COVID-19 Audience Update #6

April 21, 2020 I keep hoping that I’ll be writing you, our dear Pentacle donors and patrons, with better news. As Western governors unite in their planning for when the states will open for business, one thing has become very clear: there is no certainty about when theaters will be able to resume rehearsing and…

COVID-19 Audience Update #5

Again, the Pentacle Theatre Governing Board has met and discussed the rapidly evolving status of the coronavirus pandemic. Pentacle Theatre is committed to helping reduce the spread of this virus through compliance with Governor Brown’s executive order. The board has taken several actions to reduce the risk to our staff, volunteers and patrons. Those actions…

COVID-19 Audience Update #4

March 16, 2020 Last night, the Pentacle Theatre Governing Board met and discussed the rapidly evolving status of the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued interim guidance regarding large gatherings: “… CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the…

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,…

Auditions for Pulitzer Prize-winning “Rabbit Hole” Feb. 1

What: Open auditions for Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Jo Dodge. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, this drama explores grief, family, forgiveness and love. When: 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1. Where: Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW — located off Highway 22, about 6 miles west of downtown Salem, Oregon. Casting: Actors…

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…