A charming holiday story set to the timeless music of Irving Berlin, the Pine Mountain lodge tells the story of young World War II vet who has inherited his father's old upstate New York hotel, only discover it's haunted by the ghosts of an old vaudeville duo. Features Berlin hits "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm", "You're So Easy to Dance With", and "Shaking the Blues Away."
About the Shows
The premise of Bat Boy is ripped straight from 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 that follow, Bat Boy learns to speak perfect English by watching Masterpiece Theatre and finds a home with his new family, but his dark past threatens to ruin a budding romance and his future in Hope Falls.
In The Rocky Horror Show, newly engaged Brad and Janet become stranded at the eerie mansion of the mad transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter on the eve of his greatest triumph - the creation of a gorgeous muscled hunk named Rocky.
Bat Boy contains mild profanity and some comically gory moments - Bat Boy 'feeds' on some of the townspeople of Hope Falls. Were it a movie, it would likely be rated PG-13. The Rocky Horror has no nudity, but more or less everything else that could possibly offend you. Were it a movie, it would be rated R.
Bat Boy & Rocky Horror (playing rep) performance dates:
9/22 Bat Boy - 8pm (Preview)
9/23 Bat Boy - 8pm
9/24 Bat Boy - 8pm
9/25 Bat Boy - 1pm
9/29 Bat Boy - 8pm
9/30 Bat Boy - 8pm
10/1 Bat Boy - 8pm
10/2 Bat Boy - 1pm
10/6 Bat Boy - 8pm
10/7 Bat Boy - 8pm
10/8 Bat Boy - 8pm
10/9 Bat Boy - 1pm
10/12 Rocky Horror - 8pm (Preview)
10/13 Rocky Horror - 8pm
10/14 Rocky Horror - 8pm
10/15 Rocky Horror - 8pm
10/16 Bat Boy 1pm & Rocky Horror 8pm
10/20 Bat Boy 8pm
10/21 Bat Boy 8pm & Rocky Horror 11pm
10/22 Rocky Horror 8pm
10/23 Bat Boy 1pm & Rocky Horror 8pm
10/24 Rocky Horror 8pm
10/26 Rocky Horror 8pm
10/27 Bat Boy 8pm
10/28 Bat Boy 8pm & Rocky Horror 11pm
10/29 Bat Boy 8pm & Rocky Horror 11pm
10/30 Rocky Horror 8pm
10/31 Rocky Horror 8pm
11/2 Rocky Horror 8pm (Added Show!)
11/3 Bat Boy - 8pm
11/4 Bat Boy - 8pm
11/5 Bat Boy - 8pm
11/6 Bat Boy - 1pm (Bat Boy closing)
Meet the Cast of Bat Boy and Rocky Horror
JONATHAN HOOVER (Edgar in Bat Boy, Brad in Rocky Horror) - Is thrilled to be returning to the Cabaret having also appeared as Mark in Altar Boyz in 2009. Other favorites: Mike/Frank in the Tokyo Company of The Broadway Revival of A Chorus Line, Billy Crocker in Anything Goes, Joseph in Joseph, Henrik in A Little Night Music, Singer in Sondheim: A Birthday Concert at Lincoln Center and many others. Jonathan would love to thank Val and Rick for yet more dream roles, his parents for unrelenting support, and Daniel being his best buddy. For stalking purposes check out Jonathan-Hoover.com
VALERIE RACHELLE (Meredith Parker in Bat Boy, Eddie in Rocky Horror) – Originally trained as a ballerina, Valerie has been performing professionally since the age of 7. She is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts with her BFA in Acting and the University of California, Irvine with an MFA in Directing. Favorite roles include: Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd), Fantine (Les Miserables), Maria (Sound of Music), Baker’s Wife (Into the Woods).
Carrie Lynn Brandon
CARRIE LYN BRANDON (Shelley in Bat Boy, Columbia in Rocky Horror) - Carrie is a recent graduate of Penn State's Musical Theatre BFA program, where her favorite roles included Wendla in Spring Awakening and Kate in From Up Here. Last summer she was seen as Cheryl in The Taffetas at Nittany Theatre at the Barn, and was most recently seen as Celia in Anne Boleyn at Marin Theatre Company in her hometown, Mill Valley. Carrie has sung multiple times as a soloist for the California Symphony and Reno Philharmonic, and has enjoyed performing as the National Anthem soloist for the San Francisco Giants and 49ers many times.
