"Viva Verdi!": Seattle Opera's Young Artists Program presents this one-night-only concert celebrating the works of Verdi, including the Overture to La forza del destino, the first act of La traviata, the Garden Scene from Don Carlo, "Va, pensiero" from Nabucco, and the final act of Rigoletto; 7:30 p.m. April 6, University of Washington's Meany Hall, 15th Ave. NE and NE 40th St., Seattle. Tickets are $15 for students under 18, $35 for adults, and $100 including VIP seat location, a post-performance reception with artists and a gift in support of the program. For more information, visit 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 Mark of Immediacy": This story is based on the Bible's book of Mark and presented by Taproot Theatre's touring company to bring the story of Jesus Christ to life; his crucifixion and resurrection is told through Mark's passionate and sometimes humorous writings; 6:45 p.m. March 20, Zion Lutheran Church, 329 Ave. A, Snohomish. Good will donations are accepted. Refreshments served before the presentation. For more information, call 360-568-2700.
"The Mousetrap": Village Theatre presents Agatha Christie's well-known whodunit of eight people trapped in a guesthouse with one murderer and one nameless target; performances are at various times through March 24, Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Tickets start at $53. Call 425-257-8600 or go to www.villagetheatre.org/.
"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. If it were a movie, it would be 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.
"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers": There's dancing in them thar woods. Dancing and wife napping after backwoodsman Adam Pontipee finds himself Milly and struts her back up the mountain where his six brothers believe it's their turn for romance; presented by Lyric Light Opera. Shows are 7:30 p.m. March 16 and 23, 7:30 p.m. March 15 and 22 and 2 p.m. March 17 and 24 at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E College Way, Mount Vernon. Tickets start at $19. Call 360-416-7727, ext. 2, or go to www.mcintyrehall.org/default.asp.
"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; 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 and runs at various times through May 26, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $55. 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.
The Edmonds Driftwood Players: open auditions for the comedy "Noises Off," starting at noon March 23 and 24 at The Driftwood Administration Office, 306 Main St., Edmonds. Appointments can be made online at www.driftwoodplayers.com or by calling 425-774-9600. Parts for four women (20s-50s) and five men (20s-60s). Prepare a one-minute, comedic monologue. Provide a head shot and resume if available or copy of a recent photo.
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