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Washington Center Main Stage

512 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is located in the heart of Downtown Olympia and is the premier venue for the Arts in the South Puget Sound.


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August 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016 At 7:00 pm

Wonderful Wurlitzer!

Sharon Stearnes returns to The Washington Center Main Stage for another night of pop tunes, classics and many standards you never knew could be played on the organ! Bring the whole family to celebrate the…

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September 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016 At 7:30 pm

The Dream Team of Stand Up Comedy: Brad Upton, Kelsey Cook, Geoff Lott, Rodney Sherwood

THE DREAM TEAM OF STAND UP COMEDY - LIVE A night of laughs with all-star, world-class, international comedian BRAD UPTON: past winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Caesar's Palace as part of the HBO…

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Friday, September 23, 2016 At 7:30 pm

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus LIVE

When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are Earth-shatteringly hysterical! The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE! is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a…

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October 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 At 7:00 pm

The Boys in the Boat: Author Talk & Questions

Join Seattle's own Daniel James Brown, author of New York Times #1 Best-seller, "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics," as he talks about…

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Saturday, October 8, 2016 At 7:30 pm

Transcendence: Songs About Love, Life, & Purpose

  Transcend the swirl of everyday life and join us for a musical journey that celebrates the beauty and value of the world we live in. The music will be uplifting, soothing, insightful, dramatic and…

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Sunday, October 9, 2016 At 7:00 pm

Summer Departs

Featuring Olympia Youth Chorus Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G major Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36 John Duggan: Hail, O Greenest Branch Debussy: Nocturnes

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 At 7:30 pm

In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles

The music of the Beatles -- John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr -- continues to stand the test of time. "In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles" will…

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 At 7:30 pm

An Evening with Rita Moreno

Join us for a magical night of music, storytelling, and a special champagne kick-off to open the season! Recipient of a 2015 Kennedy Center Honor, Rita Moreno remains one of only eleven performers ever to…

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 At 7:00 pm

Route 66

The dentists ease on down the road! Join us for Route 66. We’ll be rockin’ the road with sounds from the 50s and 60s Saturday, October 15, 7pm at The Washington Center. Our very own…

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Sunday, October 16, 2016 At 2:00 pm

Silent Movie Series: The Merry Widow

Our Silent Movie Series is curated by Dennis James, our house organist. He provides live musical accompaniment on our historic Mighty Andy Crow Wurlitzer Organ—a treasure restored from 1924. This 1925 romantic drama follows John…

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 At 7:30 pm

Ben Folds and A Piano

Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation. He’s spent over a decade sharing the stage with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras – from Sydney, Australia…

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Thursday, October 27, 2016 At 7:30 pm

Swan Lake

There’s a good reason why Swan Lake is so often called the "ballet of all ballets." The combination of pure romanticism, the story about love and deception, and Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet music all continue to…

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Friday, October 28, 2016 At 7:00 pm

2016 Women of Achievement

Empowering their community. Supporting women.  Leading change.  Standing up.  They are the 2016 Women & Businesses of Achievement.  The YWCA of Olympia invites you to celebrate our 2016 Women & Business of Achievement: Prairie Rose…

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Saturday, October 29, 2016 At 3:00 pm

Assistive Listening Open House

The Washington Center is proud to unveil a new Assistive Listening System. We invite you to come experience the new system and learn how patrons of all ages and hearing or learning abilities are able…

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Sunday, October 30, 2016 At 5:00 pm

Capitol Steps: What to Expect When You’re Electing

Putting the "mock" in democracy! Welcome to this performance of the Capitol Steps! The Capitol Steps began in 1981, at a Christmas party in the office of former Senator Charles Percy. Like most things in…

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November 2016
Thursday, November 3, 2016 At 7:30 pm

The National Broadway Tour of Once

2012 Tony Award Winner - Best Musical Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage,…

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Sunday, November 6, 2016 At 4:00 pm

SOGO Fall Concert

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Thursday, November 10, 2016 At 7:30 pm

National Geographic Live: Nalini Nadkarni, PHD “Between Earth And Sky”

When world-renowned forest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni isn’t suspended from a 100-foot tall tree, you would expect to find her in the classroom, working with students—not in prison, working with the incarcerated. Yet that’s exactly where…

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Friday, November 11, 2016 At 6:30 pm

