This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (5/10)

This weekend has something for everyone, with family dramas, comedy, a locally sourced musical, 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: Lydia and the Troll  (opens tonight, closing 6/4). At the Seattle Center.

ACT Theatre: Wolf Play  (in previews, opens 5/11, closing 5/21). In Downtown Seattle.

Seattle Pacific University Theatre: Everybody  (preview tonight, opens 5/11, closing 5/20). In Seattle (Queen Anne North).

Rubberband: Reckless Underdog @ Meany Center for the Performing Arts  (performs 5/11-13). In Seattle (UW main campus).

Tacoma Arts Live: Still – A Poetic Journey of Two Women @ Washington State History Museum  (preview 5/11, opens 5/12, closing 5/14). In Tacoma.

18th and Union: Motörmouth Comedy Power-Hour  (5/12 only). In Seattle (Central District).

Infinity Box Theatre Project: Centrifuge (co-production) @ Theatre Off Jackson  (opens 5/12, closing 5/13). In Seattle – International District.

Olympic Ballet Theatre: Sleeping Beauty @ Edmonds Center for the Arts  (opens 5/13, closing 5/14). In Edmonds.

Latitude Theatre: Terry Pratchett’s Monstrous Regiment @ Taproot Theatre  (previews 5/14-17, opens 5/18, closing 6/4). In Seattle (Greenwood).



Closing Soon


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

The 5th Avenue Theatre: Sweeney Todd  (closing 5/14). In Downtown Seattle.

Ballyhoo Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors @ The Phoenix Theatre  (closing 5/14). In Edmonds.

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

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

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



Continuing Runs 


Theatre33: A Game  (closing 5/17). In Bellevue.

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

Kitsap Children’s Musical Theatre: Shrek The Musical  (closing 5/21). In Poulsbo.

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

Seattle Opera: La Traviata  (closing 5/21). At the Seattle Center.

Seattle Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night The Musical  (closing 5/21). At the Seattle Center.

SecondStory Rep: Sunday in the Park With George  (closing 5/21). In Redmond.

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

Harlequin Productions: Hundred Days  (closing 5/27). In Olympia.

ArtsWest: Zach  (closing 5/28). In West Seattle.

Lakewood Playhouse: Love, Loss, and What I Wore  (closing 5/28). In Lakewood.

Olympia Family Theater: Alice in Wonderland – A New Musical  (closing 5/28). In Olympia.

Seattle Public Theater: Hometown Boy  (closing 5/28). In Seattle (Green Lake).

Village Theatre: How to Break  (closing 5/28). In Everett.

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.