Sunday, December 11, 2011

Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP coming in January

Announcing the cast of Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP



The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) & Happy Camp Hideaway, along with TLC is thrilled to announce the cast for their upcoming production of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap. Playing the newlywed owners of Monkswell Manor bed and breakfast are Robert Kratz and Ami Ericson. Shortly after the play begins, Monkswell Manor is visited by guests portrayed by Harrison Kaiser, Karen Martin, Richard Coon, Tatjana Queener and Phil Gregg. In typical Agatha Christie style, we are then introduced to a sleuth and in this case the sleuth is portrayed by Steele Fleischer.

The Mousetrap was initially performed as a radio play in 1952 and was broadcast by the BBC under the working title Three Blind Mice. The radio play had been commissioned in 1947 by Queen Mary, who was a Christie fan. The forty-five minute play was based on a short story of a true event on which Christie had been working; however, audience reaction was so positive that Christie went back to work on the script, elaborating on it, and with its first performance on October 6, 1952 and The Mousetrap became a stage play. After a seven-week tour, the play opened in London at The Ambassadors Theatre on November 25,1952. The play later transferred to St. Martin's Theatre in London on March 23, 1974 and has been running there ever since. The Mousetrap has broken several records for its continuous theatrical run since its opening, and it is estimated that more than four million people had seen the play by the time its twenty-five year anniversary was celebrated in 1977. As of 13 October 2011 it has clocked up a record-breaking 24,537 performances, with the play still running at St Martin's Theatre. By tradition, at the end of each performance, audiences are asked not to reveal the identity of the killer to anyone outside the theatre, to ensure that the end of the play is not spoiled for future audiences. The Mousetrap has never been made into a feature film due to the fact that it is still running on stage.

This is TAPA's first foray into the numerous, 87 total, works of the "Queen of Crime" Dame Agatha Christie. Focusing on the British middle and upper classes, Agatha Christie's books are whodunits often set on a country estate in England or during a frightening train ride. The murders are often extremely ingenious, involving some convoluted piece of deception. Agatha Christie's style is almost a genre in itself. With stories rich in taut atmosphere and incredibly well developed characters that work through a story woven in strong psychological suspense, all delivered with her deliberate yet gripping slow pace.

Taking the helm of this production is 4th time director Robert Buckingham. In 2009 Robert directed his first production with TAPA, which was the satirical thriller Murder by the Book. Since then he also directed the chilling drama The Beauty Queen of Leenane in 2010 and the all-American comedy Neil Simon’s The Star-Spangled Girl last year. “It surprised us when we recently realized that we had never done an Agatha Christie play”, said Robert. “So it was time for me to revisit my favorite genre of mystery and I chose her most infamous play”.

The Mousetrap hits the stage at The Barn Community Playhouse located at 12th and Ivy in Tillamook on Jan 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, then wraps up on Feb 3 and 4. All performances begin at 7:00 p.m. with the exception of the matinĂ©e on January 29th, which begins at 2:00 p.m. Doors open one-half hour prior to curtain. There will be an opening night “Champagne Gala” celebration on January 20. The purchase of a ticket includes one beverage on opening night only. Advance Tickets and reservations will be available through Diamond Art Jeweler’s at (503) 842-7940. For information please contact info@tillamooktheater.com.

Pictured left to right and back to front- Robert Kratz, Ami Ericson, Harrison Kaiser, Tatjana Queener, Steele Fleisher, Phil Gregg, Karen Martin and Richard Coon.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Auditions December 3rd & 4th


TAPA is pleased to announce an open casting call for WAIT UNTIL DARK. Before the unforgettable film version starring Audrey Hepburn, this electrifying thriller by Frederick Knott was a long running Broadway hit.

As a blind woman struggles to outwit three criminals, she fights for survival using the only weapon she has...total darkness. This deadly cat and mouse game builds to a heart pounding lights out climax that's sure to leave you on the edge of your seat.

