"La Boheme": Puccini's romantic score is a beautiful backdrop to the story of a group of young Parisians struggling with life and love; performances through March 10 at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets start at $25. Call 800-426-1619 or go to www.seattleopera.org.
"Modern Masterpieces": Pacific Northwest Ballet features works by George Balanchine, Ulysses Dove and Twyla Tharp, delivering contemporary choreography, the beauty of Bach and an unveil of Mozart pieces in a world premiere by Paul Gibson; performances are at 7:30 p.m. March 15 and 16, 2 p.m. March 16, 7:30 p.m. March 21 through 23 and 1 p.m. March 24, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle Center. Tickets start at $28. Call 206-441-2424 or online at www.pnb.org/, or in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer St.
"The Importance of Being Earnest": Oscar Wilde's tale of mistaken identities has two men pretending to be named Earnest but love turns their charade into farcical comedy; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 10, Driftwood Players Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $25 and $22. Call 425-774-9600 or go to www.driftwoodplayers.com.
"Last of the Red Hot Lovers": It's the 1960s and middle-aged -- and married -- Barney Cashman wants a piece of the sexual revolution action before it passes him by; performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through March 17, Frank Wagner Performing Arts Center, 639 W. Main St., Monroe. Tickets are $12 and $14. Call 360-863-1663 or go to www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door. Rated PG-13 for adult content.
"The Hen Night Epiphany": Irish playwright Jimmy Murphy puts a poignant spin on this bachelorette party, called a hen night, when instead of corks, difficult truths are popping; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday March 21 to 24, Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. All tickets $14. Go to www.driftwoodplayers.com or call 425-774-9600.
"Ain't Misbehavin'": This two-act revue is almost biographical as it follows the career of "Fats" Waller through a finger-snapping musical journey from Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through March 17, Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. Tickets are $14. Call 360-679-2237 or go to www.whidbeyplayhouse.com/home.html.
"The Music Man": This iconic musical boasts a 20-piece orchestra to pump out timeless tunes such as "Seventy Six Trombones," and "Ya Got Trouble" as con-man Harold Hill chooses between money and love; runs at various times through March 10, The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Tickets starting at $31. Online at www.5thavenue.org or call 206-625-1900.
"Altar Boyz": This Best Off-Broadway musical has the boy band Altar Boyz saving souls in a blaze of satire; 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 10, Seattle Musical Theatre, Magnuson Park Community Center Building, 7120 62nd Ave. NE, Seattle. Tickets are $40 and$35. Online at www.SeattleMusicalTheatre.org or call 206-363-2809.
"Love's Labour's Lost": In Shakespeare's romantic comedy, The King of Navarre and his buddies swear off girls for their studies but their resolve gives way when the Princess of France arrives with her ladies; opens with previews 7:30 p.m. March 13 and runs at various times through April 17, Center Theatre at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets range from $22 to $45 for adults and $22 to $30 for seniors and students. Call 206-733-8222 or go to www.seattleshakespeare.org.
"Grey Gardens": The wealthy lifestyle for Edith Bouvier Beale, a relative of Jacqueline Kennedy, ended hard for her and daughter "Little Edie," going from glamorous to penniless; this intimate musical is performed acoustically; opens at 8 p.m. March 16, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $49. Call 206- 292-7676 or go to www.acttheatre.org.
"Dinner At Wontan's": Teatro ZinZanni's newest show has you partying with the Nordic gods as the world ends; runs through May 12 at the tent at Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle. Dinner show tickets start at $108; matinee show tickets start at $50 youth and $86 adults. Call 206-802-0015 or go to www.dreams.zinzanni.org/.
"Amaluna": This is Cirque du Soleil's show inspired by "The Tempest" and very women-oriented. It's set on an island governed by goddesses and after a group of men washes up on shore following a storm, a love storm brews between the queen's daughter and one of the young men; the band is all female and plays a big role on stage as "Prospera" leads the band and commands a lot of the action with her cello; runs at various times through March 24, Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond. General admission starts at $43.50. Go to www.cirquedusoleil.com.
"Driving Miss Daisy": Alger Lookout Thespian Association will hold auditions for "Driving Miss Daisy" 6:30 p.m. March 16 and 3 p.m. March 17 at Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane, Bellingham. Actors needed: one older white lady; one black man and one white man. For more information, go to www.altatheatre.com or call 360-424-5144.
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