Theater

Mitten Puppet Show

Event: 
Fri, 01/27/2017 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Ripples Puppet Theatre presents a puppet show based on the Ukrainian folktale, "The Mitten". This charming story about animals sharing a home in a lost mitten is accompanied by live music and storytelling. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library.

Age Group: Children 3-6 years, Children grades 1-3

The Tumwater Timberland Library is located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

 

My Name is Rachel Corrie

Event: 
Sun, 01/22/2017 - 2:00pm

Harlequin Productions presents, My Name is Rachel Corrie,  a humanizing, mature drama taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie, edited by Katherine Viner and the late Alan Rickman. This production runs January 19 –February 11, 2017, at the State Theater in Downtown Olympia. Tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

 

A native of Olympia, Rachel Corrie was an Evergreen State College student who joined the International Solidarity Movement and traveled to the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada in 2003. She was killed by an armored bulldozer while acting as a human shield in an attempt to stop the destruction of a house. Seen by many as a political martyr, her death has, in many ways, overshadowed her life. However, Rachel’s story, told entirely through her own journals from the age of eight, reveals a complex individual of surprising compassion and inspiring integrity.

 

My Name is Rachel Corrie premiered at the Royal Court Theater in London in 2006. This is the first production of the play in her home town. The play is 90 minutes in length with no intermission. Each performance will be followed by a guided talkback to allow patrons to ask questions and share thoughts about the production.

 

 

     WHO:               Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:             My Name Is Rachel Corrie

     WHEN:             January 19 – February 11, 2017; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

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

My Name is Rachel Corrie

Event: 
Thu, 01/19/2017 - 8:00pm

 

Harlequin Productions presents, My Name is Rachel Corrie,  a humanizing, mature drama taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie, edited by Katherine Viner and the late Alan Rickman. This production runs January 19 –February 11, 2017, at the State Theater in Downtown Olympia. Tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

 

A native of Olympia, Rachel Corrie was an Evergreen State College student who joined the International Solidarity Movement and traveled to the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada in 2003. She was killed by an armored bulldozer while acting as a human shield in an attempt to stop the destruction of a house. Seen by many as a political martyr, her death has, in many ways, overshadowed her life. However, Rachel’s story, told entirely through her own journals from the age of eight, reveals a complex individual of surprising compassion and inspiring integrity.

 

My Name is Rachel Corrie premiered at the Royal Court Theater in London in 2006. This is the first production of the play in her home town. The play is 90 minutes in length with no intermission. Each performance will be followed by a guided talkback to allow patrons to ask questions and share thoughts about the production.

 

 

     WHO:               Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:             My Name Is Rachel Corrie

     WHEN:             January 19 – February 11, 2017; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

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

Of Mice and Men

Event: 
Thu, 01/12/2017 - 7:30pm - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:30pm

Capital High School is putting on John Steinbecks Of Mice and Men. This show will run in January on the 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 each show starting at 7:30 pm. Staff, tech, and actors are becoming more excited by each day to share this touching production with the community in Olympia. Call the box office at (360)596-8053 with any questions. Tickets can be bought at the door. This show includes mature themes, situations, and strong language. 

The Stardust Christmas Enchantment

Event: 
Sun, 11/27/2016 - 2:00pm

Harlequin Productions Presents A Holiday Musical for all to Enjoy 

Harlequin Productions presents The Stardust Christmas Enchantment by Harlow Reed, which runs from November 25 – December 31, 2016, at the State Theater in Downtown Olympia. Tickets to this musical comedy for all ages are available at harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

This production kicks off Harlequin Productions’ 2017 Season. This is the 21st installment of Harlequin’s highly popular tradition of original musicals set in the Stardust Club in Manhattan, celebrating the season with song, dance and laughs.

This Harlequin original series has brightened the holidays for twenty-one seasons and has become a regional tradition for the whole family. Set in 1960 this year, the gang celebrates the election of John F. Kennedy to the White House and the sense that America has entered a new age. However, mysterious events involving myth and magic draw them into circumstances only the spirit of Christmas can untangle. Features popular music of the time, dance and comedy for anyone ready to enjoy the holidays!