Cast includes Susy & San Hendrix, a young married couple. Three men, Mike Talmen, Sgt. Carlino & Harry Roat Jr. - ages are flexible. Gloria, a young teenage girl and two smaller roles for policemen, who could also work backstage during performances.

In addition to the cast, there is always a need for back stage crew and tech crew. This is your chance to be a part of community theater, on stage or behind the scenes. No experience is necessary. No offer of help is to small.

Auditions will be held Saturday December 3rd and Sunday December 4th at 2:00 PM at the Oregon Coast Dance Center at 106 Main in Tillamook. Performance Dates are March 16,17,23,24,25, 30 & 31.

Character development will be studied in December and rehearsals will begin in January. Contact producer Deborah Coon at 842-3999 for more information.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Moon for the Misbegotten


TAPA and TLC Federal Credit Union announce that, A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN is preparing for the opening performance.

Performance dates are November 25, 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10 & 11. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:00 pm and the Sunday matinee is at 2:00 pm. All performances will take place at The Barn Community Playhouse, 12th and Ivy, Tillamook. Reservations and advance tickets are available at Diamond Art Jewelers, 503-842-7940.

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, it is 1923. Connecticut. Summertime. Prohibition is in full swing, even though hardly anyone honors it. People are still drinking and getting drunk. Irish tenant farmer Phil Hogan and his daughter Josie are visited by their friend and landlord James Tyrone. The brazen Josie is secretly in love with James, whose visit sets off a series of events that threaten the very fabric of the love and the friendship of both families. It all comes to a head on a long moonlit night fueled by drink, lust and grief.

Eugene O’Neill is one of America’s greatest playwrights and A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN is exciting , provocative, scandalous and extremely dramatic. You will be touched to your core by its artistic beauty.

This show contains mature material and is not recommended for younger viewers.

Photo #1 Caption: L to R: Scott Campbell (Phil Hogan), Margaret Page (Josie Hogan), Chris Chiola ( T. Steadman Harder) and Mark Johnson (James Tyrone.)

Visit our facebook page for the official photo gallery.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Audition Announcement



Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap: Set in England in the early 1900s and tells the tale of a group of strangers stranded together in a bed & breakfast during a massive snowstorm. One guest is murdered and everyone is a suspect. Many feel that this is the crown jewel of Agatha Christie’s impressive body of work.

Auditions will be held at the Oregon Coast Dance Center located at 106 Main Street on October 22nd at 2:00 p.m. and October 23rd at 6:00 p.m. Rehearsals are slated to begin November 3rd. To receive an audition packet, please contact director Robert Buckingham at 503-842-6305 or email info@tillamooktheater.com.

The characters include:

Giles and Mollie Ralston – a young married couple
Miss Casewell – a young, suspicious woman
Christopher Wren – a neurotic young architect
Mrs. Boyle – a rather imposing older woman
Major Metcalf – a middle-aged military man
Mr. Paravicini – an older man with a flamboyant mustache
Detective Sergeant Trotter – a boy-next-door type young man

Thursday, September 22, 2011

TAPA'S ANNUAL MEETING

The annual meeting will be held at the Barn Community Playhouse, located on the corner of 12th and Ivy in Tillamook on October 16, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. There will be food, soft drinks and lively discussion. You are more than welcome to bring something stronger to drink if you’d like.

