Dreamsickle brings tunes to OTA’s First Friday

Stay wide awake for this one.

Olympic Theatre Arts welcomes the musical group Dreamsickle to perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, during the First Friday Sequim Art Walk, at the OTA Center, 414 N. Sequim Ave. Admission is free and the beverage and snack bar will be open.

Three of the musicians first met while working together on the OTA main stage musical “Summer of Love” in 2014.

“After ‘Summer of Love’ closed, these seasoned musicians stayed together and gigged from Chimicum to Port Angeles,” bandleader Richard Crowell said.

They named their new venture Dreamsickle, whose driving beats draw from the 1960s and promises a fresh and creative trip back in time to an exciting rocking genre.

Band members include:

• Stacy Hopkins on bass and vocals, who has been playing bluegrass and blues around the peninsula for 25 years. She skates with the Port Scandalous Roller Derby team along with day-gigging as a Bowen work therapist at Natural Healing Clinic on Barr Road;

• Rick Marschall, who took up drums at 14 and has since become an accomplished keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist. Marschall, who operates the Natural Healing Clinic practicing wellness, nutritional and prevention consulting, brings a love of the Beatles to the ensemble;

• Sasha B, who played piano and flute in her youth and now brings an organic natural drum style and vocals into the mix. She is now between opportunities in the restaurant trade.

• Crowell, who holds down the lead guitar role with 50 years of noodling experience in various styles. Since retiring as an executive chef in Arizona and relocating here in Sequim, he has been jamming around and playing in numerous musicals including “Little Shop of Horrors” at OTA.

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