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


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.


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).