Pacific Northwest Ballet: Tickets for the for the 2013-2014 season are on sale through the box office by calling 206-441-2424, online at pnb.org or in person at 301 Mercer St., Seattle. The 41st season begins Sept. 27 with a program devoted to the works of Twyla Tharp. "Air Twyla" is three pieces, "Waiting at the Station, with a score by Allen Toussaint; the Scottish "Brief Fling"; and "nine Sinatra Songs," which combines ballroom dance with the music of Ol' Blue Eyes. Tickets start at $28.
The Unexpected Guest: The Driftwood Players present Agatha Christies 1930s thriller set on an estate in Wales. A stranger breaks into a house to find the mistress of the estate standing over the dead body of her husband with a gun in her hand. But whodunit? Any of the guests -- the mistresss lover, the dead man's mother, the prim Miss Barrett -- could have done it. Curtain at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Sunday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 29 at the Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $25 general, $22 for juniors (under 18), seniors (over 60) and military; call 425-774-9600 or purchase online at www.driftwoodplayers.com. Parking is free.
"God's Favorite": The Phoenix Theatre presents a Neil Simon comedy, a takeoff on the biblical story of Job in which a messenger from God casts all kinds of afflictions on "Joe," trying to get him to renounce God; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sundays through Sept. 22. Tickets are $15.50 to $18.50 and available at the box office by calling 206-533-2000 or at brownpapertickets.com. The Phoenix Theatre is at 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds.
"The Hollow:" Curtain Call Theater will present Agatha Christie's murder mystery set in a quiet English summer cottage, whre everyone seems to have a motive for murder. Performances are at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28 and Oct. 5, 11 and 12 and 2 p.m. Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 at the Music Hall Playhouse at Everett Mall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way. Tickets are $11.50 to $15 through brownpapertickets.com. For more information, see www.cctbohell.org.
"Play On!": The Last Chance Players are trying desperately to put on a play in Rick Abbot's noisy and zany comedy by OutCast Productions. Performances are Sept. 20 through Oct. 5 at the Black Box Theater, Whidbey Island Fairgrounds, 819 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $16 general, $12 students and seniors through brownpapertickets or by reservation at email@example.com.
"Barefoot in the Park": Neil Simon's love story from 1963 pares a stuffed-shirt lawyer with a free spirit; at 2 and 8 p.m. on various days through Oct. 5 at Seattle Center. Tickets are $15 in advance through brownpapertickets.com, $20 at the door.
"Middletown": Author Will Eno takes a whimsical, contemporary spin on the mundane lives of neighbors and strangers and citizens of Middletown, otherwise known as Everytown, U.S.A.; continues through Sept. 29 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $41. Call 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
"Secondhand Lions": A new musical based on the film that starred Robert Duvall and Michael Caine. A young boy is forced to stay with his two uncles for a summer on their farm in Texas. The uncles' stories and the boy's imagination turn it into the adventure of a lifetime; through . Previews run from Sept. 7 to 25, the run is Sept. 26 to Oct. 6, with curtain at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays with some exceptions. Tickets start at $29 at www.5thavenue..org or at the box office at 206-625-1900; 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle.
"The Matchmaker": Thornton Wilder's romantic comedy is about love, money and the love of money. Dolly Levi is a romance broker who sets her own cap for the wealthy Mr. Horace Vandergelder, who is looking for a new wife. (The play eventually became the musical "Hello, Dolly.") Shows run through Oct. 19 at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., Seattle. tickets are $15 to $40 at 206-781-9707 or taproottheatre.org/buy-tickets.
Seeking performers: Historic Everett theatre is looking for performers for an old-time vaudeville show on Jan. 18 at HET. All types of performers are needed, for instance, singers, musicians, comedians, magicians, jugglers and pet acts. Auditions will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at Historic Everett Theatre 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Schedule a time by emailing Curt Shriner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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