She Loves Me
An intimate and touching show, featuring music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) and book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), She Loves Me was nominated for five Tony Awards in 1964. The 1993 Broadway revival won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical and the 1994 Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance.
She Loves Me has no nudity, profanity, or any strong adult content. Were it a movie, it would likely be rated PG.
Lauren Wright, Peter Wickliffe, and Patrick Massey in She Loves Me
She Loves Me at Oregon Cabaret Theatre is another winner in a long string of successful shows for the company, which continues to move from strength to strength under the steady leadership of Valerie Rachelle and Rick Robinson. It’s the perfect aperitif for the upcoming holiday season.
Sumptuously silly, delightfully daffy and just one heck of a fun time. She Loves Me the holiday musical that’s playing through Dec. 31 at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland, is something that should be on everyone’s Christmas wish list.
Director Valerie Rachelle brings the show to fresh life with a tight mix of verbal and physical comedy and a talented cast.
She Loves Me is an old-fashioned charmer where love is advanced by paper and pen, with an envelope and stamp, as well as a holiday-inspired performance in which the players find love, satisfaction, success and their just deserts.
Patrick is a North Carolina native and graduate of the Master’s program at The Boston Conservatory. Patrick spent several years in the opera world before moving to New York and pursuing more contemporary theater. Regional credits: Woody (Toy Story the Musical), Marius (Les Mis), Leanard (Foolerie -NYMF), Charlie (Brigadoon), Brit Craig (Parade), Robert (Hounds of War), Candide (Candide). Opera credits: Heart of a Dog, Bovines Rex, La Rondine, Cosi fan tutte, etc. Be sure to check out his country bluegrass/band www.manhattanmoonshineband.com! (www.patrickmassey.com)
Lauren is thrilled to be debuting at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre this holiday season. She is originally from Evansville, IN, but resides in NYC. Credits: Mamma Mia! National Tour (Ensemble, Ali/Lisa Cover), Baby (Lizzie), Sister Act (Sister Mary Robert), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Les Miserables (Eponine), Hairspray (Penny), The Secret Garden (Mary Lennox). Lauren is also a classically trained violinist/freelance musician and holds a B.M. in Musical Theatre from Belmont University.
Kodaly (11/16 - 12/24)
Tony returns to the Oregon Cabaret Theatre where you may have seen him as Rocky in Rocky Horror Show, Musical of Musicals, Bat Boy, last year’s world premiere of Pine Mountain Lodge, and Baskerville. Hailing from Chicago, some Chicago credits include Saturday Night Fever (Drury Lane), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Theatre at the Center), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (First Folio Theatre). Regional theatre work includes Utah Shakespeare Festival, PCPA: Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Utah Festival Opera, California Theatre Center, and the Pickleville Playhouse. Note: Tyler Ward Lemons will take over the role of Kodaly for Tony Carter for the 12/26 – 12/31 performances.
Mimi holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Wright State University, is also a proud graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, and now resides in New York City. Recent/favorite credits include: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice), Gypsy (Rose), Guys and Dolls (Miss Adelaide), Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), Sunday in the Park with George (Celeste #1), and Into the Woods (Witch). She was also a featured vocalist in An Evening with Leslie Uggams– a concert filmed for PBS. Mimi is a two-time recipient of the Stephen Schwartz Scholarship. She is thrilled to be making her debut at Oregon Cabaret Theatre!
OCT: Herr Schultz, Cabaret; Jim, The Pine Mountain Lodge. Other theatres: Norman Thayer, On Golden Pond; Scrooge, The Christmas Carol; Inspector LeStrade, Hound of the Baskervilles; Arthur, Camelot; Professor Higgins, My Fair Lady; File, 110 in the Shade; Vincentio, Taming of the Shrew; Mr. Lundie, Brigadoon; Abner Dillon, 42nd Street; Sky Masterson/Nathan Detroit/Benny Southstreet, Guys and Dolls; Capulet, Romeo and Juliet; El Gallo in The Fantasticks; Virgil Blessing in Bus Stop; directed over 50 productions; taught drama in Utah, California and Scotland. Education: BA Theatre, MS Education, University of Utah.
Nathan is thrilled to be back at the Cabaret for his second season. Cabaret roles include Reverend Billy Hightower in Bat Boy and Dr. Everett Scott in The Rocky Horror Show. Other roles performed here in the valley include Jamie in The Last 5 Years and Curly in Oklahoma. So much love and thanks to his friends and family for their continued support in his theatrical pursuits, and to everyone here supporting live theatre.
Reese is 20 years old and is thrilled to join the OCT company! Favorite roles include Kai in The Snow Queen (CTP), Hanna in La Cage Aux Folles (CTC), Ig in Ug, The Caveman Musical (CTC), Jay in Lost in Yonkers (CTC), and Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar (CTC). Rush did a year at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles where he was trained in voice by John Deluise and studied musical theatre with Broadway veterans such as Mary Gordon Murray, and Thomas James O’Leary. He hopes you enjoy the show!
Leah was last seen at the Cabaret as Belinda in Noises Off. Leah previously resided in Oceano, CA where she appeared onstage and as choreographer at The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville. Credits at TGAM include: Frankenstein’s Bride, Across the River, Trudy and the Beast and many more! Other credits: Legally Blonde, West Side Story, Ragtime and the U.S. Premiere of Nicola McCartney’s Lifeboat all at PCPA Theatrefest. Leah received her BFA in Theatre from the University of Rhode Island. Much love to her amazing family and friends!
Kristen, a midwest native, grew up onstage and began classical voice lessons at age twelve. She graduated from Ball State University’s musical theatre program and spent several years performing in Chicago. Kristen appeared on the OCT stage in last year’s “Double Creature Feature” as Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show and Maggie in Bat Boy. She was also a guest artist in the 2016 Naughty But Nice Late Night Cabaret. Last year, she starred in Spotlight on Liza Minnelli at the Camelot Theatre. Kristen will be spending a few months in Portland this year performing in Beehive: The 60’s Musical at the Broadway Rose Theatre. Kristen is thankful to live in Ashland with her husband, Noah, and their cat, Tinker. www.kristencalvin.com
Haley recently became a Rogue Valley local and has since been busy on and off stage with many companies. Featured roles include Florence in Chess (Livia Genise Productions), Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes (Nevada Repertory Company), Kim MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie (Sierra School of Performing Arts), and Helene in Sweet Charity (Camelot Theatre Company). Forsyth has understudied at OCT for the past two years and looks forward to making her on stage debut. When she is not on stage, she enjoys working as a director and choreographer. To learn more, visit haleyjaneforsyth.com
Peter has been an active member of the Southern Oregon theatre community since 2008, working at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Camelot Theatre, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Randall Theatre, Ashland Contemporary Theatre, Craterian Theatre, Ashland New Plays Festival and Thanks for the Memories Theatre. He hopes you enjoy what you see and are uplifted and inspired by it. God’s blessings to you and yours!
Kodaly (12/26 - 12/31)
Tyler is making his debut performance with OCT. He studied acting and directing at Bowling Green State University. A new husband and father, Tyler is the theatre instructor at Scenic Middle School in Central Point. Other performance credits include Thomas Jefferson in 1776, Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, Bullshot Crummond in Bullshot Crummond, Nicely-Nicely in Guys and Dolls, Adam, Reed and Daniel in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), Benedik in Much Ado About Nothing, Petrucio in Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth and Titus Andronicus.