An Original Musical Comedy, with Apologies to William Shakespeare
Back by popular demand! The Harlequin stage is about to ignite with their rollicking musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, wherein Shakespeare's characters bear a striking resemblance to rock icons. An Elvis-like Duke Orsino carries a burnin’ love for the beautiful and Madonna-like Olivia. John Lennon, Janis Joplin, Bob Marley, Johnny Rotten, and Little Richard, among others, also become involved in Shakespeare’s uproarious comedy. Featuring music by Bruce Whitney and lyrics by Scot Whitney, each of the thirty original songs are performed in the style of their respective rockstar crooner.
Our story takes us to the island of Dyleria where the shipwrecked Viola arrives disguised as a boy, unwittingly setting off a chain reaction of romances gone awry, mistaken identities, love triangles, and ultimately, one of Shakespeare’s funniest plays. And how does our group of history’s most legendary musicians react to all this confusion? By rocking out of course! Their righteous jams guide us to a happy ending in this rocksong wonderland.
Serious Shakespeare. Serious Rock'n'Roll.
WHO: Harlequin Productions
WHAT: A Rock'n'Roll Twelfth Night
WHEN: June 19-July 20
The performance times for A Rock'n'Roll Twelfth Night are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 2:00 PM
WHERE: The Historic State Theater, 202 4th Ave E, downtown Olympia
PRICE: General: $38, Senior/Military: $35, Student/Youth: $25
Rush tickets available at Box Office ½ hour before curtain
DEALS: Pay What You Can Night: June 25, Ladies’ Night Out: June 27, Pride Night: July 11
TICKETS: Call for tickets and info: 360/786-0151 or visit harlequinproductions.org
Harlequin Productions is a professional not-for-profit theater company in Olympia, WA, dedicated to the creation of stimulating and enriching theatrical experiences by producing an eclectic season of new works, "buried treasures,” and unconventional treatments of classics. Through a dynamic selection of extraordinary material, we explore the human adventure in search of theatrical magic that stretches the mind, nourishes the soul, and inspires human empathy.