This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (3/8)

From small companies to the biggest stages, comedies to opera, the area’s theatres are all lit up. Here’s what’s on this week. 

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



Openings & Short Runs   


Seattle Pacific University: An Evening of One-Act Plays – Queer Stories  (opened this week, closing 3/11). In Seattle (Queen Anne north).

Broadway at The Paramount – Seattle Theatre Group: Dear Evan Hansen (touring) @ The Paramount Theatre  (opened this week, closing 3/12). In Downtown Seattle. See NWT’s review here.

Seattle Rep: Between Two Knees  (opens tonight, closing 3/26). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St.). A Top 3 Pick! — Brewers Night With Talking Cedar (on 3/11).

Tacoma Arts Live: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo @ Pantages Theater  (3/9 only). In Downtown Tacoma. A Top 3 Pick! 

Animal Saints and Animal Sinners: The Chicken or The Egg @ 18th & Union  (opens 3/9, closing 3/10). In Seattle (Central District).

Velocity Dance Center: Gabrielle Civil – Translated Bodies << Welcome Blur >> (multi-day, multi-media project) @ 12th Avenue Arts  (event runs 3/9-11). In Seattle (Capitol Hill) & online.

Dukesbay Productions: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde  (opens 3/10, closing 3/26). In Tacoma.

Olympia Little Theatre: One Slight Hitch  (opens 3/10, closing 3/26). In Olympia.

Valley Center Stage: Compleat Female Stage Beauty (staged reading)  (3/11 only). In North Bend.

Koo Park: Let Me Hamlet @ Taproot Theatre  (opens 3/11, closing 3/12). In Seattle (Greenwood). 



Closing Soon


Seattle Opera: A Thousand Splendid Suns  (closing 3/11). At the Seattle Center. A Top 3 Pick! See recommendation here

Port Angeles Community Players: The Dresser  (closing 3/12). In Port Angeles.

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.



Continuing Runs 


Ballyhoo Theatre: Fun Home @ Edmonds College Black Box  (closing 3/19). In Lynnwood.

ManeStage Theatre: Tuck Everlasting – The Musical  (closing 3/19). In Puyallup.

Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts: The Taming  (closing 3/19). In Marysville.

Western Washington Center for the Arts: The Glass Menagerie  (closing 3/19). In Port Orchard.

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

Lakewood Playhouse: Much Ado About Nothing  (closing 3/26). In Lakewood.

Tacoma Little Theatre: Rock of Ages  (closing 3/26). In Tacoma.

Theatre9/12: Born Yesterday @ Trinity Parish Hall  (closing 3/26). In Seattle (First Hill).

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

Can Can Culinary Cabaret: House of Hearts  (closing 3/26). In Seattle (Pike Place Market). See NWT’s review here.


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.