Monday, August 25, 2014

Audition Annoucement 9/6 & 9/7: Holmes for the Holidays/The Game's Afoot

The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is excited to announce auditions for Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot; or Holmes for the Holidays, directed by R. A. Coon.  Set during Christmas in 1936, this comedic thriller will sweep you along a wild ride!  

Broadway superstar William Gillette, famous around the world for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has invited fellow cast members to his mansion for a dinner party.  But when one of the guests is killed, Gillette has to summon every ounce of Sherlock’s investigative skills to solve the mystery.

TAPA is looking for 8 actors, 4 men and 4 women, to play the roles of the following cast:

  • William Gillette - a famous Sherlock Holmes actor
  • Martha Gillette - his mother
  • Felix Geisel - an actor
  • Madge Geisel - an actress and Felix’s wife
  • Simon Bright - a young actor
  • Aggie Wheeler - a young actress
  • Harriet Goring – an inspector
  • Daria Chase - newspaper columnist

Four of the characters will play two couples, which could be fun for a real-life couple to audition. And as always, TAPA loves experience, but no experience is needed...every actor has had a first time on stage.

Auditions will be held at Oregon Coast Dance Center, located at 106 Main Street in Tillamook on Sept. 6th and 7th at 3pm both days.  Rehearsals will begin in September and run through the production.  Show dates will be November 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 30, December 5 & 6.

For an audition packet, email, or contact producer Chris Chiola 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.  

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

True West coming Sept 26th!

True West is written by Sam Shepard, directed by Craig Wakefield, and is a tale of brotherly love and competition, Hollywood producers and stolen toasters.  Well-educated Austin, and thieving con-man Lee, are estranged brothers from different worlds. They reunite in their mother’s California kitchen, where Austin is working out a screenplay deal.  But when Lee comes up with his own big idea and steals much more than just the neighbors’ TVs, challenges are issued, many drinks are downed, and the siblings find that they might not be such opposites after all.

True West will run September 26th and 27th, and October 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, and 12th.  Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:00 pm, Sunday matinees start at 2:00 pm. Join us at

Saturday, July 12, 2014

July12th & 13th are the culmination of a week's worth of hard work for the Starlite Academy kids! Come see their show, A Dragon In The Mix, tonight at 7:00 pm, or tomorrow at 2:00 pm, at The Barn. These kids have worked so hard this week memorizing lines, learning staging, working on costumes, and even learning a dance. Tickets are $5 at the door, general admission. A great show for the whole family!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Open Auditions For TAPA’s Fall Production

TAPA is pleased to announce open auditions for their fall production, True West.  Auditions will be held June 27th from 4:00-7:00 pm, and June 28th from 2:00-4:00 pm at TAPA’s Barn Community Playhouse located at 12th & Ivy in Tillamook.

TAPA is looking to fill the following roles:  2 males (playing adult brothers), 1 male (playing a Hollywood producer), and 1 female (playing the brothers’ mother).

Written by Sam Shepard, and directed by Craig Wakefield, True West is a tale of

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Hallelujah Girls opens June 6th!

Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA), Shear Bliss Salon, Oh My Stars, and Blue Heron bring the delightfully funny show The Hallelujah Girls, to Tillamook opening June 6th!  Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, the show follows six women from Eden Falls, Georgia as they decide to make a life change and pursue their dreams after the loss of a close friend. Sugar Lee Thompkins, portrayed by Debbie Coon, rallies her friends together and convinces them it’s never too late to change their destiny and improve their lives. The women, consisting of Ann Harper, Becki Wilhelm, Laurie Caspell, and Diane Kreider, reluctantly agree to help their friend start a new business in an old abandoned church. Enter an ex-love  portrayed by Richard Coon, a suitor portrayed by Garrick Gordon, and the wickedly sweet town villain portrayed by Joni Sauer-Folger; mix it all together and the result is a hilarious comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout “Hallelujah!”.

The Hallelujah Girls is directed by Robert Buckingham, and is