Tom Simpson

Tom Simpson is a long-time writer for The West-Seattle Herald and a recent transplant to the Olympia region. He hails originally from Bellingham, Washington, where he also worked on the staff of The Bellingham Herald. 

 

Contact any member of the OLY ARTS writing staff at editorial@olyarts.com. 

Writing by Tom Simpson

SPSCC presents: Angels in America

By Tom Simpson Last June, the Broadway revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America won...

Washington Center Features Shoshana Bean in 2018-19 Season

By Tom Simpson The Washington Center for the Performing Arts’ 2018-2019 season is...

Lacey in Tune – The Not-Its

By TOM SIMPSON If you are under age 15, and you like to rock, Lacey in Tune and...

Lacey in Tune – Return of the King

By TOM SIMPSON Danny Vernon is well known to Olympia and Lacey audiences for his...

“Ruthless!” Premiers at Harlequin Productions

by Tom Simpson On August 16, Harlequin Productions opens the musical Ruthless! – The...

Lacey in Tune – Nashville Singer Kaitie Wade

By TOM SIMPSON Country singer and songwriter Kaitie Wade spent the last five years in...

Lacey in Tune – Sway

By TOM SIMPSON Lacey in Tune goes into August with SWAY, a Northwest cover band that...

Lacey in Tune – Creature Teachers

By TOM SIMPSON Instead of music or acting, this evening focuses on creatures of all sizes...

Lacey in Tune – Beatles Tribute

By TOM SIMPSON At the end of July, Lacey in Tune is proud to bring Beatles cover band...

Lacey in Tune – Unicorns Believe

By TOM SIMPSON Unicorns Believe is a one-woman musical with huge ambition – the show is...

Lacey in Tune – Rock Hits with Jimmy Vegas

By TOM SIMPSON For the past 15 years, the Jimmy Vegas Band cover group has entertained...

Lacey in Tune – Justin James

By TOM SIMPSON Las Vegas performer Justin James comes to Lacey in Tune for a Saturday...

Rising Country Star Sings at Lakefair

By TOM SIMPSON Many music fans hear echoes of alt-rock and grunge when they listen to the...

Lacey in Tune – Vikki Green, Magic and Music

By TOM SIMPSON Since the age of five, Vikki Gasko Green has been entertaining live...

Lacey in Tune – Hot, Smooth Jazz

By TOM SIMPSON Jazz artist Darren Motamedy has played with Ray Charles, Kenny G, Steve...

Entertainment at Lacey Fireworks Spectacular

BBQ, Bands, and Family Fun at Rainier Vista Park by TOM SIMPSON On Tuesday, July 3, the...

Lacey in Tune – Full Metal Racket

By TOM SIMPSON Late in June, Lacey in Tune hosts the 133rd Army Band’s rock group, Full...

Lacey in Tune – Harmonica Pocket

By TOM SIMPSON Musical Family Adventure The Harmonica Pocket is a family-friendly band...

Lacey in Tune – Olson Brothers Country Rock

By TOM SIMPSON Hometown brothers Luke and Isaac Olson will kick off the summer for Lacey...

Harlequin Productions Plans 2019 Season Under New Leadership

by Tom Simpson and Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS Early in 2018, the Harlequin Productions ship...

Rock Against Trump, a Youth-Led Benefit Concert

by Tom Simpson for OLY ARTS In early June, the Capitol Theater in Olympia will see...

LaVon Hardison Is Earshot Jazz Vocalist of The Year

by Tom Simpson for OLY ARTS Olympia’s own Lavon Hardison was voted the 2017...

Saint Martin’s Presents Urinetown, the Musical

by Tom Simpson for OLY ARTS Urinetown – the ribald and uproarious musical with the...

Olympia Peace Choir Spring Concert

by Tom Simpson for OLY ARTS The Olympia Peace Choir will hold its annual spring concert...

Tush Burlesque

Burlesque in Olympia: A Special Valentine’s Weekend Hint!

by Tom Simpson for OLY ARTS Olympia’s own resident burlesque cooperative, TUSH!...

Old Time Festival: Brograss

by Adam McKinney and Tom Simpson for OLY ARTS Our music has a grand tradition of passing...

Miracle Worker On Stage in Olympia

by Tom Simpson for OLY ARTS The classic play about the life of Helen Keller and her...

Old Time Festival: High Waisted Ramblers

by Tom Simpson for OLY ARTS The Oly Old Time Festival is not only a musical showcase for...

Apple Tree Showcases Musical Annie

by Tom Simpson for OLY ARTS South Sound children’s theater group Apple Tree Productions...

Olympia Downtown for the Holidays

by Tom Simpson for OLY ARTS Olympia always welcomes in the new holiday season in style...


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