Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Audition materials with short scene selections are available at the Tillamook County Library. Performance dates are February 22, 23, 24 and March 1, 2, 3, 8 and 9. Rehearsals will begin in January. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org and remember to visit our facebook page at facebook/tillamooktheater.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Christmas Express is directed by Becki Wilhelm and producted by Debbie Coon. Performance dates are December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 7:00 pm and December 9 and 16 at 2:00 pm. All performances are at The Barn Community Playhouse at 12th and Ivy in Tillamook. Tickets are on sale now and would make the perfect holiday gift. Get in the holiday mood and take The Christmas Express to the town of Holly – to a run-down train depot where Christmas magic abounds. Reservations and tickets can be purchased in advance at Diamond Art Jewlers at 309 Main Ave. in Tillamook or call (503) 842-7940. Visit our facebook page at facebook.com/tillamooktheater
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
TAPA performed plays, musicals, and variety shows in such local venues as Tillamook High School, Blue Heron, Sacred Heart Church, the Tillamook School District administration building, Swiss Hall, Eagles Lodge, Elks Lodge, and Oceanside Hall, among others. The lack of a permanent location created many difficulties for storage, rehearsal space, set construction, and so on, so TAPA purchased what was known as the Barn Tavern in 2002 and has been performing there ever since. Although changes and updates have been made over the years to make this space work as a theater, there were still major challenges to overcome. The overhauling of the seating area began in late July and rehearsals have been conducted there during the monumental remodel amidst the dust and debris. “My cast was almost in shock when they arrived for rehearsal the first night the demo started. The entire audience area was gone down to dirt and concrete. The looks on their faces was priceless. People are in for quite a shock when they come to see us” said director Robert Buckingham, who has directed four TAPA productions since 2009 including Murder by the Book, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Neil Simons’ The Star-Spangled Girl and this year’s mega-hit Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. A Fine Monster You Are! stars Karen Martin, Karen Downs, Samantha Swindler, Chris Chiola, Scott Campbell, Lora Ressler and Sandra Koops.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Auditions for "The Christmas Express" have been extended to 7:00 pm on October 5th at the Oregon Coast Dance Center. For more information call 503-842-6336
“The Christmas Express” is coming to Tillamook!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
“The Christmas Express” is coming to Tillamook!
Monday, August 27, 2012
The director of A FINE MONSTER YOU ARE is Robert Buckingham, who has directed four TAPA productions since 2009 including MURDER BY THE BOOK, THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, NEIL SIMONS' THE STAR-SPANGLED GIRL and AGATHA CHRISTIE'S THE MOUSETRAP.
Rehearsals for A FINE MONSTER YOU ARE have been going on during a monumental remodel seating area at what was once known as The Barn Tavern. TAPA has been entertaining audiences there since 2003. The Barn Tavern wasn't meant to be a theater but with this remodel, there will be no doubt that it is indeed a theater. A FINE MONSTER YOU ARE runs from October 12 through October 29th. Tickets go on sale soon. For more information please contact email@example.com.
Pictured from left to right: Chris Chiola, Karen Martin, Scott Campbell, Lora Ressler, Sandra Koops, Samantha Swindler & Karen Downs.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
|Front Row: Wally Nelson, Margaret Page, Kelli McMellon, Robert Bishop|
Back Row: Bill Farnum, Bill Briot, Diane Erickson, Roberta Bettis,
Caryn Backman Matt Mumford Not Pictured: Vince DeYoung
Sunday, June 10, 2012
The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) will be holding auditions for their October production of A FINE MONSTER YOU ARE! on Saturday, June 23rd at 6:00 pm and Sunday, June 24th at 4:00 pm at The Barn Community Playhouse at 12th and Ivy in Tillamook. Needed are men and women ages 30's to 70's. No Previous acting experience is necessary.
A FINE MONSTER YOU ARE! was written by playwright Monk Ferris and is billed as "a creepy-crawly comedy". The story was inspired by his stay at a little cottage in the woods in July of 1965 and centers around the character of Emily Holbrook who lives in a large stone mansion that has only one barred window. She keeps a family secret locked in her basement in an effort to keep the public safe. Few ever enter the house and uninvited guests are not welcomed. Escaping is not an easy task.
The director of A FINE MONSTER YOU ARE! is Robert Buckingham and the producer is Chris Chiola. To receive an audition packet please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is pleased to announce the cast for the upcoming summer farce, “Never Kiss A Naughty Nanny” written by Michael Parker and directed by Chris Chiola. This production stars Garon Baker, Bill Briot, Lora Ressler, Barbi Waggerby, Robert Kratz, Karen Martin, Ben Ruderman and Wally Nelson.
