Arts & Culture

Olympia Family Theater

Olympia Family Theater, South Sound's first children's theater company, has a lineup of four shows in its second season.

When: 2 and 7 p.m. shows; matinees are Saturday and Sunday.

Where: Minnaert Center for the Arts, South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Road S.W., Olympia, except "Reviving Ophelia," which is at the Midnight Sun, 113 Columbia St. S.W., Olympia.

Season tickets: Those who purchase tickets for at least three shows get a 20 percent discount if they buy by Oct. 10 and a 10 percent discount if they buy by Nov. 2.

Individual tickets: $14 for evening shows and $16 for matinees, $9 and $11 for ages 13-18, $7 and $9 for ages 12 and younger, $11 and $13 for ages 65 and older.

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Also: The theater will host a free season-opening party - with characters from past seasons, snacks and the opportunity to purchase tickets - from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Minnaert Center.

The season

"The Velveteen Rabbit" (Nov. 2-18), based on the beloved book by Margery Williams, is about a boy and his love for his stuffed bunny.

"Rapunzel" (Feb. 8-24), a musical written by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, the creators of "Friends."

"James and the Giant Peach" (March 21-April 6), based on Roald Dahl's highly fanciful tale of a young boy who sets off to see the world in a peach. His traveling companions? Bugs, of course.

"Reviving Ophelia" (May 23-June 8), based on Mary Pipher's non-fiction book, follows the lives of four teenage girls. This play is targeted at teens.