This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (2/22)

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. 

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Openings & Previews 

Original Theatre Black Dog: The Importance of Being Earnest @ ​Issaquah Train Depot Museum  (preview tonight, opens 2/23, closing 3/10). In Issaquah.

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

Thalia’s Umbrella: Memoirs of a Forgotten Man  (preview tonight, 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.



This 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.

Rain City Projects: Manifesto – 10 to Places book launch party @ Seattle Public Theater  (2/24, matinee only). In Seattle (Green Lake).

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.



Closing Soon    

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).

Seattle University Theatre: Glengarry Glen Ross  (closing 2/24). In Seattle (First Hill).

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.

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

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.

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



Continuing Runs  

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

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).

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

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

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

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



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.