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Published: Friday, February 8, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Theater Calendar

  • Aaron Lamb and Marianna de Fazio in "Jeeves in Bloom" at Taproot Theatre. Photo by Erik Stuhaug.

    Aaron Lamb and Marianna de Fazio in "Jeeves in Bloom" at Taproot Theatre. Photo by Erik Stuhaug.

OPERA
Skagit County
"Lucia di Lammermoor": Skagit Opera presents this Scottish melodrama of a woman tricked into abandoning the man she loves by her brother who schemes for power; soprano Megan Chenovick stars; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 and 15, 2 p.m. Feb. 10 and 17, McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon. Tickets start at $15; 360-416-7727, ext. 2, or www.mcintyrehall.org.
Seattle
"La Boheme": Puccini's romantic score is a beautiful backdrop to the story of a group of young Parisians struggling with life and love; opens at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and runs through March 10 at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets start at $25. Call 800-426-1619 or go to www.seattleopera.org.
Dance
"Romeo et Juliette": Pacific Northwest Ballet presents Shakespeare's tragedy about a pair of forbidden lovers with a contemporary interpretation with choreography by Jean-Christopher Maillot. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 and 9, with a 2 p.m. matinee Feb. 9 and 1 p.m. matinee Feb. 10, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle Center. Tickets start at $28. Call 206-441-2424 or online at www.pnb.org/, or in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer St.
ECA presents Pilobolus: This theatrical dance troupe uses the human body as a form of expression with intricate and entertaining dance pieces set to music with routines that border on gymnastics; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Tickets are $40 to $50 and $15 for youth. Call 425.275.9595 or go to www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.
Theater
Snohomish County
"Laura": Red Curtain Productions presents this thrilling whodunit about a detective who falls in love with a beautiful victim; performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 10. at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $16.50 and $13. Call 425-258-6766 or go to www.brownpapertickets.com or go to www.redcurtainfoundation.org for information.
"Murder Inn": Reunion Theatre Group presents this murder-mystery at the Barnsley Inn where it would seem the bodies check in but don't check out; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Feb. 15 through March 3 at The Everett Music Hall Playhouse at the Everett Mall, 1402 Everett Mall Way. Tickets are $13, $10 and $8. Online at www.brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006 or 425-737-7290 go to www.reuniontheatregroup.org.
"Comedy of Love": For Valentine's Day, Unexpected Productions explores love through comedy improv, based on inspiration from the audience; 8:05 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16 at Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. West, Lynnwood. Tickets are $10, available online at http://www.unexpectedproductions.org and at the door.
"The Importance of Being Earnest": Oscar Wilde's tale of mistaken identities has two men pretending to be named Earnest but love turns their charade into farcical comedy; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Feb. 22 through March 10 at Driftwood Players Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $25 and $22. Call 425-774-9600 or go to www.driftwoodplayers.com.
Island County
"Visiting Mr. Green": Outcast Productions presents this unlikely relationship between 86-year-old Mr. Green and the man who almost runs him over with his car; runs three weekends through Feb. 16. at Black Box Theatre at the Whidbey Island County Fairgrounds, 819 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $12 and $16. Pay at the door or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
"Crimes of the Heart": The hilariously Southern McGrath sisters can handle it all, even the fact that Babe shot and almost killed her husband; various times Feb. 8 through Feb. 23, at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets range from $15 to $22. Online at www.wicaonline.com or call 360-221-8268.
Seattle
"Jeeves in Bloom": Taproot Theatre presents this story based on P.G. Wodehouse characters such as Bertie Wooster who makes mayhem by ducking romance, fleeing a chef with a cleaver and burgling his uncle; runs through March 2 at Taproot Theatre Company, 204 North 85th St., Seattle. Tickets range from $20 to $40. Online at www.taproottheatre.org or call 206-781-9707.
"Anna Karenina": Tolstoy set the scene in upper-crust Russian society where a count and a married woman become entangled; opens with previews at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 and runs through March 3 at Book-It Repertory Theatre at The Center Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets range from $23 to $45. Call 206-216-0833 or go to www.book-it.org.
"The Music Man": This iconic musical boasts a 20-piece orchestra to pump out timeless tunes such as "Seventy Six Trombones," and "Ya Got Trouble" as con-man Harold Hill chooses between money and love; runs at various times through March 10 at The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Tickets starting at $31. Online at www.5thavenue.org or call 206-625-1900.
"War Horse": Set in 1914 England, Albert goes off to find his beloved horse Joey who was caught up in World War I; various show times Feb.13 through 24 at The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Tickets start at $25. Call 206-682-1414 or go to www.stgpresents.org/paramount. Ages 12 and up.
"Altar Boyz": This Best Off-Broadway musical has the boy band Altar Boyz saving souls in a blaze of satire; 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Feb. 15 through March 10 at Seattle Musical Theatre, Magnuson Park Community Center Building, 7120 62nd Ave. NE, Seattle. Tickets are $40 and$35. Online at www.SeattleMusicalTheatre.org or call 206-363-2809.
"Dinner At Wontan's": Teatro ZinZanni's newest show has you partying with the Nordic gods as the world ends; runs through May 12 at the tent at Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle. Dinner show tickets start at $108; matinee show tickets start at $50 youth and $86 adults. Call 206-802-0015 or go to www.dreams.zinzanni.org.
"Amaluna": This is Cirque du Soleil's show inspired by "The Tempest" and is female-oriented. It's set on an island governed by goddesses and after a group of men washes up on shore following a storm, a love storm brews between the queen's daughter and one of the young men; the band is all female and plays a big role on stage as "Prospera" leads the band and commands a lot of the action with her cello; runs at various times through March 24 at Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond. General admission starts at $43.50. Go to www.cirquedusoleil.com.
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Driftwood Theatre Arts Scholarships: Awards go to deserving students attending college in the 2013-14 school year. Applicants need to have demonstrated talent in the theatre arts and intend to study theater arts in college. Deadline is March 12. Must be a South Snohomish County or North King County resident. Applicants must provide: name, current address and phone number; name of current school and counselor or advisor; a list of high school or college extracurricular activities; any awards or honors; intended college for fall 2013; a letter from your teacher in your school's Theater Department or other theater mentor; an essay of 300-500 words about your interest in theater arts and what you plan to study in college; grade transcripts, including the first semester of senior year or latest quarter/semester of college; date of awards ceremonies at your high school (if applicable). Send application information to: Driftwood Scholarship Committee, PO Box 385, Edmonds, WA 98020.
Driftwood Festival of Shorts submissions: The theater is accepting submissions for the festival which is held in July. Guidelines can be downloaded at www.driftwoodplayers.com/festivalofshorts.aspx.
Auditions for "Godspell": 7 p.m. Feb. 8 and 11 a.m. Feb. 9., Driftwood Rehearsal Annex, 200 Dayton St., Edmonds. Parts for five women and five men; prepare a one-minute monologue and 16 to 24 bars of a song. Get more information and sign up for an audition appointment on line at www.driftwoodplayers.com or call 425-774-9600.
The Edmonds Driftwood Players are seeking experienced theatrical directors for their 55th Season, Sept. 2013 to June 2014 that includes "The Unexpected Guest,""The Wizard of Oz,"Steel Magnolias," "Thugs -- A Musical Mafiasco," and "Sin, Sex and the C.I.A." Directors will be selected for each of five productions through an interview process. Resumes should be sent by Feb. 22 to Director Selection Committee, The Driftwood Players, P.O. Box 385, Edmonds, WA 98020 or emailed to office@driftwoodplayers.com. For questions call 425-774-9600.
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