This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (11/25)

Welcome to the day after Thanksgiving: when the lights go up, and so do the Christmas shows. 

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

Read about local theatres’ variations on A Christmas Carol here



Openings & Short Runs 


Seattle Theatre Group: Blue Man Group (touring)  (opens tonight, closing 11/27). In Downtown Seattle. See NWT’s review here.

The Phoenix Theatre: Dashing Through the Snow  (opens tonight, closing 12/18). In Edmonds.

Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts: Miracle on 34th Street  (opens tonight, closing 12/18). In Marysville.

Tacoma Musical Playhouse: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  (opens tonight, closing 12/18). In Tacoma.

Western Washington Center for the Arts: Holiday Special  (opens tonight, closing 12/18). In Port Orchard.

The Habit: A Very Die Hard Christmas @ Seattle Public Theater  (opens tonight, closing 12/20). In Seattle (Green Lake).

ArtsWest: Q Brothers Christmas Carol  (opens tonight, closing 12/23). In West Seattle.

ACT Theatre: A Christmas Carol  (opens tonight, closing 12/24). In Downtown Seattle.

Harlequin Productions: A Christmas Carol  (opens tonight, closing 12/24). In Olympia.

Pacific Northwest Ballet: The Nutcracker  (opens tonight, closing 12/27). At the Seattle Center (Mercer side).

Taproot Theatre: The Wickhams – Christmas at Pemberley  (opens tonight, closing 12/30). In Seattle (Greenwood).

Valley Center Stage: The Thanksgiving Play (staged reading)  (11/26 only). In North Bend.

Centerstage Theatre: Cinderella – Holiday Panto  (opens 11/26, closing 12/18). In Federal Way (Dash Point).

The 5th Avenue Theatre: The Wiz  (in previews, opens 11/27, closing 12/23). In Downtown Seattle.

Seattle Rep: Mr. Dickens and His Carol  (previews begin tonight, opens 11/30, closing 12/23). At the Seattle Center (Mercer side).



Closing Soon 


Can Can Culinary Cabaret: The Hitchcock Hotel  (closing 11/27). In Seattle (Pike Place Market). See NWT’s review here.



Continuing Runs 


Pony World Theatre: Not / Our Town @ 12th Avenue Arts  (closing 12/3). See NWT’s review here.

University of Washington Drama: Language of Angels @ Jones Playhouse  (closing 12/4). In Seattle (U-District).

Jewel Box Theatre: Miss Bennet – Christmas at Pemberley  (closing 12/4). In Poulsbo.

Edmonds Driftwood Players: Elf: The Musical  (closing 12/18). In Edmonds.

Village Theatre: Cinderella (closing 12/20, followed by Everett run). In Issaquah.

Seattle Children’s Theatre: Paddington Saves Christmas  (closing 12/31). At the Seattle Center.

Teatro ZinZanni: Coming Home @ Herban Feast (closing 2/19/2023). In Seattle (SoDo).


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 — Holiday Season (November & December) and an early look at 2023 — which aim to list just about every theatre show in town.

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