A Christmas Eve Greeting from Red Octopus

Join us on Christmas Eve for a special virtual Christmas greeting from Red Octopus Theatre Company! To view, visit the following link just before 6 pm on Thursday, December 24th… While it's disappointing that our annual in-person Holiday event – “The Christmas Show” – can't take place this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, we're … Continued

AUDITIONS: Fuddy Meers

Fuddy Meers  by David Lindsay-Abaire directed by Cody Larsen Auditions will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Please arrive at 10:00am and be prepared to stay for the full two hours if necessary. Call-backs (if needed) will be held the following Monday, June 13th, 2022. … Continued

Fuddy Meers (April 15 & 16 at 7pm)

Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire directed by Cody Larsen Claire has a unique form of amnesia, causing her to forget the events of each day when she goes to sleep. Every morning is a blank slate, and today’s will include a catastrophic romp through the kaleidoscopic feat of discovering her identity while surrounded by an … Continued

Prelude to a Kiss (April 8 & 9 at 7pm)

Prelude to a Kiss by Craig Lucas directed by Stacy Fischer At Peter and Rita’s wedding, a mysterious man insists on kissing the bride. When he does, their souls change places. On their honeymoon, Peter gradually realizes that the woman by his side is not his wife. With his love’s spirit trapped in an aging, … Continued

4,000 Miles (April 1st and 2nd at 7pm)

4,000 Miles by Amy Herzog directed by Joshua Lawrence After suffering a major loss, Leo seeks solace from his feisty grandmother in her West Village apartment. The two unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach one another in this heartfelt comedy. [LEARN MORE] Presented live on stage in readers theatre format as a fundraiser to … Continued

Spring Comedy Triple-Play

Three weekends, three plays, endless laughs…one great cause. Live events are back…and we’ve got some catching up to do! So, this spring we’re bringing you not one, but three great comedies…all presented live on stage in readers theatre format as a fundraiser to benefit the final stage of OCCA’s Capital Campaign! Learn more: APRIL … Continued

The Christmas Show (Live, on stage!)

Get your bids in here for our silent auction! Newport’s annual holiday tradition is back!  Presented by Red Octopus Theatre Company Join us in person at the Newport Performing Arts Center for all things merry and bright as we bring you live theatre, Christmas music, comedy, and holiday cheer. You may even see Santa Claus himself! … Continued

AUDITIONS: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (A Curious Rock Musical!)

Once upon a time a curious young woman chased a white rabbit down a hole… and found herself on a magical, musical adventure through the madness of Wonderland. From the director who brought you 2018's wild and whimsical adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream comes a groundbreaking new rock musical adaptation of Alice's Adventures Underground, … Continued

One Night Delights – Harvey

Newport, Oregon, August 21, 2019 – New Visions Arts and Oregon Coast Council for the Arts are welcoming a playful pooka to the Newport Performing Arts Center as the One Night Delights hit series continues.   A staged reading of the classic comedy, Harvey, will be on stage in the David Ogden Stiers Theatre on Wednesday, … Continued

“The Land Southward” with Atomic Lime Jello Parfaits

Join us for Atomic Lime Jello Parfaits and a staged reading of Darcy Hogan’s award-winning play “The Land Southward”, presented by Red Octopus Theatre Company as part of the OCCA’s “One Night Delights” play reading series. Atomic Lime Jello Cherry Bomb Parfaits provided by La Maison Bakery and Cafe. ABOUT THE PLAY: Throughout the nineteen … Continued

AUDITIONS for “Doubt: A Parable”

Red Octopus Theatre Company and director Bonnie Ross will hold open auditions for "DOUBT: A Parable" by John Patrick Shanley on Sunday, August 18 at 6:30pm, with callbacks (and additional auditions) on Monday, August 19 at 6:30pm at the Newport Performing Arts Center in the Alice Silverman Theatre. Actors will be asked to read sides … Continued

Ernie Brown

If you want the Northern Lights in your show, Ernest has done it. Technical needs of performing arts demands someone who can provide the means to make “magic” happen on stage. With over 30 years as a major contributor to the Red Octopus Theater Company and the Pacific Dance Ensemble, to name a few, Ernest has created … Continued