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Say hello to a classic with ‘Hello, Dolly!’

The Northwest Savoyards are doing their utmost best work, and saying goodbye for a few months with the classic musical “Hello, Dolly!” Most people have seen the movie. If not the whole picture, than bits and pieces in &... — Updated 6/8/2011


Cross the boarders to see the ‘Iron Curtain’

The Village Theatre’s newest original production is ridiculously comical. It’s a musical called “Iron Curtain.” It’s a good cross between Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” and... — Updated 5/11/2011


Kamiak stages 'Oklahoma!'

Photo by Liz Ferry Kamiak High School is showing “Oklahoma!” May 6, 7, 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. at the Kamiak Performing Arts Center. For ticket information call 356-6654... — Updated 5/4/2011 Full story


‘Moonlight’ heartbreaking, beautiful play about grief

The play “Moonlight and Valentino,” showing now at the Historic Everett Theatre, covers an emotional territory that is difficult to portray: The beginning of grief. What do you do when someone you loved more than life... — Updated 5/4/2011


Lots of healthy laughs with ‘Unhealthy’ play

Photo courtesy of Skye Grace Dave Franke, Brian Hitch and Vicki Lynn Maxey star in Reunion Theater Group's new play, "UTBU- Unhealthy to be Unpleasant.” Black comedy is... — Updated 4/27/2011 Full story

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘Sleuth’ a witty, thrilling play

Photo courtesy of Jay Koh, Village Theatre David Pichette (Andrew Wyke) standing, and M.J. Sieber (Milo Tindle) in Village Theatre’s “Sleuth,” playing through... — Updated 3/16/2011

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

A hilarious ‘gap in generations’

Mariner High School has pulled another rabbit out of the hat. They bring to the stage a hilarious collection of pratfalls, mistaken identities and almost incomprehensible accents. The play “A Gap in Generations” takes p... — Updated 3/16/2011

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

'Ruddigore' an obscure masterpiece

Gilbert and Sullivan’s works through the ages and will hopefully never fade away, although some of their productions are more popular than others. “Ruddigore” is one of their more obscure works. The Northwest... — Updated 3/9/2011


Audience cant look away from 'Night Watch'

The play “Night Watch” is chilling and thoughtful spellbinder. If you have a thing for murder mysteries, you’ll want to see this one. The mystery revolves around a woman named Elaine Wheeler. She seems to have a... — Updated 2/2/2011 Full story


New “Anne of Green Gables” a cheery version

Photo courtesy of Village Theatre Kasey Nusbickel (Anne) and Dennis Bateman (Matthew) star in the new musical version of “Anne of Green Gables,” playing at the Everett P... — Updated 1/19/2011


Kamiak’s “Man Who Came to Dinner” a long-awaited classic

Photo courtesy of Sam Freeman, Northwest Theatre News The comedy “The Man Who Came To Dinner,” runs Jan. 14, 15, 21, 22 at Kamiak High School’s Performing Art... — Updated 1/12/2011 Full story

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

Mariner play has powerful message

Mariner High School opens their first play of the school year with a little class. It is called “Up the Down Staircase.” It’s the story of a young and impressionable teacher named Miss Sylvia Barrett. She is on... — Updated 11/10/2010

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

‘Full Monty’ is full of laughs

Photo courtesy of Village Theatre Kevin High (Dave Bukatinsky), Terence Kelley (Horse), Troy Wageman (Ethan Girard), Michael Nicholas (Malcolm MacGregor), Bob De Dea (Harold... — Updated 11/3/2010


Feel like a kid again with Dr. Seuss musical

The New Everett Theatre starts off its opening season with a dandy little production called “Seussical: The Musical.” Obviously, the target audience is young kids, but it will appeal to anyone who grew up with the... — Updated 10/27/2010

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

“London Suite” has four fun plots

Neil Simon’s plays are considered crowd-pleasers thanks to their amount of hilarity, wit and truth. Such is the case with “London Suite.” It’s tremendous fun. “London Suite” takes place unsurpris... — Updated 9/15/2010

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

Dance your way down ‘42nd Street’

The Village Theatre is finishing its season with a toe-tapping dazzling spectacle called “42nd Street.” It was once a very popular play as well as a movie. The songs are a lot of fun and the dancing is sensational! It has many... — Updated 7/16/2010


‘The Gypsy King’ features Village Theatre royalty

“The Gypsy King” is a strange and wonderful mixture of great entertainment, with elements of “Aladdin” and “Dave” and Gilbert & Sullivan. The story opens with an elderly man named Leo, and his grown son Frederick.... — Updated 5/4/2010


Office romances complicate ‘The Pajama Game’

Every once in awhile, the audience comes across a good musical that they’ve never heard of. These are the exception. The reasoning is usually; “if it was any good, I would have... — Updated 4/28/2010


The Hallelujah Girls

"The Hallelujah Girls" starts with a certain comical logic. Make the characters as eccentric as possible, keep the comedy rolling as fast as possible. It works. It's entirely absurd, but if you don't let rationality get in the... — Updated 4/7/2010

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

Escape to Titipu with the Mikado

Need an escape? Why not visit the charming village of Titipu, at Historic Everett Theatre where the Northwest Savoyards are presenting Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado. The story takes place long ago in the Japanese village... — Updated 3/17/2010

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

Lose yourself in ‘Lost in Yonkers’

Neil Simon has a wonderful reputation for writing about bleak situations and making them hilarious comedies. Such is the case with “Lost in Yonkers,” the Village Theatre’s latest production. The story takes place in 1941, in... — Updated 3/17/2010

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

Get ready to Exit Laughing from Reunion Theatre Group offering

Exit Laughing is the most sidesplitting play to hit a theater in a long time. It's rare that people literally fall out of a chair laughing, but if it could happen this would be the play to do it. The surprising thing is that the... — Updated 12/9/2009 Full story

 By Meredith Pechta    News

Dramafest: A Night of One Acts

Mariner Drama's play season has finally begun. It's first selection is "Dramafest," which shows three one-act plays together. There are a lot of new faces this year, since so many of the previous stars graduated last summer. The... — Updated 11/11/2009 Full story

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

Please sir - more Oliver?

It's been a long time since the immortal words of, "Please sir, I want some more," have been uttered on stage. It was worth the wait for the classic Oliver. It will leave the audiences wanting more. Most people have probably read... — Updated 10/21/2009

 By Meredith Pechta    A & E

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Normal 0 0 1 341 1946 16 3 2389 11.1282 0 0 0 The Village Theatre is starting their play season right, with Kidstage production including an enormous children's cast of more than 50. What is it? It's the radical and funky "Joseph... — Updated 9/9/2009


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