Pacific Northwest Ballet: Opens its box office for the 2013-2014 season ticket sales July 22. PNB is offering a special to celebrate the company's 41st season: Pay no service fees on tickets purchased through July 31. Buy tickets through the box office by calling 206-441-2424, or online at pnb.org or in person at 301 Mercer St., Seattle. The 41st Season highlights include a program devoted to the works of Twyla Tharp; the return of popular works by Jiri Kylian, Susan Stroman, Molissa Fenley, and Susan Marshall; a world premiere by Alejandro Cerrudo; a PNB premiere by Crystal Pite; and "The Sleeping Beauty" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The season closes with "Giselle."
"Chicago": Village Theatre presents the naughty murderesses Velma and Roxie along with a slew of fabulous song and dance numbers including "All that Jazz" and "Roxie"; runs at various times through July 28 at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Tickets range from $24 to $63. Go to www.villagetheatre.org or call 425-257-8600.
Gilligan's Island Parody: Snohomish Theater Project and the Phoenix Theatre are presenting the third installment of these parodies on Gilligan's Island. This year's episodes include "Beauty is as Beauty Does," a beauty contest to crown Miss Castaways, and a second episode that involves a zombie washing onto shore and wrecking havoc until Gilligan saves the day; shows are 7:30 p.m. July 26 and 27 and 2 p.m. July 28 at the Phoenix Theater, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 10. No reservations needed. Also, for one weekend only at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 and 3 and 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Carnegie Library parking lot, 105 Cedar St., Snohomish.
Shakespeare in the Park Returns: Professional theater troupes Wooden O Theatre and GreenStage present "King Lear" at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 and "A Midsummer's Night Dream" at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at Lynndale Park Amphitheater, 18927 72nd Ave W, Lynnwood. Free with suggested donation $5. For more information, visit the Shakespeare in the Park website, www.ci.lynnwood.wa.us/PlayLynnwood/Activities/Shakespeare-in-the-Park.htm.
Afterglow Party: Sirens and the Treasure Chest present an LGBTQ show with burlesque and drag at 8 p.m. July 28 at Austin Bar and Grill, 2920 B Oakes Ave. Everett.Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. See www.sirensbq.com.
"I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night:" Whidbey Island Center for the Arts presents this original play by Tom Churchill, an apolitical play about the period following WW II and the people caught up in it: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 to 3 and 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $15 for Thursday through Saturday shows and $12 for the Sunday show. Go to wicaonline.com or call WICA box office at 800-638-7631 or 360-221-8268.
Shakespeare Northwest 13th Annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival: Presenting "Hamlet" and "The Merry Wives of Windsor" through Aug. 17 at the Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, between Conway and La Conner next to the Rexville Grange. The young Hamlet is called back home from graduate school due to the death of his father, who appears to Hamlet as a ghost and asks him to avenge his death by killing his brother Uncle Claudius, who poisoned him and now wants to marry Hamlet's mother; "The Merry Wives of Windsor," stars a broke Falstaff who plans to seduce two local wives to make some money but the Merry Wives catch on and exact their revenge. Tickets are $12 general, $10 with student ID. Check www.shakesnw.org for dates, times and more information. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome but no dogs.
"Illyria": This musical adaptation of "Twelfth Night" has Shakespeare's high junks and comedy as a mistaken identity sets off a topsy-turvy chain of events; runs through Aug. 10 at Taproot Theatre, 204 North 85th St., Seattle. Tickets are $20 to $40. Go to www.taproottheatre.org or call 206-781-9707.
"The Pirates of Penzance": This cheeky Gilbert and Sullivan farce full of wonderful tunes and comic characters is an all-new production set in British Columbia; runs through Aug. 4 at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Tickets start at $29. Go to www.5thavenue.org or call 206-625-1900.
"Rapture, Blister, Burn": This modern feminist story is a re-look at marriage vs. career vs. family when successful professional Catherine returns home and reunites with college friend and homemaker Gwen and together they explore regret and the road not taken; performances are through Aug. 11 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $41. Call 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
"We Won't Pay. We Won't Pay": This farce has lots of laughs as it lays out the resilience of the human spirit battling every day life struggles; runs at various times through Sept. 13 at Cornish Playhouse, formerly Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. Single tickets start at $50; this show is part of Intiman Theatre Festival so festival packages also available starting at $70. Call 888-377-4510 or go to www.intiman.org/.
"Lysistrata": Another offering in the Intiman Theatre Festival is this woman's mission to deny sex to men to put an end to war; runs at various times through Sept. 12 at Cornish Playhouse, formerly Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. Single tickets start at $50; this show is part of Intiman Theatre Festival so festival packages also available starting at $70. Call 888-377-4510 or go to www.intiman.org/.
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