Updates from Cascades Theatrical Company


2023Our First Show Opens January 6!

“Try To Remember” a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

Be treated to champagne and cupcakes on opening night!
Make sure to get your tickets today!

Pitch Day

Pitch Day, a day for you to “pitch” us your favorite plays! Is there a play or musical you’d like to see performed on our stage in our 2023/24 season? We’d love to hear from you! Attend our annual Pitch Day and share your idea, or submit it online using the button below.  January 7, 2023, 10am-2pm at Cascades Theatre. Come join the fun!
Online Submission

Cascades10 — Submissions Open

Due by January 14

Cascades 10 is our annual festival of fresh new works by Pacific Northwest playwrights. These original 10- minute plays encourage the involvement of the community by bringing together local playwrights, directors and actors.​​
Please submit your play in PDF format — submissions due by January 14.
Shows will be produced for performances on March 10, 11, 12.
Submit A One Act

Theatre 360 and Cascades Theatrical Company merge for 2023 new class currriculum!

2023 Winter Semester Curriculum

Raise Your Voice! with Erik McGinnis
Saturdays, January 14- February 24
In this one of a kind experience, the group of young artists will be coming together to create a one of a kind art piece, including music, movement, scenes, and spoken word all about a day in the life of a young person in 2022/2023. The young artists will be discussing everything from what struggles they experience, to the impact of social media, to what it is like to grow up through a global pandemic, and turn it into an empowering piece of performance art.

Movement for Actors with Nancy Scher
Tuesdays, January 17- February 21
In this one of a kind course, actors will be exploring how movement allows for full expression,and  helps create a character, so you can discover your own unique way of moving. Actors will be working on both group and solo exercises to bridge the gap between themselves and their character, and explore their own physicality.

Acting for Performance with Falk Hentschel
Wednesday’s January 18- February 22
This acting class will focus on cold reading exercises and shedding light on “acting for the camera.”  This class will give actors the chance to work on scenes of an upcoming feature film production as well as other cold reading exercises, which are a vital tool to deliver a performance that is present and authentic versus thought-out and calculated.
You will view and discuss scenes from well-known Hollywood feature films in order to look behind the magic of film making and analyze the craftsmanship of a film actor.  The class will be a great opportunity to learn how to express yourself freely, unhindered by expectations and to deliver a performance full of authenticity and the magic of each unique human soul.

Short Film Production with Gneel Costello
Thursday, February 8- March 15
Starting on the very first day of this BRAND NEW course offering, students will be working in front and behind the camera, learning the art of filmmaking and acting for the camera. Students will be working with acclaimed filmmaker, Gneel Costello, learning all aspects of acting, and producing for the silver screen. This six course will culminate in the producing of their own short film, starring themselves!

To register for classes contact erik@cascadestheatrical.com. Information will be posted on the website soon!



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