We will briefly recap last year and unveil the projects we hope to accomplish this year. More importantly, we need to listen to you as you present your questions, ideas and suggestions to make TAPA the best organization it can be.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Announcing Auditions for TAPA's Fall Production


Chicken Creek Diaries opens August 19TH with opening night champagne reception



It is now time to come visit Chicken, Alaska. TAPA (Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts) and TLC Federal Credit Union will be presenting “Chicken Creek Diaries”. This is a true story based on the book, “Tisha” written by Robert Specht and adapted for a musical by Marilyn Allen.
This story takes place primarily in the years 1927 and 1928 in Chicken, Alaska, a frontier settlement in gold-mining territory, not far from the heart of the Klondike gold-rush.
Anne Hobbs, a young girl of 19 encouraged by her Granny to go to a “new land”, arrives in the Alaska bush as a school teacher. She seeks adventure and a new life, finding this and more, falling in love with a “half-breed” Eskimo, a forbidden love for a young white girl in the 1920’s of this Alaska town. Though marriages between white men and Indian or Eskimo women are common, the re verse is not. The distraught citizenry are vigorously opposed to this unfolding romance as well as to Anne’s efforts to adopt two “half-breed” Indian children. Their disapproval is expressed through angry letters to the commissioner of Education, vicious gossip, verbal and physical abuse, and downright deceit.
Anne learns that the freedoms offered by a new developing country engender not only a “big-heartedness” she has not yet experienced , but also the opposite, allowing people to be “as mean as they want”.
Her growing love for the country, however, and one person in particular, is stronger than any hardships endured through Alaskan winters and the barbs of bigoted townsfolk.
Anne will not be defeated and this is her story which will open on Friday, August 19, 2011 with our champagne gala. This opening night’s ticket allows the ticket holder to one free champagne drink or sparkling cider. The show continues on August, 20, 26,27, and September 2 & 3, curtain time at 7:00 p.m. and also a matinee on August 28, at 2:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. respectively.
Reserved tickets may be purchased at Diamond Art Jewelers in Tillamook (503-842-7940) or at the door. Ticket prices are $12.00 for Adults, $9.00 for Seniors and students and $35.00 for an immediate family of four.
There is some very good foot-stompin’ music. Come join the fun and entertainment.

Back Row from left to right - Robert Kratz, Jr.,Tim Kershaw, Robert Bishop, Gerry Cortimilia, Bill Farnum, Steve Kershaw Middle Row from Left to right - Chey Kuzma, Jennifer Purcell, Caryn Backman, Bill Briot, Lora Ressler, Julie Bucknam Front Row from left to right - Spencer Collins, Logan Nelson, Abigail Absher, Zachary Nelson, Emily Nord-Rush not pictured are: Karen Downs, Collin Purcell, Kasey Purcell, Sam Kuzma, Kayla Cooley and Lilly Weber

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Starlite Academy Children's Workshop

TAPA (Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts) and TLC Federal Credit Union are presenting a Children’s Workshop called Starlite Academy July 18 through the 23rd. The students ranging in age from 6 through 13 learn about theater during the week and also work on a musical called THE BIG BAD MUSICAL.

This is a story of the Wolf found in many nursery rhymes and the audience (the jury) will decide each evening if the Wolf is guilty, not guilty or a hung jury for all his misdeeds.

The show will be performed on Friday and Saturday July 22 & 23 at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $5.00 per person and there is no reserved seating or presales. Please come see a great show put on by the group of students.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Star-Spangled Girl Opens June 17th



The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) and TLC Federal Credit Union are pleased to bring the production of Neil Simon’s The Star-Spangled Girl to Tillamook. Set in San Francisco in the late 1960s, The Star-Spangled Girl tells the story of two struggling writers, portrayed by Sam Kuzma and Steele Fleisher, who are trying to keep their underground political protest newspaper Fallout Magazine afloat. With the motto of “A Remedy for a Sick Society”, their goal is to expose government conspiracies and wrongdoings. An all-American girl, portrayed by Chey Kuzma, has just moved into their building and is about to turn their worlds upside down. Love and politics dance together in this clever and witty play written by one of America’s best-known and well-loved playwrights.

