This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (6/4)

Lots of openings this weekend, particularly at theatres outside of Seattle, kick off a sunny season. 

Ticketing links for most shows can be found on the Performance Calendar page here.  



Openings & Short Runs      


Original Musicals

Village Theatre Beta Series: Eastbound – A New Bilingual Musical  @ First Stage (workshop production) (opened yesterday, closing 6/12). In Issaquah.

Seattle Rep: Bruce  (in previews, opens 6/8, closing 6/26). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St. side).


More Theatre 

Seattle Children’s Theatre: Air Play  (opened this week, closing 6/12). At the Seattle Center.

Tacoma Arts Live: Kim’s Convenience  @ Theater on the Square (opened yesterday, closing 6/19). In Tacoma.

Tacoma Little Theatre: The Luck of the Irish  (opened yesterday, closing 6/19). In Tacoma.

Valley Center Stage: The Tempest  (opened yesterday, closing 6/19). In North Bend.

Bremerton Community Theatre: The Cemetery Club  (opened yesterday, closing 6/26). In Bremerton.

Lakewood Playhouse: Ragtime  (opened yesterday, closing 6/26). In Lakewood.

The Phoenix Theatre: Skin Flick  (opened yesterday, closing 6/26. In Edmonds.

Seattle Theatre Group: Pretty Woman  (touring) – Broadway @ The Paramount (opens 6/7, closing 6/12). In Downtown Seattle.



Base – Rachael Lincoln & Leslie Seiters: Long Playing  (opened yesterday, closing tonight). In Seattle (Georgetown).

Olympic Ballet Theatre: Summer Performance  @ Edmonds Center for the Arts (tonight only). In Edmonds.

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Note: the Pacific Northwest Ballet opening of All Tharp has been postponed to next weekend.




Closing Soon 


Edmonds Driftwood Players: Over the River and Through the Woods  (closing 6/5). In Edmonds.

Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts: Into the Woods  (closing 6/5). In Marysville.

Seattle Public Theater & Langston Seattle: Riverwood  (closing 6/5 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute; runs 6/17-26 at Seattle Public Theater). In Seattle (Central District & Green Lake).

Tacoma Musical Playhouse: In the Heights  (closing 6/5). In Tacoma.



Continuing Runs 


Centerstage Theatre: Yellow Fever  (closing 6/12). In Federal Way (Dash Point).

Taproot Theatre: The Nerd  (closing 6/18). In Seattle (Greenwood).

The 5th Avenue Theatre: And So That Happened …  @ ACT Theatre  (closing 6/19). In Downtown Seattle.

The 5th Avenue Theatre: The Prom  (closing 6/19). In Downtown Seattle.

Kitsap Forest Theatre: Beauty and the Beast  (closing 6/19). In Bremerton.

Village Theatre: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown  (closing 6/19). In Everett. Read NWT’s review here.

Cafe Nordo: Down the Rabbit Hole  (extended through summer, and Sunday brunch shows added — closing 8/13). In Seattle (Pioneer Square).

Can Can Culinary Cabaret: Lola  (closing 8/28). In Seattle (Pike Place Market).


The Roundup is a weekly (ish) feature. Want to plan your show schedule further out? See NWT’s 2022 Shows list, which aims to list just about every theatre show in town. For shows by day and ticketing info, see the Performance Calendar.

Chase D. Anderson is Editor & Producer of NWTheatre.org.