Warren Miller’s “Here, There, And Everywhere”

In 1949, original ski bum and adventure film pioneer Warren Miller began capturing the wonder, the adventure, the humor and the beauty that is skiing. Since that time, Warren Miller film crews have traveled the…

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Friday, November 11, 2016 At 9:30 pm

Warren Miller’s “Here, There, And Everywhere”

In 1949, original ski bum and adventure film pioneer Warren Miller began capturing the wonder, the adventure, the humor and the beauty that is skiing. Since that time, Warren Miller film crews have traveled the…

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Sunday, November 13, 2016 At 3:00 pm

Autumnal Reflections

Featuring Cheryse Mcleod Lewis, mezzo soprano   Schubert Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 "Unfinished" Purcell "When I am laid in earth" from Dido and Aeneas Mozart "Laudamus te" from Mass in C…

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Thursday, November 17, 2016 At 7:30 pm

Seattle International Comedy Competition

  Olympia is proud to host a semi-final round of this international comedy tour. Up to ten comedians will face-off with short, humorous sets while the judges decide who moves on to the next round!…

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Friday, November 18, 2016 At 7:30 pm

Seattle Rock Orchestra: David Bowie

Bowie with a classical twist!     Seattle Rock Orchestra (SRO) was born out of the desire to marry the unabashed performance energy of rock’n’roll with the broader palette of musical nuances treasured in classical…

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Saturday, November 19, 2016 At 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cool Jazz Clean Water: Jazz Band Festival

The Cool Jazz Clean Water Jazz Band Festival provides to our community's youth the opportunity to participate in an adjudicated jazz band festival. All the participating bands will have their skills evaluated and be provided…

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Saturday, November 19, 2016 At 7:00 pm

Cool Jazz Clean Water: Wine Tasting

  The support of local businesses, music lovers, Rotarians, and friends bring us the 15th  Annual Capital City Jazz Festival in Thurston County.  For the last 14 years Thurston County Rotary Clubs have been putting…

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Sunday, November 20, 2016 At 7:00 pm

Casa Patas presents: The Silences of the Dance

Dance rests on the beats of silence, the dance of three bodies merging to move following the flamenco beats, joining the musical notes that resonate in the air and the broken voices that flow in…

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Sunday, November 27, 2016 At 5:00 pm

Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music

Let's hear YOU solve a problem like Maria! Calling all nuns, cream-colored ponies, and girls in white dresses! Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music is not just a chance to see the classic movie on the big…

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December 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016 At 7:30 pm

Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of The Magi’s Gold

One sister, one mystery, lots of laughs!     It's "CSI: Bethlehem" in this holiday mystery extravaganza, from the author of Late Nite Catchism, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout…

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Saturday, December 3, 2016 At 7:30 pm

Jingle: A Christmas Celebration

  Celebrate the season with our annual family-favorite Christmas concert. Traditional holiday music, audience participation, musical treats and a few surprises are in store for you in this evening of holiday magic.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 At 7:30 pm

Ballet Northwest’s The Nutcracker

Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 30 years returns to The Washington Center, enchanting the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum fairy, Nutcracker Prince, and an epic battle beneath the Christmas tree. Join little…

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Saturday, December 10, 2016 At 2:00 pm

Ballet Northwest’s The Nutcracker

Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 30 years returns to The Washington Center, enchanting the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum fairy, Nutcracker Prince, and an epic battle beneath the Christmas tree. Join little…

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Saturday, December 10, 2016 At 7:30 pm

Ballet Northwest’s The Nutcracker

Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 30 years returns to The Washington Center, enchanting the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum fairy, Nutcracker Prince, and an epic battle beneath the Christmas tree. Join little…

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Sunday, December 11, 2016 At 2:00 pm

Ballet Northwest’s The Nutcracker

Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 30 years returns to The Washington Center, enchanting the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum fairy, Nutcracker Prince, and an epic battle beneath the Christmas tree. Join little…

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Friday, December 16, 2016 At 7:30 pm

Ballet Northwest’s The Nutcracker

Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 30 years returns to The Washington Center, enchanting the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum fairy, Nutcracker Prince, and an epic battle beneath the Christmas tree. Join little…

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Saturday, December 17, 2016 At 2:00 pm

Ballet Northwest’s The Nutcracker

Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 30 years returns to The Washington Center, enchanting the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum fairy, Nutcracker Prince, and an epic battle beneath the Christmas tree. Join little…

