Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Funny Money opens April 28th

Betty, Vic, and Henry argue about who's going to the airport, as Bill the cabbie patiently waits
A “found” briefcase full of money, one-way tickets to Barcelona, a drunk wife, a corrupt cop, and a cab driver who just wants to take someone to the airport….oh yeah, and Mr. Big, the briefcase’s real owner who wants it back. You’ll find all that, and more hilarity in TAPA’s upcoming spring comedy, “Funny Money”.  Sponsored by Cyndi Lewis of Rob Trost Real Estate, written by Ray Cooney, and directed by Becki Wilhelm, this madcap comedy opens April 28th and runs through May 13th.
Henry sits on Betty, while Jean sits on the floor, and they are all hearing out Det. Davenport
Henry Perkins, a mild-mannered C.P.A., accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase: one full of money. Henry assumes it is illicit cash, and decides to keep it. Knowing that the former owner must have his briefcase, he rushes home to book one-way fares to Barcelona. He tells his confused wife

Friday, April 21, 2017

Accepting applications for summer Starlite Theater Camp

TAPA will be holding their annual summer theater camp for kids, ages 8-13, the week of June 19th, with performances on June 23rd & 24th. There are spots for 25 students and registration forms are due May 1st.

This year’s Starlite Children’s Academy will be directed by Diane Cross, a current TAPA Board Member. Students in the camp will attend a variety of theater classes and work on preparing this year's show! 

Cost is $25/student and registration is now open! Registration forms can be found here:  Starlite Registration Form

Forms are accepted on a first come, first served basis, and space is limited.  Mail your form in soon to secure your student’s spot! Forms are due May 1st.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Casting Call: To Kill a Mockingbird


We are thrilled to announce auditions for the classic story, “To Kill A Mockingbird”.  Richard Coon will be directing the well-known tale, written by Harper Lee and dramatized by Christopher Sergel, renowned for its warmth and humor despite dealing with serious issues such as racial inequality and the destruction of innocence. TAPA is looking for twelve (12) men and eight (8) women, including roles for 1 girl and 2 boys. The show opens July 14th.

Auditions will be held at Oregon Coast Dance Center  on Saturday April 22nd and Sunday April 23rd, starting promptly at 2:00 pm.  Oregon Coast Dance Center is located at 106 Main Ave in Tillamook.

An audition flyer with additional cast and production details is available here.

For additional details call Richard at 842-4678 or email info@tillamooktheater.com

Friday, March 24, 2017

Cast Announcement: Funny Money

The cast of "Funny Money" closes in on the briefcase full of money!

The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA), in partnership with Cyndi Lewis of Rob Trost Real Estate, is excited to announce the cast of the upcoming production “Funny Money”, written by Ray Cooney, and directed by Becki Wilhelm.

Henry Perkins is a mild-mannered accountant who accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase on his way home from work and discovers it is the best birthday present ever…..because the briefcase is filled with money!  Tired of the day-to-day grind, he decides to keep the money and immediately wants to depart for points unknown. Will his wife go along with the plan? How does he keep the news from his best friends who are coming over? Throw in the police, an impatient taxi driver, and the briefcase’s actual owner, and an evening of hilarious theater is bound to ensue!

TAPA veterans Lynn Lothman and Julie Bucknam play the roles of Henry and Jean Perkins, while David Wiegan and Robin Eley play their friends Vic and Betty Johnson. Gerry Cortimilia makes an appearance as the impatient taxi driver, Bill. And we see Garrick Gordon and Daniel Reid as police detectives, Slater and Davenport.  Rounding out the cast is newcomer Dennis Greiner as Mr. Big, the owner of the briefcase full of money.

This hilarious, madcap farce opens April 28th with a Gala Celebration and runs through May 13th.
Tickets for this production go on sale March 28th. As always, reserved seating is available through Diamond Art Jewelers located at 307 Main Street in Tillamook, or call (503) 842-7940 for reservations.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Directors Wanted!

Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is seeking show submissions from directors for the 2017-2018 season, which runs October 2017-September 2018. Deadline for submissions is April 14, 2017.

As always, TAPA is looking for a balanced season with some classics, some comedies, and some dramas.

The submission form can be filled out and submitted a variety of ways.
•    An online submission form can be found here: Online Proposal Form
•    A pdf copy of the form can also be found at the same link, and either emailed to info@tillamooktheater.com 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 info@tillamooktheater.com

Include director’s full contact information & availability for October 2017-September 2018. A copy of the script should be provided as part of the submission to the production committee. If you are interested in directing but don’t have a specific show in mind, please let us know, we can help you find the right script!

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.