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The Cabaret was built for its audience. 

It’s a space made for laughter, music, good food, tables packed with people enjoying the show and each other’s company - and of all the things we missed during the height of the pandemic, we felt the absence of our audiences most acutely. 

Both Rick and I are often stopped in town and told how glad people are that we have kept the Cabaret open during the turmoil of the past few years, and while we appreciate the kind words, we know the reason for our perseverance is you - our audience. We asked you to keep subscribing in uncertain times, and you did. We asked you to take account credits rather than the offered refunds for tickets, and you did. And when we re-opened our doors and invited you back into the old pink church, you came. 

Our 2023 season is a celebration of the relationship between artist and audience. We will tell stories about communities uniting, perseverance through uncertain times and finding joy in strife. We promise a season filled with all of the laughter, song, and rich storytelling that you’ve come to expect sitting at your familiar table in our familiar space. 

Our 38th season opens in February with the determined players of the Cornley University Drama Society, who persevere against all odds to make it to their final curtain call in The Play That Goes Wrong. Our second show,  Five on Fire: Groundbreaking Women of Song, features the incredible songs of music’s most beloved female singers and songwriters. Our big summer musical, Kinky Boots, will once again shatter a Cabaret record for largest cast size with sixteen performers. Powered by Cyndi Lauper songs, it tells the story of Charlie, a young man desperately trying to save the community’s shoe factory, as he opens his heart and mind to find love, friendship, and success. Our fall show features the return of a Cabaret audience favortie - detective Hercule Poirot, who vows to unearth all of a small community’s buried secrets in Poirot: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. And our holiday show, Christmas at the Prime Rib Playhouse brings all the music, outrageous farce, and holiday cheer you can handle as fish-out-of-water actor Joel Kneedler makes his auspicious debut as a company member at the struggling Prime Rib Playhouse.

Thank you for your support of the Cabaret over the years and please join us as we continue to dream big and persevere in 2023.

- Valerie Rachelle, Artistic Director

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Our 2023 Brochure

Our 2023 Shows

The Play That Goes Wrong

February 3rd - April 2nd, 2023


Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!


Five on Fire

April 14th - June 4th, 2023


Five powerhouse musicians bring some of the world’s most famous songs to life on the Cabaret stage and tell the stories behind their creation. A concert-style celebration of the greatest hit-makers from 1960’s to today, Five on Fire features music from Dolly Parton, Joni Mitchell, Carol King, Carly Simon, Roberta Flack, Stevie Nicks, Sara Barielles, and many other influential women of song.

Kinky Boots

June 16th - September 3rd, 2023


With music by the legendary Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie, a young man trying to save his family’s shoe business. Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous drag entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible... and discover that, when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

Poirot: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

September 15th - November 5th, 2023


Poirot returns to the Cabaret stage in a new adaptation of one of Agatha’s Christie’s most revered mysteries. Poirot is forced out of retirement when his friend, Roger Ackroyd, is found brutally murdered. There’s a locked door, an opened window, and a chair that moves itself and every suspect hiding a secret. Even for the renowned detective, the truth proves elusive…for a while.

Christmas at the Prime Rib Playhouse

November 17th – December 31st, 2023


Christmas at The Prime Rib Playhouse is a backstage farce with music that follows the outlandish hijinks of the cast and crew of The Prime Rib Playhouse Dinner Theatre as they rehearse and perform their annual holiday musical revue. Recent college graduate Joel Kneedler is a fish out of water as he navigates the festive mayhem and the hilarious characters who make up The Prime Rib Playhouse, including the incomparable artistic director whose recent “reality” project only adds to comedic chaos. Featuring five original Christmas carols, Christmas at The Prime Rib Playhouse delivers hilarious holiday cheer!

Subscriptions FAQ

Have your prices changed?

No. Our 2023 subscriptions are the same price as last year - $165/$155/$105. 

I don't think I'll like one of the shows next year - Should I just get a Mini Subscription and single tickets for the shows that sound good to me?

You could, because we'd like to keep you as a subscriber, but the V.I.P. subscription is roughly the same cost as four shows purchased individually.

What if I have trouble ordering online?

Call our at 541.488.2902 if you have any trouble. We're happy to help you!

Do I have to pick all of my shows right away?

No. You can purchase a VIP subscriber and then select some of all of your show dates now. It's up to you - but remember, as a subscriber you can exchange for a different date at any time for no cost, so why not reserve your favorite table now and exchange dates if your plans change?

If you still have questions, call our box office @ 541.488.2902 or send an e-mail to