January 31st – March 31st
The ultimate celebration of 1960’s female empowerment, Beehive recalls the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power. Told from the perspective of six young women who came of age in this enigmatic decade, now taking a look back on a host of issues ranging from their first Beehive Dance to the challenges we faced as a nation.
Featuring music from Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Dusty Springfield, including such timeless classics as “My Boyfriend’s Back”, “Be My Baby”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, and “Me and Bobby McGee”.
Were it a movie, Beehive would be rated PG, with only very mild references to drug culture, alcohol and violence in some of the songs.
Almost every scene in “Beehive” is standout because of the superb, powerful voices of the cast. When one was front and center wailing out the words, the others sang backup in perfect harmony. Every cast member had their moments in the spotlight, and these showgirls were also flawless in ensemble.
For a fun night of nostalgia, you can’t do much better than “Beehive — The 60’s Musical.”
For those who were rocking ‘n’ rolling 50-plus years ago, “Beehive: The 60’s Musical,” is a blast from the past, a Casey Kasum’s America’s Top 40 revival of chart-busting delights… a fast-paced production that musically gallops
One word to describe this performance: surprising. That’s not to say that I had any doubts about the quality, but, rather, I was consistently surprised time after time throughout the production. The performances constantly surpassed my expectations, hitting me with new breathless moments all the time.
Amazing show! And great service!
It was the best show ever…the food was awesome
“It’s excellent…we loved it!”
“An amazing, wonderful, talent exploding show.”
“This show was fantabulous”
“Wowie, Zowie is all I can say. What a wonderful and excellent show and Mike Wilkins on keyboard was just as fun to watch. All the musicians were perfect. The performers could not have done better and the food was so delicious!. Thank you very much!”
“We saw this Saturday…. It was fantastic!”
“The band and cast are top notch and I’m still tapping my feet at work and singing the songs in my head.”
We have been to this theatre numerous times and always enjoy the experience. Sometimes the dinners served at theaters aren’t that good but at the Cabaret the dinners are very good. You can’t go wrong with the steak. Save room for the desert. They are dangerous good.
This was a nice add on to seeing shows at Shakespeare Festival. I make several trips to this area every year, I will be coming here for more events. I think the meal was one of the best I’ve had in Ashland. The prices were not out of line for what you received. I would recommend having dinner here you won’t be sorry.
Carrie Lyn Brandon
Carrie is originally from Mill Valley, CA but comes to us from now living in NYC. She returns to OCT after appearing as Shelly in Bat Boy and Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show back in 2017. Other regional credits include Patty in the National Tour of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Sophie in Mamma Mia (Sierra Repertory Theatre), Mary Jane in Big River (Sharon Playhouse). Carrie has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Pennsylvania State University.
Asha returns to the OCT stage after appearing as Gary Coleman in last year’s production of Avenue Q. Other performance credits include After Midnight (Trio) Norwegian Cruise Lines, Legally Blonde (Paulette) Norwegian Cruise Lines, Drowsy Chaperone (Trix) Dutch Apple, Dreamland Drive-Inn (Bertha) Dollywood. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Shorter College of Rome, GA. “I am so thrilled to have another opportunity to work at the Oregon Cabaret and I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to play this incredible role!”
Kristen is happily returning to OCT. Prior Cabaret credits include Magenta in Rocky Horror Show, and the ensemble of both She Loves Me, and Bat Boy, as well as several Cabaret Late Night Shows. Other performance credits include Spamalot at the Camelot Theatre (Lady of the Lake), Beehive 60’s Musical with Broadway Rose Theatre (Janis Joplin), and Spotlight on Liza Minnelli at the Camelot Theatre (Liza). Kristen would like to thank her husband, Noah, for his endless patience, support, and love.
Shae is born and raised in Ashland, OR and returns to the OCT stage after appearing as Susie in both The Wonderettes and The Winter Wonderettes. She studied at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Rosharra is making her debut appearance with OCT. Broadway & National Tour: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Off-Broadway: The Tempest (Shakespeare In The Park), The Events (NYTW). NY: Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess (A.R.T Workshop), Parade ( The Secret Theater, NY). Regional: Gateway, Disney Cruise Line. TV/Film: One More Time (Starz). Educational degrees include B.M. SMU;M.M. NYU/Steinhardt.
Tamara is a native of Brooklyn, NY and appearing for the first time with Oregon Cabaret. Other credits include Freedom Train(Tour): Rit, Disney Cruiseline: Mainstage Performer, Hairspray: Motormouth Maybelle, Ragtime: Sarah’s Friend, Thoroughly Modern Millie: Muzzy Van Hossmere US, The Secret Garden: Mrs. Winthrop. She is a graduate of AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts (Los Angeles). “Special thanks to Mom and Dad.”
Director: Lauren Blair
Assistant Director: Mandy Andersen
Choreographer: Keenon Hooks
Musical Director: Mike Wilkins
Stage Manager: Julie Bangs
Assistant Stage Manager: Lynn Dutra
Set Design: Jason Bolen
Costume Design: Kristie Mattsson
Assistant Costume Design: Makayla Royer
Lighting Design: Chris Wood^
Prop Design: Drew Ann Bangs
Sound Design/Engineer: Kimberly Carbone
Wig Design: Virginia Carol Hudson – Wigs by Design
Technical Director: Christopher Burkhardt
Assistant Technical Director: Nico Hewitt
Production Manager: Julie Bangs
^Member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATS
Wanda: Kristen Calvin
Gina/Jasmine: Shae Celine
Laura/Alison/Pattie: Mattie Easdale
Keyboard: Mike Wilkins
Drums: Jared Brown
Bass: Eric Jones
Guitar: Daniel Sherrill
Evan Davidson (2/16, 2/17, 2/21, 3/2, 3/9, 3/14, 3/16, 3/21, 3/23, 3/27, 3/31)