This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (1/17)

The stages heat up this weekend, with plenty of shows opening and short runs to catch while they last. Here’s what’s on this week. 

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University of Washington Drama: A Thick Description of Harry Smith (Vol. 1) @ Jones Playhouse  (in previews, opens 1/19, closing 1/28). In Seattle (U-District).

Village Theatre: Becoming Dr. Ruth  (in previews, opens 1/19, closing 2/18, followed by Everett run). In Issaquah.

Triple Door: Bohemia  (opens 1/18, closing 1/28). In Downtown Seattle.

Bellingham TheatreWorks: The Flick  (opens 1/19, closing 1/28). In Bellingham.

Cascade Community Theatre: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang @ Wagner Performing Arts Center  (opens 1/19, closing 1/27). In Monroe.

Evergreen Playhouse: Almost, Maine  (opens 1/19, closing 2/4). In Centralia.

Harlequin Productions: Deathtrap  (opens 1/19, closing 2/11) . In Olympia.

Oroki Productions: Alice in Shadowland: A Circus Show @ 12th Ave Arts  (opens 1/19, closing 1/28). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts: Shakespeare’s R&J  (opens 1/19, closing 2/4). In Marysville.

Seattle Rep: Quixote Nuevo  (previews 1/19-23, opens 1/24, closing 2/11). At the Seattle Center.



Short Runs   

18th & Union: XXX Island  (1/18-20). In Seattle (Central District).

Northwest Original Works Theatre: Good Water @ Theatre Off Jackson  (1/18-20). In Seattle (International District).

On the Boards: Peggy Piacenza – The Forever Project  (1/18-21). In Seattle (Lower Queen Anne). Note: all performances are listed as sold out; wait list may be available.

University of Washington Dance: UW Dance Presents @ Meany Studio Theatre  (1/18-21). In Seattle (UW main campus).

Bandit Theater: The Reader @ The Rendezvous  (1/19). In Seattle (Belltown).

Drunken Owl Theatre: Marine Mammals and Their Mythical Mates @ Jules Maes Saloon  (1/19-21). In Seattle (Georgetown).

The 5th Avenue Theatre: Sound of Music Sing-a-Long  (1/20-21). In Downtown Seattle.

Island Theatre: 2 Across – A Comedy of Crosswords and Romance (staged reading) @ Bainbridge Public Library  (1/20-21). On Bainbridge Island.

Seattle Opera: Bravo – Laser Opera @ Pacific Science Center  (1/20). At the Seattle Center.


Continuing Runs  

Saltfire Theatre: Twelfth Night @ Fort Worden  (closing 1/28) (extended from 1/21). In Port Townsend.

Seattle Shakespeare Company: The Comedy of Errors  (closing 1/28). At the Seattle Center.

SecondStory Repertory Theatre: God of Carnage  (closing 1/28). In Redmond.

Village Theatre: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical  (closing 2/4). In Everett.

Can Can Culinary Cabaret: House of Hearts  (closing 3/3). In Seattle (Pike Place Market).

Teatro ZinZanni: Residency @ Lotte Hotel  (closing 3/31). In Downtown Seattle.


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 2024 shows, updated frequently as season lineups are announced.

Chase D. Anderson is Editor & Producer of NWTheatre.org.