"Little Edie" Beale puts on a show in the stage version of "Grey Gardens" at A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle.
Photo by Angela Sterling
Dancers (from left) Maria Chapman, Lesley Rausch and Chalnessa Eames in Ulysses Dove's "Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven," presented by Pacific Northwest Ballet as part of the "Modern Masterpieces" program.
"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 at 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.
"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.
"Last of the Red Hot Lovers": It's the 1960s and middle-aged -- and married -- Barney Cashman wants a piece of the sexual revolution action before it passes him by; performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through March 17, Frank Wagner Performing Arts Center, 639 W. Main St., Monroe. Tickets are $12 and $14. Call 360-863-1663 or go to www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door. Rated PG-13 for adult content.
"The Hen Night Epiphany": Irish playwright Jimmy Murphy puts a poignant spin on this bachelorette party, called a hen night, when instead of corks, difficult truths are popping; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday March 21 to 24, Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. All tickets $14. Go to www.driftwoodplayers.com or call 425-774-9600.
"Ain't Misbehavin'": This two-act revue is almost biographical as it follows the career of "Fats" Waller through a finger-snapping musical journey from Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through March 17, Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. Tickets are $14. Call 360-679-2237 or go to www.whidbeyplayhouse.com/home.html.
"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.
"Love's Labour's Lost": In Shakespeare's romantic comedy, The King of Navarre and his buddies swear off girls for their studies but their resolve gives way when the Princess of France arrives with her ladies; opens with previews 7:30 p.m. March 13 and runs at various times through April 17, Center Theatre at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets range from $22 to $45 for adults and $22 to $30 for seniors and students. Call 206-733-8222 or go to www.seattleshakespeare.org.
"Grey Gardens": The wealthy lifestyle for Edith Bouvier Beale, a relative of Jacqueline Kennedy, ended hard for her and daughter "Little Edie," going from glamorous to penniless; this intimate musical is performed acoustically; opens at 8 p.m. March 16, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $49. Call 206- 292-7676 or go to www.acttheatre.org.
"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 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.
"Driving Miss Daisy": Alger Lookout Thespian Association will hold auditions for "Driving Miss Daisy" 6:30 p.m. March 16 and 3 p.m. March 17 at Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane, Bellingham. Actors needed: one older white lady; one black man and one white man. For more information, go to www.altatheatre.com or call 360-424-5144.