This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (6/15)

This week has tons of shows closing, so be sure to catch those when you can; plus an intriguing slate of short-runs and openings worth a look. 

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



Openings & Short Runs      


Strawberry Theatre Workshop – Strawberry Jam Directors Festival: The Lobby and Drowning  (opens 6/16, closing 6/18), and Black Stax in concert (6/19). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

On the Boards – Fragmented Flow Festival: Degenerate Art Ensemble – Skeleton Flower  (opens 6/16, closing 6/18). In Seattle (Lower Queen Anne).

ArtsWest: miku, and the gods (co-production with Pork Filled Productions)  (preview 6/16, opens 6/17, closing 7/3). In West Seattle.

Brownbox Theatre: The Negro Passion Play  @ Epiphany Parish (6/17-18 only). In Seattle (Madrona).

The 5th Avenue Theatre – Rising Star Project: 2022 Mixtape  @ various locations (runs 6/17 in Seattle – Beacon Hill, 6/18 in South Seattle, and 6/24 in Kent).

Seattle Public Theater: Riverwood (co-production with Langston)  (ran through 6/5 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute; runs 6/17-26 at Seattle Public Theater). In Seattle (Green Lake). Read NWT’s review here.

Tacoma Arts Live: Rise Up – The Music of Hamilton and Broadway  @ Pantages Theatre (6/18 only). In Tacoma.

Magpie Artists Collective: The Myth Cycle – Achilles & Patroclus  (6/20 only). Online.

On the Boards – Fragmented Flow Festival: Gender Tender – MELTED RIOT: SPECTRA(L)  (6/21 only). In Seattle (Lower Queen Anne).



Closing Soon 


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.

Seattle International Dance Festival (closing 6/19). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

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

Tacoma Arts Live: Kim’s Convenience  @ Theater on the Square (closing 6/19). In Tacoma. Read NWT’s review of an earlier run (featuring same actors, directors, and designers) here.

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

Valley Center Stage: The Tempest  (closing 6/19). In North Bend. Read NWT’s review here.

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



Continuing Runs 


Lowbrow Opera Collective: #adulting2: here we go again  @ 18th & Union (closing 6/25). In Seattle (Central District).

Renton Civic Theatre: Hair  (closing 6/25). In Renton.

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

Kitsap Children’s Musical Theatre: High School Musical  (closing 6/26). In Poulsbo.

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

The Phoenix Theatre: Skin Flick  (closing 6/26). In Edmonds.

Seattle Rep: Bruce  (closing 6/26). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St. side).

Village Theatre: Mamma Mia!  (closing 7/10 in Issaquah; runs 7/15-8/7 in Everett).

Book-It Repertory Theatre: The Bonesetter’s Daughter  (closing 7/3).

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.