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Saturday, December 17, 2016 At 7:30 pm

Ballet Northwest’s The Nutcracker

Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 30 years returns to The Washington Center, enchanting the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum fairy, Nutcracker Prince, and an epic battle beneath the Christmas tree. Join little…

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Sunday, December 18, 2016 At 2:00 pm

Ballet Northwest’s The Nutcracker

Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 30 years returns to The Washington Center, enchanting the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum fairy, Nutcracker Prince, and an epic battle beneath the Christmas tree. Join little…

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Monday, December 19, 2016 At 7:00 pm

Community Messiah Sing-Along

Come to sing or come to listen to Handel’s glorious masterpiece! A true community event with guest conductors and soloists, featuring the audience as the chorus! Selections of the work will be performed. Admission is…

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January 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017 At 7:30 pm

The Time Jumpers

Featuring Vince Gill, "Ranger Doug" Green, Kenny Sears, and Paul Franklin     The Time Jumpers bring back Western swing in a big way! In the tradition of Bob Wills, this 10 member band of…

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Saturday, January 14, 2017 At 2:00 pm

Raindance Festival

Welcome to the Third Annual Raindance Festival, a true cross-genre festival of independent musicians! During the past year, open mic nights throughout Olympia were videotaped and uploaded to YouTube. Videos with the most “likes” determined…

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Sunday, January 22, 2017 At 7:30 pm

STOMP

See what all the noise is about!     With Broadway staging and street style, the international percussion sensation uses everything but conventional instruments. STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience…

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Sunday, January 29, 2017 At 2:00 pm

Silent Movie Series: Hamlet

Each season The Washington Center presents a Silent Movie Series curated by our own house organist Dennis James. Mr. James provides live musical accompaniment on our historic Mighty Andy Crow Wurlitzer Organ—a treasure restored from…

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February 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017 At 7:30 pm

National Geographic LIVE Photographer Steve Winter

“By saving the world’s top predators, we save huge forests, rivers, wildlife, and ultimately, our planet.” — Steve Winter Join award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter for a thrilling journey into the world of big…

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Saturday, February 4, 2017 At 6:00 pm

Pizza Klatch presents A Slice of the Good Life with Rufus Wainwright

Presented By: Pizza Klatch

  Rufus Wainwright Legendary multi award winning singer/songwriter/composer/pianist Rufus Wainwright is filled with integrity, complexity, self-deprecating humor, wild flamboyance and one of the finest male vocalists and songwriters of this generation. www.rufuswainwright.com The Gayla/Auction This…

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Saturday, February 11, 2017 At 7:30 pm

Emerald City Music: Strings Attached

INTIMATE. PASSIONATE. EVOCATIVE.     Featuring some of the richest works in the string repertory, “Strings Attached” highlights four spectacularly unique combinations of instruments. Dvorák– Terzetto for Two Violins and Viola Arensky – Quartet for…

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Sunday, February 12, 2017 At 7:00 pm

Olympia Symphony Orchestra: Winter Shadows

Featuring Svend Ronning, violin     Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

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Friday, February 17, 2017 At 7:30 pm

An Evening with Sarah Vowell

Bestselling Author of The Wordy Shipmates & Lafayette in the Somewhat United States   Sarah Vowell is the New York Times’ bestselling author of six nonfiction books on American history and culture. By examining the…

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Saturday, February 18, 2017 At 8:00 pm

TUSH! Burlesque presents: Sealed with a Kiss

  Olympia’s Own TUSH! Burlesque presents “Sealed with a Kiss-Love Letters from TUSH!” If there is one thing the world needs, it’s more love letters! Please accept our invitation to share in our real, live…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 At 7:30 pm

The Irish Rovers and We Banjo 3

An evening of Celtic and American Roots music is headed your way! The Irish Rovers & We Banjo 3 each perform their own set before coming together in their first ever collaboration. Read on for…

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 At 3:00 pm

Olympia Dance Festival

  The Olympia Dance Festival features fourteen local dance groups plus guest artist Xuan Cheng, Principal Dancer with Oregon Ballet Theatre. Dance styles represented include ballet, hip-hop, tap, ballroom, jazz, modern, Irish, Chinese, and Middle…

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March 2017
Friday, March 3, 2017 At 7:30 pm

