"A Fine and Pleasant Misery": This is a one-man show starring Tim Behrens with the humor of Pat McManus; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Darrington High School Auditorium High School, 1085 Fir St.,Darrington. Tickets are $25 each. Call 360-436-0141.
"The Sugar Bean Sisters": Eric Lewis directs this simple story about romance, murder and alien abduction as the Nettle sisters are determined to escape spinsterhood with Willie going to Salt lake City to find a Mormon husband while Faye is waiting for the space people; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 23 at the Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Tickets are $18:50 adults and $15.50 Seniors/Military. Call 206-533-2000 or brownpapertickets.com.
"Murder on the Nile": The Edmonds Driftwood Players presents this Agatha Christie mystery that takes place aboard a steamer, where honeymooners Simon Mostyn and his wealthy socialite wife, Kay, find themselves pursued by an old flame of the newly wedded groom. Then tragedy strikes -- a murder on the Nile; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 23 at Driftwood Players, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $25 and $22. Call 425-774-9600 or www.driftwoodplayers.com.
"Memphis": This is a fast-paced, dance-heavy musical based on a tale of fame and forbidden love when a white radio DJ wants to change the world and a black club singer is ready for her big break, all inspired by real events; the show runs at various times through Oct. 7 at the 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle, Tickets start at $41. Call 206-625-1900 or www.5thavenue.org/.
"Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam": Vietnamese refugee, former gang member and rising Hollywood actor Trieu Tran tells his coming of age story in this autobiographical solo performance; at various times through Oct. 7 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $37.50. Call 206- 292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
"Legally Blond: The Musical": Based on the movie starring Reese Witherspoon, the show focuses on sorority star Elle Woods who is dumped by her boyfriend and decides to hit the books and go to Harvard Law; shows are at various times through Oct. 7 at Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnuson Park, 7120 62nd Ave. NE, Seattle. Tickets are $40 and $35. Go to www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org or call 206-363-2809.
"Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet": Book-It Repertory Theatre is staging this best seller about a hopeful journey of a Chinese-American boy in 1940s Seattle; shows are at various times through Oct. 28 at Center Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets range from $25 to $45. Go to www.book-it.org or call 206-216-0833.
"Gaudy Night": Another favorite Lord Peter Wimsey novel comes to Taproot Theatre which presents this Dorothy L. Sayers classic mystery about Harriet Vane's Oxford reunion that is terrorized by murderous threats from the "Poison Pen," a vicious vandal determined to destroy the heroine. Is her sleuthing enough to apprehend the villain?; runs at various times through Oct. 20 at Taproot, 204 N 85th St., Seattle. Tickets range from $22 to $37. Go to www.taproottheatre.org or call 206-781-9707.
Pullman Porter Blues: This world premiere by Seattle playwright Cheryl L. West opens Seattle Rep's 50th Anniversary Season with the tale of three Pullman porters working on the Panama Limited in 1937; shows run Sept. 27 through Oct. 28 at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets start at $15. Call 206-443-2222 or go to www.seattlerep.org.
"Gangsters of Love": This show gives a nod to the mobster days of the 1920s and 1930s only with acrobatics and dance moves and featuring comedian Frank Ferrante and aerialist Dreya Weber; dinner shows and matinees to Sept. 30, Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle. Dinner prices start at $106 (all ages) and matinee prices start at $86 (general). Call 206-802-0015 or dreams.zinzanni.org/.
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