Monday, August 27, 2012

Cast Announcement for A FINE MONSTER YOU ARE!

The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) and the Blue Heron French Cheese Company are thrilled to announce the cast for the upcoming production of A FINE MONSTER YOU ARE, which will kick of TAPA's 2012-13 season on October 12th. Be sure to bring your Halloween spirit when you come because this story has monsters, mystery, twists and turns that should entertain those of all ages!

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

Pictured from left to right: Chris Chiola, Karen Martin, Scott Campbell, Lora Ressler, Sandra Koops, Samantha Swindler & Karen Downs.

Sunday, August 26, 2012



The next time you set foot in the Barn Community Playhouse you may think that you have walked into the wrong theater. Surprise! We have listened to your comments and concerns about the seating and have begun a major remodeling project to improve our seating situation. With the extreme generosity and hard work of many people we are currently removing a major portion of the upper balcony and replacing the existing seating platforms and ramps. All of us have suffered through a show in those uncomfortable folding chairs, stuck behind the post or in the pit with a terrible view of the stage. We knew that our patrons were suffering and we hope that by putting every row of seats on a different level, installing cushioned theater seats donated generously by Lisa Kendall and the Middle Way Health Care and removing the post, every seat in the house will have a great view and be comfortable to you. But, to accommodate these new seats and to improve the views of all seats we needed to make some major layout changes to the theater. This takes money and we are very thankful to have a great supporting cast of donors. To keep this project funded and to fund other projects such as adding handicapped accessible restrooms to the lobby, upgrading our lights and sound equipment and insulating the building, we are selling the naming rights to our new seats. For a one-time $500 tax deductible donation you will get your name, or any name you choose, engraved on a permanent plaque on a seat. You may even do this under a payment plan. This is a great way to leave your legacy on the local theater scene. You can even choose what seat it goes on! Big thanks go to Lisa Kendall, Bob Riggert, John Main and his crew, Steve Morgan, Stephan Aalykke and Richard Coon for their support and advice. And thanks to all of the volunteers and the donations of goods and services from local businesses!
Contact TAPA:

By mail - PO Box 571
                   Tillamook, OR 97141

By phone - (503) 842-6305
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