Spring is in the air and so are rumors of new spring productions coming to a stage near you. Five of the best events feature a rich mixture of brides, grooms, devils, baseball fans, professors, playwrights and psychoanalysists.

“It Shoulda Been You”
Francis J. Gaudette Theatre (Village Theatre)
303 Front St. North
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 392-2202

Price: $35-62
March 14-April 22, 2012
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Everett Performing Arts Center (Village Theatre)
2710 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 257-8600

Price: $36-$56
April 27-May 20, 2012
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Village Theatre offers a new musical that sounds like a lot of fun. “It Shoulda Been You” is a story of a young Jewish girl engaged to nice Catholic groom. Like any good comedy, the families couldn’t be any less alike. Instead of the Hatfield’s vs. the McCoys, it’s Steinberg’s vs. the Howards. The production promises to supply songs with “clever lyrics and melodies that’ll stick” and a twist in the plot.

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“First Date: A New Musical”

Fall Theatre (ACT Theatre)
700 Union St.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 292-7676

Price: TBD
March 10-May 20, 2012
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5th Avenue Theatre is collaborating with ACT: A Contemporary Theatre for the world premiere of  “First Date: A New Musical.” The play is about one man, one woman and all the voices in their heads. Eric Ankrim plays Aaron, a Wall Street trader and Kelly Karbacz plays SoHo artist Casey. This odd couple might have a chance at romance if they can just relax.

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“Damn Yankees”

The 5th Avenue Theatre
1308 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 625-1900

Price: $29-$79
April 21 – May 20, 2012
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Fifth Avenue Theatre is bringing a classic American musical by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross to its stage for the first time ever. “Damn Yankees” is a modern version of the story of Faust where a middle-aged baseball fan sells his soul to the devil to become 22 again, join a professional baseball team and beat the Yankees.

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Seattle Repertory Theatre
155 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 443-2222

Price: $30
March 23-April 22, 2012
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Seattle Repertory Theatre brings “Or,” a provocative gender-bending comedy about Aphra Behn, England’s first female professional playwright who just also happens to be a spy. Set in Restoration England, the three-person cast includes Basil Harris, Kirsten Potter and Montana von Fliss.

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“Freud’s Last Session”

Taproot Theatre Company
204 N. 85th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 706-1502

March 23-April 21, 2012
Price: $22-$37
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Oh, if walls could talk. Imagine a conversation between C.S. Lewis (professor and author of “The Lion, The Witch and Wardrobe”) and the father of psychoanalysis, Dr. Sigmund Freud. The result could be a battle over the meaning of love, war, suffering and God. This thought-provoking performance is a must see.

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Jeffrey Totey is a freelance writer living in Seattle. He has a love for the arts and is a student of pop culture. He covers stories about the performing arts, theater, museums, cultural events, movies and more in the greater Seattle area. His work can be found at Examiner.com.


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