This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (2/29)

There’s plenty to leap for 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 

Acts on Stage: KingX – The Meeting  (opens 3/1, closing 3/10). In White Center.

Edmonds Driftwood Players: Ada and the Engine  (opens 3/1, closing 3/17). In Edmonds.

Evergreen Playhouse: Nunsense  (opens 3/1, closing 3/17). In Centralia.

ManeStage Theatre: All Shook Up  (opens 3/1, closing 3/17). In Puyallup.

Theatre33: The Cherry Orchard (presented in Russian with English subtitles)  (opens 3/1, closing 3/17). In Bellevue.

Western Washington Center for the Arts: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales  (opens 3/1, closing 3/17). In Port Orchard.

Seattle Rep: Sanctuary City  (previews 3/1-5, opens 3/6, closing 3/31). At the Seattle Center.

The 5th Avenue Theatre: Something’s Afoot  (previews 3/1-7, opens 3/8, closing 3/24). In Downtown Seattle.

University of Washington Drama: Vanity Fair @ Jones Playhouse  (previews 3/2-5, opens 3/7, closing 3/16). In Seattle (U-District).



This Week’s Short Runs

Seattle Opera: The Human Family Recital @ Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute  (2/29). In Seattle (Central District).

University of Washington: Dance Majors Concert @ Meany Studio Theatre  (2/29-3/3). In Seattle (UW main campus).

Edmonds Center for the Arts: We Speak (feat. Anastacia-Reneé)  (3/1). In Edmonds.

Seattle Symphony: An Evening With Sharon Nyree Williams  (3/1). In Downtown Seattle.

The 14/48 Projects: 14/48 – The World’s Quickest Theater Festival (group 1) @ Center Theatre  (3/1-2). At the Seattle Center.

Cornish College of the Arts: Dance Capstone Concert @ Cornish Playhouse  (3/1-2). At the Seattle Center.

18th & Union: Everything’s Fine Tonight Live  (3/2). In Seattle (Central District).

Batsheva Dance Company: MOMO @ Paramount Theatre  (3/2). In Downtown Seattle.

Copious Love: Plays on Tap: Con-Veiled (reading) @ Jules Maes Saloon  (3/5). In Seattle (Georgetown).


Closing Soon    

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

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

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.

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

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



Continuing Runs  

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

Thalia’s Umbrella: Memoirs of a Forgotten Man  (closing 3/9). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

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

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

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

Seattle Children’s Theatre: Luchadora!  (closing 3/17). At the Seattle Center.

Tacoma Musical Playhouse: Jersey Boys  (closing 3/17). In Tacoma.

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

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



On Deck   

Next Week’s Short Runs

Cornish College of the Arts: New Works Festival Part 1: 5×5  (3/6-9). In Seattle (Denny).

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: Whidbey Repertory Festival (co-production with Island Shakespeare Festival)  (3/7-17) (various shows; see schedule here). In Langley.

Bandit Theater: Swipe Right and Mad Science @ Here-After  (3/8). In Seattle (Belltown).

The 14/48 Projects: 14/48 – The World’s Quickest Theater Festival (group 2) @ Center Theatre  (3/8-9). At the Seattle Center.

ACT Contemporary Theatre: The Sunless Scar – Young Core Company  (3/8-10). In Downtown Seattle.

The Seattle Project & Velocity Dance Center: Here Because @ 12th Avenue Arts  (3/8-9). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Bandit Theater: The Couples Quiz and Star Clash @ 18th & Union  (3/9). In Seattle (Central District).

Aspire Repertory Theatre: John David Scott – You Wonderful Softshoe (cabaret)  (3/9-10). In Seattle (Northgate).

Benita Bike: DanceArt @ Erickson Theatre  (3/9-10). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Dancepalooza @ Broadway Performance Hall  (3/9-10). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).


Next Week’s Openings & Previews 

Can Can Culinary Cabaret: Noir  (opens 3/7, closing 5/26). In Seattle (Pike Place Market).

Bainbridge Performing Arts: The Book of Will  (opens 3/8, closing 3/24). On Bainbridge Island.

Enoch City Arts: The Space Pirates of Penzance  (opens 3/8, closing 3/30). In Bremerton.

Olympia Little Theatre: 84 Charing Cross Road  (opens 3/8, closing 3/24). In Olympia.

Reboot Theatre: Anyone Can Whistle @ Theatre Off Jackson  (opens 3/8, closing 3/23). In Seattle (International District).

Tacoma Little Theatre: Rent (opens 3/8, closing 3/31). In Tacoma.

Seattle Opera: Rootabaga Country – Youth Opera Project  (opens 3/8, closing 3/17). At the Seattle Center.


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.