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"Miracle on 34th Street" at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre Nov 21st – Dec 31st

Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street Poster

A department store Santa claims he is the real Kris Kringle causing doubts and hopes. Eventually, his case and cause gets taken all the way to the US Federal Court and a little girl’s belief makes the difference in the ‘miracle.’ With live Foley effects and a score of holiday carols, Miracle on 34th St. is a beloved perennial musical that will melt even the most cynical of hearts.

About Oregon Cabaret Theater:

First opening in 1986, Oregon Cabaret Theatre has steadily grown and in recent years has 'upped their game'! Annually OTC presents more than 270 performances of 5 shows in a season (early February through December 31). As well as mounting crowd pleasing favorites they create their own original shows.

OCT has become well-established as an Ashland attraction in its own right. OCT always has had loyal local patrons, in the last few year savvy visitors come just for the Cabaret shows.
Set in a beautifully renovated church in downtown Ashland (easy walking distance from the Chanticleer Inn B&B) the theater has 140 seats and serves a tasty pre-show dinner. One can enjoy the show without dining, but you still can order dessert served during the intermission.

Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd at the Cabaret Theatre Aug 29 - Nov 10, 2019

Sweeney Todd Poster for the Oregon Cabaret Theatre

August 29th – November 10th

The Story

Stephen Sondheim’s Gothic, Tony Award-winning masterpiece tells the story of Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, who returns to 19th century London seeking vengeance on the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, whose fortunes rise when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up.

The Music

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Content Rating

Were it a movie, Sweeney Todd would be rated PG-13

Mamma Mia! at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre June 6 - August 18, 2019

Poster for Mamma Mia! at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland OR

June 6th – August 18th

This smash hit musical, featuring the music of ABBA, tells the story of a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father on the eve of her wedding. She brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they had last visited 20 years ago. “Dancing Queen," "The Winner Takes It All," "Money, Money, Money" and "Take a Chance on Me" are all featured in this feel good night of fun and laughter.

The Music

Featuring music by ABBA, including “Dancing Queen”, “The Winner Takes It All”, “Money, Money, Money”, and “Take a Chance on Me”.


Were it a movie, Mamma Mia! would be rated PG-13.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival: "Cambodian Rock Band" and "Mother Road"

Everyone in town is raving about “Cambodian" and "Mother" and it’s easy to see why! I too really enjoyed these plays. They are set in different cultures and on two different continents — Cambodia and Southwest US — each tells a powerful, compelling, multi-generational story.

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"Sherlock Holmes and The Sign of the Four" Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland April 11 - May 26, 2019

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson portrait

April 11th – May 26th

The Story

Holmes and Watson return to the Cabaret for an adventure that takes the audience from a prison in India to 221B Baker Street and on to the Thames for a thrilling onstage boat chase! What is the mysterious ‘Sign of the Four’ that’s been left at the scene of multiple murders? And will longtime bachelor Dr. Watson find an unlikely love in their new client, Miss Morstan? Find out in this thrilling small cast version of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic.


Were it a movie, Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of the Four would be rated PG.

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Ashland, Oregon is home to Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Oregon Cabaret Theater and gateway to Rogue Wine Country, Crater Lake National Park and Wild & Scenic Wilderness.


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