This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (9/27)

The busy season is well underway, with great shows closing this weekend, new openings, and plenty of intriguing short runs. Here’s what’s on this week

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Seattle Rep: The 7 Fingers – Passengers  (opens tonight, closing 10/15). At the Seattle Center.

HEART Repertory Theatre: The Catastrophist @ Sammamish Valley Grange  (opens 9/29, closing 10/8). In Woodinville.

Renton Civic Theatre: Pippin  (opens 9/29, closing 10/14). In Renton.

The 5th Avenue Theatre & ACT Contemporary Theatre: Cambodian Rock Band @ ACT  (previews 9/29-10/4, opens 10/5, closing 11/5). In Downtown Seattle.


Short Runs    

On the Boards: Will Rawls – [siccer]  (9/28-30). In Seattle (Lower Queen Anne).

Washington Ensemble Theatre: reSet (dances on the set of Dream Hou$e)  (9/28-29). In Seattle (Capitol Hill). Read NWT’s review of Dream Hou$e and see the set here.

Alana O. Rogers Dance Company: Reveries and Other Stories @ Erickson Theatre (9/29-10/1). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Theatre Battery: Cricket’s New Dance Show on a Stage of Water (dances on the set of Deep Purple Wiggle)  (9/29). In Kent. Read NWT’s review of Deep Purple Wiggle and see the set here

Puget Sound Puppetry Festival (shows, workshops, and social) @ Carco Theatre and Brewmasters Taproom  (9/29-30). In Renton.

The Triple Door: The Improvised Shakespeare Company  (9/30). In Downtown Seattle.

Airbound Underground: Broho Takes Flight @ The Brotherhood Lounge  (10/1). In Olympia.



Closing Soon

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

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Petite Mort  (closing 10/1). At the Seattle Center. Read NWT’s review here.

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

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


Continuing Runs 

The 5th Avenue Theatre: The Little Mermaid  (closing 10/8). In Downtown Seattle. Read NWT’s review here.

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

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

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

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

eSe Teatro: Two Big Black Bags @ West of Lenin  (closing 10/14). In Seattle (Fremont).

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

Taproot Theatre: Last Drive to Dodge  (closing 10/21). In Seattle (Greenwood).

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

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



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.