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Washington Center for the Performing Arts

address  512 Washington St. SE
 Olympia, WA  98501
cross street Fifth Ave. and Legion Way
phone (360) 753-8586
hours Box Office: Tue.-Sat. noon-6pm; 2 hours before showtime performance days

Upcoming Events

Many Maps, One Voice

A timely new one-woman play – lively, provocative, perfect for Presidents Day Weekend. Many Maps, One Voice plunges audiences into the messy middle of political dysfunction, obstruction and partisan ploys. Sound familiar? Set in 1960s Washington State, in the heyday of civil rights, it traces a housewife’s inadvertent plunge into the legislative lion’s den of redistricting. And ends with a nod to fresh voices rising today. Portland Actor Jane Fellows, a veteran of commanding the stage solo (The Belle of Amherst, First Lady Lou), gamely took on this meaty new work. She delivers a fearless, tour de force portrayal of the late Mary Ellen McCaffree, a mother of five who learned just how much one focused soul can do. A highly human inside view of the complex gears of citizen-driven change. After its well-received Seattle debut (“It flew!” “Bravo – moving, informative, and entertaining!” “We talked another two hours after the theater”), Many Maps, One Voice comes to the capitol February 14-17, to the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. A great time to tour the spectacular Washington state capitol building, followed by an evening at the theater where those marvelous marbled halls come to life. Senate, House, Governor’s Office, caucus and committee rooms, campaign headquarters, and inside a marriage and family home – Many Maps has it all. Many Maps, One Voice, by Anne McNamee Corbett, is adapted from a portion of Politics of the Possible: The decade our democracy worked, the political history she co-authored with the late Mary Ellen McCaffree. It is produced and presented by the new nonpartisan nonprofit Politics of the Possible In Action – to raise awareness of redistricting’s central role in our representative democracy, and to help advocate for redistricting reform. Created by Mary Ellen McCaffree’s granddaughter, Alison McCaffree, Politics of the Possible In Action honors her grandmother’s lifelong devotion to civic education, citizen engagement & civility.
one-woman play;Mary Ellen McCaffree;redistricting;politics;activist;Evans Era
Event Info: (253) 720-6813
Ages: All ages. Recommended 12 and up.
Price: $32 general admission, Senior/Military/Student $27 with ID
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 • Sun 2/17/19 at 2pm till 4pm, 7pm till 9pm 

Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia Winter Concert

Welcome to the podium Music Director and Conductor Cameron May for his first season with the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia. Mr. May has chosen a program for the Conservatory Orchestra with a wide variety of styles and genres, while highlighting Austrian, German, American, and Russian composers. From Beethoven to contemporary compositions and everything in between, don’t miss this exciting concert: Suppe's Overture to Poet and Peasant; Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Op. 92: II. Allegretto; Dana Wilson's Shortcut Home; and Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien. The Brass Choir, Greg Allison conductor, will open the concert with local composer Scott Taube’s Fanfare for Dallas Blue. Their portion of the program will also include pieces by Mahler and Hanssen. Please join us Sunday, March 3, 4pm at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: Online at or call the Box Office at 360.753.8586. Distinguished Sponsor: Olympia Federal Savings.
classical;live music;concert;classical music
Event Info: (360) 352-1438
Ages: All ages
Price: Tickets: $7-$16* | 6 and under free* | *plus a $3.00 Washington Center facility fee
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 • Sun 3/3/19 at 4pm-6pm 

2019 PNW Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival

A cappella, Choral
What better way to enjoy the power and beauty of the human voice than an evening of first-rate a cappella. Harmony Sweepstakes is all about the purity of voice as the only instrument onstage, and the miraculous things that can be done with it. Enjoy performances by a variety of groups, all competing to win a trip to the National Finals. The PNW 1st place champs, 20/20, return as hosts.
Music;concert;a cappella;harmony
Event Info: (360) 491-3305
Ages: Kid Friendly
Price: $25
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 • Sat 3/9/19 at 7:30pm-10:30pm 

A Really Big Shoe 13 starring the Brothers Four

Live Music in Bar/Club
13th annual benefit concert to raise money for the 2,212 homeless kids in eight local school districts and the thousands served by Community Youth Services...starring the folk-singing legends the Brothers Four in a special encore performance at the Washington Center at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, 2019. In 12 years the A Really Big Shoe concerts have raised $307,000.
A Really Big Shoe;Brothers Four
Event Info: (360) 250-8413
Ages: All
Price: $40 - $30 - $20
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 • Sun 3/31/19 at 2pm-4:30pm 

Bach's Complete Cello Suites by Emerald City Music

Classical, Orchestral, Chamber Music
Emerald City Music is Olympia’s home for top-flight chamber music performances. Now in its third season, the series brings over 45 classical soloists and chamber musicians to Olympia from every corner of the globe. The six cello suites of Johann Sebastian Bach are considered the Baroque composer’s most iconic set of chamber music. However, performing them in one marathon session is a bold and challenging feat for any cellist. British cellist Colin Carr returns to the Emerald City Music stages to conclude the season with this marathon full-evening performance of Bach’s complete Cello Suites.
cello;bach;orchestra;classical music;chamber music;live music;intimate show;Colin Carr
Event Info: (206) 250-5510
Ages: All Ages
Price: $28–$43 (students $10)
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 • Sat 5/25/19 at 7:30pm-11:30pm