Performance Calendar

Looking for what’s happening around town? We’ve got you covered — with theatre, dance, and more.

We try hard to provide updated information, but these showtimes are not official. Please confirm dates/times with the individual theatres via their ticketing pages.


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Hosting a show you don’t see listed? Send details, link, and production or rehearsal/promo photos to nwtheatre.org at gmail.com for consideration. Listings are currently limited to theatre, dance, and select comedy/variety shows at theatre companies in King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston counties.

 

Aug
14
Sun
The Play’s the Thing – Burien Actors Theatre @ Marvista Park (Normandy Park)
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm

By Ferenc Molnar
Adapted by P.G. Wodehouse
Directed by Rachel Rene

The story revolves around Albert, a young composer of a new show, and the playwright, Sandor. When Albert unexpectedly arrives to see his fiancée, Ilona, he heartbreakingly overhears her sharing her affection with another man, Almady.

Sandor begins to rewrite reality to save Albert from heartbreak and thus save his new show. Through clever misdirection, Sandor tries to make it seem this incident was just dialogue in a play and begins to prep his ‘actors’ to take the stage – but will Albert fall for it?

This ‘play-within-a-play’ technique will leave you laughing out loud as the lines between reality and mere ‘acting’ blur. The clever use of this technique leads you down twists and turns that set up the hilarious finale.

Free, outdoor, non-ticketed event; show info here.

 

Aug
19
Fri
The Oregon Trail @ Centerstage (Federal Way)
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jeanette Sanchez

Funny, provocative, and intelligent, The Oregon Trail follows 90’s kid Jane from Middle School, where she takes solace in her favorite 8-bit video game, to adulthood, where the game seems to follow her with its all-knowing gaze, helping her navigate her growing pains. As she grapples with what it is she truly wants, Jane meets someone entirely unexpected: her own great-great-grandmother, on the Oregon Trail … in 1848.

Location: Dash Point (Federal Way)

Tickets ($35) here.

Aug
20
Sat
The Oregon Trail @ Centerstage (Federal Way)
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jeanette Sanchez

Funny, provocative, and intelligent, The Oregon Trail follows 90’s kid Jane from Middle School, where she takes solace in her favorite 8-bit video game, to adulthood, where the game seems to follow her with its all-knowing gaze, helping her navigate her growing pains. As she grapples with what it is she truly wants, Jane meets someone entirely unexpected: her own great-great-grandmother, on the Oregon Trail … in 1848.

Location: Dash Point (Federal Way)

Tickets ($35) here.

Aug
21
Sun
The Oregon Trail @ Centerstage (Federal Way)
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jeanette Sanchez

Funny, provocative, and intelligent, The Oregon Trail follows 90’s kid Jane from Middle School, where she takes solace in her favorite 8-bit video game, to adulthood, where the game seems to follow her with its all-knowing gaze, helping her navigate her growing pains. As she grapples with what it is she truly wants, Jane meets someone entirely unexpected: her own great-great-grandmother, on the Oregon Trail … in 1848.

Location: Dash Point (Federal Way)

Tickets ($35) here.

The Play’s the Thing – Burien Actors Theatre @ Des Moines Beach Park (Des Moines)
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm

By Ferenc Molnar
Adapted by P.G. Wodehouse
Directed by Rachel Rene

The story revolves around Albert, a young composer of a new show, and the playwright, Sandor. When Albert unexpectedly arrives to see his fiancée, Ilona, he heartbreakingly overhears her sharing her affection with another man, Almady.

Sandor begins to rewrite reality to save Albert from heartbreak and thus save his new show. Through clever misdirection, Sandor tries to make it seem this incident was just dialogue in a play and begins to prep his ‘actors’ to take the stage – but will Albert fall for it?

This ‘play-within-a-play’ technique will leave you laughing out loud as the lines between reality and mere ‘acting’ blur. The clever use of this technique leads you down twists and turns that set up the hilarious finale.

Free, outdoor, non-ticketed event; show info here.

 

Aug
26
Fri
The Oregon Trail @ Centerstage (Federal Way)
Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jeanette Sanchez

Funny, provocative, and intelligent, The Oregon Trail follows 90’s kid Jane from Middle School, where she takes solace in her favorite 8-bit video game, to adulthood, where the game seems to follow her with its all-knowing gaze, helping her navigate her growing pains. As she grapples with what it is she truly wants, Jane meets someone entirely unexpected: her own great-great-grandmother, on the Oregon Trail … in 1848.

Location: Dash Point (Federal Way)

Tickets ($35) here.

