Theater

A Rock'n'Roll Twelfth Night

Event: 
Thu, 06/19/2014 (All day)

 Our story takes us to the island of Dyleria wherein Shakespeare's characters bear a striking resemblance to rock icons. The shipwrecked Viola arrives disguised as a boy, unwittingly setting off a chain reaction of romances gone awry, mistaken identities, love triangles, and ultimately, one of Shakespeare’s funniest plays. And how does our group of history’s most legendary musicians react to all this confusion? By rocking out of course! Serious Shakespeare. Serious Rock'n'Roll.

Runs June 19-July 20. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm.

Tickets: General $38, Senior/Military $35, Student/Youth $25. Half-price rush tix available 1/2 hr before curtain.

Call for tickets and info: (360) 786-0151 or visit www.harlequinproductions.org

 

 

 

 

 

The Blooming Season Musical

Event: 
Fri, 05/30/2014 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

If left un-lost, all love has lost its scale...” The Blooming Season

Love, like all things, changes with the seasons. The spring lovers of every generation rise like tulips in April, where dormant passions awaken in the heat of summer, and cool in an autumn of understanding and devotion. Based on the Chinese dramatic treasures The Peony PavilionThe Western Wing, and Qiannu's Soul Leaves Her BodyThe Blooming Season is the story of three pairs of such lovers, each bound to the consequences truly epic love guarantees.

By harmonizing Western music, script writing and modern staging techniques with traditional Chinese dramatic and performing aesthetics, The Blooming Season presents a synthesis of East and West unique in the modern theater.

FUNDERDOME!

Event: 
Wed, 05/14/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Welcome to the future of comedy! Something Wicked is Harlequin Productions’ acclaimed improv comedy troupe. Their shows have cured countless chronic frowners, and now they’re back and ready to deliver the laughs in another high-energy comedy extravaganza. All they need is you and your suggestions!

Fighting Over Beverley

Event: 
Sun, 05/04/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

A love triangle between three septuagenarians begins when Beverley's ex-fiance Archie arrives unannounced at her Gloucester home. He intends to marry her and take her to England with him. The catch? She's still married to Zelly, the Yank she left him for at the end of World War II. "He's had you for 53 years," Archie claims, "Enough is enough."

WHEN:            May 1 – May 24 2014, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 2:00 PM

WHERE:          The Historic State Theater, 202 4th Ave E, downtown Olympia

PRICE:            General: $31, Senior/Military: $28, Student/Youth: $20

Rush tickets available at Box Office ½ hour before curtain

SPECIALS:     Pay What You Can: May 7, Ladies’ Night Out: May 9, Pride Night: May 16

TICKETS:       Call for tickets and info: 360-786-0151 or visit www.harlequinproductions.org

 

 

Fighting Over Beverley

Event: 
Thu, 05/01/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

A love triangle between three septuagenarians begins when Beverley's ex-fiance Archie arrives unannounced at her Gloucester home. He intends to marry her and take her to England with him. The catch? She's still married to Zelly, the Yank she left him for at the end of World War II. "He's had you for 53 years," Archie claims, "Enough is enough."

WHEN:            May 1 – May 24 2014, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 2:00 PM

WHERE:          The Historic State Theater, 202 4th Ave E, downtown Olympia

PRICE:            General: $31, Senior/Military: $28, Student/Youth: $20

Rush tickets available at Box Office ½ hour before curtain

SPECIALS:     Pay What You Can: May 7, Ladies’ Night Out: May 9, Pride Night: May 16

TICKETS:       Call for tickets and info: 360-786-0151 or visit www.harlequinproductions.org

 

 

 

Theater Artists Olympia presents: Chamber Music by Arthur Kopit in our NEW HOME THE MIDNIGHT SUN

Event: 
Fri, 04/25/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Chamber Music by Arthur Kopit
directed by pug Bujeaud


