This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (6/21)

The summer rush is under way, with a weekend of intriguing dance short runs and loads of theatre options. Here’s what’s on this week

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


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Bainbridge Performing Arts: The Tempest @ Bloedel Reserve  (opens 6/22, closing 7/9). On Bainbridge Island.  🌳☀️

Pacific Play Company: Summer Magic – Tales of Revenge @ 18th & Union  (opens 6/23, closing 7/2). In Seattle (Central District).

Bellingham TheatreWorks: Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre (Keely and Du, Gidion’s Knot, and What the Constitution Means to Me)  (opens 6/27, closing 7/23). In Bellingham. Rotating rep festival; see schedule here.  🎪



Short Runs   


Velocity Dance Center: Firelight @ Cafe Racer  (6/21). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).  🏳️‍🌈

The Seagull Project: Great Souls – Life in Transit @ UHeights  (6/23). In Seattle (U-District).  [Update: This show has been canceled]

ChrisMastersDance: Mausoleum @ NOD Theater  (6/23-24). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).  🏳️‍🌈

Seattle Opera: Creation Lab 2023 Performances @ The Opera Center  (6/23-24). At the Seattle Center.

Lakewood Playhouse: 4000 Miles (staged reading)  (6/23-25). In Lakewood.

Magpie Artists’ Ensemble: Briar/Rose @ Theatre Off Jackson  (6/23-25). In Seattle (International District).  🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍🌈

Rainy Day Artistic Collective: Dorothy, Alice, Wendy, Mary: Grown @ The Rendezvous  (6/23-25). In Seattle (Belltown).  🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍🌈  [Update: This show has been canceled]

Copious Love and SCRiB LAB: Seattle Writers Salon and Playwriting Mini-Summit @ Seattle Rep  (6/24). At the Seattle Center.

Drunken Owl Theatre @ Jules Mae Saloon  (6/24-25). In Seattle (Georgetown).

Seattle Opera: Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World @ The Opera Center  (6/25). At the Seattle Center.

Base: 12 Minutes Max  (6/25-26). In Seattle (Georgetown).  🏳️‍🌈



Closing Soon


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.  🏳️‍🌈



Continuing Runs 


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.

Book-It Repertory Theatre: Solaris  (closing 7/9). At the Seattle Center.


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.