Tickets are now available for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Click the poster to buy tickets online. Tickets will be available at the door with cash/check
We are so excited to return to IN PERSON productions! Please join us for our production of
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.
A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. The small cast and unit set make this a perfect option for high schools or community theatres. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.
space is limited
Rehearsal will be held at the South Bay Grange. All rehearsal attendees will be masked and socially distanced per the most current Thurston County Department of Health guidelines.
Rehearsal: July 5th to August 6th, 10am to 1pm
Performance: August 6th at 7pm, August 7th at 2pm & 7pm, August 8th at 2pm
Ages: Students ages 8 – 18 (2021 graduates welcome!)
July 26th – August 8th
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Students will perform a showcase of their skills before our Spelling Bee live performances August 6, 7 & 8
This camp will give students the opportunity to stretch their creative muscles on stage! Over a two week period, students will learn improvisational skills through theatre games and activities. Students will be guided in honing their quick thinking and imaginative skills through unscripted acting exercises. They will learn the importance of listening and trusting scene partners, and how to work with others to tell a cohesive story. This camp will be taught by Katelyn May.
Join us for our Apple Tree Productions Spring Fundraiser!
Tuesday March 16th at 7pm.
See performances from our students who have participated in our virtual productions, clips of past plays as well as highlights from our two virtual plays Spamalot! and Les Misérables. Buy Tickets Today!
Apple Tree Productions is excited to announce our Spring Production!
A show filled with sensational songs and dancing, High School Musical, Jr. is a delight to watch and even more fun to perform!
Apple Tree Musical Director Leland Brungardt and Choreographer Allie Milburn join Heidi in producing this spectacularly fun musical with a hopeful message.
Rehearsals are Saturdays from March 20th to May 7th, with a final performance on May 8th. The show will be virtual for the safety of our students and audience.
Join us on March 16th at 7pm to mark one year of fantastic quarantine theater!
Since March 16, 2020, Apple Tree Productions has hosted a free Google Classroom, virtual acting classes, and two full length streamed musicals.
This event will celebrate the tenacity and talent of our students, whose commitment to performing arts this last year was truly remarkable. The show will feature clips from our 2020 musicals, Les Miserables and Spamalot, showcase work from our Classroom, and show student performances.
Donations will be used to fund our spring musical and employ our incredible teachers, continuing our goal of keeping theater alive in Olympia.
February 6 – April 14, 2021
10 weeks of acting class for $100, all classes held on zoom.
All classes will study materials appropriate to their age group, including monologues, scene work, play cuttings, song and dance.
Acting Class – ages 8 to 12, Saturdays, 10am to 11am (2/6 – 4/10)
Acting Class – ages 13 to 18, Saturdays, 11am to 12pm (2/6 – 4/10)
Adult Acting Class – ages 19 and up, Wednesdays, 6pm to 7pm (2/10 – 4/14)
Announcing our Fall production!
Apple Tree Productions’
Fall Fundraiser is here!
Please join us on Saturday, September 19th at 7pm to see our talented students perform and clips from past shows.
Apple Tree is committed to helping students celebrate the arts in a new way. Your contribution will empower students, employ local artists and support performing arts in our community.
Head to Showtix4u.com and buy your ticket or donate today!
Although we can’t be together physically, we can still still spend the summer acting together.
This summer Apple Tree Productions will be virtual!
The epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption is set against a nation in the throes of revolution.
Les Misérables is the world’s longest running musical — a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo’s novel and featuring one of the most memorable scores of all time. The multi-award-winning Les Misérables is as groundbreaking today as it was when it first premiered in London in 1985.
In nineteenth century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean’s adopted daughter.
Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables School Edition packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through piece is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours while beautifully maintaining the integrity of this musical masterpiece.
Students 8 to 18 (Students graduating in 2020) are invited to create our first ever virtual production!
This summer we will be taking to the stage online! Join us for our Virtual Summer!
Directed by Heidi Fredericks and Allie Milburn, music direction by Leland Brungardt, technical direction by Ryan Zimmerman
For those wanting a much lower commitment we will still be offering our free GOOGLE CLASSROOM. Join us using code: jt3ctki
PREPARE YE FOR THE TIMELESS TALE OF FRIENDSHIP, LOYALTY AND LOVE BASED ON THE BROADWAY MUSICAL THAT INSPIRED A GENERATION.
The original GODSPELL was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz, and it took the world by storm. Boasting a score with chart topping songs, GODSPELL is a sensation that continues to touch audiences.
A group of disciples help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, are employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
Rehearsals: Monday April 6th – Thursday April 9th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Olympia Little Theater. Friday April 10th at 12pm at Nova Middle School
Performance: Nova Middle School – Friday April 10th at 7pm; Saturday April 11th at 2pm / 7pm
Directed by Heidi Fredericks, music direction by Leland Brungardt
Join us for our exciting Summer Season!
There is still space – ENROLL
Saturday 10:00 – 11:00 am
April 13 – May 18
Students will study many acting disciplines including improvisation, monologue work, musical theater scene work and audition technique. An exciting class for all ages!
Taught by Heidi Fredericks.
Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
April 13 – May 18
Apple Tree’s first group voice class! Students will learn technique and style through the theater classics.
Taught by Leland Brungardt
Spring 2019 – Acting Intensive
Spring 2019 – Acting Intensive April 13 – May 18
Spring 2019 – Group Voice
Spring 2019 – Group Voice April 13 – May 18th
If you prefer – mail your registration and payment to:
Apple Tree Productions
4011 Macadam Ct SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Join us for the wedding of the year!