Fall 2015 Journey Shows


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Journey Theater Arts Group encourages and inspires youth to grow into and embrace who God designed them to be.

At Journey, everyone is welcomed into a loving community no matter where they are in life or what experience they have in theater.

See a show, take a class or ask a student or parent who is involved.  We think you will be amazed at the loving family-oriented, Christ-centered community that is Journey Theater Arts Group.

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  • Shop & Give today!

    Shop and Give! It’s a WIN-WIN!!

    Did you know that by doing a lot of your regular online shopping, you can be supporting Journey Theater Arts Group in the process?  No tricks, no fees, no additional lengthy registrations or obligations.  There are some easy ways to … Read more

  • Journey's fabulous line up of excellent junior productions - Winter 2014

    So what’s the big deal about a “Junior” show?

    JUNIOR vs. FULL SHOW   If you have been a long time patron or participant in Journey’s main stage productions, perhaps you’ve noticed a recent trend to move towards doing “Junior” versions of shows rather than the full version.  Why … Read more

  • Fertile Ground festival. Jan 23-Feb 2, 2014

    Where are they now? Right here in Portland!

    Long term staff and families of Journey Theater will be no stranger to the names of the star-studded cast of The Temporary Man, written and composed by Scott David Bradner and A.R. MacGregor debuting this Sunday (Jan. 26th) as part of … Read more

  • Learn how to improve your Auditioning Technique

    AUDITIONING 101: Part 5 – And The Cast List Please…

    Once Callback Auditions are completed, the waiting game begins.  At Journey, we encourage students to relax, take their minds off the process, and just be patient.  The TREK students host a social gathering (“3-2-1 Movie Night”) and we hope that … Read more

  • Learn how to improve your Auditioning Technique

    AUDITIONING 101 – Part 4: Taking The Guess Work Out Of The Callback

    The Callback List was posted and you’re prepared to come for the designated time.  Or ARE you?  We want to take some of the guess work out of your callback experience and help you navigate your time as best as … Read more

  • Learn how to improve your Auditioning Technique

    AUDITIONING 101 – Part 3: The Callback List Is Posted…Now What?

    Okay, so you did your best at the General Audition.  Now what?  Well…you wait.  Sometimes that’s the worst part.  Journey students monitor their Show Callboards closely and anxiously await the “CALLBACK LIST” to be posted.  Refresh.  Refresh.  Refresh… DELIBERATIONS After … Read more

  • Learn how to improve your Auditioning Technique

    Auditioning 101 – Part 2: Getting Smart About Your Song Choice

    Picking a song for your audition can be kind of intimidating.  Especially if you’re new to theater and don’t already have a strong repertoire of prepared literature to choose from.  How do you find a song and which song should … Read more

  • Learn how to improve your Auditioning Technique

    AUDITIONING 101 (a new 5-part series)

    Are you approaching your first audition?  It can be kinda nerve-wracking if you don’t know what to expect. Or maybe you’re a veteran Journey performer, but you’ve always wondered what-in-the-world the artistic team is thinking and writing about while you … Read more

  • Journey Theater's production of Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. Fall 2013

    “So beat the drum, cause here comes…”

    THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, JR now!!  The show opens today (Nov. 29) and runs for two weekends.   All performances are at the Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School.  Shows are: Friday, November 29th at 7pm Saturday, November 30th … Read more

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    It’s the Season of Giving

    This Holiday Season, we at Journey Theater think that it’s important to remember those who are less fortunate.  Whether ministering to families abroad or right in our backyard, the TREK students have really committed themselves to the phrase “it is … Read more

  • Shop with GoodSEARCH.com and give back to Journey Theater Arts Group

    Don’t “Shop til you drop!” this holiday season!

    This is the biggest shopping week of the year!  “Black Friday” sales have already begun and “Cyber Monday” is just one week away!  Do you have all your gift giving planned?  We wanted to highlight a useful tool for your … Read more

  • Journey Theater Arts Group - Tom & Becky

    Ain’t Life Good!!

    Journey Theater Arts Group is thrilled to bring the iconic characters Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Injun Joe, Becky Thatcher and more to The Venetian stage this weekend (Nov. 15-17, 2013) in The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer (TYA).  Mark Twain’s classic … Read more

  • VE Newsies - MT100

    How To Pick The Right Class

    WINTER REGISTRATION is fast approaching!!  At Journey Theater Arts Group, we place high emphasis on quality education, not just impressive productions.  Each area hosts academy-style classes that serve as the foundation for skill development, production knowledge, citizenship, and character growth. … Read more

  • 2013 Fiddler Video

    L’Chaim! It’s opening night of Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

    It’s the day of the show!  Journey Theater Arts Group proudly presents Fiddler On The Roof Jr. at Marshall High School, Portland, OR. Tickets are available at the door: $15/adult, $13/student

  • Fiddler on the Roof cast Motel the Tailor

    Meet our Fiddler cast: Motel the Tailor

    Motel, Anatevka’s young tailor (played by Ben Wright) dreams of marrying the milkman’s oldest daughter, Tzeitel.  To prove himself as a worthy match, he begins saving up for a sewing machine. Come see Motel’s love story unfold as the town … Read more

  • The Phantom Toolbooth

    It’s opening night for The Phantom Tollbooth, Jr!

    That’s right!  Tonight is opening night for The Phantom Tollbooth, Jr. at Fort Vancouver High School. Click here for directions Curtain opens at 7 p.m.  Tickets for this weekend’s show are only available at the door ($15 adults/$13 students). Performance … Read more

  • Portland Center Stage Fiddler

    Journey visits Portland Center Stage

    What a treat! 46 students and parents of Journey’s Fiddler cast received a guided backstage tour and special Q&A period with cast members of Portland Center Stage’s production of Fiddler on the Roof. We also had the pleasure of meeting … Read more

  • Voice of Journey Fall 2013 2

    Congrats to this Fall’s “Voices of Journey”

    Congratulations to Journey students Karlson Drendel and Jill Budde who became the “Voices of Journey” for the Fall session! Get tickets to this session’s amazing shows and you’ll here Jill and Karlson during for the pre-show opening speech. They auditioned … Read more

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    Watch for our awesome show posters!

    Keep an eye out throughout the Beaverton/Portland/Vancouver area for our absolutely beautiful show posters.  And don’t forget to get your tickets to our amazing Fall session shows including The Phantom Toolbooth, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Fiddler on the Roof and The … Read more

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    Merry (Ugly) Christmas Sweaters!

    Yes, it’s an annual tradition of silliness started by our illustrious artistic director, Kristi Foster.  Around October 15th (she actually does this at 12:01 a.m. on October 15th!), each of the areas of the Journey Theater Arts community don their … Read more

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    TREK Retreat 2013 was Awesome

    Our TREK Vancouver 2013-2014 members had a great time on their retreat! — Thanks to Menucha Retreat & Conference Center for being our hosts! TREK (Teens Reaching out to Expand the Kingdom) is designed to give Journey teens the opportunity … Read more

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    HYPE is now TREK

    Our teen outreach program is now called TREK: Teens Reaching Out to Expand the Kingdom!  We’ll be transitioning to our new name on our website and printed materials through the course of our Fall session. We are excited for this year and look … Read more

  • Voice of Journey Theater

    Become the Voice of Journey

    If you are a current student in Journey Theater Arts Group classes, we’d love for you to audition to be the Voice of Journey! To audition, call our office between 3 pm and 9 am during the week, or anytime … Read more

  • Voice of Journey Theater

    Kids: Become this year’s “Voice of Journey”

    One lucky student will be chosen to be the voice of our audio Curtain Warmer for all the fall shows and get the opportunity to do voice over work in a professional recording studio. Details about how to audition will … Read more

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    Fall Show Tickets Are Now On Sale!

    Don’t miss out on our amazing Fall Shows!  Get your tickets now to get the best seats in the house Tickets start at just $10!

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    New Logo, New Website & More

    Introducing our new website, our new logo and this, our new blog!  We’ve been meaning to get on the blogging bandwagon for years, and the time has finally come.  You’ll get the latest information here about what’s happening in Journey … Read more

  • holly-director-tom-sawyer

    Introducing Holly Counts, Director for Tom Sawyer

    Journey Theater Arts Group is proud to announce Holly Counts as Director for Beaverton’s Fall show: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Holly recently commanded the stage with grace and beauty in the role of Marian Paroo with Journey’s summer production … Read more

  • julia-choreographer-tom-sawyer

    Introducing Julia Reidlinger, Choreographer for Tom Sawyer

    Journey Theater Arts Group is proud to announce Julia Reidlinger as Choreographer for Beaverton’s Fall show: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It has been such a joy see many of our alumni cross over into artistic team leadership! Julia Reidlinger is … Read more

  • Vancouver Updates Coming Soon

    Check back soon to this section of the blog.

  • Updates from Vancouver

    Coming soon.

Why Journey Theater Arts Group


Whether you are an athlete, an artist, a musician, or a geek.  Whether you like to work with your hands, your feet, your mind, your voice or your body, Journey is where you will be welcomed with open arms.  Whether you have no theater experience or years of it, our heart is to inspire youth to become the amazing individuals they were created to be.


Journey is more than just family-friendly theater, it’s family.  Whether you attend a Journey performance, visit a classroom, or simply see the youth interact with one another, you’ll sense the open, encouraging and familial environment Journey inspires.


From top-notch teaching staff to mind-blowing shows throughout the region, Journey provides a professional-level atmosphere.  With dozens of classes from drama to dance to improv, 12 school-year shows in four locations and summer community theater, Journey is the most dynamic yet well-organized theater arts group in our region.

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