This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (10/4)

The fall season is well underway, with plenty of openings, some spooky-season offerings, and plenty of intriguing short runs. Here’s what’s on this week

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

Jet City Improv: Emerald City Slasher @ West of Lenin  (opens 10/5, closing 10/28). In Seattle (Fremont).

Bremerton Community Theatre: The Turn of the Screw  (opens 10/6, closing 10/15). In Bremerton.

ManeStage Theatre: Seussical The Musical  (opens 10/6, closing 10/22). In Puyallup.

Olympia Family Theater: The Lightning Thief – The Percy Jackson Musical  (opens 10/6, closing 10/29). In Olympia.

The Phoenix Theatre: Calendar Girls  (opens 10/6, closing 10/29). In Edmonds.

Port Angeles Community Players: To the Moon  (opens 10/6, closing 10/15). In Port Angeles.

Port Gamble Theater: Murder on the Nile  (opens 10/6, closing 10/22). In Port Gamble.

Valley Center Stage: Blithe Spirit  (opens 10/6, closing 10/22). In North Bend.

Seattle Public Theater: Macbeth – A Rock Musical (co-production with Macha Theatre Works)  (previews 10/11-12, opens 10/13, closing 11/5). In Seattle (Green Lake).



Short Runs    

Seattle Theatre Group: Derek Hough – Symphony of Dance @ The Paramount Theatre  (10/4). In Downtown Seattle.

New Prospect Theatre: Sugar Does Broadway  (10/5-8). In Bellingham.

Noveltease Theatre: A Metamodern Prometheus @ Theatre Off Jackson  (10/5-7). In Seattle (International District).

On the Boards: Black Collectivity – To Gather (featuring Maurya Kerr, Akoiya Harris, Symone Sanz, and Cipher Goings + Benjamin Hunter)  (10/5-7). In Seattle (Lower Queen Anne).

Velocity Dance Center: Amy O’Neal – The Hybrid Lab: Conversations in Merging Dance Cultures  (10/5-7). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Tacoma City Ballet & Tacoma Opera: Carmen @ Pantages Theater  (10/6-8). In Tacoma.

Velocity Dance Center: Alyza DelPan-Monley: That’s a Handful!  (10/11-14). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).


Closing Soon

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.

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

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

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



Continuing Runs 

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

Renton Civic Theatre: Pippin  (closing 10/14). In Renton.

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

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.