“The Tutor”: This witty pop musical produced by Village Theatre runs through May 25 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. For tickets, which range in price, call 425-257-8600. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays. The story involves an aspiring young novelist who thinks he has discovered the formula for success: slaving over his novel in the morning and tutoring rich kids in the afternoon to pay the bills. Unfortunately, his characters are starting to develop attitudes of their own. But muses can come in the least expected places, and his latest “cash cow” student, a sullen 16-year-old from the Upper Eastside, just might have the key to his success. For more information, go to villagetheatre.org.
“Kiss Me Kate: Kamiak High School presents the 1949 Tony Award-winning musical featuring music by Cole Porter and choreography by Bob Fosse. The action takes place at Ford’s Theatre in Baltimore during auditions for a musical version of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Curtain is 7 p.m. May 9 and 10, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on May 10. Cost is $15 for adults or $10 for students and senior citizens. The matinee is $10 for all seats.
“Cinderella”: The Rodgers &Hammerstein classic is presented by Snohomish High School, 7 p.m. May 9 and 10, in the school’s Performing Arts Center, 1316 Fifth St., Snohomish.
“Pippin”: The story of a young man’s quest for meaning and purpose is offered by Edmonds Heights School, 7 p.m. May 9 and 2 and 7 p.m. May 10, at the school, 23200 100th Ave. W., Edmonds. Tickets are $5 at the door. Not suitable for young children. The show features a cast of 25 actors, ages 14-18.
Curtain Call Theatre Northwest: “Love, Sex and the IRS” is Curtain Call’s latest production. Written by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, it’s a wild farce with twists of fate, sight gags, mistaken identities and hilarious comic lines. Jon Trachtman and Leslie Arthur are unemployed musicians. To save money, they room together and Jon has been filing tax returns listing the pair as a married. The day of reckoning comes when the Internal Revenue Service informs the “couple” they’re going to be investigated. The show runs 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, May 16 through June 7, Music Hall Playhouse at the Everett Mall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way. Tickets are $20 general, $18 for students and seniors or $17 for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call 206-473-0278 or go to www.cctnw.org.
META Performing Arts: “The Outsiders,” through May 17, the Lincoln Theatre, Mount Vernon. The musical drama unfolds in 1967 Oklahoma, where two sets of kids fight out their differences and learn from one another along the way. Festival seating tickets are $16. More information is available at lincolntheatre.org or by calling 360-336-8955.
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”: Seattle Repertory Theatre presents Edward Albee’s classic American masterpiece, through May 18 in the Bagley Wright Theatre, 155 Mercer St., at the Seattle Center. Never before seen on the Rep’s stages, “Woolf” still has the power to surprise and exhilarate modern audiences more than 50 years after its premiere. Tickets are available through the Seattle Rep box office at 206-443-2222 or at www.seattlerep.org.
“Little Shop of Horrors”: A collaboration between A Contemporary Theatre and the 5th Avenue Theatre, the campy musical comedy runs through June 15 at ACT, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets, starting at $29, are available online at www.actthreatre.org or by calling 206-292-7676.
Pacific Northwest Ballet: Artistic Director Peter Boal’s radiant reconstruction of Giselle drew international accolades when it premiered in 2011. Now, to close PNB’s 41st season, Giselle reappears newly adorned in luxurious 19th century costumes and scenery. Giselle runs for eight performances only, May 30 through June 8 at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $28. Call the box office at 206-441-2424, buy in person at 301 Mercer St., or at PNB.org.
Seattle Opera: The company concludes its 50th anniversary season, as well as the 31-year tenure of director Speight Jenkins, with “The Tales of Hoffmann.” An all-star cast sings Jacques Offenbach’s score chronicling famous writer E.T.A. Hoffmann’s misadventures in love. Four shows in one, this inventive spectacle pulls out all the stops with cunning stagecraft, stunning production design and a supersize cast. The production opens May 3 and runs through May 17. Tickets are available online at seattleopera.org or by calling 800-426-1619. Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 301 Mercer St., Seattle Center.
Call for performers: The Lynnwood Arts Commission would like to spotlight local performing artists and musicians at the Lynnwood Farmers Market, opening June 12 in Wilcox Park. Based on audition videos, between 8 and 20 artists or groups will be selected for outdoor performances during market hours. Applications are due May 2. For more information and application, go to www.lynnwoodfarmersmarket.com.
Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts: The first phase of work that will turn the old Dunn Lumber building at 1410 Grove St., Marysville, into a performing arts center is complete. Some of the classes at the center this spring are piano lessons and acting classes. More information is at www.redcurtainfoundation.org.