This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (6/5)

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 

Seattle Rep: Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales – Together Again, Again!  (opens tonight, closing 6/23). At the Seattle Center.

ArtsWest: Clyde’s (co-production with the Hansberry Project)  (preview tonight, opens 6/6, closing 6/30). In West Seattle. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. 

Bremerton Community Theatre: Arsenic and Old Lace  (opens 6/7, closing 6/30). In Bremerton.

Lowbrow Opera Collective: Sweets by Kate @ Theatre Off Jackson  (opens 6/7, closing 6/15). In Seattle (International District). Brand-new opera.

Tacoma Little Theatre: From the Mississippi Delta  (opens 6/7, closing 6/23). In Tacoma.

University of Puget Sound Theatre Arts: Fairview  (opens 6/7, closing 6/16). In Tacoma.

The 5th Avenue Theatre: Spring Awakening  (previews 6/7-13, opens 6/14, closing 6/30). In Downtown Seattle.


This Week’s Short Runs

Seattle Public Theater: The Distillery Festival of New Works (co-production with Macha Theatre Works)  (6/7-9) (various shows; see schedule here). In Seattle (Green Lake). Brand-new works.

Vashon Center for the Arts – Center for Dance: Dracula & Van Helsing – The Beginning  (6/7-9). On Vashon Island.

Seattle Opera: Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers @ Opera Center  (6/8-9). At the Seattle Center. Family-friendly opera.

Theatre33: Lip Service @ TPS Black Box Theatre  (6/8-9). At the Seattle Center. Feuding cosmetics founders.  

Seattle International Dance Festival @ Broadway Performance Hall  (6/8-16) (various shows; see schedule here). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Edmonds Driftwood Players: An UnSafe Space (First Draft – reading series)  (6/9). In Edmonds.

Jet City Improv: Junction Comedy Show – An Improvised Musical @ ArtsWest  (6/9). In West Seattle.

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Season Encore  (6/9). At the Seattle Center. Celebration of dance.

Parley: Figure Studies (three one-act plays) @ West of Lenin  (6/10-11). In Seattle (Fremont). Brand-new works. 



Closing Soon 

Evergreen Playhouse: The Addams Family – A New Musical  (closing 6/9). In Centralia.

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Coppélia  (closing 6/9). At the Seattle Center. Read NWT’s review here.

Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts: Twelfth Night  (closing 6/9). In Marysville.

Tacoma Musical Playhouse: The Prom  (closing 6/9). In Tacoma.


Continuing Runs 

Annex Theatre: Gunked!  (closing 6/15). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Enoch City Arts: A Man for All Seasons  (closing 6/15). In Bremerton.

Centerstage Theatre: 10 Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith  (closing 6/16). In Federal Way (Dash Point).

inD Theatre: Dogg’s Hamlet & Cahoot’s Macbeth @ Rolling Bay Hall  (closing 6/16). On Bainbridge Island.

Jewel Box Theatre: Witness for the Prosecution  (closing 6/16). In Poulsbo.

Kitsap Forest Theatre: Matilda the Musical  (closing 6/16). In Bremerton.

Lakewood Playhouse: The Niceties  (closing 6/16). In Lakewood.

Olympia Little Theatre: Rose’s Dilemma  (closing 6/16). In Olympia.

Village Theatre: Once on This Island  (closing 6/16) (followed by Everett run). In Issaquah.

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

Taproot Theatre: Sherlock Holmes and the Precarious Position  (closing 6/22). In Seattle (Greenwood). Read NWT’s review here.

The Phoenix Theatre: Move Over Mrs. Markham  (closing 6/23). In Edmonds.

Valley Center Stage: Man of La Mancha  (closing 6/23). In North Bend.

Can Can Culinary Cabaret: Dolly!  (closing 9/1). In Seattle (Pike Place Market).


On Deck   

Next Week’s Short Runs 

18th & Union: Animal Saints & Animal Sinners – Biltmore  (6/13-14).  In Seattle (Central District).

Strawberry Theatre Workshop: Passage (Strawberry Jam directors festival)  (6/13-15). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: Leave Your Fears Here  (6/13-16). In Langley.

Base: Naomi Macalalad Bragin (Entry Point – residency showing)  (6/15). In Seattle (Georgetown).


Next Week’s Openings & Previews 

SecondStory Repertory Theatre: Ride the Cyclone  (preview 6/13, opens 6/14, closing 7/7). In Redmond.

Sound Theatre Company: 53% Of @ Center Theatre  (previews 6/13-14, opens 6/15, closing 6/30). At the Seattle Center.

Bellingham Theatre Guild: Pippin  (opens 6/14, closing 6/30). In Bellingham.


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.