This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (2/7)

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 an early look at the week after, too). 

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Openings & Previews 

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

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

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).



This 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.

Justin Huertas and Kiki deLohr: Heartsongs feat. Tyler Rogers and Sarah Russell @ Here-After  (2/13). In Seattle (Belltown).

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.



Closing Soon    

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

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

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

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

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

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Swan Lake  (closing 2/11). At the Seattle Center.

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

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

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



Continuing Runs  

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).

ArtsWest: Born With Teeth  (closing 2/25). In West Seattle.

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

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

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

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

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

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



On Deck   

Next Week’s Short Runs

Circa @ Meany Center for the Performing Arts  (2/15-17). In Seattle (UW main campus).

Yun Theatre: Young People Social Death Archive @ Theatre Off Jackson  (2/16-18). In Seattle (International District).

Azúcar – Latine Cabaret @ Cryptatropa Bar  (2/17). In Olympia.

Olympic Ballet Theatre: Debuts @ Edmonds Center for the Arts  (2/17-18). In Edmonds.

Penguin Productions: Animal Farm @ U-Heights  (2/17-18). In Seattle (U-District).

Faeble Kievman: Get a Grip @ 12th Ave Arts  (2/20). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Stomp (touring) @ Washington Center for the Arts  (2/20-21). In Olympia.

Kyle Abraham: A.I.M (co-presented by On the Boards and Seattle Theatre Group) @ Moore Theatre  (2/21). In Downtown Seattle.


Next Week’s Openings & Previews 

Dare to Dance Seattle: Unstoppable: A Queer Dancical @ Broadway Performance Hall  (opens 2/16, closing 3/3). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Renton Civic Theatre: Plaza Suite  (opens 2/16, closing 3/2). In Renton.

Theatre33: Lip Service  (opens 2/16, closing 2/25). In Bellevue.

Valley Center Stage: Shakespeare in Love  (opens 2/16, closing 3/3). In North Bend.

Centerstage Theatre: Last of the Dragons – Theatre for Young Audiences  (opens 2/17, closing 2/25). In Federal Way (Dash Point).


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.