Thursday, October 1, 2015

Open Auditions For TAPA’s Rumors

Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is delighted to announce open auditions for the hilarious hit comedy Rumors. Written by Neil Simon, Rumors is set in a New York townhouse, where the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer and lawyer’s wife must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive.  As confusion and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

Auditions will be held at Oregon Coast Dance Center on Saturday October 17th starting at 2:30 pm, and October 18th starting at 5:30 pm. Oregon Coast Dance Center is located at 106 Main Ave in Tillamook.

TAPA is looking to fill the following roles for this production:

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Annual Meeting to be held Oct 4th

TAPA will be holding our annual member meeting at The Barn Community Playhouse, located at 12th & Ivy in Tillamook, October 4th starting at 3:00 pm. Food and beverages will be provided.

This is a chance for you to meet the TAPA Board, find out what’s been accomplished in the past year, and what the goals for the upcoming year are. There are four board positions up for election/re-election as well. Only current members may be nominated and vote, however the annual meeting is also a good time to register as a TAPA member.

No one person or group can do it alone and we encourage everyone to work together to accomplish TAPA’s mission statement, which is to “provide a high quality experience in the performing arts through entertainment, education and community participation”.  Join us for the meeting, have some food and stimulating conversation. 

We want to hear what you have to say!

Current Board Members
Val Braun (Treasurer)
Robert Buckingham (Membership Chair)
Chris Chiola (President)
Richard Coon (Facilities)
Sarah Edwards (Secretary)
Lisa Greiner (Marketing/Media Chair)
Wally Nelson (Concessions Chair)
Joni Sauer-Folger (House Manager)
Becki Wilhelm (Vice President)

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Cast Announcement for Fall Musical, Dames at Sea

Dames at Sea Cast
Back row (l to r):  Brenna Sage, Bill Farnum, Michael Simpson, Steele Fleisher, Wally Nelson
Front row (l to r):  Pianist Kathy Gervasi, Jennifer Purcell, Kayla Cooley, Becki Wilhelm, Julie Bucknam, Lisa Greiner

Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) and sponsors Stratos Wealth Partners, Dance Zone, and Krazy Kat Publishing LLC, are pleased to announce the cast for TAPA’s upcoming fall musical, Dames at Sea, book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, with music by Jim Wise.

For anyone who loves the Hollywood musicals of the 30s & 40s, this campy, slap-happy romp will take you back to that nostalgic time and have you tapping your toes along with the music.

Selected as "Best Musical of the Year" by Time, Newsweek, and Outer Critics Circle, Dames at Sea’s storyline revolves around

Monday, August 17, 2015

Auditions: Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

Saturday, August 29th  ~ 1:00 pm
The Barn Community Playhouse
1204 Ivy Ave, Tillamook 

Performance Dates:  11/27-12/13

Cast Includes:
Lily:  60s-70s, an aging but formidable retiree, widow of a Southern minister
Michael: 40s, a colorful yet sarcastic dance instructor

Audition packets are available via email (
Or downloaded here:  Six Dance Lessons Audition Packet
An international hit play, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, is a touching and human comedy about a formidable retired woman, Lily Harrison, who hires an acerbic dance instructor, Michael Minetti, to give her private dance lessons - one per week for six weeks - in her Florida condo. What begins as an antagonistic relationship blossoms into a friendship as these two people from different backgrounds reveal their secrets, fears, and joys while dancing.

Friday, August 7, 2015

All The Better To Kill You With Opens August 14th!

Cast of All The Better To Kill You With 
(l to r) Robert Buckingham, Chris Chiola, Rikki Reid, Richard Coon, Anita O'Hagan, Garrick Gordon, & Holly Dickson

Presented by the Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA), and sponsor Tillamook PUD, All the Better to Kill You With is TAPA’s summer thriller.  Written by Fred Carmichael and directed by Brett Duer, All the Better to Kill You With, is not just another love triangle that causes another murder. This is a classic whodunit with the exciting twist of the audience not only getting to see