"Viva Verdi!": Seattle Opera's Young Artists Program presents this one-night-only concert celebrating the works of Verdi, including the Overture to La forza del destino, the first act of La traviata, the Garden Scene from Don Carlo, "Va, pensiero" from Nabucco, and the final act of Rigoletto; 7:30 p.m. April 6, University of Washington's Meany Hall, 15th Ave. NE and NE 40th St., Seattle. Tickets are $15 for students under 18, $35 for adults, and $100 including VIP seat location, a post-performance reception with artists, and a gift in support of the program. For more information, visit www.seattleopera.org.
"La Voix Humaine" & "Suor Angelica": Two different composers present two different women and what they did to deal with horrible disappointment. Francis Poulenc tells the story of a woman shunned by her lover over the telephone. In Puccini's tale a woman is disowned by her family after joining a convent; performances are 7:30 p.m. May 4, 8, 11, 15 and 18 and 2 p.m. May 12, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets start at $25. Call 800-426-1619 or go to www.seattleopera.org.
"Giselle": This tragedy has it all: innocence, pure love, betrayal and forgiveness as Giselle's love for Albrecht unfolds; 5 p.m. April 14, Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett and 5 p.m. April 21, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. Tickets are $30, $25 and $20. Call 425-774-7570 or go to www.olympicballet.com.
"Swan Lake": This classic ballet blends lovely scenery, costumes, and lighting, a Tchaikovsky score and the ultimate ballerinas challenge: playing the dual role of Odette, the white swan and Odile, the "Black Swan" temptress; 7:30 p.m. April 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20; 7 p.m. April 14 and 21; 1 p.m. April 13, 14, 20 and 21 at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle Center. Tickets are $28 to $173. Call 206-441-2424 or online at www.pnb.org/, or in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer St.
"Office Hours": This story follows six different stories in six different cities, though the stories are somehow related with characters including an overweight jockey, a gay entertainment lawyer, and a philandering agent; opening 8 p.m. April 5 with shows at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 28 at The Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Tickets are $18.50 and $15.50. Go to www.phoenixtheatreedmonds.com/ or call 206-533-2000.
"The Full Monty": The musical features six out-of-work steelworkers from Buffalo, N.Y. who have nothing to lose but their clothes; show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays April 5 through April 20, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $18 to $24. Go to wicaonline.com or call 360-221-8268, 800- 638-7631.Recommended for mature audiences.
"Jersey Boys": This is true blue-collar music made by four kids from Jersey who called themselves The Four Seasons and who helped create the soundtrack of our lives with hits like "Sherry," "Walk Like a Man," "Big Girls Don't Cry"; runs at various times from April 6 through May 4 at the 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Some ticket prices start at $29. Go to www.5thavenue.org or call 206- 625-1900.
"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; 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": Due to popular demand, this show has been extended past May 26 so more audiences can see the wealthy lifestyle for Edith Bouvier Beale, a relative of Jacqueline Kennedy, end for her and daughter "Little Edie," who go from glamorous to penniless; this intimate musical is performed acoustically; extended performances are 8 p.m. May 30 and 31, and 2 and 8 p.m. June 1 and 2 p.m. June 2, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $71. Call 206- 292-7676 or go to www.acttheatre.org.
"The Whipping Man": After observing Passover together, a Jewish Confederate soldier and two of his former slaves examine whether the past can be reconciled in the wake of the Civil War; at various times through April 27, Taproot Theatre Company, 204 North 85th St., Seattle. Tickets range from $20 to $40. Online at www.taproottheatre.org or call 206-781-9707.
"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/.
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Uncensored": Book-It Repertory presents this gritty true story of a young white boy Huck Finn who befriends Jim, an escaped slave; runs at various times from April 16 through May 12 at Center Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets range from $25 to $45. Go to www.book-it.org or call 206-216-0833.
"Flashdance -- The Musical": Against a top-hit score that includes "Maniac" and "What a Feeling," aspiring dancer Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder, follows her dream of becoming a professional performer; runs at various times April 16 through April 21 at The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Tickets start at $25. Go to stgpresents.org, tickets.com, and select Ticketmaster locations or call 877-784-4849.
"The Taming of the Shrew": This white trash version of Shakespeare's classic has Kate living in the backwoods of the Padua trailer park when Petrucchio swaggers in to claim her heart; runs at various times April 25 through May 12 Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets are $40 and $30. Call 206-733-8222 or go to www.seattleshakespeare.org.
Disney's "Camp Rock": The Musical: This a classic story of rivalry and power and you can be part of the story by registering for this camp; open to ages 11 to 18; price: $375.The camp includes an audition workshop, improv games, leadership and team exercises, acting work, a guided tour of the Paramount Theatre, rehearsal for show, and performances. Also included is vocal work with Mark Press and dance with Laura West, local music and dance teachers. To sign up, go to www.driftwoodplayers.com or call 425-774-9600. Call firstname.lastname@example.org for need-based scholarships.
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