Open Auditions for Ages 13 thru mid-20s!

Open Auditions for Ages 13 thru mid-20s

The Mystery of the Kitchen Table
Teen/Young Adult Show

Written by Michael Wood and Emily Wood

Directed by Michael Wood

This story is written in the tradition of the great parlor mysteries –
the story spans almost one hundred years,
with murder mysteries to be solved in 1921, 1961 and 2014,
all centered on the classic Winthorpe Mansion.

What mystery does the house
– and its antique mahogany kitchen table — have to share?

The ensemble cast provides a variety of roles for both males and females — all those aged 13 through mid-20s are welcome to audition.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

The show will run weekends from Friday, November 7 thru Sunday, November 23.

Auditions: August 20 and 21 at 6 pm and August 23 at 1 pm
at Brush Creek Playhouse.

“Prunella” runs through August 24

Brush Creek’s annual summer melodrama, Prunella in the Springs, continues to serve up the wild doings at the Marquam Saloon and Gamboling House through Sunday August 24.

Performances are 7 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 pm on Sundays. Tickets are $10 each ($8 for seniors 60 and over, children under 12, and students with ID) and can be purchased in advance at Runaway Art & Craft Studio on Commercial Street in downtown Salem or at Books-N-Time on Water Street in downtown Silverton. They also are available at the door beginning 30 minutes before each performance.

And hey, Brush Creek now has A/C! Come check it out!

Contact Michael Wood at 503-508-3682 for more information.

“Prunella in the Springs” to Open Friday, August 8

This year’s offering for Brush Creek’s annual melodrama is “Prunella in the Springs,” written by Shannon Copeland and Janet Carter. Director Norman Gouveia gives us the following “lowdown” on the show:

“Eeeevvvelll Slick Slimeball (boo! hiss!) wants to get his hands on the mineral springs that belongs to Mrs. Purity Goodheart & her lovely, innocent daughter, Prunella (aahhhh!).

“Slimeball has a plan to turn Hubbard into the Mecca of the Mid-Willamette Valley. He has a dupe, Poindexter, and a secret wife in Scarlet Bareall, the proprietress of the Marquam Saloon & Gamboling House. Helping Prunella is our hero, Chester A. Bighunk, who is loyal and kind and good (aahhh!). Will Slick’s plan fail? Will he get the Springs? Only the piano player, Willamette Willy, who has a secret past, knows—–or DOES he????”

Come join the fun!

The show will open Friday, August 8 and run three weekends before closing on Sunday August 24. Performances are 7 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings and 2 pm on Sunday afternoons.

Tickets are $10 ($8 for children under 12, seniors 60 and over, and students with ID). They can be purchased in advance at Runaway Art & Craft Studio (311 NE Commercial, 503-881-6270) in downtown Salem or at Books-N-Time (210 N Water St, Suite B, 503-874-4311) in downtown Silverton. They also will be available at the door 30 minutes before each performance.

Further Auditions for Melodrama “Prunella” — June 28 and 29

Brush Creek is casting our annual melodrama — further auditions for “Prunella of the Springs” will be held at the theater on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29. Auditions begin both days at 1 pm.

Rehearsals begin will begin Monday, July 14 and the show will open on Friday August 8 and run for three weekends (with performances Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons).

This is an original melodrama, written by Shannon Copeland and & Janet Carter. Director Norman Gouveia gives us the following “lowdown” on the show:

“Eeeevvvelll Slick Slimeball wants to get his hands on the mineral springs that belongs to Mrs Purity Goodheart & her lovely, innocent daughter, Prunella. He has a plan to turn Hubbard into the Mecca of the Mid-Willamette Valley. He has a dupe, Poindexter & a secret wife in Scarlet Bareall, the proprietress of the Marquam Saloon & Gamboling House. Helping Prunella is our hero, Chester A. Bighunk, who is loyal and kind and good. Will Slick’s plan fail? Will he get the Springs? Only the piano player, Willamette Willy, who has a secret past, knows—–or DOES he????”

Come join the fun!

 

Brush Creek is casting “Prunella of the Springs” June 15 and 16

Brush Creek is casting our annual melodrama — open auditions for “Prunella of the Springs” will be held at the theater on Sunday (June 15) at 5 pm (giving you just the time you need to attend the matinee for “Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?”) and Monday (June16) at 6:30.

Rehearsals begin will begin Monday, July 14 and the show will open on Friday August 8 and run for three weekends (with performances Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons).

This is an original melodrama, written by Shannon Copeland and & Janet Carter. Director Norman Gouveia gives us the following “lowdown” on the show:

“Eeeevvvelll Slick Slimeball wants to get his hands on the mineral springs that belongs to Mrs Purity Goodheart & her lovely, innocent daughter, Prunella. He has a plan to turn Hubbard into the Mecca of the Mid-Willamette Valley. He has a dupe, Poindexter & a secret wife in Scarlet Bareall, the proprietress of the Marquam Saloon & Gamboling House. Helping Prunella is our hero, Chester A. Bighunk, who is loyal and kind and good. Will Slick’s plan fail? Will he get the Springs? Only the piano player, Willamette Willy, who has a secret past, knows—–or DOES he????”

Come join the fun!

“Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?” Runs Thru Sunday, June 22

Brush Creek brings 1980s Broadway comedy to the local stage

Del Shores quirky family comedy, Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will? opened at Brush Creek Playhouse Friday, June 6 and will run until Sunday, June 22, with three performances each weekend.

The occasionally off-color comedy explores the relationships among a family that has grown apart but is brought together – in more ways than one – by the approaching death of the family patriarch. The various members of the Turnover family wants their father’s love – but they’ll settle for his money. The original play inspired a 1990 movie starring Beau Bridges, Tess Harper and Judge Reinhold, among others.

Brush Creek’s production is directed by BCP veteran Linda Zellner, who completed the children & youth production of The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty a few months ago. “Directing adults is a bit different from directing children,” she said. Her cast – like Brush Creek’s recent production of the female version of The Odd Couple, includes a mix of Brush Creek veterans and newcomers. Zellner loves the play’s humor, although she cautions that some of the language may be off-putting for parents of younger children.

The performances will be at 7 pm Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 pm Sundays. Tickets — $10 for adults and $8 for children, seniors and students with ID – will be available at Brush Creek’s two ticket locations: Books-N-Time on Water Street in downtown Silverton and Runaway Art & Craft Studio on Commercial Street in downtown Salem. They also can be purchased at the door 30 minutes before each performance. More information is also available by calling Michael Wood at 503-508-3682.

The playhouse is located at 11535 Silverton Road, the intersection of Silverton and Brush Creek Roads, between Silverton and Salem. In spite of the Silverton Road address, the theater’s parking lot is entered from Brush Creek Road.

The cast of the show is listed below:

Thia Evans                                           Sara Lee Turnover

Kim Garibay                                        Lurlene Turnover Rogers

Christine Stimson                                Mama Wheelis

Suzy Wilder                                         Evalita Turnover

Steven Falkenstein                              Harmony Rhodes

John Sams (June 6, 7, 8, 20, 21, 22)    Buford “Daddy” Turnover Michael Wood (June 13, 14, 15)

Richard Stimson                                  Orville Turnover

Kassandra Perkins                               Marlene Turnover

Auditions for “Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will”

Open Auditions for

 Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will

 By Del Shores

Directed by Linda Zellner

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

April 14 and 15 at 7 PM at Brush Creek Playhouse

For more information contact Linda at 503-703-2826

Characters:

SARA LEE TURNOVER, upper 30s. Town beautician. Single and lives at home. Strong-willed and has a wonderful sense of humor.

LURLENE TURNOVER ROGERS, early 40s. A preacher’s wife and elementary school teacher. Attractive, stylish, very Christian — but she has a bite.

EVALITA TURNOVER, mid 30s. Six-times married, loves to shock her family. She was a beauty-and still is from a distance. Has a worn look about her. A wounded soul.

HARMONY RHODES, mid 30s, Evalita’s latest fiance. A musician and vegetarian. Attractive, tan, off-beat, long curly hair. Looks like Jesus with earrings. Has a past.

ORVILLE TURNOVER, upper 30s. Fat, abusive, unhappy and mean. A redneck trash collector.

BUFORD “DADDY” TURNOVER, 67, the father. A stroke victim. Partially paralyzed on his left side, but can walk with a slight limp. Has occasional moments of coherency.

MARLENE TURNOVER, 36, Orville’s wife. Temporarily overweight. A constant victim of Orville’s abuse. However, losing sixty-two pounds can boost a girl’s confidence.

MAMA WHEELIS, 80, the Marlene’s mother. She’s feisty, speaks her mind, and rules the household.

Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple – the Female Version comes to Brush Creek’s stage April 11-27

Neil Simon’s 1980s reworking of his own classic play, The Odd Couple—the Female Version, provides will open at Brush Creek Playhouse beginning Friday, April 11 and run until Sunday, April 27, with three performances each weekend.

Norman Gouveia, Jr. directs the play, the third time the veteran director has put the show on during his decades long history with Brush Creek. Gouveia is excited by the cast he has assembled for this production, which he describes as a “wonderful mix” of talented newcomers and Brush Creek veterans. Gouveia notes that several of the cast are parents of young Brush Creek actors who appeared in the recent children & youth production of The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty.

“This play has been one of my favorites over the last 25 years,” Gouveia said, and he hopes to share that enjoyment with those who come to see the show.  “Neil Simon has had a golden touch with comedies. These six ladies and two men mine that gold throughout the play.”

The performances will be at 7 pm Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 pm Sundays. Tickets — $10 for adults and $8 for children, seniors and students with ID – will be available at Brush Creek’s two ticket locations: Books-N-Time on Water Street in downtown Silverton and Runaway Art & Craft Studio on Commercial Street in downtown Salem. They also can be purchased at the door 30 minutes before each performance. More information is also available by calling Michael Wood at 503-508-3682.

The playhouse is located at 11535 Silverton Road, the intersection of Silverton and Brush Creek Roads, between Silverton and Salem. In spite of the Silverton Road address, the parking lot is entered from Brush Creek Road. 

CAST LIST

Thia Evans                               Sylvie

Sharon Jensen-Messman        Vera

Raenna O’Connor                   Renee

Kelly Lazar                               Florence

Kassandra Perkins                   Olive

Shannon Copeland                  Manolo

Tavis Evans                              Jesus

Gwen Bergenstock                  Mickey