Signature service: Dance studio
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Revolution Dance Wear
Pro Tip: Call ahead for class availability.
With more than a century of bygone days tucked beneath its foundation, the Historic Everett Theatre is one of the oldest operating theatres in the state of Washington. Today, the nonprofit Everett Theatre Society owns and operates the cinema house, enriching the community through the preservation of film and screenings of celebrated features. From plush red seats, guests watch noir, horror, and cult classics, mouthing memorable lines and shaking their heads at Casablanca's CGI effects. To honor and further the impact of cinema, local expert Jon Noe introduces the film-noir showings, and Historic Everett Theatre hosts the occasional free-movie night.
The Murder Mystery Company challenges diners to exercise detective skills and fledgling telepathic abilities in a comedic evening of mock murder and faux fatalities that unfolds during a three-course meal. Between an introductory salad and a mystery-dessert epilogue, guests nosh on one of three of the Empress Tea Room & Bistro's main-course munchables, including options with fish, chicken, or vegetables fashioned to spell out a ransom note. As mouths occupy themselves, the mystery begins with a murder, and a detective soon arrives on the scene to locate the perpetrator in the audience. Tablemates work together to clear their good names, slyly sleuthing and sorting out clues, flexing critical-thinking skills, and preparing for futures in real-life crime. All patrons will receive a photo slideshow from the performance as a way to fondly remember light-hearted death-themed evenings.
Before Jordyn Palmer founded Edge Performing Arts and Dance, she unleashed her powerful pipes on the stages of Carnegie Hall and Avery Fischer Hall. These experiences, along with holding starring roles in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Jane Eyre, readied Palmer to lead fledgling singers and actors toward their own performance goals. Along with dance teacher Sanna James, Palmer leads private lessons, group classes, and summer camps that focus on stage presence, self-confidence, and turning every Shakespearean sonnet into a dance number.
The Vancouver Concert Opera Society treats audiences to purely musical renditions of beloved works warbled by preeminent opera singers. One of Giuseppe Verdi's most popular pieces, Rigoletto introduces listeners to the tragic story of a womanizing duke, his titular jester, and the jester's beautiful daughter. With classic songs of love, betrayal, and sacrifice, the opera's dark plot tugs on heartstrings and ties them into trick knots. Notable singers include internationally recognized, Vancouver-based tenor Frédérik Robert and Toronto-hailing baritone Keith O'Brien. Jesse Award–winning actor Bernard Cuffling interjects with English narration, preventing mystification in non-Italian speakers and comforting Italians who feel as though they are missing out on the traditional opera experience of language-barrier confusion.