“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.
“The Met: Live in HD”: The Metropolitan Opera’s 2012-2013 series is being transmitted live on the screen at Stanwood Cinemas through April. Ticket are $22 for adults; $20 for seniors; and $18 for children (11 and under). Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online: www.farawayentertainment.com.
Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito”: 9:55 a.m. Dec. 1. The virtuosic Elena Garana sings Sesto in Mozart’s drama set in ancient Rome. Giuseppe Filianoti is the noble Tito and Barbara Frittoli is Vitellia. Harry Bicket conducts.
Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera”: 9:55 a.m. Dec. 8. Director David Alden’s dreamlike setting provides a backdrop for this dramatic story of jealousy and vengeance.
Verdi’s “Aida”: 9:55 a.m. Dec. 15. Verdi’s ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska as the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radames, played by Roberto Alagna, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Olga Borodina.
“Back Home on the Tumblin’ D”: Life on a Colorado cattle ranch during the holidays during WWII has its share of intrigue in this dramatic comedy; dinner theater of a six-course meal starts at $39 per person: 6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 22; Sunday dessert matinees start at $24 per person at 4 p.m. Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 at The Lights of Christmas Baylight Theatre at Warm Beach Camp, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood. Call 800-228-6724 or online www.warmbeachlights.com.
“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; 7:30 p.m. 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, through Dec. 23 at Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $25 and $22; 425-774-9600 or www.driftwoodplayers.com.
“In the Mood”: Sky Performing Arts presents this Big Band era revue, a re-creation of a USO-style show that harkens back to a time when our country was nearing the close of World War II; songs include “Blue Skies”, “Sentimental Journey”, “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree”, “Shoo Fly Pie”, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 8 and 9 at Frank Wagner Performing Arts Center, 639 W. Main St., Monroe. Tickets are $14 and $16. Online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Also at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Everett Music Hall in the Everett Mall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way Everett. For reservations call 360-863-1663. More information at www.skyperformingarts.com.
“Dashing Through the Snow”: In this comedy, set just four days before Christmas, a colorful parade of guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn in Tinsel, Texas, including a touring company of “A Christmas Carol,” two feuding 80-year-olds, and a couple dressed like Mrs. Claus and an elf; shows 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays from Dec. 7 through 23 at The Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds; tickets $15.50 to $18.50; 206-533-2000; www.phoenixtheatreedmonds.com.
“Scrooge! The Musical”: This musical is based on the 1992 production with book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and follows the night miserly Ebenezer Scrooge finds the true meaning of Christmas; shows are 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 through Dec. 15 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets $15 to $24. Call 360- 221-8268 or 800-638-7631 or visit www.WICAonline.com.
“A Christmas Carol”: ACT Theatre presents this annual Dickens classic in which the ghosts of Christmas Present, Past and Future play a pivotal role in reforming Ebenezer Scrooge from the horrid penny-pincher into the benevolent giver who finds the true meaning of Christmas. Various times through Dec. 30 at ACT Theatre, The Allen Arena, 700 UnionSt., Seattle. Tickets start at $27, online at www.acttheatre.org or call 206-292-7676.
“Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol”: Take Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and mix it with Sherlock Holmes and you’ve got the gist of this holiday show. Holmes is the recipient of three surprise visitors who help uncover clues from his past, present and future. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday though Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday matinees through Dec. 29 at 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 the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge; at various times through Dec. 9 at 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. Tickets $35 to $40. Call 206-363-2809 or visit www.SeattleMusicalTheatre.org.