Village Theatre’s next season will include new musicals

Village Theatre is promising that its 2007-08 season will be full of drama, comedy and two new musicals, which is a first for the theater company.

The two musicals were developed through the theater’s Village Originals program and are “Little Women” and “Million Dollar Quartet.”

“This season marks a milestone for the theater,” executive producer Robb Hunt said in a release. “We are respected nationally for our dedication and contribution to the development of new works.”

The complete theater schedule is:

“Million Dollar Quartet.” Nov. 2-18. On December 4, 1956, at Sun Studios in Memphis, a twist of fate brought Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash together for an impromptu recording session that included chart-topping rock ‘n’ roll and gospel classics of the ’50s.

“The King and I.” Jan. 11-27. Anna, an English school teacher, is commissioned to govern the king of Siam’s many children and, though the cultures initially clash, Anna and the king realize that people aren’t always who they seem. The show delivers such musical classics as “Getting to Know You,” “Something Wonderful,” and “Shall We Dance?”

“Barefoot in the Park.” March 7-23. Touted as one of Neil Simon’s best comedies, this 1963 play is about young Manhattan newlyweds Paul Bratter, a conservative up-and-coming lawyer, and Corrie, his vivacious free-spirited wife, who both come to realize that life is no day at the beach, no walk in the park, as they tend with the realities of life after the honeymoon.

“Little Women.” May 2-18. This all new musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s novel brings the tale of the March family to life and to music as Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth grow from girls into women, guided by their mother, Marmee.

“Aida.” July 11-27. Based on Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera and fused with contemporary sounds borrowed from reggae, Motown, gospel and international beats of Africa, India and the Middle East, Elton John and Tim Rice’s pop-rock production turns this tale into a musical event.

Village Theatre Mainstage subscription packages are on sale now, ranging in price from $60 to $195. Single tickets go on sale in September, ranging from $15 to $49. All tickets are available via the box office at 425-257-8600 or

Performances are at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett.

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