"Fiddler on the Roof": Tradition is enough for Tevye but not enough for his five blossoming daughters who want to break away from Russian-Jewish customs. With a musical score of "If I was a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Matchmaker"; opens at 8 p.m. Jan. 4 and runs through Jan. 27 at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. General tickets start at $38. Call 425-257-8600.
Whidbey Improv Team Show: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12, Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor; this is Whidbey Playhouse's Improv Team so let the laughs begin; free tickets on a first-come, first-served basis; doors open at 7 p.m. Go www.whidbeyplayhouse.com for more information.
"Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol": Mix Sherlock Holmes with "A Christmas Carol" and you've got this tale, a mystery steeped in Christmas spirit; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday though Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday matinees through Dec. 29, Taproot Theatre Company, 204 North 85th St., Seattle. Tickets $22 to $37. Online at www.taproottheatre.org or call 206-781-9707.
"A Christmas Carol": Various times through Dec. 30 at ACT Theatre, The Allen Arena, 700 Union St., Seattle; 206-292-7676; www.acttheatre.org. Tickets $27 to $42 for children and $27 to $55 for adults. See website for show times.
"ELF -- The Musical": Buddy, the large misfit of an elf, sets out for the big city to find his father; shows at various times through Dec. 31, 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Tickets start at $25. Go to www.5thavenue.org or call 206-625-1900.
"A Doll's House": Seattle Shakespeare Company presents this Ibsen work of a wife's deception that causes her marriage to unravel; opens with previews at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2 with shows at various times through Jan. 27 at Center Theatre at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets start at $22. Call 206-733-8222 or online at www.seattleshakespeare.org.
"Ain't Misbehavin'" auditions: 7 p.m. Jan. 4 and 5 at Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. For more information go to www.whidbeyplayhouse.com.
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