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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Emma’s Child opens March 3 at Pentacle Theatre

Emma’s Child, a beautiful drama about a woman’s attachment to the child she had hoped to adopt, opens March 3 at the Pentacle Theatre. Emma’s Child tells the story of Jean and Henry Farrell, a childless couple who decide to adopt the baby of young birth mother Emma. To help Jean as she’s waiting for…

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Open auditions for Leading Ladies

What: Open auditions for Leading Ladies, written by Ken Ludwig. When: 1 p.m., Saturday, March 11. Where: Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22. About 6 miles west of downtown Salem, Oregon. Casting:Three women, five men. For a full list of parts, genders and ages, please see below, or visit the Pentacle Theatre…

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Jesus Christ Superstar cast announced

Jesus- Brian Smith Judas- Jeff Sanders Mary- Lise Shearer Pilate- Isaiah Burrell Caiaphas – Lance Nuttman Annas- Ty Hendrix Peter- Brett Hochstetler Simon Zealots – Adam Anderson Herod – Kevin Hamler-Dupras Ensemble: Karl Anderson, Lauren Alexander, Ian Barth, Emma Blanco, Alan Cheshire, Claire Clubb, Lauren Donovan, Zoey Hock, Ellie Knoll, Amanda Konstantin, Sarah Landstrom, Emily…

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Pentacle Theatre to hold open auditions for Jesus Christ Superstar

  What:              Auditions for Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. When:              1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. Where:            Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22 about 6 miles west of downtown Salem. Casting:           16+ men; 10 women.   Things to know:  Please arrive promptly by 1 p.m.…

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