Juice Box Theatre Presents The Three Little Pigs

Juice Box Theatre brings this classic children’s story to life as the three little pigs set out into the world, build houses, and try to outwit the big bad wolf. This short play is perfect for 3-5 year-old kiddos and caregivers! Shows at 10:30 am April 15, 17 & 20th. $5 per person. Children under …

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Halloween at Harlequin – with Jim Lynch & Edgar Allan Poe

ONE NIGHT ONLY – Halloween at Harlequin Celebrated local author Jim Lynch (The Highest Side, Border Songs) shares a new (scary!) short story,  followed by Edgar Allan Poe –  The Poet’s Journey, adapted by local playwright Bryan Willis and starring Bradford Farwell (Indecent, Seattle Rep), who brings Mr. Poe’s life, obsessions and genius to Harlequin.  Directed by Megan …

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Debbie Sampson and Jeremy Holien in Falling

REVIEW: Falling at Olympia Little Theatre

Falling, now playing at Olympia Little Theatre (OLT), is 70 minutes of edge-of-your-seat intensity, a roller coaster of love, fear and laughter with no intermission. If there were an intermission, the audience’s total immersion into the Martin family would be weakened; if it were any longer than 70 minutes, the actors would be physically exhausted and the audience emotionally so. As it is, the time flies by at warp speed and the audience is left depleted, yet thoroughly satisfied.

Oliver Garcia and Luz Langguth-Torrez in Fully Vaxxed

REVIEW: Fully Vaxxed at Olympia Family Theater

Fully Vaxxed at Olympia Family Theater is one of the funniest, most distinctive and important theatrical events out there. It’s a campaign that will continue and move to other towns after its run at OFT. It’s a plea and a lesson on the importance of vaccinations in the time of COVID-19. It’s a performance of three bilingual, one-act plays running two weekends at OFT, then touring the state.

Murder for Two

They put the laughter in manslaughter! In this hilarious 90-minute musical comedy, 2 performers play 13 roles—not to mention the piano—in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. A small-town police officer dreams of making it to detective – and one fateful night, the opportunity arrives in the form of a dead Great …

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The Paper Moon, July 2020

UPDATED: Big Things Are Coming to Olympia Family Theater

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.

Erin Cariker as Lydia Bennet Wickham and Anne Tracy as Elizabeth Bennet Darcy in The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, OLT, 2021

A Downstairs Christmas at Pemberley

In OLT’s “The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley,” Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are hosting a Christmas party. That creates endless work for the servants downstairs, but the real hitch is the impending arrival of Mr. Darcy’s sworn enemy, Mr. Wickham.

Animal Fire Theatre Company

Summer Shakespeare in the Park

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS After a hiatus last summer, outdoor Shakespeare by Animal Fire Theatre is back with the romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing, opening June 30 in the Water Garden on the east side of the Capitol Campus. The free production will take audiences back to Hollywood during the Roaring ’20s. …

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