Backwards in High Heels

The Oregon Cabaret Theatre celebrates movie legend Ginger Rogers in their fall show entitled, Backwards in High Heels the Ginger Musical. This intimate musical is a story of a small-town girl from Texas who dazzled the whole wide world, playing everything from "the girl next door" to the modern woman with a mind of her own. It's a spectacular candy box of show-stopping dance numbers, great songs, and some surprising revelations about a movie legend.

"Put it all on Craig Hudson's fabulous, vintage stage and you have a lavish spectacle with a surprising bit of depth."
Bill Varble

Medford Mail Tribune

"...that spotlight shines most brightly on Kelsey Stalter, who has all the pluck and sparkle of the leading lady she portrays, as well as the singing and dancing chops of a star."

Kathleen Alaks

Grants Pass Daily Courier

"It's got fabulous set pieces, lavish costumes, amazing dance numbers and music galore."

Kathleen Alaks

Grants Pass Daily Courier

Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Rogers Musical

Ginger Rogers danced her way into our hearts in the arms of Fred Astaire, setting the gold standard for grace and elegance on the silver screen. In her surprising true-life story, we follow her from the vaudeville stage at the age of fifteen through her ascension to Hollywood goddess. The music of Backwards in High Heels reflects that era of early movie making. With such classics as Let's call the Whole Thing Off, I've Got Rhythm, We're in the Money, Let's Face the Music and Dance, Baby Face, and Fascinating Rhythm, the production is enhanced by original songs as well.

Show schedule

September 12 – November 9
Previews September 10 & 11
Performances Thursday – Monday @ 8:00
(no show October 31)
Sunday Brunch matinees @ 1:00


Robert Arthur Altman as Man #3
Christie Dabreau as Woman #3
Tim Fuchs as Man #1
John Ramsey as Man #2
Kelsey Stalter as Ginger Rogers

Production Team

Director - Christopher George Patterson
Stage Manager - Kathleen Mahoney*
Assistant to the Director - Paul Garcia
Musical Director - John Taylor
Resident Set Designer - Craig Hudson
Resident Lighting Designer - Craig Hudson
Projection Engineer - Mitch Weisbrod
Resident Technical Director - Michael Halderman
Resident Costume Designer - Kerri Lea Robbins
Costumer - Karrie Smith
Propmaster - Jeanine Salter