"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 is staged 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.
"Loss": This is an original play by local playwright Elena Hartwell who tells the tale of two brothers and their love, loss, family -- and a violin; shows are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 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 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: runs at various times through Jan. 20 at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Limited tickets can be had starting at $150 at www.bookofmormonbroadway.com.
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