intriguinig Possibilities stages “Fahrenheit 451,” based on the book by Ray Bradbury and directed by Ted Jaquith, from Oct. 20 to 30.

Red Curtain: Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts, a nonprofit arts education organization, is at 9215 State Ave., Suite J, Marysville. More at The 2016-17 season at the Red Curtain Community Arts Center features “Arsenic and Old Lace” opening on Oct. 21, as well as “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians,” “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “You Can’t Take It With You” and “Noises Off!” To learn about volunteering or to donate to the auction, call 360-322-7402.

Village Theatre: Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave.; 425-257-8600 or See the website for the 2016-17 season line up of Village shows, including “Pump Boys &Dinettes,” which runs Oct. 28 to Nov. 20 in Everett, and “Singin’ in the Rain,” “The 39 Steps,” “A Proper Place” and “Dreamgirls.”

Village KidStage: “Urinetown,” the Broadway hit musical, will be produced as an Everett TeenSelect show Oct. 21 to Nov. 6 at Cope Gillette Theatre, Everett. For ticket and performance information, go to


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.

The Russian Grand Ballet: The touring company will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. Tickets from $45 at

MOMIX, Opus Cactus: Athletic dance, music, costumes, magical lighting and imagery, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Edmonds Center for the Arts, N. Fourth, Edmonds. Tickets from $29 at


Improv Comedy Night: Each third Saturday, with the next one at 7 p.m. Oct. 22, Cafe Zippy, 2811 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Free.

Lily Tomlin: The legendary star performs Oct. 29 and 30 at the Tulalip Resort. Tickets from $60 call 800-745-3000 or go to

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 nights this fall are Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.

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