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
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
Performances will run August
26th – September 10th.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
looking to fill the following roles for this production
- 50’s - Resigned to his life. Lives with his sister Sonia.
50’s - Discontent, upset, regretful. Lives with her brother Vanya.
- 50’s - Glamorous and successful globe traveling actress. Sister to Vanya
- 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
- cleaning lady and soothsayer, any age, any race.
Performances will run June 24th
– July 10th.
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.