Stardust Profile: Robert Humes

We here at Harlequin Productions are delighted to welcome Robert in his debut with our company. Originally from Long Beach, CA, we can thank Joint Base Lewis-McChord for bringing Robert to the Pacific Northwest. After his military service, he decided to stick around, and boy are we glad that he…

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Stardust in 1957: Annotation

Spoiler Alert! This Annotation can also be found in the program. While researching the styles, attitudes, and entertainments of the 1950s for this show, I came upon an early TV commercial for Dorothy Gray Cleansing Cream. It is 90 seconds of black and white persuasion that is both a striking…

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Stardust Profile: Amy Shephard

Amy is an acting and creative movement teacher for children 2-6 years old at Olympia Family Theater. She works with a variety of theater companies but admits that “Olympia and Harlequin have a special place in my heart. There is such an abundance of creative work and creative people in…

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Stardust Profile: Bruce Haasl

After a notable Harlequin premiere as Jesus in this summer’s rock ‘n’ roll musical triumph Jesus Christ Superstar, and a turn as a handsome, wing-tip-shoe clad groomsman in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Bruce is gracing our stage once again this holiday season. Bitten by the acting bug at…

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Five Hideous Dresses, One Hilarious Night of Theatre

Weddings are joyous events. But if you’re part of the bridal party and have a bone to pick with the bride, the event can certainly become catty—and fast. Nonetheless, these five plucky bridesmaids find an easy rapport while hiding away from the rest of the wedding in this not-to-be-missed comedy…

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Learning Real. Live. Theater. from the Inside Out

Every week brings something new. That’s the life of a Harlequin Productions intern. In my time here so far, I have designed postcards, attended meetings, completed lots of background research for upcoming events, represented Harlequin at a job fair, and assisted in the filming of the famous changing of the marquee.…

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Using Kickstarter to Raise Money for Kids’ Acting Program

Today, Harlequin Productions, a professional theater company in downtown Olympia, announces the launch of its Kickstarter campaign. Funds from the project will be used to underwrite a one-of-a-kind classical acting program, the Conservatory for Young Actors, which teens 12-19 years old attend for free in the summer. Individuals can sponsor…

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Give the gift of Real. Live. Theater.

At Harlequin Productions, we have great gift options for everyone on your list! Show a special someone just how special they are and give a gift certificate for Real. Live. Theater. Whether they prefer an exciting musical or a breathtaking Shakespeare, there’s something for everybody in our 2013 season. Give…

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