Stage and theater calendar
Photo courtesy of John Ulman
Mike Dooly as Costard in Seattle Shakespeare Company's production of "Love's Labour's Lost."
Photo courtesy of Angela Sterling
Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Batkhurel Bold and soloist Lindsi Dec in Ulysses' "Dove's Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven," presented as part of the "Modern Masterpieces" program, March 15-24.
"Modern Masterpieces": Pacific Northwest Ballet features works by George Balanchine, Ulysses Dove and Twyla Tharp, delivering contemporary choreography, the beauty of Bach and an unveil of Mozart pieces in a world premiere by Paul Gibson; 7:30 p.m. March 21 through 23 and 1 p.m. March 24, 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.
"The Mousetrap": Village Theatre presents Agatha Christie's well-known whodunit of eight people trapped in a guesthouse with one murderer and one nameless target; performances are at various times through March 24, Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Tickets start at $53; 425-257-8600 or www.villagetheatre.org.
"The Hen Night Epiphany": Irish playwright Jimmy Murphy puts a poignant spin on this bachelorette party, called a hen night, when instead of corks, difficult truths are popping; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through March 24, Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. All tickets $14; www.driftwoodplayers.com or 425-774-9600.
"Ain't Misbehavin'": This two-act revue is almost biographical as it follows the career of "Fats" Waller through a finger-snapping musical journey from Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood; 7:30 p.m. March 22, 23, 29 and 30; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24; Black Box Theater at Whidbey Island Fairgrounds, 819 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $18 and $14. Go to www.brownpapertickets.com or reserve with an email to email@example.com, then pay at the door by cash or check. Visit www.outcastproductions.net for more information.
"Isle of the Arts Visits Vaudeville": Rear Admiral Retired Bill McDaniel hosts a family friendly, old time Vaudeville show featuring Jazz, tap dance, opera, jokes, Broadway show tunes, burlesque and prizes and filled with local Whidbey artists; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 24, Click Music, 1130 NE Seventh Ave., Oak Harbor. Tickets are $10 adults, $1 children, to benefit Whidbey's only public radio station. For more information contact Kathy Baxter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-579-2523.
"The Full Monty": The musical features six out-of-work steelworkers from Buffalo, N.Y., who have nothing to lose but their clothes; 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from April 5 through 20, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $18 to $24. Go to wicaonline.com or call 360-221-8268. Recommended for mature audiences.
"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers": There's dancing in them thar woods. Dancing and wife napping after backwoodsman Adam Pontipee finds himself a potential bride in Milly and struts her back up the mountain where his six brothers believe it's their turn for romance; presented by Lyric Light Opera; 7:30 p.m. March 22 and 23, and 2 p.m. March 24 at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E College Way, Mount Vernon. Tickets start at $19. Call 360-416-7727, ext. 2, or go to www.mcintyrehall.org/default.asp.
"Love's Labour's Lost": In Shakespeare's romantic comedy, The King of Navarre and his buddies swear off girls for their studies but their resolve gives way when the Princess of France arrives with her ladies; various times through April 17, Center Theatre at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets range from $22 to $45 for adults and $22 to $30 for seniors and students. Call 206-733-8222 or go to www.seattleshakespeare.org.
"Grey Gardens": The wealthy lifestyle for Edith Bouvier Beale, a relative of Jacqueline Kennedy, ended hard for her and daughter "Little Edie," going from glamorous to penniless; this intimate musical is performed acoustically; at various times through May 26, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $55. Call 206- 292-7676 or go to www.acttheatre.org.
"The Whipping Man": After observing Passover together, a Jewish Confederate soldier and two of his former slaves examine whether the past can be reconciled in the wake of the Civil War; various times starting with previews from March 27 through April 27, Taproot Theatre Company, 204 North 85th St., Seattle. Tickets range from $20 to $40. Online at www.taproottheatre.org or call 206-781-9707.
"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 very women-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, Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond. General admission starts at $43.50. Go to www.cirquedusoleil.com.
The Edmonds Driftwood Players: open auditions for the comedy "Noises Off," starting at noon March 23 and 24 at The Driftwood Administration Office, 306 Main St., Edmonds. Appointments can be made online at www.driftwoodplayers.com or by calling 425-774-9600. Parts for four women (20s to 50s) and five men (20s to 60s). Prepare a one-minute, comedic monologue. Provide a head shot and resume if available or copy of a recent photo.
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