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




About Us


Based in Issaquah, WA, with operations in Everett, Village Theatre is a leading producer of musical theatre in the Pacific Northwest. Producing entertaining, quality productions since 1979, Village Theatre has grown into one of the region's best-attended professional theatres, with over 20,000 subscribers. Through its Village Originals program, Village Theatre is nationally recognized for its contribution to the development of new musicals, having launched over 150 new works to date. Village Theatre also takes pride in nurturing tomorrow's audiences through its youth education programs, Pied Piper and KIDSTAGE, serving over 60,000 young people, families, and schools annually.

  • Mission
    To be a regionally recognized and nationally influential center of excellence in family theatre:
    • To promote a season of top quality productions
    • To commission and produce new musicals that achieve national exposure
    • To train young people in theatre skills for career opportunities and enriched lives
    • To develop a broad-based appreciation for live theatre
    • To promote positive values through art
  • Programs

    Mainstage
    Village Theatre is a leading producer of musical theatre in the Pacific Northwest, producing entertaining professional quality theatre for the entire family since 1979. Everything you see on our stage is personally selected, designed and crafted for each of our unique productions by some of the best local artisans. Add into the mix a cast of the best talent in the Northwest and what you get is a theatrical experience in a class all its own. Performing in two locations: The Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah and the Everett Performing Arts Center in Everett, each season incorporates a fresh artistic take on classic musicals, the production of at least one innovative new musical, and one nonmusical comedy or drama.

    Village Originals
    Village Theatre is dedicated to the preservation and artistic development of musical theatre, one of our country’s most enduring art forms. Village Originals is a nationally recognized program that, to date, has work-shopped the development of over 150 new musicals, many of which have gone on to stages throughout the world. Some of these productions include: Next To Normal (Tony-Award and Pulitzer Prize winner); Million Dollar Quartet (opened on Broadway in 2010); The Ark (opened off-Broadway November 2005); Play It By Heart; Signs of Life; Making Tracks; The Wedding Banquet; and Eleanor.

    KIDSTAGE
    KIDSTAGE is uniquely designed to use theatre to build critical life skills in each participant. In KIDSTAGE 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 Broadway, all students are improving their futures and increasing self-confidence through involvement in KIDSTAGE, Village Theatre Institute, and our Teen Apprenticeship Program.

    KIDSTAGE offers theatre classes and performance opportunities throughout the year for youth 3 to 20 years old. KIDSTAGE classes and performances are offered four times a year. The sessions are Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. Summer consists of camps that are a week long and the Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions are after school, once a week for eight to ten weeks, between one to two hours in length. KIDSTAGE performances are offered four times a year.

    KIDSTAGE Mission: Skills for Theatre...Skills for Life
    • To provide a personal development program for young people which uses theatre arts
    • To teach creativity and responsibility
    • To encourage teamwork and personal integrity
    • To foster self-esteem and appreciation for live theatre

    Pied Piper
    Pied Piper brings live theatre to children and their families in the greater Puget Sound area by hosting renowned theatre, dance, and music companies for public and school performances. A visit to a Pied Piper production can be the beginning of a lifelong appreciation for the arts, and, because many of the performances are based on children's literature, Pied Piper also stimulates interest in reading, as it brings Literature to Life!

    Pied Piper public performances are held at the Everett Performing Arts Center and the Everett Civic Center. Pied Piper school performances are held at the Everett Performing Arts Center, Everett Civic Center, The Theatre at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, and The McIntyre Hall Performing Arts and Conference Center in Mount Vernon.

  • Production History

    Mainstage seasons since moving into the Everett Performing Arts Center

    *Starting with most recent

    2016-2017 Season
    Pump Boys and Dinettes
    Singing in the Rain
    The 39 Steps
    A Proper Place
    Dreamgirls

    2015-2016 Season
    Snapshots
    My Fair Lady
    Crimes of the Heart
    My Heart Is the Drum
    Billy Elliot

    2014-2015 Season
    In the Heights
    Mary Poppins
    Around the World in 80 Days
    No Way to Treat a Lady
    Cabaret

    2013-2014 Season
    Xanadu
    Les Misérables
    The Foreigner
    The Tutor
    Funny Girl

    2012-2013 Season
    Big River
    Fiddler on the Roof
    The Mousetrap
    Trails
    Chicago

    2011-2012 Season
    Take Me America
    Annie Get Your Gun
    The Odd Couple
    It Shoulda Been You
    The Producers

    2010-2011 Season
    The Full Monty
    Anne of Green Gables
    Sleuth
    Iron Curtain
    Jesus Christ Superstar

    2009-2010
    Chasing Nicolette
    Meet Me in St. Louis
    Lost in Yonkers
    The Gypsy King
    42nd Street

    2008-2009
    Saint Heaven
    Beauty and The Beast
    The Importance of Being Earnest
    Stunt Girl
    Show Boat

    2007-2008
    Million Dollar Quartet
    Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I
    Barefoot in the Park
    Little Women
    Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA

    2006-2007
    EVITA
    Bye Bye Birdie
    Shadowlands
    Once Upon a Time in New Jersey
    The Who's TOMMY

    2005-2006
    Once On This Island
    CATS
    On Golden Pond
    Girl of My Dreams
    Hello, Dolly!

