“Deathtrap”: Sky Performing Arts presents this Ira Levin comedy-thriller where a Broadway playwright plots to kill one of his students to steal his script; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 4, Frank Wagner Auditorium, 639 Main St., Monroe. Tickets are $14 and $12. Calling 360-863-1663 or at Brown Paper Tickets. For more information visit www.skyperformingarts.com.
“Aeterno Elementum”: Seattle’s only heavy metal opera features choreographed fights between fully armed and armored knights and aerial acrobats all set to Ara’Kus’s operatic heavy metal music; the plot involves a world crippled by corruption and cruelty where a priest seeks to purge the world of evil, causing the rise of four immortal generals; 8 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10, Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $20. Call 425-258-6766 or online at www.etix.com.
“Sylvia”: Greg’s career is winding down, while Kate’s is starting up. Greg brings home a stray dog; however, Kate sees a rival. The marriage is in jeopardy so can the two learn to compromise? 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 11 at the Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Tickets are $18.50 and $15.50. Call 206-533-2000 or brownpapertickets.com.
“Big River”: Village Theatre launches its 2012-2013 season with this powerful bluegrass/country musical — with music and lyrics by Roger Miller — based on Mark Twain’s classic tale “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Through Nov.18 at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. General admission tickets start at $38. Go to www.villagetheatre.org/ or call 425- 257-8600.
“The Red Velvet Cake War”: Three Verdeen cousins — Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette — decide to throw a family reunion on the hottest day of July, in the middle of Texas tornado season and hilarity ensues with a neighbor’s pet devouring everything edible, a one-eyed suitor declaring his love, and a wager on who bakes the best red velvet cake; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 11, Everett Music Hall, 1402 Everett Mall Way. The theatre is in the old movie theater in the Everett Mall. Tickets are $13, $10 and $8 for groups of eight or more. Go to www.brownpapertickets.com or call 425-501-6383 or make reservations at www.reuniontheatregroup.org.
“Ramayana”: This saga stars Rama, a young prince who is off to rescue his wife from an evil king; shows are at various times through Nov. 11 at ACT, The Falls Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. . Single tickets range from $37.50 to $55; Students: $15. Call 206- 292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
“The Addams Family”: Based on the bizarre family created by cartoonist Charles Addams, this national tour of the Broadway hit brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch to the 5th Avenue Theatre; at various times through Nov. 11 at the 5th Avenue, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Tickets start at $35. Call 206-625-1900 or www.5thavenue.org/.
“Wicked”: Journey to the merry-old Land of Oz to learn how the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch came to be; at various times through Nov. 17, The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Tickets start at $35. Call 877-784-4849 or go to www.stgpresents.org/.
“Antony and Cleopatra”: Shakespeare’s drama of the romance between a Roman general and an Egyptian queen with Seattle husband and wife actors Hans Altwies and Amy Thone to play title roles; shows through Nov. 18, Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets range from $22 to $45 for adults and $22-$30 for seniors and students. Call 206-733-8222 or online at www.seattleshakespeare.org.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: The Whidbey Playhouse is holding auditions for this Shakespeare play; auditions will be by appointment only in 10-minute time slots starting at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 at Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. Actors will be considered for all roles. Bring a head shot or face shot and theatrical resume. Scripts can be checked out at the box office. For more information call 360-679-2237.
King’sPlayers Audition Notice: For “Annie”; audition dates are 8 to 10 p.m. Nov. 9; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10; 8 to 10 p.m. Nov. 16; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17; chorus auditions: 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 10 all at Maplewood Presbyterian Church, 19523 84th Ave. W., Edmonds. Prepare a monologue of 1 to 2 minutes and 16 to 20 bars of a song of your own selection. For more information go to www.kingsplayerstheater.org.