This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (4/12)

With a new play festival, Shakespeare ballet, and plenty of comedy, 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   


Anastacia-Reneé & Quenton Baker: Black Culture Through a Feminist Lens @ Town Hall  (4/13 only). In Seattle (First Hill). See NWT’s coverage and additional reading dates here.

Dacha Theatre: Dice Keeper – Twelfth Night @ Base  (opens 4/13, closing 4/22). In Seattle (Georgetown). Opening delayed from 3/31. Rotating casts; view schedule here

On the Boards: Christopher Morgan – Native Intelligence/Innate Intelligence  (opens 4/13, closing 4/16). In Seattle (Lower Queen Anne).

ArtsWest: After Hours  (4/14-15 only). In West Seattle.

Macha Theatre Works: Distillery New Works Festival (staged readings)  (opens 4/14, closing 4/16). In Seattle (Fremont). Performances vary; view schedule here.

Dramatists and Actors Meeting Now: Damn Fine Shorts @ TPS Theater 4  (opens 4/14, closing 4/23). At the Seattle Center.

Pacific Northwest Ballet: A Midsummer Night’s Dream  (opens 4/14, closing 4/23). At the Seattle Center.

Renton Civic Theatre: Thumbs  (opens 4/14, closing 4/29). In Renton.

Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  (opens 4/14, closing 4/30). In Marysville.

Valley Center Stage: Picasso at the Lapin Agile  (opens 4/14, closing 4/30). In North Bend.

Village Theatre – Kidstage: The Addams Family Young@Part @ First Stage  (opens 4/14, closing 4/30). In Issaquah.

Tacoma Musical Playhouse: Titanic – The Musical  (opens 4/14, closing 5/7). In Tacoma.

Theatre33: The Play That Goes Wrong @ Bellevue College theatre  (4/15-16 only). In Bellevue.

Jet City Improv: The Junction Comedy Show @ ArtsWest  (4/16 only). In West Seattle.

Intiman Theatre: The Niceties  (previews 4/18-19, opens 4/20, closing 4/29). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).



Closing Soon


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.



Continuing Runs 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.