Category: Theater

Deane Shellman

Olympia Little Theatre Looks to the Stars

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS At a time when women and science are dismissed out of hand by a large segment of the population, Olympia Little Theatre presents Silent Sky,...

Ellen McLain

Broadway Actress Ellen McLain Stars in August: Osage County

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS There’s an internationally known star in the cast of Harlequin Productions’ August: Osage County, but don’t feel out of the loop if...

Mark Alford in The Incredible Undersea Trial of Joseph P. Lawnboy

The Incredible Undersea Trial of Joseph P. Lawnboy

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS In The Incredible Undersea Trial of Joseph P. Lawnboy, opening Saturday at Olympia Family Theater, boy meets fish — and loon, and...

Dennis Rolly, photo by Scot Whitney

Dennis Rolly: Larger Than Life

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS When not appearing on area stages, Dennis Rolly can be found serving customers at Pellegrino’s Italian Kitchen in Tumwater or riding...

"Strange Fire" by Alec Clayton

Alec Clayton: Artist, Author, Critic

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS When artists stop creating art in one medium, they most likely start in another. Whether the transition is from painting to sculpting,...

PNWTC's Lion King Jr. cast

The Lion King Jr., a “Little People Production”

by McKenzie Murray for OLY ARTS Pacific Northwest Theater Company’s summer youth program, “Little People Productions,” will showcase two musical performances for...

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Olympians at Oregon Shakespeare Festival

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Shakespeare famously wrote, “To be, or not to be? That is the question.” In theater as in life, this line from Hamlet always...

Olympia Improv Collective

Olympia Improv Collective

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS The Olympia Improv Collective is producing its first show Sunday, and the group of 10 experienced improvisers already has big plans. Mark...

Will Lippman, Bruce Haasl, Christie Oldright and Carolyn Willems Van Dijk in First Date. Photo courtesy Harlequin Productions

REVIEW: First Date at Harlequin Productions

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Harlequin Productions’ First Date is a romantic comedy in the tradition of Hepburn and Tracy, Doris Day and Rock Hudson,...

Christian Doyle, photo by Scot Whitney

Christian Doyle: The Natural

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS “Christian Doyle is one of those rare actors who makes it look like anyone should be able to do what he does, it’s so effortless and...