The Great American Trailer Park Musical opens Sept. 6

An all-American musical odyssey through agoraphobia, adultery, hysterical pregnancy, strippers, huffing, electric chairs, flan, roadkill, toll collecting, spray cheese, guns and disco. But most of all, it’s a hilarious, heartfelt, raucous and racy piece of Americana about accepting who you are, how you got there and where you’re headed next and why. The story opens…

2019 Audio Campaign: A letter from Don Rogers

Pentacle Theatre needs new sound equipment, and we’re hoping you can help.             Picture this. It’s the 1990s. I was the Technical Director of Sound at Warner Bros. Studios on three movies, Big, Beetlejuice and The Bodyguard. I carried a pager and a flip phone and right about that time, the latest sound equipment had…

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,…

2019 Pentacle Theatre Season Announced

SALEM—From mermaids to Broadway flops that go hilariously awry, and from trailer parks to contemporary American dramas, Pentacle Theatre’s 2019 season promises to thrill, delight and challenge audiences with its selection of eight shows plus its annual fundraiser special. Pentacle Theatre’s Jan. 4-6 fundraiser show will once again be presented at The Elsinore Theatre in…

The Elephant Man opens April 13

Contact: Lisa Joyce, 503-485-4300, lisa@pentacletheatre.org SALEM—The Elephant Man, Bernard Pomerance’s story of John Merrick’s journey from a sideshow freak to become a celebrated member of Victorian London’s high society, opens April 13 at Pentacle Theatre. The Elephant Man is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the…

Jobs at Pentacle Theatre

Become a part of one of Oregon’s oldest community theaters For 65 continuous years, Pentacle – Salem’s premiere community theater – has been an artistic treasure in the Mid-Willamette Valley. It is powered by hundreds of volunteers who ensure that its eight yearly productions impact thousands of patrons who enjoy its dramas, comedies, and musicals.…