2017-18 season features comedy, music, and more!
Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA) is excited about its 2017-18 season five-show lineup.
“OCTA is thrilled to offer a dynamic combination of plays and musicals helmed by talented local directors. It’s a mix of shows guaranteed to provide a boundless variety of entertainment,” Ted Collins, OCTA Board President explains. “We are grateful to our patrons and season ticket holders for taking this ride with us. It continues to be an exciting time for our theatre!”
The 2017-18 season lineup is:
Ruthless! – September 15 – October 1, 2017
Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she’ll do anything to win the part in her school musical. Her mother, fellow students, and the rest of the world had better watch out because nothing will stop her quest for stardom!! Cunningly spoofing classic musicals and campy films from Gypsy to The Bad Seed, this aggressively outrageous musical garnered rave reviews during its long Off-Broadway run.
“A spoof that has enough absurd plot twists and multiple identities to fill several old movies… The fun comes from the sheer brazenness!” – The New York Times
Due to strong language and adult situations, Ruthless! is recommended for ages 13 and above.
Anne of Green Gables – November 3-19, 2017
The children’s classic brought to life on stage for the whole family! Don’t miss the timeless story of plucky Canadian orphan Anne Shirley, who forges a new life when she is mistakenly sent to a middle-aged brother and sister who’d sought to adopt a boy for help on their farm. Relive all your favorite moments from Anne’s feuds with Gilbert, the cake disaster, her adoration of Matthew, and the mistaken wine bottle, just to name a few.
Violet – February 9-25, 201
DISCOVERING WHO YOU ARE IS THE GREATEST JOURNEY OF ALL.
This inspiring contemporary musical is touching, funny and sometimes frank with moments including adult language and subject matter that might be inappropriate for younger audience members. We recommend VIOLET for patrons ages 14 and older.
“…an enduringly rewarding musical.” – The New York Times
Superior Donuts – April 6-22, 2018
Inspiration for the new CBS comedy of the same name!
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of August: Osage County comes this moving comedy-drama set in an Uptown Chicago donut shop. Facing age 60 and all alone, proprietor Arthur has his dreary world turned upside down by the arrival of Franco, an ambitious employee in his early 20s.
“…a funny and moving evening of theater…as fresh and tasty as a doughnut right out of the oven.” – BackStage
Unnecessary Farce – June 1-17, 2018
Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. This fast-paced farce is a comic gem!
“…a bona fide gut-busting laugh-a-thon.” – Daily Herald (Chicago)
Tickets are on sale now!
About Olathe Civic Theatre Association
Olathe Civic Theatre Association is a 501c3 organization producing theatre in Olathe since 1974. Performing in the Buddy Rogers Family Playhouse, OCTA produces five high-quality, engaging, and thought-provoking theatre productions a year.
Through the generosity of volunteers, season ticket holders, donors, and the City of Olathe, OCTA has grown into one of the most progressive community theaters in the Kansas City metropolitan area.