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Spitfire Poster13a 12-01-2014-1Read the review of “The Spitfire Fire” on Westside Theatre Reviews by clicking here.

Read the preview of “The Spitfire Grill” on Oregon by clicking here.

This critically acclaimed contemporary musical, directed by TITG veteran Darren Hurley, follows a feisty parolee following her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

Percy (Jessica Reed, from left), Hannah (Jeanna VanDyke), and Shelby (Jennifer Yamashiro) enjoy a laugh while poring over raffle entries.

Percy (Jessica Reed, from left), Hannah (Jeanna VanDyke), and Shelby (Jennifer Yamashiro) enjoy a laugh while poring over raffle entries.

Performance dates for THE SPITFIRE GRILL are Feb. 27 thru March 15.

The curtain time for evening performances is 7:30 on Fridays and Saturdays. Matinee performances are at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoons.

Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors (60 and over) and youths (17 and under).

The box office is open on Wednesdays 4 to 6 p.m. and one hour before each performance.

Tickets may be purchased online anytime by clicking on the link below.


Shelby (Jennifer Yamashiro, left) is explaining to Percy (Jessica Reed, left), about Hannah's son, Eli.

Shelby (Jennifer Yamashiro, left) explains to Percy (Jessica Reed, left), about Hannah’s son, Eli.


Percy Talbot – Jessica Reed
Joe Sutter – Justin Canfield
Hannah Ferguson – Jeanna VanDyke
Effy Krayneck – Melanie Shaw
Caleb Thorpe – James Grimes
Shelby Thorpe – Jennifer Yamashiro
The Visitor – Thomas Robinson
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Theatre in the Grove will hold auditions for their spring production “Mama Won’t Fly” at 7 p.m. on March 9 and 10 at Theatre in the Grove, 2028 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove.

All roles are open. No prior acting experience is necessary. All roles are volunteer.

“Mama Won’t Fly” was written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten (the same team that brought us “The Dixie Swim Club”) and will be directed by Jeanna Van Dyke and Susan Dieter-Robinson.

“Mama won’t Fly” will be performed May 29,30,31 and June 5,6,7,12,13,14.

The show is an outrageously hilarious race to get Norleen Sprunt from Alabama to her son’s wedding in California–without taking air transportation. Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her Mama to her brother’s wedding in only four days! Hayley Quinn, Norleen’s future daughter-in-law, arrives unannounced to join in the road trip as a perfect way to bond with her new family members. Every conceivable—and inconceivable—mishap occurs along the way. The three women meet a slew of unforgettable characters and learn a lot about each other along the way. This ferociously funny comedy will have you laughing your way across the country and all the way down the aisle!

The show has a flexible cast size and can be produced with as few as 2 men and 6 women with actors portraying 24 total roles with ages ranging from 20 to 99. The cast consists of 3 major female characters—Norleen, Savannah, and Hayley—the Mama, the daughter, and the soon-to-be daughter-in-law.

For more information, call 503-359-5349.

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Announces exciting news for young actors!

(and want-to-be actors!)  

Spring Break 2015 Theatre Camp!

 Open to actors age 8 to 16

March 23-27, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Camp Instructors: Adam Borrego and Jeanna Van Dyke

 To sign up, send an e-mail to

Camp is limited to the first 20 confirmed applicants.

Snacks will be provided, lunch is brown bag


For further information, call Jeanna Van Dyke at 503-359-5349

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Give to Theatre in the Grove while you shop!

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in the Northwest, based on where their customers tell them to give. We know a lot of you shop at Fred’s — what a great way to give back!

Here’s how the program works:

1. Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Theatre in the Grove online here. Our non-profit number is 87984.

2. After you link your card to Theatre in the Grove, every time you shop or purchase gas from any Fred Meyers, you are also supporting TITG! You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates.

3. Questions? Need to sign up for a Fred Meyer Reward card? You can do so here. Or visit any Customer Service Desk at any Fred Meyer store to sign up for a card.

Your support helps Theatre in the Grove bring vibrant live theatre to the audiences of Western Washington County.

Thank you for shopping and donating!

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