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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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If you haven’t signed up for a CAST Playhouse, you must do so before June 1 to guarantee getting into one of the three productions. Any acceptance into the program after that date is at the discretion of the director.

To sign up for a CAST Playhouse, click on the link below.


2014 CAST Summer Playhouse

CAST Playhouse is in its fifth year and provides a free opportunity for the young to be involved in an educational theatrical production. This year, the playhouse will feature two musicals, one for children from age 6 to 12, and one for teens, as well as one non-musical play.

No audition is necessary, children need only register.

For more information for the CAST Playhouses, call 503-359-5349.

To register for the CAST Playhouses, please click here.


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 2014 CAST Summer Camps

“I’ve always believed the stage to be the perfect ‘play’ ground for the imagination!”
Jeanna Van Dyke, Director of CAST

Started by Don Cleland, Theatre In The Grove’s Summer theatre camps have been serving young actors for over 25 years. The students meet for three and one half hours each day for two weeks. During that time, the actors will be exploring the art of the stage through theatre games, exercises and improvisation and creating their own original play. On the last day of the session, the theatre will hold a free public performance featuring the work of the young actors.

Camp 1: Grades 1-3 June 16-27* 8:30am to Noon Instructor: Jeanna Van Dyke

Camp 2: Musical Theatre! Grades 4-12 June 16-27 * 1:00pm to 4:30pm Instructor: Jeanna Van Dyke

Camp 3: Grades 2-5 July 14 – 25* 8:30am to Noon Instructor: Don Cleland

Camp 4: Grades 6-12 July 14 – 25* 1:00pm to 4:30pm Instructor: Don Cleland

REGISTRATION: All Sessions: $120. Camp sizes are limited. Registration is on a FIRST COME/FIRST SERVED basis. Payment is due at the time of registration.**
To register, please click here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jeanna Van Dyke at or call 503-359-5349.

*No camp on Friday of the first week. Camp performance will be on the Friday of the second week.
**No refunds after June 1, 2014.

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Theatre In The Grove is now accepting payment by Visa and MasterCard. Note that all tickets must be paid for in advance.

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