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Honored to have been asked

by Bryan Willis,


to contribute a scene for a production

commemorating the

100th Year Anniversary

of the

Hotel Olympian.

In my scene, you will enjoy a tour of the hotel flavored with historical tidbits

through the character of

Pussyfoot Johnson's son.

(The Tour Guide Scenes

were not included in the Radio Play, but

they will be in the live performance during

the last weekend in October 2021.)

The Radio Play  Dec 20, 2020 

KGY radio (95.3 fm) @ 3 p.m. PST


The Hotel Olympian 100th Anniversary Gala Extravaganza, an immersive celebration directed by Deane Shellman, musical director Daven Tillinghast, and dramaturg Geoff Proehl.  


Co-sponsored by the Olympia Arts Commission, Thurston County Historic Commission, PARC Foundation of Thurston County, Jocelyn Dohm PARC Music FundOly Arts, PBIA Downtown Parking District, 94.5 ROXY & Venables Pest Management and Twin Star Credit Union.

Live Performance


due to COVID-19

co-sponsored by the

Olympia Arts Commission, Thurston County Historic Commission,

Oly Arts, PBIA, 94.5 ROXY,

Venables Pest Management

and Twin Star Credit Union.


Encore radio broadcasts:

March 28

and May 23

on KGY 95.3

at 3 pm PST

with an online simulcast on

sponsored by


The May 23rd radio show is also a fundraiser for Harlequin Productions and the Washington Center's Anacker Arts Scholarship. 

Thanks to both organizations for their help with publicity.


The live show was moved to the last weekend in October 2021. But the consensus of all involved is that the risk is too high with COVID not 100% contained. Safety First. And so work is moving forward on a documentary of the hotel and the project., using the audio track from the KGY radio show, interviews, old photos, etc. Yet another variation.

Stay tuned, and stay safe!

                      HERITAGE AWARD

     2021 Heritage Preservation Awards | Facebook

We received a Heritage Preservation Award from the City of Olympia's Heritage Commission for the radio adaptation of The Hotel Olympia 100th Anniversary Grand Gala Extravaganza.


The award was presented Thursday, MAY 20, 2021 at 7 PM PDT – 7:30 PM PDT (see the link above). Special thanks to Stephanie Johnson who has helped our
project in so many ways, and also to Richard Wheeler for a helpful push on this award.  

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