STEPHEN KLINE (Sheriff Reynolds in Bat Boy) Stephen is thrilled to return after he performed last year as Marley's Ghost/Ensemble in A Christmas Carol and as Clown Two in The 39 Steps. Stephen was a Theatre Professor and Director of children's theatre productions. He also had the opportunity to play Lee and Austin from two different productions of True West. Other credits include: Alan - God of Carnage, Jean - Miss Julie, Ben Braddock - The Graduate, and Hamlet. Some musical theatre credits include: Jamie - The Last Five Years, Eddie - Blood Brothers, and Tony - West Side Story. He would like to thank his wife Madison and his family for their support.
TONY CARTER (Rick Taylor/Lorraine/Mr. Dillon/Ensemble in Bat Boy, Rocky in Rocky Horror, Brent Hayes in Pine Mountain Lodge) - Tony is back for his second season at Oregon Cabaret Theatre where last year he played Billy in Musical of Musicals the Musical. He is from Las Vegas but is based out of Chicago. Chicago credits include: Angie the Ox in Guys & Dolls (Light Opera Works), Ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It (Theatre at the Center), 35mm (Circle Theatre), Ian in High Fidelity (Refuge Theatre Project), and Stephen/Jeremy in We Gotta Bingo (Chicago Theater Works). Regional work includes: Utah Shakespeare Festival, PCPA, Utah Festival Opera, California Theatre Center, and Pickleville Playhouse.
NATHAN MONKS (Mrs. Taylor/Roy/Reverend/Ensemble in Bat Boy, Dr. Scott in Rocky Horror) - Nathan is thrilled to be making his debut at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre as a part of the cast of Rocky Horror and Bat Boy. Nathan is a Southern California transplant who moved to the Southern Oregon Valley in March of 2009. Nathan's recent credits include Jamie Willerstein in The Last 5 Years, Curly McLean in Oklahoma, and Joey/Davy in the original musical Divine Lunacy. He would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support in his theatrical endeavors, and hopes you all enjoy the 2016 Cabaret season!
LUCAS BLAIR (Daisy/Bud/Pan/Ensemble in Bat Boy, Riff Raff in Rocky Horror, Danny in Pine Mountain Lodge) - Returning to the OCT stage for three shows this season, Lucas couldn’t be happier to spend five months here in beautiful Ashland. Lucas' regional credits include: Peter in the 2008 California premiere of Bare: A Pop Opera, Dick in Dames at Sea, Moritz in Spring Awakening, Valentine/Neleus in Mary Poppins, BJ Gibson in 1940's Radio Hour, Berger in HAiR concert, Mr. Mistoffelees in CATS, Riff in West Side Story, Russian Soloist in Fiddler On The Roof, Harry in My Fair Lady, Horse in Man of La Mancha, Sketch in Hairspray. Other regional credits include: MEMPHIS, White Christmas, Legally Blonde, Guys and Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun, Singing’ In The Rain, Oklahoma, Noises Off, Cyrano De Bergerac, Spamalot, Cinderella. See what’s next for Lucas at www.lucasblair.net
KRISTEN CALVIN (Ron Taylor/Maggie/Clem in Bat Boy, Magenta in Rocky Horror) - Kristen, a classically trained vocalist and musical theatre major from Ball State University, sang professionally in Chicago before relocating to Ashland. In addition to performing at various local theatres last year, she was a special guest in OCT's Cabaret Late Night show. Kristen is honored and thrilled to be a first time OCT cast member this year. Her favorite past roles include Marian in The Music Man, Johanna in Sweeney Todd, and Janet in Rocky Horror. Kristen is forever grateful to Noah, her husband, for his belief in her talent and his unwavering support of her dreams.
AMANDA ANDERSEN (Ruthie Taylor/Ned/Ensemble in Bat Boy, Janet in Rocky Horror) Though raised in the theatre, Amanda’s official training was at The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. She currently resides in Portland where she works as an actor, teacher and a world-changing barista. Amanda has taught acting, singing, movement, Shakespeare, and works with Rogue Pack, a non-profit that provides writing and theatrical workshops to at-risk youth. Favorite roles include co-starring in an award-winning independent film called Mandarose, Christy/Courtney in American Psycho, and Martha in The Secret Garden. She is wildly excited to work with Val on these shows!
GEORGE HERKERT (Narrator in Rocky Horror) - Originally from N.Y.C., George is a veteran of the stage, performing his 1st show at the age of 3 in Japan with the USO. George got his training from the University of Miami Theater Department. His numerous past roles include Tevya & Rabbi in Fiddler on the Roof, Dr. Einstein in Arsenic & Old Lace, and Ike in the Camelot Theatre’s recent production of Oklahoma. In 1986, George, with his wife Patricia, created "Weiss & Patricia's Wonderful World of Magic”. Weiss and Patricia have performed at Hollywood’s Magic Castle and toured the country with Circus Vargas. They also toured their illusionist show in Europe and Japan. George is so pleased to now be cast at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre with his family, Valerie and Rick.