BodyVox: Urban Meadow

A kinetic storm of creativity, physicality, beauty, and wit Urban Meadow celebrates the company's history of making work that has entertained and moved audiences around the world. Here are dances of sweeping beauty, intense physicality,…

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Saturday, March 4, 2017 At 7:30 pm

Gabriel Rutledge Comedy Night

  Hosted by: Rodney Sherwood Plus special guests Cory Michaelis and Andrew Rivers! Olympia native Gabriel Rutledge returns to The Washington Center after a year of touring nationally. A past winner of the prestigious Seattle…

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Sunday, March 5, 2017 At 4:00 pm

SOGO Winter Concert

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Sunday, March 12, 2017 At 2:00 pm

A Really Big Shoe 11 – Our Last Farewell

TV’s American Idol, St. Peter’s Foundation’s Hospital Happening, and the Hands on Children’s Museum’s Sand in the City all went out on top. Now, Entertainment Explosion’s annual benefit concert for the 2,000-plus homeless kids in…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 At 7:30 pm

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players: The Pirates of Penzance

A Gilbert & Sullivan Masterpiece! The Pirates of Penzance hardly needs an introduction. This engaging operetta has established itself as one of the best-loved pieces of musical theatre in the English-speaking world. To describe The…

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Friday, March 17, 2017 At 7:30 pm

Indigo Girls

with special guest Lucy Wainwright Roche!   During their groundbreaking career, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have been perfecting their signature blend of folk and rock, inspiring fans with a strong message of grassroots activism.…

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Saturday, March 18, 2017 At 7:30 pm

Masterworks Choral Ensemble: Harmony Sweepstakes A Capella Festival

  Masterworks has hosted the Pacific Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival for over 20 years and seen 5 of its winners go on to take top honors at the National Sweepstakes competition. Last year’s…

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Sunday, March 19, 2017 At 7:00 pm

Olympia Symphony Orchestra: Spring Freshness

Featuring David Hattner, Clarinet & Guest Conductor*     Mozart Serenade in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" 1st mvt. Finzi Clarinet Concerto James Stephenson Printemps* Puccini Crisantemi* Britten Simple Symphony

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 At 7:00 pm

Olympia Youth Chorus: The Poet Sings

A concert featuring all five choirs of the Olympia Youth Chorus in celebration of the written word set to music. Ballet Northwest will be our special guests as we present, The Poet Sings, with selections…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 At 7:30 pm

Black Violin

Classic violin meets hip-hop Named after an album by African-American preeminent jazz swing-era violinist Stuff Smith, Black Violin blends classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Accompanied by a drummer and a DJ, Wil Baptiste…

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April 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017 At 2:00 pm

Silent Movie Series: Ben-Hur

Each season The Washington Center presents a Silent Movie Series curated by our own house organist Dennis James. Mr. James provides live musical accompaniment on our historic Mighty Andy Crow Wurlitzer Organ—a treasure restored from…

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Saturday, April 8, 2017 At 7:30 pm

Masterworks Choral Ensemble: Outback Odyssey

  Choral & Orchestral Music From Down Under Explore Australia with the choir! We’ll tour its vibrant musical landscape including works by modern Australian composers featuring a mix of traditional choral music with themes and…

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Monday, April 10, 2017 At 7:30 pm

An Evening with Garrison Keillor

Master storyteller and host of Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor is a writer and humorist best known for his popular live radio…

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Friday, April 14, 2017 At 7:30 pm

Under the Streetlamp

Featuring cast members of "Jersey Boys" and other hit Broadway musicals Under the Streetlamp, America’s favorite vocal group with 2 PBS top specials and legions of faithful fans, performs an electrifying evening of classic hits…

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Saturday, April 15, 2017 At 7:30 pm

Emerald City Music: Without Words

THE BEST OF OPERA, WITHOUT WORDS. For centuries, chamber music has taken much inspiration from the drama and grandeur of staged opera. Mozart – Kegelstatt for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano Wagner – Isolde’s Liebestod for…

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Sunday, April 16, 2017 At 10:00 am

Reality Church Easter Service

Join Reality Church on Sunday, April 16 at 10am as we celebrate Easter. Our gathering will include music by the Reality Worship team and a special message from Pastor Paul Jones. Come early for coffee…

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Sunday, April 23, 2017 At 7:00 pm

