Seattle Opera: The ultimate story of love lost and regained in Gluck’s “Orphee et Eurydice.” Sung in French and based on Gluck’s 1762 Italian version. This opera is said to be a “tour-de-force for tenor” and includes ballet. Runs through Saturday, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets are $25 to $209 at www.seattleopera.org or 800-426-1619.
“The Odd Couple”: In one of Neil Simon’s most recognizable comedies, Oscar Madison, a divorced yet carefree slob, has his life turn upside-down with the arrival of his longtime friend and new roomie, Felix Ungar, an uptight neat-freak, whose wife has just left him; 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 7 p.m. Sunday through March 25, Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. General seating starts at $38. Call 425-257-8600 or online at www.villagetheatre.org.
“The Nerd”: Young architect Willum Cubbert is paid a visit by Rick Steadman, whom he never met, but saved his life in Viet Nam. Steadman is a bungling fool, a nerd who turns out to be the dreaded visitor who never leaves; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through March 18, Sky Performing Arts at Frank Wagner Auditorium, 639 W Main St., Monroe. Tickets are $12 and $14. Call 360/ 863-1663 or www.brownpapertickets.com.
“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”: The musical, is about a young window-washer with dreams of making it in big business. He finds a “How to” book and is determined to take its advice all the way to the top; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays March 16 through April 1 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $23.50 adults and $20.50 students/seniors/military. Tickets may be purchased in person or 425-258-6766 — or online at www.etix.com.
“Harvey”: Harvey is the comedic story of a likeable man and his imaginary friend, “Harvey,” a 6-foot, three-and-a-half-inch-tall rabbit. Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a pooka, to guests at a society party. His society-obsessed sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium but that’s when the fur really starts to fly; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday April 6 through 22, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $23 and $20. Call 425-774-9600 or online at www.driftwoodplayers.com.
“Caliente”: Teatro Zinzanni’s latest show is directed by Ricardo Salinas of “Culture Clash.” There’s a bit of social commentary in this Latin-themed show that combines dinner, comedy, a bit of theater and incredible acrobatics. Through June 10. Evening performances are Thursday through Saturday at 6:30 p.m.. Sundays at 5:30 p.m. with occasional Wednesday evening performances at 6:30 p.m. Midday Matinees begin at 11:30 a.m. on select Sundays, Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle Tickets start at $106 at www.dreams.zinzanni.org or 206-802-0015.
“Pygmalion”: Seattle Shakespeare Company produces this George Bernard Shaw comedy of the unlikely relationship between the Cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle and her stuffy phonetics professor Henry Higgins, who teaches her to talk like a lady and Eliza, in turn, schools him on what it means to be a gentleman; 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday with selected shows at 2 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays through March 11, Intiman Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets range from $15 to $40. Call 206-733-8222 or www.seattleshakespeare.org.
“Freud’s Last Session”: Air raid sirens sound overhead, C.S. Lewis is a young and rising academic star and Sigmund Freud has invited him for tea. What could possibly come next? Join us for the West Coast premiere of the play that has touched the soul of New York audiences and brought them to their feet again and again; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday March 21 through April 21 at Taproot Theatre, 204 North 85th St., Seattle. Tickets range from $22 to $37. Call 206-781-9707 or www.taproottheatre.org.
Edmonds Driftwood Players auditions for Cyrano de Bergerac, 6 p.m. March 9 and 3 p.m. March 10, Driftwood Admininstrative Office, 306 Main St., Edmonds. Parts for two women, five men and six to eight for ensemble; prepare two contrasting monologues, one classical. Sign up for an appointment at www.driftwoodplayers.com or call: 425-774-9600.
Auditions: for the musical “Man of La Mancha.” Arrive at 6:30 p.m. March 16, 17 and 18 at Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor; attend each evening to read against other actors. The show opens June 1. For more information call 360-679-2237.
Driftwood Players Third Annual Festival of Shorts is seeking short plays of less than 15 minutes long, centered on the theme “serendipity.” Submissions should be previously unproduced. Only one submission per author. Eight finalists will be chosen. Reading will be blind, so author’s name can only be on cover page. April 1 is submission deadline. Submit by snail mail to 950 Main St., Edmonds, Wash., 98020 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Edmonds Arts Festival is accepting applications from musical or dance groups to perform on the main stage amphitheater June 17 during the 2012 Edmonds Arts Festival. Download an application form from the Edmonds Arts Festival website www.edmondsartsfestival.com. Submittal packages must be received no later than March 15. For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skakespeare Demystified: A workshop using monologues, soliloquies or sonnets, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, March 14 through April 18; ages 16 and up. Fee is $60, $45 for playhouse members. Register at 730 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, or by phone at 360-679-2237.
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: The theater is seeking proposals and script suggestions from directors, artists, and community members for the 2012/13 Theatre Series. Also, Local Artist Series has opportunities for artists to perform at WICA at a low-to-no financial risk. Also, Fast and Furious / Down and Dirty, allows adventurous artists and audiences to explore stage adaptations of texts and other materials and the avant-garde and performance art. All Proposals for either series are accepted through April 1. Visit www.WICAonline.com or call 360-221-8268, or 800-638-7631.