The director of The Star-Spangled Girl is Robert Buckingham, who directed 2009’s satirical thriller, Murder by the Book and 2010’s unsettling drama, The Beauty Queen of Leenane. “It’s refreshing to direct a comedy of this caliber. Community theaters across the country have discovered this gem and it has played to packed houses everywhere. As most of us know, the 1960s was a tumultuous decade leaving Americans weary of government, questioning authority, and searching for an identity, while still celebrating our freedom, admiring our foundation as a country, and looking toward the future with hope and optimism, not at all unlike today. There are similarities between the 1960s and our current state of politics so I feel that while The Star-Spangled Girl is set fifty years ago, it’s still quite relevant. I’m thrilled to bring this hilariously charming play to Tillamook and I hope that audiences love it as much as I do,” says Robert.

Performances will be held at the Barn Commu¬nity Playhouse at 12th and Ivy in Tillamook at 7:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from June 17 through July 2 with one matinee on Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and students, and a family four-pack can be pur¬chased for $35. Reservations and advanced ticket sales are available at Diamond Art Jewelers; please call (503) 842-7940. Doors open a half hour prior to curtain. For more information please visit www.tillamooktheater.com or email info@tillamooktheater.com.

TAPA will host an Opening Night Champagne Gala prior to the first performance of The Star-Spangled Girl, June 17, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Barn Community Playhouse. The purchase of a ticket includes one complimentary beverage on opening night only. Please join us in celebrating the beginning of what we are sure will be another fantastic run of quality theater here in Tillamook County.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's Starlite Academy Time!

Greeting students!! It’s time to register for Starlite Academy. This is a children’s workshop for students who have completed the first grade through age 13.

The workshop begins on July 18th. and runs through July 23rd. It starts at 9:00 a.m. and goes until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with lunch provided. There are two performances – one on Friday evening and one on Saturday evening, July 22nd. & 23rd. beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The cost is $25.00 per student payable when you arrive on Monday morning.

To register, please call Diane and Wally Nelson at 503-392-3454 or e-mail – nelsonw@oregoncoast.com.

Because of our limited space we must limit the workshop to 20 students. So call or write soon.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Announcing the cast of Neil Simon's "The Star-Spangled Girl"


The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) and TLC Federal Credit Union are pleased to announce the cast of the upcoming production of Neil Simon’s "The Star-Spangled Girl". Set in the late 1960s, "The Star-Spangled Girl" tells the story of two struggling writers, portrayed by Sam Kuzma and Steele Fleisher, who are trying to keep their underground political protest newspaper afloat. While trying to expose government conspiracies and wrongdoings, they meet an all-American girl, portrayed by Chey Kuzma, who has just moved into their building. Love and politics dance together in this clever and witty play written by one of America’s best-known and well-loved playwrights. The director of "The Star-Spangled Girl" is Robert Buckingham, who also directed 2009’s satirical thriller, "Murder by the Book" and 2010’s unsettling drama, "The Beauty Queen of Leenane". “It’s refreshing directing a comedy of this caliber. Even though the play was not well-received when it opened on Broadway in 1966, it has managed to stand the test of time. Community theaters across the country have discovered this gem and it has played to packed houses everywhere. I’m thrilled to bring this hilariously charming play to Tillamook and I hope that audiences love it as much as I do,” says Robert.

"The Star-Spangled Girl" kicks off TAPA’s summer season on June 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, and July 1 and 2. Following The Star-Spangled Girl is The Starlite Academy Children’s Workshop July 19–23 directed by Wally and Diane Nelson. Then rounding out the summer season is "The Chicken Creek Diaries" written by Marilyn Allen and directed by Wally Nelson. For information please contact info@tillamooktheater.com.

Pictured from left to right: Sam Kuzma, Chey Kuzma & Steele Fleisher

Auditions for "Chicken Creek Diaries" a musical

This is based on a true story called “Tisha” by Robert Specht and adapted by an Oregonian, Marilyn Allenwho also wrote the music and lyrics. The story takes place primarily in the years 1927 and 1928 in Chicken, Alaska, a frontier settlement in gold-mining territory, not far fromthe heart of the Klondike gold-rush.

