Old-Soul Boys and Take-Charge Girls Are Unmistakably ‘Charlie Brown’ in Village Theatre’s Joyful Staging

The comic strip’s classic characters take to musical theatre to convince us — with a whole lot of humor and charm — that there’s always an upside. It runs through 6/19 at Village Theatre in Everett.

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Sweat Now. Process Afterwords. 

Two big productions on now, paint two American portraits, intimate and recognizable, in details both banal and destabilizing. Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama runs through 5/22 at ACT Theatre; and a world-premiere musical at The 5th runs through 5/21. 

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Ailey. Jones. Mullikin. An Impressive Slate of Dance, of Global and Local Renown, This Weekend.

This weekend offers the most loaded roster of dance shows in recent memory, as two acclaimed New York-based companies tour to Seattle, and a locally based choreographer/filmmaker duo premieres their new work.

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The Thrust: In This Week’s Shows, the Rules Are What You Make Them

In two shows this week, strong female leads see their safe, comfortable social orders challenged. ‘The Cake’ from As If Theatre Company runs through 3/20 in Kenmore; and Village Theatre’s ‘The Book Club Play’ runs through 4/3 (in Issaquah) and 5/1 (in Everett).

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