Auditions for Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery, “The Mousetrap”

What: Open auditions for The Mousetrap, by Agatha Christie. Directed by David Cristobal, with assistant director Emma Thurston. When: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, July 31. Where: Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW. Off Highway 22 about 6 miles west of downtown Salem. Casting: Roles for five men and three women. Pentacle Theatre encourages…

Auditions for “A Pentacle Evening of Comedy”

What: A Pentacle Evening of Comedy open auditions for a showcase of monologues and scenes.  Directed by Heather Toller, assisted by the ‘What’s Next’ workgroup, and emceed by Tom Hewitt. This will be an in-person, outdoor event and will primarily consist of pieces that participants present during the auditions. When: The performance will be Aug.…

Our commitment to a safe return to live theater

The Pentacle Theatre Governing Board has three important priorities: the physical health and safety of our patrons and volunteers the financial health of the organization compliance with all applicable health and workplace safety requirements Naturally, the recent change in Polk County’s risk level from extreme to high has many of you excited to get right…

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…

STAR Initiative

March 5, 2020 To: The Pentacle Theatre Community From: Pentacle’s 2020 Governing Board and Executive Director Re: Our STAR initiative Last year, our governing board and executive director sat together to discuss how to respond to our volunteers’ evolving needs and expectations. We celebrated the fact that Pentacle provides a collaborative opportunity to create and…

Pentacle Theatre Bylaws (as amended Oct. 2020)

BYLAWS OF THE PENTACLE THEATRE REVISED Oct. 2020   ARTICLE I:  LOCATION The principal theatre of the corporation shall be at 324 52nd Ave NW, Salem, in Polk County, Oregon. Other offices and theatres may be located in such places as the Governing Board may, from time to time, determine.   ARTICLE II:  MEMBERSHIP Section…

Volunteer policies and guidelines

Pentacle Theatre is powered by volunteers. The Governing Board has adopted policies and guidelines to make the volunteer experience a safe and positive experience. Following these expectations protects you, your fellow volunteers and our theater. Anti-Harassment Policy – addresses bullying, intimidation and other unacceptable and unlawful behaviors from volunteers and staff. Revised June 24, 2019.…

Resources for directors

Thank you for taking on this important job. The resources provided below give you anytime access to materials developed over the years to bring consistency to our productions and to answer frequently asked questions. 2022 Director’s Handbook Resources Director’s Handbook (2022) Reimbursement Request (.xls) 2022 Calendar Casting Best Practices 2023 season selection documents 2023 calendar…