This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (4/19)

Spring brings openings at stages all around the Sound, with plenty of lighter fare, deep dramas, dance, and more. Here’s what’s on this week

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



Openings & Short Runs   


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

Meany Center for the Performing Arts: Step Afrika! (touring)  (performs 4/20-22). In Seattle (UW main campus).

Seattle Theatre Group: Indigenous Enterprise – Indigenous Liberation (touring) @ The Moore  (4/21 only). In Downtown Seattle.

Undergraduate Theatre Society: Theatre Dangerously  (4/21 only). In Seattle (UW main campus).

Bainbridge Performing Arts: Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice  (opens 4/21, closing 4/29). On Bainbridge Island.

The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest: Mxed Around Broadway @ Dukesbay Theater  (opens 4/21, closing 4/29). In Tacoma.

18th & Union: SpringShot Festival  (opens 4/21, closing 5/7). In Seattle (Central District). Different performances each weekend; see schedule here.

ManeStage Theatre: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe  (opens 4/21, closing 5/7). In Puyallup.

Olympia Little Theatre: Into the Breeches!  (opens 4/21, closing 5/7). In Olympia.

Tacoma Little Theatre: Significant Other  (opens 4/21, closing 5/7). In Tacoma.

Burien Actors Theatre: Tiny Beautiful Things  (opens 4/21, closing 5/14). In Burien.

Seattle Rep: How I Learned What I Learned  (previews begin 4/21, opens 4/26, closing 5/14). At the Seattle Center.

The 5th Avenue Theatre: Sweeney Todd  (previews begin 4/21, opens 4/28, closing 5/14). In Downtown Seattle.

Drunken Owl Theatre: a variety show of local playwrights @ Jules Maes Saloon  (4/23 only). In Seattle (Georgetown).

Edmonds Driftwood Players: The Unrequited (staged reading)  (4/23 only). In Edmonds.

Seattle Theatre Group: Disney Musical in Schools Final Share @ The Paramount  (4/25 only). In Downtown Seattle.



Closing Soon


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

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

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

Pacific Northwest Ballet: A Midsummer Night’s Dream  (closing 4/23). At the Seattle Center. Read NWT’s review here.

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



Continuing Runs 


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

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.

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

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

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

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

Tacoma Musical Playhouse: Titanic – The Musical  (closing 5/7). In Tacoma.

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.