This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (1/31)

There’s plenty to see this weekend, with lots of shows opening and short runs to catch while they last. Here’s what’s on this week (and, new this week, a preview of the following week as well). 

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Openings & Previews 

ArtsWest: Born With Teeth  (preview tonight, opens 2/1, closing 2/25). In West Seattle.

Seattle Public Theater: Once More, Just for You  (preview tonight, opens 2/2, closing 2/25). In Seattle (Green Lake).

Key City Public Theatre: Living IncogNegro  (opens 2/1, closing 2/11). In Port Townsend.

Seattle Pacific University Theatre: The Old Man and the Old Moon  (opens 2/1, closing 2/10). In Seattle (Queen Anne north).

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Swan Lake  (dress rehearsal 2/1, opens 2/2, closing 2/11). At the Seattle Center.

Bremerton Community Theatre: Crimes of the Heart  (opens 2/2, closing 2/25). In Bremerton.

Jewel Box Theatre: The Addams Family – A New Musical  (opens 2/2, closing 3/3). In Poulsbo.

The Phoenix Theatre: The Lady Demands Satisfaction  (opens 2/2, closing 2/25). In Edmonds.

ACT Contemporary Theatre: A Case for the Existence of God  (previews 2/2-7, opens 2/8, closing 2/18). In Downtown Seattle.

Showtunes Theatre Company: Sunset Boulevard @ Cornish Playhouse  (opens 2/3, closing 2/11). At the Seattle Center.

Intiman Theatre and The Seagull Project: The Lower Depths @ Erickson Theatre  (previews 2/6-7, opens 2/8, closing 2/24). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).



This Week’s Short Runs

Jaha Koo: The History of Korean Western Theatre @ On the Boards  (2/1-3). In Seattle (Lower Queen Anne).

Seattle Shakespeare Company: Henry V Bar(d)  (2/1-3). At the Seattle Center.

Jenny Peterson and Kaitlin McCarthy: Drive Wolves Mad @ Yaw Theater  (2/2-4). In Seattle (Georgetown).

Bandit Theater: Swipe Right and Mad Science (comedy) @ Fremont Abbey  (2/3). In Seattle (Fremont).

Rainy Day Artistic Collective: Valentine’s Day Monologue Showcase (livestream)  (2/3). Online only.

The Brotherhood Lounge: The Brotherhood Takes Flight (aerialists)  (2/4). In Olympia.



Closing Soon    

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

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

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


Continuing Runs  

Seattle Rep: Quixote Nuevo  (closing 2/11). At the Seattle Center.

Bellingham Theatre Guild: Twilight Bowl  (closing 2/11). In Bellingham.

Harlequin Productions: Deathtrap  (closing 2/11) . In Olympia.

Olympia Little Theatre: Love, Sex and the IRS  (closing 2/11). In Olympia.

Tacoma Little Theatre: A Doll’s House, Part 2  (closing 2/11). In Tacoma.

Centerstage Theatre: Spider’s Web  (closing 2/17). In Federal Way.

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

Taproot Theatre: The Book of Will  (closing 2/24). In Seattle (Greenwood).

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.



On Deck   

Next Week’s Short Runs

Seattle Opera and Town Hall Seattle: The Life and Legacy of Malcolm X – A Conversation with Tamara Payne @ Town Hall Seattle  (2/7). In Seattle (First Hill).

Bandit Theater: The Couples Quiz and Understudies @ Fremont Abbey  (2/9). In Seattle (Fremont).

School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA): Madame Mars’ Mystic Society – A Mardi Gras Spectacular @ Emerald City Trapeze Arts  (2/9-10). In Seattle (SoDo).

Tacoma Opera: Streetcar Named Desire @ Federal Way Performing Arts & Event Center  (2/9-11). In Federal Way.

Velocity Dance Center: Bridge Project 2024 @ Base  (2/9-10). In Seattle (Georgetown).

The Atomic Bombshells: J’Adore @ Triple Door  (2/9-14). In Downtown Seattle.

Paula Poundstone (touring) @ Vashon Center for the Arts  (2/9-10). On Vashon Island.

Seattle Rep: The Things Around Us  (2/9-11). At the Seattle Center.

Theatre33: The Addams Family  (2/9-11). In Bellevue.

Vashon Repertory Theatre: Still in Love With You – The Hank and Audrey Williams Story @ Northend Grange  (2/9-11). On Vashon Island.

The 14/48 Projects: Black Heart – Bitter/Sweet Plays of 14/48 @ Center Theatre (short plays and wine pairings)  (2/14). At the Seattle Center.



Next Week’s Openings & Previews 

Jet City Improv: Selling Seattle @ West of Lenin  (opens 2/8, closing 2/24). In Seattle (Fremont).

Annex Theatre: Tenderness  (preview 2/8, opens 2/9, closing 2/17). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: Sleuth  (preview 2/8, opens 2/9, closing 2/24). In Langley.

Acrobatic Conundrum: Threads @ 12th Avenue Arts  (opens 2/9, closing 2/24). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Burien Actors Theatre: Trouble in Mind  (opens 2/9, closing 3/3). In Burien.

HEART Repertory Theatre: Constellations @ Sammamish Valley Grange  (opens 2/9, closing 2/25). In Woodinville.

Jerboa Dance Company: Fractured @ Yaw Theater  (opens 2/9, closing 2/17). In Seattle (Georgetown).

Lakewood Playhouse: The Giver  (opens 2/9, closing 2/25). In Lakewood.

MAP Theatre: Blood Countess  (opens 2/9, closing 2/24). In Seattle (Central District).


The Roundup is a weekly 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.