This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (4/24)

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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Spotlight  🔦

If you can only see one thing this weekend, consider these:

Closing weekend of the sold-out (there’s hope from the wait list) English at ArtsWest, co-produced with Seda Iranian Theatre Ensemble, through 4/28 (see NWT’s review here);

The final performances of Grand Kyiv Ballet’s first U.S. tour, performing the ghostly ballet Giselle in Federal Way (4/28), Edmonds (4/30), Arlington (5/2), and Tacoma (5/3) (see NWT’s preview here); or

The “it only happens once a year” sensory-friendly performance from Broadway at the Paramount, this time for Aladdin (4/27 matinee).

All three are unique runs that should appeal to wide audiences, and all three close this weekend.


Openings & Previews 

Broadway Across America: Aladdin (touring) @ The Paramount Theatre  (opens tonight, closing 4/28). In Downtown Seattle.

ReAct Theatre: Letters of Suresh @ 12th Avenue Arts  (opens tonight, closing 5/12). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Seattle Shakespeare Company: Romeo and Juliet  (previews 4/24-25, opens 4/26, closing 5/12). At the Seattle Center.

Bainbridge Performing Arts: Cabaret  (preview 4/25, opens 4/26, closing 5/12). On Bainbridge Island.

Seattle Children’s Theatre: A Tale of Peter Rabbit  (preview 4/25, opens 4/26, closing 5/19). At the Seattle Center.

ManeStage Theatre: Steel Magnolias (opens 4/26, closing 5/12). In Puyallup.

Tacoma Little Theatre: Almost, Maine  (opens 4/26, closing 5/12). In Tacoma.

Washington Ensemble Theatre: Scrambling the Goose  (opens 4/26, closing 5/13). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Western Washington Center for the Arts: The Wedding Singer  (opens 4/26, closing 5/19). In Port Orchard.

ACT Contemporary Theatre: The Lehman Trilogy  (previews 4/26-5/1, opens 5/2, closing 5/12). In Downtown Seattle.

Village Theatre: The Fantasticks  (opens 4/27 following Issaquah run, closing 5/19). In Everett.

Intiman Theatre: The Lion Tells His Tale  (opens 5/1, closing 5/5). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).



This Week’s Short Runs

Upper Left Comedy Festival @ Here-After and The Rendezvous  (4/25-27). In Seattle (Belltown).

Rootin’ Tootin’ Queer Cowboy Cabaret @ Theatre Off Jackson  (4/26-27). In Seattle (International District).

Bandit Theater: Tacoma Bandits – improv comedy @ Tacoma Arts Community Center  (4/27). In Tacoma.

Ludlow Village Players: Disorderly Conduct – improv comedy  (4/27). In Port Ludlow.

Grand Kyiv Ballet: Giselle (touring)  @ Federal Way Performing Arts Center (4/28); Edmonds Performing Arts Center (4/30); Byrnes Performing Arts Center (Arlington) (5/2); and Pantages Theater (Tacoma) (5/3).



Closing Soon 

Blue Hour Theatre Group: Plague Master @ West of Lenin  (closing 4/27). In Seattle (Fremont). Read NWT’s review here.

On the Boards: Cherdonna and The Bearded Ladies – Threesome @ Repair Revolution  (closing 4/27). In Seattle (SoDo).

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

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: Justice  (closing 4/27). In Langley.

ArtsWest & Seda Iranian Theatre Ensemble: English  (closing 4/28). In West Seattle. Read NWT’s review here.

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

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

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

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

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

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



Continuing Runs  

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

HEART Repertory Theatre: Agnes of God @ Sammamish Valley Grange  (closing 5/5). In Woodinville.

Jewel Box Theatre: Chapter Two  (closing 5/5). In Poulsbo. Read NWT’s review here.

Olympia Little Theatre: Savannah Sipping Society  (closing 5/5). In Olympia.

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

Seattle Rep: Fat Ham  (closing 5/12). At the Seattle Center.

The Underground Theater: Brown Bodies on a Blue Earth @ Base Camp Studios  (closing 5/12). In Seattle (Belltown).

ReAct Theatre: Animals Out of Paper @ 12th Avenue Arts  (closing 5/19). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

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

New City Theater: Shakespeare Up Close – Ages of Being  (closing 6/22). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).



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.