This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (2/8)

The season is in full swing, with plenty more openings, a theatre festival, and loads 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   


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

Book-It Repertory Theatre: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd  (previews start tonight, opens 2/11, closing 3/5). At the Seattle Center.

Lowbrow Opera Collective: Indelible: Reflections on Queerness in the Performing Arts @ 18th & Union  (2/9 only). In Seattle (Central District).

Washington State Community Theatre Association: The Kaleidoscope Festival – featuring Bellingham Theatre Guild (Bellingham), Jewel Box Theatre (Poulsbo), Stage Left (Spokane), Stage West (Ocean Shores), and Theatre33 (Bellevue) @ Tacoma Little Theatre (performs 2/10-11 only). In Tacoma. See NWT’s festival preview here.

Pacific Play Company: Love Sucks Party – monologues & short sketches @ Pan Pacific Hotel  (opens 2/10, closing 2/12). In Seattle (South Lake Union).

Seda Iranian Theatre Ensemble: The Forgotten History of Mastaneh @ Taproot Theatre  (opens 2/10, closing 2/12). In Seattle (Greenwood).

Village Theatre Kidstage: I’m Doing This  (opens 2/10, closing 2/12). In Everett.

The Atomic Bombshells: J’Adore – A Burlesque Valentine @ Triple Door  (opens 2/10, closing 2/14). In Downtown Seattle.

HEART Repertory Theatre: Silent Sky @ Sammamish Valley Grange  (opens 2/10, closing 2/19). In Woodinville.

Burien Actors Theatre: On the Market @ Kennedy Catholic High School Theatre  (opens 2/10, closing 3/5). In Burien.

The 5th Avenue Theatre: Into the Woods  (previews start 2/10, opens 2/17, closing 3/5). In Downtown Seattle.

Seattle Theatre Group: Bluey’s Big Play (touring) @ The Paramount  (opens 2/11, closing 2/12). In Downtown Seattle.

Tacoma City Ballet & Tacoma Opera: Carmina Burana @ Pantages Theater  (opens 2/11, closing 2/12). In Tacoma. See NWT’s dance season preview here.

Village Theatre Beta Series: Miss Step  (opens 2/11, closing 2/19). In Issaquah.



Closing Soon


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

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

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

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.

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Giselle  (closing 2/12). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St. side). See NWT’s review here.

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).



Continuing Runs 


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).

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

Taproot Theatre: A Woman of No Importance  (closing 2/25). [Update: Extended through 3/4]  In Seattle (Greenwood).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.