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Chicago musical at OR Cabaret


More Show Times for the Chicago Musical!

Oregon Cabaret Theatre is in deep trouble! Trouble keeping up with the demand for the Chicago Musical!

 

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Chicago Musical!

So they are adding more 4 performances of Chicago: 7/31 8pm, 8/7 8pm, 8/14 8pm, 8/20 1pm. All tables are currently available!

Give them a call to book these new show times:  541.488.2902 or visit oregoncabaret.com.

 

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“Chicago” the Musical — July to Sept 2016


Chicago, The Musical

Chicago July 14th – September 11th, 2016 Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland, Oregon famous for talented and campy musicals.

Set in the mid 1920s Chicago. Found guilty and sentenced to death row, Roxie Hart and another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune and acquittal.

An American musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse.

Poster of Chicago the musical, playing the Cabaret theatre in ashland oregon

Chicago

To buy tickets click here for the Oregon Cabaret Theatre website.

The Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland is popular with locals as well as visitors. OCT presents musicals, revues, local musicians, and comedies.

The shows are presented in an elegant, theatre-dinner club setting in a restored, church and is on the National Historic register. The original church stained glass is still intact, as are the balconies..

Cabaret Theater is near hotels and B&B in downtown Ashland Oregon, a premiere B&B is Chanticleer Inn. The Cabaret is near the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, located at the corner of First and Hargadine Street.

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La Cage Aux Folles, at the Camelot Theatre


La Cage Aux Folles

June 22 – July 31, 2016 at the Camelot Theatre

La Cage aux Folles: Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman and Book by Harvey Fierstein

Poster Playbill for La Cage Aux Folles playing at the Camelot theater

 

About La Cage aux Folles

This Tony Award Winning musical remains one of Broadway’s all time biggest hits!

After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse, get a bit of both when Georges’ son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, narcissistic politician.

Further complicating the situation is the ‘family business’: Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the “star” performer ‘Zaza’. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results.

Musical numbers include With You on My Arm, I Am What I Am and The Best of Times is Now.

About the Camelot Theatre Company

Camelot Theatre Company is located in Talent, Oregon a few short miles north where there are many hotels and B&Bs in Ashland OR.

The Camelot has a wonderful new state-of-the-art building, the James M. Collier Theatre. Here is the Camelot’s Mission Statement:
To be of service to the Rogue Valley, Oregon, by producing high-quality affordable plays, musicals and musical events while providing a supportive environment for professional and amateur theatre artists and technicians and inspiring and training adults, teens and children in the theatre arts.

You can read a short history of the theatre company if you click here.

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“9 to 5” The Musical, April to July 2016


9 to 5: The Musical

“9 to 5” plays April 28th to July 3rd 2016 Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland, Oregon famous for talented and campy musicals.

Set to the infectious music of Dolly Parton and based on the 1980 smash hit movie, 9- 5 tells the story of three women co-workers who concoct a plan to get even with their boss, who is unabashedly a bigot, sexist, sociopathic narcissist. This hilarious story of friendship, female bonding, and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic.

9 to 5 The Musical

“9 – 5” The Musical

To buy tickets click here for the Oregon Cabaret Theatre website.

The Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland is popular with locals as well as visitors.  OCT presents musicals, revues, local musicians, and comedies.

The shows are presented in an elegant, theatre-dinner club setting in a restored, church and is on the National Historic register. The original church stained glass is still intact, as are the balconies.

Located in the heart of downtown Ashland, near the Chanticleer Inn B&B. A block from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Cabaret is located at the corner of First and Hargadine Street.

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Sweet Charity at the Camelot Theatre


Sweet Charity at the Camelot Theatre

“Sweet Charity” play dates: March 16, 2016 – April 17, 2016

Book by Neil Simon, Music by Cy Coleman,
and Lyrics by Dorothy Fields

Sweet Charity playbill/poster at the Camelot Theater

Sweet Charity

This Tony-winning musical is a tender, poignant and very funny story of the adventures, or rather the misadventures, in the ways of love encountered by the gullible and guileless lady Charity Hope Valentine. Sweet Charity is a dance hostess who always gives her heart and dreams to the wrong men and sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through her romances in the world of Times Square. From her cynical trio of girlfriends at the dance hall, to the phony evangelist, the Coney Island “fun people,” and the YMHA “self-improvers,” every character has a particular talent for looking at the truly amusing side of life. Musical numbers include Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now and There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This.

About the Camelot Theatre:

The Camelot located in Talent Oregon has a wonderful new state-of-the-art building, the James M. Collier Theatre. Here is their Mission Statement:
To be of service to the Rogue Valley, Oregon, by producing high-quality affordable plays, musicals and musical events while providing a supportive environment for professional and amateur theatre artists and technicians and inspiring and training adults, teens and children in the theatre arts.

You can read a short history of the theatre company if you click here.

Coming from afar? There are many lodging and accommodations in Ashland Oregon near the Camelot Theatre Company in Talent. One premier B&B is the Chanticleer Inn.

