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Backstage Tours • Food Trucks • Master Classes • Prop and Costume Sales • Kid's Activities

Outdoor Games • Face Painting • Musical Instrument Petting Zoo

2018-19 Season Sneak Preview • Meet the Artists • Outdoor Movie • Picnic Area


Olney Theatre Center's 80th Anniversary Gala Silent Auction will open on Friday, May 18.

Harassment Free Workplace

Olney Theatre Center for the Arts - Anti-Harassment Affirmation


Olney Theatre Center Corporation/Olney Theatre Center for the Arts (“Olney Theatre

Center”) strives for a workplace environment that fosters mutual trust and is free of

intimidation, oppression and abuse. Our mission is fulfilled by nurturing an atmosphere

that inspires creativity and collaboration, promotes empathy, and celebrates the human

spirit. Therefore, it is our top priority to establish and maintain work conditions in which

all people are treated with dignity, decency and respect.


We are appalled by the allegations and confirmed accounts of sexual harassment that

are plaguing the arts and entertainment industry and other industries across the nation.

In this environment, we believe it is vital to reaffirm our stance on harassment: there is

simply no tolerance for harassment, assault or abuse, sexual or other, at Olney Theatre

Center. No woman, man, transgender, bigender, agender, genderless, pangender, or

other such identity will be abused, victimized or marginalized at Olney Theatre Center.


No one should be forced to choose between her/his/their personal safety and dignity,

and her/his/their job. Sexual discrimination and harassment and gender-based violence

all too often occur in the intimate and physical context of a theater production or theater

environment. At Olney Theatre Center, we will not tolerate such behavior.


We know that workplace culture is determined from the top; therefore, our Board of

Directors, Executive Team and Senior Staff pledge to model behavior that promotes

positive, supportive, safe and comfortable conditions where everyone is given equal and

fair opportunities for learning, advancement and professional growth. We will not only

work to prevent harassment on our campus; we also commit to being part of the

solution field-wide to eliminate harassment, discrimination and abuse in our industry.

Applause Concert Series

One-night only concert versions of musicals we think are worth a second look featuring large orchestras and top talent.


Anyone Can Whistle

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Book by Arthur Laurents
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Orchestrations by Don Walker

The story of a corrupt mayor (originally played by Angela Lansbury) who fakes a miracle to revitalize her bankrupt town. A legendary cult show, this wacky, intelligent, highly unconventional musical points ahead to Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking work in the 1970s, even as it keeps a foot firmly rooted in musical theatre's "golden age."


Finian’s Rainbow

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Book by E. Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by E. Y. Harburg

A blend of romantic fantasy and social commentary, Finian's Rainbow follows the adventures of an Irishman and his daughter, who hope to strike it rich in America. This American treasure of a score features classics like  “Ol’ Devil Moon” and “How are Things in Glocca Morra?”



Children of Eden

Friday, August 2, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Book by John Caird
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby
Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin and Martin Erskine

From the celebrated composer of Wicked, Pippin,and Godspell comes this family-friendly biblical reboot with a marvellous score. Adam, Eve, Noah and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children.

Special Events


Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

Saturday, June 2

Celebrate Olney Theatre Center's 80th Anniversary Gala on June 2 with special guest Alan Cumming. The star of Broadway, film, and television will perform his renowned revue Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs just for our guests. Given his popularity, this year's Gala is sure to sell out quickly!

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US-SIF Logo  
Fundamentals of Sustainable and Impact Investment Seminar

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 7:30PM
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

Learn how to invest your money in ways that maximize positive societal and environmental impact. Representatives from the leading voice of sustainable and impact investing US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment will teach a seminar on the basics of creating a financial portfolio that reflects your values. Come to Olney Theatre Center to hear more about their mission and the growing trend of ethical financial advice. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.



Saturday, July 28
All Day
Olney Theatre Center

Come celebrate Olney Theatre Center's 80th birthday with a free all-day event! There will be tours, classes, a prop and costume sale, 2018-19 Season Preview, and much, much more!

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Bernstein @ 100



Saturday, July 28 at 8:00 pm


Music by     Leonard Bernstein
Book adapted from Voltaire by     Hugh Wheeler
In a New Version by
    John Caird
Lyrics by    

Richard Wilbur

Additional Lyrics by    

Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche,
Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein


For one night only, join us on the Mainstage for a concert recital of the Leonard Bernstein classic, Candide. Featuring an all-star cast, including Suzanne Lane, Bobby Smith, Donna Migliaccio, Bobby Smith, and Rachel Zampelli accompanied by a two-piano arrangement. 

Runtime: Approximately 100 minutes