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…

Pentacle mixes Southern comedy, drama in Yellow

SALEM—The Westmorelands of Vicksburg, Mississippi, are the perfect family—or so it seems—in Yellow, onstage April 12-May 4 at Salem’s Pentacle Theatre While playwright Del Shores is best known for Southern comedies such as Daddy’s Dyin’: Who’s Got the Will? and Sordid Lives, he skillfully mixes comedy with family drama in Yellow. Bobby Westmoreland and his…

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…