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OLNEY THEATRE CENTER LAUNCHES NEW PERFORMANCE SERIES
FEATURING JAZZ, DRAG, SPOKEN WORD, TYA AND CABARETS

Launches new All-Access Membership that allows patrons to pay once and see all events, including theatre productions

Olney, MD — April 12, 2022 — The Olney Performance Series launches later this
month with a wide variety of performances ranging from jazz to theatre for young
audiences and kicking off on April 22 & 23 with a two-night competitive poetry slam
hosted by Simply Sherri. At the same time, Olney has begun selling its All-Access
Membership which for $99 grants admission to everything Olney Theatre produces and
presents between April 1 - June 30, 2022.

Ticket prices range from $15 - $35 and can be purchased via olneytheatre.org or the
box office (301-924-3400).

The schedule is as follows:

Spoken Word: Poetry Slam
April 22 & 23, 2022
8:00 pm
Mainstage
A two-night competition with cash prizes
hosted by Simply Sherri.

TYA: Imagination Stage’s Mother
Goose

April 23 & 24, 2022
10:00 am & 11:30 am
Mainstage

Black Parade: A Drag Show Tribute
To The Black Icons In Music

Friday, April 29, 2022
8:00 pm
1938 Original Theatre

Jazz: Lena Seikaly
Saturday, April 30, 2022
8:00 pm
1938 Original Theatre

Jazz: Birckhead - A Night Of Jazz
Celebrating The Scope Of Black
American Music

Friday, May 6, 2022 at 8:00 pm
1938 Original Theatre

Cabaret: Takes One To Know One
featuring Malinda and Vincent
Kempinski

Saturday, May 7, 2022
2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
1938 Original Theatre

Disney Singalong
May 14 & 15, 2022
10:00 am & 12:00 pm
1938 Original Theatre

Cabaret: Nova Y. Payton & Donna
Migliaccio

Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 2:00 pm
1938 Original Theatre

Cabaret: Time to Shine featuring
Rayshun LaMarr

Friday, May 27, 2022 at 8:00 pm
1938 Original Theatre

Jazz: Mark Meadows
Saturday May 28th 2022 at 8:00pm
1938 Original Theatre

VACCINATION POLICY

Masks and proof of COVID vaccination are required to attend for all patrons. Exemptions may be made for those who are not vaccinated, such as children under 5, people with certain medical conditions preventing vaccination, or those with closely held religious beliefs. These patrons must provide proof of a timely negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours or a rapid antigen test taken within six hours of showtime.Visit OlneyTheatre.org/vax for more information.

ABOUT OLNEY THEATRE CENTER

Mission
Olney Theatre Center for the Arts produces and curates theatrical performance for the diverse audiences in our community, and educates, learns from, supports and inspires a more inclusive generation of theater-makers.

Vision
We strive to become an arts and culture powerhouse, redefining the American regional theater movement by cultivating and sharing the creativity of our community.

History
Founded in 1938 as a summer playhouse, Olney Theatre Center (OTC) now produces world and American premieres of plays and musicals, and reimaginings of familiar titles year-round; presents the work of leading companies and artists; tours nationally and locally; teaches students of all ages; and mentors a more inclusive generation of theatremakers. For more than 8 decades, OTC has brought impactful theater performance and education to our community, helping to grow the vibrancy and vitality of our home in the Washington, DC region.

Over the years, some of the biggest names in theater and film have appeared on our stages, including Tallulah Bankhead, Helen Hayes, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Bob Fosse, Phillip Bosco, Eve Arden, Eva Gabor, Burl Ives, Jose Ferrer, Carol Channing, Olivia d’Havilland, Tony Randall, Paulette Goddard, Dorothy and Lillian Gish, Jane Seymour, Anne Revere, Frances Sternhagen, Arthur Treacher, James Broderick, Olympia Dukakis, Sir Ian McKellen, Marica Gay Harden, John Colicos, Uzo Aduba, Alan Cumming, Cheyenne Jackson, Robin de Jesus, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, among many, many others.

Olney Theatre is now the cultural anchor of a rapidly changing region and serves one of the most diverse, best educated, and wealthiest counties in the country. Situated on the unceded land of the Piscataway-Conoy people, the Olney area was once a rural farming community with a unique Quaker heritage. Now the area is occupied by every kind of family that makes up 21st Century America, along with major corporations, shopping districts, civic associations, non profit organizations and a diverse collection of houses of worship. Montgomery County’s 1 million residents play a dynamic role in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, and are a driving force behind the region’s creative economy.

Olney Theatre Center employs 40 full time staff, 20 part-time positions, 26 early career apprentices and players, and more than 400 professional artists annually. The Theatre intends to continue expanding to better meet the needs of our community.

For more information, please visit olneytheatre.org/history

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