This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (7/2)

This weekend cools down a hot theatre season, so enjoy a restful long weekend if you get one. But you can also rock out with a big queer musical in Olympia, and catch a handful of shows before they close. 

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


Closing Soon 

Just Us Girls & Co.: Lizzie – The Rock Musical  @ The Give Inn (closing tonight). In Seattle (Ballard).

Strawberry Theatre Workshop – Strawberry Jam Directors Festival: House Fire and Gaslighting  (opened 6/30, closing tonight). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

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

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

Edmonds Driftwood Players: 11th Annual Festival of Shorts  (closing 7/3). In Edmonds.

Seattle Rep: Bruce  (closing 7/3). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St. side).



Continuing Runs 

Harlequin Productions: Hedwig & the Angry Inch 
Adam Rennie as Hedwig. Photo by Shanna Paxton.

Don’t Miss. “This rock show is full of hard love, and that makes it an easy one to love hard.”  

As Hedwig, the star, Adam Rennie is thoroughly engrossing. … Working the room, Rennie-as-Hedwig has the audience in her fishnet-wrapped hands. …  The unsung hero, Yitzhak’s talent is obvious; the simmering resentment in Mandy Rose Nichøls’ portrayal is palpable; and the love/hate chemistry between them and Rennie makes for a stellar show.”

Closing 7/30, in Olympia. Tickets ($46, with multiple discount and PWYC options) here; schedule of opening bands is here.  

See NWT’s full review of ‘Hedwig & the Angry Inch’ here.  

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

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.