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Olney Outdoors is also home for kids of all ages including Songs of Lin Manuel Miranda (July 9), Arts on the Horizon presents Birds of a Feather (August 6), Only Make Believe presents Gamers (August 13), Anamer Castrello presents Cri-Cri The Singing Cricket (August 20), and Reggie Rice: Fool of Illusions (September 3).

Saturday, July 9 at 10:00am & 12:00pm
Songs of Lin Manuel Miranda

Saturday, August 6 at 10:00am & 12:00pm
Arts on the Horizon presents
Birds of a Feather

Saturday, August 13 at 10:00am & 12:00pm
Only Make Believe presents
Gamers

Saturday, August 20 at 10:00am & 12:00pm
Anamer Castrello presents
Cri-Cri The Singing Cricket

Saturday, September 3 at 11:00am
Reggie Rice: Fool of Illusions

2021-2022 Season
Part of the 2021-2022 Season
  • Saturday, July 9 at 10:00am & 12:00pm

    Songs of Lin Manuel Miranda

    You’ve heard them singing in the backseat, now bring them to Olney Outdoors for a fun family performance including plenty of earworms and sing-alongs from Hamilton, Moana, Encanto and more. Da’Von Moody, Sarah Anne Sillers, and Adelina Mitchell will perform Miranda’s hits from film and theatre. Maybe this will get it out of their system for the day.

    Shows at 10:00am and 12:00pm.

    In case of rain, this event will be moved to the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab.

  • Saturday, August 6 at 10:00am &12:00pm

    Arts on the Horizon presents
    Birds of a Feather

    Written by Joshua Rashon Streeter
    Directed by Ryan Sellers

    This nonverbal production is best for children ages 3-6 and their families

    It’s a beautiful summer day when Fiddle, a camper, and Beeker, a birdwatcher, meet in a national park. One is adventurous ​and the other is a bit more reserved, but they quickly discover how to share the outdoor space. With Fiddle’s knowledge of the great outdoors and Beeker’s bird expertise, they work together to build a home for a bird… but will any birds come to visit? This whimsical outdoor adventure celebrates the joy of making new friends and the wonders of nature. Join us and discover what amazing things can be accomplished through friendship and collaboration!

    Arts on the Horizon was founded as a professional, non-profit theatre company with a specific focus of providing performances and education programs for an audience of young people ages 0 to 6 years old and their families.

    Shows at 10:00am and 12:00pm.

    In case of rain, this event will be moved to the Mainstage.

     

  • Saturday, August 13 at 10:00am &12:00pm

    Only Make Believe presents
    Gamers

    Video gaming comes to life in this kooky interactive show. Two expert gamers must work together to pass all levels of a new video game under the watch of the mysterious; Mr. Taskmaster. Will they pass the final level and win the game? Only with your help.

    Only Make Believe (OMB) creates interactive theatre with children in hospitals, special education schools, and care facilities. Inspiring joy and imagination, their professional actors engage children with medically fragile conditions and developmental disabilities, fostering social and emotional growth.

    Shows at 10:00am and 12:00pm.

    In case of rain, this event will be moved to the Mainstage.

  • Saturday, August 20 at 10:00am & 12:00pm

    Anamer Castrello presents
    Cri-Cri The Singing Cricket 

    A bilingual interactive musical program based on songs by Francisco Gabilondo Soler

    In the golden age of radio, Cri-Cri’s irresistible songs and stories enchanted children and families all over Mexico and Latin America. Today, he continues to captivate audiences as a vibrant cast brings his songs to life again in an interactive family show.

    Come play, dance, and sing along with Cri-Cri and his friends in Spanish and English, and be transported to a sweeter time through music, words, and laughter.

    GALA (Grupo de Artistas LatinoAmericanos) Hispanic Theatre is a National Center for Latino Performing Arts in the nation's capital. Since 1976, GALA has been promoting and sharing the Latino arts and cultures with a diverse audience, creating work that speaks to communities today, and preserving the rich Hispanic heritage for generations that follow.

    Shows at 10:00am and 12:00pm.

    In case of rain, this event will be moved to the Mainstage.

     

  • Saturday, September 3 at 11:00am

    Reggie Rice: Fool of Illusions

    Magic and Laughter is in the air and Reggie Rice’s show is FULL of them both! FOOL OF ILLUSIONS is like nothing you’ve seen before. 

    A family-friendly, 90-minute show is filled with his hilarious comedy, innovative illusions, and audience participation that will have you on the edge of your seat wanting more. Magician, Reggie Rice, uses the art of illusion to teach the true magic of laughter. The actor-comedian takes audiences along on an adventure into his wild imagination. 

    Reggie is a three-time D.C. Comedian Magician of the Year. Has performed five times for First Lady, Michelle Obama and opened for singer, Jordin Sparks. He was featured on The Travel Channel and he began performing for hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, including Kevin Hart, Ryan Seacrest, and Shaquille O’Neal. Rice has even taken his act to the high seas as a cruise ship headliner.

    One show only at 11:00 am

    In case of rain, this event will be moved to the Mainstage.

Seating

All seating for Olney Outdoors is general admission and will be available on a first-come first-served basis. The venue opens approximately ½ hour prior to performance time except where noted. There will be several seating options available including:

  • A dedicated area for blankets
  • Seats provided by Olney Theatre
  • Bleachers provided by Olney Theatre
  • A dedicated area for those who bring their own seats
  • At heavily attended events, additional benches will be available on the plaza, along with picnic tables, and space to set up your own chairs

Spaces may not be reserved in advance. Please visit our accessibility page if you have special seating needs.

Kids and Family

July 9 - September 3 2022

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