"The Dinner Party": The Outcast Players present this Neil Simon comedy about marriage and divorce where six people come together for a party at a high-class Paris restaurant but don't know why they were invited; shows are 8 p.m. with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees, Jan. 4, 5, 6, 11, 13, 18, 19 and 20 and a special 7:30 p.m. showing Jan. 10 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors and military and $7 for children under 12 years. Call 425-258-6766 or in person at the ticket office or at Back Porch Wine & Spirits, 11014 19th Ave SE, Everett, or at www.everetttheatre.org/.
"Loss": In this original play by local playwright Elena Hartwell, the story revolves around two brothers, love, loss, family and a violin; shows are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Jan. 10 to 13 at Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. All tickets are $14. Call 425-774-9600 or at www.driftwoodplayers.com.
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 to www.whidbeyplayhouse.com for more information.
"A Doll's House": Seattle Shakespeare Company presents this Ibsen work of a wife's deception that causes her marriage to unravel; 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.
"The Book of Mormon": This irreverent award-winning musical lampoons the Mormon church with a plot that has two naive missionaries confronting a horrible northern Uganda warlord against a backdrop of bodacious tunes; opens 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and runs at various times through Jan. 20 at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. A limited number of tickets are available for $150 each at www.bookofmormonbroadway.com/home.php.
"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.
"Cinderella (La Cenerentola)": Rossini's version of this classic story changes things up a bit with the evil stepmother becoming an evil stepfather and a philosopher as the fairy godmother; opens 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 and plays at various times through Jan. 26, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets start at $25. Call 800-426-1619 or go to www.seattleopera.org.
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