Monday, June 25, 2018

"It's Broadway, Baby...and more!"

Cast of "It's Broadway, Baby...and more!"  (not pictured: Abby Absher, Kayla Cooley)
TAPA is pleased to present “It’s Broadway, Baby…& more!” with shows July 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29 at The Barn Community Playhouse located on the corner of 12 & Ivy in Tillamook. Throughout the years, Tin Pan Alley has enthralled and entertained us with engaging stories and music that pull extraordinary emotions from the very heart of us all - emotions that run the gambit from joyous celebration to devastating tragedy and back again – and drawing from multiple mediums. This delightful revue takes us through some of the most memorable music the Broadway stage has offered us...and more!

“It’s Broadway, Baby…& more!” is staged by Joni Sauer-Folger and produced by Val Braun, with musical direction by Diane Nelson. The cast features: Jennifer Purcell, Margaret Page, Lisa Greiner, Kathy Gervasi, Kayla Cooley, Abby Absher, Kelli McMellen, Jerilee Henderson, Wally & Diane Nelson, Bill Farnum, Fred Casey, and Joni Sauer-Folger.

Tickets are available by calling Diamond Art Jewelers at 503-842-7940 or at the door. Showing times are 7:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, with a 2:00 pm curtain for the Sunday matinees. It is strongly recommended you call and reserve your tickets early. Ticket price is $15.00 with the usual opening night gala.

This is a musical evening that will entertain young and old alike – so bring the entire family and join us for an evening of song and dance, as we support TAPA and celebrate the incredible phenomenon that is musical theater.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Starlite Performances June 22 & 23

Cast & Crew of "After Hours" performs June 22nd & 23rd at 7:00 pm

The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) annual children’s theater camp is holding their performances this weekend. This year’s play, “After Hours” by Kevin Stone, follows two mannequins who come to life once their store closes for the day. Their evening shenanigans are interrupted by burglars, a night security guard, and evening window shoppers. With great comic dialogue and stage action, you won’t want the curtain to close on this crazy award-winning comedy, popular with all ages!

Directed by Diane Cross, the cast of this fun-filled production includes Kiara Carver, Ruby Gardner, Monica Brown, Keara Jacob, Marisa Walling, Samuel Smith, Kiera Walling, Nicolas Smith, Devin Reiff, Jaena Jacob, Kayden Edwards, Lilly Smith, Joey Reiff, Brynn Kelly, Davyn Wynia, and Devon Reiff.

Performances will be held at TAPA’s Barn Community Playhouse (1204 Ivy Ave) across from Les Schwab on Friday June 22nd and Saturday June 23rd at 7:00 pm both nights. Tickets are $5 general admission, at the door.

Celebrating over 35 years in Tillamook, TAPA is a non-profit community theater dedicated to providing high quality performing arts experiences through entertainment, education, and community participation.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Audition Announcement: God of Carnage

The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is holding auditions for their fall comedy, “God of Carnage”, June 2nd & 3rd starting at 11:00 am both days.

Directed by Rob Buckingham, in this seriously funny comedy, we find two couples meeting for the first time due to an incident on the playground involving each of their 11-year old sons. There's the matter of a dental bill to discuss, as well as bullying and taking responsibility. What begins as civilized "grown-up" behavior quickly turns to chaos. We see how our public faces and private faces are sometimes very different, and the lengths some will go to in order to protect their image and defend their position in a hilarious, yet thought provoking way.

Originally written in French, the play was a success, and has since been translated into English. It has enjoyed equal acclaim in productions in both London and New York. “God of Carnage” runs September 14-30th, and rehearsals will start in June.

This production is looking for two (2) men, and two (2) women to fill out the cast. Experience is not necessary! TAPA is a non-profit volunteer organization where learning and growth are fostered.

Auditions will be held at TAPA’s Barn Community Playhouse, located at 12th & Ivy (1204 Ivy Ave).   Audition packets can be found on here (God of Carnage Aud Packet) or by email (

Saturday, April 28, 2018

"Moonglow" shines, starting May 4th

"It must have been moonglow, way up in the blue. It must have been moonglow, that led me straight to you.” Lyrics to the classic song also embody TAPA’s newest play, directed by Ann Harper. Opening May 4th and based on a true story, “Moonglow” is a love story, a comedy, and a drama, all wrapped into one.

Joe and Maxine get close on the couch, watching a soap opera

Sponsored by Mark Stewart and Pam Zielinski of Berskshire Hathaway Real Estate, “Moonglow” follows the story of Maxine (Sue Wilson), a feisty Alzheimer’s victim, as her life transitions to an assisted living facility. She is not pleased with the transition, until

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Announcing "Moonglow" Cast

Back row: Gary Barclay, Rikki Reid, Lora Ressler
Front row: Kiel Kellow, Bill Pickney, Carly Persons, Sue Wilson

 We are excited to announce, along with sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, the cast of the upcoming heartwarming comedy “Moonglow”, written by Kim Carney, and directed by Ann Harper.

“Moonglow” follows Maxine, a feisty, bitter Alzheimer's victim who doesn't want to move into a nursing facility. But when she meets Joe, a widower who shares her love for dance, her outlook begins to change. Although the two clash when lucid, their hazy memories overlap, and they begin an affair that rejuvenates and fulfills them. But can these lovers - played simultaneously