Through Jan. 28
The rock opera tells its story through lyrics from the Green Day album.
Times vary, Jan. 12-28. Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. SW, Lakewood. $25-$30. 253-588-0042, lakewoodplayhouse.org
Never miss a local story.
Through Feb. 4
“Children of a Lesser God”
The love story of a speech teacher and janitor at a school for the deaf. Winner of a Tony award, a Outer Critics Circle award and a Drama Desk award.
7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. $24; $22 students, seniors, military; $20 children 12 and younger. tacomalittletheatre.com
“Dido and Aeneas”
Opera by Henry Purcell.
7:30 p.m Jan. 26 and Jan. 27, 3 p.m. Jan. 28. Pacific Lutheran University, Eastvold Auditorium in Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 12180 Park Ave. S., Tacoma.
Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen
Singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett takes the stage with Robert Earl Keen for an accoustic concert.
7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. $39-$110. 253-591-5894 broadwaycenter.org
“The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn”
Classic American story of a little boy and his favorite toy, brought to life by the Pushcart Players.
1 and 3 p.m. Jan. 27. Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. $12, $22. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org
Marc Cohn and the Blind Boys of Alabama
Cohn celebrates the 25th anniversary of his debut album with a concert featuring the Blind Boys of Alabama.
7:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. $19-$69. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org
Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal
Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and collaborator, musical director, guitarist and husband, John Leventhal, present an acoustic evening.
8 p.m. Jan. 27. Federal Way Performing Arts & Event Center, 31510 Peter von Reichbauer Way S., Federal Way. $39-$69. 253-835-7010, fwpaec.org
The Tacoma-based, Americana trio sings original tales of megamalls, trailer-park guns and guitars, Iditarod sled dogs, grandmas online, beautiful beer and Superman’s dilemma.
8 p.m. Jan. 27. Shakabrah Java, 2618 Sixth Ave. Tacoma. Admission is an optional donation. 253 572 2787, cosmosdream.sknebel.com
Federal Way Symphony: “From Vienna With Love”
An intimate performance with the audience
2 p.m. Jan. 28. Federal Way Performing Arts & Event Center, 31510 Peter von Reichbauer Way S., Federal Way. $45. 253-835-7010, fwpaec.org
Pacific Northwest Ballet: “Swan Lake”
Famous for its romantic, treachery laced plot and enchanted setting
Various times. Feb. 2-11. McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. Starting at $37. pnb.org
“My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra”
Cabaret features 56 songs popularized by Frank Sinatra and song by a cast of four men and women in a jazz setting.
Various times. Feb. 2-25. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. Adult, $31; seniors (60-plus), student or military, $29; child (12 and under), $22; groups of 10-plus, $27. 253-565-6867, tmp.org
New original version.
Various times. 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. 5thavenue.org
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