Hedwig and the Angry Inch

REVIEW: Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Harlequin Productions

The rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, with text by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, started as a performance in drag clubs and became an international phenomenon. It’s now playing at the State Theater of Olympia’s Harlequin Productions, starring Adam Rennie as Hedwig and Mandy Rose Nichøls as Hedwig’s husband and assistant, Yitzhak.

5th Annual Olympia Witches March

The 5th annual Olympia Witches March Social Justice Protestival has a day packed full of diverse presenters, ceremony, song, dance, workshops, and entertainment for you to enjoy including; Belladonna Laveau Archpriestess of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church, poetry from Robert Lashley, Tela Rose, The Never-ending Tea Bucket, Prism, South Sound Street Medics, and many more. Hosted …

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Heather Matthews as adult Alison in SPSCC's Fun Home

Come to the Fun Home

By CHRISTIAN CARVAJAL Fun Home, a musical based on the 2006 graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, is coming to South Puget Sound Community Theater (SPSCC). The musical tells the story of Bechdel’s tumultuous relationship with her parents and her process of coming out, to herself and others, in college. It opened off-Broadway in 2013, then …

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A Pride Reading List — From Orca Books

The following recommended reading list was provided by Orca Books in Olympia for Pride Week coverage in OLY ARTS. Orca Books is the largest independent bookstore in Olympia, Washington, located in the heart of downtown’s vibrant shopping district.   Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the UniverseBenjamin Alire Saenz   As two young loners start …

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Lauren O’Neill Cohosts Capital City Pride

By ALEC CLAYTON for OLY ARTS Singer, actor and all-around funny lady Lauren O’Neill is half of the team hosting Capital City Pride this year. This is her second Pride as master of ceremonies for the parade, and she says she’s thrilled to share the honor with Elizabeth Lord and friends on the mainstage. O’Neill …

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Elizabeth Lord to Cohost Capital City Pride

By ALEC CLAYTON for OLY ARTS Olympia’s master of storytelling, the one and only Elizabeth Lord, will cohost this year’s Capital City Pride with Lauren O’Neill. She’s an Olympia legend from her work as an actor, storyteller and all-around entertainer. Lord’s first paid storytelling gig was in 1994. For 20 years she’s been an actor …

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Headliners for Pride: The Caravan of GLAM

By ALEC CLAYTON for OLY ARTS Headlining on this year’s Capital City Pride entertainment stage will be drag-dance sensation The Caravan of GLAM. This Portland, Oregon-based troupe has been involved with Pride for three years. Its shows are highly interactive and audience-driven, so much so that they often invite local performers to join them on stage. …

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Teresa Guajardo Chosen for Pride Day Award

By ALEC CLAYTON for OLY ARTS Olympia counselor and LGBTQ activist Teresa Guajardo has been selected as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Pride Day Award, given annually for outstanding support and advocacy for the community. Owner and founder of Rainbow Health Center, Guajardo first became active in support of the LGBTQ community when she …

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A Pride Parade Glossary

By JONAH BARRETT for OLY ARTS Pride is here again, a celebration that includes all the different LGBT groups that march in the parade. But what is a drag queen, what is a leather daddy and why do they march? What follows is a glossary of terms. Bears: larger gay men who sometimes project an …

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