Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Audition Announcement - The Tempest

Shakespeare's The Tempest

TAPA will be holding auditions for The Tempest on Saturday, December 26, 2009 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and Monday December 28, 2009 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

This light and magical play was one of Shakespeare’s last, and is thought by many to be one of his finest. The cast includes 9 males and 2 female parts with a stage crew of 5 (2 men, 3 women) also filling in on stage from time to time. Audtions will be at the Barn Community Playhouse and audition packets are available at the Tillamook County Library in Tillamook. Please contact the director, Kelli McMellon, at 503-801-0631, if you have any questions.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas Belles



It's Christmas time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle sisters—Frankie, Twink, and Honey Raye—are not exactly in a festive mood. A cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail following the calamitous results of her revenge gone w...rong. And a hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb's Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos.

But things are not looking too promising: Miss Geneva, the ousted director of the previous twenty-seven productions, is determined to continue to exert her control over the show. Santa Claus—played by Frankie's sympathetic and supportive husband, Dub—is suffering sympathy pains that go just a bit too far. One of the shepherds refuses to watch over his flock by night without pulling his little red wagon behind him. And the entire cast is dropping like flies from an as-yet-to-be-diagnosed mystery malady. And when Frankie lets slip a family secret that has been carefully guarded for decades, all hope for a successful Christmas program seems lost, even with an Elvis impersonator at the manger.

But in true Futrelle fashion the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world.

Performances will be held Friday and Saturday nights at 7:00 p.m. from November 27 to December 12 with one Sunday matinee on December 6 at 2:00 p.m. Reservations and advance ticket sales are available at Diamond Art Jewelers; call 503-842-7940. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Doors open one half hour prior to curtain.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Scotland Road



TAPA & TLC are pleased to present "Scotland Road" written by Jeffrey Hatcher. At the end of the twentieth century a woman dressed in nineteenth-century clothing is found floating on an iceberg in the Atlantic. She utters only one word: Titanic. A doctor and an expert on the Titanic sinking take charge of her and try to get her to talk and to prove—or disprove—that she is what and who she appe...ars to be. The last known survivor of the disaster is brought in for her opinion and a twist is introduced and even more questions are raised. Who are these people that are trying to get at the “truth” and who is this woman? When the answers are revealed, all is not as it seems. Mystery and surprises await the boarding of the Titanic in this chilling play. Production dates are September 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25 & 26, 2009.

Directed by Bill Farnum, produced by Wally Nelson, and featuring Micah Smith, Terri Winkle, Briar Smith, and Gerry Cortimilia.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Murder by the Book





TAPA and TLC are pleased to bring the production of Murder by the Book, written by Duncan Greenwood and Robert King, to Tillamook. It is a beautifully warm autumn evening in London as a separated couple “discusses” putting an end to their tumultuous relationship once and for all. So begins the untangling of a web of lies that has brought these characters together on this fateful evening. Every good mystery needs a villain and in this case, we’ve got at least three with passion in their hearts and revenge on their minds.

Crisp, witty exchanges pepper this lighthearted and inventive thriller directed and produced by Robert Buckingham and Chris Chiola. TJ Newton plays Selwyn Piper, a thriller writer who enjoys indulging in vitriolic word duels with his estranged actress-wifeImogen Piper, portrayed by Tami Taliaferro, who strives to give as good as she gets in their verbal battles. Jason McAlexander plays John Douglas, a longtime friend of the couple who can’t seem to say no to either of them and doesn’t comprehend the import of the deadly games they play with one another. Newcomer to TAPA, Micah Smith plays the neighbor and fan with ulterior motives PETER FLETCHER. Amy Rangel rounds out the cast playing CHRISTINE SCOTT, the conniving secretary with a clever little secret.

There are many charming points to Murder by the Book, including its setting in a typical flat in London and the characters who live, work, and visit there. It is a treat not only to watch these characters and their hilarious emotional roller coasters, but also to peer into the inner workings of a downward-spiraling relationship between two sharp-witted and sharp-tongued people. The twists, turns and surprises that make this whodunit such a fun journey to be a part of continue right up to the jaw-dropping ending that will keep everyone wondering.

Performances will be held at the Barn Community Playhouse at 12th and Ivy in Tillamook at 7:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from June 5 through June 20 with one matinee on Sunday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and students, and a family four-pack can be purchased for $35. Reservations and advanced ticket sales are available at Diamond Art Jewelers; call (503) 842-7940. Doors open one half hour prior to curtain.

Monday, June 1, 2009




Artwork by Mark Vinich

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Almost, Maine



Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts and TLC Federal Credit Union present John Cariani’s Almost, Maine. These nine stories of love in its myriad forms, both joyful and painful, are each set simultaneously on a cold, clear, moonless, slightly surreal Friday night in the middle of the deepest part of a northern Maine winter. All is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

These tales of love in the time of frostbite include those of Pete and Ginette, a couple who have been dating for a little while; East, a repairman, and Glory, a hiker; Jimmy, a heating and cooling guy, Sandrine, his ex-girlfriend, and a salty waitress; Marvalyn, a woman who is very good at protecting herself, and Steve, an open, kind fellow whose brother protects him; Gayle and Lendall, longtime girlfriend and boyfriend; Randy and Chad, two “County boys”; Phil, a working man, and his hardworking wife, Marci; Hope, who has traveled the world, and a man who has not; and Rhonda, a tough woman, and Dave, the not-so-tough man who loves her. These nineteen characters are portrayed by six actors: Regina Eckles, Jeremy Gilhousen, Alex Lannin, Morgan Motsinger, TJ Newton, and Amy Rangel. The play is directed by Tami Taliaferro and produced by Robert Buckingham.

Performances will be held at the Barn Community Playhouse at 12th and Ivy in Tillamook at 7:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from February 6 through February 21, with a matinee at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 15. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and students, and a family four-pack can be purchased for $35. Reservations and advanced ticket sales are available at Diamond Art Jewelers; call (503) 842-7940. Doors open one half hour prior to curtain.

Sunday, February 1, 2009



Artwork by Jason McAlexander