Open auditions for “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella”

What: Open auditions for Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella — With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. New Book by Douglas Carter Beane. Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Directed by Karen McCarty. When: 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21. Where: Pentacle Theatre lobby, 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22 about 6 miles…

The Great American Trailer Park Musical opens Sept. 6

An all-American musical odyssey through agoraphobia, adultery, hysterical pregnancy, strippers, huffing, electric chairs, flan, roadkill, toll collecting, spray cheese, guns and disco. But most of all, it’s a hilarious, heartfelt, raucous and racy piece of Americana about accepting who you are, how you got there and where you’re headed next and why. The story opens…

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…

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…

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,…

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…