This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (6/7)

The summer calendar is off to a busy start, with a robust lineup of theatre openings and events, dance, short runs, and festivals. Here’s what’s on this week.

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


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Strawberry Theatre Workshop: Strawberry Jam – The Directors Festival  (opens 6/8, closing 7/8). In Seattle (Capitol Hill). Festival with different performances each weekend; see schedule here 🎪

Sound Theatre Company: Cost of Living  (previews 6/8-9, opens 6/10, closing 7/1). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Seattle Opera: Bound @ The Opera Center  (opens 6/9, closing 6/18). At the Seattle Center.

Renton Civic Theatre: Rent  (opens 6/9, closing 6/24). In Renton.

Bellingham Theatre Guild: She Loves Me  (opens 6/9, closing 6/25). In Bellingham.

SecondStory Repertory Theatre: She Kills Monsters  (opens 6/9, closing 6/25). In Redmond.

Jewel Box Theatre: Honky Tonk Laundry  (opens 6/9, closing 7/2). In Poulsbo.

Seattle International Dance Festival  (opens 6/10, closing 6/18). In Seattle (Capitol Hill). Festival with different performances each night; see schedule here 🎪



Short Runs & Events 


Cosplay Night @ All New Cells – The Shattered Glass Project @ Theatre Off Jackson  (6/8). In Seattle (International District).

Washington Center for the Arts: Postmodern Jukebox  (6/8). In Olympia.

Lakewood Playhouse: Border Songs (staged reading)  (6/9-11). In Lakewood.

Oroki Productions: Alice in Shadowland – A Circus Show @ Yaw Theater  (6/9-11). In Seattle (Georgetown).

The 14/48 Projects: Speakeasy (fundraiser) @ Cornish Playhouse  (6/10). At the Seattle Center.  Update 6/8: This event was canceled due to illness. Donations in lieu of event are welcomed; visit theatre website here

Lavender Rights Project: The Black Trans Comedy Showcase (fundraiser) @ SIFF Cinema Egyptian  (6/10). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Season Encore  (6/11). At the Seattle Center.

Ballyhoo Theatre: Summer Nights – A Cabaret @ The Phoenix Theatre  (6/12). In Edmonds.

Seattle Public Theater: Season Announcement Party  (6/13). In Seattle (Green Lake).



Closing Soon


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

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

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Worlds to Come  (closing 6/11). At the Seattle Center. See NWT’s review (from Melody Datz Hansen) here.

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.




Continuing Runs 


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 (outdoor show)  (closing 6/18). In Bremerton.  🌳☀️

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.