Datebook: This March get thee to the theater

Leg-laden Chicago is among March

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The silver lining to perhaps less than springlike March evenings is that there’s a whole lotta (indoor!) theater going on. Watch Roxie Hart—outfitted in signature Bob Fosse style—kick up her heels as she commits crimes, breaks hearts and all that jazz in CHICAGO (3/3–3/7; times and prices vary; Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St.; 206.682.1414). Or go for something a little less flashy with PARADISE LOST (3/19–4/25; times and prices vary; Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St.; 206.269.1900), the Depression-era play by Clifford Odets, whose themes of struggle, financial crisis and the death of the American dream are destined to resonate with modern audiences. And speaking of dreams deferred, don’t miss the Seattle Rep’s special 25th-anniversary production of FENCES (3/26–4/18; times and prices vary; Bagley Wright Theater, 155 Mercer St.; 206.443.2222), August Wilson’s Pulitzer and Tony award-winning story of 1950s garbage collector Troy Maxson and his abandoned hope of becoming a baseball player. If that’s too deep, pile on the pink and grab a ticket to LEGALLY BLONDE (through 3/14; times and prices vary; 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave.; 206.625.1900). It may be just the cure for those soggy Seattle skies.

Originally published March 2010

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