Theater

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

Laughter on the 23rd Floor

Event: 
Thu, 03/05/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Harlequin Productions is delighted to present Neil Simon’s classic sidesplitting comedy, Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Inspired by the playwright’s early experience as a writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit Your Show of Shows, the play hilariously captures what it was like to work with Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Carl Reiner and the rest of the most famous writing staff in television history. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but all the stinging wit and comic drama you’d expect from this group of mad geniuses is preserved as they scramble to top each other and impress the show’s leading man, who happens to be the maddest of them all!

WHO: Harlequin Productions

WHAT:       Laughter on the 23rd Floor

WHEN:       March 5-28 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, Rush tickets available at Box Office ½ hour before curtain

Something Wicked Looks for Love

Event: 
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Something Wicked Looks for Love

An Improv Show that’s Ready to Mingle

 

The 39 Steps

Event: 
Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Following its smash-hit holiday musical, The Stardust Christmas Commotion, Harlequin Productions is set to raise the curtain on the second show of its 2015 Season. The 39 Steps is a comically uproarious stage version of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film thriller, featuring four actors playing 139 characters.

Richard Hannay is a bored Londoner until he tries to help a counter-espionage agent prevent an organization of spies from stealing top secret information. But when the agent is killed, Hannay stands accused of the murder and finds himself on the run with a beautiful stranger who is less than eager to help save him and thwart the spy ring. The (many) characters romp through a dizzying array of locations, train rides, chase scenes, and prat falls in this charmingly audacious homage to classic suspense cinema.

     WHO:         Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:       The 39 Steps

     WHEN:       January 22nd–February 14th 2015; Thursdays–Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm

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

The Head! That Wouldn't Die!

On a beautiful day in 1963, the brilliant intern Dr Bill Cortner and his fiance Jan are involved in an auto accident , in which Jan is decapitated. Using his new experimental serum, Bill manages to keep Jan alive. In a race against the clock Bill begins a search for the perfect body for his darling Jan.

As Bill's quest takes a dark turn, so do things in the lab. Jan is awake and her senses are heightened by the serum that is keeping her alive. Wishing for death's release, Jan forges alliances with Dr. Cortner's less successful experiments.

In a new adaptation by the TAO Collective of the classic B movie The Brain That Wouldn't DIE, this all original musical will tickle your funny bone, get your toes tapping and maybe give you a chill or two in the process.

 

Pay what you can performance on Thurs Dec 11th!

Something Wicked Goes for the Gold: An Improv Comedy Show

Event: 
Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

The Stardust Christmas Commotion

Event: 
Fri, 11/28/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

 

It's mid-December 1958 and the Stardust club has been hired to host a hurry-up wedding reception for a mysterious couple. It’s a race to beat the clock, further complicated by the arrival of a social worker looking for a fugitive from a foster home. And she’s pretty sure she’s looking in the right place.

 

But the show must go on, and the gang sings and dances some of the greatest rat pack and rock’n’roll songs of the era in their search for holiday magic. This is the nineteenth year of the South Sound’s Stardust Christmas tradition!

WHEN: November 28th-December 31st, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00PM, Sundays at 2:00PM (plus a 2:00PM matinee on Christmas Eve, and a special 7:00PM performance on New Year's Eve)

PRICE: General: $39, Senior/Military: $35, Student/Youth: $25, Rush tickets available at Box Office ½ hour before curtain

DEALS: Pay What You Can Night: December 3rd, Ladies’ Night Out: December 5th, Pride Night:  December 12th

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