Olympia Family Theater

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS

Olympia Family Theater (OFT) is dedicated to bringing quality theater experiences to its audiences. OFT produces a five-show family friendly main-stage season, plus numerous morning and traveling productions for children of all ages. By the end of its 2015-16 season, OFT had produced over 45 main-stage shows, including three world premiere dramas and musicals.

OFT offers sliding-scale tuition or scholarships to all its educational offerings, plus over 250 complimentary tickets each year to community groups that serve youth and families in our area.

OFT’s mission is to serve as a community partner in raising imaginative, loving, joyful and confident children. The group’s educational programs provide opportunities for personal development for young people, thereby teaching creativity and responsibility, encouraging teamwork and personal integrity, and fostering self-esteem and appreciation for the performing arts.

OFT is a state and federally registered 501(c)(3) organization. 

2017-2018 Season

Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat
September 29- October 22, 2017

Join the Cat as he fills the house with the mischievous humor and madcap style of the classic book come to life before your very eyes.

Winnie the Pooh
November 24- December 23, 2017

Rabbit is frantic, Eeyore is miserable, Owl can’t take action until after the meeting, Pooh is stuck and Piglet is missing! Come along as Pooh rescues Piglet from the strange new animal in the forest.

3 Impossible Questions
February 2- 18, 2018

Around the world, for hundreds of years, passed down from parents to children, we are pleased to share the humor and wisdom of Mullah Nasreddin and other collected tales from Islamic folklore with you!

Edward Tulane
March 16- April 1, 2018

Tossed overboard, stuck in a traveler’s knapsack, used as a scarecrow, renamed and reinvented, you will fall in love with our rabbit doll named Edward as he undertakes a life changing 20-year journey.

Cinder Edna
May 11 – June 3, 2018

Cinderella’s fairy godmother and glass slippers may seem ideal, but you will fall in love with our Edna who’s trip to the palace means a bus ride, comfortable loafers, and a very different happily ever after.

 

What: Olympia Family Theater

Where: 612 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia

How much: $9-$20

Get tickets: 360-570-1638 / olyft.org

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