Aug
27
Sat
The Oregon Trail @ Centerstage (Federal Way)
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jeanette Sanchez

Funny, provocative, and intelligent, The Oregon Trail follows 90’s kid Jane from Middle School, where she takes solace in her favorite 8-bit video game, to adulthood, where the game seems to follow her with its all-knowing gaze, helping her navigate her growing pains. As she grapples with what it is she truly wants, Jane meets someone entirely unexpected: her own great-great-grandmother, on the Oregon Trail … in 1848.

Location: Dash Point (Federal Way)

Tickets ($35) here.

Aug
28
Sun
The Oregon Trail @ Centerstage (Federal Way)
Aug 28 @ 2:00 pm

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jeanette Sanchez

Funny, provocative, and intelligent, The Oregon Trail follows 90’s kid Jane from Middle School, where she takes solace in her favorite 8-bit video game, to adulthood, where the game seems to follow her with its all-knowing gaze, helping her navigate her growing pains. As she grapples with what it is she truly wants, Jane meets someone entirely unexpected: her own great-great-grandmother, on the Oregon Trail … in 1848.

Location: Dash Point (Federal Way)

Tickets ($35) here.

Sep
2
Fri
The Oregon Trail @ Centerstage (Federal Way)
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jeanette Sanchez

Funny, provocative, and intelligent, The Oregon Trail follows 90’s kid Jane from Middle School, where she takes solace in her favorite 8-bit video game, to adulthood, where the game seems to follow her with its all-knowing gaze, helping her navigate her growing pains. As she grapples with what it is she truly wants, Jane meets someone entirely unexpected: her own great-great-grandmother, on the Oregon Trail … in 1848.

Location: Dash Point (Federal Way)

Tickets ($35) here.

Sep
3
Sat
The Oregon Trail @ Centerstage (Federal Way)
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jeanette Sanchez

Funny, provocative, and intelligent, The Oregon Trail follows 90’s kid Jane from Middle School, where she takes solace in her favorite 8-bit video game, to adulthood, where the game seems to follow her with its all-knowing gaze, helping her navigate her growing pains. As she grapples with what it is she truly wants, Jane meets someone entirely unexpected: her own great-great-grandmother, on the Oregon Trail … in 1848.

Location: Dash Point (Federal Way)

Tickets ($35) here.

Sep
4
Sun
The Oregon Trail @ Centerstage (Federal Way)
Sep 4 @ 2:00 pm

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jeanette Sanchez

Funny, provocative, and intelligent, The Oregon Trail follows 90’s kid Jane from Middle School, where she takes solace in her favorite 8-bit video game, to adulthood, where the game seems to follow her with its all-knowing gaze, helping her navigate her growing pains. As she grapples with what it is she truly wants, Jane meets someone entirely unexpected: her own great-great-grandmother, on the Oregon Trail … in 1848.

Location: Dash Point (Federal Way)

Tickets ($35) here.

Sep
9
Fri
The Oregon Trail @ Centerstage (Federal Way)
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jeanette Sanchez

Funny, provocative, and intelligent, The Oregon Trail follows 90’s kid Jane from Middle School, where she takes solace in her favorite 8-bit video game, to adulthood, where the game seems to follow her with its all-knowing gaze, helping her navigate her growing pains. As she grapples with what it is she truly wants, Jane meets someone entirely unexpected: her own great-great-grandmother, on the Oregon Trail … in 1848.

Location: Dash Point (Federal Way)

Tickets ($35) here.

Sep
10
Sat
The Oregon Trail @ Centerstage (Federal Way)
Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jeanette Sanchez

Funny, provocative, and intelligent, The Oregon Trail follows 90’s kid Jane from Middle School, where she takes solace in her favorite 8-bit video game, to adulthood, where the game seems to follow her with its all-knowing gaze, helping her navigate her growing pains. As she grapples with what it is she truly wants, Jane meets someone entirely unexpected: her own great-great-grandmother, on the Oregon Trail … in 1848.

Location: Dash Point (Federal Way)

Tickets ($35) here.

Sep
11
Sun
The Oregon Trail @ Centerstage (Federal Way)
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jeanette Sanchez

Funny, provocative, and intelligent, The Oregon Trail follows 90’s kid Jane from Middle School, where she takes solace in her favorite 8-bit video game, to adulthood, where the game seems to follow her with its all-knowing gaze, helping her navigate her growing pains. As she grapples with what it is she truly wants, Jane meets someone entirely unexpected: her own great-great-grandmother, on the Oregon Trail … in 1848.

Location: Dash Point (Federal Way)

Tickets ($35) here.