The Shoestring Circus to Make Its Olympia Debut This Summer

The Shoestring Circus, a one-of-a-kind, all-human circus experience headquartered in Bellingham, will debut in Olympia with more than a dozen local performances from June 28 to July 7. Audience members can expect family-friendly humor and acrobatics all set to a “medieval fantasy” storyline.

Community, A Storefront Exhibition in the Goldberg Building

The theme of the latest exhibition at the Goldberg Building windows in downtown Olympia is a celebration of our local community featuring works by China Star, Kelly Watson, Daisy Curley and Aaron Zonka. It is beautifully executed and displayed in a variety of styles and media. It will be on view now through the month of July in the windows at Fourth Avenue and Capital Way.

Review: Wonderful Wizard of Oz at Olympia Family Theater

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at Olympia Family Theater comprises both young and not-so-young actors, smoothly stirred into a well-tuned ensemble; part of the fun of watching it is the speed and energy with which the story is rolled out, almost like street theater, or commedia, or circus.

The King in Yellow, a Review

Theatre Artists Olympia’s The King in Yellow, a world premiere play by Olympia playwright and actor Xander Layden, runs through May 26 at OlyTheater in Capital Mall. The first act is an intelligent and funny comedy of manners with hints of something else beneath the surface. Act Two is an edge-of-your-seat horror show.

Xander Layden’s Funny Horror Tale The King in Yellow

The King in Yellow, a world-premiere play running May 10-26, is penned by well-known Olympia actor Xander Layden. “It’s like nothing I’ve seen around here,” said director Pug Bujeaud, “It’s like nothing I’ve seen anywhere. It’s cosmic. It’s a progression from Victorian romantic comedy of manners to existential horror. It’s not an arc that you see very often in theater.”

Epic Compositions Collide at the Spring Concert Series from the Capital City Chorus

Capital City Chorus’ 2024 spring concert on May 3 & 4, presents “Requiem” from Herbert Howells and “It is Happiness” from Joan Szymko. “I don’t think anyone’s ever programmed these two pieces together … and it’s, I think it’s going to be very, very fun to move from one to the other,” said Vicki Jardine-Tobin, director of the Chorale.

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