This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (8/24)

Shows are fewer as the summer season winds down, but variety still abounds. Catch musicals, dramas, world premieres, and adventure this week. 

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





Harlequin Productions: This Flat Earth  (preview 8/25, opens 8/26, closing 9/17). Two middle schoolers try to make sense of a confounding world amid escalating gun violence. By Lindsey Ferrentino; directed by Aaron Lamb. In Olympia.

Drama Dock: Winghaven Park  @ Vashon High School Theatre (opens 8/26, closing 9/3). A new musical (world premiere) set on Vashon during World War 2. Book, music, and lyrics by Lisa Peretti; directed by Kelly Kitchens. On Vashon Island.

HEART Repertory Theatre: Almost, Maine  @ Kenmore Community Club (opens 8/26, closing 9/11). Nine vignettes look at life in the far-north reaches. By John Cariani; directed by Steve Cooper. In Kenmore.



Closing Soon  


Creative Hiatus Productions: People in the Square – The Pioneer Square Musical  @ The New Skid Road Theatre at Beneath the Streets  (closing 8/27). In Seattle (Pioneer Square).

Pork Filled Productions: She Devil of the China Seas  @ Theatre Off Jackson (closing 8/27). In Seattle (International District).

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

SecondStory Repertory: Twelve Angry Jurors  (closing 8/28). In Redmond.

Village Theatre – Kidstage: Newsies  (closing 8/28). In Everett.

The 5th Avenue Theatre: Wonder Boy – a radio play  (closing 8/29). Streaming, audio only.



Continuing Runs 


Centerstage Theatre: The Oregon Trail (closing 9/11). In Federal Way (Dash Point).

Broadway at The Paramount – Seattle Theatre Group: Hamilton  @ The Paramount Theatre (closing 9/11). In Downtown Seattle. See $10 lottery ticket (40 per show) info here. See NWT’s review here.


The Roundup is a weekly (ish) feature. For this month’s shows by day, with ticketing info and links, see the Performance Calendar.

Want to plan your show schedule further out? See NWT’s seasonal show lists — Fall (September & October) and Holiday Season (November & December) — which aim to list just about every theatre show in town.

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