“Rigoletto”: Seattle Opera presents Verdi’s tale of the driven court jester from Jan. 11 to 25 at McCaw Hall. Tickets are $73 and up, although limited seats are available for $25. Purchase tickets online at seattleopera.org or call 206-389-7676 or 800-426-1619. McCaw Hall is at 321 Mercer St., at Seattle Center.
“We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”: The Village Theatre’s Pied Piper Program presents “Bear Hunt” at 2 p.m. Jan. 11 at Everett Civic Auditorium. The play is based on the story by Michael Rosen about kids and their dad tromping through woods and marshes on a bear hunt. Tickets are $15 and available at http://villagetheatre.org/everett/Pied-Piper-Public.php. The play is for kindergarteners through third-graders. The Everett Civic Auditorium is at 2416 Colby Ave.
“James and the Giant Peach”: The Seattle Children’s Theatre presents a world-premiere musical based on Roald Dahl’s book through Jan. 12 at SCT’s Charlotte Martin Theatre. When James’ mean aunts make him chop down an old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that turns the peach into a flying machine. The play is recommended for ages 6 and up. Tickets are $25 to $39 and may be purchased by calling 206-441-3322 or by visiting www.sct.org. The Children’s Theatre is at 201 Thomas St., Seattle.
“Evita”: The Paramount Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical on the life of Eva Peron through Jan. 5. Tickets start at $25 and are available online at stgpresents.org, tickets.com, and select Ticketmaster locations. Tickets are also available by calling 877-784-4849 or at the box office, 911 Pine St., Seattle.
Sing-along “Sound of Music”: The 5th Avenue Theatre brings back the audience participation event Jan. 3 to 5. Dress as your favorite cast member (or not) and belt out the tunes along with a big-screen showing of the Julie Andrews’ movie. Tickets are $29 for adults and $19 for children ages 4 to 12. Go to www.5thavenue.org or call the box office 206- 625-1900. Tickets may also be purchased at 888-5TH-4TIX. The 5th Avenue Theatre is at1308 5th Avenue, Seattle.
“Richard II”: The Seattle Shakespeare Company presents this historical play about the man who shouldn’t have been king. Richard is toppled by his cunning cousin, Henry, but in the process finds his true self. “Richard II” runs from Jan. 8 to Feb. 2 with a pay-what-you-will preview Jan. 7 and $25 tickets Jan. 8 and 9. The Shakespeare Company performs at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center. Call 206-733-8222 or go to www.seattleshakespeare.org for tickets. There are seats at 50 percent off the full price if you go to www.seattleshakespeare.org/royaldeal and use the code CROWN.
“Spamalot”: The 5th Avenue Theatre presents the Monty Python Broadway musical, riffing off King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, from Jan. 30 to March 2. Ticket prices start at $29 and may be purchased at www.5thavenue.org or call the box office at 206-625-1900 or by calling 888-5TH-4TIX. The 5th Avenue Theatre is at 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle.
“The Lion King”: Tickets are on sale now for the March 12 through April 6 performances at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. Tickets are $22 to $135 at stgpresents.org. The Paramount is at 911 Pine St., Seattle. Call 206-682-1414 for more information.
Whidbey Playhouse: The Oak Harbor community theater group is looking for actors and volunteers for an upcoming show and directors for the 2014-2015 season. Auditions for “1776: A New Musical” are set for 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 11 and 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 12 at the studio, 730 SE Midway Blvd. For information, go to whidbeyplayhouse.com.