APRIL 14 - 30, 2017
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history—a wound they don't want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
"The most richly enjoyable new play for grown-ups
that New York has known in many seasons… leaves
you feeling both moved and gratifyingly sated."
"Astutely drawn…juicy and surprising."
NY Daily News
"Spending time with these messed-up, complicated people is a genuine pleasure."
Rhodd Caldwell, Bonnie Ross, Linda Capshaw, Justin Atkins,
and Cathleen Hockman-Wert.
NEXT ON THE BOARDS ...
OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz
All performances take place at ...
THE NEWPORT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
777 W Olive Street, Newport, Oregon 97365
Box Office ...
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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
By Howard Ashman & Alan Menken
Directed by Melissa MacDonald
Music Direction by Howard Lackey
Show runs August 18 - September 3, 2017
Auditions January 28, 10am, at Dance & All That Jazz
ALL ROLES ARE OPEN
AUDREY: Poor self-worth and education, sweet and vulnerable demeanor. Female, 20-35 yrs old, Range: G#3 – D5
CRYSTAL, RONNETTE, CHIFFON: Greek Chorus-like vocalists. Young, hip, and smart. Female, 25-45 yrs old, Range: Ab3 – F5
MR. MUSHNIK: Owner of a failing East Side flower shop. Profit-driven, greedy, manipulative. Male, 45-70 yrs old, Range: G2 – F4
ORIN SCRIVELLO: Egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Male, 30-45 yrs old, Range: G2 – G4
SEYMOUR KRELBORN: Insecure clerk, hero. Genuine, well-meaning, poor social skills. Male, 25-40 yrs old, Range: A2 – G4
THE PLANT - AUDREY II: A conniving, street-smart plant with an appetite for human flesh.Male, 20-50 yrs old, Range: G2 – G4
(Note - Puppeteer and Vocalist/Actor to be auditioned separately)
OTHER ROLES: Other (smaller/chorus) roles may be available.
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
August 18 - September 3, 2017
By Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
Everyone's favorite carnivorous plant is headed to Newport! A maliciously mouthwatering musical masterpiece, directed by Melissa MacDonald. The Broadway and Hollywood smash hit sci-fi horror comedy rock musical, Little Shop Of Horrors, has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 delicious years. We're thrilled to bring one of the world's most popular shows to the Oregon Coast ... just in time for the total solar eclipse! Coincidence? You decide.
Directed by: Melissa MacDonald
Musical Direction by: Howard Lackey
Auditions January 28 & 29 at Dance & All That Jazz
24 HOUR THEATRE IV
Saturday, July 1, 2017
One night to write. One day to play.
24 Hour Theatre is BACK! Our fourth time hosting this magically insane experiment in live theater! Imagine the world premiere of five plays that weren’t even written the day before. That's what 24 Hour Theater is all about. We develop, write, rehearse, direct, and perform five new plays ... all in under 24 hours. Join us for the live performance on Saturday night, July 1st, at 8pm.
Production Coordinator: Darcy Hogan
Production Director: Melissa MacDonald
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 nearly forty years.
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.
by Jon Robin Baitz
Direced by Barbara Berge
24 HOUR THEATRE V
Saturday, December 16, 2017
A one VERY MERRY night to write. One VERY MERRY day to play.
Our fifth foray into the world of 24 Hour Theatre brings with it a fun and festive twist! Join us for our very first HOLIDAY THEMED 24 Hour Theatre! We're inviting five gifted writers to join us for this special event, which will feature live music and spectacular Holiday surprises!
Production Coordinator: Melissa MacDonald
Production Director: Darcy Hogan
Tickets for our productions can
be purchased at the box office of the
Newport Performing Arts Center ...
Call (541) 265-ARTS
Or visit them online, at
Or visit them in person during business hours at
777 West Olive Street in Newport, Oregon