This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (6/12)

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 

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

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.


This Week’s Short Runs  

Bandit Theater: The Hot Hot Suggie Show @ West of Lenin  (6/14).  In Seattle (Fremont).

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

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.

18th & Union: A Berkshire Boar Walks Into A Bar  (6/15). In Seattle (Central District).

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

18th & Union: Short Shorts  (6/18). In Seattle (Central District).


Closing Soon 

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

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

Lowbrow Opera Collective: Sweets by Kate @ Theatre Off Jackson  (closing 6/15). In Seattle (International District).

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. Read NWT’s review here.

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.

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

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



Continuing Runs 

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.

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

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

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

ArtsWest: Clyde’s (co-production with the Hansberry Project)  (closing 6/30). In West Seattle.  

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

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


On Deck   

Next Week’s Short Runs 

Strawberry Theatre Workshop: Albert’s Bridge and The Author’s Voice (Strawberry Jam Directors Festival)  (6/20-22). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

18th & Union: Old AF (improv)  (6/21). In Seattle (Central District).

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Vol. 25 – Queer Edition @ Theatre Off Jackson  (6/21-22). In Seattle (International District).

Bandit Theater: Mad Science and Inkprov @ Fremont Abbey  (6/22).  In Seattle (Fremont).

School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts: Circus Etc. Cabaret – Radical Resilience: A Big Gay Circus  (6/22). In Seattle (Georgetown).

Seattle Opera: Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers @ Powell Barnett Park  (6/22) and Othello Playground  (6/23). In the Central District & South Seattle. Outdoor morning shows. 

Mirror Stage: Inspired By … (10-minute play festival) @ UHeights  (6/22-23). In Seattle (U-District).

Seattle Opera: Creation Lab 2024 Performances @ Opera Center  (6/22-23). At the Seattle Center.

18th & Union: Locals Only (film screenings)  (6/26). In Seattle (Central District).

Sound Theatre Company: The Black ASL Project – Dinner Note (staged reading)  (6/26). At the Seattle Center.

Seattle Opera: Divo to Diva – Anita Spritzer in Recital @ Opera Center  (6/27). At the Seattle Center.

Strawberry Theatre Workshop: Athena (Strawberry Jam Directors Festival)  (6/27-29). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).


Next Week’s Openings & Previews 

Anacortes Community Theatre: The Laramie Project  (opens 6/21, closing 7/14). In Anacortes.

Village Theatre: Once on This Island  (opens 6/22, closing 7/14) (follows Issaquah run). In Everett.

Bellingham TheatreWorks: To Kill a Mockingbird (Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre)  (opens 6/25, closing 7/19). In Bellingham.

Broadway at The Paramount: Girl From the North Country (touring)  (opens 6/25, closing 6/30). In Downtown Seattle.

Bellingham TheatreWorks: The Thanksgiving Play (Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre)  (opens 6/26, closing 7/20). In Bellingham.

Bellingham TheatreWorks: The Mountaintop (Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre)  (opens 6/27, closing 7/21). 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.