Olympia Symphony Orchestra: Summer Approaches

Featuring Ben Hodson, trumpet     Rossini Overture to William Tell Mendelssohn "Scherzo" from A Midsummer Night's Dream Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major Dvořák Slavonic Dances, Op. 46

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May 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017 At 7:30 pm

Lauren Fox: The Songs of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen

A cabaret marriage of Mitchell & Cohen The affair of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen in the late 1960s only lasted a few months, but its resonance in the songs of these two iconic singer-songwriters…

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Friday, May 12, 2017 At 7:30 pm

The Sleeping Beauty Presented by Ballet Northwest

  Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score sets the stage for the tale of Princess Aurora, the wicked fairy, and the handsome prince who awakens Aurora from her sleep. The ballet culminates with fairytale guests joining the festivities,…

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 At 2:00 pm

The Sleeping Beauty Presented by Ballet Northwest

  Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score sets the stage for the tale of Princess Aurora, the wicked fairy, and the handsome prince who awakens Aurora from her sleep. The ballet culminates with fairytale guests joining the festivities,…

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 At 7:30 pm

The Sleeping Beauty Presented by Ballet Northwest

  Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score sets the stage for the tale of Princess Aurora, the wicked fairy, and the handsome prince who awakens Aurora from her sleep. The ballet culminates with fairytale guests joining the festivities,…

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Sunday, May 14, 2017 At 2:00 pm

The Sleeping Beauty Presented by Ballet Northwest

  Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score sets the stage for the tale of Princess Aurora, the wicked fairy, and the handsome prince who awakens Aurora from her sleep. The ballet culminates with fairytale guests joining the festivities,…

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Saturday, May 20, 2017 At 5:00 pm

Mrs. Washington America 2017 Pageant

The Mrs. Washington America Pageant is Washington's state preliminary to Mrs. America and Mrs. World competitions. This prestigious pageant is for married woman and is the only pageant to be televised in our state. The…

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Sunday, May 21, 2017 At 4:00 pm

SOGO Spring Concert

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 At 7:00 pm

Wonderful Wurlitzer!

Sharon Stearnes returns to The Washington Center Main Stage for another night of pop tunes, classics and many standards you never knew could be played on the organ! Bring the whole family to celebrate the…

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June 2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017 At 11:00 am

Studio West Dance Academy’s All School Spring Showcase 2017

  Studio West believes stepping on stage is an important journey for each and every student. Our spring recital is an exciting event and a culminating goal for all of our dancers to work towards.…

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 At 2:00 pm

Studio West Dance Academy’s All School Spring Showcase 2017

  Studio West believes stepping on stage is an important journey for each and every student. Our spring recital is an exciting event and a culminating goal for all of our dancers to work towards.…

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 At 5:00 pm

Studio West Dance Academy’s All School Spring Showcase 2017

  Studio West believes stepping on stage is an important journey for each and every student. Our spring recital is an exciting event and a culminating goal for all of our dancers to work towards.…

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Sunday, June 4, 2017 At 12:00 pm

Studio West Dance Academy’s All School Spring Showcase 2017

  Studio West believes stepping on stage is an important journey for each and every student. Our spring recital is an exciting event and a culminating goal for all of our dancers to work towards.…

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Sunday, June 4, 2017 At 3:00 pm

Studio West Dance Academy’s All School Spring Showcase 2017

  Studio West believes stepping on stage is an important journey for each and every student. Our spring recital is an exciting event and a culminating goal for all of our dancers to work towards.…

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 At 7:00 pm

New Market Skills Center Graduation

Graduation/Commencement Ceremony for Students receiving a diploma from New Market Skills Center. This event will honor their achievement and success.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 At 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Andy Crow – Celebration of Life

Please join us as we remember Andy Crow, his life, and the contributions he made to the arts community in Olympia. The evening will include music performed live on the 1924 Mighty Andy Crow Wurlitzer Organ and…

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 At 12:00 pm

Johansen Olympia Dance Center Spring Recitals

Johansen Olympia Dance Center has been serving the community for 45 years with high quality dance training for students of all ages and levels in a positive environment. Free to the public, the annual recitals…

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 At 2:00 pm

Johansen Olympia Dance Center Spring Recitals

Johansen Olympia Dance Center has been serving the community for 45 years with high quality dance training for students of all ages and levels in a positive environment. Free to the public, the annual recitals…

