This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (4/5)

From new works to classics redone, there’s something up for everyone. Here’s what’s on this week

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



Openings & Short Runs   


Seattle Theatre Group: Hairspray (touring) – Broadway @ The Paramount  (opened last night, closing 4/9). In Downtown Seattle. See NWT’s review here.

Key City Public Theatre: Redd  (opens tonight, closing 4/30). In Port Townsend.

Black Collectivity: Made in Seattle: A Practice of Return – Velocity Dance Center @ 12th Avenue Arts  (opens 4/6, closing 4/8). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

The 8th Annual Seattle Boylesque Festival @ Triple Door  (opens 4/7, closing 4/8). In Downtown Seattle.

University of Puget Sound: Eurydice – Senior Theatre Festival  (opens 4/7, closing 4/8). In Tacoma.

Dacha Theatre: Dice Keeper – Twelfth Night @ Base  (opens 4/7, closing 4/22). In Seattle (Georgetown). Opening postponed from prior week. Rotating casts; view schedule here. [Update: this weekend has been canceled due to illness] 

Village Theatre: Descendants: The Musical – Kidstage  (opens 4/7, closing 4/23). In Everett.

The Phoenix Theatre: I Hate Hamlet  (opens 4/7, closing 4/30). In Edmonds.

Seattle Children’s Theatre: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz  (opens 4/7, closing 5/21). At the Seattle Center.

Copious Love Productions: Tenderness (staged reading) @ 18th & Union  (4/8 only). In Seattle (Central District).

Seattle Public Theater: Mangrove Park (staged reading)  (4/8 only). In Seattle (Green Lake).

Valley Center Stage: The Underpants (staged reading)  (4/8 only). In North Bend.



Closing Soon


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

Acts on Stage: Pipeline  (closing 4/9). In White Center.

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. [Update: this weekend has been canceled due to illness]



Continuing Runs 


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

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).

Bremerton Community Theatre: Mary Poppins  (closing 4/30). In Bremerton.

Village Theatre: How to Break  (closing 4/30, followed by Everett run). In Issaquah.

Can Can Culinary Cabaret: Noir  (closing 7/2). 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.