Christmas at the Prime Rib Playhouse (PG)

By Erik Stein

November 17th - December 31st, 2023

The Story

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!


Were it movie, Christmas at the Prime Rib Playhouse would be rated PG, with some coarse humor, sexual situations, and drug references.


A Price Seating - $43 | B Price Seating - $39 | C Price Seating - $29 for Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday shows
A Price Seating - $49 | B Price Seating - $43 | C Price Seating - $29 for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday shows

Show Times

All matinees start at 1 pm and all evening shows start at 8pm

Meet the Cast

Matthew Tiberi*

Matthew Tiberi*


Previously at the Cabaret: Kinky Boots

Other productions include: Swing in Finding Neverland (Broadway), Issachar in Joseph...Dreamcoat (National Tour), Swing in Once Upon A One More Time (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Rudolpho in Matilda (Virginia Stage Company), Don Lockwood in Singin' In The Rain (Summer Theatre of New Canaan), Phaedra in La Cage Aux Folles (Geva Theatre Center), Adam/Felicia in Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Fiddlehead Theatre), Chuck Cranston in Footloose (Fireside Dinner Theatre)

Where he’s from: Originally Vernon, NJ; Currently New York City for 10 years

Personal note: “I'm BEYOND thrilled to be making my Oregon debut, and to finally be visiting this gorgeous state for the first time! Immense thanks to Val and everyone here at OCT, this stunning cast, crew & team, my partner Will, my forever supportive family, and the best agents over at Avalon Artists Group. "Keep your heels, head, and standards high." - Coco Chanel @matthew_tiberi”

Valerie Rachelle

Valerie Rachelle


Previously at the Cabaret: Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Betty in The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Meredith in Bat Boy, Eddie in The Rocky Horror Show

Other productions include: Fantine in Les Miserables (PCPA), Golde in Fiddler on the Roof (Utah Festival Opera), Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (Lucid By Proxy) Maria in The Sound of Music (Summer Repertory Theater)

Where she’s from: Originally Eugene, OR; Currently Ashland, OR for 8 years

Personal note: “I’m honored to be back on stage here at OCT. Creating and laughing with my fellow artists is always a pleasure. Much love to my family for continuing to support my dream job!”

Deanna Ott*

Deanna Ott*


Previously at the Cabaret: Roxie in Chicago, Brooke in Noises Off!, Nicola in Kinky Boots

Other productions include: Gingy/Sugarplum in Shrek (Casa Mañana); Amber in Hairspray, Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol (Dallas Theater Center); Portia in Something Rotten (Woodminster Amphitheater); Velma in West Side Story (Drury Lane Theatre); 3 Seasons at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

Where she’s from: Originally California; Currently NYC

Personal note: “So thankful to be welcomed back to the Cabaret! Much love to M, D, K.”

Matt Staley

Matt Staley


Previously at the Cabaret: Joe Sutter in The Spitfire Grill, Nikki/Norman/US Buddy in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

Other productions include: Eamon/US Guy in Once (National Tour), Guy in Once (Red Mountain Theatre), Rev. Oglethorpe in Smoke on the Mountain (La Comedia Dinner Theater), Singer/Guitarist (Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line), Anselmo in Man of La Mancha (Princeton Festival), US Carl Perkins/Elvis in Million Dollar Quartet (Dutch Apple Dinner Theater), Vocalist/Guitarist in Time Step (Broward County Stage Door Theater)

Where he’s from: Originally Hamilton, NJ; Currently Brooklyn, NY for 2 years.

Personal note: “Love and thanks to Mariah, always.”

Lauren Blair

Lauren Blair


Previously at the Cabaret: Gwendolyn Pigeon in The Odd Couple, Jeannie Garstecki in The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Rita in White Christmas

Other productions include: Emily Hobbs in Elf (Camelot Theatre Company); Francesca Johnson in The Bridges of Madison County and Anna #3/Young Maria in Lend Me a Tenor the Musical (Collaborative Theatre Project); Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde and Ulla in The Producers (Morgan-Wixson Theatre)

Where she’s from: Originally Cincinnati, OH; currently Ashland, OR for 4 years

Personal note: “Love to my husband Jonathan- you’re the best hubs! IG: @blairforthedramatic.”

Nicole Villavicencio

Nicole Villavicencio


Previously at the Cabaret: US Judy Haynes in White Christmas, US Maria Elena in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

Other productions include: Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Beatrice Rasponi in Servant of Two Masters, Anne in If/Then (Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University)

Where she’s from: Originally Reno, NV; Currently Ashland, OR for 3 years

Personal note: “She is incredibly grateful for her family and friends who have encouraged and pushed her towards her goals. She is thankful for the love and support of her parents and sister as well.”

Toby Tropper

Toby Tropper


This is Toby’s Oregon Cabaret debut!

Other productions include: Paul Larkin in American Son (Santa Barbara Ensemble Theatre, English Theater of Frankfurt); Tim Allgood in Noises Off (Rubicon Theatre Company); Karl/Steve in Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park (Lyric Company); Several seasons at the Great American Melodrama

Where he’s from: Ventura, CA

Personal note: “Toby hopes you're ready for a lot of fun and a lot of laughs! Special thanks to Val and Erik.”