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Shanghaied in Astoria turns 35


Since 1985, The Astor Street Opry Company has been producing the historical, hysterical, musical melodrama "Shanghaied in Astoria." Their 35th season opens July 11 at the ASOC Playhouse in Uniontown, Astoria.

They will have over two dozen of the hundreds of community members who have performed in the show since it started in 1985. They've had Astoria's police chief, Clatsop County's sheriff and district attorney and many, many others as part of the show through its 35 year run.

The story is about a heroine who is part owner of a fishing cannery and a bad guy who wants it for himself. The hero is a local Finnish boy named Eric Olsen who has four lovely, but unwed, sisters and a Mama, of course!

The 2019 cast includes both Shanghaied veterans and newcomers,.

"Shanghaied in Astoria" runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m., July 11 - September 14, with three 2 p.m. Sunday matinees July 28, August 18 and September 8. Tickets are available on their website,


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