This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (4/26)

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   


Seattle Rep: How I Learned What I Learned  (opens tonight, closing 5/14). At the Seattle Center.

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

Seattle Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night The Musical  (previews 4/26-27, opens 4/28, closing 5/21). At the Seattle Center.

Anastacia-Reneé: Side Notes From the Archivist – poetry reading (with Zola Mumford) @ Third Place Books  (4/27 only). In Seattle (Seward Park). Postponed to 7/24, due to illness.

Jet City Improv & Pork Filled Productions: Joy Market @ West of Lenin  (opens 4/27, closing 5/13). In Seattle (Fremont).

Mirror Stage: The Squirrel Plays @ 12th Avenue Arts  (opens 4/27, closing 5/20). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Stephanie Anne Johnson: Jewels – album release concert (with Mark Hoy and Shaina Rae) @ Triple Door  (4/28 only). In Downtown Seattle.

Puget Soundworks: Down to Earth @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center  (opens 4/28, closing 4/30). In West Seattle (Delridge).

Seattle Theatre Group:  Blanchet High School – All Shook Up @ The Moore  (opens 4/28, closing 4/30). In Downtown Seattle.

Washington Ensemble Theatre: Our Dear Drug Lord  (opens 4/28, closing 5/15). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Western Washington Center for the Arts: Monty Python’s Spamalot  (opens 4/28, closing 5/21). In Port Orchard.

Seattle Theatre Group:  Billy Porter @ The Paramount  (4/29 only). In Downtown Seattle.

Jewel Box Theatre: Radio on the Air  (opens 4/29, closing 5/7). In Poulsbo.

UW Drama: Producing Artists Lab – In the Blood @ Hughes Penthouse Theatre  (preview 4/29, opens 5/3, closing 5/7). In Seattle (UW main campus).

Bleak!: Songs for the Not-Quite End of the World @ Town Hall  (5/1 only). In Seattle (First Hill).

Sound Theatre Company:  Roost – new play reading and reception @ Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute  (5/1 only). In Seattle (Central District).



Closing Soon


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

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

Intiman Theatre: The Niceties  (closing 4/29). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

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.



Continuing Runs 


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

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

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

Tacoma Little Theatre: Significant Other  (closing 5/7). In Tacoma.

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

Burien Actors Theatre: Tiny Beautiful Things  (closing 5/14). In Burien.

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.