New Muses’ ‘Romeo and Juliet’
Indie theater group New Muses brings a fresh take on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” setting the love story in a modern war-torn Italy and starring Jenna McRill as Juliet and director Niclas Olson as Romeo. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Friday (Jan. 15)- Jan. 31. $10. Dukesbay Theater, 508 Sixth Ave., No. 10 (upstairs), Tacoma. newmuses.com, tickets at newmusesrj.bpt.me.
Lakewood Playhouse’s ‘Arcadia’
Tom Stoppard’s Olivier-award-winning classic “Arcadia” moves between an elegant estate in 1809 and its present-day version, exploring the nature of truth, the influence of zeitgeist and the relationship between 13-year-old Lady Thomasina and her tutor. Directed by Steve Tarry. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 31, plus 8 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 21 (Pay what you can). $25 adult, $22 senior, $21 military, $19 student and educator. 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd, Lakewood. 253-588-0042, lakewoodplayhouse.org.
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‘Figaro’ comes to Seattle Opera
Mozart’s timeless comic opera about a scheming, lustful count, his crafty servant and bride-to-be, and the antics they get up to combines with some of the most gorgeous music ever written. Seattle Opera’s production is the first directed by new general director Aidan Lang, and stars Shenyang as Figaro and Nuccia Focile as Susanna. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 27, 29 and 30; 2 p.m. Sunday and Jan. 24. From $79 (adult). McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-389-7676, seattleopera.org.
Brass Unlimited ‘Sounds of Brass’
The 18th annual Sounds of Brass concert by Brass Unlimited features guest soloist Andy Abel, principal tubist with the Saratoga Orchestra, Seattle Rock Orchestra and more. Program includes Ginastera, Stravinsky, Mussorgsky and others. 3 p.m. Sunday. Free. Tacoma Community College, Building 2, 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma. tacomacc.edu, brassunlimited.org.