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The Shaffers

Contributed by Alumni Parent – Barb Shaffer   JTAG:  How did you hear about our program? Barb: In October 2002, I read an article in the Columbian newspaper about the very first show, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and it reminded … Read more


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So Many Choices!

Fall registration is OPEN!  How do you choose which class to take?  I always encouraged (and sometimes required) my kids to take a class in the area they were weakest in order to help them develop new skills.  Or sometimes … Read more


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Behind the Scenes of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

As a theater company, we have the privilege of breathing life into written words.  We choose a script, purchase the rights, make a plan for when we'll sell tickets and invite patrons to come watch a performance.  Between the choosing … Read more

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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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