This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (10/26)

This week has a great variety of shows, with plenty to put you in the Halloween spirit (highlighted below). 

For an expanded list of Halloween shows, go here (or view them on the Halloween/seasonal Performance Calendar filter here). 

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



Openings & Short Runs


Seattle Shakespeare Company: Macbeth  (previews 10/26-27, opens 10/28, closing 11/20). At the Seattle Center.

Meany Center for the Performing Arts & On the Boards: Abby Z and the New Utility: Radioactive Practice @ Meany Studio Theatre  (runs 10/27-29 only). In Seattle (UW main campus).

University of Puget Sound Theatre Arts: Troy the Hillian  (opens 10/28, closing 11/5). In Tacoma.

SecondStory Repertory Theatre: Starmites Pro  (opens 10/28, closing 11/13). In Redmond.

Bremerton Community Theatre: The Odd Couple  (opens 10/28, closing 11/20). In Bremerton.

Village Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors  (second location run opens 10/28, closing 11/20). In Everett. See NWT’s review here.

Valley Center Stage: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – staged reading  (10/29 only). In North Bend.

Tacoma Opera: The Drunken Tenor’s Operapalooza Shindig @ Theater on the Square  (runs 10/29-30 only). In Tacoma.

Seattle Theatre Group: Melissa Villaseñor – Whoops … Tour (comedy) @ The Neptune Theatre  (performs 10/30 only). In Seattle (U-District).



Closing Soon 


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 review here

Seattle Opera: Tristan and Isolde  (closing 10/29). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St. side). See NWT’s review here

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.

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

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

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

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



Continuing Runs 


Olympia Little Theatre: Leaving Iowa  (closing 11/6). In Olympia.

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

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

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

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

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

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.