Olympia Family Theater’s 13th Mainstage Season features five amazing productions that will illuminate your imagination. The selected shows in this season each have a strong connection to literature, both classic and newly written. There is something for everyone, young and old alike! Our five mainstage productions for the 2018-19 season will include Corduroy, Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol, Flora & Ulysses, The Hundred Dresses, and Go, Dog, Go!
The magic of theater depends on the creative skill of the writer, director, cast, crew, designers and the final ingredient is you! Come be a part of the magic, Tickets and Subscriptions are on sale now.
September 28- October 21, 2018
Directed by Jon Tallman
Story by Don Freeman
Adapted for the Stage by Barry Kornhauser
Appropriate for all ages
Join Corduroy the bear on his delightfully destructive chase through every section of the department store in search of his missing button. Will the night Watchperson find him and return him to his shelf before he can find his important button? Will Lisa ever convince her mother to let her give the bear a home? This enduring story stirs up the stage with a bustling rumpus of action and a tender story of true friendship.
Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol
November 30- December 23, 2018
Directed by Michael Christopher
Based on “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Ken Ludwig and Jack Ludwig
Appropriate for all ages
This adaptation engages children of all ages into the fantastical Christmas tale. Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas day even if it means teaching Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer. Can this clever boy and his best friend Charlotte save Christmas and change the heart of the greediest man in town? Adapted from the classic Charles Dickens’ novel, this is a heartwarming tale of compassion and forgiveness.
Flora & Ulysses
February 1- 17, 2019
Directed by Jen Ryle
By John Glore
Based on the Novel by Kate DiCamillo
Recommended for Age 6 and up
Can a squirrel change the human heart? Author Kate DiCamillo creates complicated characters who live ordinary lives until confronted with extraordinary and often magical circumstances. A squirrel is rescued from a vacuum cleaner by 10-year-old Flora. She names him Ulysses and discovers he has been reborn a superhero who can suddenly understand Flora, fly, and even write poetry. Together they embark on an adventure full of quirky characters and bursting with heart.
The Hundred Dresses
March 15- 31, 2019
Directed by Samantha Chandler
By Mary Hall Surface
Adapted from the book by Eleanor Estes
Recommended for Age 7 and up
Inspired by a true story, The Hundred Dresses tells the story of a Polish immigrant Wanda Petronski whose classmates tease her. Wanda’s classmate Maddie realizes that allowing her friend to be a bully can be just as bad as acting that way herself. Maddie stands up to her classmates and makes an unlikely friend in the process. This play is a poignant tale of bullies and bystanders.
Go, Dog. Go!
May 10- June 2, 2019
Directed by Deane Shellman
Story by P. D. Eastman
Adaptation by Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory
Music by Michael Koerner
Appropriate for all ages
A big and little musical world of doggy fun. Like a pop-up book that comes to life – and never stops. Olympia Family Theater’s production of Go Dog Go is a canine cabaret, bringing a beloved children’s classic to life with amazing physical comedy, amusing acrobatics and magic music. The dogs celebrate the many joys and challenges of life and friendship while cavorting across the OFT stage. Our show takes the spirit of the book and brings it to life in a musical that’s as fun as a basket of puppies!
Thursday & Friday performances are at 7pm.
Saturday & Sunday performances are matinees at 2pm.
Our box office and lobby open 1 hour before performance times. Seating begins 15 minutes before performance times.
Pay-What-You-Can Performances: 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
10% off groups of 10 or more to one performance.
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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, OFT 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