What the Press is Saying
Spoiler Alert - They're All Raves
"It’s heartening to hear those elegant and soulful lyrics, to feel the pulse of the beat, and to be reminded of the triumph of the spirit in our current uncertain times."
"The versatility of the performers was featured throughout the evening. They hit their mark no matter in what style they performed. They were on fire, as they tapped, jived, bogeyed, fox-trotted, and waltzed to the lively music with its infectious and carefree lyrics."
- Evelyn Hansen, Medford Mail Tribune | Read her full review
"As such, for me, Oregon Cabaret Theatre’s latest offering, “The All Night Strut,” can only be described as a delightful onslaught — nearly 30 songs in a couple of hours, delivered by a crew of creative professionals with a real gift for catching and keeping an audience’s attention."
"The All Night Strut is classic Oregon Cabaret Theatre fare — fast-paced, polished, and fun. An all-out gas, to be sure, and well worth whatever dime a brother can spare."
Jeffrey Gillespie, Ashland Daily Tidings | Read his full review
"...the four performers and four musicians put on one helluva fast-paced show, singing, dancing and harmonizing their way through the 28-song program in less than two hours."
- Kathleen Alaks, Grants Pass Daily Courier | Read her full review (subscription required)
"Surprisingly poignant and always polished, “The All Night Strut” gallops across the Cabaret stage. Even if the songs aren't anthems of most viewers' generations, here's betting audiences of all ages will comfortably slip into the mood."
- Lee Juillerat, Klamath Falls Herald & News | Read the full review
"Fran Charnas' musical review cherry-picks the very best songs of the era and mixes them together with killer choreography. Director and choreographer Michael Jenkinson brings it all to life with a world-class cast of singers and dancers" | Read the full review
"So if you've always wanted to spend an evening reliving this by-gone era, or if you just want to have a fun night out, All Night Strut is the show for you."
-Stephanie Bartlett, Ashland Sneak Preview
What Audiences are Saying
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"One of the best shows I have seen there"
"Just saw "All Night Strut" tonight and it was Pure Magic. Songs and Dance from the 30s and 40s. Natasha Harris, Lucas Blair, Anastasia Talley and Keenon Hooks were the stars of the show and they were just fabulous. I was front row and was able to really see the dance moves. (I'm a "tapper" from WAYY back.) And believe me, I was watching closely. Natasha, you just KILLED the tapping! Fabulous, sharp, clear. Thank you. The singing was really great, the harmonies were AH-MAZING. I loved the syncopation, and the Jazzy songs. You even brought a tear to my eye, when you all sang, "I'll be seeing you". If you haven't bought your tickets yet for this production, you'd better get them quickly. This is sure to be another sell out for Cabaret. Just a fabulous group of new and returning actors. Beg, borrow or STEAL tickets to see this show. It's well worth it!"
"It was so much fun! Great cast!"
"We loved the show!"
"My husband and I loved this and highly recommend. Everyone made this a special evening, from the wonderful performers to the attentive servers. I didn't want the show to end."
"I loved the show!!!!!!!"
"The All Night Strut is a masterpiece. Anastasia, Natasha, Keenon, and Lucas act like they were made for this production; their performance was seamless. I wasn't familiar with the show before I decided to go, and I was simply blown away by the excellence of performers and live band. If you haven't bought tickets yet, please do, you will not want to miss out."
"Every actor and actress was wonderful - the singing and dancing was joyous"
"This show is excellent!"
"Fabulous on every level...loved today's matinee...superb harmonies and choreography...total commitment from every cast member...10 stars rating!"
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Anastasia recently made her debut with Utah Festival Opera as Suor Genovieffa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, where she also covered Sarah (Ragtime) and Clara (Porgy and Bess). She placed first in The Michael Ballam International Opera Competition, and later received the Giovane Talento Prometente award in the Concorso Internazionale Musica “Cappuccilli-Patané-Resphighi” competition in Alessandria, Italy. She completed a performer diploma and master’s degree in vocal performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where she performed the roles of Susanna in Mozart’s LeNozze di Figaro and Noémiein Massenet’s Cendrillon. www.anastasiatalley.com
Keenon is thrilled to be working with OCT! An LA native and proud graduate of Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, his work as both an actor and choreographer have been seen all over the west coast with companies such as: Cabrillo Music Theatre, Utah Festival Opera, Performance Riverside, San Diego Musical Theatre, Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre, Long Beach Opera, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Proud member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society! Keenon is also the conservatory director and co-founder of Studio C Performing Arts in Westlake Village, CA. www.KeenonHooks.com
Originally hailing from the Bay Area, now currently living in Chicago, Natasha graduated with a BA from UC Irvine. Recent work includes: Utah Shakespeare Festival: Taming of the Shrew, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Macbeth, Into the Woods, South Pacific, Henry IV part One, and Measure for Measure. PCPA: Three Sisters, Peter Pan, West Side Story Previously at OCT: The Pine Mountain Lodge (2016), Cabaret Christmas (2011) www.natasha-harris.com
Lucas couldn't be happier to be back in beautiful Ashland. Cabaret credits include: Danny in The Pine Mountain Lodge, Riff Raff in Rocky Horror Show, Pan in Bat Boy, and Dick in Dames at Sea. Regional credits include: Peter in the 2008 California premiere of Bare: A Pop Opera, Moritz in Spring Awakening, Valentine/Neleus in Mary Poppins, Riff in West Side Story, Mr. Mistoffelees in Cats. Other credits: MEMPHIS, Hairspray, White Christmas, Man of La Mancha, Cyrano De Bergerac, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, Legally Blonde, Singin' In The Rain, Guys And Dolls, Noises Off, and more. Visit www.lucasblair.net
About the Show
Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Fran Charnas, swing's the thing in the The All Night Strut! From touring with the Glenn Miller Orchestra to performing with the Boston Pops, this classy, sassy musical revue has played the world over to record breaking houses and garnered rave reviews from critics.
The All Night Strut has no nudity, profanity, or any strong adult content. Were it a movie, it would likely be rated PG.