Theater

Summer Improv at Harlequin Productions

Event: 
Wed, 07/01/2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Summer Improv Comedy at Harlequin Productions

Harlequin Productions’ celebrated improv troupe, Something Wicked, presents their newest improv comedy show, The United States of Improv, on Wednesday July 1. The show takes place from 8:00-9:30 PM at the State Theater in downtown Olympia and features high-energy improvised scenes guided by audience suggestions.

     WHO:               Harlequin Productions presents Something Wicked

     WHAT:             The United States of Improv

     WHEN:             Wednesday July 1, 2015 from 8:00-9:30 PM

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

Sixties Chicks Too

Event: 
Sun, 06/21/2015 - 2:00pm

A Musical Celebration at Harlequin Productions

 On June 18, Harlequin Productions opens Sixties Chicks Too, a musical celebration of the 1960’s greatest female singers and songwriters. This Harlequin original musical runs through July 19 at the State Theater in downtown Olympia.

The show features songs by such artists as Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, The Supremes, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, and more. 

The cast includes Harlequin veterans Stacie Calkins (A Rock’n’Roll Twelfth Night), LaVon Hardison (Clybourne Park, Intimate Apparel, the 2009 staging of Sixties Chicks, and multiple Stardust musicals), and Amy Shephard (Or, The Stardust Christmas BlizzardThe Stardust Christmas Commotion) plus newcomer to the Harlequin stage, Gretchen Boyt.

Sixties Chicks Too

Event: 
Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:00pm

A Musical Celebration at Harlequin Productions

 On June 18, Harlequin Productions opens Sixties Chicks Too, a musical celebration of the 1960’s greatest female singers and songwriters. This Harlequin original musical runs through July 19 at the State Theater in downtown Olympia.

The show features songs by such artists as Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, The Supremes, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, and more. 

The cast includes Harlequin veterans Stacie Calkins (A Rock’n’Roll Twelfth Night), LaVon Hardison (Clybourne Park, Intimate Apparel, the 2009 staging of Sixties Chicks, and multiple Stardust musicals), and Amy Shephard (Or, The Stardust Christmas Blizzard, The Stardust Christmas Commotion) plus newcomer to the Harlequin stage, Gretchen Boyt.

   WHO:               Harlequin Productions

Improv Night at Harlequin Productions

Event: 
Wed, 05/20/2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Something Wicked, the improv comedy troupe of Harlequin Productions, presents You Are Here: An Improv Show on Wednesday May 20 from 8-9:30 PM. The show features the celebrated comedy troupe performing their high-energy brand of improv in a performance guided by audience suggestions.

In the first act, Something Wicked will perform a series of quick, fast-paced games. In the second act, the troupe will present an improv format called a ‘monoscene.’ In this format, an improvised story takes place entirely in a single location, which is selected by the audience.

 “The short-form games are always a crowd pleaser,” said troupe member Vanessa Postil. “And the long-form piece we’ll be doing is a really interesting and fun format. This one’s going to be an awesome show.”

 Improv fans can purchase tickets at harlequinproductions.org, or by calling 360/786-0151. Admission is $15 with $10 rush tickets available at the Box Office 30 minutes before the show.

     WHO:               Harlequin Productions presents Something Wicked

Time Stands Still at Harlequin Productions - Sunday Matinees

Event: 
Sun, 05/10/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

On May 7th, Harlequin Productions opens Time Stands Still by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies. This bold and provocative drama, which received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play in 2009, runs through May 30th at the State Theater in downtown Olympia.

 

Set in an industrial loft in Brooklyn, Time Stands Still explores the conflicted imperatives of Sarah, a photo journalist who has returned from covering the Iraq war after being injured by a roadside bomb. She and her professional and personal partner James have spent their lives living on the edge, risking everything to tell the world’s most important stories. They now find themselves confronted with the prospect of a more conventional life.

     WHEN:             May 7th – May 30th 2015; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

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

     PRICE:             General: $32, Senior/Military: $29, Student/Youth: $20

Time Stands Still at Harlequin Productions

Event: 
Thu, 05/07/2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

On May 7th, Harlequin Productions opens Time Stands Still by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies. This bold and provocative drama, which received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play in 2009, runs through May 30th at the State Theater in downtown Olympia.

 

Set in an industrial loft in Brooklyn, Time Stands Still explores the conflicted imperatives of Sarah, a photo journalist who has returned from covering the Iraq war after being injured by a roadside bomb. She and her professional and personal partner James have spent their lives living on the edge, risking everything to tell the world’s most important stories. They now find themselves confronted with the prospect of a more conventional life.

     WHEN:             May 7th – May 30th 2015; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

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

     PRICE:             General: $32, Senior/Military: $29, Student/Youth: $20

Eclectica!

Event: 
Sun, 04/19/2015 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Harlequin Productions’ annual fundraiser and season announcement party, Eclectica!, is coming up on Sunday April 19th at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. The event will take place from 5:00-8:00 PM and include catered dinner, no-host bar, live entertainment, a wine toss, a live auction, and the announcement of Harlequin’s Season 2016 lineup of shows.

“The 2016 Season is Harlequin’s 25th anniversary season,” said Managing Artistic Director Scot Whitney. “We’ve got some surprises in store to mark the occasion.”

Entertainment will be provided by the acclaimed musical duo Red & Ruby, featuring LaVon Hardison and Vince Brown. In addition, Harlequin’s improv troupe, Something Wicked, will present live improv comedy.

Eclectica! is always a very fun event,” commented Harlequin Artistic Director Linda Whitney. “Red & Ruby are fabulous, and Something Wicked will be hilarious as always. The evening promises to be a lot of fun for all.”

Tickets can be purchased by calling 360-786-0151, or online at harlequinproductions.org.

The 2nd Annual South Sound Improv Comedy Festival

Event: 
Fri, 04/03/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

 

The 2nd Annual South Sound Improv Comedy Festival is Coming to Harlequin

 

Something Wicked has a Slumber Party

Event: 
Wed, 03/18/2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Olympia’s silliest group of improv maniacs is back with a new show! Join the fun as Harlequin Productions’ acclaimed improv comedy troupe Something Wicked takes the stage in Something Wicked has a Slumber Party. Sometimes slumber parties have gossip stories, sometimes they have scary stories, but on Wednesday March 18th, Something Wicked’s slumber party will be chalk full of wild and hilarious improvised stories!

Come dressed in your PJ’s and receive a voucher for ½ off a concessions item of your choice!

 

 Featuring special guest standup comedian Morgan Picton!

 WHO:         Harlequin Productions presents Something Wicked

 WHAT:       Something Wicked has a Slumber Party

 WHEN:       Wednesday March 18,2015 from 8:00-9:30 PM (end time is approximate)

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

Chekov's "The Cherry Orchard" at Evergreen

Event: 
Fri, 03/13/2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

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