Auditions for 38th Season of Shanghaied in Astoria

Do you want to do something different this summer? The Astor Street Opry Company has just the solution for you!

Open auditions for the 38th season of Shanghaied in Astoria will be held Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 6-8 each evening at the Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse at 129 W. Bond in Astoria.

Actors, singers and dancers are needed as well as musicians, tech staff and house staff, and prior experience, although appreciated, is not required. We will teach you all you need to know!

All ages (17 and up) are invited to audition and become part of the Astoria tradition that is Shanghaied in Astoria! Questions can be directed to the Astor Street Opry Company at 503-325-6104.

CLUE: On Stage (High School Edition)

It was a dark and stormy night and seven strangers travel to a country house for a mysterious meeting. What follows is a rollicking, kooky and hysterically funny experience that will tickle your funny bone!

Join Professor Plum, Mrs. Peacock, Mrs. White, Miss Scarlett, Mr. Green, Colonel Mustard, Wadsworth the butler and the rest of the crazy cast of characters as they present CLUE: On Stage.

Performed by the Astor Street Opry Company Teen Club, CLUE: On Stage is based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn and is written by Sandy Rustin with additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price. The show is based on the Paramount Pictures motion picture and the Hasbro board game CLUE. CLUE: On Stage is directed by Ashley Mundel with assistance from Beth Beauparland, Jerod Griffin and Trish von Vintage. Sponsors for this production include Table 360, the Shop for Guys and Dolls, The Trophy Case, Cascadia Chamber Opera, Paramount Drug, Purple Cow Toys, Loop Jacobsen Inc., and Dr. Vincent Centeno and ChrisLynn Taylor. The show is presented with the permission of Broadway Licensing.

CLUE: On Stage will be performed at the Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse on Fridays and Saturdays from February 25 through March 19, 2022 at 7 pm each evening. Tickets can be purchased on-line or by calling 503-325-6104. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

The cast includes Robin Buckingham, Teagan Barela, Vivian Burnam, Mikaela Bergeron, Jenny Buchman, Noah Betts, Madeleine Cummings, D Caulder, Shailynn Duffy, Sarah Fabela, Meagan Griffin, Kevin Greene, Miles Hand, Brody Jones, Joey Marlowe, Peyton Lee Matsen, Molly Oien, Elise Pietzyk, Elijah Phillips, Nick Sturdivant, Carly Vineyard, Caleb Vineyard and Gavin Vineyard.

The Trial of Santa

Astor Street Opry Company presents
2021 Holiday Music Magic featuring
The Trial of Santa a short Christmas comedy
by Don Zolidis, produced with permission by Playscripts, Inc.

$10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under

Friday and Saturday, Dec 3, 4, 17 and 18 at 7 pm
Sunday matinee, Dec 5 and 19 at 2 pm

What would happen if Santa promised to bring a special gift for Christmas and then didn’t deliver? That is the question asked by everyone in the Astor Street Opry Company’s The Trial of Santa. Emily has asked for a very special gift this year and when Santa doesn’t deliver, she takes him to court on the Judge Trudy Show. What will happen? Will Santa be convicted of the heinous crime of delivering the wrong present? Will Santa’s Elven lawyer prove that Emily is naughty and not nice?

Presenting its first show in almost two years, the Astor Street Opry Company will present its Holiday Music Magic production of songs, extra-special commercials for sponsors and The Trial of Santa beginning Friday December 3, 2021.

Director – Jayne Osborn

Cast of Characters
Bob the Elf – Dave Bergquist
Jul Macie – ChrisLynn Taylor
Judge Trudy – Julie House
Bailiff – Julien Thomas
Emily Worthington – Vivian Burnum
Mr. Wickersham – Raul Espericueta
Mrs. Worthington – Beth Beauparland
Rufflesniffer (an elf) – Danielle Brown
Santa Claus – Rusty House
Mickey Winklebottom – Bob Goldberg
Rudolph – Brody Jones
Barry – Spence Barker
Jenny – Eden West
Muffins (an elf)- Rosalina Fallin
Elves – Kevin Greene and Kai Brown
Angels – Mikaela Bargeron and Izzie Brown

Reservations can be made by calling 503-325-6104. No tickets will be sold at the door. Payment by cash or check only.

We will be observing all COVID state mandates.