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William Goldman black comedy is quite the ‘Treat’ | Theater Review

The Village Theatre is well-known for performing classics to mere perfection – but its also done a number of originals, many of which have gone on to Broadway. It’s “No Way to... — Updated 5/6/2015

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is a must see | Theater review

The Curtain Call Theatre NW has been gaining an audience in Everett for several years. This time, with Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” the cast is leaving Everett to... — Updated 4/29/2015

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is horrifyingly good | Theater review

“Little Shop of Horrors” can be interpreted two ways: as a heinous comedy or a strange political statement. The story takes place in 1960, on a skid-row street. Seymour is a... — Updated 4/29/2015

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘Farce of Nature’ outrageously fun | Theater Review

The Reunion Theatre Group has done it again: The group has kept up its record of outrageous comedy. This time, it’s with the show “Farce of Nature.” It could also be called ... — Updated 4/15/2015

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘Around the World’ a delightful trip | Theater Review

The Village Theatre has managed to achieve untold wonders with their special effects. Not long ago, Mary Poppins flew right across the stage. Sometimes, though, a more simplified... — Updated 3/11/2015

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

Drama in ‘Noises Off’ will keep you laughing | Theater Review

What is it about actors that fascinates us so? For some like Meryl Streep, they make themselves into human sponges long into adulthood. They learn accents and languages they don’t speak. Sometimes they learn instruments they... — Updated 3/11/2015 Full story

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘Crimes of the Heart’ a dark comedy | Theater Review

Sisterhood is a wonderful thing – except for when you have the shared emotional mess of three women in Curtain Call Theatre Northwest’s “Crimes of the Heart.” The story... — Updated 1/27/2015

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

Kamiak presents ‘The Mouse That Roared’ | Theater Review

This New Year, Kamiak High School students perform a classic that will make the audience roar with laughter. “The Mouse That Roared,” based on the 1959 film, opens on Thursday,... — Updated 1/13/2015 Full story

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘Mary Poppins’ flies into Everett | Theater Review

Village Theatre takes another favorite to the stage with “Mary Poppins,” based on the Disney film that made Julie Andrews a movie star. If you’ve seen the movie, you probably... — Updated 1/13/2015

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

'Miracle on 34th Street' comes to the stage | Theater Review

This Thanksgiving, and the last one, I was disappointed that “Miracle on 34th Street” wasn’t on TV. It is the perfect way to celebrate both Thanksgiving and Christmas, and... — Updated 12/5/2014 Full story

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

Mariner presents ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’ | Theater Review

Mariner High School’s theater season kicks off with “The Man Who Wouldn’t Leave,” also known as “The Man Who Came to Dinner.” It’s an old classic that is as hilarious... — Updated 11/12/2014

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘In the Heights’ has a lively beat of its own | Theater Review

The Village Theatre opens its new season with the lively musical “In the Heights.” The show’s cast is almost entirely Latino and, in fact, much of the dialogue and lyrics of... — Updated 11/5/2014

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘Rex’s Exes’ continues ‘Cake War’ comedy | Theater Review

The Reunion Theatre Group is at it again. This time, they’re performing a sequel. Hopefully, the audience recalls “The Red Velvet Cake War,” which the group performed two... — Updated 10/29/2014

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

The great and original Oz musical | Theater Review

If there is one story in literature that has repeatedly reinvented itself, it’s “The Wizard of Oz.” After the movie of the same title came “The Wiz,” which was a funky... — Updated 10/29/2014

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘Moon Over Buffalo’ a family act | Theater Review

The Historic Everett Theater is making a comeback with concerts, comedy shows, broadcast football games and plays. This week is the opening of the Outcast Players’ “Moon Over... — Updated 10/8/2014

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘The Mousetrap’ a chilling mystery | Theater Review

Murder mysteries don’t get any better than “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie. When she sold the rights to turn her book into a play, she said she wouldn’t allow it to go... — Updated 9/23/2014 Full story


Fancy footwork in ‘Footloose’ | Theater Review

Nothing instigates dancing more than music, and I don’t think there’s anyone who doesn’t envy someone who can dance well. Just watch Gene Kelly in “Singin’ in the... — Updated 7/23/2014 Full story


Laugh, cry with ‘Funny Girl’ | Theater Review

There are two ways to view the Village Theatre’s production of “Funny Girl”: Watch the movie just before, compare and be disappointed. Or watch the play with a fresh set of... — Updated 7/16/2014


‘Done to Death’ a parody of murder mysteries | Theater Review

Do you have a taste for murder mysteries? But are you of the opinion that every variation has been explored? That all twists and clichés have been ‘done to death’? Then maybe... — Updated 7/9/2014 Full story


Historic landmark enjoys a rebirth

There are few things that last over time. Even historic buildings, built to last, are often turned to dust, only to be replaced by a high rise or a condo. The Historic Everett... — Updated 6/25/2014 Full story

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘Sin, Sex and the C.I.A.’ is hilarious whodunit

“Sin, Sex and the C.I.A.” What more could you need for an entertaining evening? The Driftwood Players have a lot of fun with this premise. Most audiences will as well. The story... — Updated 6/20/2014 Full story

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘Love, Sex and the IRS’ as bizarre as it sounds | Theater review

If you’re in need of a good laugh, look no further than the IRS – or actually, “Love, Sex and the IRS.” It’s a bizarre play filled with slapstick entertainment. The story... — Updated 5/14/2014

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

Get an education with ‘The Tutor’ | Theater review

The Village Theatre’s production of “The Tutor” is a new musical that had been on the drawing board for years, and has finally found a stage. The story takes place in New... — Updated 5/7/2014

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘Thugs: A Musical Mafiasco’ is a mob hit

What do you get when you cross “Romeo and Juliet” with “The Importance of Being Ernest?” You get “Thugs: A Musical Mafiasco.” With a title like that, you’d think it... — Updated 4/24/2014

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

Grace and Doris at it again in ‘Dressing For Murder’ | Theater review

The Reunion Theatre Group has done it again – literally. Local playwright Keith McGregor has written a series of plays with the same two characters, Grace and Doris. In the... — Updated 4/16/2014


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