Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Announcing "Moonglow" Cast

Back row: Gary Barclay, Rikki Reid, Lora Ressler
Front row: Kiel Kellow, Bill Pickney, Carly Persons, Sue Wilson

 We are excited to announce, along with sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, the cast of the upcoming heartwarming comedy “Moonglow”, written by Kim Carney, and directed by Ann Harper.

“Moonglow” follows Maxine, a feisty, bitter Alzheimer's victim who doesn't want to move into a nursing facility. But when she meets Joe, a widower who shares her love for dance, her outlook begins to change. Although the two clash when lucid, their hazy memories overlap, and they begin an affair that rejuvenates and fulfills them. But can these lovers - played simultaneously

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

We are looking for next season's play proposals!

TAPA is seeking show submissions from directors for their 2018/2019 theater season, which runs October 2018-September 2019. Deadline for submissions is April 14, 2018.

If you are interested in directing but don’t have a specific show in mind, please let us know, we can help you find the right script!

As always, TAPA is looking for a balanced season with some classics, comedies, and dramas.
The submission form can be filled out and submitted a variety of ways.
  • An online submission form

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Summer Theater Camp Accepting Applications

The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) will be holding their annual summer theater camp for students ages 11-14, the week of June 18th, with performances on June 22nd & 23rd. There are spots for 13 students and registration forms are due April 1st.

This year’s Starlite Theater Camp will be directed by Diane Cross, a current TAPA Board Member. 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 Registration Form, or by emailing

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! Forms are due April 1st.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

"Suitehearts" opens March 9th

Kelli McMellon, Rodney Dahl, Mallary Josi, Jeremy Gilhousen, and Mike Critelli in "Suitehearts"
We are excited to announce the cast of the upcoming comedy “Suitehearts”, written by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, the creative team behind many hit plays and TV sitcoms. Directed by Chris Chiola and produced by Diane Cross, this production also serves as a fundraiser for the Tillamook Animal Shelter and United Paws of Tillamook. $1.00 from every ticket will be split and donated to these organizations that benefit the safety and welfare of animals in Tillamook County. There will be other opportunities to donate to these organizations, as well as information on their mission, in the lobby of the Barn Community Playhouse during the run of the show.

The cast of “Suitehearts” includes TAPA veterans Kelli McMellon and Jeremy Gilhousen. Mallary Josi and Rod Dahl return to the stage after appearing together in TAPA’s fall comedy, “Money Matters”. And making his stage debut is Mike Critelli. 

The show starts with newlyweds Timothy (Gilhousen) and Elizabeth Taylor (Josi) being taken

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Auditions: Moonglow

TAPA is holding open auditions for the production “Moonglow” written by Kim Carney and directed by Ann Harper.  "Moonglow" is the story of feisty Maxine and widower Joe as they and their children live through a year of fading reality. Memories and their present circumstance intertwine in this account of life in an adult care facility. Several points of view on aging and dementia are presented. Popular music of the 1930s and 40s will be highlighted.
We are looking for four women and three men to fill the roles of this production. One male and one female are over age 60, one male and one female are 35-60, one male and one female are 18-30 (some dancing will be required of these two), and one female is 25-50. No previous acting experience is necessary, although a willingness to work together and learn is highly encouraged.
Auditions will be held at the Oregon Coast Dance Center at 106 Main Avenue in Tillamook on Saturday February 24th and Sunday February 25th starting at 3:00pm.

Performances will run May 4 through May 20.

Auditions packets are available here: Moonglow Audition Packet or by e-mailing TAPA at Packets will also be available at the audition site. 

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

Friday, January 5, 2018

"The Edge of Darkness" opens January 12th

                                                                      The cast of "The Edge of Darkness"
                                                         From l to r: Kevin Josi, Kari Fleisher, Scott Malmquist
                                                                                        Trish Bush, Robyn Eley

“The Edge of Darkness” sounds like a pretty ominous title for a play, until you find out it’s a psychological thriller written by the talented Brian Clemens. Directed by Steele Fleisher this can’t-miss production opens January 12th and runs through January 27th.

This dark and sinister thriller is set in the early days of the 1900s, with a daughter who has amnesia and a fear of knives and silver bells…but why? Who is the mysterious handyman, what secrets are the parents hiding, and why does the young woman sleepwalk...while talking fluent Russian? From an expert at the art of thriller writing with over fifty years of screenwriting experience...this is excellent entertainment for the dark winter nights of January!

 “The Edge of Darkness” opens January 12th  with a Gala Celebration, and runs through January 27th. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:00 pm, Sunday shows start at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $15/person and available at Diamond Art Jewelers, 503-842-7940. For more information, email or find us on Facebook.

Celebrating over 35 years in Tillamook, 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 1204 Ivy St, on the corner of 12th and Ivy, adjacent to Les Schwab Tires.