This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (1/24)

The stages are busy this weekend with tons of openings, touring shows of note, and plenty of current runs to catch before they close. Here’s what’s on this week. 

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



Openings & Short Runs   


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

ArtsWest: An Endless Shift  (preview 1/25, opens 1/26, closing 2/19). In West Seattle.

Taproot Theatre: A Woman of No Importance  (previews start 1/25, opens 1/27, closing 2/25). In Seattle (Greenwood).

Seattle Public Theater: This Bitter Earth  (preview 1/26, opens 1/27, closing 2/19). In Seattle (Green Lake).

Meany Center for the Performing Arts: KODŌ (touring)  (1/27-28 only). In Seattle (UW main campus).

The BGS Collective: Incubation Project @ 18th & Union  (1/27-28 only). In Seattle (Central District).

Harlequin Productions: Baskerville  (opens 1/27, closing 2/11). In Olympia.

Bellingham Theatre Guild: The Royal Society of Antarctica  (opens 1/27, closing 2/12). In Bellingham.

Olympia Little Theatre: The Man From Earth  (opens 1/27, closing 2/12). In Olympia.

Dacha Theatre: An Incomplete List of All the Things I’m Going to Miss When the World is No Longer @ Theatre Off Jackson  (opens 1/27, closing 2/13). In Seattle (International District).

Centerstage Theatre: The Hatmaker’s Wife  (opens 1/27, closing 2/19). In Federal Way.

Seattle Rep: Metamorphoses  (previews start 1/27, opens 2/1, closing 2/26). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St. side).

Ailey II (touring) – Tacoma Arts Live @ Pantages Theater (Tacoma)  (1/28 – matinee only); and Washington Center for the Performing Arts (Olympia)  (1/31 only).

Jewel Box Theatre: Royal Gambit  (opens 1/28, closing 2/5). In Poulsbo.

ACT Theatre & The Hansberry Project: History of Theatre: About, By, For, and Near @ ACT  (previews start 1/28, opens 2/2, closing 2/12). In Downtown Seattle.



Closing Soon


Whim W’Him: New Creations by Mike Esperanza, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa & Olivier Wevers @ Cornish Playhouse  (closing 1/28). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St. side).

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. Read NWT’s review here.

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

Triple Door: Bohemia  (closing 1/29). In Downtown Seattle.

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

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



Continuing Runs 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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.