“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.” Shows are through Nov. 18 at the 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. 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.
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”: Everett Community College students will perform Tom Stoppard’s play that takes two minor characters in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and elevates them to major roles. In Stoppard’s play, Shakespeare never provided off-stage information for these parts, so Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are at a loss to figure out who they are and why they are there; performed 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 Nov. 23 through Dec. 23 at Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $25 and $22. Call 425-774-9600 or on-line at www.driftwoodplayers.com.
“Scrooge! The Musical”: This is a 1992 stage musical with book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. Its score and book are closely adapted from the music and screenplay of the 1970 musical film “Scrooge” starring Albert Finney. 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; $15 to $24. Call 360- 221-8268 or 800-638-7631 or visit www.WICAonline.com.
“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.
“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. “Scrooge: The Musical” runs at various times from Nov. 16 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 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 call 425-774-9600. Parts for four women and four men (20s to 60s). Prepare a one-minute, comedic monologue.
“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 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’s Players 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.