In a comic satire of musical theatre genres, one story becomes five musicals, each in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim.
June, an ingénue who can’t pay the rent, is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to her rescue? In an evening of variations on a theme, this basic plot is musicalized the way Rodgers and Hammerstein might have envisioned it, taking place in Kansas in August, complete with a Dream Ballet. The story is then done in the style of Stephen Sondheim, featuring the landlord as a tortured, artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge because they don’t appreciate his art. When presented in the style of Jerry Herman, the story becomes a splashy star vehicle, while the Andrew Lloyd Webber version is a rock musical, with borrowed themes from Puccini. The story is re-told one last time in the style of Kander and Ebb, set in a speakeasy in Chicago.
DINING AT THE CABARET
Start your Cabaret experience with a meal prepared by our master chef, Scott Frankenberger. Each show has its own menu featuring a range of gourmet favorites and includes options for many different dietary needs. From the basil and ginger crusted salmon dinner entree to the french toast with apple and pear compote for brunch, each menu item is delicious either on its own or when paired with one of the fine local wines or beers offered on our menu.
Reservations are required for dinner or brunch, but not for appetizers, desserts or drinks. Ordering food or drinks is always optional and is not included in the price of your ticket – you will be billed separately for your food at your table.
Call us at 541-488-2902 or visit oregoncabaret.com to get your tickets today!