Memory Lane with Elvis Has Left The Building

Just one year ago, the Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) presented Elvis Has Left the Building, written by V. Cate & Duke Ernsberger, and was directed by Ann Harper. Elvis Has Left the Building is a comedy about the disappearance of Elvis Presley in the winter of 1970. The play is set in the office of The Colonel, Elvis’ manager. No one can find the King of Rock n’ Roll and he must be found.
The Colonel was played by James Merrit, a newcomer to the TAPA stage but not to theater. His secretary, Trudy, was Sandra Koops, who is recognized by many as a TAPA veteran. Jason Hovey was cast in his first acting role ever as Roscoe, the office boy. Edward Egging made his TAPA debut playing The Colonel’s friend Candy after a long absence from the stage. Rounding out the cast was Whitney Wilks, a second timer at TAPA, playing ace reporter Jill Tanner.
What’s your favorite memory from the show?
James Meritt
Sandra D. Koops
Jason Hovey
Whitney Wilks
Edward Egging
Ann Harper – Director
Anita O’Hagen – Producer
Cynthia Tuel – Stage Manager
Gary Barclay – Lights & Sound
Lorie Welch – Set Construction
Diane Kreider – Graceland Mural
John Rogan – Light Technician
Dancers from Lisa Greiner’s Oregon Coast Dance Center

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