By Heidi Masek firstname.lastname@example.org
• West Coast moves: Contemporary Los Angeles troupe Lula Washington Dance Theatre performs at Saint Anselm College’s Dana Center Friday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m., at 100 Saint Anselm Drive in Manchester. Washington, the company artistic director, choreographed dancing fish in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and aliens in Avatar. Ticket costs range from $6 to $29.50. Call 641-7700 or visit www.anselm.edu/dana. The company offers an informal demonstration at 3 p.m., open to the public.
• David Lindsay-Abaire: theatre KAPOW produces three David Lindsay-Abaire short comedies originally written during the “The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway” benefit — one-acts written, directed and performed in a day, according to a press release from tKAPOW. Crazy Eights, Baby Food and That Other Person are accompanied by Lindsay-Abaire’s comic monologue, The History Lesson. “3+ One Acts by David Lindsay-Abaire” runs Friday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 27, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., at the Stockbridge Theatre, Route 28 in Derry (437-5210, www.tkapow.com).
• Still dancing: Swing Fever, created by Palace Theatre artistic director Carl Rajotte, continues at the Palace through Feb. 27. The music and dance production features a live band, vocalists and dancers, at 80 Hanover St. in Manchester. Ticket costs range from $15 to $45; call 668-5588 or visit www.palacetheatre.org. Tickets for Saturday performances include a free swing dance lesson from Rajotte at 6:30 p.m.
• Down East: Maine native John Cariani’s off-Broadway play Almost, Maine is being staged at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre through Feb. 28. The residents of Almost, Maine, “find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways,” according to a press release from Seacoast Rep. It’s at 125 Bow St. in Portsmouth (www.seacoastrep.org, 433-4472). Ticket costs range from $28 to $42.
• Auditions: Peter Pan is the chosen title for the summer main stage show at Prescott Park Arts Festival in Portsmouth this year. Auditions are Saturday, March 6, at UNH in Durham. Register at www.prescottpark.org. The Festival is also auditioning at the New Hampshire Professional Theatre Association auditions at Plymouth State University Saturday, Feb. 20. Learn more about that at http://oz.plymouth.edu/~mkizer/NHPTA/.
Also, local producers John Herman and Bryan White are casting for their new Web series, “How to Survive the Strange,” March 15 at 6 p.m. at Crackskulls Coffee and Books in Newmarket. Call Herman at 380-6721.