Theater

First Date

Event: 
Sun, 06/25/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Harlequin Stages Musical Romantic Romp: First Date

Directed by Linda Whitney

 

On June 22, Harlequin Productions opens First Date at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. This musical comedy was written by Austin Winsberg and includes music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. The production runs from June 22 -July 23, 2017, and tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

 

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

 

First Date

Event: 
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Harlequin Stages Musical Romantic Romp: First Date

Directed by Linda Whitney

 

On June 22, Harlequin Productions opens First Date at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. This musical comedy was written by Austin Winsberg and includes music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. The production runs from June 22 -July 23, 2017, and tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

 

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

 

First Date

Event: 
Fri, 06/23/2017 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Harlequin Stages Musical Romantic Romp: First Date

Directed by Linda Whitney

 

On June 22, Harlequin Productions opens First Date at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. This musical comedy was written by Austin Winsberg and includes music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. The production runs from June 22 -July 23, 2017, and tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

 

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

 

First Date

Event: 
Thu, 06/22/2017 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Harlequin Stages Musical Romantic Romp: First Date

Directed by Linda Whitney

 

On June 22, Harlequin Productions opens First Date at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. This musical comedy was written by Austin Winsberg and includes music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. The production runs from June 22 -July 23, 2017, and tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

 

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

 

Harlequin Productions Presents Present Laughter

Event: 
Sun, 05/07/2017 - 2:00pm

Harlequin Productions Presents Present Laughter

By Noël Coward 

Harlequin Productions presents Present Laughter, written by Noël Coward. This production runs from May 4 - May 27, 2017, at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151. 

The irrepressible wit and style of Noel Coward sparkles in this romantic comedy set in 1938 in the handsome London flat of the popular and pampered actor Garry Essendine as he confronts his mid-life crisis. Garry has ten days to prepare to travel for an extended touring commitment in Africa. But a series of hilarious events involving women who want to seduce him, an obsessed young playwright who wants to study him, his long-suffering secretary who wants to keep him on schedule, and his estranged wife who wants to guide him to safety, threaten to drive him to distraction before he can make an escape.

     WHO:         Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:       Present Laughter

     WHEN:       May 4 – 27, 2017; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

     WHERE:     The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East, Downtown Olympia 98501

     PRICE:        General: $34, Senior/Military: $31, Student/Youth: $20

$15 Rush Tickets available at Box Office 30 minutes prior to curtain

Harlequin Productions Presents Present Laughter

Event: 
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 8:00pm

Harlequin Productions Presents Present Laughter

By Noël Coward 

Harlequin Productions presents Present Laughter, written by Noël Coward. This production runs from May 4 - May 27, 2017, at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151. 

The irrepressible wit and style of Noel Coward sparkles in this romantic comedy set in 1938 in the handsome London flat of the popular and pampered actor Garry Essendine as he confronts his mid-life crisis. Garry has ten days to prepare to travel for an extended touring commitment in Africa. But a series of hilarious events involving women who want to seduce him, an obsessed young playwright who wants to study him, his long-suffering secretary who wants to keep him on schedule, and his estranged wife who wants to guide him to safety, threaten to drive him to distraction before he can make an escape.

     WHO:         Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:       Present Laughter

     WHEN:       May 4 – 27, 2017; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

     WHERE:     The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East, Downtown Olympia 98501

     PRICE:        General: $34, Senior/Military: $31, Student/Youth: $20

$15 Rush Tickets available at Box Office 30 minutes prior to curtain

Out on a Limb - Experimental Dance

Event: 
Fri, 04/07/2017 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

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Eclectica! Harlequin's Season Announcement Party

Event: 
Sat, 04/01/2017 - 5:00pm

Coming to the State Theater: Harlequin’s 2018 Season Announcement Party

 Harlequin Productions’ annual fundraiser and season announcement party, ECLECTICA!, will be held on Saturday April 1 (no foolin’) from 5:00-8:00 pm at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Attendees will start with a catered dinner from Pellegrino’s and there will be a no-host bar. The evening includes Harlequin’s famous wine toss game, live auctioning of a few special items, and the announcement of their Season 2018 lineup of shows. Don’t be surprised if there’s maybe even a little tomfoolery to commemorate the holiday.

Guests will hear from the directors and artistic directors about each of the seven shows that have been chosen for Season 2018. Patrons will also enjoy some of their favorite actors giving readings from each of the shows. A song or two may be possible as well.

    WHO:                Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:             Eclectica!

     WHEN:             Saturday April 1, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 PM

     WHERE:          The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East, Downtown Olympia 98501

     PRICE:             $25 per person

     TICKETS:        Tickets and info available at www.harlequinproductions.org, or by calling 360/786-0151

The Understudy at Harlequin Productions

Event: 
Sun, 03/05/2017 - 2:00pm

Harlequin Productions presents The Understudy

Directed by Scot Whitney

 

Harlequin Productions presents The Understudy, a quirky comedy written by Theresa Rebeck. This production runs from March 2 – March 25, 2017, at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

Franz Kafka’s undiscovered masterpiece is the hilarious and apropos setting for Theresa Rebeck’s exploration of the existential vagaries of show business and life. Charged with running the understudy rehearsal for a Broadway production, Roxanne finds her professional and personal life colliding when Harry, a journeyman actor and her ex-fiancé, is cast as the understudy to Jake, a mid-tier action star yearning for legitimacy. As Harry and Jake find their common ground, Roxanne tries to navigate the rehearsal with a stoned light board operator and her own careening feelings about both actors and her past. Will the show go on? The Understudy is a dazzling and humanistic look at people trying to do what they love in the face of mounting obstacles until all anyone can do is dance.

     WHO:         Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:       The Understudy

     WHEN:       March 2 – 25, 2017; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

     WHERE:     The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East, Downtown Olympia 98501

     PRICE:        General: $34 Senior/Military: $31, Student/Youth: $20

$15 Rush Tickets available at Box Office 30 minutes prior to curtain

The Understudy at Harlequin Productions

Event: 
Thu, 03/02/2017 - 8:00pm

Harlequin Productions presents The Understudy

Directed by Scot Whitney

 

Harlequin Productions presents The Understudy, a quirky comedy written by Theresa Rebeck. This production runs from March 2 – March 25, 2017, at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

Franz Kafka’s undiscovered masterpiece is the hilarious and apropos setting for Theresa Rebeck’s exploration of the existential vagaries of show business and life. Charged with running the understudy rehearsal for a Broadway production, Roxanne finds her professional and personal life colliding when Harry, a journeyman actor and her ex-fiancé, is cast as the understudy to Jake, a mid-tier action star yearning for legitimacy. As Harry and Jake find their common ground, Roxanne tries to navigate the rehearsal with a stoned light board operator and her own careening feelings about both actors and her past. Will the show go on? The Understudy is a dazzling and humanistic look at people trying to do what they love in the face of mounting obstacles until all anyone can do is dance.

     WHO:         Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:       The Understudy

     WHEN:       March 2 – 25, 2017; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

     WHERE:     The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East, Downtown Olympia 98501

     PRICE:        General: $34 Senior/Military: $31, Student/Youth: $20

$15 Rush Tickets available at Box Office 30 minutes prior to curtain

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