On June 18, Harlequin Productions opens Sixties Chicks Too, a musical celebration of the 1960’s greatest female singers and songwriters. This Harlequin original musical runs through July 19 at the State Theater in downtown Olympia.
The show features songs by such artists as Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, The Supremes, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, and more. “These magnificent songs traced the enormous cultural cataclysm lead by women in the 1960s,” said Harlequin Artistic Director and Director of the show, Linda Whitney. “The lineup is fabulous.”
In 2009, Harlequin premiered their original musical Sixties Chicks to much acclaim. “That show played to full houses for seven straight weeks, and we’ve been frequently asked to bring it back for an encore,” says Whitney. “This re-staging is based on that show but holds added surprises.”
The cast includes Harlequin veterans Stacie Calkins (A Rock’n’Roll Twelfth Night), LaVon Hardison (Clybourne Park, Intimate Apparel, the 2009 staging of Sixties Chicks, and multiple Stardust musicals), and Amy Shephard (Or,
The Stardust Christmas Blizzard, The Stardust Christmas Commotion) plus newcomer to the Harlequin stage, “We’re going to need to keep the aisles clear for this show because people will be dancing in them,” commented Music Director Bruce Whitney. “It’s gonna be a whole lotta fun.”
WHO: Harlequin Productions
WHAT: Sixties Chicks Too, a Harlequin original musical celebration
WHEN: June 18-July 19, 2015; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm
WHERE: The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East, Downtown Olympia 98501
PRICE: General: $39, Senior/Military: $35, Student/Youth: $25
DEALS: Pay What You Can Night: June 24, Ladies’ Night Out: June 26, Pride Night: July 3
TICKETS: Tickets and info available at harlequinproductions.org, or by calling 360/786-0151
RATING: Bring the family!
Rush tickets available at Box Office 1⁄2 hour before curtain