Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Americana, Celebration of Music Through the Ages

TAPA is pleased to present Americana, Celebration of Music Through the Ages, a musical revue fundraiser. 

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
As the twentieth century dawned, America stood on the threshold of a bright and wondrous future. The coming century held a promise of new technology, new ways of thinking, and new ways of living. Spurts of growth and prosperity were punctuated by times of upheaval such as war, the Great Depression, and prohibition.  Beginning with the 1900’s, Americana takes us through ten decades of the music that highlighted our joys, sorrows, trials and accomplishments.

This step back in time is lead by first time Director Joni Sauer-Folger, with musical direction by Diane Nelson, the cast of Americana features: Caryn Backman, Roberta Bettis, Bill Briot, Vince DeYoung, Diane Ericson, Bill Farnum, Kelli McMellon, Matt Mumford, Margaret Page, Joni Sauer-Folger and Wally Nelson.

Come and join us as we celebrate our Nation’s Independence through song and dance with this melodic journey through our history. 

 Americana runs July 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 7:00 PM at The Barn Community Playhouse located on the corner of 12 & Ivy in Tillamook. Tickets are available by calling Diamond Art Jewelers at 503-842-7940 and at the door on the night of performance. It is strongly recommended you call and reserve your tickets early. The performances will be presented Cabaret-style and the ticket price includes one beverage and hors d’oeuvres.  This is a musical evening fundraiser that will entertain the entire family.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

UPDATED 06/11/12!!

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 info@tillamooktheater.com.