"La Boheme": Puccini's romantic score is a beautiful backdrop to the story of a group of young Parisians struggling with life and love; performances through March 10 at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets start at $25. Call 800-426-1619 or go to www.seattleopera.org.
"Modern Masterpieces": Pacific Northwest Ballet features works by George Balanchine, Ulysses Dove and Twyla Tharp, delivering contemporary choreography, the beauty of Bach and an unveil of Mozart pieces in a world premiere by Paul Gibson; performances are 7:30 p.m. March 15 and 16, 2 p.m. March 16, 7:30 p.m. March 21 through 23 and 1 p.m. March 24, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle Center. 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.
"Wild Dust": It's 1880 in the West and all the women are holed up in a brothell during a storm -- along with a dead body -- then sparks fly when a handsome stranger shows up; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 3, Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Tickets are $18.50 and $15.50. Call 206-533-2000 or go to www.phoenixtheatreedmonds.com/.
"Murder Inn": Reunion Theatre Group presents this murder mystery at the Barnsley Inn where it would seem the bodies check in but don't check out; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 3, The Everett Music Hall Playhouse at the Everett Mall, 1402 Everett Mall Way. Tickets are $13, $10 and $8. Online at www.brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006 or 425-737-7290 go to www.reuniontheatregroup.org.
"The Importance of Being Earnest": Oscar Wilde's tale of mistaken identities has two men pretending to be named Earnest but love turns their charade into farcical comedy; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 10, Driftwood Players Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $25 and $22. Call 425-774-9600 or go to www.driftwoodplayers.com.
"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers": There's dancing in them thar woods. Dancing and wife-napping after backwoodsman Adam Pontipee finds himself Milly and struts her back up the mountain where his six brothers believe it's their turn for romance; presented by Lyric Light Opera. Shows are 7:30 p.m. March 9, 16 and 23, 7:30 p.m. March 15 and 22 and 2 p.m. March 10, 17 and 24 at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E College Way, Mount Vernon. Tickets start at $19. Call 360-416-7727 Ex. 2 or 866-624-6897 Ex. 2 or go to www.mcintyrehall.org/default.asp.
"Jeeves in Bloom": Taproot Theatre presents this story based on P.G. Wodehouse characters such as Bertie Wooster who makes mayhem by ducking romance, fleeing a chef with a cleaver and burgling his uncle; runs through March 2, Taproot Theatre Company, 204 North 85th St., Seattle. Tickets range from $20 to $40. Online at www.taproottheatre.org or call 206-781-9707.
"Anna Karenina": Tolstoy set the scene in upper-crust Russian society where a count and a married woman become entangled; runs through March 3, Book-It Repertory Theatre at The Center Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets range from $23 to $45. Call 206-216-0833 or go to www.book-it.org.
"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 through March 10, The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Tickets starting at $31. Online at www.5thavenue.org or call 206-625-1900.
"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 through March 10, 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.
"Dinner At Wontan's": Teatro ZinZanni's newest show has you partying with the Nordic gods as the world ends; runs through May 12 at the tent at Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle. Dinner show tickets start at $108; matinee show tickets start at $50 youth and $86 adults. Call 206-802-0015 or go to www.dreams.zinzanni.org/.
"Amaluna": This is Cirque du Soleil's show inspired by "The Tempest" and is very women-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; runs at various times through March 24, Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond. General admission starts at $43.50. Go to www.cirquedusoleil.com.
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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