"The Sunshine Boys": This Neil Simon play focuses the one-time vaudevillian act of Al Lewis and Willy Clark, who, over the course of 40-odd years, grew to hate each other. It is now 1972 and CBS is inviting the team to reunite for a special on the history of comedy, but will this cantankerous duo get in the same room? Shows through Oct. 7 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $16.50 for adults, $13 for seniors/students/military and $5 for kids 12 and under. Go to www.everetttheatre.org/.
Edmonds Community College Black Box Theatre: Unexpected Productions, brings professional comedy with "Poe Unscripted." The wickedly funny performers will embrace the macabre and hilarity and leave your telltale heart screaming for Lenore! Unexpected Productions combines comedy, theater, improv and sports into an hour full of spontaneous fun. Audience participation is key as teams of improvisers create scenes based entirely on their suggestions; 8:05 p.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Avenue West Lynnwood. Tickets are $10. For more information go to www.blackboxedcc.org.
"STOMP": This is high-energy entertainment on several levels -- humor, dance and music -- as the eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments to make music: matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps; suitable for all ages; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Tickets are $29.50, $39.50, $49.50. Online at www.comcastarenaeverett.com or call 866-332-8499.
"Memphis": This fast-paced, dance-heavy musical is based on a true story of fame and forbidden love when a white radio DJ wants to change the world and a black singer is ready for her big break; through Oct. 7; 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.
"Wicked": Journey to the merry-old Land of Oz to learn how the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch came to be; at various times Oct. 10 through Nov. 17, The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Tickets start at $35. Call 877-784-4849 or go to www.stgpresents.org/.
"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.
"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.
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 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.
"Gypsy": This classic musical is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, the ultimate show biz mom with songs such as "Everything's Coming up Roses," Some People," "Let me Entertain You"; shows are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 21at Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. Tickets are $18. Purchase at the box office or call 360-679-2237.
"Becky's New Car": A romp of a play by Steven Dietz where a married woman comes to a crossroads in her life and when offered an opportunity to step into another life--she takes it; shows at 7:30 and 2 p.m. Oct. 12 through Oct. 27, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.
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