COVID-19 audience update #3

March 13-15 performances of “The Cake” canceled Last night, the Pentacle Theatre Governing Board met and discussed the rapidly evolving status of the coronavirus pandemic.The board has decided to cancel the March 13 to 15 performances of The Cake and will assess the rest of the run on March 16. This decision reflects recent determinations by other…

COVID-19 Audience Update #2

COVID-19 audience update #2 March 12, 2020 To Pentacle Theatre’s valued patrons and community members, The safety of our patrons, volunteers and staff is a top priority. We are monitoring the evolving Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation closely, and we will be following the protocols recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO),…

Open auditions for “She Kills Monsters” April 25

What: Open auditions for She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition, by Qui Nguyen. Directed by MaryKate Lindbeck. A comic exploration of the assumptions we make about the people we love, and the monsters we must face, inside and out. When: 1 p.m., Saturday, April 25. Where: Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW — located off Highway…

Open auditions for Stephen Sondheim’s Company

What: Open auditions for Company, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. Directed at Pentacle Theatre by Chris Fletcher. When: 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. Where: Pentacle Theatre lobby, 324 52nd Avenue NW, Salem, Oregon Casting Call: Casting actors of all abilities, genders and ethnicities for the following roles: Robert,…

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express opens Jan. 17

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express opens at Salem’s Pentacle Theatre Jan. 17 and runs through Feb. 8. It’s a winter night in 1934 and on the first-class coach of the famous Orient Express train, its passengers are snowbound on a mountain pass in Yugoslavia. By morning, an unlikeable American businessman is found dead…

Tony-nominated “Mothers and Sons” opens Oct. 18 – with special exhibit of AIDS Memorial Quilt

Mothers and Sons a modern drama by playwright Terrence McNally, opens at Pentacle Theatre Oct. 18 and runs through Nov. 9. At turns both funny and powerful, Mothers and Sons portrays a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son’s partner, who now is married to another man…

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…