Author Archives: Oregon Cabaret Theatre

Noises Off a Huge Hit with Critics

Here’s what Southern Oregon critics are saying about Noises Off: “…a rollercoaster ride of laughs and hilarity.” – Klamath Falls Herald & News “…a funny, funny show with a strong cast.” – Medford Mail Tribune “If the winter doldrums have you by the throat, forget light therapy and happy pills....

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Bat Boy Opens Soon at the Oregon Cabaret

On September 22nd, the Oregon Cabaret Theatre opens Bat Boy: The Musical, the cult classic ripped straight from the supermarket tabloids. A half-man, half-bat is discovered in a cave by the locals of Hope Falls, Oregon and brought to live with the family of the town veterinarian. In the months...

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The Oregon Cabaret Theatre Presents Chicago

On July 14th, the Oregon Cabaret Theatre opens Chicago, the Kander and Ebb classic, featuring the largest cast ever assembled at the Cabaret. In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap… until he finds out he’s been duped...

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Ring of Fire- The Music of Johnny Cash

Now playing at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre: Ring of Fire – The Music of Johnny Cash. From the Man in Black’s iconic songbook comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, home and family.  Though Johnny Cash is never impersonated, his remarkable life story is told through his...

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Oregon Cabaret

The Cabaret will celebrate the opening of its 31st season with Ring of Fire – The Music of Johnny Cash. From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. The Cabaret’s spring show, 9...

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A Christmas Carol

This holiday season, the Oregon Cabaret Theatre brings a brand new version of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic to life in a steampunk-inspired, neo-Victorian setting. Adapted by Managing Director Rick Robinson and directed by Artistic Director Valerie Rachelle, the OCT team aims to give you A Christmas Carol like you’ve never...

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The Oregon Cabaret Theatre presents THE 39 STEPS

This fall, The Oregon Cabaret Theatre is bringing its audience the hilarity and mayhem of the fast-paced spy comedy, THE 39 STEPS. Based on John Buchan’s novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film adaptation, THE 39 STEPS is a unique theatrical experience – a show that’s equal parts quick-change comedy and...

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Oregon Cabaret Theatre – THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS

THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (the Musical!) is a musical about … musicals! 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...

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It’s A Wonderful Life A Live Radio Play

Five actors, supported by clever sound effects and a piano present the classic holiday drama in a fresh and engaging way that makes us discover it anew. As a New York Times review said, “Dear devoted fans of a certain 1946 Frank Capra holiday movie: Relax. This live radio play...

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This Joint Is Jumpin’ – Definitely!

That was the headline of Roberta Kent’s review in the Mail Tribune. “AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, the high-energy song-and-dance revue at Oregon Cabaret Theatre for the summer, is a joyful tribute to the music of Thomas “Fats” Waller, the exuberant jazz pianist and composer of the 1920s and ‘30s. (Director) Jim Giancarlo...

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This Joint Is Jumpin’ – Definitely!

That was the headline of Roberta Kent’s review in the Mail Tribune: “AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, the high-energy song-and-dance revue at Oregon Cabaret Theatre for the summer, is a joyful tribute to the music of Thomas “Fats” Waller, the exuberant jazz pianist and composer of the 1920s and ‘30s. (Director) Jim Giancarlo...

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Music of Fats Waller at Oregon Cabaret This Summer

Thomas “Fats” Waller was a one-of-a-kind entertainer and a major part of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s, ‘30s and early ‘40s. Exuberant and larger than life, he was a distinctive figure with his derby hat, broad smile and impish eyes, perched at the piano pounding out his trademark stride-piano...

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The WONDERETTES are back in an all-new show!

The Marvelous Wonderettes and Winter Wonderettes were two of our most popular shows and we’re happy to welcome the girls back in a brand-new show! The Marvelous Wonderettes: CAPS and GOWNS It’s commencement time 1958 at Springfield High School. The Marvelous Wonderettes – Missy, Cindy Lou, Suzy and Betty Jean...

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The WONDERETTES are back in an all-new show!

The Marvelous Wonderettes and Winter Wonderettes were two of our most popular shows and we’re happy to welcome the girls back in a brand-new show! The Marvelous Wonderettes: CAPS and GOWNS It’s commencement time 1958 at Springfield High School. The Marvelous Wonderettes – Missy, Cindy Lou, Suzy and Betty Jean...

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OCT Proves That 1+1 Equals More Than 2

“Director/Choreographer Jim Giancarlo keeps DOUBLE TROUBLE moving at mile-a-minute pace. The talented young actors (John Keating & Galen Schloming) sing rollicking harmonies to Musical Director Sarah Wussow’s piano and dance like demons. It’s fun…if you’re hungry for lighter fare, this one fits the bill” Bill Varble, Mail Tribune The Cabaret...

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DOUBLE TROUBLE Opens Cabaret’s 2014 Season

2 actors, 10 characters, 36 quick-changes, 1 pianist, 12 song-and-dance numbers…tons of fun! The Cabaret kicks off the 29th season with a bang – the very intricate, energetic and highly entertaining DOUBLE TROUBLE: Musical Tour-deFarce. It’s a new show (created in 2001) with a new and original score but is...

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BECOME A CABARET SEASON SUBSCRIBER

A Season Subscription to Oregon Cabaret Theatre is an entertainment bargain that gets you a whole year of sparkling musical theatre entertainment at Ashland’s other professional theatre.  Subscribers get a ticket to each of our 5 exciting 2014 season shows for much less than the price of 4 single tickets....

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GIVE the GIFT of ENTERTAINMENT

“It’s a wonderful night’s entertainment for the whole family and a great holiday treat. The story, music and lyrics are original and in some places bizarre in the best sense of the word. You will leave with a smile on your face.”         Don Beacham in Sneak Preview The WIZARD of...

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The WIZARD of PANTO-LAND Returns to OCT

Oregon Cabaret Theatre is known for creating our own very special holiday shows and especially our Pantos. Panto is short for pantomime, though they are anything but silent. Pantos are traditional holiday entertainment in Britain these days but the form dates back more than 250 years. Based on a fairy...

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‘S WONDERFUL Garners Rave Reviews

‘S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre really is wonderful. OCT’s production is as elegant and vibrant as the luscious Gershwin music it showcases. “Giancarlo has assembled a cast of five bright, young actors who have an astonishing range of vocal and dance skills. They are...

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‘S WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical

‘S WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical is an intoxicating, all-singing, all-dancing show presenting the classic American music of the Gershwin Brothers. Sons of Russian-Jewish immigrants, George & Ira Gershwin came to define the new direction of 20th century American music, capturing the terrific energy of the Jazz Age.  Their music...

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What’s Black & White with Her Money On Red?

For 28 years (since 1986) Oregon Cabaret Theatre has been Ashland’s Other Professional Theatre, presenting top quality musical theatre productions in the elegant setting of the beautifully restored and renovated former First Baptist Church at First Street & Hargadine. For Ashland visitors the Cabaret is a unique on-the-town experience which...

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