Monday, August 25, 2014

Audition Annoucement 9/6 & 9/7: Ken Ludwig's "The Game's Afoot or, Holmes for the Holidays"

The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is excited to announce auditions for Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot; or Holmes for the Holidays, directed by R. A. Coon.  Set during Christmas in 1936, this comedic thriller will sweep you along a wild ride!  

Broadway superstar William Gillette, famous around the world for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has invited fellow cast members to his mansion for a dinner party.  But when one of the guests is killed, Gillette has to summon every ounce of Sherlock’s investigative skills to solve the mystery.

TAPA is looking for 8 actors, 4 men and 4 women, to play the roles of the following cast:

  • William Gillette - a famous Sherlock Holmes actor
  • Martha Gillette - his mother
  • Felix Geisel - an actor
  • Madge Geisel - an actress and Felix’s wife
  • Simon Bright - a young actor
  • Aggie Wheeler - a young actress
  • Harriet Goring – an inspector
  • Daria Chase - newspaper columnist

Four of the characters will play two couples, which could be fun for a real-life couple to audition. And as always, TAPA loves experience, but no experience is needed...every actor has had a first time on stage.

Auditions will be held at Oregon Coast Dance Center, located at 106 Main Street in Tillamook on Sept. 6th and 7th at 3pm both days.  Rehearsals will begin in September and run through the production.  Show dates will be November 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 30, December 5 & 6.

For an audition packet, email, or contact producer Chris Chiola at 503-842-6305.

TAPA is a non-profit community theater dedicated to providing high quality performing arts experiences through entertainment, education, and community participation.  TAPA’s Barn Community Playhouse is located at 12th & Ivy in Tillamook.  

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

True West coming Sept 26th!

True West is written by Sam Shepard, directed by Craig Wakefield, and is a tale of brotherly love and competition, Hollywood producers and stolen toasters.  Well-educated Austin, and thieving con-man Lee, are estranged brothers from different worlds. They reunite in their mother’s California kitchen, where Austin is working out a screenplay deal.  But when Lee comes up with his own big idea and steals much more than just the neighbors’ TVs, challenges are issued, many drinks are downed, and the siblings find that they might not be such opposites after all.

True West will run September 26th and 27th, and October 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, and 12th.  Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:00 pm, Sunday matinees start at 2:00 pm. Join us at