This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (3/14)

Oh, sweet March 14th …

Happy pi(e) day! Non-literal math majors (you’re out, Agastya) and opportunistic pastry fans rejoice! 

Happy 4th birthday to NWTheatre! (Most of which was eaten up by sad pandemic closures, but numerically speaking 4 it is.)

Happy book day to playwright and near-past Seattle Civic Poet Anastacia-Reneé! (There’s no parenthetical observation here. You all should buy and read this remarkable published-today HarperCollins imprint work, Side Notes From the Archivisthere.) 

And, more typically, happy new week of lots of stuff to see! Here’s what’s on this week. 

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



Openings & Short Runs   


Seattle Shakespeare Company: Drum & Colors – Henry IV  (previews begin 3/14, opens 3/17, closing 4/9). At the Seattle Center.

The 5th Avenue Theatre – Rising Star Project: Into the Woods (opens 3/16, closing 3/18). In Downtown Seattle.

Camille A. Brown & Dancers: BLACK GIRL – Linguistic Play @ Meany Center for the Performing Arts  (opens 3/16, closing 3/18). In Seattle (UW main campus).

Bainbridge Performing Arts: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (opens 3/16, closing 3/26). On Bainbridge Island.

As If Theatre Company: Suite Surrender (opens 3/16, closing 4/2). In Kenmore.

Reboot Theatre: 110 in the Shade co-production @ Seattle Public Theater  (preview 3/16, opens 3/17, closing 4/9). In Seattle (Green Lake).

Sound Theatre Company: 11th & Pine (staged reading) @ Erickson Theatre  (opens 3/17, closing 3/19). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Boundless (opens 3/17, closing 3/26). At the Seattle Center.

Harlequin Productions: Building Madness (opens 3/17, closing 4/1). In Olympia.

Jewel Box Theatre: Skin Deep (opens 3/17, closing 4/2). In Poulsbo.

Edmonds Driftwood Players: The Spitfire Grill (opens 3/17, closing 4/9). In Edmonds.

Village Theatre: Sense and Sensibility (opens 3/17 following Issaquah run, closing 4/9). In Everett.

Velocity Dance Center: claire barrera – Grammar of the Imagination @ 12th Avenue Arts  (opens 3/17, closing 3/19). In Seattle (Capitol Hill). See coverage in NWT’s March dance preview here.

ACT Theatre: Every Brilliant Thing (previews begin 3/17, opens 3/23, closing 4/2). In Downtown Seattle.

Velocity Dance Center: Young Choreographers Club performance @ 12th Avenue Arts  (performs 3/18 only). In Seattle (Capitol Hill). See coverage in NWT’s March dance preview here.

Base: 12 Minutes Max (opens 3/19, closing 3/20). In Seattle (Georgetown). See coverage in NWT’s March dance preview here.



Closing Soon


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.



Continuing Runs 


Unexpected Productions: Seattle Secrets (improv)  (closing 3/25). 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.

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

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

Olympia Family Theater: The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus (closing 3/26). In Olympia.

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

Seattle Rep: Between Two Knees  (closing 3/26). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St.).

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).


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.