Olympia Family Theater welcomes you to join us on a delightful holiday trip up out of your burrow on a float down the river, past Toad Hall, and into the very heart of the Wild Wood.
Toad is always keen to take on the latest fad, but his new obsession with motorcars might lead to ruin. Can clever Mole, valiant Rat, and wise Badger save Toad from himself, and take back Toad Hall from the weasels of the Wild Wood? Join these three noble, decent, upstanding characters as they risk life, limb and reputation for Toad, who may or may not deserve their loyalty and friendship.
The Wind in the Willows was originally produced at Olympia Family Theater in 2012, but even if you saw that production, this is a completely new cast and crew from the original – different ages and backgrounds. We have students, professionals, theater newbies and veterans. This production features 4 new songs including a Christmas carol written by Bruce Whitney which is a high point in the show. Martin Lee designed a gorgeous set, taking inspiration from some of the beautiful illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Theater is the ultimate collaborative art form, and this production is a glorious example of that.
This is a joyful, musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic children’s tale by local writers and composers. Audiences of all ages will love it– there’s a lot of action and comedy to entertain our youngest audience members, and there is wordplay, poetry, and deep themes to make it resonate for the young and not-so-young.
Olympia Family Theater’s production of The Wind in the Willows opens Friday, November 29, 2019 and runs through December 22, 2019 and is recommended for ages 5 on up to adults. Tickets can be purchased at olyft.org or by calling the box office at 360.570.1638.
By Andrew Gordon
Based on the book by Kenneth Grahame
Music by Bruce Whitney
Original Lyrics by Daven Tillinghast, Andrew Gordon, and Bruce Whitney
Directed by Andrew Gordon
November 29 – December 22, 2019
Appropriate for ages 5 on up to adults
Run time: 90 minutes (including a 15 min. intermission)
Kaiah Costa…..Chorus, Mirror Toad
Reva Rice…..Chorus, Chief Weasel
Layne Fry…..Chorus, Jailer’s Daughter
Chuck Meares…..Chorus, Magistrate
Serean Kim…..Chorus, Alice
Yuri Serembe…..Chorus, Portly
All performances take place at our theater, 612 4th Ave E, in downtown Olympia. The lobby and box office opens 1 hour before show time, seating begins 20 minutes before showtime.
This show runs 4 weekends
Friday performances are at 7pm.
One Thursday Pay-What-You-Can performance, December 5th at 7pm.
Saturday & Sunday performances are matinees at 2pm.
Fri, Nov 29th, 2019 at 7:00 pm OPENING NIGHT!
Sat, Nov 30th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Sun, Dec 1st, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Thurs, Dec 5th, 2019 at 7:00 pm PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
Fri, Dec 6th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Dec 7th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Sun, Dec 8th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Fri, Dec 13th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Dec 14th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Sun, Dec 15th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Fri, Dec 20th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Dec 21st, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Sun, Dec 22nd, 2019 at 2:00 pm CLOSING SHOW!
Thrifty Thursday! Pay-What-You-Can Performance: The Thursday after opening weekend is a special Pay-What-You-Can performance. Tickets go on sale at 12:00pm in our lobby box office. Pay-What-You-Can tickets may only be purchased in person at the box office, cash or check only.
Advance ticket purchase is recommended due to limited seating! Tickets can be purchased online or by phone with Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
Tickets are available 24 hours a day from our website: http://olyft.org
Box office hours: 1 hour before each performance (cash, check or credit card)
Youth (Under 12): $15.00
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All performances are wheelchair accessible. Contact the box office with any special needs when making your purchase, (360) 570-1638.
Based in downtown Olympia, Olympia Family Theater is a nonprofit community theater that engages audiences of all ages in performances and programs that entertain and educate.
Olympia Family Theater • 612 4th Ave E • Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 570-1638
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