This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (3/27)

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). 

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Openings & Previews 

Noveltease Theatre: Sleeping Beauty – a literary burlesque @ Theatre Off Jackson  (opens 3/28, closing 4/6). In Seattle (International District).

SecondStory Repertory Theatre: Merrily We Roll Along  (preview 3/28, opens 3/29, closing 4/21). In Redmond.

Bellingham Theatre Guild: Dinner With Friends  (opens 3/29, closing 4/14). In Bellingham.

Centerstage Theatre: First Date The Musical  (opens 3/29, closing 4/21). In Federal Way (Dash Point).

Broadway Across America: Beetlejuice (touring) @ Paramount Theatre  (opens 4/2, closing 4/7). In Downtown Seattle.



This Week’s Short Runs

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

Cornish College of the Arts: Chess  (3/28-31). In Seattle (Denny).

18th & Union: Spring Shot Festival  (3/28-4/13) (various shows; see schedule here). In Seattle (Central District).

Bandit Theater: First Date (an improv comedy show & real-life date) & Inkprov (an improv comedy show inspired by tattoo artists) @ Here-After  (3/29). In Seattle (Belltown).

Cornish College of the Arts: Terpsichore’s Landing @ Cornish Playhouse – Studio Theatre  (3/29-30). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St).

Bellingham TheatreWorks: New Play Cafe reading series  (3/29-4/7) (various shows; see schedule here). In Bellingham.

Seattle International Dance Festival: SIDF Winter Mini-Fest @ Erickson Theatre  (3/29-4/7) (various shows; see schedule here). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Aspire Repertory Theatre: Jasmine Joshua & Cassi Q Kohl – Let’s Be Here (cabaret)  (3/30-31). In Seattle (Northgate).

Jimbo’s Drag Circus (touring) @ Neptune Theatre  (4/2). In Seattle (U-District).

Manual Cinema: Frankenstein (touring) @ Moore Theatre  (4/3). In Downtown Seattle.


Closing Soon    

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

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Harold and the Purple Crayon – PNB School  (closing 3/30). At the Seattle Center.

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

ACT Contemporary Theatre: Stew  (closing 3/31). In Downtown Seattle.

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.



Continuing Runs  

Enoch City Arts: The Space Pirates of Penzance  (closing 4/6) (extended from 3/30). In Bremerton. Read NWT’s review here.

Dukesbay Productions: Taking Leave  (closing 4/7). In Tacoma.

Harlequin Productions: The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) @ Washington Center Black Box  (closing 4/7) (extended from 3/31). In Olympia.

Seattle Shakespeare Company: The Bed Trick  (closing 4/7). At the Seattle Center. Read NWT’s preview and interview with the playwright here.

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

Seattle Public Theater: The Moors  (closing 4/14). In Seattle (Green Lake). Read NWT’s review here.

Taproot Theatre: How to Write a New Book for the Bible  (closing 4/20). In Seattle (Greenwood).

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).


On Deck   

Next Week’s Short Runs 

Seattle Opera: Taylor Raven & Duke Kim in Recital @ The Opera Center  (4/4). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St).

Cornish College of the Arts: Desdemona’s Child (Blood Cry) @ Cornish Playhouse  (4/4-7). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St).

Bandit Theater: Mad Science & Couples Quiz @ Fremont Abbey  (4/5). In Seattle (Fremont).

The 9th Annual Seattle Boylesque Festival @ Triple Door  (4/5-6). In Downtown Seattle.

Dream #9 @ Shoreline Community College Theater  (4/5-7). In Shoreline.

Valley Center Stage: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (staged reading)  (4/5-7). In North Bend.

Carnival of the Animals @ Meany Center for the Performing Arts  (4/6). In Seattle (UW main campus).

Airbound Underground: The Brotherhood Takes Flight (aerialist show) @ The Brotherhood Lounge  (4/7). In Olympia.

The 5th Avenue Theatre – Rising Star Project: Something’s Afoot  (4/11-13). In Downtown Seattle. Read NWT’s review (of March run) here

University of Puget Sound Theatre Arts: Truth Be Told – Senior Theatre Festival  (4/11-13). In Tacoma.


Next Week’s Openings & Previews 

ArtsWest & Seda Iranian Theatre Ensemble: English  (preview 4/3, opens 4/4, closing 4/28). In West Seattle.

Key City Public Theatre: Gunmetal Blues  (opens 4/4, closing 4/28). In Port Townsend.

Bremerton Community Theatre: Titanic  (opens 4/5, closing 5/5). In Bremerton.

Lakewood Playhouse: Incorruptible  (opens 4/5, closing 4/21). In Lakewood.

The Phoenix Theatre: Death by Design  (opens 4/5, closing 4/28). In Edmonds.

Tacoma Musical Playhouse: Stepping Out  (opens 4/5, closing 4/28). In Tacoma.

Seattle Pacific University Theatre: Silent Sky  (opens 4/11, closing 4/20). In Seattle (Queen Anne north).

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: Justice  (preview 4/11, opens 4/12, closing 4/27). In Langley.


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.