Thursday, June 2, 2016

Cast Announcement: Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

 Standing (l to r): Brianne Kephart, Jordan Wolfe, Joni Sauer-Folger, Anita O'Hagan
Front row (l to r): Sarah Edwards, Chris Chiola

TAPA is thrilled to announce the cast for the upcoming, Tony Award Winning play, “Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike”, written by Christopher Durang. Directed by Robert Buckingham, this comedy opens on middle-aged siblings, Vanya and Sonia, who share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a

Friday, May 27, 2016

Auditions: The Octette Bridge Club

Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) has announced open auditions for the sentimental comedy, “The Octette Bridge Club”, written by P.J. Barry, and directed by Brenna Sage. Set in Providence, R.I., the time is 1934, and Betsy is the youngest of eight grown sisters. All but one of them has a family of her own, but every other Friday night, the Donavan girls play bridge.
They don't just play bridge. In 1934 (Act I), they have their picture taken by a nice young man from the Providence Journal. In 1944 (Act II), they put on a little talent show for Halloween. As we all know, siblings can have personalities that run the gamut and this family is no exception.
Ten years have brought changes. Betsy has had a nervous breakdown--which nobody wants to discuss except Betsy. Martha, the oldest, can't hear half of what's going on, making it harder to intimidate the others. Mary, the shy one, has had a stroke. This is a charming play with roles for a variety of actresses.

TAPA is looking for eight (8) women, ranging in age from 30's to 60's, and one (1) young man (who only appears in the first scene) to fill the roles of this production. No previous acting experience is necessary! One of the sisters, Lil, the second to youngest must play piano and sing well, and at least one of the other sisters must play piano to accompany Lil on one song. 
Auditions will be held at the TAPA’s Barn Community Playhouse, located at 1204 Ivy Ave in Tillamook, on Saturday June 4th and Sunday June 5th, starting at 2:00 pm.
Performances will run August 26th – September 10th.

Auditions packets are available at here: The Octette Bridge Club Audition Packet
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.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Starlite Academy Theater Camp OPEN for registration

TAPA will be holding a summer theater camp for kids ages 8-13 the week of July 18th, with performances on July 23rd and 24th.

This year’s Starlite Children’s Academy will be directed by Lisa Greiner, TAPA Board Member and lifelong dancer. 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 Academy Theater Camp Reg 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!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Great Gatsby opens May 6th

The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is excited to announce the opening of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic story, “The Great Gatsby”, which opens May 6th!  Adapted for the stage by Simon Levy, and directed by Steele Fleisher, “The Great Gatsby” runs through May 21st.

Nick (Troy Peterson) and Daisy (Shannon Harrison) talk about Gatsby, as Jordan (Kelly Benson) looks on
A classic story that many read as part of a high school English class, “The Great Gatsby” 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

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.