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 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

The plot’s thick in ‘The Best Laid Plans’

Are you a fan of “007” or “Get Smart?” If so, “Best Laid Plans” is the play for you. It’s a satirical spy story with a confounding plot that would make Bond himself... — Updated 4/10/2014

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘Foreigner’ is hilariously clever | Theater review

“The Foreigner” is one of the funniest, wittiest and strangely uplifting comedies I’ve seen in a long time. The Village Theatre production opened March 7. The story centers... — Updated 3/19/2014 Full story

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

"Grease" is the word at 'cool' Mariner High School | Theater Review

Mariner High School is one cool school these days. And what makes them so cool? One word; “Grease.” Yeah, Mariner has chosen to do that musical. Just about everyone knows the... — Updated 3/12/2014 Full story

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘Steel Magnolias’ populated with delightful characters

The Driftwood Players are back with a ladies choice. It’s a funny, delightful play filled with southern comfort. It’s called “Steel Magnolias.” All of the play takes place at a beauty salon in the South. In four extended... — Updated 2/27/2014

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’ will delight all ages

It’s only a couple of weeks old, but already The Village Theatre is having a very good new year. Last week they opened “Les Misérables,” and this week, their Kidstage... — Updated 1/16/2014

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

Village Theatre’s ‘Les Misérables’ a hit

“Les Misérables” is one of the most beautiful and sad musicals ever written. It is also the Village Theatre’s production to launch the New Year. Adapted from Victor Hugo’s... — Updated 1/16/2014


Prescribe yourself a laugh with ‘A Doctor’ | Theater Review

Kamiak High School is starting the new year of theater off by performing a forgotten play of yesteryear. The little known gem is called “A Doctor In Spite of Himself.” Just beca... — Updated 1/15/2014


‘Same Time, Next Year’ looks at love, infidelity | Theater Review

Infidelity is messy, but it seems to work itself out in movies and plays. “Same Time, Next Year” by Canadian playwright Bernard Slade is a romantic comedy about a man and a... — Updated 1/15/2014 Full story

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

Phoenix Theatre is having ‘A Nice Family Gathering’

Is there ever a relative that you wish wouldn’t show up for holiday gatherings? That’s the problem that Carl Lundeen Jr. faces this Thanksgiving in the Phoenix Theatre’s... — Updated 12/12/2013


A kid-friendly ‘Christmas Carol’ | Theater Reviewer

It really is remarkable how well the Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” holds up after all these years. So many film-makers have provided their own take on it. And... — Updated 12/11/2013

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

Driftwood brings wonder of Oz to Edmonds

We’re off to see the wizard. The wonderful wizard of Oz. And do you know where you have go to see him? The Wade James Theatre in Edmonds. That’s right. The Driftwood players... — Updated 11/25/2013 Full story

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

Mariner presents comedy ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ | Theater Review

Mariner High School presents George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, “You Can't Take It with You,” which opens Nov. 14. The 1936 play “You... — Updated 11/13/2013 Full story

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘Xanadu’ is a Greek mythology, disco ball of fun | Theater Review

There are some plays that defy description. “Cats,” and “The Rocky Horror Show,” are two of them. “Xanadu” is definitely a third one. All of these plays are quite... — Updated 10/30/2013 Full story

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘Christmas Belles’ fun in October | Theater Review

‘Tis the season’ to be... Trick-or-Treating. But if you’re a little impatient to start celebrating the more festive holidays, here’s a good diversion. It’s called... — Updated 10/23/2013

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘Making God Laugh’ is a riot | Theater Review

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans” – Woody Allen Families make plans. We map out our lives, though seldom do we become who we intended to, or who our parents... — Updated 10/16/2013


‘The Hollow’ is a good scare

October is almost here, and with it comes spooky theater. Agatha Christie is a favorite for the stage this time of year. Curtain Call Theatre is performing Agatha Christie’s... — Updated 9/25/2013 Full story


‘An Unexpected Guest’ mesmerizes

Most murder mysteries aren’t suspenseful. We get used to the patterns and are rarely surprised by the end. But Agatha Christie’s work always shocks everyone in the last five minutes. The Driftwood Players are artfully bringing... — Updated 9/19/2013


A double date with 'Odd Couple'

“The Odd Couple” is one of the funniest and most beloved of any of Neil Simon’s plays. The Outcast Players have taken it upon themselves to present both of Simon’s versions... — Updated 8/21/2013


And all that jazz!

The Village Theatre concludes another fantastic season with “Chicago,” a story of corruption, lying, cheating and the lure of celebrity. The Broadway musical, of course, came... — Updated 7/10/2013 Full story


‘Senior Prom’ is improv magic

The last day of school is near. It is a busy time for high school seniors: They are applying to colleges, taking a lot of final tests and trying to get a date for prom. The play “Senior Prom” is a funny and delightful... — Updated 6/5/2013 Full story


Kamiak’s “Sweeney Todd” is to die for

Kamiak High School’s “Sweeney Todd” pushes the envelope of acceptability when it comes to musicals. But for those who don’t mind the twisted morality and morbidity of the... — Updated 5/1/2013


‘Spinoff’ is a clever heist

“Spinoff” is a comedy with a screw loose. This Reunion Theatre Group’s production will have you rolling on the floor as the illogic of the plots spins off into a whirling... — Updated 4/17/2013 Full story


Mariner presents ‘Alice in Wonderland’

The great thing about timeless stories is that they can be retold in various styles, and it doesn’t take away from the original. “Alice in Wonderland” is a classic that can... — Updated 3/20/2013


‘The Mousetrap’: Who will be next?

Murder mysteries don’t get any better than those written by Agatha Christie. When she sold the rights to turn her book “The Mousetrap” into a play, she said she wouldn’t all... — Updated 3/6/2013

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

Check in to ‘Murder Inn’ for suspense, laughter

Ah, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. Time to take your sweetheart to something gooey. Or if you could use a little time off from the mushy stuff, how about something funny and... — Updated 2/13/2013


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