Olympia Family Theater’s Fully Vaxxed, opening March 18, is much more than a theatrical production. The trio of bilingual, one-act plays — which will tour throughout the state and be available for streaming — is part of a public health campaign harnessing the power of art to inspire people to get vaccinated.
The arrival of artistic director Lily Raabe to Olympia Family Theater (OFT) means big things for the family entertainment company in spring of 2022. Two mainstage shows open days apart, followed by the long-awaited debut of a musical mystery by Oly playwright Ted Ryle.
by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The story of a china doll, a rabbit, is the next offering of the ever-entertaining Olympia Family Theater. Edward Tulane is a toy rabbit made from china who was tossed away and is picked up by different people during a 20-year life journey through […]
by Tom Simpson for OLY ARTS South Sound children’s theater group Apple Tree Productions will open Annie for a limited run in mid-December. Annie is the first full-scale holiday musical for Apple Tree, in their new home in the historic Capitol Theater, owned by the Olympia Film Society. Heidi Fredericks, founder and […]
by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS Olympia meets the Hundred Acre Wood this fall season at Olympia Family Theater. The family production company will perform a theatrical rendition of Winnie the Pooh from November through December. Heading this play is one of OFT’s co-founders and regular directors, Samantha Chandler. Pooh […]
by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Forget everything you know from Disney’s version of Alice in Wonderland. Olympia Family Theater is about to bring forth the world premiere of local thespian Kate Ayers’s original adaptation, and there will be nary a Tweedledee or -dum in sight. Things are about to […]
by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS This summer marks the 36th season of children’s theater programs and performances by Creative Theatre Experience at Olympia High School. The program is run by Kathy Dorgan, drama director at OHS. Classes are offered in art, drama, music and other aspects of the performing […]
Olympia Family Theater (OFT) offers summer camps through Sept. 2. Students learn how to work together as an ensemble and to use their voices, bodies and imaginations to create performances for friends and family. Applications are now being accepted for July and August camps. OFT offers sliding-scale tuition or scholarships […]
by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Pacific Northwest Theater Co. (PNTC), headed by managing artistic director Steven Wells, has announced its summer 2016 lineup of summer camps for children ages 5-15. On weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., kids will learn the basics of acting and character development as […]
Olympia Family Theater debuts its new “Let’s Play: Daytime Show,” The Three Pigs. These dynamic, interactive shows are suitable for all ages. They’re between 20-35 minutes in length, making them perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Admission is $5 per person (by cash or check only), payable at the door. OFT […]