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All episodes of the Olney Home Hour will be viewable as live premieres on Facebook, YouTube, and our Blog. The videos will remain online after the premieres to be viewed at any time.

Seasons of Hope

Featuring Special Guest Host Brittany Campbell
Friday, May 7 at 8:00 pm

Since it's always the season to demand a more equitable and fair society, this premiere of the Olney Home Hour will be retitled "Seasons of Hope." Our ensemble, staff, and guests will share their hopes for a more just society through songs, skits, and stories, and celebrate voices from our past that have called for a better world. Special performances from Brittany Campbell and a spotlight on the Montgomery County Lynching Memorial Project will pave the way for the 2021 installment of our impactful program JUST ARTS: A CELEBRATION OF ARTS AND ACTIVISM, that premieres live this summer on our Root Family Stage.

The Olney Home Hour is an online, monthly revue featuring Eleasha Gamble, Jessica Lauren Ball, Jay Frisby, and Bobby Smith. Joined by a special guest host for each installment, every month celebrates the season with songs, skits, and the feeling of community that has made Olney Theatre so special for so long. 

The Olney Home Hour is free to view. However, we welcome your donations of support, and if you are interested in sponsoring an actor, episode or the whole program, get in-touch.

2020-21 Season
Part of the 2020-21 Season
  • Jessica Ball

  • Jay Frisby

  • Eleasha Gamble

  • Bobby Smith

  • 12/18 Guest Host: William Michals

  • 2/12 Guest Host: Alan Muraoka

  • 3/26 Guest Host: Valeria Morales

  • 5/7 Guest Host: Brittany Campbell

Latest Episode

Seasons of Renewal 
Featuring Special Guest Host Valeria Morales

Friday, March 26 at 8:00 pm
March comes in like a lion, but we're escorting it out with a springtime extravaganza.

Past Episodes

Seasons of Love
Featuring Special Guest Host Alan Muraoka
Premiered: Friday, February 12 at 8:00 pm
Grab your sweetie and settle in for an evening of romance, passionate ballads, and the folly of love.

Seasons of Love

Intro by Alan Muraoka
"Dance Me To the End of Love" performed by Jessica Lauren Ball and Matt Schleigh
Valentines - Block "A"
"Stand By Me" performed by Jay Frisby
A Cat Love Story by Alan Muraoka
Valentines - Block "B"
"Seasons of Love" performed by the kids from Matilda
Sharing the Love with OlneyHELP
"Candide Overture" performed by Christopher Youstra, Christopher Youstra, and Donna Migliaccio
"I Love a Piano" performed by Bobby Smith
Valentines - Block "C"
Pandemic Theatre Center: Episode II - Seasons of Bobby
"Forever Young" performed by Eleasha Gamble
A Tribute to Herb by Alan Muraoka
Valentines - Block "D"
Excerpt from: "Thanksgiving Surprise" performed by New Voices
"My Funny Valentine" performed by the Ensemble

Seasons of Joy

Seasons of Joy 
Featuring Special Guest Host William Michals

Premiered Friday, December 18 at 8:00 pm

Intro by William Michals
"Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas" performed by Eleasha Gamble
Holiday Wishes Part 1
"A Charlie Brown Christmas"
"Cool Yule" performed by Bobby Smith
"You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch" performed by William Michals
Holiday Wishes Part 2
"When I Grow Up" performed by the cast of Roald Dahl's Matilda: The Musical
Holiday Memories Part 3
Pandemic Theatre Center: Seasons of Joseph
Holiday Memories Part 4
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve" performed by Jessica Lauren Ball
"Twas the Night Before Olney Theatre" performed by OTC Apprentice Alumni
Holiday Greetings from Maestro Christopher Youstra
"The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting) performed by Jay Frisby
"Auld Lang Syne" performed by the Company


Principal Series Sponsors

Ray and Ellen Youstra

Productions Sponsors

Margaret T. Roper and Clifford L. Johnson 
Bill & Jen Youstra   

Artist Sponsors

Sandy Bieber and Linda Rosenzweig sponsoring William Michals
Phyllis and David Bottegal sponsoring Eleasha Gamble
Paul Henderson sponsoring Jay Frisby   
Andi Kasarsky sponsoring Bobby Smith in honor of Susan Finkelstein 
Steve C. Phan and Richard J. Poster sponsoring Brittney Campbell 
Margaret T. Roper and Clifford L. Johnson sponsoring Jessica Lauren Ball 
Margaret T. Roper and Clifford L. Johnson sponsoring Alan Muraoka
Paul Henderson sponsoring Valeria Morales

And a special thanks to our corporate sponsors

The Olney Home Hour

December 18 - May 7 2021

Box Office: 301.924.3400

Open Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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