     WHO:               Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:             The Stardust Christmas Enchantment

     WHEN:             November 25 – December 31, 2016; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

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

     PRICE:             General: $48, Senior/Military: $44, Student/Youth: $25

The Stardust Christmas Enchantment

Event: 
Fri, 11/25/2016 - 8:00pm

Harlequin Productions Presents A Holiday Musical for all to Enjoy 

Harlequin Productions presents The Stardust Christmas Enchantment by Harlow Reed, which runs from November 25 – December 31, 2016, at the State Theater in Downtown Olympia. Tickets to this musical comedy for all ages are available at harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

This production kicks off Harlequin Productions’ 2017 Season. This is the 21st installment of Harlequin’s highly popular tradition of original musicals set in the Stardust Club in Manhattan, celebrating the season with song, dance and laughs.

This Harlequin original series has brightened the holidays for twenty-one seasons and has become a regional tradition for the whole family. Set in 1960 this year, the gang celebrates the election of John F. Kennedy to the White House and the sense that America has entered a new age. However, mysterious events involving myth and magic draw them into circumstances only the spirit of Christmas can untangle. Features popular music of the time, dance and comedy for anyone ready to enjoy the holidays!

     WHO:               Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:             The Stardust Christmas Enchantment

     WHEN:             November 25 – December 31, 2016; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

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

     PRICE:             General: $48, Senior/Military: $44, Student/Youth: $25

It Can't Happen Here: An Evening of Theater

Event: 
Mon, 10/10/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join the Olympia Theater Club as it performs selections from the play “It Can't Happen Here", Sinclair Lewis and John C. Moffett’s 1936 adaptation of the famous novel. Mirroring the rise of fascism in Europe, this cautionary tale follows the election of a populist demagogue who pledges to return the country to prosperity and greatness. Despite the extremity of his actions, many make excuses and reassure themselves that fascism “can’t happen here”--only to find that they are wrong.

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

Harlequin Productions Presents The Last Five Years

Event: 
Sun, 08/21/2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Harlequin Productions Presents The Last Five Years
A Musical about the Highs of Love and the Lows of Loss
On August 18, Harlequin Productions opens The Last Five Years, an award-winning musical by multi Tony-award winning composer Jason Robert Brown. The show runs until September 10 at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Tickets are available now at harlequinproductions.org.
The Last Five Years features only two actors and tells the story of the rise and fall of a five-year relationship between Jamie and Cathy, played by musical theater veterans Aaron Lamb and Katherine Strohmaier. The two take turns singing songs, telling the story from their point of view. However, Jamie begins his story at the beginning of the relationship and each song moves him forward in time, while Cathy begins at the end of the relationship and each song moves her backward in time. “This unique storytelling technique adds great nuance to the story,” said Harlequin Artistic Director Linda Whitney. “Add in Jason Robert Brown’s breathtaking musical score, and the result is a powerful story of love and loss and a poignant examination of modern-day relationships.”
This is the third musical Harlequin is staging this season, something that has never happened in the company’s 25-year history. It is a special commemoration of Harlequin’s silver anniversary season.

The Last Five Years

Event: 
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Harlequin Productions Presents The Last Five Years
A Musical about the Highs of Love and the Lows of Loss
On August 18, Harlequin Productions opens The Last Five Years, an award-winning musical by multi Tony-award winning composer Jason Robert Brown. The show runs until September 10 at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Tickets are available now at harlequinproductions.org.
The Last Five Years features only two actors and tells the story of the rise and fall of a five-year relationship between Jamie and Cathy, played by musical theater veterans Aaron Lamb and Katherine Strohmaier. The two take turns singing songs, telling the story from their point of view. However, Jamie begins his story at the beginning of the relationship and each song moves him forward in time, while Cathy begins at the end of the relationship and each song moves her backward in time. “This unique storytelling technique adds great nuance to the story,” said Harlequin Artistic Director Linda Whitney. “Add in Jason Robert Brown’s breathtaking musical score, and the result is a powerful story of love and loss and a poignant examination of modern-day relationships.”
This is the third musical Harlequin is staging this season, something that has never happened in the company’s 25-year history. It is a special commemoration of Harlequin’s silver anniversary season.

Vikki Gasko Green - Ventriloquist & Puppets

Event: 
Thu, 07/28/2016 - 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Jump on board for a Global Safari - a magical, geographical adventure with ventriloquist Vikki and her cast of critters. Program paid for by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.

Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501. 
Phone: 360-943-7790. 
Intercity Transit route 12/13.

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