Olympic Theatre Arts unveils 2018-2019 live season

Olympic Theatre Arts has announced its upcoming 2018-2019 live theater season with an invitation only event held at the OTA Center on June 10.

Season ticket forms are now available online at olympictheatrearts.org or at the theatre box office, 414 N. Sequim Ave., open 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Individual tickets will go on sale in early August.

The Olympic Theatre Arts 2018-2019 season is slated as follows:

Aug 31-Sept. 9 — “The Phantom Tollbooth,” the culmination of OTA’s Children’s Theatre summer program, will open the season with this fantasy adventure written by Susan Nanus based on the book by Norton Juster and directed by Bonne Smith.

Oct. 19-Nov. 4 — “Sylvia” is a modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Tia Stephens.

Dec. 7-16 — “The Nutcracker Cracked Up” is a quick take on the classic “Nutcracker” tale reinvented with dance, dialogue and comedic disarray; an original adaptation written and directed by Laurel Herrera and Jim Guthrie.

Jan. 18-27 — “Bakersfield Mist,” a production that Backstage says is “ … an absorbing, hilarious two-hander about the nature of art and the vagaries of human perception”; written by Stephen Sachs and directed by by Josh Sutcliffe.

Feb. 2-24 — “Death of a Salesman,” a work that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theatre.; written by Arthur Miller and directed by Merv Wingard.

March 15-24 — An interactive theater event with food and drink. The March slot has yet to be completely finalized and could be dinner theatre, murder mystery dinner or a cabaret musical event, OTA officials say.

April 12-14 — Shakespeare’s “Wit and Wisdom,” a romping renaissance reading of the bard presented in a decorated Elizabethan Hall; directed by Rich Hendricksen

April 26-May 12 — “First Date,” a fast-paced musical where “blind date newbie” meets “serial-dater” for a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant; adaptation written by Austin Winsberg, music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, directed by Christie Holy, musical direction by Stephen Humphrey.

July 12-21 — “The Immigrant Garden” is presented as a series of letters, an order from a seed catalogue begins a friendship transcending time and oceans.

Also …

The new season will also feature the work of local artists who have each created a special piece representing one of the productions that OTA will use in the promotion of the show. These works were on display during the June 10 event and will also be individually featured during the run of each play. Raffle tickets will be available during the run with the winner being awarded the artwork after the close of the show.

For more information, call 360-683-7326.