Don’t miss auditions for holiday comedy Dashing Through the Snow Sept. 14

What: Open auditions for Dashing Through the Snow a crazy holiday comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. Directed by Deborah Johansen. When: 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14. Where: Pentacle Theatre 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22 About 6 miles west of downtown Salem, Oregon. Casting: Two men, six women, able to…

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…

Auditions for Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally

What: Open auditions for Mothers and Sons, a drama by Terrence McNally. Directed by Jo Dodge. When: 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10. Where: Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22. About 6 miles west of downtown Salem, Oregon Casting: One adult female, two adult males, one young male. For a full list of…

Rollicking farce, “Jest a Second!,” opens July 26

Who doesn’t love a high comedy with a man in drag? Theater and film are replete with great comedies featuring cross-dressing characters. Think Tootsie or Charlie’s Aunt or many a Shakespeare play, and of course, Monte Python’s Flying Circus. In this long tradition of madcap character-in-drag farces, Pentacle Theatre’s summer comedy, Jest a Second!, opens…

Audition for The Great American Trailer Park Musical June 15

What: Open auditions for The Great American Trailer Park Musical, with music and lyrics by David Nehls and book by Betsy Kelso. Directed by Jill Sorensen. When: 1 p.m., Saturday, June 15. Where: Pentacle Theatre 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22 About 6 miles west of downtown Salem, Oregon Casting: Five females, two males.…

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,…