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.)


Encore radio broadcasts:

March 28

and May 23

on KGY 95.3

at 3 pm PST

with an online simulcast on KGYfm.com

sponsored by


The Radio Play  Dec 20, 2020 

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

and www.kgyfm.com

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

Live Performance Dates:


October 29-31, 2021

Check back for

performance times

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.


The live show is moving to the last weekend in October. Whether or not we would be allowed to perform for 250 in the ballroom this summer, we think we'll have better and bigger audiences if we postpone until October. Not to mention those important words:  Safety First. 


Thanks for your ongoing patience. We've been working with Harlequin to make sure we don't have casting conflicts.  

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.

                      HERITAGE AWARD

     2021 Heritage Preservation Awards | Facebook

We'll be receiving 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 will be 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.