Stage and theater calendar
"The Producers": With laughs and lots of dancing, this vaudeville-style musical tells the story of an out-of-luck Broadway producer and his accountant who devise a way to make a payload on a guaranteed Broadway flop -- except when things go wildly wrong; through July 29, Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Tickets for general admission start at $38. Call 425-257-8600 or go to www.villagetheatre.org.
"Outsider": This new play written and directed by local playwright and actor Gail Fleming introduces us to Flora, who has lived alone in the woods for 25 years with her companion golden eagle, until Jay Thompson, a professor of biology interested in human/bird communication, "discovers" her; shows at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays July 27 through Aug. 5. Tickets are $12. Call 360-221-8268 or 800-638-7631 or go to wicaonline.com.
"Gilligan's Island, An Epic Parody": Snohomish Theater Project and The Phoenix Theater team up to present this parody of two classic "Gilligan" episodes: a visiting Hungarian socialite comes to buy the island and is smitten by the Professor, and Mary Anne bumps her head and thinks she is Ginger; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4 and 2 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Phoenix Theater, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Tickets are $10 and $5 for children 10 and under. No reservations are needed. For more information go to www.phoenixtheatreedmonds.com.
"Nunsense": Rogue Theatrics is presenting this ribald comedy about the Little Sisters of Hoboken who decide to hold a variety show to raise money to bury five sisters who accidentally meet their end after their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, fed them a tainted batch of vichyssoise soup; the show is filled with outrageous songs and slapstick comedy; evening performances 8 p.m. Aug. 10, 11, 17 and 18 with 2:30 p.m. shows Aug. 12 and 19 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $19.50 and $16.50. Go to www.roguetheatrics.com/ or call HET 425-258-6766.
"The Pinter Festival": Two comedies by Harold Pinter, "Celebration" and "The Dumb Waiter" is a double-bill that kicks off the festival; through Aug. 26 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $37.50 for adults. Call 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
"Rent": This vital modern rock opera celebrates survival in the city of Manhattan and unleashes such hits as "La Vie Boheme," "Take Me or Leave Me," "One Song Glory" and "Seasons of Love"; runs at various times through Aug. 19, The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Tickets start at $29. Call 206-625-1900 or go to www.5thavenue.org.
Intiman Summer Theater Festival: This is a new festival this year starting with four plays: "Romeo and Juliet," "Hedda Gabler," "Miracle!" and "Dirty Story." The artists are Dan Savage, Valerie Curtis-Newton, Andrew Russell and Allison Narver; performances through Aug. 26 at Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets are $30 each; Ticketmaster.com or 800-982-2787. A limited number of tickets may also be available at the door. More information at www.intiman.org.
"Chaps!": America's favorite singing cowboys are saddled up to take the British airwaves by storm in 1944. Problem is: the crooners don't show up. What's the BBC to do? Shows at various times through Aug. 11, Taproot Theatre, 204 N 85th St., Seattle. Enjoyable for ages 5 and up. Tickets are $22 to $37. Call 206-781-9707 or go to www.taproottheatre.org/buy-tickets.
"Gangsters of Love": This show gives a nod to the mobster days of the 1920s and 1930s only with acrobatics and dance moves and featuring comedian Frank Ferrante and aerialist Dreya Weber; dinner shows and matinees to Sept. 30, Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle. Dinner prices start at $106 (all ages) and matinee prices start at $86 (general). Call 206-802-0015 or dreams.zinzanni.org/.
Calling all performers: The Whidbey Playhouse hosts The Performance Society, 7 p.m. July 27 at the playhouse, 730 A Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. The Performance Society is an open microphone forum for performers to have five minutes of stage time on a first come first serve basis; vocalists, musicians, dancers, poets, actors, comedians, magicians, jugglers are welcome. Call the box office at 360-679-2237 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.whidbeyplayhouse.com.
Red Curtain Productions: Auditions for the first show of the 2012-13 season; Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" about an out-of-work vaudeville team asked to reunite for a TV special … but they hate each other. Performed Sept. 21 to Oct. 7 at the Historic Everett Theatre. To audition, send an email to email@example.com or call 425.501.7604. Roles for seven actors.
The Driftwood Players announce auditions for "The 39 Steps," a juicy whodunit with a touch of Monty Python. Auditions are 5 p.m. Aug. 5 and 7 p.m. Aug. 6., Driftwood admin office, 306 Main St., Edmonds; parts for one man and one woman (25-40) and two roles (any gender); prepare two contrasting monologues. Appointments made online at www.driftwoodplayers.com or call 425-774-9600.
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