Mr. Broadbent, a developer and builder, has created “the house of the future”. He has filled it with many gadgets including a personal ion chamber, self-cleaning bathroom and central disposal system. The house won’t sell, probably because most of the innovations of the future fail to work properly. Prospective buyers are invited to spend the night and get wined and dined. Broadbent bribes two of his employees to pose as renters to demonstrate how everything works. He even has a maintenance man, Ed Cott, on hand to make repairs as things go wrong. Someone masquerades as “the nanny” to throw off the buyers. When a surprise visitor arrives, it is all anyone can do to keep the house under control.
The hilarity begins on May 25th at 7pm with a champagne gala and the show runs through June 9th. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7pm. Sunday matinees begin at 2pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain.
For information please visit www.tillamooktheater.com or contact email@example.com
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The show runs March 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31 at 7:00 PM and March 25th at 2:00PM at The Barn Community Playhouse on the corner of 12th & Ivy in Tillamook. Tickets are available by calling Diamond Art Jewelers at 503-842-7940 and at the door. It is strongly recommended you call and reserve your tickets early. Opening night is our gala champagne event – one beverage and hors d’oeuvres included with price of ticket.
Wait Until Dark is a story about the many sides of darkness. The darkness of the mind of a killer, the darkness that comes from being physically blind, the darkness of dangers unseen and the simple darkness that occurs with the flip of a switch.
This thriller, directed by TAPA veteran Dan Phillips, focuses on the recently blinded woman Susy, whose whole world has become dark as the result of a recent accident. Happily married to Sam, her photographer husband, both are unaware that he has unwittingly brought a doll filled with heroin into their home. With Sam away on a photo shoot, Susy is left home alone to meet and greet Mr. Harry Roat and his two henchmen Mike Talman and Sgt. Carlino, who connive their way into her home by pretending to be someone they’re not. With the aid of her precocious neighbor Gloria, who has taken the doll for herself, Susy eventually realizes that no one is who they say they are and that her life is in imminent danger. As we watch Susy struggle to survive, she uses the only weapon she has against the men and we join her on the roller coaster ride of her life where all of us eventually plunge into the darkness together.
This show is not recommended for younger children.
Monday, March 5, 2012
TAPA Announces Auditions
Americana: A Celebration of Music Through the Ages
Directed by Joni Sauer-Folger
We are seeking 10 vocalists who move well: 5 men & 5 women, as well as an emcee (non-singing role)
Auditions will be held in the choir room at Tillamook United Methodist Church, 3808 12th Street in Tillamook on:
Saturday, March 31st – 2 pm to 4 pm
Sunday, April 1st – 4 pm to 6 pm
Music rehearsals begin in April with performance dates of July 6, 7, 13, 14
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is excited to announce auditions for the production of Michael Parker’s Never Kiss A Naughty Nanny. This hilarious comedy about a developer trying to sell “the house of the future” filled with gadgets that work and don’t work takes the audience on a ride of uproarious laughter and side splitting fits. Never Kiss A Naughty Nanny is written by the same author who penned TAPA’s 2010 hit comedy Sex Please, We’re Sixty. The fun begins as the developer hires a team to sell the house to an unsuspecting couple and the handy man must dress as a nanny to keep the shenanigans under wraps.
Auditions will be held at the Barn Community Playhouse, located at 12th and Ivy in Tillamook on Saturday March 3rd at 2pm, Sunday March 4th at 5:30 pm and Sunday March 11th at noon. Production dates will be May 25, & 26 and June 1,2,3, 8, 9 &10. Rehearsals are slated to begin April 1st.
To receive an audition packet, please contact director Chris Chiola at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (503) 842-6305. Audition packets will also be available at the Tillamook County Library main branch on February 27th.
The characters include:
Ben Adams (age 21-30): A real estate salesman
Mr. Broadbent (age 50-70): A real estate developer
Casey Cody (age 20-30): Mr. Broadbent’s secretary
Sue Johnson (age 20-25): A recent culinary school graduate
Mr. Cott (age 40+): Mr. Broadbent’s maintenance man and of course the nanny
Gladys McNicoll (age 40+): A prospective buyer with no redeeming qualities
Fred McNicoll (age 40+): The hen-pecked husband
Walter Brooks (age 40+): A surprise visitor with an insane infatuation for the nanny