Monday, November 28, 2016

"Dear Santa" Opens Dec 2nd


A portion of the 22 member "Dear Santa" cast take a picture with Director Ann Harper (back row middle)

 Composed of a number of short scenes, “Dear Santa” ranges from the hilarious to touching. Written by Rob Frankel, and directed by Ann Harper, this production shows Santa from various viewpoints - from a child who alphabetizes her Christmas list and sends it out in August, to children at various stages of belief...and disbelief! Santa and his helpers shed light on many of the mysteries surrounding him, including why you don't always get the gift you ask for, how Santa delivers all those gifts in one night, how he finds children spending Christmas away from home, and how his power transcends the boundaries of race, gender and religion. Of course, sometimes being Santa isn't

Monday, November 14, 2016

Audition Announcement: A Sting in the Tale




The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is pleased to announce open auditions for the comedy thriller, “A Sting in the Tale”.  Two once successful crime writing playwrights are writing a blockbuster to pay off their mounting debts, or are they fulfilling their full potential by plotting the perfect murder?

Auditions will be held at TAPA’s Barn Community Playhouse (1204 Ivy Ave) on Friday Nov 18th starting at 6:00 pm, and Saturday Nov 19th starting at 2:00 pm.  TAPA is looking for three (3) men and two (2) women, in varying ages, to fill the roles of this production. 

Written by Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner, and directed by Chris Chiola, performances will run February 17th – March 5th.

Audition packets are available here:  Sting in the Tale Audition Packet

TAPA is a non-profit community theater dedicated to providing high quality performing arts experiences through entertainment, education, and community participation. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Annual Meeting Rescheduled for 10/23 @ 3:30 pm






Our Annual Meeting is back on, for this Sunday (10/23) at 3:30! Join us at the Barn Community Playhouse to hear a recap of last year, and what's to come for this year! 5 board member positions are up for election....remember only current TAPA members may be nominated and vote. See you there!

Monday, October 3, 2016

"Lulu's Back In Town" opens Oct 7th





TAPA presents Lulu's Back in Town, a musical revue that pays tribute to those crazy ladies (the Lulu’s we all love) who have inspired song after song since the 1920's. Ladies such as Miss Otis of Miss Otis Regrets, Delta Dawn, and Edie Bouvier Beale from Grey Gardens to name a few. Jazz classics like Twisted are on the menu, and the show also features songs that have been reinterpreted to take on a new (dare we say) hysterical, meaning. Did you ever think that the Partridge Family's I Think I Love You would be interpreted from the perspective of a stalker? Accompanied by Kathy Gervasi on the piano, TAPA veterans Brenna Sage, Margaret Page, Julie Bucknam, Steele Fleisher and Carina Grossman will be featured in this hilarious revue.

Lulu’s Back in Town opens October 7th at 7:00 pm.  Additional performances will be held October 8th, 14th, & 15th, all starting at 7:00 pm. Performances are held at the Barn Community Playhouse located at 1204 Ivy Ave in Tillamook and the doors open 30 mins prior to curtain. 

Join us for our Opening Night Gala where each ticket purchase includes one free beverage of choice and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are on sale now at Diamond Art Jewelers in Tillamook, (503-842-7940) and can also be purchased at the door.  Adults tickets cost $15, children 12 years and under are $10, and a family of four are $40. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

"Dear Santa" Open Auditions

Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) has announced open auditions for the holiday production “Dear Santa” written by Rob Frankel and directed by Ann Harper.  "Dear Santa" is composed of a number of short scenes that range from the hilarious to the touching.  Santa and his helpers shed light on many of the mysteries surrounding him, including why you don't always get the gift you ask for, how Santa delivers all those gifts in one night, how he finds children spending Christmas away from home, and how his power transcends the boundaries of race, gender and religion. In the end, it is the faith of the many that sustains Santa.
TAPA is looking for six to eight (6-8) women and six to eight (6-8) men, ranging in age from children to adult, to fill the roles of this family-friendly production. No previous acting experience is necessary!
Auditions will be held at the TAPA’s Barn Community Playhouse, located at 1204 Ivy Ave in Tillamook, on Saturday Sept 17th and Sunday Sept 18th starting promptly at 1:00 pm.

