At the Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Avenue Everett, WA 98201
Box Office: (425) 257-8600
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am - 7:00pm

At the Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Avenue Everett, WA 98201
Box Office: (425) 257-8600 | Admin: (425) 392-1942






  • Inspire

    6 months to opening: Each Village Theatre production begins months before an audience takes their seat. Designers (lights, costumes, sets, props, sound) meet with the director to decide everything from the color of the floor, the style of the lights, the cut of a dress, to the style of the sound of a doorbell to be sure what you see on stage will transport you to the world of the play.

    3 months to opening: Our tech studios filled with our amazing artisans are hard at work to build, paint, sew, and create every piece that is featured on the stage. It takes hundreds of hours for our teams to create the worlds that you see on the stage.

    4 1/2 weeks to opening: Actors begin rehearsal in the Francis J. Gaudette Rehearsal Hall and begin to shape the show with daily rehearsals. Using a rehearsal room that is about the same size as the stage allows our director and choreographer to shape the show with the performers before they move to the stage.

    9 days to opening: Everyone comes together for “Tech Week”. Hours are increased for rehearsal and every element of the show is brought to the stage. Every movement of a set piece, light, or performer is meticulously worked through, problem solved and perfected. The week ends with final dress rehearsals and previews performances in the few days before opening night where adjustments can still be made.

    Opening Night—Closing Night: Audiences are welcomed to the theatre to be part of the story. After all of the months of work and planning, the final piece of the puzzle is brought into the theatre; a live audience, a finished product, and a chance to share the story in Issaquah and Everett.





    • Village Theatre sets each have their own stage floor that allows the set pieces to move and for the production to move to Everett with the same layout.
    • Custom wigs are created by Village Theatre’s wig master for all productions.
    • Whether a brand new musical or a classic, all shows at Village Theatre are created and produced by our teams for our audiences.


    Whether you have been with us from the start or you are new to Village Theatre, your engagement and gifts matter and allow us to bring the magic of theatre to the stage, the page, and the classroom.


    Click here to renew your support and join us as we continue to share stories and new journeys together!






  • Create

    Some shows begin with a script, others with the songs, but all of them stem from a story that the writers want to tell and shape. Writing teams are composed of a book writer, composer and lyricist with very talented people sometimes filling multiple roles. With The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, the journey of Michael Kooman & Christopher Dimond’s work to a full production could be seen here through the Village Originals process:

    August 2013: Presented as part of The Festival of New Musicals, the reading featured Village Theatre performers. Performers spent 29 hours learning the music and working on the show with the writers, a director, and music director. The reading was then presented at The Festival with music stands and a piano.

    August 2014: Performed as a developmental production at First Stage Theatre. Rehearsals were about 2 weeks long, with a short process to add the technical elements, and then had a short run to the public. The band expanded to include drums, guitar and bass. Audiences were invited to provide feedback to inform changes to the show through surveys.

    Spring 2014: Selected as one of the 5 shows presented at the National Musical Alliance of Musical Theatre Festival in New York City.

    Fall 2018: Performed as a full production on Village Theatre’s mainstage. The cast expanded to include even more members of the ensemble and the band grew to provide a full orchestra sound. Technical elements were expanded to transform the show to a brand-new musical world.

    Many Village Theatre audience members were able to see the growth from reading, the developmental production to mainstage. It is through the support of our donors that Village Theatre can create fantastic experiences not only for our audiences, but for the writers looking for a place to take risks and tell their story.





    • The Passage and The Homefront were presented at the 2018 Festival of New Musicals and are now performing as part of the 2019 Beta Series.
    • Howl’s Moving Castle was presented as a reading at the 2017 Festival of New Musicals and went on to be performed at Book It Repertory Theatre in Seattle.
    • It Shoulda Been You was presented in the 2010 Festival of New Musicals, performed on our Mainstage in the 2011-12 Season, and went on to a Broadway run in 2015.
    • Iron Curtain was presented in the 2007 Festival of New Musicals, performed as a developmental production in 2008, on the mainstage in the 2010-11 season, and went on to an off-Broadway run.
    • Back on the Village Theatre stage this year, Million Dollar Quartet started at Village Theatre before its Broadway run in 2010.
    • Before its Broadway run, three Tony Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was workshopped in 2002 and 2005 at Village Theatre.


    Whether you have been with us from the start or you are new to Village Theatre, your engagement and gifts matter and allow us to bring the magic of theatre to the stage, the page, and the classroom.


    Click here to renew your support and join us as we continue to share stories and new journeys together!






  • Educate

    KIDSTAGE: Skills for Theatre… Skills for life!
    Youth Education programs at Village Theatre are vastly different and allow students to interact with theatre in different ways, sometimes for the first time.

    KIDSTAGE is uniquely designed to use theatre to build critical life skills in each participant. In classes and rehearsals, our techniques encourage creativity, collaboration, problem solving, concentration, public speaking, and a strong work ethic. While some students are on a path to a performance career, all students are improving their futures and increasing self-confidence.

    Village Theatre Institute is a musical theatre training program designed for disciplined students ready to strengthen their theatre and life skills. Institute helps to develop the self-discipline required for a professional career in theatre or any other vocation. Every aspect of this program is taught by some of the region’s finest teaching artists, directors, choreographers, music directors, and musical theatre writers and composers.

