This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (7/5)

The outdoor season arrives, a long-running theatre’s last production closes, and plenty more of note. Here’s what’s on this week

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


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Seattle Shakespeare Company – Wooden O: The Tempest  (opens 7/6, closing 8/6). At parks in and around King County.  🌳☀️

Triple Door: The Fairy’s Bottom – A Midsummer Cabaret  (opens 7/6, closing 7/16). In Downtown Seattle.

Tacoma Musical Playhouse: The Music Man  (opens 7/7, closing 7/30). In Tacoma.

GreenStage: Backyard Bard – Comedy of Errors  (opens 7/8, closing 8/12). At parks in and around Seattle.  🌳☀️

GreenStage: Backyard Bard – Cymbeline  (opens 7/8, closing 8/12). At parks in and around Seattle.  🌳☀️

GreenStage: Henry VI, Part I  (opens 7/8, closing 8/12). At parks in and around Seattle.  🌳☀️

GreenStage: Romeo and Juliet  (opens 7/8, closing 8/12). At parks in and around Seattle.  🌳☀️

Broadway at The Paramount: Six (touring)  (opens 7/12, closing 7/23). In Downtown Seattle.

Village Theatre: Hello, Dolly!  (opens 7/12 following Issaquah run, closing 7/30). In Everett. Note: Everett opening postponed from 7/7 due to illness.



Short Runs  


Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: The Shot  (7/7-9). In Langley.

Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival @ Volunteer Park  (7/8-9). In Seattle (Capitol Hill). Festival with different performances all day; see schedule here.  🎪 🌳☀️

Edmonds Driftwood Players: Some Distant Day (staged reading)  (7/9). In Edmonds.



Closing Soon


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

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

Book-It Repertory Theatre: Solaris  (closing 7/9). At the Seattle Center. Note: the theatre announced this will be the last Book-It production, as the long-running company will close following this run. See Book-It’s announcement here.

Key City Public Theatre – Youth Initiative: Airness  (closing 7/9). In Port Townsend.



Continuing Runs 


Harlequin Productions: Falsettos  (closing 7/22). In Olympia.

ArtsWest: Hedwig and the Angry Inch  (closing 7/23). In West Seattle.

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

Can Can Culinary Cabaret: Crimson and Clover  (closing 9/17). 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 (plus 2024 ones announced so far), which will be updated frequently as season lineups unfold.

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