SRO’s Calendar Girls & COVID-19

SRO will continue performances of Calendar Girls as scheduled. The health, safety and wellbeing of our audience, performers, and production team are the highest priority for SRO.

Although no standards have been set for events in Thurston County, we wanted to make you aware of the steps we are taking to safeguard the health of those attending and participating in our production. We will continue to monitor the situation and recommended guidelines regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and are prepared to take additional steps should they become necessary, or should we determine them to be in the best interest our our community.

The “Pop-up-black-box” at the Wellspring Wellness Center seats a maximum of 60 individuals, with flexible seating to allow for social distancing for individuals to find seats away from others.

  • All seats, counters/tables, and door handles are sprayed with disinfectant and wiped down after each performance.
  • All props and costumes are sprayed with disinfectant or washed if possible after each performance.
  • The restrooms are cleaned multiple times each day and after each performance to insure disinfectant process
  • The water fountain is also wiped down multiple times each day and after each performance to insure disinfectant process
  • The air conditioning system is HEPA filtered and UV light treated.
  • DoTerra misters with On Guard (Essential Oil Blend) are running in the halls
  • All cast and crew are being monitored for signs of symptoms. Anyone with any symptoms will stay home and we have stand-by performers and crew.
  • Future SRO productions are being put on hiatus, and will be reevaluated as the situation develops.
If you decide that you do not want to attend a performance, please contact us at, by calling 856-677-8243, or by direct message through Facebook or Instagram. We will be happy to move your tickets to another date, arrange a credit for a future production, or issue a refund.


Like the wandering minstrels of old, SRO Theater Group began as a traveling troupe in 2009. performing in Yelm’s cafés, outdoor pavilions, granges & living rooms. Our actors worked for food, drink, and applause. Since we formed our Board of Directors 5 years ago, we have been performing almost exclusively at the Triad Theater(in the historic Wolf Building, in the center of town). This was a familiar space to us, as many of our group performed therein the old Drew Harvey Theater, founded by Nancy Hillman, in the same location from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000’s.

It’s good to have a home. The stability and consistency of a permanent location allowed us to hone our craft,refine our process, improve the quality of our productions, raise funds for future productions and, most importantly, continue to grow our amazing audience. Perhaps our greatest achievement was obtaining our 501-(c)3 status, so all donations can now be 100% TAX DEDUCTABLE. With all this growth, we must have done something right –our audience is demanding more!

But sadly, like the Drew Harvey before it, the Triad Theater closed this past November.

One thing we have learned over the years is that Yelm, Washington IS a “Town of The Arts”. We believe that if we continue with our mission “To Keep the Magic of Theater ALIVE”, that Yelm could be a real center of the arts… a destination town for live entertainment. We could be the next Ashland, Oregon.

The SRO Board of Directors is hard at work finding our permanent home, and plan to be settled within the year. In the meantime, THE SHOW MUST GO ON.

So,we have donned our cap-and-bells, strapped on our baldrics, hiked up our chausses, and hit the open road. We are traveling once again! SRO will be performing our season in various venues about town. The community has been eager to partner with us and have offered us space and stages to continue to do what we have always done –put on quality plays and musicals.

To keep up with our activities, please visit our website, “Like” our Facebook page, send us your email address for our mailing list. Then STAY TUNED for show announcements, auditions, classes, and venue“reveals”.

SRO invites you to Mamma Mia!

Standing Room Only invites you to Mamma Mia! as the hit Broadway musical, featuring songs by ABBA comes to the Yelm stage.

Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson. Book by Catherine Johnson. Originally Conceived by Judy Craymer.

This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!


The show will perform at The Triad Arts Theater – 102 E Yelm Ave, Yelm, WA, 98597.

Showdates: September 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 (Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm)



Donna Sheridan – Dawn Emilia
Sophie Sheridan – Hannah McLaughlin & Dahlia Young
Sam Carmichael – Ian Montgomery
Bill Austin – Joel Derefield
Harry Bright – Patrick Hubschman
Tanya – Bri Hines
Rosie – Hannah Longshore
Sky – Kalen McCrea
Ali – Nylene Hubschman
Lisa – Indigo Blakely
Pepper – Ilan Azpilicuatu
Eddie – Isaac Olson
Father Alexandrios – Ed Thorpe

Asumi Sullivan
Chloe Corak
Conor McCormick
Ian Suchon
Jacob Massie
Kamylle Sprenger
Karie Fountain
Lilly Keeslar
Lisa Wax
Michelle Gipson
Nicole Galyean
Niki Rodriguez
Riana Hubschman

Please note: The role of Sophie Sheridan will be performed by Hannah McLaughlin on September 6, 7. 8, 13, 15, and 21; and by Dahlia Young on September 14, 20, 22, 27, 28, and 29.


Director – Daniel Wyman
Musical Director – Claudia Simpson-Jones
Choreographer – Nylene Hubschman
Stage Manager – Dale Sharp
Assistant Stage Managers – Becki Perez & Taylor Hergert
Producer – Steve Harshfield
Lights – Sterling Opsahl
Sound – Matthew Tolar

Mamma Mia! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Announcing Mamma Mia!

SRO is excited to announce that Mamma Mia! will opening on September 6th, 2019. Audition dates and Ticket sales will be announced shortly. Make sure to “like” SRO Theater to keep an eye out for the latest announcements.

