Sunday, October 12, 2014

REVIEW: "Twelfth Night" at Cannon Beach Coaster Theater Playhouse

Cannon Beach's Coaster Theater Playhouse. Photos by Greg Zschomler.
As I told you all in an earlier post, we were moving out of SW Washington. We have. Thus we won't be reviewing the SW WA theater any longer. We are still looking for someone to take over. Meanwhile...

Here on the Oregon Coast in the little town of Cannon Beach there is a theater. 

This past week we dropped in to catch their production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." And they did a fine job.

If you are ever down on the coast in the Cannon Beach/Seaside are you may want to catch a production at the cozy Coaster Theater Playhouse. The company is a non-equity, volunteer, semi-professional theater. What once was a roller skating rink has been transformed into a beautiful and functional playhouse most any company in Vancouver would be envious of. It's slightly larger than Clark College's Decker Theater.

The production values and acting were very good. The lighting for "Twelfth Night" was a tad uneven in places, but the set and costumes were marvelous. The cast played well to the entire theater and could be heard well. There was some strong veteran talent in the show and some newbies, too, that did just fine. Very nicely done!

"Twelfth Night" closes October 25. Their next production, Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," opens November 14 and runs through December 27. Showtimes are generally 7:30 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays (but there are exceptions--some shows run Wednesdays, some have only a few Sundays, and B&B has only one Thursday in its run).

Stop by if you're down out the coast or make a special trip. Next season's seven productions can be seen here.

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