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Restaurant recommendations, play reviews, recreation tips and general musings about the good life in Ashland.

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

Strawberry Cream or Pots de Crème aux Fraises

Strawberry Cream for Chanticleer Inn B&B's Breakfast, a First Course

Strawberry Cream in champagne glasses

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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.

From the “Ashland Fly Shop Weekly Newsletter” April 18th, 2019

Ashland Fly Shop Video River Report

Man standing in river fly fishing

The rivers have come down from flood stage and are settling down to typical flows we see during the Spring. Still a bit high, but there are some opportunities. Check out this week's video report and get caught up! Go here for the video.

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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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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