This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (3/29)

With world premiere opera and musicals, ever-changing director’s choice reveals, intimate two-person dramas, and several comedies closing soon, this weekend is bursting with great theatre. Here’s what’s on this week

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



Openings & Short Runs   


Village Theatre: How to Break (previews 3/29-30, opens 3/31, closing 4/30; followed by Everett run). In Issaquah.

Noveltease Theatre: The Count of Monte Cristo @ Theatre Off Jackson  (opens 3/30, closing 4/1). In Seattle (International District).

Can Can Culinary Cabaret: Noir  (opens 3/30, closing 7/2). In Seattle (Pike Place Market).

Thalia’s Umbrella: The Standby Lear @ 12th Avenue Arts  (preview 3/30, opens 3/31, closing 4/15). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Best of the Seattle Comedy Competition @ Bainbridge Performing Arts  (3/31 only). On Bainbridge Island.

FLOCK & Artists: Somewhere Between @ Erickson Theatre  (opens 3/31, closing 4/1). In Seattle (Capitol Hill). See coverage in NWT’s March dance preview here.

Tacoma Opera: Tacoma Method @ Rialto Theater  (opens 3/31, closing 4/2). In Tacoma.

Acts on Stage: Pipeline  (opens 3/31, closing 4/9). In White Center.

Dacha Theatre: Dice Keeper – Twelfth Night @ Base  (opens 3/31, closing 4/22). In Seattle (Georgetown). Rotating casts; view schedule here

Bremerton Community Theatre: Mary Poppins  (opens 3/31, closing 4/30). In Bremerton.

The Motherboard Suite @ Meany Center for the Performing Arts  (4/1 only). In Seattle (UW main campus). Related event: Neptune Frost screening @ Northwest Film Forum (3/29-4/2); info here.

Broho Takes Flight (aerialist show) @ The Brotherhood Lounge  (4/2). In Olympia.

Seattle Theatre Group: Hairspray (touring) – Broadway @ The Paramount  (opens 4/4, closing 4/9). In Downtown Seattle.



Closing Soon


ACT Theatre: Every Brilliant Thing  (closing 4/2). In Downtown Seattle.

As If Theatre Company: Suite Surrender  (closing 4/2). In Kenmore. Note: all performances are sold out online. Standby seats may be available. See NWT’s review here.

Harlequin Productions: Building Madness  (closing 4/2) (extended from 4/1). In Olympia. Note: pay-what-you-choose tickets available for 3/30 performance. See NWT’s review here.

Seattle Children’s Theatre: Paige in Full  (closing 4/2). At the Seattle Center.

Jewel Box Theatre: Skin Deep  (closing 4/2). In Poulsbo. See NWT’s review here.

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

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Boundless (digital edition)  (streaming 3/30-4/3 only). See NWT’s review of in-person performance here.



Continuing Runs 


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

Bellingham Theatre Guild: Casa Valentina  (closing 4/9). In Bellingham.

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 Children’s Theatre: Havana Hop  (closing 4/9). At the Seattle Center.

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

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

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

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

Pratidhwani and ReAct Theatre: Refugees in the Garden City @ Taproot studio theatre  (closing 4/16). In Seattle (Greenwood). Rotating casts; view schedule here.

Taproot Theatre: As It Is in Heaven  (closing 4/22). In Seattle (Greenwood).


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.