Theater Artists Olympia is proud to present Arthur Kopit’s absurdist black comedy, Chamber Music. The year is 1939 as we join the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Duly-Elected Grievance and Someday Governing Committee of Wing Five, Women's Section; and there is much to discuss. Poor Amelia Earhart just wants to go home but has been captured and left to rot in the asylum with all the other members of the committee, who unlike Amelia (?) all suffer from delusions of grandeur believing they are famous women from across the centuries. Susan B. Anthony doesn't want to hear it, Joan of Arc's pants keep rusting, and Isabella of Spain just can't figure out what to do about Columbus. While these are all compelling issues, the important topic of discussion is what to do about the threat from the men's ward…



Theater Artists Olympia (TAO) began as a group of like-minded theater folk who simply wanted to create great art and work on shows they had a passion for. The first full production ever mounted was actually Chamber Music at the Mariah Art space in fall 2003. Up to this point it's been a gypsy life, performing in 10 different venues up and down I-5 from Centralia to Tacoma.The Midnight Sun, a historic and invaluable local resource for artists, is now going to be TAO's home. Re-staging Chamber Music, our first ever show, as the first show produced in our new space seemed fitting and great way to celebrate a whole new beginning.

WHERE: The Midnight Sun Performance Space N 113 Columbia St.
PRICE: $12
TICKETS: Available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/633277, or at INFO: 360.259.2743 or online at www.olytheater.com
MATINEE: Sunday, April 27th - 2:00-3:00 PM

ECLECTICA!

Event: 
Sun, 04/13/2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

ECLECTICA! is Harlequin Productions’ annual season announcement celebration. The party will feature live entertainment, cash prize drawings, a wine toss, delicious food & drinks, and of course, the unveiling of Harlequin’s 2015 lineup of shows. Harlequin will also be auctioning off fabulous items like ocean-side getaways, dinner/hotel/show packages, and a ringside seat at a private performance. Gut-busting laughs will be provided courtesy of Something Wicked, Harlequin’s very own improv comedy troupe. And by the way, admission comes with dinner and a free drink. A night of revelry and merriment awaits all at ECLECTICA!

PRICE:            $25 per person in advance, $35 per person after April 4th

TICKETS:       Call for tickets and info: (360) 786-0151 or visit www.harlequinproductions.org

 

Jusby's Crash Course Clown Camp

Event: 
Sat, 04/12/2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Students age 7 through 17 will learn the basics of clowning from a professional clown-educator. They will have the opportunity to try classic clown tricks and discover their first clown characters. Activities will include: Laughter yoga, juggling & object manipulation, solo, duo & ensemble improvisation, and a final performance for Spring Arts Walk on April 25. This is a two-part workshop series with a culminating performance, participation in both sessions and the performance is strongly encouraged. Sign up beginning March 29 at the Olympia Youth Services desk, or by phone at (360) 352-0595. Sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library.

Something Wicked Strikes Back

Event: 
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Something Hilarious This Way Comes! Something Wicked is back to deliver their tenacious brand of improv comedy and blow your mind with untamed merriment! Several wonderful guest troupes participated in what was an incredible 1st Annual South Sound Improv Comedy Festival last month, but now it’s time for Something Wicked’s first ever solo show. Troupe leader Christian Doyle has made one thing clear from the start: every show will be completely different. Now he, and the other ten wicked minds, are primed to deliver a show concept unlike any, ever. The improv comedy troupe based out of Harlequin Productions is back and ready to spread a new strain of wildly contagious laughter!

 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Event: 
Sun, 03/09/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:45pm

A wealthy southern family gathers to celebrate the 65th birthday of Big Daddy, but a number of evils poison the gaiety. Greed, sins of the past, and desperate hopes for the future fuel a rising competition for favor as Big Daddy's impending death becomes apparent. Maggie, Big Daddy’s daughter-in-law, wants to give him the news that she’s finally become pregnant by his favorite son, Brick, but Brick won’t cooperate, preferring to stay in a mild alcoholic haze the entire length of his visit. Swarming around Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving relatives, all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son.

 

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