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Published: Friday, March 1, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

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  • Harold Hill (Noah Racey, left) invites Eulalie Shinn (Laura Kenny, center) to head up the dance committee with the company of Meredith Willson's The M...

    Mark Kitaoka

    Harold Hill (Noah Racey, left) invites Eulalie Shinn (Laura Kenny, center) to head up the dance committee with the company of Meredith Willson's The Music Man at The 5th Avenue Theatre.

OPERA
"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.
Dance
"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.
Theater
Snohomish County
"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.
Skagit County
"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.
Seattle
"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.
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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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