This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (5/31)

Start getting your calendar in order, because the summer theatre and dance lineup is about to get very busy this week and next. Here’s what’s on this week

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


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Openings & Short Runs   


The CCBdance Project Showing @ Base  (6/1 only). In Seattle (Georgetown).

The Shattered Glass Project: All New Cells @ Theatre Off Jackson  (preview 6/1, opens 6/2, closing 6/18). In Seattle (International District).

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Worlds to Come  (ticketed dress rehearsal 6/1, opens 6/2, closing 6/11). At the Seattle Center.

Lakewood Playhouse: Heroes (staged reading)  (6/2-4 only). In Lakewood.

Seattle University: The Forlornness (thesis project)  (6/2-4 only). In Seattle (First Hill).

Spectrum Dance Theater: Targeted @ Cornish Playhouse  (6/2-4 only). At the Seattle Center.

Theatre33: Venus in Fur  (6/2-4 only). In Bellevue.

Olympia Little Theatre: In the Gutter  (opens 6/2, closing 6/18). In Olympia.

Tacoma Little Theatre: The Shawshank Redemption  (opens 6/2, closing 6/18). In Tacoma.

Bremerton Community Theatre: Murder on the Orient Express  (opens 6/2, closing 6/25). In Bremerton.

The Phoenix Theatre: Glorious – The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in the World  (opens 6/2, closing 6/25). In Edmonds.

Olympic Ballet Theatre: Summer Performance @ Edmonds Center for the Arts  (6/3 only). In Edmonds.

Seattle Theatre Group: México en el Corazón @ The Paramount  (6/3 only). In Downtown Seattle.

Seattle Rep: YouthFest  (6/3-4 only). At the Seattle Center.

Valley Center Stage: The Clean House  (opens 6/3, closing 6/18). In North Bend.

Airbound Underground Circus Collective: The Brotherhood Takes Flight @ The Brotherhood Lounge  (6/4 only). In Olympia. See NWT feature here.

Seattle Theatre Group: Margaret Cho @ The Neptune  (6/4 only). In the U-District.



Closing Soon


Latitude Theatre: Terry Pratchett’s Monstrous Regiment @ Taproot Theatre (studio)  (closing 6/4). In Seattle (Greenwood).

Lowbrow Opera Collective: More Than Friends @ 18th & Union  (closing 6/4). In Seattle (Central District).

University of Washington Drama: The Wolves  (closing 6/4). In Seattle (U-District).



Continuing Runs 


Centerstage Theatre: Tartuffe, or The Imposter  (closing 6/11). In Federal Way (Dash Point).

Edmonds Driftwood Players: Unnecessary Farce  (closing 6/11). In Edmonds.

Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee  (closing 6/11). In Marysville.

Seattle Rep: Lydia and the Troll  (closing 6/11). At the Seattle Center.

Tacoma Musical Playhouse: Escape to Margaritaville  (closing 6/11). In Tacoma.

The 5th Avenue Theatre: Les Misérables (touring)  (closing 6/17). In Downtown Seattle.

Taproot Theatre: Jeeves Takes a Bow  (closing 6/17). In Seattle (Greenwood).

Kitsap Forest Theater: The Sound of Music  (closing 6/18). In Bremerton.  

Can Can Culinary Cabaret: Noir  (closing 6/25). In Seattle (Pike Place Market).

Village Theatre: Hello, Dolly!  (closing 7/2, followed by Everett run). In Issaquah.


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.