    Summer Independent is a professionally-mentored program unique to Village Theatre. It is the pinnacle experience for students who come with a background in live theatre, and it provides autonomy, resources, and mentorship to select, mount, and produce their own full-scale show from start to finish. Students take on every aspect of production, from performing, directing, and stage management, to designing and building sets, creating costumes, running sound and lights, marketing, production management, and more.

    Village Theatre Pied Piper is committed to providing children with access to the performing arts. The arts help bridge the achievement gap by engaging students with different learning styles and abilities, increasing empathy and tolerance, and improving students’ social and language skills. Students can join us at Village Theatre for Mainstage performances or administrators can bring a touring production to their own school.

    Experiential learning in theatre arts is a powerful tool for building essential life and career skills including critical thinking, concentration, collaboration, discipline, communication and creativity. So we strive to ensure that all young people, regardless of financial circumstances, are able to participate in its programs. Thanks to generous donors, foundations, and corporate support we are able to offer “no-barrier” scholarships that allow all interested students to participate.





    • Brian Yorkey is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony-award winner for Next to Normal; and has written numerous other musicals and television shows including the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why.
    • Caitlin Kinnuen is currently starring on Broadway in the new hit musical comedy: The Prom.
    • Julia Bicknell, after working with Brain Yorkey as a co-writer on a KIDSTAGE original, and after graduating college, was hired as a writer the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why.
    • CJ Eldred and Connor Russell have both performed in the Book of Mormon tour.
    • Seattle (and regional) stages are filled with Alumni like Sarah Rose Davis, Justin Huertas, Danny Kam, Michael Krenning. Sarah Russell, Jessica Skerritt, Patrick Shelton, and Joell Weil.
    • Orlando Morales and Kelsey Thorgalsen are in leadership positions at The 5th Avenue Theatre.

    We are proud that many members of the Production, Development, and Education departments at Village Theatre are also KIDSTAGE alumni!


    Whether you have been with us from the start or you are new to Village Theatre, your engagement and gifts matter and allow us to bring the magic of theatre to the stage, the page, and the classroom.


    Click here to renew your support and join us as we continue to share stories and new journeys together!






Donor Levels & Benefits All Benefits are Cumulative

Applicable for donations pledged for Village Theatre's fiscal year: September 1 - August 31.


Friend Up to $249

  • Recognition in a Mainstage program and in the Annual Report.

Choreographers Club $250 to $499 (FMV: $10)

  • Recognition in three Mainstage programs
  • Receive a Village Theatre souvenir gift*

Orchestra Players $500 to $999 (FMV: $40)

  • Invitation to one of the four Backstage Parties for an exclusive behind the scenes look at a Mainstage show
  • Recognition on the Annual Fun Donor Wall in the Mainstage Theatre lobbies for one year

Supporting Partner $1,000 to 2,499 (FMV: $170)

  • Recognition in all five Mainstage programs
  • Invitation to all four Backstage Parties throughout the Mainstage Season
  • Receive an autographed Mainstage poster*
  • Receive an exclusive Village Theatre logo item*

Ensemble Partner $2,500 - $4,999 (FMV: $480)

  • Invitation for two adults to the New Works Cabaret, an evening of food, drink, and performances
    Dessert and beverages* for two during each Mainstage performance
  • Personal assistance on ticket exchanges and purchases from our Development Department

Producing Partner $5,000 to $7,499 (FMV: $805)

  • Reserved VIP free parking next to the Theatre for each Mainstage performance.
  • Invitation for two adults to eat, drink, and be merry on Village Theatre’s Annual Holiday Cruise.
  • Two tickets for one Mainstage show. (Give this as a gift or have friends join you.)

Directing Partner $7,500 to $14,499 (FMV: $955)

  • Invitation to view designer presentations and meet the cast for one(1) Mainstage show.
  • Two additional tickets for any Village Theatre production (choose from a Mainstage, KIDSTAGE, or Village Originals Beta Series production)

Underwriting Partner $15,000 to $24,999 (FMV: $1,955)

  • Have Village Theatre performers come to your home or business to perform a selection for your own private gathering. (Date to be mutually agreed upon. Please allow four weeks advance notice.)

Starring Sponsor $25,000 to $49,999 (FMV: $1,955)

  • Sponsor a production of your choice and receive recognition on production collateral. (A celebration/memory of a loved one for example)
  • Invitation to Opening NIght Performances and Parties for you and two guests for your sponsored production
  • Recognition from the stage on Opening Nights for your sponsored production

Individual Sponsor $50,000+ (FMV: $2,405)

  • Private dinner for four with Village Theatre's Artistic Director and/or Executive Producer and tickets for four to a Mainstage show of your choice. (Date to be mutually agreed upon. Please allow four weeks advance notice)
  • A customized donor experience. (Please contact Director of Development, Frank Stilwagner, to discuss options)
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Aileen Forde
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(425) 392-1942 x111

Village Theatre, located in Issaquah and Everett, is registered with Washington State's Charities Program as required by law. Additional information is available at (800) 332-4483 and sos.wa.gov/charities.

For reference, Village Theatre’s tax ID number is 91-1077130.

Some donor benefits have a fair market value (FMV), nominally reducing the tax deductible amount of your gift, as required by the IRS. You can receive 100 percent tax-deductibility by choosing to waive your benefits.

Gifts made through donor-advised funds are subject to tax rules that prevent Village Theatre from providing you with associated benefits that carry a FMV. For more information, please contact your own tax advisor.

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Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202

Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Box Office: (425) 257-8600

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