Music and Lyrics by BENNY ANDERSSON and BJÖRN ULVAEUS, and some songs with STIG ANDERSON
Originally Conceived by JUDY CRAYMER

Directed by DANIEL WYMAN
Musical Direction by CLAUDIA SIMPSON-JONES

Performances are at the 102 E Yelm Ave, Yelm, WA, 98597. September 6-29. Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm.

SRO presents…The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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-pubescent 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 squashing “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a Champion! 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, a fast-paced entertainment and an instant favorite.

June 6-23, 2019
Thursday’s, Friday’s & Saturday’s @ 8 PM
Sunday’s @ 3 PM

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Performed at the Triad Theater
102 E Yelm Ave
Yelm, WA 98597

Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Director: Dawn Emilia
Music Director: Claudia Simpson-Jones
Choreography: Nylene Hubschman, Fred Loertscher
Producer: Jeremy Chenvert
Costume Design: Beth Olsen
Stage Manager: Matthew Tolar, Ana Johnson
Lighting: Sterling Opsahl
Sound: Austin Hallford

Rona Lisa Peretti – Taylor Barnes
Douglas Panch – Jeremy Chenvert
Mitch/Midge Mahoney – Claudia Simpson-Jones
Chip Tolentino – Ilan Azpilicueta
Logaine Schwartzandgrunenierre- Stass Reynolds
Leaf Coneybear – Dale Sharp
Marcy Park- Abigail Cox
William Barfee – Ramsey Wilson
Olive Ovstrovsky – Becki Perez

SRO Theater Presents: The Lion in Winter

“The Lion in Winter” 
Written by James Goldman
Directed by Angela Marinella 
Set in Castle Chinon, in France, in the year 1183, “The Lion in Winter” is a brilliantly written play of intrigue, suspense and strategic “one-upsmanship” between the members of a royal family over Christmas weekend.  
Based on the historically factual family of King Henry II, the play imagines the conversations, alliances, threats and bargains that occur as Henry’s three sons position themselves to succeed their father to become the next King of England.  The dialogue is sharp and taut, the drama is intense with sudden unexpected bursts of comedy, and the characters are delightfully devious.  
“The Lion in Winter” has been made into two movies – one of them winning several academy awards in 1968 (starring Peter O’Toole,  Katherine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins and Timothy Dalton).  
But before the cinematic successes of the movies, it was a play by James Goldman, and considered to be one of the best-written plays of the 20th century. 


King Henry II of England, was one of the most powerful Kings in England’s history. At the time of his reign, he ruled England and half of France.  He was a thoughtful and clever king, and created many lasting innovations in the tax law, and the legal system, including Trial by Jury, which we practice today.  His obsession was trying to keep his empire intact after he was gone.  Who would succeed him as King of England was of the greatest importance to Henry.  
The Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine (the richest province in Europe), has been let out of her prison for the Christmas Holidays – she has been under house arrest for the past ten years for leading a revolt against King Henry. She is a powerful and brilliant woman, and wealthy, too.   
Young King Phillip of France has been sent for to address the terms of the treaty between England and France and is in attendance at Castle Chinon over the weekend.  
Each of Henry’s sons (Richard, Geoffrey and John) wishes to succeed Henry as King. Eleanor has her favorite for the crown – Richard.  
Richard (Lionheart) is the oldest living son.  He is a consummate soldier and a capable military commander, fierce and direct. But he led a revolt against Henry.  So Henry has chosen to favor John, his youngest son, to succeed him.  
Geoffrey is the middle son and no one’s choice for King.  But Geoffrey is very smart – perhaps the most intelligent of the entire family.  He is biding his time, and looking to position himself in power.      
John is the youngest son – 16 and undisciplined.  He is the opposite of Richard, but is less concerned about his future.  He is “Daddy’s favorite” and he knows it.  
Phillip is the young King of France.  He know whoever is king next is his ally – or his opponent.  He is willing to consider alliances, but clearly has ideas of his own and is always looking to exploit the dysfunction of Henry’s family. 
Phillip’s sister, the Princess Alais, has been betrothed to Henry’s eldest son Richard as part of a treaty, but that has been complicated by the romantic relationship that has evolved between herself and King Henry.    
There is much at stake . . .  The Throne, The Princess, the Aquitaine and the future of England itself.

Standing Room Only PRESENTS… Monty Python’s SPAMALOT!

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Monty Python’s Spamalot is the Broadway musical “lovingly” ripped off from the HILARIOUS and beloved movie, “Monthy Python and the Holy Grail”. It is the story of King Arthur, the Knights of round Table and their noble quest to find the Holy Grail. And killer Bunnies. And Three-headed Giants, and 40 foot tall wooden rabbits. And something about coconuts carried by swallows. THE POINT is… that Spamalot has been one of the hottest tickets on Broadway for the past 10 years with amazing music and dance numbers, and all of the brilliant dialogue and comically bizarre characters from the original movie… Including: “The Black Knight”, The Knights who say “Ni”. Sir Lancelot, Brave Sir Robin, Sir “Not Previously Appearing in this Musical” and … “Tim”. So, have a cup of tea, and allow these Knights of Camelot (and Standing Room Only) to entertain you in traditional Broadway style.

Tickets available at brown paper tickets: