COASTER THEATER SUMMER REP – chock-full of comedy and music

California Suite
Frank Jagodnik and Pia Shepard play a British star and her husband on their way to the Academy Awards -- one of four playlets in Neil Simon’s comedy, set in Los Angeles in the ‘70s, California Suite. through September 3. Tickets: $20 & $15.
Putnam County Spelling Bee
Putnam County, 2006... 6 student spellers with issues... a junior high school assistant principle with issues... a former champion speller with issues... a “comfort counselor” doing community service... 4 audience volunteers... great music, dance, and a lot of humor! It’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Finn & Sheinkin. An unusual aspect of the show is that four real audience members are invited on stage to compete in the spelling bee. Be one. (pictured l to r: Amanda Payne, Julia Shepherd, Richard Bowman, Darren Hull Cameron Gates, Todd Payne). Through Sept 17. TICKETS: $23 & $18.

Third in the Summer Rep Season: The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlum. Manacrest Manor House, on the moors, some time in the 19th Century . . . 2 actors . . . numerous characters . . . an Egyptian crypt . . . a mummy case . . . quick changes . . . parody, vaudeville, farce, melodrama . . . lightning fast sleight-of-hand . . . vampires and werewolves! Written by NYC toast of drag theater, Charles Ludlum.

Through October 15. TICKETS: $20 & $15. PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Shows run Wed – Sat @ 8pm, Sun 7pm. See for schedule. 108 N. Hemlock in Cannon Beach,  503.436.1242 (photos by George Vetter).