Stage and theater calendar
"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; through Jan. 26, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets start at $25. Call 800-426-1619 or go to www.seattleopera.org.
"Romeo et Juliette": Pacific Northwest Ballet presents Shakespeare's tragedy about a pair of forbidden lovers 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 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, 7, 8 and 9, with 2 p.m. matinees Feb. 2 and 9, and 1 p.m. matinees Feb. 3 and 10. 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.
"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.
"Between the Lines": This presentation features performance, written and visual art with student readings, local author Judith Works and performance artist Mimi Allin; 7 p.m. Jan. 24, Black Box Theatre, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Free. Between the Lines is looking for submissions for 2014. Writers and artists may send up to three pieces of writing or visual artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 31 for consideration. For more information go to www.edcc.edu/betweenthelines.
"Crimes of the Heart": The hilariously Southern McGrath sisters can handle it all, even the fact that Babe shot and almost killed her husband; various times Feb. 8 through Feb. 23, at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets range from $15 to $22. Online at www.wicaonline.com or call 360-221-8268, 800-638-7631.
"A Doll's House": Seattle Shakespeare Company presents this Ibsen work of a wife's deception that causes her marriage to unravel; shows at various times through Jan. 27 at Center Theatre at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets start at $22. Call 206-733-8222 or online at www.seattleshakespeare.org.
"The Book of Mormon": This irreverent award-winning musical lampoons the Mormon church with a plot that has two naive missionaries confronting a horrible northern Uganda warlord against a backdrop of bodacious tunes: runs at various times through Jan. 20 at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Limited tickets can be had starting at $150 at www.bookofmormonbroadway.com/.
"Hamlet": Ghost Light Theatricals presents this gender-swapped version with Hamlet as a female whose aunt murders her mother and marries her father and Hamlet feels betrayed, left to punish her family; runs 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays from Jan. 18 through Feb. 2, The Ballard Underground, 2220 NW Market St., Lower Level, Seattle. Tickets are $12 and $15. Go to www.brownpapertickets.com.
"The Music Man": This iconic musical boasts a 20-piece orchestra to pump out timeless tunes such as "Seventy Six Trombones," and "Ya Got Trouble" as con-man Harold Hill chooses between money and love; runs at various times from Feb. 7 through March 10 at The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Tickets starting at $31. Online at www.5thavenue.org or call 206-625-1900.
"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 and commands a lot of the action with her cello; 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.
"Altar Boyz": This Best Off-Broadway musical has the boy band Altar Boyz saving souls in a blaze of satire; 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from Feb. 15 through March 10 at Seattle Musical Theatre, Magnuson Park Community Center Building, 7120 62nd Ave. NE, Seattle. Tickets are $40 and$35. Online at www.SeattleMusicalTheatre.org or call 206-363-2809.
Driftwood Theatre Arts Scholarships: Awards go to deserving students attending college in the 2013-14 school year. Applicants need to have demonstrated talent in the theatre arts and intend to study theater arts in college. Deadline is March 12. Must be a South Snohomish County or North King County resident. Applicants must provide: name, current address and phone number; name of current school and counselor or advisor; a list of high school or college extracurricular activities; any awards or honors; intended college for fall 2013; a letter from your teacher in your school's Theater Department or other theater mentor; an essay of 300-500 words about your interest in theater arts and what you plan to study in college; grade transcripts, including the first semester of senior year or latest quarter/semester of college; date of awards ceremonies at your high school (if applicable). Send application information to: Driftwood Scholarship Committee, PO Box 385, Edmonds, WA 98020.
Driftwood Festival of Shorts submissions: The theater is accepting submissions for the festival which is held in July. Guidelines can be downloaded at www.driftwoodplayers.com/festivalofshorts.aspx.
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