This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (1/20)

The stages are alive this weekend, with plenty of shows opening up along with short runs in theatre and dance. Here’s what’s on this week. 

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





Triple Door: Bohemia  (opened this week, closing 1/29). In Downtown Seattle.

Seattle Rep: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter  (opened this week, closing 2/5). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St. side).

Strawberry Theatre Workshop: Gloria – A Life @ 12th Avenue Arts  (in previews, opens 1/21, closing 2/18). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Whim W’Him: New Creations by Mike Esperanza, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa & Olivier Wevers @ Cornish Playhouse (Seattle)  (opens tonight, closing 1/28); and Vashon Center for the Arts (Vashon Island)  (1/25 only).

Stage West Community Theatre: 12 Incompetent Jurors  (opens tonight, closing 1/29). In Ocean Shores.

Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts: Deathtrap  (opens tonight, closing 2/5). In Marysville.

Tacoma Little Theatre: Po Boy Tango  (opens tonight, closing 2/5). In Tacoma.

Western Washington Center for the Arts: Picasso at the Lapin Agile  (opens tonight, closing 2/5). In Port Orchard.

Broadway at The Paramount – Seattle Theatre Group: Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations (touring) @ The Paramount Theatre  (opens 1/24, closing 2/5). In Downtown Seattle.



Short Runs   


18th & Union: Thoreau at Home  (opened this week, closing 1/22). In Seattle (Central District).

Faye Driscoll: Thank You for Coming – Space @ On the Boards (opened this week, closing 1/22). In Seattle (Lower Queen Anne).

Seattle Opera: Samson and Delilah in Concert  (opens tonight, closing 1/22). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St. side).

University of Washington Dance: UW Dance Presents @ Meany Hall  (opens tonight, closing 1/22). In Seattle (UW main campus).

Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas: Showing Out – 10th Anniversary @ Axis  (1/21 only). In Seattle (Pioneer Square).

Coriolis Dance: Wielding Forms Dance Festival @ Yaw Theater  (1/21 only). In Seattle (Georgetown).

Tacoma Arts Live: The Peking Acrobats featuring The Shanghai Circus @ Pantages Theater  (1/22 only). In Tacoma.

Sound Theatre Company: Lightning – A 10-Minute New Play Festival @ Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute  (1/23 only). In Seattle (Central District).

Washington Ensemble Theatre: Six-Pack Series @ 12th Avenue Arts  (1/24 only). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).



Continuing Runs 


Pacific Play Company: Candlelight Stories – An Evening in the Bardo: An Appetizer Selection of Short Plays and Monologues @ Pan Pacific Hotel  (closing 1/29). In Seattle (South Lake Union).

Seattle Shakespeare Company: The World’s a Stage: Becoming Othello, A Black Girl’s Journey  (closing 1/29). At the Seattle Center.

Village Theatre: Cinderella  (closing 1/29). In Everett.

Washington Ensemble Theatre: Arlington @ 12th Avenue Arts  (closing 1/30). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Tacoma Musical Playhouse: Once on This Island  (closing 2/5). In Tacoma.

Teatro ZinZanni: Coming Home @ Herban Feast (closing 3/12). In Seattle (SoDo).

Can Can Culinary Cabaret: House of Hearts  (closing 3/26). In Seattle (Pike Place Market).


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 list of 2023 shows announced so far, which will be updated frequently as season lineups unfold.

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