This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (12/21)

Christmas is finally here this weekend. And whether you’re looking to entertain friends and family or warm up your own spirits, there’s plenty out there for you (Christmas-y or otherwise). Here’s what’s on this week

Read previews of most shows in NWT’s 5 Guides of Christmas, here.


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

Looking for a calendar of all the Christmas shows? (There are a ton of them!) Click here.  🎅🏽🎄

Looking for a calendar of all the Not-Christmas shows? (There are a lot still!) Click here.

Prefer to filter by location or show type? You can do that! Use filters on the Calendar page here.



Closing Soon 


The 5th Avenue Theatre: The Wiz  (closing 12/23). In Downtown Seattle.

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

International Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker @ Meydenbauer Center Theatre  (closing 12/23). In Bellevue.

Macha Theatre Works: The Flight Before Xmas  (closing 12/23). In Seattle (Fremont).

Seattle Rep: Mr. Dickens and His Carol  (closing 12/23). At the Seattle Center (Mercer side).

SecondStory Repertory: A Christmas Carol  (closing 12/23). In Redmond. Longtime Scrooge’s final year!

Unexpected Productions: A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol  (closing 12/23). In Seattle (Pike Place Market).

Emmett Montgomery: Sugar Plum Gary @ 18th & Union  (closing 12/24). In Seattle (Central District).

ACT Theatre: A Christmas Carol  (closing 12/24). In Downtown Seattle. Seattle’s annual tradition!

ACT Theatre: The Dina Martina Christmas Show  (closing 12/24). In Downtown Seattle.

Cafe Nordo: Homicide for the Holidays  (closing 12/24). In Seattle (International District). Final show in Nordo’s Culinarium!

Harlequin Productions: A Christmas Carol  (closing 12/24). In Olympia. Olympia’s new tradition!

Olympia Family Theater with String & Shadow Puppet Theater: Nyx and the Long Night  (closing 12/24). In Olympia.

Seattle Public Theater: Christmastown  (closing 12/24). In Seattle (Green Lake). Final year!

Shoes and Pants Productions: Scott Shoemaker’s War on Christmas @ Theatre Off Jackson  (closing 12/24). In Seattle (International District).

Tacoma Little Theatre: A Christmas Story  (closing 12/24). In Tacoma.

Pacific Northwest Ballet: The Nutcracker  (closing 12/27). At the Seattle Center (Mercer side). Seattle’s Christmas feast! 



Continuing Runs 


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

Verlaine & McCann: Land of the Sweets – The Burlesque Nutcracker @ The Triple Door  (closing 12/30). In Downtown Seattle.

Village Theatre: Cinderella (closing 12/30, followed by Everett run). In Issaquah.

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

Broadway at The Paramount – Seattle Theatre Group: Moulin Rouge! (touring) @ The Paramount Theatre  (closing 1/1/2023). In Downtown Seattle. Read NWT’s review here.

Can Can Culinary Cabaret: Wonderland  (closing 1/8/2023). In Seattle (Pike Place Market).

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.