This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (6/14)

The summer rush is under way, and this weekend includes a bunch of short runs to catch while you can. Here’s what’s on this week

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

Update 6/16: Some short runs were inadvertently left off this list and have been added. One postponed show was removed.  


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Openings & Short Runs   


Book-It Repertory Theatre: Solaris  (previews 6/14-16, opens 6/17, closing 7/9). At the Seattle Center.

Seattle Theatre Group: Elevate – a spoken-word showcase of Black and Brown voices @ The Moore  (6/15). In Downtown Seattle.

Theater of Possibility: Love Letters – A True-Ly Short Epistolary Romance @ UHeights  (6/15-18). In Seattle (U-District).

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Next Step  (6/16). At the Seattle Center.

Brass Screw Consortium Steampunk Festival  (6/16-18). In Port Townsend.  🎪 🌳☀️

Lakewood Playhouse: Waiting for the Paint to Dry (staged reading)  (6/16-18). In Lakewood.

Malacarne: where is home – third shore @ Inscape Arts  (6/16-18). In Seattle (International District).

Young at Heart Players: Nunsense – The Mega-Musical @ Tacoma Musical Playhouse  (6/16-18). In Tacoma.

Bellingham Theatre Guild: The Sweet Delilah Swim Club (staged reading)  (6/17). In Bellingham.

Betty Wetter, Keyes, and Drama Tops: Blow Hole – Queer performance in a public space @ Seattle Center International Fountain  (6/17). At the Seattle Center.  🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍🌈 

Pacific Northwest Ballet: School Performances  (6/17). At the Seattle Center.

Edmonds Driftwood Players: Ghost Girl (staged reading)  (6/18). In Edmonds.

Seattle Theatre Group: Nubia – A Brave New World @ The Moore  (6/19). In Downtown Seattle.  🏳️‍🌈




Closing Soon


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). Read NWT’s review here.  🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍🌈

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

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

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

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



Continuing Runs 


Renton Civic Theatre: Rent  (closing 6/24). In Renton.  🏳️‍🌈

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

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.

SecondStory Repertory Theatre: She Kills Monsters  (closing 6/25). In Redmond.  🏳️‍🌈

Sound Theatre Company: Cost of Living  (closing 7/1). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

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

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

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 (plus 2024 ones announced so far), which will be updated frequently as season lineups unfold.

Chase D. Anderson is Editor & Producer of NWTheatre.org.