Wednesday, May 29, 2013


TAPA and the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts are pleased to present It’s Broadway, Baby! – 100 Years of Musical Theater. This musical revue fundraiser runs June 21, 22, 28 & 29  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 ticket price of $20.00 includes one beverage and hors d’oeuvres.

It was 100 years ago when the American Theater opened for business on 42nd Street in the heart of Manhattan. It was to be the first of many theaters to open on what would become Broadway—the Great White Way. Beginning with the early years of Tin Pan Alley, this delightful revue takes us through some of the most memorable music the Broadway stage had to offer over the last century.

It’s Broadway, Baby! is staged by Joni Sauer-Folger and produced by Val Braun, with musical direction by Diane Nelson and choreography by Sarah Absher. The cast features: Sarah Absher, Roberta Bettis, Robert Bishop, Julie Bucknam, Michael Simpson, John Davy, Gerry Cortimilia, Bill Farnum, Peggy Kellow, Kelli McMellon, Wally Nelson, Jennifer Purcell, Joni Sauer-Folger, Becki Wilhelm, and David Wiser. The show also highlights dancers from Dance Zone.

Come and join us as we support TAPA and celebrate 100 years of musical theater with song and dance. This is a musical evening fundraiser that will entertain the entire family.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Get your tickets for YOU KNOW I CAN'T HEAR YOU WHEN THE WATER'S RUNNING today! See details in our press release below.

Mart Cherry and Carolyn Olsen

Margaret Page and Garrick Gordon

Brett Duer and Barbi Fox

Danielle Thornton
Lora Ressler

Ann Harper and Deb Cherry

The official cast photo

Saturday, May 4, 2013


The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) and TLC Federal Credit Union presents You Know I Can’t Hear You When The Water Is Running, a collection of four one-act comedies, opening May 10. Written by Robert Anderson and directed locally by Chris Chiola, each play uses humor to explore morality, relationships, and taboo subjects.

In March TAPA premiered the first part of a two-part series featuring one-act plays with the drama Memory that dealt with the trials of losing one’s memory with age. You Know I Can’t Hear You When The Water Is Running is the humorous end of the two-part series.

In Act I, “The Shock of Recognition,” a playwright and his producer flirt with the concept of full frontal male nudity on stage, and if it can or will be done by an eager actor. Don’t worry though; that is left up to the audience’s imagination.

Act II, “The Footsteps of Doves,” examines the confines of the marital bed - literally. The play follows a couple who, after 25 years of marriage, is considering going from a double bed to two single beds.

Act III, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” confronts parents’ issues with a pleasure-seeking teen, a dating daughter and a third child’s college problems and how these issues strain a marriage.

In the final play, Act IV’s “I’m Herbert,” two aging love birds sit on their porch with failing memories of their past lives and loves.

These witty comedies aim to touch your heart and tickle your funny bone. However, some material may not be suitable for those not of a mature age, so no young ones, please. YOU KNOW I CAN'T HEAR YOU WHEN THE WATER'S RUNNING stars Mart Cherry, Garrick Gordon, Lora Ressler, Brett Duer, Ann Harper, Deb Cherry, Barbi Fox, Margaret Page, Danielle Thornton and Carolyn Olsen.

Opening night of every TAPA production includes a champagne reception, with a complimentary beverage and appetizers. Doors for opening night open at 6:30 p.m. May 10 at the Barn Community Playhouse, 12th and Ivy in Tillamook. Shows start promptly at 7 p.m. Other performances are at 7 p.m. May 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25, and at 2 p.m. Sundays, May 19 and 26.

Reserved seating is available through Diamond Art Jewelers at (503) 842-7940. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors or students, and $40 for a family of four. For more information, visit, or contact