    2004-2005
    South Pacific
    The Secret Garden
    Steel Magnolias
    Play It By Heart
    The Music Man

    2003-2004
    The Wedding Banquet
    Annie
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Man of La Mancha
    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

    2002-2003
    Oklahoma!
    The Sound of Music
    Driving Miss Daisy
    The Ark
    Damn Yankees

    2001-2002
    Brigadoon
    Peter Pan
    Bell, Book and Candle
    Making Tracks
    La Cage aux Folles

    2000-2001
    The Mystery of Edwin Drood
    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    After the Fair
    Noises Off
    West Side Story

    1999-2000
    Babes in Arms
    The Pirates Of Penzance
    The Diary of Anne Frank
    Kiss Me Quick Before the Lava Reaches the Village
    Grease

    1998-1999
    Carnival
    My Fair Lady
    The Mask of Moriarty
    Eleanor
    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum


    Village Theatre’s Additional History in Issaquah

    *Starting with most recent


    1997-1998
    Little Shop of Horrors
    Fiddler on the Roof
    The Miser
    Bootlegger
    Bells Are Ringing

    1996-1997
    City Kid
    The Unsinkable Molly Brown
    Born Yesterday
    Ten Little Indians
    Guys & Dolls

    1995-1996
    On The Town
    Oliver!
    The Tempest
    Blithe Spirit
    Kiss Me Kate

    1994-1995
    Babes In Toyland
    Bus Stop
    Cabaret
    Room Service
    Anything Goes

    1993-1994
    Heartbeats*
    Narnia*
    A Man for All Seasons
    You Can’t Take it With You
    Funny Girl

    1992-1993
    Finian’s Rainbow
    Funny Pages*
    The Miracle Worker
    Arsenic and Old Lace
    Jesus Christ Superstar

    1991-1992
    Jungle Queen Debutante*
    Anne of Green Gales
    The Foreigner
    The Crucible
    Big River

    1990-1991
    Book of James*
    Hans Christian Andersen
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Our Town
    Annie Get Your Gun

    1989-1990
    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
    Amadeus
    Heidi*
    Taming of the Shrew
    Damn Yankees

    1988-1989
    Quilters
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    The Wizard of Oz
    Charley’s Aunt
    Camelot

    1987-1988
    Eleanor*
    Children of a Lesser God
    Oliver!
    The Importance of Being Earnest
    Gypsy

    1986-1987
    Dames at Sea
    Educating Rita
    The Sound of Music
    Crimes of the Heart
    West Side Story

    1985-1986
    The Pirates of Penzance
    Angel Street
    Cinderella
    Harvey
    Oklahoma!
    The Drunkard*

    1984-1985
    Fiddler on the Roof
    Filthy Rich
    Peter Pan
    A Thousand Clowns
    The Music Man
    A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking

    1983-1984
    My Fair Lady
    The Gin Game
    Annie
    Threads*
    Man of La Mancha
    Wait Until Dark

    1982-1983
    A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
    The King and I
    On Golden Pond
    The New Beanstalk*
    Bullshot Crummond
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
    Grease
    South Pacific

    1981-1982
    Guys and Dolls
    Li’l Abner
    Les Belles Soeurs
    The Sound of Music
    See How They Run
    Inherit the Wind
    Godspell

    1980-1981
    Brigadoon
    Carousel
    Beanstalk*
    The Odd couple
    The Unsinkable Molly Brown
    Sleuth
    The Effect of Gamma Rays On Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds
    Bye Bye Birdie

    1979-1980
    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
    Bullshot Crummond
    Man of La Mancha
    Story of the Charleyman John*
    You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
    Oliver!
    Scapino
    Death of a Salesman
    The Music Man

  • Executive Team
    Robb Hunt and Steve Tomkins

    Robb Hunt and Steve Tomkins


    ROBB HUNT (Executive Producer) helped found Village Theatre in 1979 and has been involved as producer for the theatre ever since. Robb was an avid performer for many years with experience as a principal actor and dancer in several Puget Sound theatre companies. With a background in business, Robb was a strong hand as a consultant in the field of Arts Management; several of his clients included The 5th Avenue, the Metropolitan Museum, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Symphony, The Museum of Flight, The Carnegie, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Robb is dedicated to commissioning and developing musicals and has been the driving force in the inclusion of new musicals in Village Theatre programming. He has collaborated on the creation of productions such as Eleanor, Next to Normal, The Ark, and Making Tracks. Village Theatre has become an active member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre and Robb has served on its New Works committee and on the Board of Directors. He has also served as a peer panelist and evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

    STEVE TOMKINS (Artistic Director) began his active professional arts career in Seattle in 1972, as a member of The Empty Space’s acting company. He has been the Artistic Director at Village Theatre for the past 20 years. Prior to his time here, he was the Artistic Director at Civic Light Opera for several years. As a director and choreographer, Steve’s region work has been seen at The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, The Arizona Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT, and TAG. For seven years, Steve staged and choreographed production shows with Greg Thompson Productions. He has directed and choreographed numerous productions at Village Theatre, including: Grease, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Ark, Annie, West Side Story, Peter Pan, La Cage Aux Folles, Oklahoma!, Damn Yankees, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, South Pacific, Play It By Heart, The Music Man, CATS, Hello, Dolly!, EVITA, Bye Bye Birdie, Once Upon a Time in New Jersey, The King and I, AIDA, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Stunt Girl, Chasing Nicolette, Meet Me in St. Louis, 42nd Street, Anne of Green Gables, Iron Curtain, Annie Get Your Gun, The Producers, Big River, Chicago, Les Misérable, Funny Girl, Mary Poppins, and No Way To Treat A Lady.

