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THE CHRISTMAS SHOW

Saturday, Dec. 21 - 7pm
Hosted by The Tequila Mockingbirds
 

It's the most wonderful night of the year! Join us for Christmas music, live theatre, special surprises, and of course - FREE HOT CHOCOLATE & CHRISTMAS COOKIES!

 

This year, as part of the show, we're thrilled
to present the Oregon premiere of... 

 

The Lutz Radio Theatre Christmas Show (of 1947)

 

...a hilarious and heartwarming Holiday treat directed by Cody Larsen and featuring Nikki Atkins, Jami Ivory, Jim Erickson, William Derek Webster, and Joshua Lawrence.
 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Click the link above to purchase online, or call 541-265-ARTS. Tickets also available in person at the Newport Performing Arts Center box office (777 W. Olive St, Newport)

THE CHRISTMAS SHOW

All performances take place at ...

THE NEWPORT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

777 W Olive Street, Newport, Oregon 97365

NEXT UP ...

The Curious Incident
of the Dog in the Night-Time
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed by Joshua Lawrence
 
AUDITIONS:
4:00 pm Sunday, June 21, 2020 
Newport Performing Arts Center

 

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

 

Roles:

Christopher Boone (15), Siobhan (30-40), 
Ed Boone (35-50),  Judy Boone (35-45),
Mrs. Shears/Others (40-55), Mr. Shears/Others (40-55),
Mrs. Alexander/Others (55-70), 
Reverend Peters/Others (40-60),
Policeman/Mr. Thompson/Others (25-40), 
No. 40/Punk Girl/Others (20-35)

AUDITIONS

LOCATION

Our Annual Holiday Celebration

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IN PERSON:    777 W. Olive Street, Newport

Red Octopus Theatre Company, a Non-Profit Organization, has been bringing the very best in comedy,
drama,classics, musicals, and original theatre to the beautiful Oregon Coast for more than forty years.
"Red Octopus Theatre Company is well known for edgy scripts, superior sets, technical expertise
and the highest caliber of actors on the Central Oregon Coast."
- Oregon Coast Today

In 1978, four actors from San Francisco headed North. They landed in Newport, Oregon, joined forces with local actors, and the rest is history ... with the group constantly expanding over the years to include hundreds of talented artists. Past performances were held in a variety of locations in Lincoln County: from local barns, to the Visitor Center of Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center and even the former Naterlin Center (now Newport’s City Hall). Our current home is in the Newport Performing Arts Center, built in Nye Beach in 1988

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Ron Miller, Duffy Lederman, Darcy Hogan, Melissa MacDonald, Stacy Fischer, Joshua Lawrence, Milo Graamans.

 

NEXT ON THE BOARDS:
ONE NIGHT ONLY...
The Christmas Show

An Annual Holiday Tradition!
Alice Silverman Theatre

 

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Saturday, December 21st

Hosted by: The Tequila Mockingbirds

 

Join us once again for the Most Wonderful Night of the Year! 

 

It's the most merriest celebration of all! Enjoy Holiday themed theatre, Christmas music (including "The Twelve Days of Newport"!), and of course... homemade Holiday cookies and hot chocolate!

 

This year, as part of the show, we're thrilled to present the Oregon premiere of... "The Lutz Radio Theatre Christmas Show (of 1947)" ...a hilarious and heartwarming Holiday treat directed by Cody Larsen and featuring Nikki Atkins, Jami Ivory, Jim Erickson, William Derek Webster, and Joshua Lawrence.

 

 

 

 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Curious Rock Musical

April 3 - 19, 2020
Alice Silverman Theatre

Written and Directed by Darcy Hogan
Compositions and Musical Direction by Milo Graamans

Inspired by the work of Lewis Carroll

 

Who are YOU? From the director who brought you 2018's wild and whimsical adaptation of  A Midsummer Night's Dream comes a brand new rock musical adaptation of Alice's Adventures Underground, inspired by the work of Lewis Carroll.  Join us for an incredible, innovative, magical, mystical, musical journey!

 

A world premiere production!

 

Learn more at 
AliceTheRockMusical.com

 

 

 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time*

October 16 - November 1, 2020
David Ogden Stiers Theatre

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed by Joshua Lawrence

 

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

 

Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play

 

"A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life."  - Evening Standard 

 

AUDITIONS:
4:00pm Sunday, June 21, 2020
Newport Performing Arts Center

 

* Rights Pending

We are proud to take part in Playwrights Welcome, which offers
available tickets to professional playwrights on the day of a performance, free of charge. 

Playwrights Welcome was developed by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts, and Rodgers and Hammerstein to provide free access to theatre for Dramatists Guild of America Members. We are invested in the success and artistic health of our industry’s writers and, by extension, the vibrancy of the American theatre. We’re also aware that attending theatre is an integral part of how writers learn their craft and grow as artists. Playwrights who wish to receive a complimentary ticket to one of our productions, through the Playwrights Welcome program, may request one at the box office on the day of the performance. Please note that writers must present their Dramatists Guild membership card when requesting a ticket, and tickets are subject to availability.

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In reference to our audition notices:

Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns, and you will see that in the descriptions we provide. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character, but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities.

Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns.