Performance History
 
 
 
 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

October 12 - 28, 2018

 

From the director who brought you 2015's wildly re-imagined version of The Taming of the Shrew, just in time for Halloween...

As a group of lovers escape into a forest of mischief and magic, the creatures of the night arise. What follows is a thrilling evening of enchantment, mayhem, and merriment... just in time for Halloween. Hogan infuses Shakespeare's timeless words with movement and music, for a wild and whimsical adventure you won't soon forget.

 

AUDITIONS: May 5, 2018 at the Newport Performing Arts Center
All roles are open. Scroll down for further information...

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

All performances take place at ...

THE NEWPORT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

777 W Olive Street, Newport, Oregon 97365

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakesepeare

Adapted by Darcy Hogan

 

Auditions Saturday, May 5th at 2pm at the
Newport Performing Arts Center.

 

Callbacks (by invitation only) Sunday, May 6th at 2pm. 

 

Rehearsals begin this summer. Production runs October 12-28, 2018 in the Alice Silverman Theater. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm, Sundays at 2pm. Note: one additional performance on Thursday, October 25th at 7:00pm.

 

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN

 

Click here to download the Audition Packet, containing character list, audition sides, audition forms, and more.

 

The director is looking for actors, vocalists, and dancers to help bring this spectacular re-imagining to life. Some roles require only acting, singing, or dancing, while others require a combination thereof. Click link above for details on what each role requires. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script and sing 10 seconds of their favorite 80’s song. You do not have to be well-versed in the works of Shakespeare to have a place in this production, but a love of 80's music will serve you well, as the production features original lyrics and arrangements inspired by the music of the 1980s.

 

Come play with us! Join us on Saturday, May 5th at 2pm for what is sure to be a lively and fun audition process. You may download and fill out the audition form in advance (link above) and bring it with you to auditions.

AUDITIONS

LOCATION

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

www.CoastArts.org

 

Or visit them in person during business hours at
777 West Olive Street in Newport, Oregon

TICKETS

By William Shakespeare
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.
"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:
Directed and Choreographed by Darcy Hogan
Musical Direction by Milo Graamans

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541-265-ARTS

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

October 12 - 28, 2018
Alice Silverman Theatre

By William Shakespeare
 

Director & Choreographer: Darcy Hogan

Music Director: Milo Graamans

 

From the Director who brought us 2015's wildly re-imagined version of
The Taming of The Shrew, get ready for a magical, musical night...

 

As a group of lovers escape into a forest of mischief and magic, the creatures of the night arise. What follows is a thrilling evening of enchantment, mayhem, and merriment... just in time for Halloween. Hogan infuses Shakespeare's timeless words with movement and music, for a wild and whimsical adventure you won't soon forget.

 

Auditions May 5, 2018

 

And in 2019, join us for a very colorful season...

 

The Violet Hour

March 1 - 17, 2019
Studio Theatre

By Richard Greenberg
Directed by Cody Larsen

In the spring of 1919, a fledgling publisher struggles to decide which work to choose as his imprint's first title. His difficult decision - whether to publish his lover's memoir or the novel written by his best friend - is further complicated by the arrival of a mysterious machine - a machine that produces pages predicting the future of the play's protagonists, affecting their lives and relationships in haunting and unexpected ways.
* Rights Pending

 

On Golden Pond

July 19 - August 4, 2019
Alice Silverman Theatre

By Ernest Thompson
Directed by Barbara Berge

 

Norman Thayer and his devoted, decade-younger wife, Ethel, have returned - as they always do - to the familiar tranquility of their summer home on Golden Pond in Maine. But when their daughter arrives with her fiancé and his son in tow, their solitude is interrupted. Heartwarming and humorous, On Golden Pond won three Tony Awards in its original Broadway run, and the 1981 film adaptation received 10 Oscar nominations.
* Rights Pending

 

The Woman in Black

October 11 - 31, 2019
Alice Silverman Theatre

By Stephen Mallatratt, Adapted from the novel by Susan Hill
Directed by Darcy Hogan

 

A play that has captivated audiences in London's West End for over 30 years is about to make the Oregon Coast a little uneasy! In the depths of an empty theatre, one man's desire to rid himself of a terrifying curse leads him to reveal a horrific story. As the border between reality and fantasy blurs, the terror starts… and the flesh begins to creep. Combination mystery and horror, with a frightening final twist, this is not a play to see alone!
* Rights Pending

 

 

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