Looking for theatre options over Seafair weekend? There’s plenty to see — from national tours of acclaimed hits to plenty of parks shows and indoor ones, too. Some great shows are closing this weekend, so be sure to catch them while you can.
Ticketing links for most shows can be found on the Performance Calendar page here.
Openings & Short Runs
Self-Care: Workshops for Artists, by Artists
Now through 8/13, 18th & Union offers experiences in caring for body and mind with various approaches, including yoga/dance flow, sound bath, mindful movement, and didgeridoo, and sound bath, and workshops on jumping back into performing after a long hiatus, handling stressors, and caring for your nervous system. All sessions are by donation at the door, but space is limited and RSVP requested. See class info and register here.
And looking ahead to next weekend, on 8/13 Mirror Stage presents self-care workshops — on yoga, mindfulness, and writing for self-care — in connection with its next Contexpo event, on veterans and PTSD. All events are free; see event schedule and info here.
Lottery Tickets for Hamilton
Lin Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster opened its Seattle run this week and runs through 9/11 at The Paramount. Lotteries for $10 tickets are held every weekend, with 40 discounted tickets per show available throughout the run. See lottery rules and info here.
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The Shattered Glass Project: Want @ Center House Theatre (opened 8/4, closing 8/14). At the Seattle Center.
Creative Hiatus Productions: People in the Square – The Pioneer Square Musical @ The New Skid Road Theatre at Beneath the Streets (opens tonight, closing 8/27). In Seattle (Pioneer Square).
Twelfth Night Productions: Ragtime @ Highline Performing Arts Center (opens tonight, closing 8/21). In Burien.
Seattle Opera: The Elixir of Love (opens 8/6, closing 8/20). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St. side).
Outdoor Shows – Continuing & Closing Soon
GreenStage Backyard Bard: (a one-hour, ensemble version of) Shakespeare’s Macbeth (closing 8/6). 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 8/6). Free, unticketed event. At various parks throughout Seattle’s neighborhoods.
GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park: Henry V (closing 8/6). Free, unticketed event. At various parks in South Seattle, West Seattle, and outside the city.
GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park: Pericles (closing 8/6). Free, unticketed event. At various parks in South Seattle, West Seattle, and outside the city.
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.
Burien Actors Theatre: The Play’s the Thing @ various parks (closing 8/21). Free, unticketed event. At various locations in South King County.
Kitsap Forest Theatre: Bend in the Road – The Anne of Green Gables Musical (closing 8/21). Ticketed event. In Bremerton.
Indoor Shows – Continuing & Closing Soon
View individual dates and locations on Performance Calendar (filtered to indoor shows only) here.
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.
Ballyhoo Theatre: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever @ Edmonds College (closing 8/7). In Lynnwood.
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).
ArtsWest: Here There Be Dragons (closing 8/14). In West Seattle.
Adam Kern: Krapp’s Last Tape @ The Studio at 2+U (8/6 and 8/19). In Downtown Seattle.
Taproot Theatre: Black Coffee (extended, now closing 8/19). In Seattle (Greenwood).
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 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.