This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (4/3)

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 

Broadway Across America: Beetlejuice (touring) @ Paramount Theatre  (opened last night, closing 4/7). In Downtown Seattle. Read NWT’s review here.

ArtsWest & Seda Iranian Theatre Ensemble: English  (preview tonight, 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.




This Week’s Short Runs

Manual Cinema: Frankenstein (touring) @ Moore Theatre  (tonight only). In Downtown Seattle.

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

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

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

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

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.




Closing Soon    

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

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

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.


Continuing Runs  

Dacha Theatre: The Master and Margarita @ 12th Avenue Arts  (closing 4/13). In Seattle (Capitol Hill). Read NWT’s review here.

Bellingham Theatre Guild: Dinner With Friends  (closing 4/14). In Bellingham.

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).

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

SecondStory Repertory Theatre: Merrily We Roll Along  (closing 4/21). In Redmond.

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 

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.

Centrifuge: Science news meets science fiction @ Theatre Off Jackson  (4/12-13). In Seattle (International District).

Bhama Roget: Mother Nature @ Bainbridge Performing Arts  (4/12-14). On Bainbridge Island.

Olympia Family Theater: Tales Told in 10 – A 24-Hour Play Festival  (4/13-14). In Olympia.

Washington Ensemble Theatre: reSET @ 12th Avenue Arts  (4/16-17). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

All Things Equal: The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (touring) @ various locations  (4/17-21). In Edmonds (Edmonds Center for the Arts, 4/17); Bellingham (Mount Baker Theatre, 4/20); and Bremerton (Admiral Theatre, 4/21).

Cornish College of the Arts: New Works Festival Part 2 – The Lore Project & The Only Choice to Be Had  (4/18-21). In Seattle (Denny).

Queen City Theatre: Mercury @ Theatre Off Jackson  (4/18-21). In Seattle (International District).

Cornish Dance Theatre @ Cornish Playhouse  (4/19-20). At the Seattle Center (Mercer St).


Next Week’s Openings & Previews 

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

Pacific Northwest Ballet: The Seasons’ Canon  (dress rehearsal 4/11, opens 4/12, closing 4/21). At the Seattle Center.

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: Justice  (preview 4/11, opens 4/12, closing 4/27). (Washington State Supreme Court Justices Bobbe Bridge (retired) and Mary Yu will speak following the 4/21 matinee.) In Langley.

Ballyhoo Theatre: The Lightning Thief – The Percy Jackson Musical @ Edmonds College Black Box  (opens 4/12, closing 4/21). In Lynnwood.

Blue Hour Theatre Group: Plague Master @ West of Lenin  (opens 4/12, closing 4/27). In Seattle (Fremont).

Burien Actors Theatre: Red @ Kennedy Catholic High School  (opens 4/12, closing 5/12). In Burien.

Evergreen Playhouse: Noises Off  (opens 4/12, closing 4/28). In Centralia.

Port Gamble Theater: On Golden Pond  (opens 4/12, closing 4/28). In Port Gamble.

Rainy Day Artistic Collective: The Triangle Factory Fire Project @ TPS Theatre4  (opens 4/12, closing 4/21). At the Seattle Center.

Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts: Into the Breeches  (opens 4/12, closing 4/28). In Marysville.

Renton Civic Theatre: Rope  (opens 4/12, closing 4/27). In Renton.

Seattle Rep: Fat Ham  (previews 4/12-16, opens 4/17, closing 5/12). 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.