Leading Ladies opens May 26

SALEM—Leading Ladies, a rollicking cross-dressing farce by Ken Ludwig, opens May 26 at the Pentacle Theatre. In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the…

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Pentacle Theatre’s first Community Forum

Join us April 25 for Pentacle Theatre’s first Community Forum Here at Pentacle Theatre, we like to think of our community as our tribe. It’s where all of us collectively can share ideas, offer opinions, ask questions and enjoy spirited discussions about local theater. And YOU are part of our community – whether you’re a…

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A video look behind the scenes in the latest newsletter

This short video gives you a little insight into how the new light board – possible through your generous donations and grants – is bringing director Geri Sander’s and production director Tony Zandol’s vision for this audience-pleasing production to life. Watch the video and read the rest of our newsletter here.

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Volunteer Spotlight on Michael McIntosh, Sound Chair

What was your first connection to Pentacle Theatre? I had been working at Brownell Sound in Portland since 1992, and one of our installers was Dan Hallberg. I knew Dan was involved with Pentacle, but I never gave it much thought. At some point though, Dan gave me a call, as he was in need…

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David Ballantyne honored at regional one-act competition

David Ballantyne received the American Association of Community Theatre’s Region IX honor for outstanding performance by an actor for his portrayal of Jerry in Pentacle Theatre’s production of The Zoo Story. Thanks to generous support from the Pentacle Theatre community, The Zoo Story production team was able to travel to Boise to compete. “I’m very honored and humbled…

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Jesus Christ Superstar opens April 14

Enjoy this thought-provoking rock musical set in modern times that originally appeared on Broadway in the early 1970s and is loosely based on the Gospels’ account of the last week of Jesus’s life. Set in modern times, Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of the last seven days of Jesus Christ’s life. Contemporary language, slang, costumes,…

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Our latest newsletter: Pentacle Theatre moves onto regional AACTOneActFest

Pentacle Theatre’s production of The Zoo Story won the Outstanding Performance award at the Oregon Community Theatre Alliance one-act competition Saturday during the Cherry Blossom Theatre Festival. Adjudicators’ reactions: “Moving.” “Authentic.” “Genuine.” “Moments of laughter and heartbreak.” “A realistic examination of friendship and human connection.” Read the whole newsletter. 

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Spamalot auditions coming May 20

When: Saturday May 20, 2017 @ 1 p.m. Where: Pentacle Theatre Lobby, 324 52nd Ave. NW, Salem 97304 (NOTE: This is NOT the downtown ticket office) Things you should bring/do: Prepare a song from a Broadway musical that best fits and showcases your vocal range.  Limit your selection to 1 minute (about 32 bars).  Best…

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? auditions set for April 8

Pentacle Theatre will cast four talented, fearless, creative actors for the summer production of Edward Albee’s Tony Award-winning drama, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? This is a rare opportunity to appear in Albee’s classic American masterpiece. During a late night of post-party “Fun and Games” with burnt out college professor George and his sharp-tongued wife,…

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