Performances will run December 2nd – 17th.

Auditions packets are available here:  Dear Santa audition packet or by e-mailing TAPA at info@tillamooktheater.com.

Monday, August 22, 2016

“The Octette Bridge Club” Opens Aug 26th


The Octette Bridge Club cast

 “The Octette Bridge Club”, written by P.J. Barry, and directed by Brenna Sage, is set in Providence, Rhode Island in the 1930s and 40s. On alternate Friday evenings, eight sisters meet to play bridge and gossip. The first act takes place in 1934; the second ten years later during a Halloween bridge party where each acts out her costume's persona. The emotionally distraught youngest, who does a hilarious Salome belly dance, has just gotten out of a sanitarium and knows that she must

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Cast Announcement: The Octette Bridge Club

Standing (l to r):  Karen Downs, Carina Grossman, Ben Ruderman, Carolyn Olsen, Caryn Backman, 
Cynthia Jones, Margaret Page
Sitting (l to r): Sandra Koops, Kimber Lundy



The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is pleased to announce the cast for the charming dramatic comedy, “The Octette Bridge Club”, written by P.J. Barry, and directed by Brenna Sage. On alternate Friday evenings, eight sisters meet to play bridge and gossip. The first act takes place in 1934; the second ten years later during a Halloween bridge party where each

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Cast Announcement: Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike



 Standing (l to r): Brianne Kephart, Jordan Wolfe, Joni Sauer-Folger, Anita O'Hagan
Front row (l to r): Sarah Edwards, Chris Chiola

TAPA is thrilled to announce the cast for the upcoming, Tony Award Winning play, “Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike”, written by Christopher Durang. Directed by Robert Buckingham, this comedy opens on middle-aged siblings, Vanya and Sonia, who share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a

Friday, May 27, 2016

Auditions: The Octette Bridge Club




Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) has announced open auditions for the sentimental comedy, “The Octette Bridge Club”, written by P.J. Barry, and directed by Brenna Sage. Set in Providence, R.I., the time is 1934, and Betsy is the youngest of eight grown sisters. All but one of them has a family of her own, but every other Friday night, the Donavan girls play bridge.
They don't just play bridge. In 1934 (Act I), they have their picture taken by a nice young man from the Providence Journal. In 1944 (Act II), they put on a little talent show for Halloween. As we all know, siblings can have personalities that run the gamut and this family is no exception.
Ten years have brought changes. Betsy has had a nervous breakdown--which nobody wants to discuss except Betsy. Martha, the oldest, can't hear half of what's going on, making it harder to intimidate the others. Mary, the shy one, has had a stroke. This is a charming play with roles for a variety of actresses.

TAPA is looking for eight (8) women, ranging in age from 30's to 60's, and one (1) young man (who only appears in the first scene) to fill the roles of this production. No previous acting experience is necessary! One of the sisters, Lil, the second to youngest must play piano and sing well, and at least one of the other sisters must play piano to accompany Lil on one song. 
Auditions will be held at the TAPA’s Barn Community Playhouse, located at 1204 Ivy Ave in Tillamook, on Saturday June 4th and Sunday June 5th, starting at 2:00 pm.
Performances will run August 26th – September 10th.

Auditions packets are available at here: The Octette Bridge Club Audition Packet
or by e-mailing TAPA at info@tillamooktheater.com.

TAPA is a non-profit community theater dedicated to providing high quality performing arts experiences through entertainment, education, and community participation.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Starlite Academy Theater Camp OPEN for registration



 
 
TAPA will be holding a summer theater camp for kids ages 8-13 the week of July 18th, with performances on July 23rd and 24th.

This year’s Starlite Children’s Academy will be directed by Lisa Greiner, TAPA Board Member and lifelong dancer. Students in the camp will attend a variety of theater classes and work on preparing this year's show! 

Cost is $25/student and registration is now open! Registration forms can be found here:  Starlite Academy Theater Camp Reg Form

Forms are accepted on a first come, first served basis, and space is limited.  Mail your form in soon to secure your student’s spot!