Saturday, November 20, 2010

So many performances, so little time!

There are a host of performances in the South Sound region that I wish I could review, but there's only one of me.

Tonight - One night only: Saul Tannenbaum presents The Champagne Sisters in "Horn of Plenty"

Here's the announcement on Facebook:

Join your friend Saul Tannenbaum this holiday season as he brings you some of his favorite friends, the internationally-renowned Champagne Sisters! This terrific trio has brought joy to audiences all over the world and now, favors owing, Saul Tannenbaum has managed to lure them to Olympia where they’ll sing some of your favorite songs new and old!

The Champagne Sisters are a sensational singing set who have performed for audie...nces young and old, near and far. Their special brand of gorgeous harmonies are guaranteed to have you clapping your hands, tapping your toes, and snapping along to some of the greatest numbers the world’s songbook has to offer. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to welcome these lovely ladies to the Olympia stage!

Saturday, November 20 8 p.m.
Olympia Eagles Hall, Olympia
Tickets $10, available on, from your favorite Eagle, or at the door!

Members and guests only, 21+

**a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Thurston County Food Bank!**

And coming soon to Olympia Litte Theatre
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Tom Mula

Here's the press release:

Tired of the usual Christmas Carol? Take a journey through the classic tale from a slightly... different perspective.  We all know Scrooge learned all his stingy, bullying habits from his older partner, Jacob Marley. We're also told Marley died on Christmas Eve seven years before Dickens's classic tale begins.   But did you every wonder just what happened to the miserly Mr. Marley? Move over Scrooge; it's time for Jacob Marley to tell his side of the story.

Under threat of imminent damnation Marley can only save himself, by helping save Ebenezer Scrooge's soul before it's too late.  Watch as he teams up with a devilish sprite named Bogle (a side-kick with his own agenda) and join him on a  roller coaster ride from the jaws of death to the mouth of Hell... all in a very good cause.

The show runs December 2 through December 19 Thursday through Saturday evenings & Sundays matinees.  Tickets are $10-12 and available though Yenney Music or on-line through
Specific performances dates & times: 7:55pm: Dec 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
1:55pm: Dec 5, 12, 19

And finally:

Theater Artists Olympia present
Sharon Pollock’s “Blood Relations”

This psychological murder mystery is based on historical fact and speculation surrounding the life of Lizzie Borden and the murders of her father and stepmother. The murders took place on August 4, 1892 in the city of Fall Rivers, Massachusetts. Although acquitted of the crimes in 1893, many believe to this day (118 years later) that Lizzie got away with murder.

This play within a play takes place ten years after the murders. The show starts with Lizzie conversing with her “actress” friend who is trying to portray Lizzie in a play. Instead of directly answering the actresses questions on what happened, Lizzie creates a game where the actress experiences Lizzie’s past memories, imagination or self-justification. Which is it?

Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she found what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. Did she? Did she do it?

The Midnight Sun, 113 N. Columbia Street, Olympia
WHEN:8:00 p.m.Dec. 2,3,4,9,10,11,12,16,17,18 and 2:00 p.m.    December 12,19. December 9: Pay-what-you-can
TICKETS:    $12.00 at the door or at
Theater Artists Olympia (TAO)

1 comment:

Bev Sykes said...

I LOVE Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol. I've only seen it once, but it had an amazing cast and was the best Christmas show I saw that year.