This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (7/26)

Ready to beat the heat? Find a shady spot at one of this week’s many park shows, or head indoors to a (hopefully) frigid auditorium. 

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

 

Openings & Short Runs 

 

Hamilton (touring) @ The Paramount  
‘Hamilton’ touring company members. Photo by Joan Marcus.

It doesn’t arrive in Seattle ’til after the weekend, but the lottery’s open now for a chance at deeply discounted tickets to Lin Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster.

Now through noon on Thursday, lottery entries are for $10 tickets to 8/3-6 shows; subsequent lotteries open each Friday, with 40 discounted tickets per show available throughout the run. See lottery rules and info here.

There are three current tours; see Seattle (“And Peggy”) cast info here.

Runs 8/3-9/11. In Downtown Seattle. Tickets ($74+) here.

 

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Theatre Battery: One of the Good Ones  (staged reading) (7/26 only). Free, ticketed event. In Kent.

Theatre Battery: Baby Queens (a TV Pilot)  (staged reading) (7/28 only). Free, ticketed event. In Kent.

ArtsWest: Here There Be Dragons  (opens 7/28, closing 8/14). In West Seattle.

A Night in Paris  (cabaret) @ Century Ballroom (7/29 only) and Washington Hall (8/19 only). In Seattle (Capitol Hill and Central District).

Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts: Red Curtain Comedy  (7/29 only). In Marysville.

Vashon Theatre Fest: Fetal  (staged reading) @ Snapdragon (7/29 only). On Vashon Island.

Ballyhoo Theatre: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever  @ Edmonds College (opens 7/29, closing 8/7). In Lynnwood.

Burien Actors Theatre: The Play’s the Thing  @ various parks (opens 7/29, closing 8/21). Free, unticketed event. At various locations in South King County (outdoor show).

Theatre Battery: Sleep Is for the Weak VII: A 24-hour New Play Festival  (7/30 only). Free, ticketed event. In Kent.

Vashon Theatre Fest: Mrs. Hank  (staged reading) @ Snapdragon (7/30 only). On Vashon Island.

Penguin Productions: Twelfth Night  @ Green Lake (runs 7/30-31 only). Free, unticketed event. In Seattle (Green Lake) (outdoor show).

Adam Kern: Krapp’s Last Tape  @ The Studio at 2+U (7/30, 8/6, and 8/19 only). In Downtown Seattle.

Kitsap Forest Theatre: Bend in the Road – The Anne of Green Gables Musical (opens 7/30, closing 8/21). In Bremerton (outdoor show).

Vashon Theatre Fest: ¡O Cascadia!  (staged reading) @ Snapdragon (7/31 only). On Vashon Island.

 

 

Outdoor Shows – Continuing & Closing Soon  

Most outdoor shows are nomadic. View show descriptions in previous weekly roundup here. View individual dates and locations on Performance Calendar (filtered to outdoor shows only) here

 

The 14/48 Projects: Mega Hero Rangers Go Go Go Supreme!!!  (closing 7/30). A family-friendly world-premiere action tale by Andy Park-Buffelen. Free, unticketed event. At various parks in Seattle.

Vashon Theatre Fest: 5-Minute Wonders  (closing 7/31). A curated variety show of short acts in physical theatre, dance, and performance arts. At Open Space Meadow on Vashon Island.

Vashon Theatre Fest: Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing  (closing 7/31). At Open Space Meadow on Vashon Island.

Dacha Theatre & Playable Theatre Project: (F)unfair  (closing 8/7). An interactive theatrical carnival of dysfunction among games, roving performers, and fair food. Pay-what-you-choose, ticketed event. At Billings Middle School in North Seattle.

Last Leaf Productions: (a 1960s take on) Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream  (closing 8/7). Free, unticketed event. At various parks, primarily on the Eastside and north end (Bellevue to Arlington).

Wooden O: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream  (closing 8/7). Free, unticketed event. On Mercer Island and various parks in the tri-county area.

Wooden O: (a “modern, queer-forward” take on) Shakespeare’s Cymbeline  (closing 8/7). Free, unticketed event. On Mercer Island and various parks in the tri-county area.

GreenStage Backyard Bard: (a one-hour, ensemble version of) Shakespeare’s Macbeth  (closing 8/13). Free, unticketed event. At various parks throughout Seattle’s neighborhoods.

GreenStage Backyard Bard: (a one-hour, ensemble version of) Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing  (closing 8/13). Free, unticketed event. At various parks throughout Seattle’s neighborhoods.

GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park: Henry V  (closing 8/13). Free, unticketed event. At various parks in South Seattle, West Seattle, and outside the city.

GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park: Pericles  (closing 8/13). Free, unticketed event. At various parks in South Seattle, West Seattle, and outside the city.

 

 

Indoor Shows – Continuing & Closing Soon

View individual dates and locations on Performance Calendar (filtered to indoor shows only) here

 

Vashon Theatre Fest: Somewhere Between  @ Vashon Center for the Arts (closing 7/30). On Vashon Island.

inD Theatre: Hay Fever  @ Rolling Bay Hall (closing 7/31). On Bainbridge Island.

Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society: The Pirates of Penzance  @ Seattle Rep (closing 7/31). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St. side).

Tacoma Musical Playhouse: Kinky Boots  (closing 7/31). In Tacoma.

Vashon Theatre Fest: Seeger  @ Open Space Black Box (closing 7/31). On Vashon Island.

Village Theatre – Kidstage: Head Over Heels  @ Cope Gillette Theatre (closing 7/31). In Everett.

Harlequin Productions: Hedwig & the Angry Inch  (closing 8/6). In Olympia. See NWT’s review here.

The 5th Avenue Theatre: Come From Away  (touring) (closing 8/7). In Downtown Seattle. See NWT’s review here.

Book-It Repertory Theatre: Beowulf  @ Cornish Playhouse Studio (closing 8/7). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St. side).

The Habit: Titanish  @ Seattle Public Theater (closing 8/7). In Seattle (Green Lake).

ManeStage Theatre: The Sound of Music  (closing 8/7). In Puyallup.

Village Theatre: Mamma Mia!  @ Everett Performing Arts Center (closing 8/7). In Everett.

Cafe Nordo: Down the Rabbit Hole  (closing 8/13). In Seattle (Pioneer Square).

Taproot Theatre: Black Coffee  (closing 8/13). In Seattle (Greenwood).

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


Updated 7/27. The Roundup is a weekly (ish) feature. Want to plan your show schedule further out? See NWT’s summer 2022 shows list, which aims to list just about every theatre show in town this season. For shows by day and ticketing info, see the Performance Calendar.

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