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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 reception to follow


A silent auction will begin at 6:00 pm and conclude at 10:00 pm.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
  • 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
  • Half page ad in all production programs for one year
  • 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
  • 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 filling out and sending the RSVP form to 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832 by May 1, 2017.

 

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

 

 

 

 
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!

 


 
The House at Pooh Corner

Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10 AM, 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 12 NOON & 2 PM

Presented by Virginia Rep on Tour
Virginia Rep On Tour’s musical performance of A.A. Milne’s classic tale, House at Pooh Corner continues to capture young audiences. Set in the magical Hundred Acre Wood in England, Christopher Robin’s adventures with Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Owl, and Tigger delight even today. From discovering what to feed Tigger (no haycorns, no honey, no thistles) to playing Poohsticks over the bridge, the friends are bound only by their childhood imaginations. In the end, Christopher Robin tells Pooh, “Pooh, promise me you won’t forget about me, ever. Not even when I’m a hundred.” “How old shall I be then?” asks Pooh. “Ninety-nine.” Pooh replies with, “I promise.” Indeed, a child and his bear will always be playing. 

(Best for ages K - 3rd Grade)


 
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)

 

 
 

 

 

Saturday, August 20, 2016
Click here for a printable PDF Schedule

SUMMER CELEBRATION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Studio of Ballet Arts' performance

Historic Stage

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Excerpts from Lopez Performing Arts Studio's Legally Blonde

Mainstage

10:00 am - 11:00 am

A conversation with Jason Loewith about Angels in America Parts I & II

Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tap Class with Helen Hayes Award-Winning Actor Bobby Smith 

Join Olney Theatre Center Associate Artist Bobby Smith in this tap class for all ages. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will need to bring their tap shoes with them to this class.

Actors' Hall

11:00 am and 11:15 am

Mainstage Theatre Tours

A backstage tour of Olney Theatre Center's Mainstage.

Mainstage

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rocketeria presents Dear Luna, Infection X and The Feminist Majority

Mainstage Lobby

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

OTC's Past with Jim Petosa

Jim Petosa, Olney's former Artistic Director of over 20 years, comes back to discuss Olney's past artistic achievements and the history of Olney Theatre Center. He will be joined by Artistic Associate Valerie Leonard.

Historic Stage

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Storytime with a Montgomery County Librarian

Historic Stage Lobby

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Vocal Class with Rolando Sanz 

Join Metropolitan Opera performer and Young Artists of America's Artistic Director, Rolando Sanz, in this class for all ages. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mainstage

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet the Bugs!

Richard Kramer, founder and president of Innovative Pest Management brings his hands on exhibit of crawling creatures kids of all age will adore. You'll also be able to sample the food of the future - INSECTS!

Bank of America Plaza

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

OTC's Present with Jason Loewith

Olney's Artistic Director Jason Loewith discusses Olney Theatre's artistic plans for the next season as well as how to plan a season.

Historic Stage

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Demonstration by Kang's Black Belt Academy

Bank of America Plaza

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

OTC's Future with Debbie Ellinghaus

Join Managing Director Debbie Ellinghaus in discussing the future of Olney Theatre Center.

Historic Stage

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Audition Class with Chris Youstra and Michael Bobbitt

Join Associate Artistic Director of Music Theater Chris Youstra and Adventure Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Bobbitt in an audition workshop for all ages. Space in limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Actors' Hall

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Reading of Shakespeare in Love by Lee Hall

See the National Players do a staged reading of Shakespeare in Love directed by Associate Artistic Director Jason King Jones.

Mainstage

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Performance of The Pirates of Penzance
Click here to purchase tickets for this performance.

Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Performance by Dave Phenicie Music

Root Family Stage

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Register for a Montgomery County Library Card with Montgomery County Public Libraries

Historic Lobby

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Performance by folk band Lederhosen Explosion

Gazebo

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Sing-A-Long with Mary Poppins (G)

Sing-a-long with Mary Poppins and the Banks Family on the screen in the Historic Stage. Complimentary popcorn will be available.

Historic Stage

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Talkback with the cast of The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado

Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Watch a Changeover!

Witness the stage management team for The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado change over the set in between shows! 

Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Ghost Stories with Weldon C. Brown

Historic Lobby

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Act It Out

A Montgomery County Public Library program for ages 3 - 6 about storytelling through reading and theatre arts.

Historic Lobby

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Performance by Olney Big Band

Mainstage Lobby

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Theater and Improv Class for Kids

Theater and Improv Class for kids ages 7 and up. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Root Family Stage

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Stage Combat Class for Teens

The Stage Combat Class is for kids ages 10 and up. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Actors' Hall 

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm 

Play Reading of 77% by Rinne Groff, directed by Jenna Duncan

Historic Stage

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Patricia Hurley for Music of the 2016-17 Season

Associate Artistic Director of Music Theatre Chris Youstra leads you on a journey through the music of the 2016-17 season performed by Patricia Hurley (Mary Poppins).

Mainstage

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Performance by Jazz Connection Quartet

Root Family Stage

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Costume Design Class with Costume Designer and Artistic Associate Ivania Stack

Actors' Hall

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Costume Draping Class with Resident Costume Designer Seth Gilbert

Actors' Hall

6:30 pm

Picnic Area Opens

Bring a picnic and enjoy a relaxing time with the family prior to the FREE performance of Hamlet on the Root Family Stage.

Root Family Stage

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Performance by folk band Lederhosen Explosion

Gazebo

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

FREE Performance of National Players' Hamlet

Root Family Stage

7:45 pm - 9:10 pm

Performance of The Mikado
Click here to purchase tickets for this performance.

Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Sounds of Summer
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Mainstage
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm Ice Cream Social with the casts of The Mikado and The Sounds of Summer Bank of America Plaza

ALL DAY EVENTS
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Outdoor Games, Face Painting, and MORE!

Bank of America Plaza

11:00 am - 7:00 pm Information about Memberships, Tickets, and Olney Theatre Center Historic Lobby

12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Biergarten featuring Olney Winery and Denizen's Brewing Co.

Olney Winery tasting at 3:00 pm; Denizen's tasting at 6:00 pm

Gazebo

12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Food Trucks featuring Corned Beef KingHoly Crepes and Kona Ice

Bank of America Plaza and Back Parking Lot

12:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Prop and Costume Sale

Props and Costumes from the following shows will be for sale: Once On This IslandKing and IGuys and DollsAnything GoesGodspell, The ProducersSpring AwakeningCinderellaA Midsummer Night's DreamHow to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

There will also be a photobooth where patrons can take pictures with the costumes and props.

Actors' Hall


 

         
 

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

Olney Theatre Center caps off its Summer Celebration with a special "The Sounds of Summer" Concert. DC theatre superstars Tracy Lynn Olivera (Ford Theatre's 110 in the Shade), Bobby Smith (Signature Theatre's La Cage aux Folles) and Rachel Zampelli (Evita) come together to sing some cool summer favorites from the Beach Boys, the Drifters and other classic American songs. 

 


TICKETS: $25 FOR MEMBERS; $35 FOR NON-MEMBERS; $17 FOR STUDENTS & KIDS

 

 

 

Click here to download your membership renewal form.