Anne Hobbs, a young girl of 19 encouraged by her Granny to go to a “new land”, arrives in the Alaska bush as a school teacher. She seeks adventure and a new life, finding this and more,falling in love with a “half-breed” Eskimo, a forbidden love for a young white girl in the 1920's of this Alaska town. Though marriages between white men and Indian or Eskimo women are common, the reverse is not. The distraught citizenry are vigorously opposed to this unfolding romance as well as to Anne's efforts to adopt two “half-breed” Indian Children. Their disapproval is expressed through angry letters to the commissioner of Education, vicious gossip, verbal and physical abuse, and downright deceit.

Anne learns that the freedoms offered by a new developing country engender not only a “big-heartedness” she has not yet experienced, but also the opposite, allowing people to be “as mean as theywant”. Her growing love for the country, however, and one person in particular, is stronger than any hardships endured through Alaskan winters and the barbs of bigoted townsfolk. Anne will not be defeated and this is her story.

We need 15 adults, (8 males, 7 females), ranging in age from20 years and up and 8 children ages 8 to 16. Some have solos. A cast list will be at the local libraries, and also in the entry at The Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook, Oregon, located at 12 . & Ivy. Please come prepared to sing unless you want a part that does not include singing. The music is quite simple and of a country western style.

Performances are August 19, 20, 26, 27, 28 and September 2 and 3, 2011. The auditions will be held at The United Methodist Church located on 12 . St. Tillamook,Oregon, Friday, May 20 - 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, May 21, 1:00 - 3:00. For further information please contact the director,Wally Nelson, hm. 503-392-3454 or cell 503-812-1163 or producer, Val Braun, hm. 503-842-6264 or cell 503-812-1167.

Cast of Characters

Anne Hobbs-A young school teacher who comes to Alaska for a new life sings 20-30 years.
Granny Hobbs-her grandmother, a full-blooded Indian will also play another older lady role 50 years and up sings.
Walter Strong-Runs the pack train between Eagle and Chicken, Alaska courtly-mannered 40 years and up.
Chuck Temple-Good-natured Indian half-breed boy sings 8 years to 13.
Mary Angus-Chuck's mother, an Indian sings 30 to 40 years old.
Ethyl Temple-Mary's daughter 8 10 years.
Joe Temple-Chuck's father, very handsome, educated miner, 30 to 40 sings.
Fred Purdy-"Half-breed" Eskimo, 20-30 years sings.
Isabelle Purdy-His sister sings - 20-30 years.
Mrs. Purdy-Their mother an Eskimo.
Maggie Carew-No-nonsense keeper of the roadhouse sings 40 years and up.
Angela Barrett-Sharp-tongued, bitter older woman 40 years and up.
Mr. Vaughn-A bigoted, hot-tempered man 40 years and up.
Elvira Vaughn-Mr. Vaughn's daughter 10-15 years.
Evelyn Vaughn-Mr. Vaughn's daughter - Student 12-16 years.
Uncle Arthur-Spratt Old-time miner 40 years and up sings.
Mert Atwood-Old miner, who loves the sea 40 years and up sings.
Jimmy Carew-Young boy 8-10 years.
Rebecca Harrington-Indian woman married to a white man 30 40 years.
Jake Harrington-Rebecca's husband 30-40 years.
Lily Harrington-Rebecca and Jake's daughter 8-10 years.
Nancy Prentiss-Student in her teens.
Cabaret Jackson- Whiskey runner, 40 years and up.
Robert Meriweather-Student, 11-14 years.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Welcome Back Futrelle Sisters!



The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) and TLC Federal Credit Union are pleased to bring the next production of our 2011 season, Southern Hospitality written by Jones, Hope & Wooten.

Southern Hospitality is the funny sequel to TAPA’s last season’s comedy, Christmas Belles. The Futrelle Sisters - Frankie, Twink, Honey Raye and Rhonda Lynn are in trouble again. How they pull together and save their town is a testament to Southern strength and ingenuity, and a recipe for total hilarity.

