For many years, the OSD players were a group of teachers and staff of the Olympia School District who got together to put on a play for their own enjoyment and that of the community. It was a great tradition. In 2005, the players and the OSDEF decided to band together; keep the play going and have the proceeds benefit the foundation. The OSDEF took on many of the logistics: getting sponsorships, selling tickets, selling refreshments and getting volunteers. The players kept doing what they do best: putting on a fantastic family friendly night of entertainment. It’s the only production we know of its kind bringing together people from the “OSD family” – including every year the superintendent of the district in a featured role. We count on this as our primary source of funding for the grants program and administrative costs. It builds community among the district and with the audience. Please plan to come out and join us at these performances this year. It’s the easiest – and probably the most fun way – you can support our work. The OSD Players musical has been an annual event since 1993; since 2005 all proceeds from the play benefit the Olympia School District Education Foundation (OSDEF). The Foundation is a non-profit IRS 501(c)3 organization whose programs include classroom and tutoring grants, emergency funding for student needs, and outdoor education. Past shows by the Olympia School District Players 1993 – Lil’ Abner 1994 – The Music Man 1995 – Oklahoma! 1996 – Hello, Dolly! 1997 – Guys and Dolls 1999 – Damn Yankees 2001 – Bye Bye Birdie 2003 – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 2004 – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 2005 – Once Upon a Mattress 2006 – The Pirates of Penzance 2007 – Beauty and the Beast 2008 – Cinderella 2009 – Alice in Wonderland 2010 – The Wizard of Oz 2011 – My Fair Lady 2012 – Seussical 2013 – Is There Life After High School? 2014 – Peter Pan 2015- Magical Moments 2016- HONK! 2017- Hello, Dolly!