This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (2/23)

College productions, dance, big-stage musicals, and a solo show by a famous Seattle stage alum — there’s a lot of theatre to catch. Here’s what’s on this week. 

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



Openings & Short Runs   


Tacoma Arts Live: Baldwin vs. Buckley Debate @ Washington State History Museum (opens tonight, closing 2/26). In Tacoma.

University of Washington: The Oresteia @ Jones Playhouse  (opens tonight, closing 3/5). In Seattle (U-District).

University of Puget Sound: Game of Love and Chance  (opens 2/24, closing 3/4). In Tacoma.

Port Angeles Community Players: The Dresser  (opens 2/24, closing 3/12). In Port Angeles.

Unexpected Productions: Seattle Secrets (improv)  (opens 2/24, closing 3/25). In Seattle (Pike Place Market).

Base: Residency Open House with NEVE and Rana San  (2/25 only). In Seattle (Georgetown).

The Guild Dance Company: Mixtape (co-production with Auburn Symphony Orchestra) @ Federal Way Performing Arts Center  (2/25 only). In Federal Way.

Pratidhwani: Saiyan Bhaye Kotwal @ Bellevue Youth Theatre  (2/25 only). In Bellevue.

Valley Center Stage: The Vagina Monologues (staged reading)  (2/25 only). In North Bend.

Lauren Weedman: BLOWS @ Triple Door  (2/25-26 only). In Downtown Seattle. See NWT’s interview with playwright-performer Lauren Weedman here.

Seattle Opera: A Thousand Splendid Suns  (opens 2/25, closing 3/11). At the Seattle Center.

Edmonds Driftwood Players: Frozen Masterpieces (staged reading)  (2/26 only). In Edmonds.

Unexpected Productions: Feel the Burn(s): An Improvised Ken Burns Documentary (improv)  (opens 2/26, closing 3/26). In Seattle (Pike Place Market).



Closing Soon


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

ArtsWest: An Endless Shift  (extended, now closing 2/26). In West Seattle.

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.

Rainy Day Artistic Collective: Hamlet  (closing 2/26). Online only.

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

Valley Center Stage: I and You  (extended, now closing 2/26). In North Bend. See NWT’s review here.

Vashon Repertory Theatre: Sweeney Todd  (closing 2/26). On Vashon Island.



Continuing Runs 


Renton Civic Theatre: A Day in Hollywood & A Night in Ukraine  (closing 3/4). In Renton.

Taproot Theatre: A Woman of No Importance  (extended, now closing 3/4). In Seattle (Greenwood).

The 5th Avenue Theatre: Into the Woods  (closing 3/5). In Downtown Seattle. See NWT’s review here.

Book-It Repertory Theatre: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd  (closing 3/5). At the Seattle Center.

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

SecondStory Rep: The Revolutionists  (closing 3/5). In Redmond.

Seattle Children’s Theatre: Carmela Full of Wishes  (closing 3/12). At the Seattle Center.

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.