BOX OFFICE: 301-924-3400


Join the Olney Theatre's leadership team - Jason Loewith, Artistic Director, and Debbie Ellinghaus, Managing Director - for an exceptional, behind-the-scenes theater tour of London. With exclusive discussions, tickets to some of the most daring shows, and the company of like-minded theater enthusiasts and friends of Olney Theatre Center, this is an experience not to be missed. Insider Cultural Tours, which will host this tour, has nearly a decade of experience creating unique London theater tours - no two are ever the same - that align perfectly with the mission and aesthetic expectations of their clients.

  • 5 Exceptional Shows, including Wings at the Young Vic, Young Marx at the Bridge Theatre, and Follies at the National Theatre
  • 3 or more Discussions with Arts Professionals
  • 1 Exhibition or Private Tour
  • 6 nights in the Waldorf Hilton
  • Plus: Group dinners, a private coach, and a chance to see additional shows

Reservations and deposit must be made by July 10, 2017. All details will be finalized 60-90 days before departure. Download the reservation form here.


For more information, please contact Debbie Ellinghaus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301.924.4485, ext. 129

Download the full itinerary and schedule here.

 
Arts Integration

Olney Theatre Center's Arts Integration Program grew organically from a partnership with a single area school in the 2012-13 school year. Since then, the program has grown rapidly, and in the current school year we are working with 16 classes in 7 schools.

The collaborative playwriting program is designed to capitalize on theatre as a collaborative artform by providing students opportunities to expand their 21st century skills, often described as the four C's: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Creativity. We target fifth-grade classrooms, but we have successfully modified the program for both older and younger students.

The program usually begins in the fall, when OTC's education team introduces key concepts of ensemble improvisation and theatre, while reinforcing other curricular content. Students also take a field trip to OTC to see theatre concepts in professional practice. As the program progresses, students actively collaborating in small groups to write and revise their original scripts.

In the final phase of the program, students learn basic staging concepts and refine their work during in-classroom rehearsals. Student groups collaborate not only in the writing of the play, but also in choosing/creating the costumes, props, and set pieces necessary for the productions. Finally, in May, students will travel to OTC to perform their original productions on our Historic Stage.

Through the processes of script development and rehearsal, children can learn generosity, flexible cognition, problem solving, memorization, and commitment. Participating in a theatrical endeavor also provides kids an opportunity to explore the world through a different person's point of view, which encourages empathy. Even if performing is not a child's "thing," there is much to be gained. Since the program is process-driven, all students, even those who aren't natural performers, reap the program's benefits.

For more information, contact Arts Integration Manager, Sara Qureshi, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301.924.4485 ext. 157.

Click here for a PDF flyer.

 

 


Brett Schneider, star of The Magic Play              
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us on May 13, 2017 for an evening of surprises, celebration, and magic. The Annual Gala is your opportunity to enjoy a special evening with Olney Theatre artists, supporters and our distinguished guests illusionist and actor, Brett Schneider, and Montgomery County Executive, Ike Leggett.


The Annual Gala recognizes the achievements of emerging and established artists who create, design, and produce Olney's award-winning stage productions and educational programs each year. This important event raises critical funds for artists, arts education, and artistic programming.


Gala Program

6:00 pm - Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm - Dinner
8:30 pm - Magic Show
Dancing and Music to follow

Buy Tickets
Sealed and silent auctions will begin at 6:00 pm and conclude at 10:00 pm.
Click here to see select auction items.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsor and Ticket Levels


$25,000 Master Illusionist Sponsor

  • One table of twelve (12) guests for the cocktail reception, gala dinner, magic show, and dessert reception
  • Invitation for four (4) to attend Opening night performances for the 2017-18 season and remaining productions in the current season
  • Exclusive & customized backstage experience for four (4)
  • Full page ad in all production programs for one year
  • Name and/or logo displayed on event materials
  • Acknowledgement in production program donor pages for one year

$10,000 Escape Artist Sponsor

  • One table of ten (10) guests for the cocktail reception, gala dinner, magic show, and dessert reception
  • Invitation for four (4) to attend Opening night performances for the 2017-18 season and remaining productions in the current season
  • Exclusive & customized backstage experience for four (4)
  • Half page ad in holiday musical production program
  • Name/logo displayed on event materials
  • Acknowledgement in production program donor pages for one year

$5,000 Mesmerist Sponsor

  • One table of ten (10) guests for the cocktail reception, gala dinner, magic show, and dessert reception
  • Invitation for two (2) to attend Opening night performances for the 2017-18 season and remaining productions in the current season
  • Exclusive & customized backstage experience for two (2)
  • Quarter page ad in holiday musical production program
  • Name/logo displayed on event materials
  • Acknowledgement in production program donor pages for one year

$2,500 Sleight-of-Hand Sponsor

  • Six (6) guests for the cocktail reception, gala dinner, magic show, and dessert reception
  • Invitation for two (2) to attend Opening night performances for the 2017-18 season and remaining productions in the current season
  • Name/logo displayed on event materials
  • Acknowledgement in production program donor pages for one year

$1,000 Pick-A-Card Sponsor

  • Two (2) guests for the cocktail reception, gala dinner, magic show, and dessert reception
  • Invitation for two (2) to attend Opening night performances for the 2017-18 season and remaining productions in the current season
  • Name/logo displayed on event materials
  • Acknowledgement in production program donor pages for one year

$250 Gala Ticket

  • Ticket for one (1) guest for the cocktail reception, gala dinner, magic show, and dessert reception

 

RSVP by completing and returning this form to 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832 by May 1, 2017. Purchase a gala ticket by clicking the button below.

