“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; 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.
“Fiddler on the Roof”: Tradition is enough for Tevye but not enough for his five blossoming daughters who want to break away from Russian-Jewish customs. With a musical score of “If I was a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker”; runs through Jan. 27 at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. General tickets start at $38. Call 425-257-8600.
“Crimes of the Heart”: The hilariously Southern McGrath sisters can handle it all, even the fact that Babe shot and almost killed her husband; Feb. 8 through 23, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley; $15 to $22; www.wicaonline.com or 360-221-8268.
“A Doll’s House”: Seattle Shakespeare Company presents this Ibsen work of a wife’s deception that causes her marriage to unravel; through Jan. 27 at Center Theatre at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets start at $22; 206-733-8222 or www.seattleshakespeare.org.
“Jeeves in Bloom”: Taproot Theatre presents this story based on P.G. Wodehouse characters such as Bertie Wooster who makes mayhem; opens at 8 p.m. Jan. 30 and runs through March 2 at Taproot Theatre Company, 204 North 85th St., Seattle; $20 to $40; 206-781-9707 or www.taproottheatre.org.
“Hamlet”: Ghost Light Theatricals presents this gender-swapped version with Hamlet as a female whose aunt murders her mother and marries her father; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Feb. 2, The Ballard Underground, 2220 NW Market St., Lower Level, Seattle; $12 and $15; www.brownpapertickets.com.
“Amaluna”: This is Cirque du Soleil’s show inspired by “The Tempest” and very female-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; premieres Jan. 31 and runs through March 17 at Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond. General admission starts at $43.50. Go to www.cirquedusoleil.com.
“Romeo et Juliette”: Pacific Northwest Ballet presents Shakespeare’s tragedy about forbidden love with a contemporary interpretation with choreography by Jean-Christopher Maillot; opens at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle Center. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, 7, 8 and 9; 2 p.m. Feb. 2 and 9; and 1 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10. Tickets start at $28; 206-441-2424; www.pnb.org; or at the box office at 301 Mercer St.