Nearly everyone knows the story of Cinderella, who is maltreated by her family until her fairy godmother helps her get to the ball, where she meets a handsome prince. Now you can meet "Cinder Edna," courtesy of writer Ted Ryle and the Olympia Family Theater. In Ryle's musical adaptation of the book by Ellen Jackson, the heroine turns her sad life around on her own.
With SideWalks new fundraiser, dubbed My Front Door, the homeless advocacy center aims to raise both awareness and money with a collection of doors transformed into art, including doors by Nikki McClure and China Star, the latest Arts Walk cover artist. The doors will move around town for the next two weeks and then be auctioned off May 31.
The works in Spectrum Dance Theaters Olympia performance have been shortened, but the theme is a mighty tall one. The Seattle company will dance Saturday at The Washington Center, presenting excerpts from an array of longer dances. Its an opportunity for people to think about American dance, said Donald Byrd, the companys artistic director.
Gloucester Blue the latest Israel Horovitz play to find its way to Harlequin Productions stage tells the story of a wealthy couple converting a former fish-packing plant into a vacation home.
In its opening weekend at Capital Playhouse is Legally Blonde, a high-energy musical based on the 2001 Reese Witherspoon movie about a sorority girl who proves to have more substance than anyone expected.
Ballet Northwests spring production, Sleeping Beauty, marks more than one milestone for the company.
On Friday night, Studio West Dance Academy opens its first production of Coppélia, about a silly young man who falls in love with a mechanical doll until his clever fiancée shows him the error of his ways. The production that runs through the weekend has been mostly double cast; about 80 local dancers are involved.
Olympia is such a thriving arts & entertainment community that even when there's a weekend with the mega-combo of Spring Arts Walk and Procession of the Species, there are still OTHER things to do too. Read on ....
Overwhelmed by the hundreds of things to see during spring Arts Walk? Features writer Molly Gilmore, who has written about and attended many, many Arts Walks, offers up this list of highlights that you shouldn't miss. I know I'll be checking them out.
When you look at the cover of the Arts Walk map, China Stars collage appears to be two-dimensional. When you see Peaceful City in person, the 3-foot-by-3-foot work is a relief an inch and half thick. The dimensional confusion is appropriate, given that Stars collages explore community and relationships in an era when so much of both happen on digital screens.