Monday, October 12, 2015

Dames at Sea Opens Oct 16th



Dick and Lucky sing about wishing there were dames on the ship

The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA), along with sponsors Krazy Kat Publishing LLC, Dance Zone, and Stratos Wealth Partners, present the musical Dames at Sea, opening October 16th!

Dames at Sea is a tap-happy, Navy-crazy celebration of the 30’s movie musicals, with a heart as big as the ocean!  A naïve understudy must step in to fill the shoes of an incapacitated diva and become the star of the show.  With a good dose of the “let’s put on a show” exuberance from the films of Judy
Garland and Mickey Rooney, coupled with elaborate musical numbers from the Busby Berkeley movie musical extravaganzas, Dames at Sea manages with just a small cast to provide plenty of fun, high energy musical moments, and a boatload of laughs.

In this production are a number of TAPA veterans - Wally Nelson is playing the producer/director Mr. Hennesy, Bill Farnum is in the role of The Captain, Julie Bucknam plays the wise-cracking chorus girl Joan, Steele Fleisher is seen as a Navy sailor named Lucky, Michael Simpson is in the role of Dick who is also a Navy sailor, and Becki Wilhelm, Jennifer Purcell, and Lisa Greiner are in the role of chorus girls. Playing the role of the naïve understudy Ruby, Kayla Cooley is back on the TAPA stage in a leading role.  Joining the cast as the diva Mona Kent, is Brenna Sage who recently performed her one-woman sold out show I’ve Got The Music In Me at TAPA’s Barn Community Playhouse in April.


Written by George Haimsohn & Robin Miller, with music by Jim Wise, and directed by Joni Sauer-Folger, Dames at Sea runs through October 31st. Performances start at 7:00 pm on Friday and Saturdays, and at 2:00 pm on Sundays.

The Barn Community Playhouse is located at 1204 Ivy Street on the corner of 12th and Ivy, adjacent to Les Schwab. As always, reserved seating is available through Diamond Art Jewelers located at 307 Main Street in Tillamook, call (503) 842-7940 for reservations. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are on sale now!

The cast ending "Good Times Are Here To Stay"
TAPA is a non-profit community theater dedicated to providing high quality performing arts experiences through entertainment, education, and community participation. 

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