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26–Oct. 27 The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde's insouciant farce. Taproot Theatre.
27–Oct. 21 Halcyon Days Steven Dietz's play takes a satirical look at the (selling of the) 1983 Grenada invasion. Seattle Public Theater.
3–Nov. 10 Bat Boy the Musical See Picks.
4–20 Blue Surge Rebecca Gillman's drama of a romantically entangled cop and prostitute. Chamber Theater, www.badmonkeyprod.com.
4–Nov. 4 Murderers Dark doings in a Florida retirement community. Seattle Repertory Theatre.
5–Nov. 11 The Women See Picks.
8–31 Proof A woman copes with the death of her mathematician father in David Auburn's drama. Seattle Public Theater.
10–28 Spamalot Eric Idle sends up a send-up in his musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Moore Theatre.
11–Nov. 3 Dracula: A Case Study Bram Stoker's tale retold as a flashback by asylum inmates—played by puppets. Monkey Wrench Puppet Labs at Theatre Off Jackson, www.theatreoffjackson.org.
11–Nov. 11 My One Night Stand With Cancer Tania Katan's one-woman show. ACT Theatre.
12 One Loss Plus Daniel Bernard Roumain's music/video theater piece. Moore Theatre.
12–Nov. 10 What've We Done With Baby Jane? Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, kind of, in a "stripped-down, amped-up" version of the horror classic. Re-bar.
12–Nov. 10 I Feel Fine A "collaborative performance collage" about the end of the world. Annex Theatre.
14–28 Ring Round the Moon Jean Anouilh's romantic farce. UW School of Drama, depts.washington.edu/uwdrama.
17–Nov. 10 Trilogy of Terror Three one-acts for the Halloween season. Stone Soup Theatre.
18–21 Stop Kiss Diana Son's romantic fantasy. Cornish College of the Arts, www.cornish.edu.
19–Nov. 17 800 Words: The Transmigration of Philip K. Dick See Picks.
20–21 Sigi the Antelope The Carter Family Marionettes collaborate with the Ocheami Drum and Dance Ensemble for a collection of West African tales. Northwest Puppet Center.
20–Nov. 10 Into the Woods Sondheim's dark take on several colliding fairy tales. 5th Avenue Theatre.
22–24 Mahogany The Brown Derby series, comic deconstructions of cult films, opens with this Diana Ross biopic. Re-bar.
24–Nov. 18 Pericles Shakespeare's tale of an epic journey. Seattle Shakespeare Company.
25–Dec. 1 American Buffalo Three characters, one pawnshop, in David Mamet's play. Theater Schmeater.
26–Nov. 18 Life of Galileo See Picks.
28–Nov. 11 Our Lady of 121st Street A nun's corpse is stolen, and—but what else do you need to know? UW School of Drama.
1–4 Repeat After Me Portland's Hand2Mouth Theatre offers a popular music collage. On the Boards.
1–Dec. 1 The Cook A Cuba-set drama covering four decades. Seattle Repertory Theatre.
2–Dec. 1 Mamet Schmamet! In conjunction with their production of American Buffalo, Schmeater presents four new one-act hommages in the style of David Mamet. Theater Schmeater.
6–11 The Cider House Rules A stage adaptation of John Irving's Dickensian novel. Cornish College of the Arts.
13–Dec. 2 Whistle Down the Wind Andrew Lloyd Webber's Southern-flavored musical. 5th Avenue Theatre.
14–Jan. 6 The King and I My plus-one's favorite musical. Alonzo especially likes the "Small House of Uncle Thomas" sequence. Village Theatre, Issaquah.
15–Dec. 16 Birdie Blue Cheryl L. West's saga of 20th-century American life through an African-American woman's eyes. Seattle Repertory Theatre.
16 Teatro ZinZanni A new show, "Hearts on Fire," opens in their new location near Seattle Center. dreams.zinzanni.org.
16–19 The Children's Hour Gossip leads to tragedy in Lillian Hellman's play. Cornish College of the Arts.
16–Dec. 2 Endgame "Beckett never gives answers, but heaps question on top of question like so many corpses on the crust of a scorched earth." Two Hours Traffic at Stone Soup Theatre, www.twohourstraffic.org.
16–Dec. 2 Seussical Presented by Seattle Musical Theatre, formerly Civic Light Opera. Magnuson Park Community Center, www.seattlemusicaltheatre.com.
16–Dec. 29 The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of A Christmas Carol If you must do Dickens, you may as well give it the Monty Python treatment. Taproot Theatre.
19–Dec. 16 The Big Friendly Giant A stage version of Roald Dahl's best seller. Seattle Children's Theatre.
30–Dec. 23 Peter Pan The boy who wouldn't grow up, in J.M. Barrie's own words. Book-It Repertory Theatre.
30–Dec. 24 The Santaland Diaries David Sedaris' adventures as a department-store elf. Seattle Public Theater.
5–23 The Gift of the Magi O. Henry's Christmas classic, musicalized. Don't worry, her hair will grow back. ArtsWest.
7–Jan. 28 The Neverending Story "In a land devoured by The Nothing, only one boy can save everything." Seattle Children's Theatre.
11–Jan. 2 Jersey Boys The story of the rise to fame of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is one of the best reviewed of the recent "jukebox musicals." 5th Avenue Theatre.
13–17 blahblahblahBANG WET's sure-to-be-provocative update of Hedda Gabler. On the Boards.