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Winnie the Pooh auditions

Youth Auditions (age 10 and up)- Sunday Oct. 8th at 6:30
Open Adult Auditions- Monday Oct. 9th at 6:30
  • 13 actors needed for the roles of; Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and a few extra residents of the Hundred Acre Wood
  • No monologue needed, sides will be provided
  • This show runs Nov. 24- Dec. 22, 2017
  • Rehearsals begin in mid October
  • Directed by Samantha Chandler
  • Callbacks Wednesday October 11th at 6:30

Cinder Edna auditions

Open adult auditions- Saturday October 14th at 10 am
  • No monologue required, sides will be provided
  • We will be singing selections from the score
  • This show runs May 11- Jun 3, 2018
  • Rehearsals will start in early April
  • Directed by Jen Ryle
  • Musically Directed by Stephanie Claire
  • Adults and Youth 16 and up are welcome
  • Callbacks Saturday October 21st at 10 am

2017-18  Main Stage Audition Info 

Olympia Family Theater produces a main stage season of 5 shows including 1 or 2 musicals.  We produce “theater for young audiences” or TYA.  Our main stage season is made up of local community adults who are volunteers and perform for our family audiences.  Open Auditions will be announced as they are scheduled for our main stage season.  Rehearsals for the main stage shows are generally weekday evenings for 4-6 weeks depending upon the production.   OFT is a small non-profit organization, the participation of the creative people of this community is essential to the success of the organization’s mission and vision. Come out and audition or sign up to volunteer- we can’t do this without you!

Adults
  • New to town and interested in auditioning in the future?  Please join our mailing list AND send your resume and a head shot to OFT’s Artistic Director: jenryle@olyft.org
  • As they are scheduled, open auditions will be announced on this page, on our mailing list, on Facebook and on the “Olympia Actors League” Facebook page
  • There are no Olympia Actors League general auditions this season. (OFT has participated in these local generals for the past 8 years).   But, you can join their Facebook group to hear about up to the minute auditions at our company and many more in our area

Children
  • At least ONE of our main stage shows every year is multi-generational and has some roles for children, with children playing child roles alongside adults playing adult roles. This season, both Winnie the Pooh AND 3 Impossible Questions will have select roles for young people.
  •  OFT has many educational programs where kids can sign up and all the students participate in the creative process of putting on a play.  Make sure you are on our mailing list to hear about all of our auditions and our educational offerings.

 OFT’s 2017-18 Main Stage Season:

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

  • Directed by Kate Ayers
  • September 29- October 22, 2017
  • Based on the book by Dr. Seuss
  • Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell for the National Theatre of Great Britain

The Cat in The Hat interrupts the boredom of a rainy afternoon with his unexpected visit to Sally and her brother’s cozy home.  Their outspoken and outraged pet Fish is astounded and concerned, but the cat will not be deterred.  He must teach us to make our own fun with nothing but a little imagination. “It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.” Along with Thing One and Thing Two, the cat will fill our theater with mischievous humor and madcap style. Young and old alike will delight in this faithful adaptation come to life before our very eyes.

Winnie the Pooh

  • Directed by Samantha Chandler
  • November 24- December 22, 2017
  • Based on the book by A.A. Milne
  • Adapted by Kristin Sergel

Winnie the Pooh, everyone’s favorite bear “of very little brain” finds himself in a frantic adventure in this story.  He must rescue Piglet from the baths (with soap!) and strengthening medicine of Kanga’s household.  Pooh tries his best but when he eats too much honey and really gets stuck- Owl, Eeyore, Rabbit and his countless relations work together to get him out. Hopefully, Pooh still has time to help his friend.  A.A. Milne’s wit shines throughout this beloved story and make this a play you will not want to miss.

3 Impossible Questions

  • Directed by Ted Ryle
  • February 2- 18, 2018
  • Collected stories from Islamic Folklore
  • Adapted by Christian Carvajal

A collection of stories centering around the popular character Mullah Nasreddin, who is a well-loved fixture in the folklore and comic stories of a large number of Islamic cultures.  In consultation with the Islamic Center of Olympia, we have collected and adapted the stories of this teacher who is sometimes a fool and sometimes a hero.  The stories about the mullah (which means teacher) have their origins from as far back as the 13th century where he may or may not have been a real person in Turkey.  In many countries and for hundreds of years these tales have been passed down from parents to children and now, we are pleased to share the humor and wisdom of Mullah Nasreddin and his stories with you! We celebrate our Muslim friends and neighbors with our retelling of these stories.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

  • Directed by Kathy Dorgan
  • March 16- April 1, 2018
  • Adapted for the stage by Dwayne Hartford
  • Based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo

With a simple set, live music, and a tender story, Kate DiCamillo’s bestseller comes alive in an unforgettable stage experience. Tossed overboard, stuck in a hobo’s knapsack, and used as a scarecrow, a china rabbit doll named Edward unexpectedly undertakes a perilous 20-year journey. Along the way, he sheds his arrogance, and his heart grows bigger and softer as he discovers the importance of people, friendship, and love. Based on the book by the bestselling author Kate DiCamillo (Flora & UlyssesThe Tale of DesperauxBecause of Winn-Dixie)!

Cinder Edna

  • Directed by Jen Ryle
  • Musically Directed by Stephanie Claire
  • May 11 – June 3, 2018
  • Based on the book by Ellen Jackson
  • Adapted for the stage by Ted Ryle
  • Music by Ted and Mandy Ryle, Miriam Sterlin and Rich Sikorsky

Cinder Edna happens to live next door to the famous girl you have probably of: Cinderella. Ella and Edna both live with cruel stepmothers and stepsisters, but have different approaches to life. Cinder Edna has better things to do than sit in the ashes and feel sorry for herself and she doesn’t believe in Fairy Godmothers.  She saves her money to put a dress on layaway, just in case a special occasion should arise. She takes the bus to the ball AND she wears comfortable shoes. Although each ‘Cinder’ ends up with the prince of her dreams, one is a great deal happier than the other.