Olympic Theatre Arts 2018-2019 Season!
A romping renaissance reading of the bard presented in our beautifully decorated Elizabethan Hall, enjoy a series of vignettes featuring the words and witticisms that still amuse today.
April 12-14, 2019 a Special Event in the Gathering Hall
Olympic Theatre Arts is expanding its yearly Shakespearean reader’s theatre production into a full scale Renaissance Faire this year. The festivities begin on Friday, April 12 and continue through the weekend. OTA will open the doors to reveal a lavishly decorated Elizabethan Hall on Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Admission to the event is set at $15 per person for the show only but patrons will be encouraged to become fully engaged by partaking in the many other Renaissance Faire offerings before and throughout the program time.
These additional offerings include:
- Costume Rentals – dress the part by wearing period adornments selected for you by OTA costume designer. Prices vary from full dress to just a fun hat.
- Reverse a Royal seat – There will be limited seating available to enjoy the festivities as Royalty. Be a King or a Queen or a Lord or a Lady with premier seats and lots of special attention and perks.
- Food and Drink – Refreshments of all sorts will be available for purchase throughout the affair from pickles to skewered poultry and from wine and cider to mead.
- Sonnets and Insults – Shakespearean actors will solicit your coins to deliver a sonnet or an insult to another reveler in the room.
- Jail time – Take an opportunity to send someone to jail (don’t worry, its harmless enough), one coin to lock someone up and one coin to free them.
At check-in patrons will be able to purchase coins in $5 increments to use throughout the affair or register with a credit card and receive a special medallion to flash for purchase of any offerings.
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
Lily, an aging but formidable retiree, hires Michael, an acerbic dance instructor, to give her dance lessons in her condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. They swing dance, tango, foxtrot, and cha-cha while sharing barbs and intimacies along with the dance steps.
Written by Richard Alfieri – Directed by Greg Scherer
June 7-16, 2019 a Limited Run Production in the Gathering Hall
A casual drink turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner as the anxieties of the blind date partners take on a life of their own. Singing and dancing them through ice-breakers, appetizers and conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?
Adaptation by Austin Winsberg, Music and Lyrcis by AlanZachary and Michael Wiener
Directed by Christy Holy, Musical Direction by Stephen Humphrey
April 26–May 12, 2019 a Full Run Musical Production on Main Stage
The Immigrant Garden – Letters
An order from a seed catalogue begins a friendship transcending time and oceans. A modern day classic that will continue to please as long as there are flower gardens and hearts that grow them.
Written by Caroline Wood – Directed by Cathy Marshall
July 12 – 21, 2019 a Limited Run Production in the Gathering Hall
Full Run Production times are generally Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM. Preview Night is the Thursday preceding Opening Night at 7:30 PM; Pay What You Will night happens on the second Thursday of the run at 7:30 PM.
Opening Night is always followed by a champagne reception! Reserved seating tickets for individual regular performances will be available here, starting August 10, where you can check specific dates and times. Tickets for special performances, Preview Night, and Pay What You Will Night are available only at the door or in advance through the Box Office.