The Nightmare Before Improv

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

On Wednesday October 15th starting at 8:00pm, Harlequin Productions presents a haunted improv show with their celebrated improv comedy troupe, Something Wicked. The Nightmare Before Improv is Something Wicked’s annual Halloween spectacular! Those brave enough to attend can expect frighteningly funny Halloween-themed improv comedy, a costume contest, and an evening of ghostly delights. Guests are encouraged to come dressed up and join the fun as Something Wicked puts the “Ha!” in Halloween. Prepare to laugh yourself…to death!!

      WHO:         Harlequin Productions presents Something Wicked

     WHAT:       The Nightmare Before Improv

     WHEN:       Wednesday October 15th from 8:00–9:30 PM

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

Clybourne Park

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Clybourne Park is an outrageous modern comedy that fearlessly, and hilariously, tackles some of the most challenging social issues of our time. Act One takes place in an all-white neighborhood in 1959 Chicago, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house 50 years later as a white family attempts to move into the now predominately African-American neighborhood, which is struggling to hold its ground in the face of gentrification. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play offers fascinating and original insights into issues surrounding race, political correctness, and what truly makes a community. Bruce Norris’ incredible script brilliantly balances humor and heartbreak to deliver a powerful and enlightening experience. “Vital, sharp-witted, and ferociously smart.” ~The New York Times

 WHO:             Harlequin Productions

WHAT:            Clybourne Park

WHEN:            October 2nd –25th; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees as 2:00pm

Something Wicked Goes Back to School

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

It’s that time of year again– leaves are turning color and students everywhere are preparing for classes to start back up. But Something Wicked is here to eliminate those post-summer blues with a new improv show, Something Wicked Goes Back to School! Harlequin Productions’ celebrated group of improv comics presents a show about the joys (and tragedies) of going back to school. They’ve grabbed their letterman’s jackets, their pom-pom’s, and their prom dates, and all they need now is you and your suggestions!


Thu, 08/21/2014 (All day)

This startling new comedy shines its spotlight on the inhabitants of a tiny town whose insignificant and bumbling lives somehow manage to reflect and remind us of the vast wonder of life and the universe we all live in. Inspired by Thornton Wilder’s classic play, Our Town, it will challenge your convictions about birth, death, and everything in between.

Jusby's Clown Camp 4

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:00pm - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:00pm

Our Clown Counselors support young clowns to build their characters & skills into a salon-sized circus performance! Juggling, Balloon Twisting, Magic, Puppetry, Make-Up, Costume, Character, Jokes & Stories, Music, Applause, Cheering & Healthy Laughter
Participants will discover and develop their unique clown character’s look, voice, and skills. At the conclusion of the camp they should be ready and willing to participate in a small group circus, parade, and other public or private events where clowns are an appropriate and welcome addition.
$140 for 20 hour program (10-2pm)
$180 for 30 hour Extended program (9-3pm)
50% Discount for Siblings and Previous Campers


The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:15pm

This summer, Animal Fire Theatre presents William Shakespeare's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA. Shakespeare fans know that this comedy of love and friendship lost and found again is a true time capsule of its age and of sixteenth century ideas about how love and relationships should work. Today, some of these ideas have been discarded and others have been allowed to change form and linger. Animal Fire chose this comedy as their followup to Hamlet and Julius Caesar because it engages with issues far more present our modern world with a joviality guaranteed to please. Staged with a sharp wit and packed to the brim with comic delights, the show features some of Olympia’s best talent, music and even “a bit with a dog”. 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona runs July 24 – August 10th. During the first weekend, you will find the show at Animal Fire's old home of Priest Point Park, July 24th – 26th at 7 pm and July 27th at 2 pm. The show goes on tour during its second weekend, with two 7 pm stops on July 31st and August 1st at the Tumwater Farmer's Market, at the southwest corner of Capitol Boulevard and Israel Road, plus a 2 pm matinee at the Griswold Building in downtown Olympia, 310 4th Ave E. The troupe returns to Priest Point Park for closing weekend, with 7 pm shows August 7th, and 8th and 2 pm matinees on August 9th and10th. All shows are free to the public and guests are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets. 

Double Double Feature

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Right before your very eyes, Harlequin Productions’ own improv troupe, Something Wicked, will forge

not one, not two, but.... well yes, TWO movies from audience suggestions. Experience the wonder as the


Wicked’s weave full-length stories out of thin air live onstage. Prepare to be Astonishatized!


WHO: Harlequin Productions presents Something Wicked

WHAT:       Double Double Feature, an Improvised Movie Night

WHEN:       Wednesday, July 9 at 8:00 PM

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

PRICE:       $15 general, $10 rush tickets available at Box Office ½ hour before curtain

TICKETS:  Call for tickets and info: 360-786-0151 or visit


RATING:    Rated NS for Not Scripted

A Rock'n'Roll Twelfth Night

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






The Blooming Season Musical

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.


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!

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