This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (2/14)

There’s plenty to love 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 

Seattle University Theatre: Glengarry Glen Ross  (previews 2/14-15, opens 2/16, closing 2/24). In Seattle (First Hill).

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).



This Week’s Short Runs

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

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.

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.


Closing Soon    

Annex Theatre: Tenderness  (closing 2/17). In Seattle (Capitol Hill). See NWT’s interview with playwright Nelle Tankus here.

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

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

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

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



Continuing Runs  

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

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

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

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

Taproot Theatre: The Book of Will  (closing 2/24). In Seattle (Greenwood). See NWT’s review here.

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: Sleuth  (closing 2/24). In Langley.

ArtsWest: Born With Teeth  (closing 2/25). In West Seattle. See NWT’s review here.

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

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

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

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). See NWT’s review here.

Burien Actors Theatre: Trouble in Mind  (closing 3/3). In Burien.

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

The Stay Up Late Show: Fried Green Beaches – A Comedy About a Couple of Gal Pals @ Theatre Off Jackson  (2/22-24). In Seattle (International District).

Seattle Opera: Opera Talk – The Making of X  (2/23). At the Seattle Center.

Triple Door: Lisa Koch Big Ass Birthday Bash  (2/23). In Downtown Seattle.

Edmonds Center for the Arts: Edmonds Comedy Night  (2/23-24). In Edmonds.

Pratidhwani: Ballabhpur Ki Roopkatha (presented in Hindi) @ Bellevue Youth Theatre  (2/23-25). In Bellevue.

Rainy Day Artistic Collective: Let’s Get Digital: A Virtual One-Act Festival (livestream)  (2/23-25). Online only.

Auburn Symphony Orchestra: Lights, Camera, Action – Music from epic adventure films @ Federal Way Performing Arts & Event Center  (2/24). In Federal Way.

Northwest Playwrights Alliance: Center Salon @ Washington Center  (2/24). In Olympia.


Next Week’s Openings & Previews 

Seattle Children’s Theatre: Luchadora!  (preview 2/22, opens 2/23, closing 3/17). At the Seattle Center.

Thalia’s Umbrella: Memoirs of a Forgotten Man  (preview 2/22, opens 2/23, closing 3/9). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Olympia Family Theater: Barney Carey Gets His Wings  (opens 2/23, closing 3/17). In Olympia.

Port Angeles Community Players: Lion in Winter  (opens 2/23, closing 3/10). In Port Angeles.

Stage West Community Theatre: Don Quixote de la Center  (opens 2/23, closing 3/3). In Ocean Shores.

Tacoma Musical Playhouse: Jersey Boys  (opens 2/23, closing 3/17). In Tacoma.

University of Puget Sound Theatre Arts: Measure for Measure  (opens 2/23, closing 3/2). In Tacoma.

Seattle Opera: X – The Life and Times of Malcolm X  (opens 2/24, closing 3/9). At the Seattle Center.

Village Theatre: Becoming Dr. Ruth  (opens 2/24, closing 3/17; follows Issaquah run). In Everett.


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.