Performances will be held at the Barn Commu¬nity Playhouse at 12th and Ivy in Tillamook at 7:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from April 1 through April 16 with one Matinee on Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and students, and a family four-pack can be pur¬chased for $35. Reservations and advanced ticket sales are available at Diamond Art Jewelers, please call (503) 842-7940. Doors open one half hour prior to curtain.

TAPA will host an Opening Night Champagne Gala on April 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Barn Community Playhouse. The purchase of a ticket includes one complimentary beverage.

Photo - TJ Newton, Regina Eckles, Chey Kuzma, Joni Sauer-Folger, Dave Mattison, Karen Martin, Lora Ressler, Sandra Koops, Karen Downs, Joe Wrabek, Diane Ericson, Dan Phillips and Steele Fleisher.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

OPEN AUDITIONS MARCH 19TH & 20TH

TAPA will hold auditions for Neil Simon’s romantic comedy THE STAR-SPANGLED GIRL later this month. Set in the 1970s, THE STAR-SPANGLED GIRL tells the story of two struggling writers who are trying to keep their underground political protest newspaper afloat. While trying to expose government conspiracies and wrongdoings, they meet an all-American girl who has just moved into their building. Love and politics dance together in this clever and witty play written by one of America’s most well-known and best-loved playwrights.

Auditions will be held at the Barn Community Playhouse at 12th and Ivy in Tillamook on Saturday, March 19 at 2:00 pm and Sunday, March 20 at 6:00 pm. Cast requires 2 men and 1 woman in their 20s to early 30s. No previous experience necessary. Performance dates are June 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, July 1 & 2. For more information, call director Rob Buckingham at (503) 812-7037 or email tapaatthebarn@gmail.com.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Announcing TAPA’s next production!


Honey Raye, Twink, Frankie and Rhonda Lynn are back and funnier than ever in this hilarious sequel to 2009’s Christmas Belles. The small town of Fayro, Texas is in danger of going under due to the rendering plant closing unless the Futrelle sisters can hastily throw together a huge festival to impress a visiting VIP. But a loathsome relative, an old beauty pageant rivalry, and the unexpected demise of a guest are only a few of the obstacles the women face in pulling off
“Fayro Days.” This is a true Southern-fried farce!

Directed by Becki Wilhelm, show dates are April 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, and 16, with a Champagne Gala on opening night. Reserved seats are available from Diamond Art Jewelers; call 503-842-7940.

Y’all come see it now, ya hear?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rehearsal For Murder


Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) and TLC Federal Credit Union are please to bring the next production of the 2011 Season, Rehearsal For Murder by Richard Levenson and William Link, adapted by D.D. Booke.

Playwright Alex Dennison (pictured left along with Bill Briot) is on the verge of marrying a glamorous film star, but a few hours after her Broadway review, Monica is found dead, an apparant suicide over the mixed reviews of her opening night performance. Convinced that she was murdered, Dennison gathers the cast and crew one year later to read a new play, a play he’s writen and designed, not only to show that Monica was murdered, but who did it.

Performances are January 28, 29, Feb 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7:00 pm and Feb 6 at 2:00 pm, at the Tillamook Barn Community Playhouse. Doors open one-half hour prior to curtain. Join in the excitement and special energy of opening night at our “Champagne Gala” Reception on January 28th only. Purchase of a ticket includes one beverage. Reserved tickets are recommended for all performances and can be purchased at Diamond Art Jewelers by calling 842-7940. Tickets are also available at the door. For more information call Debbie Coon 842-3999.

