Front Porch: ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ opens in Everett

Classic musical opens

The charming 1960s musical “Bye Bye Birdie” opens this weekend at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave.

The musical, presented by the Village Theatre’s Kidstage SummerStock production, focuses on an Elvis Presley-like rock star who is drafted into the Army and creates a near-riot in a small Midwestern town when he stops there for one last publicity junket.

Hits include “Put on a Happy Face,” and “Kids.”

The production involves a large cast of advanced theater students performing with a live professional orchestra.

“Bye Bye Birdie” performs at 7:30 Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 19. Tickets are $16 and $14. Go to or call 425-257-8600.

Aargh! Meet the Seafair Pirates, watch a blind dingy race and participate in children’s activities or walk the trails around the Everett Marina today at The Pacific Northwest Cruiser Party.

The event kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Port of Everett, 1205 Craftsman Way, Everett. Food vendors will be on site.

The event is presented by the Brethren of the Sound and the Port of Everett.

Artists invited: Space remains available for artists who want to participate in Arlington’s Art in the Park festival Sept. 8 and 9.

The show is in Legion Park in downtown Arlington, with live music, food vendors and the farmers market, as well as a “Celebration of the Arts” at noon Sept. 8.

For more information, call 360-474-8756.

Talk to us

More in Local News

Everett’s Statue of Liberty welcomes weary travelers on I-5

Steve Breeden bolted the replica to his deck for year-round patriotism and quirky fun.

A homeless camp of last resort pops up on the county campus

Dozens of people live in tents on a patch of concrete in downtown Everett. The county does what it can to help.

Working toward Phase 3 of a Safe Start for Snohomish County

Public Health Essentials! A blog by the Snohomish Health District.

Marysville woman identified after being found in car trunk

Laura Granum, 62, died of blunt-force trauma. Her son has been arrested for investigation of murder.

Multiple vehicles and life threatening injuries were involved in a Thursday afternoon crash on SR 526. (Everett Police Department)
Teenage boy dies after multiple vehicle crash on Highway 526

Austin Nguyen, of Marysville, died at a hospital Monday from blunt-force injuries.

Check the tides and watch your pots as crabbing season opens

Negative tides, which make it very difficult to launch and dock, are expected this week in Everett.

Lawmakers thought Inslee’s veto went too far; they were right

The governor knew vetoing a single sentence in roads budget was unusual. A judge ruled it wasn’t legal.

It’s a musical night in this neighborhood, thanks to teacher

From his deck in Everett, Jake Bergevin and talented friends have been putting on Thursday night gigs.

Happy four-hour ferry wait on the Fourth!

With service reduced around Puget Sound due to the pandemic, it will not be the fun ferry ride of yore.

Most Read