This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (9/13)

The big fall rush is underway, with plenty of musicals, comedies, and more to see. Here’s what’s on this week

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Broadway at The Paramount: Tina – The Tina Turner Musical  (opened yesterday, closing 9/17). In Downtown Seattle. Read NWT’s review here.

The 5th Avenue Theatre: The Little Mermaid  (in previews, opens 9/15, closing 10/8). In Downtown Seattle.

Village Theatre: Sherwood – The Adventures of Robin Hood (previews 9/13-14, opens 9/15, closing 10/15, followed by Everett run). In Issaquah.

Edmonds Driftwood Players: Murder on the Orient Express  (opens 9/15, closing 10/8). In Edmonds.

Tacoma Musical Playhouse: Cabaret  (opens 9/15, closing 10/8). In Tacoma.



Short Runs    

Showtunes: A Little Night Music – The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber @ Cornish Playhouse  (9/16-17). At the Seattle Center.

Jet City Improv: The Junction Comedy Show @ ArtsWest  (9/17). In West Seattle.

Rheanna Atendido & Justin Huertas: Halo Halo @ Here-After (Crocodile)  (9/19). In Seattle (Belltown).

Velocity Dance Center: Show of Hands @ Cafe Racer  (9/20). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).


Closing Soon

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).

Whim W’Him: New Creations by Hannah Garner, Dava Huesca & Ana Maria Lucaciu @ Erickson Theatre  (through 9/16) and Vashon Center for the Arts  (9/19). In Seattle (Capitol Hill) & Vashon Island.



Continuing Runs 

The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest: The Laramie Project – Ten Years Later @ Dukesbay Theater  (closing 9/23). In Tacoma.

Harlequin Productions: The Revolutionists  (closing 9/23). In Olympia.

Reboot Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher @ Theatre Off Jackson  (closing 9/23). In Seattle (International District).

Bremerton Community Theatre: Sleuth  (closing 9/24). In Bremerton.

Jewel Box Theatre: The Savannah Sipping Society  (closing 9/24). In Poulsbo.

Olympia Little Theatre: Death by Design  (closing 9/24). In Olympia.

Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts: Something Rotten!  (closing 9/24). In Marysville.

Tacoma Little Theatre: The Play That Goes Wrong  (closing 9/24). In Tacoma.

Washington Ensemble Theatre: Dream Hou$e  (closing 9/25). In Seattle (Capitol Hill). Read NWT’s review here.

Sound Theatre Company: Autocorrect Thinks I’m Dead @ 12th Avenue Arts  (closing 9/30). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

ArtsWest: Matt & Ben  (closing 10/1). In West Seattle. Read NWT’s review here.

Western Washington Center for the Arts: Freaky Friday  (closing 10/1). In Port Orchard.


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.