This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (5/8)

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 

University of Washington Drama: Airness (Producing Artists’ Lab) @ Hughes Penthouse Theatre  (in previews, opens 5/9, closing 5/12). In Seattle (UW main campus).

Seattle Public Theater: Unrivaled (co-production with SIS Productions)  (preview tonight, opens 5/10, closing 6/2). In Seattle (Green Lake).

Seattle University Theatre: The Secret in the Wings  (previews 5/8-9, opens 5/10, closing 5/18). In Seattle (First Hill).

The Shattered Glass Project: New Works Festival @ 18th & Union  (opens 5/9, closing 5/19) (rotating shows; see schedule here). In Seattle (Central District).

Whim W’Him: New Creations by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Ihsan Rustem & Olivier Wevers @ Cornish Playhouse (Seattle Center) (opens 5/10, closing 5/18); and Vashon Center for the Arts (5/15).

Olympia Family Theater: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz  (opens 5/11, closing 6/2). In Olympia.

Village Theatre: Once on This Island  (previews 5/14-5/16, opening 5/17, closing 6/16) (followed by Everett run). In Issaquah.



This Week’s Short Runs

Dina Martina @ Triple Door  (through 5/9). In Downtown Seattle.

Seattle Cabaret Festival @ Egan’s Ballard Jam House  (5/9-6/1) (various shows; see schedule here). In Seattle (Ballard).

Cie Hervé Koubi: The Barbarian Nights (touring) @ Meany Center for the Performing Arts  (5/9-11). In Seattle (UW main campus).

Ankita Sharma: Entry Point – residency showing @ Base  (5/11). In Seattle (Georgetown).


Closing Soon 

Tacoma City Ballet: Storybook Ballet Theatre @ Theater on the Square  (closing 5/11). In Tacoma.

ACT Contemporary Theatre: The Lehman Trilogy  (closing 5/12). In Downtown Seattle.

Bainbridge Performing Arts: Cabaret  (closing 5/12). On Bainbridge Island.

ManeStage Theatre: Steel Magnolias (closing 5/12). In Puyallup.

ReAct Theatre: Letters of Suresh @ 12th Avenue Arts  (closing 5/12). In Seattle (Capitol Hill). Read NWT’s review here.

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

Seattle Shakespeare Company: Romeo and Juliet  (closing 5/12). At the Seattle Center.

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

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



Continuing Runs 

Washington Ensemble Theatre: Scrambling the Goose  (extended, now closing 5/17). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Jet City Improv & Pork Filled Productions: Journey of the Wind @ Theatre Off Jackson  (closing 5/18). In Seattle (International District).

Edmonds Driftwood Players: The Savannah Sipping Society  (closing 5/19). In Edmonds.

ReAct Theatre: Animals Out of Paper @ 12th Avenue Arts  (closing 5/19). In Seattle (Capitol Hill). Read NWT’s review here.

Seattle Children’s Theatre: A Tale of Peter Rabbit  (closing 5/19). At the Seattle Center.

Seattle Opera: The Barber of Seville  (closing 5/19). At the Seattle Center.

Village Theatre: The Fantasticks  (closing 5/19). In Everett.

Western Washington Center for the Arts: The Wedding Singer  (closing 5/19). In Port Orchard. Read NWT’s review here.

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.