This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (10/20)

It’s another busy week, with a nice variety of shows to get you in the Halloween spirit, new dances, and a bunch of big shows closing.

For a listing of Halloween shows, go here

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

For a feature listing of shows on in the South Sound, go here



Openings & Short Runs


On the Boards: zoe | juniper: The Other Shore – Future Ancestors  (opened this week, closing 10/23). In Seattle (Lower Queen Anne).

Noveltease Theatre: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – A Literary Burlesque @ Sankofa Theater  (runs tonight through 10/22 only). In Seattle (International District/stadium area).

Meany Center for the Performing Arts: Pilobolus  (runs tonight through 10/22 only). In Seattle (UW main campus).

The Original Theatre Black Dog: The Glass Menagerie @ NOD Theater  (opens tonight, closing 11/12). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Tacoma City Ballet: The Haunted Theatre – Eerie Dances @ Merlino Art Center  (opens 10/21, closing 10/30). In Tacoma.

Tacoma Musical Playhouse: The Rocky Horror Show  (opens 10/21, closing 10/31). In Tacoma.

Olympia Little Theatre: Leaving Iowa  (opens 10/21, closing 11/6). In Olympia.

Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts: The Rocky Horror Show  (opens 10/21, closing 11/6). In Marysville.

Seattle Children’s Theatre: The Boy Who Kissed the Sky  (opens 10/21, closing 11/6). At the Seattle Center.

Tacoma Little Theatre: Murder on the Orient Express  (opens 10/21, closing 11/6). In Tacoma.



Closing Soon 


Jet City Improv: The Emerald City Slasher – an improvised murder mystery @ Theatre Off Jackson  (closing 10/22). In Seattle (International District).

MAP Theatre: a white haunting @ 18th & Union  (closing 10/22). In Seattle (Central District). See NWT’s review here.

The 5th Avenue Theatre & ACT Theatre: Choir Boy @ ACT (closing 10/23). In Downtown Seattle. See NWT’s review here.

ArtsWest: Swimming While Drowning  (closing 10/23). In West Seattle.

As If Theatre Company: The Foreigner @ Kenmore Community Club  (closing 10/23). In Kenmore.

Bainbridge Performing Arts: Hedwig and the Angry Inch  (closing 10/23). On Bainbridge Island.

Mirror Stage: Expand Upon staged readings series – Income Inequality and the Wage Gap  (closing 10/23). Online only.

Seattle Children’s Theatre: BKXKids! Asks Why and Destination: Everywhere (BKXKids! & Broken Box Mime Theater)  (closing 10/23). At the Seattle Center.

Seattle Rep: What the Constitution Means to Me – touring  (closing 10/23). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St. side).

Spectrum Dance Theater: Occurrence #11  (closing 10/23). In Seattle (Lake Washington).

Tacoma Arts Live – Regional Theatre series: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot @ Tacoma Armory  (closing 10/23). In Tacoma.

Valley Center Stage: On Golden Pond  (closing 10/23). In North Bend.

Village Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors  (closing 10/23, then runs 10/28-11/20 at Everett). See NWT’s review here.



Continuing Runs 


Harlequin Productions: Fun Home  (closing 10/29). In Olympia.

Macha Theatre Works: La Tofana’s Poison Emporium @ West of Lenin  (closing 10/29). In Seattle (Fremont). See NWT’s interview with playwright Joy McCullough on a prior work here.

Seattle Opera: Tristan and Isolde  (closing 10/29). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St. side).

Taproot Theatre: A Night With the Russells – The Legacy of Us  (closing 10/29). In Seattle (Greenwood).

Centerstage Theatre: The Ghost Train  (closing 10/30). In Federal Way (Dash Point).

Dukesbay Productions: Java Tacoma – To Bean or Not to Bean  (closing 10/30). In Tacoma.

ManeStage Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher  (closing 10/30). In Puyallup.

The Phoenix Theatre: Clue  (closing 10/30). In Edmonds.

Can Can Culinary Cabaret: This Is Halloween @ The Triple Door  (closing 10/31). In Seattle (Downtown). See NWT’s review here.

Western Washington Center for the Arts: The Poe Show  (closing 10/31). In Port Orchard.

Woodinville Repertory Theatre: Ghost-Writer @ Sammamish Grange Hall  (closing 11/6). In Woodinville.

Cafe Nordo: Down the Rabbit Hole  (closing 11/19). In Seattle (Pioneer Square). See NWT’s review here.

Café Nordo: Spirit Parlour  (closing 11/20). In Seattle (Pioneer Square).

Can Can Culinary Cabaret: The Hitchcock Hotel  (closing 11/27). 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.