Monday, March 28, 2016

Auditions: Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is delighted to announce open auditions for the hilarious hit comedy “Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike”. Written by Christopher Durang, and directed by Robert Buckingham, “Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike” is set in a Pennsylvania farmhouse, where Vanya lives with his adopted sister Sonia. The siblings tolerate their mediocre middle-aged lives until their movie-star sister Masha returns for a surprise visit with her boy-toy Spike.

Auditions will be held at Oregon Coast Dance Center on Saturday April 16th & Sunday April 17th, starting at 2:00 pm each day.  Oregon Coast Dance Center is located at 106 Main Ave in Tillamook.

TAPA is looking to fill the following roles for this production
  • Vanya - 50’s - Resigned to his life. Lives with his sister Sonia.
  • Sonia - 50’s - Discontent, upset, regretful. Lives with her brother Vanya.
  • Masha - 50’s - Glamorous and successful globe traveling actress. Sister to Vanya and Sonia.
  • Spike - 29 (or younger) - Masha’s new companion. Sexy, self-absorbed, but otherwise outgoing & friendly.  *must be willing to appear on stage in underwear*
  • Nina - early 20’s - Lovely, sincere, earnest and energetic.
  • Cassandra - cleaning lady and soothsayer, any age, any race.
Performances will run June 24th – July 10th.
Audition packets are available here or by contacting Director Robert Buckingham at 503-842-6305.

TAPA is a non-profit community theater dedicated to providing high quality performing arts experiences through entertainment, education, and community participation. 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

TAPA Looking for Directors

TAPA is currently seeking show submissions from directors for the 2016-2017 season, which runs October 2016-September 2017. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2016.

As always, TAPA is looking for a balanced season with some classics, some comedies, and some dramas. A musical evening will also be considered.

We are also seeking a director to run our current year’s Starlite Children’s Academy, this coming July 2016.

The submission form can be filled out and submitted a variety of ways.
  • An online submission form can be found under our left hand menu under Future Productions.
  • A pdf copy of the form can also be found here Production Proposal PDF, and either emailed to or mailed to TAPA, PO Box 571, Tillamook OR 97141
  • Contact TAPA via phone or email to receive an emailed copy or hard copy of the form. 503-842-6305, or
  • Pick up a submission form in our lobby during one of our shows

Be sure to include director’s full contact information & availability for October 2016-September 2017. A copy of the script should be provided as part of the submission to the production committee.

Questions can be directed to Robert at 503-842-6305.

TAPA is a non-profit community theater dedicated to providing high quality performing arts experiences through entertainment, education, and community participation. TAPA’s Barn Community Playhouse is located at 12th & Ivy in Tillamook.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Announcing the "Nothing Serious" Cast

 Nothing Serious cast
Back row (l to r): Daniel Reid, Karyn Wigant, Abby Absher, Lynn Lothman, Lelani Waggerby, Irene Barajas, John Nordling, and Tom Connaughton
Front row (l to r): Karen Downs, Kimber Lundy, Sandra Koops, Holly Waggerby, and Becki Wilhelm

The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is excited to announce the cast for the upcoming ensemble comedy “Nothing Serious”, written by Rich Orloff and directed by Rikki Reid. “Nothing Serious” is a series of Orloff’s 10 most popular short comedies - from Antarctica and Disneyland, to the Garden of Eden and inside the womb, Rich Orloff creates theatrical worlds that are both imaginative and hilarious. The Honolulu Advertiser called it "genuine fun that can't help being contagious" while the Rochester Post-Bulletin (Rochester, MN) said "A lot of laughs. Orloff's skits are quick, clever, funny and touching."

This ensemble cast is made up of both TAPA veterans, as well as

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Rumors opens Jan 22nd

The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is pleased to announce the opening of Rumors, on Friday January 22nd. Written by Neil Simon, and directed by Kelli McMellon, this comedy is sure to have you laughing from start to finish!

Wait, what was that?!?
Described as a farce (a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay, including ludicrously improbable situations, sometimes referred to as “slapstick comedy”), Rumors takes you on a comedic ride from the start.  Set in an upscale townhouse in New York’s Sneden’s Landing neighborhood, the show opens on a party celebrating the 10th wedding anniversary of the

Monday, January 18, 2016

Auditions: The Great Gatsby

Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is thrilled to announce open auditions for the popular play, The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy, and directed by Steele Fleisher. Fitzgerald’s classic story is a trip back to prohibition America, the roaring 1920s and the shallowness of the nouveau-rich. The stage version faithfully follows the well-known novel, about the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful, rich former debutante Daisy Buchanan. Her cousin, Nick, is drawn into the captivating world of the wealthy, bears witness to their deceits, and pens us a tale of impossible love, dreams, and tragedy. 

TAPA is looking for up to nine men and four women, age mid-20s to mid-40s. No previous experience is necessary.

Auditions will be held at the Tillamook United Methodist Church, located at 3808 12th St in Tillamook, on Saturday January 30th and Sunday January 31st starting at 2:00 pm.

Performances will run May 6th – 21st.

Auditions packets are available here Gatsby Audition Packet, at the Tillamook County Library, or by e-mailing TAPA at

TAPA is a non-profit community theater dedicated to providing high quality performing arts experiences through entertainment, education, and community participation.