This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (8/16)

Great shows continue, including the last wave of this summer’s outdoor shows. Here’s what’s on this week

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


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Yun Theatre: In Between – A Collection of Short Plays @ Center Theatre  (opens 8/17, closing 8/27). At the Seattle Center.

Tacoma Arts Live – Regional Theater Program: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – an immersive production @ Tacoma Armory  (opens 8/17, closing 9/3). In Tacoma.

Acts on Stage – Teen Summer Musical: Dream! @ Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute  (opens 8/18, closing 8/27). In Seattle (Central District).

Village Theatre Kidstage: Guys and Dolls  (opens 8/18, closing 8/27). In Everett.





Short Runs


Whim W’Him: Pop-Up Dance Performances @ Ballard Commons Park @ various parks  (thru 8/23). In Seattle; see schedule here.  🌳☀️

18th & Union: Animal Saints and Animal Sinners – Going in Circles  (8/17-18). In Seattle (Central District).

Island Theatre: Ten-Minute Play Festival – Taboo @ Bainbridge High School Theater  (8/17-19). On Bainbridge Island.

Saltfire Theatre: The Taming of the Shrew @ Fort Worden State Park  (8/17-20). In Port Townsend.  🌳☀️

String & Shadow Puppet Theater: Ship of Fools – A Giant Puppet Odyssey @ various parks. In Port Angeles (8/17), Chimacum (8/18-19), and Deception Pass (8/20); see schedule here.  🌳☀️

Noveltease Theatre: Rhythm & Rhyme cabaret series – Troubadours @ Oddfellows Hall  (8/18). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

StoneDance: Wander/Wonder – a sculptured dance experience @ Price Sculpture Forest  (8/19, matinee only). In Coupeville.  🌳☀️ 

Yun Theatre: In Between (staged reading of additional short plays) @ Center Theatre  (8/19, matinee only). At the Seattle Center.

Key City Public Theatre: Sips & Scripts – 10-Minute Plays With a Twist  (8/19-20). In Port Townsend.

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: The Radical Act of Dance – Parmida Ziaei and Helen Roundhill  (8/23). In Langley.



Closing Soon


Taproot Theatre: The Hello Girls  (closing 8/19). In Seattle (Greenwood).

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

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

Seattle Opera: Das Rheingold  (closing 8/20). At the Seattle Center.





Continuing Runs 


SecondStory Repertory Theatre: Dancing at Lughnasa  (closing 8/27). In Redmond.

Can Can Culinary Cabaret: Crimson and Clover  (closing 9/17). In Seattle (Pike Place Market).

Seattle Public Theater: Titanish  (closing 9/17). Co-produced with Marxiano Productions. In Seattle (Green Lake).


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.