A Tale of Two Nutcrackers

Both the Studio West Dance Theatre production, opening Nov. 24, and the Ballet Northwest version, opening Dec. 8, are beloved traditions. Studio West first performed the ballet in 2009, and the venerable Ballet Northwest premiered its version in 1983. “There’s always a buzz around The Nutcracker,” said Stephanie Wood-Ennett, the co-director of Studio West. “So many people feel that their holiday is not complete without it.”

Teen Writing & Art Contest: Lacey Loves to Read 2024

Teens in grades 6-12 who live in the North Thurston Public Schools service area are invited to enter the 2024 Lacey Loves to Read Teen Writing & Art Contest! This contest is sponsored by Lacey Loves to Read member organizations Timberland Regional Library, North Thurston Public Schools, City of Lacey, and many community partners. The …

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Juice Box Theatre Presents Stone Soup

Stone Soup The villagers are worried. A hungry traveler has arrived, but the villagers barely have enough food for themselves. Then, the traveler tells them about a delicious soup that can be made from stones. Could it be real? This tale of sharing, community, and friendship is perfect for the Thanksgiving season and will spark …

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The Esoterics

The Esoterics will present the a cappella secular pieces by Ned Rorem, well known American composer, who won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1976 and a Grammy in 1989. Rorem died last November at age 99. The Esoterics mark the weekend of Rorem’s 100th birthday with this fantastic concert in celebration of an extraordinary …

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Your Guide to Autumn & Fall Arts Walk 2023

Fall is a time for rebirth, for rejuvenation, especially
when coming in the wake of a scorching dry summer
and a pandemic that refuses to go away. And the biggest, most extravagant arts event of all, Olympia’s fall Arts Walk — October 6 and 7 — our semi-annual community event celebrating all of the arts, but with an emphasis on visual arts when a majority of downtown businesses turn parts of their stores into art galleries.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical to Premiere at the Olympia Family Theater

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is full of rock-tinged tunes and is based on the popular book, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Featuring a multigenerational cast, Olympia Family Theater’s production of The Lightning Thief [October 6 – 29] is set to be a show that dazzles the stage with singing, dancing, action and adventure.

Don’t Want To Be Your Monster: Meet Author Deke Moulton!

Join us for a spooky author visit with Deke Moulton! Their new middle-grade novel Don’t Want to be Your Monster takes place in Lacey, WA and features 10 year old Adam and his older foster brother Victor, 14, who live with their adoptive vampire mothers. These vampire foster brothers solve a series of murders and unite with …

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Juice Box Theatre Presents Jack & the Beanstalk

Jack & The Beanstalk Jack has made a big mistake.  Instead of selling his beloved cow, he exchanged it for some magic beans. What will happen when Jack’s mother throws those beans out the window? Join Jack on his adventure up the beanstalk and into the land of giants. This classic tale full of humor, …

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Juice Box Theatre Presents The Pied Piper

The Pied Piper The little town of Hamelin has a great big problem – they’re being overrun by revolting rats! The troubled townspeople turn to a mysterious Pied Piper for help. The Piper agrees to rid them of the villainous vermin – for a price. Find out what happens when the town refuses to pay …

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Juice Box Theatre Presents The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Three Billy Goats Gruff When grass gets scarce at home, three goats set off to find a new place to graze. But before they can feast and frolic in the lush green meadow, they must first outwit the hungry troll who guards the bridge. This classic fairy tale full of humor, adventure, and interactive …

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