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GET OUT: Local theater kicks off fall season, George Winston and Washington State Fair

Comedian and ventriliquist Terry Fator will perform at the Washington State Fair.
Comedian and ventriliquist Terry Fator will perform at the Washington State Fair. The Associated Press file, 2009

Friday (Sept. 18)

Local theater brings “A Few Good Men,” “Boeing, Boeing” and “Oliver” to stage

Local theater season is full swing. Here’s what playing now in the Tacoma area.

▪ The Lakewood Playhouse presents “A Few Good Men,” the Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Beau Prichard. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 11. The theater is located at 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. SW. Tickets are $25, $22 military, $21 seniors and $19 for student or educator. For more information and to purchase tickets go to lakewoodplayhouse.org.

▪ The 1960s set comedy, “Boeing, Boeing” follows the life of bachelor Bernard in Paris and his carefully orchestrated life with three stewardesses. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., brings the story to the stage opening Friday (Sept. 18) and running through Oct. 4. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $24 adults, $22 seniors, students and military, $20 for children. For more information and to purchase tickets go to tacomalittletheatre.com

▪ The classic musical about a boy who asked for more, “Oliver,” is brought to life on stage with the Tacoma Musical Playhouse production. It opens Friday (Sept. 18) and continues through Oct. 11. The theater is locates at 716 Sixth Ave., and showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $31 adults, $29 seniors, students and military and $22 for children 12 and younger. For more information and to purchase tickets go to tmp.org

Pianist George Winston performs at Benaroya Hall in Seattle

George Winston will bring his “Winter Show” to the stage at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. The renowned pianist will perform fall and winter type songs, works by Vince Guaraldi, pieces inspired by New Orleans plus songs from his upcoming album “Spring Carousel - A Cancer Research Benefit.” Come out for the 9 p.m. concert Friday (Sept. 18); get tickets online at seattlesymphony.org

What’s happening at the Washington State Fair

Terry Fator is performing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Grand Stand. Tickets are $30-$60 and include fair admission.

Gate hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $12.50 adults, $9 ages 6-18 and seniors 62 and older, free for kids 5 and younger. Parking in the fair lots is $10 Mondays-Fridays and $15 Saturdays and Sundays.

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