Buy Tickets

 

For more information on sponsoring a table or attending the Gala, please call or email R. Wesley Meekins at 301.924.4485, ext. 130 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                 

 

 

Catch a glimpse of Brett Schneider here before you see him live on stage!


Former Redskins Runningback John Riggins, Managing Director Debbie Ellinghaus, and County Executive Ike Leggett at OTC's 2015 Gala


Craig Pascal, actress Susan Lynskey, actor Tally Sessions, Victor Shargai, and Artistic Associate Valerie Leonard at OTC's 2015 Gala


Honorable Ben Kramer speaking at Olney Theatre's A Night in Havana Annual Gala


County Executive Ike Leggett with Montgomery County First Lady Catherine Leggett and Artistic Director Jason Loewith at OTC's 2015 Gala

 


Gala Sponsors

(as of May 10, 2017)

Master Illusionist Sponsors

Bob and Eveline Roberts

Roberts Oxygen/Roberts Home Medical

Mesmerist Sponsors

DLA Piper

EagleBank

Graeves Auto and Appliance

Charles S. Mack and Alice Barrett Mack

William H. Meekins and Open Options Access Technology

Bob and Marlene Mitchell

Pettit Family Charitable Foundation

Sleight-Of-Hand Sponsors

George and Kristie Bradford

Sandy Bieber and Linda Rosenzweig

Susan and Jay Finkelstein

Clifford L. Johnson and Margaret T. Roper

John R. and Andrea Z. Urciolo

Dr. Steven C. White and Mrs. Irene White

Pick-A-Card Sponsors

Blue Barn Group

Scott and Athena Dalrymple

Robert E. Hebda

Nettie Horne and Susan Haynes

Stephen and Mary Klein

 


 

 

 

Check out some of the items you can win with our Silent and Sealed Bid Auctions:

Item #1: A Week in St. Marteen

Spend a week with 5-7 friends in the Caribbean's most exciting vacation destination! If you thrill to gourmet food, pristine beaches, vibrant nightlife, world class duty-free shopping, a year-round warm climate plus a cosmopolitan atmosphere with a Caribbean twist, St. Maarten is for you!

Item #2: A Week in Puerto Vallarta

Enjoy a week in one of the most extraordinary vacation spots in Latin America! Puerto Vallarta's vibrant heart beats in every rooftop, garden, and street of this beautiful city. Whether you relax with sports, beaches, art, dining, or shopping, Puerto Vallarta has something for everyone.

Item #3: Take Me Out To The Ball Game

A premium experience for 4 to a Washington Nationals game in the PNC Diamond Club. While at the lower-level club seats directly behind home plate, enjoy all-inclusive food and beverage service featuring chef's tables, a private bar with draft beer and house wine, in-seat service, complimentary VIP parking, private restrooms, and exclusive club programming and events, including autograph session.

Item #4: Enchanted Trip to Disney World

Explore the lands of endless enchantment at the happiest place on Earth with this family-friendly vacation package which includes 2 round-trip (or 4 one-way) airfare tickets to Orlando, and 4 park hopper tickets to Disney World. These special passes grant you admission into the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom, including the new Pandora: The World of Avatar.

Item #5: Relaxing in Rehoboth

Spend one week in a luxurious spacious beach house (sleeps 6-8) located on the Delaware Shore. Rehoboth Beach is a favorite for its award-winning boardwalk, awesome hotels, specialty stores, amusements, beautiful homes, tax-free shopping, and some of the finest dining in the region. Nature-based activities include State Parks, kayaking, day cruises, ferry rides, walking trails, surfing, skimboarding, paddleboarding, biking, sailing, or exploring the water's edge.

 

Also bid on one-of-a-kind experiences to get behind-the-scenes access to Olney Theatre Center Productions and Artists.

If you cannot attend An Evening of Magic, but are interested in bidding on an item, please contact Wesley Meekins at 301.924.4485, ext. 130 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Are you 30 or under?

 

Get discounted tickets to all Mainstage season productions for the 2016-17 season!

 

Purchase $30 tickets to the remaining 2016-17 season productions using the corresponding code below at checkout. Tickets are only available for performances on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. You must provide proof of age at the Box Office when picking up your tickets from Will Call.

The Magic Play: MAG30
Proof: PRF30
My Fair Lady: MFL30
Thurgood: TG30

 

If you have any questions, please call the Box Office at 301.924.3400.

 
Theater for Young Audiences


Introduce your youngest kids, grandkids, nephews and nieces to the magic of theater with a series of presentations based on children's classics!

 


 
Anne of Green Gables

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10 AM, 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 12 NOON & 2 PM

Presented by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre

Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s timeless tale about a young orphan from Nova Scotia, has captured the hearts of young and old for more than a century. In ArtsPower’s musical, Anne Shirley is a young orphan who is determined to find a family to call her own. The spunky Anne arrives in the Nova Scotia town of Avonlea and discovers Matthew Cuthbert, whom she convinces to be her “kindred spirit.” Anne sets out to win the hearts of Matthew's skeptical sister and of the people of Avonlea.

(Grades 2 - 6)