Thursday, February 23, 2012

Audition Announcement

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 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

Monday, February 6, 2012

TAPA Announces the cast for WAIT UNTIL DARK

The Tillamook Association of the Performing Arts (TAPA) is pleased to announce the cast for the upcoming production of "Wait Until Dark". Set in 1966, in Greenwich Village, in a basement apartment, the story is a suspenseful thriller about a blind housewife, Susy Hendrix. Independent and resourceful, Susy is learning to cope with her blindness, which resulted from a recent accident. She is aided by her difficult, slightly unreliable young neighbor Gloria with whom she has an exasperated but lovingly maternal relationship. Susy’s life is changed by three criminals who believe she has hidden a doll used by them to smuggle heroin into the country. Unknown to Susy, her photographer husband Sam took the doll as a favor for a woman he met on an international plane flight and unwittingly brought the doll to the couple’s New York apartment when the woman became afraid of the customs officials. Alone in her apartment and cut-off from the outside world, Susy must fight for her life against three criminals, led by the psychotic Harry Roat. The tension builds as Roat, aided by his thugs, impersonate police officers and friends of her husband in order to win Susy’s confidence, gaining access to her apartment to look for the doll. The climax of the play, a very physical confrontation between Susy and Roat in her dark kitchen, is a most memorable and frightening scene sure to leave you on the edge of your seat.

Performance dates are March 16,17,23,24,25,30,31. 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.