This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (3/22)

From small companies to the biggest stages, new musicals to comedy to ballet, 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   


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

Seattle Children’s Theatre: Paige in Full  (preview tonight, opens 3/23, closing 4/2). At the Seattle Center.

Taproot Theatre: As It Is in Heaven  (previews begin tonight, opens 3/24, closing 4/22). In Seattle (Greenwood).

Misfit Cabaret: Circus @ Triple Door  (opens 3/23, closing 3/25). In Downtown Seattle.

On the Boards: The UN-[TITLED] Project @ various locations  (opens 3/23, closing 3/26). In Seattle (Central District and International District sites).

Moisture Festival (Comedy, Varieté & Libertease showcase) @ Broadway Performance Hall  (opens 3/23, closing 4/16). In Seattle (Capitol Hill). Performers vary; view schedule here.

Seattle Children’s Theatre: Havana Hop  (preview 3/23, opens 3/24, closing 4/9). At the Seattle Center.

Village Theatre – Kidstage Originals: While They Last @ First Stage  (opens 3/24, closing 4/2). In Issaquah.

Radial Theater Project: Meet Me at Dawn @ 18th & Union  (opens 3/24, closing 4/8). In Seattle (Central District).

Bellingham Theatre Guild: Casa Valentina  (opens 3/24, closing 4/9). In Bellingham.

Centerstage Theatre: El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom  (opens 3/24, closing 4/16). In Federal Way (Dash Point).

ACT Theatre – Young Core Company: Antigone, This Play I Read in High School  (opens 3/25, closing 3/26). In Downtown Seattle.

Tacoma City Ballet: Pinocchio The Ballet @ Pantages Theater  (opens 3/25, closing 3/26, matinees only). In Tacoma. See coverage in NWT’s March dance preview here.

Pratidhwani and ReAct Theatre: Refugees in the Garden City @ Taproot studio theatre  (opens 3/25, closing 4/16). In Seattle (Greenwood).



Closing Soon


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

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

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.

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Boundless  (closing 3/26). At the Seattle Center. See NWT’s review here.

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).



Continuing Runs 


Harlequin Productions: Building Madness  (closing 4/1). In Olympia.

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

Jewel Box Theatre: Skin Deep  (closing 4/2). In Poulsbo.

Edmonds Driftwood Players: The Spitfire Grill  (closing 4/9). In Edmonds.

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

Seattle Shakespeare Company: Drum & Colors – Henry IV  (closing 4/9). At the Seattle Center.

Village Theatre: Sense and Sensibility  (closing 4/9). In Everett.


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.