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 At 4:00 pm

Johansen Olympia Dance Center Spring Recitals

Johansen Olympia Dance Center has been serving the community for 45 years with high quality dance training for students of all ages and levels in a positive environment. Free to the public, the annual recitals…

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 At 6:00 pm

Johansen Olympia Dance Center Spring Recitals

Johansen Olympia Dance Center has been serving the community for 45 years with high quality dance training for students of all ages and levels in a positive environment. Free to the public, the annual recitals…

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Friday, June 16, 2017 At 7:30 pm

Molly Hardin Skin Deep Album Release Tour (Postponed)

This event has been postponed until October. If you have already purchased tickets, the box office will be contacting you shortly.   Northwests own highly talented Singer, Songwriter, Recording artist and performer, Molly Hardin, niece…

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Saturday, June 17, 2017 At 7:30 pm

Masterworks Choral Ensemble: Musical Comedy Cruise

  Hijinks on the High Seas Join us as we set sail for our season finale with a Musical Comedy Cruise! Unpack your bags and settle in for many entertaining and exotic destinations featuring songs…

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Saturday, June 24, 2017 At 1:00 pm

Debbi’s Dance presents “Feel the Groove” Dance Spectacular 2017

    Debbi’s Dance, Etc. invites you to “Feel the Groove” as we celebrate 41 years of excellence in the Olympia area. 3 exciting shows feature classic and contemporary music and themes performed by dancers…

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Saturday, June 24, 2017 At 6:00 pm

Debbi’s Dance presents “Feel the Groove” Dance Spectacular 2017

    Debbi’s Dance, Etc. invites you to “Feel the Groove” as we celebrate 41 years of excellence in the Olympia area. 3 exciting shows feature classic and contemporary music and themes performed by dancers…

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Sunday, June 25, 2017 At 1:00 pm

Debbi’s Dance presents “Feel the Groove” Dance Spectacular 2017

    Debbi’s Dance, Etc. invites you to “Feel the Groove” as we celebrate 41 years of excellence in the Olympia area. 3 exciting shows feature classic and contemporary music and themes performed by dancers…

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September 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017 At 7:30 pm

Emerald City Music: Not Even the Wind

  Virtuosic classical music shows in Olympia feature the world’s top-tier soloists and chamber musicians. Witness the first-ever performance of a new work by Grammy and Pulitzer prizewinning composer John Luther Adams alongside tunes by…

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Saturday, September 23, 2017 At 5:30 pm

CENTER Stage Awards & Gala

Join us for an elegant evening to support The Center’s mission to enhance access to the arts and culture in our community. The evening will include cocktail hour, full dinner, Excellence in the Arts awards…

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October 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017 At 7:30 pm

Gaelic Storm

Enjoy a glass of champagne with us as we kick off our 32nd season!     After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band —…

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Sunday, October 8, 2017 At 7:00 pm

Olympia Symphony Orchestra: Opening Statements

Jeffrey Bell-Hanson, guest conductor Joseph Curiale — Awakening Carl Nielsen — Flute Concerto – Mary Jensen, flute Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op.36

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 At 7:30 pm

A Night with Janis Joplin-Cancelled

We are sorry to report to our patrons that the Northwest tour of A Night with Janis Joplin has been canceled, including the performance scheduled at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday,…

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Saturday, October 14, 2017 At 7:30 pm

Way Out West: Beloved American Ballads

  The folklore of the rugged West has inspired many beloved American songs. They have a kick that makes them hard to resist and impossible to forget. Don your boots and spurs for a ramble…

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Sunday, October 15, 2017 At 2:00 pm

Silent Movie Series: The Phantom of the Opera

  Our annual Silent Movie Series is curated by our own house organist Dennis James. Each movie event is presented with live musical accompaniment on our historic Mighty Andy Crow Wurlitzer Organ—a treasure restored from…

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 At 7:00 pm

BYU Ballroom Dance “Swing ‘n’ Sway”

  The internationally renowned BYU Ballroom Dance Company presents “Swing 'n' Sway." A fast paced ballroom dance performance with something to entertain the whole family. Come see this national championship team as they perform everything…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 At 7:30 pm

Piaf! The Show

  With over half a million tickets sold in more than 30 countries and acclaimed reviews worldwide PIAF!, THE SHOW is a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse Edith…

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