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,…

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…

Pentacle Theatre to hold open auditions for Yellow

What: Open auditions for Yellow, written by Del Shores. Directed by Heather Dunkin Toller. When: 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9. Where: Pentacle Theatre 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22 About 6 miles west of downtown Salem, Oregon Casting: Three adults and three teens. For a full list of parts, genders and ages, please scroll…

Comedy for adults: Distracted kicks off 2019 season Jan. 18

SALEM— Distracted, a comedic take on modern family life, kicks off the 2019 Pentacle Theatre season Jan 18. – Feb. 9. What’s wrong with 9-year-old Jesse? His teacher and parents aren’t really sure. He can’t sit still, he curses, he raps, and his teacher thinks it’s Attention Deficit Disorder. Dad says, “He’s just a boy!”…