If going to one of the area’s many fine theaters has crossed your mind lately, you’re in luck. Comedy, drama, comedy/drama — they’re all on local stages. Play on!
1 'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay'
Through July 13, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Center House Theatre, Seattle Center; www.book-it.org.
Book-It stages a magical adaptation of Michael Chabon’s best-selling novel, which tells the colorful tale of a Jewish refugee from Nazi Europe and his New York City cousin, who collaborate on a comic-book hero. Be aware: This is a long one, and a dinner break is built in.
2 'The Hunchback of Seville'
Through June 30, Washington Ensemble Theatre, 608 19th Ave. E., Seattle, www.washingtonensemble.org.
This comedy, mashing up Monty Python-esque humor with deeper jabs at the ravages of colonialism in 16th-century Spain, is a world premiere by Charise Castro Smith.
3 'Passing Strange'
Through June 29, a Sidecountry Theatre production at ACT, Seattle, www.acttheatre.org.
Edmonds musician (and former “X Factor” contestant LeRoy Bell takes on the narrator duties in this rite-of-rock-and-roll-passage musical. Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson calls it a “wickedly, candidly satirical yet heartfelt” work.
4 'The Price'
Ends June 22, ACT Theatre, Seattle, www.acttheatre.org.
Not only is this 1968 Arthur Miller drama seldom produced, ACT’s staging of it ends shortly. So run if you’d like to catch this musing on the price of American success and what it costs one family. Seattle Times theatre critic Misha Berson calls Charles Leggett’s performance “superb.”
5 'The Lisbon Traviata'
Through June 28, Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle, www.theatre22.org.
Terrence McNally’s play about the intense relationships between four New York men, and the world of opera fandom they inhabit (the title is taken from a rare recording starring Maria Callas), is revived in fine style by the new fringe company Theatre22.