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Orpheus and Eurydice, the Opera at Camelot Theatre


Orpheus and Eurydice

A Baroque Opera by Gluck, “Orpheus and Eurydice”
is produced and performed by
Brava! Opera Theater

 

Friday & Saturday March 3 & 4, 8:00 pm
Sunday March 6, 3:00 pm
Adults $30, Students (under 21) $15. No senior discounts

Orpheus and Eurydice

Orpheus and Eurydice

The fully staged professional baroque opera Orpheus and Eurydice by Gluck will be performed in English and feature a richly talented national cast of professional opera singers with an instrumental chamber ensemble.

Orpheus and Eurydice is based on the classic Greek myth of Orpheus, the hero who descends into Hades to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the fate of death.

This acclaimed opera is the perfect gift for all opera enthusiasts and hopeless romantics alike and conveys a timeless message of love’s power to triumph over all.

For further information, see the Brava! Opera website

About Camelot Theatre

Camelot Theatre Company is located in Talent, Oregon in the beautiful Rogue Valley, just a few miles north of Ashland. In just a few minutes drive from excellent lodging in Ashland OR, the Chanticleer Inn B&B.

The Camelot has a wonderful new state-of-the-art building, the James M. Collier Theatre. Here is the Mission Statement:
To be of service to the Rogue Valley, Oregon, by producing high-quality affordable plays, musicals and musical events while providing a supportive environment for professional and amateur theatre artists and technicians and inspiring and training adults, teens and children in the theatre arts.

You can read a short history of the theatre company if you click here.

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“The 39 Steps” Oregon Cabaret Theater Sept 10 – Nov 8, 2015


The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

Based on the novel by John Buchan
Adapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon

A man with a boring mundane life finds himself pursued by a mysterious organization known only as the ‘39 Steps’.  Soon after, a woman he just met is murdered in his apartment. Part Hitchcock masterpiece, part spy novel, part over-the-top comedy, this two-time Tony-winning play is a fast-paced whodunit featuring more than a 150 characters, all played by a talented ensemble of four, featuring an onstage plane crash, a chase on top of moving train cars, some old-fashioned romance and, of course, non-stop laughs.

Plays from September 10 – November 8, for tickets go to the Oregon Cabaret Theatre,

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“Head Over Heels” a Review


“Head Over Heels”
A Review by Desiree Remick

Play by Jeff Whitty
Music and Lyrics by the Go-Go’s,
Directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar

7-14-15

Head Over Heels

John Tufts, the clown, in “Head Over Heels”

“Head Over Heels”, true to its name, throws you head over heels into a world of enchanting musical madness, where entire kingdoms can pack up and hit the road on vacation, where a man disguised as an Amazon can be mistaken for a dainty lady in the dark, where the ability to dance is mandatory, and where everyone embraces her (or his) inner goddess. The play is three hours (with intermission), which in my opinion is a little excessive for a musical – but entertaining the whole way through. It blends old-fashioned themes and archaic language with modern speech and politics for a unique timeless flavor. Someone who struggles to understand Shakespeare and another who abhors twenty-first century lingo could find equal enjoyment in this theatre piece.
The play opens in the small kingdom of Arcadia, whose inhabitants are lifted from the 16th century Sir Philip Sidney classic of the same name. Duke Basilius tries his luck with an oracle and receives an unwelcome prophesy in four parts: first, that his eldest daughter will find love, but not with a man; second, that his younger daughter will take a liar to bed; third, that he and his wife will both commit adultery – with the same person, no less; and finally that before the year is out he will have given away his own crown. The good duke, who is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, announces his intent to take an extended ‘road trip’ to neighboring Bohemia, in an attempt to thwart his destiny. But of course, you can’t run away from fate.
There is drama. There is romance. There is comedy (much of it genuinely funny, which is not something that should be taken for granted). There is a lot of innuendo, breaking of the fourth wall, clever jokes and asides tailored to a knowledgeable audience – plenty of references that will slip past the kids – and don’t forget the music! There’s even a sword fight, which ends in the most unexpected way.

I did have some issues with the play as well. It takes an onerously long time to get going (long enough that the actors themselves start joking about it), and the ending also drags a bit. While the message of acceptance is a solid one, there are a few times where the writers allowed their enthusiasm to overflow, which resulted in a few unnecessary scenes and a soliloquy that does not fit with the rest of the script’s tone. Oh, and if your hearing is sensitive or you are prone to getting headaches from too much noise, I advise that you bring a pair of earplugs. The music is quite loud, and I was especially unfortunate in my seating arrangement, which placed me in front of some people who laughed and whistled directly into my ear at every chance.

In conclusion, however, I found “Head Over Heels” to be a lot of fun. If you love musicals or wild tales in the vein of Shakespeare, if you are a supporter of gay rights and the LGBT community, or if you just like to have a good time, this play is an evening well spent.

Cabaret done by Oregon Cabaret Theatre, May 28 – Aug 30, 2015


Cabaret

Cabaret

Cabaret

Come see Kander & Ebb’s classic musical as you’ve never seen it before as the Oregon Cabaret space is transformed into the Kit Kat Klub in all of its 1930s Berlin decadence.

Cabaret plays from May 28 to August 30, 2015

For tickets go to Oregon Cabaret Theatre.

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OSF Prologue 2015