Category: Theater

The Lion King on Stage in Olympia

by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS In summer 2017, Creative Theatre Experience will showcase two mainstage productions among other experiences for young performers. CTE first...

Animal Fire Theatre Company

Summer Shakespeare in the Park

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS After a hiatus last summer, outdoor Shakespeare by Animal Fire Theatre is back with the romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing, opening...

Bat Boy: The Musical

A Tabloid Musical at SPSCC

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Some theatrical musicals originate as great novels (Les Misérables), others (The Lion King) as beloved cinema. Some come to us...

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (not pictured)

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche at the Midnight Sun

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The next production from Theater Artists Olympia is the product of a series of unexpected events. Last fall, the scrappy troupe...

Love Letters

Epistolary Theater at OLT

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS The epistolary format (i.e., a story told through a series of letters) is usually reserved for novels, but it can sometimes spring up in...

Weekend Preview: June 9, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there’s enough live music in Olympia to keep your toes tapping all night long, not to...

Christie Murphy-Oldright and Bruce Haasl in First Date

First Date at Harlequin Productions

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS This summer, Harlequin Productions is hoping audiences will fall in love with First Date. The musical, which premiered at Seattle’s A...

Weekend Preview: June 2, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week promises even more folk, bluegrass and fiddling fun than the last as Olympia gears up for...

OFT summer workshops, 2016

Camps and Creativity at Olympia Family Theater

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS At the start of every summer, Olympia Family Theater’s production season ends, making way for the training of future thespians. The...

Ted and Jen Ryle

Jen and Ted Ryle: Olympia Family Theater’s Dynamic Duo

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Meet Jen and Ted Ryle, the couple behind Olympia Family Theater. Theater is a touchstone for the Ryle family. Fittingly, the Ryles met each...