  • Board of Directors

    Bruce Wanta
    President

    Beth Meidinger
    President Elect

    Heather Goff
    Past President

    Derek Watanabe
    Vice President, Board Development

    Leigh Kraft
    Treasurer

    Jill Klinge
    Secretary

    Dan Anderson
    Aaron Coe
    Chuck Dennis
    Amy Gibart
    Lissa Griffith
    D. Edward Jones
    Lynn Juniel
    Lynnda Kilpatrick
    Gary Kneepkens
    Twyla Lucas
    Gerald Magnani
    Bill McSherry
    Lisa McQueen
    Amy Murray
    J. Patrick Ostrander
    Kevin Pazaski
    Leslie Peng
    Matt Poischbeg
    Kevin Price
    Lydia Rapidah-Johnson
    John Seethoff
    Ann Thornton
    Mark Wert
    Judy Yu

  • Properties
    Francis J. Gaudette Theatre

    The Francis J. Gaudette Theatre opened its doors in November of 1994 and is the home to Village Theatre’s Mainstage programming in Issaquah. With just under 500 seats, this theatre is the ideal intimate environment for theatre performances, and there truly is not a bad seat in the house. The theatre also boasts family rooms where parties with small children may enjoy the show in a sound-proof booth, allowing for a stress-free environment for young children. This custom-built theatre boasts rehearsal rooms, shops, a fully-equipped fly system, large control booth, capacious dressing rooms, green room, offices, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound capabilities.

    Everett Performing Arts Center

    An outstanding venue for all occasions, the Everett Performing Arts Center is one of the premier rental spaces in Snohomish County for performing arts and special events. The Everett Performing Arts Center is owned and supported by the City of Everett as a service to the entire Everett community. In 1998, Village Theatre was contracted by the City of Everett to be the resident performing and management company. This building is home to Village Theatre’s Mainstage productions in Everett. In addition to presenting a season of high-quality theatre, the management and technical staff of Village Theatre are dedicated to making this space the best possible place for other community organizations that require a state-of-the-art venue for their events. Rental events include choral concerts, film festivals, ballet, receptions, seminars and business meetings. For more information on renting the Everett Performing Arts Center, please click here.

    First Stage Theatre

    Beginning June 2010, Village Theatre rebuilt First Stage Theatre, originally constructed in 1913. The work has maintained the historical feel and façade, while incorporating state-of-the-art production equipment and modern patron amenities. First Stage is home to our KIDSTAGE and Village Originals programs. The new theatre has doubled the classroom space, incorporated a larger lobby, expanded restrooms, and added dressing rooms. The stage was expanded to incorporate wings for equipment, crew, and storage. A new telescoping 193-seat system was installed to provide for maximum flexibility, including cabaret productions, reception space, and special event occasions, as well as a traditional theatre environment.

    Second Stage and Youth Education Center

    In partnership with the City of Everett, Village Theatre renovated and recently opened Second Stage and Youth Education Center, a former bank building next to the Everett Performing Arts Center. The building is the new home to our Youth Education program and hundreds of KIDSTAGE students, classes, rehearsals, workshops, and productions. The facility has been designed to provide for unique and lively entertainment possibilities. The intimate, flexible seating and performance space will provide options for up to 170 theatre seats or banquet style cabaret seating, offering a multiplicity of programming and entertainment opportunities to visitors and the residents of this community not possible in larger venues.

    The Craig and Joan Watjen Technical Studios

    Home to Village Theatre’s extraordinary artistic staff of carpenters, painters, and properties artisans, the Craig and Joan Watjen Technical Studios is the space where all the Village Theatre’s shows are constructed. This fantastic building measures 14,500 square feet and is conveniently located only 1 ½ blocks from the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre. The ground floor houses scenic construction and paint shops in three adjoining spaces (3,500 sq. ft. each) and the 4,000 sq. ft. mezzanine houses a prop shop and offices for technical staff. Thanks to this space, Village Theatre shows are able to reach new levels of production quality excellence. As the largest fully-producing theatre in the Pacific Northwest, every set piece, prop, and costume seen on Village Theatre’s stage is custom built and crafted to suit the vision of the artistic team, making each show a unique experience, in a class all it’s own.


MAINSTAGE

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

KIDSTAGE

Cope Gillette Theatre
(425) 740-5035
2730 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201


LOCATIONS

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

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

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