This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (9/20)

The busy season is well underway, with lots of shows closing this weekend already and plenty more opening. Here’s what’s on this week

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Taproot Theatre: Last Drive to Dodge  (previews 9/20-21, opens 9/22, closing 10/21). In Seattle (Greenwood).

Can Can Culinary Cabaret: Hitchcock Hotel  (opens 9/21, closing 11/12). In Seattle (Pike Place Market). See NWT’s review of last year’s production here.

eSe Teatro: Two Big Black Bags @ West of Lenin  (preview 9/21, opens 9/22, closing 10/14). In Seattle (Fremont).

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Petite Mort  (dress rehearsal 9/21, opens 9/22, closing 10/1). At the Seattle Center.

Seattle Children’s Theatre: Dog Man – The Musical  (preview 9/21, opens 9/22, closing 10/22). At the Seattle Center.

Bellingham Theatre Guild: Hedwig and the Angry Inch  (opens 9/22, closing 10/8). In Bellingham.

Lakewood Playhouse: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]  (opens 9/22, closing 10/8). In Lakewood.

Seattle Rep: The 7 Fingers – Passengers  (previews 9/22-26, opens 9/27, closing 10/15). At the Seattle Center.

Pratidhwani: Thrice – Three Solo Performances by Indian Women @ Taproot studio theatre  (opens 9/23, closing 10/1). In Seattle (Greenwood).



Short Runs    

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

Seda Iranian Theatre Ensemble: The Forgotten History of Mastaneh – co-production @ Seattle Public Theater  (9/22-24). In Seattle (Green Lake). Read NWT’s review of earlier run here.

What the Funk?! – An All BIPOC Burlesque Festival @ The Triple Door  (9/24-26). In Downtown Seattle.


Closing Soon

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.



Continuing Runs 

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 5th Avenue Theatre: The Little Mermaid  (closing 10/8). In Downtown Seattle.

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

Tacoma Musical Playhouse: Cabaret  (closing 10/8). In Tacoma.

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


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.