Shadow Spins Sci-fi Fable

String and Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Voyage Into the Hidden Universe runs through July 21 in Olympia’s Decatur Woods Park and then tours the Northwest till Sept. 1. You really do want to make time for this confection, packed with visual puns and silly walks. String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

A Centerstage Cabaret

On stage at Centerstage! A Centerstage Cabaret July 21, 2024 at 7:00 PM Come to Centerstage and watch some fabulous performances, mingle, get excited for the next season, and see our NEW LOGO revealed! Tickets available now!

Capacity Crowds for Tick, Tick … Boom

Before there was “RENT,” there was “Tick, Tick… Boom!”
From Jonathan Larson, the genius who created “RENT,” “Tick, Tick… Boom!” tells the story of Jon, a 29-year-old waiter and aspiring composer who is running out of time to make his mark in the theater world. Broadway Olympia’s production runs through July 14 at OlyTheater, with a pay-what-you-choose performance on July 8.

Shakespearian Treasure in Lacey’s Wonderwood Park

“I’ve wanted to stage this play for over 15 years because of the vibrant characters. …So, when you talk about them and create their journeys, you have all these different events to pull from.” Animal Fire co-founder, Austen Anderson, returns to the outdoor stage to direct a stellar cast in this new adaptation in Lacey’s Wonderwood Park he hopes will appeal to audiences unfamiliar with the Bard as well as Shakespearian aficionados.

Shakespeare’s Henry IV

Animal Fire presents a condensed version of Henry IV parts 1 & 2 in one evening. Come witness a nation in turmoil, the transformation of a young man into a king, and the frivolity of Shakespeare’s original rascal, Fallstaff. Bring blankets, enjoy a picnic, and don’t forget the bug spray! At a new location this …

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Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Voyage Into the Hidden Universe

String and Shadow Puppet Theater’s 5th annual giant puppet show, Or So It Would Seam begins at the beginning of… everything. From ancient asteroids recounting the origins of the universe to a subway train traveling across dimensions. It is equal parts outer-space odyssey, whimsical fairy tale, and slap-stick clown show. A sci-fi folktale populated with succulent …

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Harlequin Productions’ Cabaret

“More than the well-known 1972 film with Liz Minnelli and Joel Grey, the stage musical digs deep into what the rise of the Third Reich meant in the lives of the German people. Cabaret, finally, is a warning,” said Aaron Lambe, Harlequin’s artistic director of their performance playing June 28 to July 28 in their remodeled theater.

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.

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