This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (2/1)

The stages are busy this weekend with tons of openings, along with 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   


Key City Public Theatre: The People Downstairs  (opens tonight, closing 2/26). In Port Townsend.

Seattle Rep: Metamorphoses  (opens tonight, closing 2/26). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St. side).

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

Washington Center for the Performing Arts: Legally Blonde – The Musical (touring)  (2/2 only). In Olympia.

Seattle Pacific University: The 39 Steps  (opens 2/2, closing 2/11). In Seattle (Queen Anne north).

Tacoma Arts Live: The Gospel at Colonus @ Tacoma Armory  (opens 2/2, closing 2/12). In Tacoma.

Village Theatre: Sense and Sensibility (preview 2/2, opens 2/3, closing 3/12; followed by Everett run). In Issaquah.

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Giselle  (opens 2/3, closing 2/12). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St. side).

Valley Center Stage: I and You  (opens 2/3, closing 2/19). In North Bend.

Bremerton Community Theatre: Three Sisters  (opens 2/3, closing 2/26). In Bremerton.

The Phoenix Theatre: Chemical Imbalance – A Jekyll and Hyde Play  (opens 2/3, closing 2/26). In Edmonds.

Intiman Theatre & The Williams Project: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window @ Erickson Theatre  (previews start 2/7, opens 2/9, closing 2/25). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).



Closing Soon


Broadway at The Paramount – Seattle Theatre Group: Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations (touring) @ The Paramount Theatre  (closing 2/5). In Downtown Seattle. See NWT’s review here.

Jewel Box Theatre: Royal Gambit  (closing 2/5). In Poulsbo.

Lesser Known Players: Ride the Cyclone @ Rolling Bay Hall  (closing 2/5; followed by Port Orchard run). On Bainbridge Island.

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.



Continuing Runs 


Harlequin Productions: Baskerville  (closing 2/11). In Olympia.

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

Olympia Little Theatre: The Man From Earth  (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  (closing 2/13). In Seattle (International District).

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

ArtsWest: An Endless Shift  (closing 2/19). In West Seattle.

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

Seattle Public Theater: This Bitter Earth  (closing 2/19). In Seattle (Green Lake).

Taproot Theatre: A Woman of No Importance  (closing 2/25). In Seattle (Greenwood).

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.