Audition for The Great American Trailer Park Musical June 15

What: Open auditions for The Great American Trailer Park Musical, with music and lyrics by David Nehls and book by Betsy Kelso. Directed by Jill Sorensen. When: 1 p.m., Saturday, June 15. Where: Pentacle Theatre 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22 About 6 miles west of downtown Salem, Oregon Casting: Five females, two males.…

Neil Simon’s comic fable, Fools, at Pentacle Theatre

Leon Tolchinsky has a problem like no other in Neil Simon’s comedy, Fools, opening at Pentacle Theatre May 24. Sure, Tolchinsky is ecstatic because he’s landed a terrific teaching job in the idyllic Ukrainian hamlet of Kulyenchikov. But everyone who lives there has been cursed with chronic stupidity for the last 200 years. Even worse,…

Open auditions for comic farce, Jest a Second!

What: Open auditions for Jest a Second!, a comedy written by James Sherman. Directed by Valerie Steele. When: 1 p.m., Saturday, May 18. Where: Pentacle Theatre 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22 About 6 miles west of downtown Salem, Oregon Casting: Four males, two females. For a full list of parts, genders and ages, please visit…

ABBA’s hit musical Mamma Mia! at Pentacle Theatre

SALEM—While “Dancing Queen” and “Waterloo” may have made the Swedish band ABBA a worldwide sensation from the mid-1970s through the early 80s, their award-winning Broadway musical Mamma Mia! has ensured them continuing fame. You can see ABBA’s Mamma Mia! live onstage at Pentacle Theatre March 1-23. An added performance on March 12 is a sing…

Comedy for adults: Distracted kicks off 2019 season Jan. 18

SALEM— Distracted, a comedic take on modern family life, kicks off the 2019 Pentacle Theatre season Jan 18. – Feb. 9. What’s wrong with 9-year-old Jesse? His teacher and parents aren’t really sure. He can’t sit still, he curses, he raps, and his teacher thinks it’s Attention Deficit Disorder. Dad says, “He’s just a boy!”…

OPEN Auditions for Mamma Mia! set for late December

What: Open auditions for the Broadway hit musical Mamma Mia! — Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson. Book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer. When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec 27. 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec 29. 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec 30. If you are unable to…

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jan. 4-6 at Elsinore Theatre

One of musical theater’s most popular and enduring Disney shows, The Little Mermaid, brings its charms to the Elsinore Theatre stage for a limited engagement Friday, Jan. 4 – Sunday, Jan. 6. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved tale, and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love…