This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (7/26)

There’s plenty to see this weekend, both indoors and out, including a whole host of short runs. Here’s what’s on this week

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The Williams Project: Champagne + Sodomy: The Art and Crime of Oscar Wilde @ Base  (preview 7/28, opens 7/29, closing 8/5). In Seattle (Georgetown).

Kitsap Forest Theatre: Seussical, the Musical  (opens 7/29, closing 8/20). In Bremerton.  🌳☀️

Village Theatre – Kidstage: The Prom  (opens 7/29, closing 8/6). In Everett.



Short Runs


Inscape Outside @ Inscape Arts and Cultural Center (indoor/outdoor event)  (7/27). In Seattle (International District).  🌳☀️

Young Americans’ Theatre Company: Indecent @ TPS Theatre4  (7/27-30). At the Seattle Center.

The 14/48 Projects: 14/48 – The World’s Quickest Theater Festival @ Cornish Raisbeck Performance Hall  (7/28-29 and 8/4-5). In Seattle (Denny). Different shows each day, and different artists each weekend; see artists rosters here.  🎪

The Dirty Darlings: Camp Darling @ 18th & Union  (7/28-29). In Seattle (Central District).

Annex Theatre: The Phantom of the Opera, But This Time We’re Adding Act 2  (7/28-29). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Key City Public Theatre: Constellations @ Chetzemoka Park  (7/28-30). In Port Townsend.  🌳☀️

Opera on Tap @ Vita’s Wildly Delicious  (7/28). On Lopez Island.

Puppeteers for Fears: Cthulhu – The Musical @ Cryptatropa & Chop Suey. In Olympia (7/29) and Seattle (8/2).

Parley: Garlic by Rose in Spring (radio play)  (premieres 8/1). Online only.

The 5th Avenue Theatre: 1776 (touring)  (8/2-6). In Downtown Seattle.




Closing Soon


Ballyhoo Theatre: Chicago – Teen Edition @ Edmonds College Black Box  (closing 7/30). In Lynnwood.

Harlequin Productions: Falsettos  (closing 7/30) (extended from 7/22). In Olympia.

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

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.

Village Theatre – Kidstage: Merrily We Roll Along  (closing 7/30). In Everett.

Village Theatre: Hello, Dolly!  (closing 7/30). In Everett.




Continuing Runs 


Dacha Theatre: Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea @ Hughes Penthouse Theatre lawn  (closing 8/6, followed by Port Townsend run). In Seattle (UW main campus).  🌳☀️

ManeStage Theatre: The Wizard of Oz  (closing 8/6). In Puyallup.

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.  🌳☀️

Taproot Theatre: The Hello Girls  (closing 8/12). In Seattle (Greenwood).

Burien Actors Theatre: Good Morning, Bill  (closing 8/20). At parks in South King County.  🌳☀️

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.