This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (3/13)

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). Remember to celebrate March 14 (3.14) with an extra slice of pi(e) while you’re at it. 

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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.

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

ACT Contemporary Theatre: Stew  (previews 3/15-20, opens 3/21, closing 3/31). In Downtown Seattle.



This Week’s Short Runs

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

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: Whidbey Repertory Festival weekend 2 (co-production with Island Shakespeare Festival)  (3/14-17) (various shows; see schedule here). In Langley.

Bandit Theater: The Hot Hot Suggie Show @ 18th & Union  (3/15). In Seattle (Central District).

Bandit Theater: Star Clash – The Final Showdown @ 18th & Union  (3/15). In Seattle (Central District).

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

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

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

Bandit Theater: Tacoma Bandits @ Tacoma Arts Community Center  (3/16). In Tacoma.

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


Closing Soon    

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

Edmonds Driftwood Players: Ada and the Engine  (closing 3/17). In Edmonds. Read NWT’s review here.

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.

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

Shoreline Community College Theater: The Crucible  (closing 3/17). In Shoreline.

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.


Continuing Runs  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


On Deck   

Next Week’s Short Runs 

Menopause The Musical 2: Cruising Through “The Change” (touring) @ Tacoma Arts Live – Pantages Theater  (3/21). In Tacoma.

Annie Saunders & Becca Wolff: Our Country @ On the Boards  (3/21-23). In Seattle (Lower Queen Anne).

Moisture Festival @ Broadway Performance Hall  (3/21-4/14) (various shows; see schedule here). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Slowdanger: Supercell @ Velocity Dance Center – 12th Avenue Arts  (3/21-24). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Bandit Theater: The Reader @ The Rendezvous  (3/22). In Downtown Seattle.

Old AF – An Improv Show for the Young at Heart @ 18th & Union  (3/22). In Seattle (Central District).

Panel Jumper Live @ West of Lenin  (3/22). In Seattle (Fremont).

Vashon Repertory Theatre: Kissing the Joy as It Flies – The Wit and Wisdom of Brian Doyle @ Vashon Center for the Arts  (3/22-24). On Vashon Island.

Radical System Art @ Edmonds Center for the Arts  (3/23). In Edmonds.

Seattle Public Theater: Youth Voices – Youth Cohort Public Reading  (3/25). In Seattle (Green Lake).


Next Week’s Openings & Previews 

Seattle Shakespeare Company: The Bed Trick  (previews 3/20-21, opens 3/22, closing 4/7). At the Seattle Center.

Seattle Public Theater: The Moors  (preview 3/20, opens 3/22, closing 4/14). In Seattle (Green Lake).

Taproot Theatre: How to Write a New Book for the Bible  (previews 3/20-21, opens 3/22, closing 4/20). In Seattle (Greenwood).

Dacha Theatre: The Master and Margarita @ 12th Avenue Arts  (opens 3/22, closing 4/13). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Dukesbay Productions: Taking Leave  (opens 3/22, closing 4/7). In Tacoma.

Woodland Park Players: My Fair Lady @ Shoreline Community College Theater  (opens 3/22, closing 3/30). In Shoreline.

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Harold and the Purple Crayon – PNB School  (opens 3/23, closing 3/30). 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.