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Building Rodgers and Hammerstein's Famous Waltz with the Artistic Team of CAROUSEL
 
April 18, 2015 at 5pm

 

Tickets: Free for Olney Theatre Center Members; $10 for Non-members

70 years ago, on April 19, 1945, the American theater scene changed forever when the curtain rose on opening night for Carousel. Instead of the familiar medley-based overture that started musicals before it, Carousel began with a ten-minute pantomimed musical sequence, choreographed by Agnes de Mille, which provided the exposition for the play. Join director Jason Loewith, music director Christopher Youstra, and choreographer Tommy Rapley to learn about how the team built this challenging number, and what story we’re hoping to tell.

 

Greater Olney Civic Association's
4th Annual Olney Idol
Part of Olney Days 2015
May 16, 2015 at 1:30 pm

 

Admission: A Package or Can of Non-Perishable Food (for Olney Help)

Contestants compete in age specific categories to become the 2015 Olney Idols. Olney Idol is part of the Greater Olney Civic Association's 2014 Olney Days Celebration. All entries are due by April 17, 2015.


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The Arthur Miller Century
May 16, 2015 at 5pm

 

Tickets: Free for Olney Theatre Center Members; $10 for Non-members

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Arthur Miller, widely considered one of this country’s greatest and most influential playwrights. Associate Artistic Director Jason King Jones and Michael Bloom, director of The Price, discuss Miller’s career and influence on American drama, including conversation about his seminal works Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, View from the Bridge, and All My Sons.

 

One Night With Weldon
June 5, 2015 at 8pm

 

Tickets: $25 for Olney Theatre Center Members; $35 for Non-members

Many of you may know Weldon Brown as the man who takes care of your Memberships, but did you know he’s an accomplished pianist and guitarist? Join Weldon and other special guests of the Olney Theatre Center Family for a casual evening around the piano. Who knows? You may even hear Artistic Director Jason Loewith sing a tune.

 

Musicals from Stage to Film and Back Again
June 27, 2015 at 5pm

 

Tickets: FREE for Olney Theatre Center Members; $10 for Non-members

With the Christmas 2014 releases of Into the Woods and a new version of Annie on the silver screen, the back-and-forth journey of musicals between film and stage may have entered a new era. Associate Artistic Director of Music Theatre Christopher Youstra and The Producers director Mark Waldrop take a fun-filled look at the history of musical comedy on both stage and film, featuring excerpts from Guys and Dolls, On the Town, and Chicago.

 

Help! My Father's a Writer and My Mother's an Actress!
September 5, 2015 at 5pm

 

Tickets: FREE for Olney Theatre Center Members; $10 for Non-members

Artistic families have long fascinated playwrights, from Chekhov (The Seagull) to Kaufman and Ferber (The Royal Family) to Coward (Hay Fever) to Donald Marguilies (2014’s The Country House). Join Associate Artistic Director Jason King Jones and Hay Fever director Eleanor Holdridge to learn about the dramaturgical combustion that comes from putting these wacky folks onstage with “normal” people.

 

Nöel Coward Cabaret
October 2, 2015 at 8pm

 

Tickets: $25 for Olney Theatre Center Members; $35 for Non-members

Join Associate Artistic Director of Music Theatre Christopher Youstra and special guests for an evening of songs by Hay Fever playwright Nöel Coward.

 

Cocktails with BAD DOG Playwright Jennifer Hoppe-House
October 3, 2015 at 5pm

 

Tickets: FREE for Olney Theatre Center Members; $10 for Non-members

Join one of television’s hottest writers (Nurse Jackie, Damages, the upcoming Grace and Frankie with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda) as she discusses her first professional foray into theater with our Rolling World Premiere of Bad Dog, moderated by Artistic Director Jason Loewith. Cash bar.

 

GUYS AND DOLLS: Behind-the-Scenes
November 14, 2015 at 5pm

 

Tickets: FREE for Olney Theatre Center Members; $10 for Non-members

Once the Artistic Director decides on a play, a huge team leaps into motion to make it happen, from audition to sitzprobe, from first rehearsal to final preview. Associate Artistic Director of Music Theatre Christopher Youstra is joined by Guys and Dolls director Jerry Whiddon and choreographer Michael Bobbitt to lead you through every step of the process, including a guided onstage tour.