This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (7/12)

Ones to watch include tonight’s opening of a much-anticipated Broadway tour stop, a strong slate of youth-driven shows, and the continuing run of plenty of summer outdoor productions. Here’s what’s on this week

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


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

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

Taproot Theatre: The Hello Girls  (previews begin tonight, opens 7/14, closing 8/12). In Seattle (Greenwood).

Village Theatre Kidstage: Bright Star  (opening 7/14, closing 7/23). In Issaquah.

Port Gamble Theater: Romeo and Juliet  (opens 7/14, closing 7/30). In Port Gamble.



Short Runs


Seattle Theatre Group: Dance This @ Moore Theatre  (7/14). In Downtown Seattle.

Penguin Productions: Macbeth! @ U-Heights  (7/14-15). In Seattle (U-District).

Young Americans’ Theatre Company: Trevor @ TPS Theatre4  (7/14-16). At the Seattle Center.

Penguin Productions: Bonfire @ Luther Burbank Park  (7/15). In Mercer Island.  🌳☀️

Velocity Dance Center: Firelight @ Cafe Racer  (7/16). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

String & Shadow Puppet Theater: Ship of Fools – A Giant Puppet Odyssey @ Bothell Landing  (7/19). In Bothell.  🌳☀️



Closing Soon


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



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.  🎪

String & Shadow Puppet Theater: Ship of Fools – A Giant Puppet Odyssey @ Calliope Farm  (closing 7/30). In Olympia.  🌳☀️

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.