Stage and theater calendar
Pacific Northwest ballet: A new season starts in September. Season tickets are on sale now and can be bought without service fees through Aug. 10. Call 206-441-2424 or go to the box office at 301 Mercer St. or online at pnb.org. All PNB performances are at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer Street, Seattle.
"Celebrate Seattle": 6 p.m. Sept. 16. This event combines music, dance, video and song and features the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra performing music from "Back to the Future," "Lost in Space" and "The Pink Panther," paired with Stravinsky, Bizet, Dvorak and Beethoven.
"Cinderella": Sept. 21. This performance honors founding artistic director Kent Stowell as his choreography recalls Cinderella's long-lost mother in a tender memory scene and then returns her in the guise of the Fairy Godmother. Opening night also includes a performance of "Circus Polka" with music by Stravinsky and choreography by Jerome Robbins
"The Sugar Bean Sisters": Eric Lewis directs this simple story about romance, murder and alien abduction as the Nettle sisters are determined to escape spinsterhood with Willie going to Salt lake City to find a Mormon husband while Faye is waiting for the space people; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays Aug. 31 through Sept. 23 at the Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Tickets are $18:50 adults and $15.50 Seniors/Military. Call 206-533-2000 or brownpapertickets.com.
"Murder on the Nile": The Edmonds Driftwood Players presents this Agatha Christie mystery that takes place aboard a steamer, where honeymooners Simon Mostyn and his wealthy socialite wife Kay find themselves pursued by an old flame of the newly wedded groom. Then tragedy strikes -- a murder on the Nile; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Sept. 7 through 23 at Driftwood Players, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $25 and $22. Call 425-774-9600 or www.driftwoodplayers.com.
"And Then There Were None": More Agatha Christie this time presented by Curtain Call Theatre and taking place in an island house as those guests inside each succumb to a diabolical avenger; opens at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 and runs through Oct. 28 at Northshore Senior Center Stage, 10201 East Riverside Drive, Bothell. Tickets are $15 and $12.50. Go to www.cctbothell.org or call 800-838-3006.
"The Sunshine Boys": This Neil Simon play focuses the one-time vaudevillian act of Al Lewis and Willy Clark, who, over the course of 40-odd years, grew to hate each other. It is now 1972 and CBS is inviting the team to reunite for a special on the history of comedy, but will this cantankerous duo get in the same room? Shows are Sept. 21 through Oct. 7 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets will be on sale soon. Go to www.everetttheatre.org/.
"Big River": Village Theatre Launches its 2012-2013 season with this powerful bluegrass/country musical -- with music and lyrics by Roger Miller -- based on Mark Twain's classic tale "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Shows are Oct. 26 through Nov. 18 at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. General admission tickets start at $38. Go to www.villagetheatre.org/ or call 425- 257-8600.
"Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam": Vietnamese refugee, former gang member and rising Hollywood actor Trieu Tran tells his coming of age story in this autobiographical solo performance; at various times starting with an 8 p.m. preview Sept. 7 through Oct. 7 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $37.50. Call 206- 292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
"Legally Blond: The Musical": Based on the movie starring Reese Witherspoon, the show focuses on sorority star Elle Woods who is dumped by her boyfriend and decides to hit the books and go to Harvard Law; shows are Sept. 14 through Oct. 7at Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnuson Park, 7120 62nd Ave. NE, Seattle. Tickets are $40 and $35. Go to www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org or call 206-363-2809.
"A Futuristic Space Extravaganza": This combination of music, dance, video, song and celebrities, including Lt. Uhura from Star Trek, is presented by Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra with dancers and video flashbacks for a double anniversary salute to PNB, the Seattle World's Fair, and NASA's race to outer space; 6 p.m. Sept. 16, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets start at $25. Call 206-441-2424 or go to www.pnb.org.
"Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet": Book-It Repertory Theatre is staging this best seller about a hopeful journey of a Chinese American boy in 1940s Seattle; shows are Sept. 18 through Oct. 28 at Center Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets range from $25 to $45. Go to www.book-it.org or call 206-216-0833.
"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/.
"Improvapalooza!": Join award winning members of the Mountlake Terrace High School Improvisation Group as they put on a fundraiser for The Historic Everett Theatre. A night of comedy and music in all forms, including short films and improv comedy; 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Free but donations will be accepted at the door.
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 at the Historic Everett Theatre. To audition, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425.501.7604. Roles for seven actors.
Whidbey Playhouse is holding auditions for its holiday season production of "FruitCakes. " Auditions are scheduled for 9 a.m.Sept. 15, 2 p.m. Sept 16 and 7 p.m. Sept. 17in the STAR at the Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor. Call 360- 679-2237 or go to whidbeyplayhouse.com. The play opens Nov. 30.
Driftwood Players announce auditions for "The Music Man" noon Sept. 8 and 3 p.m. Sept. 9 at Driftwood rehearsal annex, 200 Dayton St., Edmonds. Parts for six women and five men (all ages) and ensemble. Prepare a one-minute monologue and 32 bars of a song. Sign up for an audition appointment online: www.driftwoodplayers.com or call 425-774-9600.
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