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Book by Lynn Ahrens • Music by Stephen Flaherty • Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy
Directed by Alan Muraoko

April 9 – May 4, 2014 on the Mainstage

From the Tony Award-winning creators of RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL comes a glorious, Caribbean-infused family musical of enormous heart and magical wisdom. Set in Haiti in the early 20th Century, ISLAND follows the story’s young heroine, Ti Moune, as she uses the power of love and storytelling to bring together a community torn apart but racial and economic difference. Full of capricious gods, island magic, and joyous dance numbers, Olney’s production is directed by Alan Muraoka, proprietor of Sesame Street’s Hooper’s Store since 1997. Recommended for ages 5 and up

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jason King Jones

July 17 – August 4, 2014 on the Root Family Stage

Shakespeare’s glorious tale of magical creatures, love and forgiveness on a faraway island is sure to captivate in our outdoor space, the Root Family Stage. In celebration of their 65th consecutive year of touring, we’ll be returning to an old format we’ve used in the past, in which National Players veterans compose half of the cast of this professional show, mentoring current National Players who take the younger roles. Recommended for ages 8 and up

Member perks for Olney’s Free Shakespeare include reserved lawn seating and special opportunities to meet with the cast and creative team.

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID — DC Area Premiere
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater • Music by Alan Menken • Book by Doug Wright
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker and Ron Clements

November 12 – December 28, 2014 on the Mainstage

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind to live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking. Recommended for ages 5 and up


Apr 12, 2014 at 4pm

Jul 26, 2014 at 5pm

Nov 15, 2014 at 5pm

Meet Sesame Street’s Alan Muroaka, director of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, at this fun-filled family event with Caribbean-inspired arts and crafts, music and food! The gods of the island - Papa Ge, Erzulie, Agwe and Asaka - join the fun and talk about how they created their characters.

Ever wanted to be a clown? Not one in a big wig and white makeup, but a real clown? Shakespeare’s plays are full of clowns, like THE TEMPEST’s Stephano and Trinculo; join them and members of the National Players for a free one-hour class on being a clown the Shakespeare way!

How do you make a mermaid swim onstage? What are Ursula’s tentacles made of? Find out with the costume and set designer of THE LITTLE MERMAID at this special look at onstage magic with the people who make it - and try on Ursula’s tentacles for yourself!

Family Series members also receive FREE TICKETS to the National Players’ productions of AS YOU LIKE IT (August 27-31) and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (September 17-21) in Olney’s Historic Theatre.

In Addition, All Members Receive:

Great savings – Up to 30% off Single Ticket Price • Guaranteed priority seating in all venues • $5 off additional tickets • Free ticket exchange
and replacement • Early notification of special events • FREE admission to Member Access Events for your Series • One (1) 1/2 price
ticket to a show in another series