Edmonds Community College Black Box Theatre: Unexpected Productions, brings professional comedy with “Poe Unscripted.” The wickedly funny performers will embrace the macabre and hilarity and leave your telltale heart screaming for Lenore! Unexpected Productions combines comedy, theater, improv and sports into an hour full of spontaneous fun. Audience participation is key as teams of improvisers create scenes based entirely on their suggestions; 8:05 p.m. Oct. 13, 20 and 27. Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Avenue West Lynnwood. Tickets are $10. For more information go to www.blackboxedcc.org.
On the Beach Players Reader’s Theater: A part of the Edmonds Senior Center, the theater will present a short program of two scenes: “On The Up and Up” about two ladies trapped in the elevator on their way to a meeting, and “Mall Walk,” about two women who walk and window shop at the mall; a monologue, “Bridge,” about a woman who does her duty for the Bridge club at the senior center by trying to find players and a one-act play “Side Effects,” where five women discuss issues of importance; 3 p.m. Oct. 16, Edmonds Senior Center upstairs performance space, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. The public is invited. Donations accepted. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“And Then There Were None”: Agatha Christie sets this crime scene at an island house as those guests inside each succumb to a diabolical avenger; opens at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 and runs through Oct. 28 at Northshore Senior Center Stage, 10201 East Riverside Drive, Bothell. Tickets are $15 and $12.50. Go to www.cctbothell.org or call 800-838-3006.
“The 39 Steps”: This fast-paced whodunit mixes a juicy spy novel with Monty Python humor with a cast of four who take on more than 150 characters; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 18 through 21, Driftwood Players at The Wade James Theater, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $14. Call 425-774-9600 or go to www.driftwoodplayers.com.
“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 Oct. 19 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.
“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 Oct. 19 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.
Stand-up Comedy Show: 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Hosted by Joe Vespaziani, the show features Geoff Lott, Seattle International Comedy Competition Finanist and Susan Jones, Jack FM’s Funniest Comedian in Washington Winner. Tickets are $10. Call 425-258-6766 or online at www.etix.com.
The Capitol Steps: A comedy group performing political satire started by a group of D.C. insiders more than 30 years ago. “We put the MOCK in Democracy.”; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Everett Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $40, call 866-332-8499.
“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 Oct. 26 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 Oct. 26 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.
“Gypsy”: This classic musical is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, the ultimate show biz mom with songs such as “Everything’s Coming up Roses,” Some People,” “Let me Entertain You”; shows are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 21at Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. Tickets are $18. Purchase at the box office or call 360-679-2237.
“My Fair Lady”: Lyric Light Opera presents this musical based on a bet between British linguists, Prof. Henry Higgins and Col. Hugh Pickering, who wages to test Higgins’ skills by challenging him to change cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a Victorian lady; this musical has timeless tunes such as “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “On the Street Where You Live” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face”; shows are at various times through Oct. 21at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E College Way, Mount Vernon. Tickets start at $19. Call 360-416-7727 or go to www.McIntyrehall.org.
“Gaudy Night”: Another favorite Lord Peter Wimsey novel comes to Taproot Theatre which presents this Dorothy L. Sayers classic mystery about Harriet Vane’s Oxford reunion that is terrorized by murderous threats from the “Poison Pen,” a vicious vandal determined to destroy the heroine. Is her sleuthing enough to apprehend the villain?; runs at various times through Oct. 27 at Taproot, 204 N 85th St., Seattle. Tickets range from $22 to $37. Go to www.taproottheatre.org or call 206-781-9707.
“Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet”: Book-It Repertory Theatre is staging this best seller about a hopeful journey of a Chinese American boy in 1940s Seattle; shows are at various times through Oct. 28 at Center Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets range from $25 to $45. Go to www.book-it.org or call 206-216-0833.
Pullman Porter Blues: This world premiere by Seattle Playwright Cheryl L. West opens Seattle Rep’s 50th Anniversary Season with the tale of three Pullman porters working on the Panama Limited in 1937; shows run through Oct. 28 at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets start at $15. Call 206-443-2222 or go to www.seattlerep.org.
“Ramayana”: This saga stars Rama, a young prince who is off to rescue his wife from an evil king; opens at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at ACT, The Falls Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Shows are at various times through Nov. 11. 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 Oct. 24 through Nov. 11 at the 5th Avenue, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Tickets start at $35. Call 206-625-1900 or www.5thavenue.org/.