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Are you just dying to scare the wits out of someone? Ever wondered what it is like to be a zombie, ghoul, ghost, psychotic killer or monster? Theatre in the Grove can make that happen. We are looking for volunteers to create our biggest and best HAUNTED THEATRE! That’s right, we need you.

WHAT WE NEED: Teenagers and adults to willing to dress up and scare people.

WHEN: Halloween (Friday, Oct. 31) from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. We’ll take a break from 6 to 7 and we’ll feed you! and Saturday, Nov. 1 from 7 until 10 p.m.

WHERE: Theatre in the Grove, 2028 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove.

INTERESTED? Please send an email to Please put “Haunted Theatre” in the subject line and let us know your availability.


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TITG - as you like it posterCheck out the great review of “As You Like It” on by clicking here.

Check out the great review of “As You Like It” on Westside Theatre Reviews by clicking here.


Orlando loves Rosalind (and isn’t afraid to say so with public displays of really bad poetry.)

Rosalind loves Orlando, but she’s dressed as a boy, so Phoebe thinks she loves her/him(?).

Silvius loves Phoebe (but no one’s really sure why) and Touchstone loves Audrey, who also loves him, but where does that leave William who loves her?

Did we mention Celia ends up in love with Oliver (who’s sort of the bad guy) while Duke Senior loves the woods, and Jaques just loves to be melancholy.

Confused? You won’t be! Directed by Pacific University graduate Gavin Knittle, this fun, fast paced, family friendly comedy will have audiences of all ages relishing the adventure, laughing hysterically and reveling in Shakespeare’s language.

Touchstone the clown (Zachary Centers) foolishly explains his idea of love to Rosalind (Kailea Saplan.)

Touchstone the clown (Zachary Centers) foolishly explains his idea of love to Rosalind (Kailea Saplan.)

The curtain time for evening performances is 7:30 on Fridays and Saturdays. Matinee performances

Jaques (Dusti Arab) delivers Shakespeare's famous "Seven ages of man" monologue .

Jaques (Dusti Arab) delivers Shakespeare’s famous “Seven ages of man” monologue .

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.

Celia (Alison Luey) reads a love letter from Orlando meant for Rosalind.

Celia (Alison Luey) reads a love letter from Orlando meant for Rosalind.

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BB JrTheatre in the Grove announces auditions for the musical BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. Directed by Donald Cleland. Auditions will be held at 6:30 p.m. on October 13 & 14 at the Theater, 2028 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove.

Auditions are open to young actors ages 8 to 18. No appointments necessary.

Acting auditions will consist of cold readings from the script after a little rehearsal. Monologues are encouraged, but not required.

No need to prepare a song for the auditions. The musical director will be teaching the same song for everyone.

Be prepared to move, demonstrate flexibility, learn and perform a short dance combination.

Callbacks will be October 15. All parts are volunteer.

Rehearsals will begin October 20 with a mandatory parent/crew/cast meeting. Rehearsals will be Mondays through Thursdays.

The production opens January 16 and runs for two weekends. All performers must be willing to miss three days of school between the two weekends as the show is performed for school children during the day.

There will be no mandatory rehearsals during Christmas Break.

For more information contact the director, Donald Cleland at

The speaking roles are:
Silly Girls
Mrs. Potts
Madame de la Grande Bouche
Various Chorus Parts

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Shrek –Tristan Stewart
Princess Fiona — Michelle Bahr
Donkey — James Grimes
Lord Farquaad — Dan Bahr
Dragon — Erin Zelazny
Gingy — Breanna Grimes
Pinocchio — Jeremiah Stephens
Little Shrek — Quinten VanDyke
Young Fiona — Ella Brandenburg
Teen Fiona — Athena VanDyke
Pied Piper — Kassie Switzer

Fairy Tale Characters, Castle Dwellers, Village People, Knights, Guards,
Ogre Family Members, Rats, Blind Mice and more:

Carter Bennett, Valerie Bennett, Zak Campbell, Ainsley Campista,
Abby Cogswell, Clinton Cogswell, Leslie Collins, Violet Crain,
Susan Dieter-Robinson, Danae Dorn, Keona Dorn, Aubrey Fleming,
Denise Giesbers, Carole Golart, Emily Gothard, Deborah Grimes,
Daniel Howarth, Madison Howarth, Melissa Howarth, Will Howarth,
Joshua Jones, Livia Koh, Natasha Kujawa, Tony Laundrie,
Matt Lowther, Sean McNicholas, Chase Myrick, Steven Nice,
Maille O’Brien, Tom Robinson, Sam Ruder, Lyla Salter,
Violet Siebert, Nina Skeele, Riley Schmidt, Jessica Stephens,
Irene VanDyke, Mason Walters, Lily Weil-Pourfard

Thank you to all that auditioned — I wish I could have cast everyone!   

Jeanna Van Dyke


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