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'Singin' in the Rain' at Village Theater

The Village Theater’s production of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ is a definite must-see for anyone who loves Hollywood classic movie musicals. The three main actors — John David Scott as Don Lockwo...

 

'Pump Boys and Dinettes' is fun and entertaining

As Joshua Carter, in his role as "Jim" states right at the outset of "Pump Boys and Dinettes," this isn't "My Fair Lady, is it'?" It certainly is not that - it's not really even a musical in the...

 

Everett Arts Center presents 'Billy Elliot'

‘Billy Elliot’ which is now playing at the Everett Arts Center is well worth the price of admission. The musical is based on the movie of the same name, and is set in Britain in the 1980s during one of the longest and most violent labor strikes...

 

'My Heart is the Drum' playing in Everett

“My Heart is the Drum” is a thought-provoking play, definitely worth seeing that is currently playing at the Everett Performing Arts Center. “My Heart is the Drum” takes place in the year...

 

Village Theatre presents 'Snapshots'

The musical revue “Snapshots” playing at the Village Theatre through Nov. 13, is a look back at a couple’s 20 years of marriage, and the childhood and adolescent friendship that preceded it. Dan...

 

Impressive 'No Way To Treat A Lady' showing at Village Theatre

The inspiration behind ‘No Way To Treat A Lady’, the latest production now playing at the Village Theatre in Everett, comes from a small story in the newspaper, around the time of the Boston Strangler case, suggesting that there may have been...

 

Why don't my kids listen to me?

Dear Ms. Davis. Why don’t my kids to listen to me? It seems like I have to tell them over and over to do things. And then, when I want to find out anything and ask them questions, I don’t get...

 

Village Theater presents 'Around the World in 80 Days'

Village Theater hits it out of the ballpark again with “Around the World in 80 Days,” a play by Mark Brown, based on Jules Verne’s 150-year-old novel. The story, set in the late 1800s, involves Phileas Fogg, and his wager that he can travel...

 

What to do about biting

Dear Ms. Davis, I have a two-year-old daughter. Yesterday, we were having a playdate with a friend and her son, who is almost 3. My daughter bit him while they were playing. I was so embarrassed ......

 

Mary Poppins is practically perfect

The musical, Mary Poppins, playing now through Feb. 8, at the Everett Performing Arts Center (2710 Wetmore Ave.) is a definite “must see.” This production is a combination of the 1964 Disney movie, and a stage version written by Cameron...

 

Helping kids deal with rejection, loneliness

Dear Ms. Davis: My 10-year-old daughter complains often that she doesn't have any friends, and when she does have a friend or two, they seem to fight a lot. How can I help her? Worried Mom Answer: As...

 

How much technology is too much?

Dear Ms. Davis, I am a preschool teacher and have become concerned about the amount of technology that our children are being exposed to. I see parents allowing their infants and toddlers to use computers, play with iPhones and some of my students...

 

To spank or not to spank

While I have written about the physical punishment of children in a prior article, with the recent events in the NFL surrounding child abuse and domestic violence, and the press that this has generated, I thought it might be a good time to write...

 

Discipline should impart life skills and be respectful

Dear Ms. Davis, My husband and I have two children, ages 5 and 2. I feel like we don’t have any ‘method’ or clear idea of what we are doing when discipline is needed. I think we sometimes let...

 

Baby's cries mean they are in need of something

Dear Ms. Davis, I am the new mom of a one-month old infant. My mother passed away several years ago, but my husband and his mother are very supportive and helpful, and we are all adjusting well to this change in our lives. We do have one issue, howev...

 

Making it through the teenage years

Question: I am a single mother with a 14 year old daughter. For the past several months, she has been difficult to live with….her attitude towards me often feels disrespectful (rolling her eyes, arguing with me about simple requests, etc)… and ge...

 

The teen years: What happened to my child?

Question: I am a single mother with a 14-year-old daughter. For the past several months, she has been difficult to live with. Her attitude towards me often feels disrespectful (rolling her eyes, arguing with me about simple requests, etc.) and gettin...

 

Discipline doesn't necessarily mean spanking

Dear Ms. Davis, My husband and I are expecting our first child in the next few months. Recently we have been discussing our views on discipline and handling misbehavior of children. Both of us were...

 

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