“Big River”: Village Theatre launches its 2012-13 season with this powerful bluegrass/country musical, with music and lyrics by Roger Miller, based on Mark Twain’s classic tale “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Runs through Nov. 18 at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Tickets start at $38. Go to www.villagetheatre.org or call 425- 257-8600.
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”: Everett Community College students will perform Tom Stoppard’s play in which two minor characters from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” have major roles in their own play; at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 through 17 and Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 in Baker Hall, Room 120, 2000 Tower St., Everett. Admission is by donation. The play is open to the public, although theatergoers are asked not to bring infants. For more information, call 425-388-9525.
“The Music Man”: There’s trouble in River City but this is the kind of toe-tapping, romancing and laughter-inducing trouble you’ll want to see when the Driftwood Players bring “76 Trombones” and other hits to Edmonds; performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from Nov. 23 through Dec. 23 at Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $25 and $22; 425-774-9600 or www.driftwoodplayers.com.
“Greater Tuna”: Outcast Productions in Langley presents “the first in a series of four comedic plays, each set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas. The series was written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard and has since become somewhat of a cult hit in American theaters; through Nov. 18 at the Black Box Theater at the Island County Fairgrounds, 819 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $16 and $12. Go to brownpapertickets.com.
“Scrooge! The Musical”: This is a 1992 stage musical with book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse; most know the story of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly evening of self-reflection, but this adaptation is full of surprises; shows are at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 through Dec. 15 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets range from $15 to $24. Call 360- 221-8268 or 800-638-7631 or go to www.WICAonline.com.
“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; 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 Hans Altwies and Amy Thone in the title roles; through Nov. 18 at the Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets range from $22 to $45 for adults and $22 to $30 for seniors and students. Call 206-733-8222 or online at www.seattleshakespeare.org.
“A Christmas Carol”: ACT Theatre presents this 90-minute feel-good holiday tradition, by Charles Dickens, with trapdoors, the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future and a very reformed Scrooge; at various times Nov. 23 to Dec. 30 at ACT, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets are $27 to $42 for children; $27 to $55 for adults; 206- 292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
“Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol”: In “Christmas Carol” fashion, Sherlock Holmes, who was presumed to be dead, received three visitors, who give him clues about what the future will hold. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday though Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday matinees Nov. 16 through Dec. 29, Taproot Theatre Company, 204 North 85th St., Seattle. Tickets range from $22 to $37. Online at www.taproottheatre.org or call 206-781-9707.
“Scrooge: The Musical!”: Seattle Musical Theatre celebrates Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday with this melodic revamp of this holiday classic. The story follows Ebenezer Scrooge through a night of ghostly visits from his late business partner, along with visits from Christmas Past, Present and Future. In the end, the ghosts lead Scrooge to redemption through the rediscovery of the true meaning of Christmas.; at various times through Dec. 9 at 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. Tickets are $35 to $40. Call 206-363-2809 or visit www.SeattleMusicalTheatre.org.
“The Importance of Being Earnest”: Edmonds Driftwood Players are holding open auditions at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at The Driftwood Rehearsal Annex, 200 Dayton St., Edmonds. Appointments may be made online at www.driftwoodplayers.com or by calling 425-774-9600. Parts for four women and four men ages 20s to 60s. Prepare a one-minute comedic monologue.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: The Whidbey Playhouse is holding auditions by appointment only in 10-minute time slots starting at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 and 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; call 360-679-2237.
“Annie”: King’s Players audition dates are 8 to 10 p.m. Nov. 16; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17; chorus auditions are 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. Also needed, someone to play the piano during auditions. Call Jamie Miller at 425-442-6778 or email@example.com.
“Laura”: Red Curtain Productions’ auditions for the film noir-style thriller are set from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 20 and 21at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Come prepared with a dramatic monologue that shows a strong character type. To request an audition time, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; include a copy of your headshot and resume. The show runs Jan. 25 to Feb. 10. This is a community theater production and does not pay.