This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (6/20)

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 

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.


This 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.



Closing Soon 

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. 

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.


Continuing Runs 

The 5th Avenue Theatre: Spring Awakening  (closing 6/30). In Downtown Seattle. Read NWT’s review here.

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

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

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

The Phoenix Theatre: Move Over Mrs. Markham  (closing 6/30) (extended from 6/23). In Edmonds.

Sound Theatre Company: 53% Of @ Center Theatre  (closing 6/30). At the Seattle Center.

SecondStory Repertory Theatre: Ride the Cyclone  (closing 7/7). In Redmond.

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


On Deck   

Next Week’s Short Runs 

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).

Acrobatic Conundrum: The Circus of Second Chances @ Broadway Performance Hall  (6/28-30). In Seattle (Capitol Hill).

Magpie Artists’ Ensemble: Fable – Tales from Another World @ Theatre Off Jackson  (6/29). In Seattle (International District).



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.