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‘Nunsense’: Centerstage Theatre opens its 2005-2006 season with “Nunsense” by Dan Goggin, the musical comedy featuring the sisters of Hoboken. Performances run through Oct. 16, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, at Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 Dash Point Road. Tickets $20-$7. Call 661-1444.


‘South Pacific’: Auburn Avenue Theater presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical that tells the story of two romances threatened by prejudice and war, through Oct. 15 at 10 Auburn Ave. Dinner seating is at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, dinner seating at 2:30 p.m. and show at 4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets $46.95-$17.50. For tickets, call (253) 833-5678.


Evergreen City Ballet: ECB begins its 11th season with “Director’s Best,” a mixed repertoire show featuring choreography from Evergreen artistic director Wade Walthall, including Poison and The Comedians. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. Tickets $25-$15 by Oct. 18; $30-$15 at the door. For advance tickets, call 253 833-9039.


Federal Way Symphony: The 1950s-’60s are the theme for a dinner auction and dance at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. Tickets $70; proceeds benefit the symphony. To attend, call (253) 529-9857.


Jake’s Ales: The Badd Dog Blues Society Oct. 14. The Fabulous Johnsons Oct. 15, 2318 SW. 336th St. Smoke-free.; 927-1288.

Billy McHale’s: Miles Crew Oct. 15, 1800 S. 320th St.; 839-4200

PJ Pockets: NiteCrew Oct. 13-15, 1320 S. 324th St.; 839-9922.

Emerald Queen Casino: Notorious 253, Oct. 14-15 Bridge Nightclub; (888) 831-ROLL.

Muckleshoot Casino: Legends in Concert, GruvBox through Oct. 23, 2402 Auburn Way S.; 1-800-804-4944.

The Royal Bear: Shatter Street Oct. 15, 35731 West Valley Hwy., Algona. 833-6686.


Auburn Symphony Orchestra: Schubert’s “The Unfinished” Symphony No. 8 and Shostakovitch’s Symphony No. 11, “The Year 1905,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. For tickets ($20-$15), call 931-3043.

Tacoma Philharmonic: Israeli violinist Ivry Gitlis in one performance, at 8 p.m. tonight at Pantages Theater in Tacoma. Tickets $60-$30. Call Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, (253) 591-5894.


Fright Fest: Enchanted Village’s annual Halloween celebration includes a haunted house and similar attractions, performances by SideShow Bennie and his Carnival of Wonders, a hypnotist and a dance party (the latter will be every Friday and Saturday in October from 8 to 11 p.m.). Gates open at 5 each Friday and weekends through Oct. 30. Admission is $20.99 ($16.99 in advance at Blockbuster and Safeway stores) or by season pass.

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