This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (3/7)

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). Just remember to set your clock ahead to keep up with ’em. 

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Openings & Previews 

Seattle Rep: Sanctuary City  (opened yesterday, closing 3/31). At the Seattle Center.

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

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

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

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.

Village Theatre: The Fantasticks  (previews 3/12-14, opens 3/15, closing 4/21) (followed by Everett run). In Issaquah.



This Week’s Short Runs

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

Shana Pennington-Baird: Broken Wide Open @ West of Lenin  (3/7-10). In Seattle (Fremont).

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).



Closing Soon    

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).

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

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.


Continuing Runs  

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

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

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

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). In Everett.

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

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



On Deck   

Next Week’s Short Runs 

Mark Morris Dance Group: The Look of Love @ Meany Center  (3/14-16). In Seattle (UW main campus).

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater @ Paramount Theatre  (3/15-17). In Downtown Seattle.

Spectrum Dance Theater: Grief @ Seattle Rep  (3/15-16). At the Seattle Center.

Theatre33: The Cherry Orchard (presented in Russian with English subtitles)  (3/15-17). In Bellevue.

Valley Center Stage: Darby O’Gill and the Good People (staged reading)  (3/16). In North Bend.


Next Week’s Openings & Previews 

As If Theatre Company: Colder Than Here  (opens 3/14, closing 3/30). In Kenmore.

Annex Theatre: The Participants!  (preview 3/14, opens 3/15, closing 3/23). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Pacific Northwest Ballet: One Thousand Pieces  (dress rehearsal 3/14, opens 3/15, closing 3/24). At the Seattle Center.

Harlequin Productions: The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) @ Washington Center Black Box  (opens 3/15, closing 3/31). In Olympia.

ACT Contemporary Theatre: Stew  (previews 3/15-20, opens 3/21, 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.