Monday, January 17, 2011

TAPA to Offer A New Workshop Led and Directed by George Dzundza

“An Adventure in Acting Workshop” Part 2

TAPA (Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts) is pleased to announce it is offering an acting workshop to be led by George Dzundza; TAPA Member, noted film, stage, and television actor. In Part 1 of “An Adverture in Acting Workshop” which concluded in early December, participants explored William Saryoan’s The Cave Dwellers as a possible production of TAPA in the fall of 2011. It has since been decided that another approach to a production might be better suited to a group. Thus, “An Adventure in Acting Workshop Part 2.”
“Workshop 2” will request participants to bring in three or four scenes or monologues of their choosing that they are passionate about. The next few months will be spent rehearsing and honing these pieces. Meetings will take place on Monday nights, 6 pm - 9 pm at Netarts Fire Hall . Arrangements are underway to provide meeting times and days at other locations in the county to allow easier access to the class for anyone interested in participating.
As “Workshop 2” progresses the scenes or monologues chosen for production will be decided on. Mr. Dzundza will write a connective narration to tie all scenes together at which time the workshop will move into a TAPA production schedule in October 2011. Tentative performance dates are November 18, 19, 25, 26, 27 and December 2 & 3, 2011.
The first meeting of “An Adventure in Acting Workshop - Part 2” will be Monday February 7, 6:00 pm at Neatarts Fire Hall.
Admission into the workshop is free to any current TAPA member. Others wishing to participate need only to join TAPA at regular membership dues to do so.
To obtain a copy of the registration form, contact Mary Hanthorn at 503-842-5406, 503-842-5566, 503-801-0759, or mhanthorn@earthlink.net.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Call For Proposals

TAPA is now accepting production proposals for the 2011-2012 season. Performances generally run over three weekends and include at least one Sunday matinee. If you are interested in directing a TAPA production, please send a request for proposal to tapaatthebarn@gmail.com. We are currently considering productions for November 2011 through October 2012, which includes show dates in February, April, June and August.Production%20Proposal.pdf

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

REHEARSAL FOR MURDER COMING SOON


The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce the cast for the upcoming production of Richard Levinson and William Link's REHEARSAL FOR MURDER.

In REHEARSAL FOR MURDER, playwright Alex Dennison is on the verge of marrying glamorous film star Monica Welles, but a scant few hours after her Broadway debut, Monica is found dead, an apparent suicide. One year later, convinced that Monica was murdered, Dennison contacts the most likely suspects and assembles them in an empty theatre, ostensibly to read through his latest play. Once assembled, Dennison locks the doors and uses his play as a means to, in the words of Hamlet, "catch the conscience" of the killer.

REHEARSAL FOR MURDER was filmed under the working title Cold Reading and was the winner of the Edgar Award, a prize bestowed annually by the Mystery Writers of America. This production is directed and produced by TAPA veterans R.A. Coon & Deborah Coon. The cast includes Robert Kratz as Alex Dennison, Bill Briot as Ernie & Mr. Santoro, Rachel Coon as Sally Bean, Terri Wallace as Monica Welles, Phil Gregg as Lloyd Andrews, Marilyn Karr as Bella Lamb, Jennifer Hayes as Karen Daniels, Chris Chiola as David Matthews, R.J. Wynia as Leo Gibbs, Robert Buckingham as McElroy, Tracy Withoft as Loretta & a Police Officer, and Willy Wallace as a Police Officer.

REHEARSAL FOR MURDER is TAPA's first production of 2011. Performances are on Friday & Saturday evenings from January 28 through February 12 at 7:00 p.m. and a Sunday matinee on February 6 at 2:00 p.m.

For more information call Deborah Coon at 503-842-3999.

The cast of REHEARSAL FOR MURDER

Monday, January 3, 2011

Encore performance of AN EVENING WITH COLE PORTER

A special encore performance of AN EVENING WITH COLE PORTER, sponsored by the Pacific City Arts Association, will take place at the Kiwanda Community Center in Pacific City on Saturday January 8, 2011. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the performance will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Pacific City Inn (503-965-6464) or Rowboat Gallery (503-965-4590).