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  • (from left) Justin Tinsley as Waldo Lydecker, Kendal Bogan as The Girl and Alex Tweedie as Shelby Carpenter in ■─˙Laura■─¨ at the Historic Everett The...

    Kenny Randall

    (from left) Justin Tinsley as Waldo Lydecker, Kendal Bogan as The Girl and Alex Tweedie as Shelby Carpenter in ■─˙Laura■─¨ at the Historic Everett Theatre.

  • Cali, a lizard creature who performs in Cirque du Soleil "Amaluna."

    Cali, a lizard creature who performs in Cirque du Soleil "Amaluna."

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  • (from left) Justin Tinsley as Waldo Lydecker, Kendal Bogan as The Girl and Alex Tweedie as Shelby Carpenter in ■─˙Laura■─¨ at the Historic Everett The...

    Kenny Randall

    (from left) Justin Tinsley as Waldo Lydecker, Kendal Bogan as The Girl and Alex Tweedie as Shelby Carpenter in ■─˙Laura■─¨ at the Historic Everett Theatre.

  • Cali, a lizard creature who performs in Cirque du Soleil "Amaluna."

    Cali, a lizard creature who performs in Cirque du Soleil "Amaluna."

OPERA
Skagit County
"Lucia di Lammermoor": Skagit Opera presents this Scottish melodrama of a woman tricked into abandoning the man she loves by her brother who schemes for power; soprano Megan Chenovick stars; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 and 15, 2 p.m. Feb. 10 and 17, McIntyre Hall, 2501 East College Way, Mount Vernon. Tickets start at $15. Call 360-416-7727 Ex. 2 or 866-624-6897, ext. 2 or go to www.mcintyrehall.org/.
Seattle
"La Boheme": Puccini's romantic score is a beautiful backdrop to the story of a group of young Parisians struggling with life and love; opens 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and runs through March 10 at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets start at $25. Call 800-426-1619 or go to www.seattleopera.org.
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Snohomish County
"Laura": Red Curtain Productions presents this thrilling whodunit about a detective who falls in love with a beautiful victim; performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 10. at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $16.50 and $13. Call 425-258-6766 or go to www.brownpapertickets.com or go to www.redcurtainfoundation.org for information.
Edmonds Comedy Night: Two nights of comedy featuring touring comedians Kermet Apio, Gabriel Rutledge, Rodney Sherwood, and Jen Seaman and presented by Terrace Park Elementary PTA; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 6 p.m. VIP reception with show at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Tickets are $25; $55 for VIP reception; go to www.edmondscenterforthearts.org or call 425-275-9595.
"Murder Inn": Reunion Theatre Group presents this murder-mystery at the Barnsley Inn where it would seem the bodies check in but don't check out; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Feb. 15 through March 3 at The Everett Music Hall Playhouse at the Everett Mall, 1402 Everett Mall Way. Tickets are $13, $10 and $8. Online at www.brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006 or 425-737-7290 go to www.reuniontheatregroup.org.
"Comedy of Love": For Valentine's Day, Unexpected Productions explores love through comedy improv, based on inspiration from the audience; 8:05 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16 at Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Tickets are $10, available online at https://www.ticketturtle.com/index.php?ticketing=bbox and at the door.
"The Importance of Being Earnest": Oscar Wilde's tale of mistaken identities has two men pretending to be named Earnest but love turns their charade into farcical comedy; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Feb. 22 through March 10 at Driftwood Players Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $25 and $22. Call 425-774-9600 or go to www.driftwoodplayers.com.
Island County
"Visiting Mr. Green": Outcast Productions presents this unlikely relationship between 86-year-old Mr. Green and the man who almost ran him over with his car; runs three weekends through Feb. 16. at Black Box Theatre at the Whidbey Island County Fairgrounds, 819 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $12 and $16. Pay at the door or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Seattle
"Hamlet": Ghost Light Theatricals presents this gender-swapped version with Hamlet as a female whose aunt murders her mother and marries her father and Hamlet feels betrayed, left to punish her family; runs 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Feb. 2, The Ballard Underground, 2220 NW Market St., Lower Level, Seattle. Tickets are $12 and $15. Go to www.brownpapertickets.com.
"Anna Karenina": Tolstoy set the scene in upper-crust Russian society where a count and a married woman become entangled; opens with previews at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 and runs through March 3 at Book-It Repertory Theatre at The Center Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets range from $23 to $45. Call 206-216-0833 or go to www.book-it.org.
"War Horse": Set in 1914 England, Albert goes off to find his beloved horse Joey who was caught up in WWI; various show times Feb.13 through 24 at The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Tickets start at $25. Call 206-682-1414 or go to www.stgpresents.org/paramount. Ages 12 and up.
"Altar Boyz": This Best Off-Broadway musical has the boy band Altar Boyz saving souls in a blaze of satire; 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Feb. 15 through March 10 at Seattle Musical Theatre, Magnuson Park Community Center Building, 7120 62nd Ave. NE, Seattle. Tickets are $40 and$35. Online at www.SeattleMusicalTheatre.org or call 206-363-2809.
"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 at Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond. General admission starts at $43.50. Go to www.cirquedusoleil.com.
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Driftwood Theatre Arts Scholarships: Awards go to deserving students attending college in the 2013-14 school year. Applicants need to have demonstrated talent in the theatre arts and intend to study theater arts in college. Deadline is March 12. Must be a South Snohomish County or North King County resident. Applicants must provide: name, current address and phone number; name of current school and counselor or advisor; a list of high school or college extracurricular activities; any awards or honors; intended college for fall 2013; a letter from your teacher in your school's Theater Department or other theater mentor; an essay of 300-500 words about your interest in theater arts and what you plan to study in college; grade transcripts, including the first semester of senior year or latest quarter/semester of college; date of awards ceremonies at your high school (if applicable). Send application information to: Driftwood Scholarship Committee, PO Box 385, Edmonds, WA 98020.
Driftwood Festival of Shorts submissions: The theater is accepting submissions for the festival which is held in July. Guidelines can be downloaded at www.driftwoodplayers.com/festivalofshorts.aspx.
Auditions for "Godspell": 7 p.m. Feb. 8 and 11 a.m. Feb. 9., Driftwood Rehearsal Annex, 200 Dayton St., Edmonds. Parts for five women and five men; prepare a one-minute monologue and 16 to 24 bars of a song. Get more information and sign up for an audition appointment on line at www.driftwoodplayers.com or call 425-774-9600.
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