This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (3/21)

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 

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

Seattle Shakespeare Company: The Bed Trick  (previews 3/20-21, opens 3/22, closing 4/7). At the Seattle Center. Read NWT’s preview and interview with the playwright here.

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.



This Week’s Short Runs

First Draft Night (sketch comedy) @ 18th & Union  (3/21). In Seattle (Central District).

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).

As If Theatre Company: Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down (reading)  (3/26). In Kenmore.  


Closing Soon    

Annex Theatre: The Participants!  (closing 3/23). In Seattle (Capitol Hill) and online via livestream. Read NWT’s review here.

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. Read NWT’s review here.

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.

Pacific Northwest Ballet: One Thousand Pieces  (closing 3/24). At the Seattle Center. Read NWT’s review here



Continuing Runs  

As If Theatre Company: Colder Than Here  (closing 3/30). In Kenmore. Read NWT’s review here

Enoch City Arts: The Space Pirates of Penzance  (closing 3/30). In Bremerton. Read NWT’s review here.

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

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.

Village Theatre: The Fantasticks  (closing 4/21) (followed by Everett run). In Issaquah.

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


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.