Christmas at the Prime Rib Playhouse (PG)

By Erik Stein

November 17th - December 31st, 2023

Please be aware before purchasing tickets, that this is our 2023 production.

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

Jonathan Luke Stevens*

Jonathan Luke Stevens*


Previously at the Cabaret: Phil Davis in White Christmas

Other productions include: Paris in Romeo and Juliet, Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Link Larkin in Hairspray, Rynaldo and Ensemble in All’s Well That Ends Well, Ado Andy in Oklahoma!, Marcus/Boy Hamlet/Crier in The Book of Will, Valentine/Adam/Peter in Shakespeare in Love, Terror #7/Soldier in UniSon, Valentine/Ensemble in Twelfth Night, Society Max/Ensemble in Guys and Dolls, Ensemble in Head Over Heels (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Mamma Mia!, Holiday Inn (5th Avenue Theater); The Donkey Show (American Repertory Theater) Public Works' As You Like It (Public Theater)

Where he’s from: Originally Baton Rouge, LA; Currently New York City

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!”

Natasha Harris*

Natasha Harris*


Previously at the Cabaret: Judy in White Christmas; Soprano/Alto in The All Night Strut; Moony in Pine Mountain Lodge; Natasha in Cabaret Christmas

Other productions include: Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew, Coco in The Cocoanuts (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (Utah Shakespeare Festival Tour); Peter Pan in Peter Pan, Penny in Hairspray (PCPA)

Where she’s from: Originally San Francisco, CA; Currently San Diego, CA for 5 years

Personal note: “socials - @lilnutsy”

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.”