February 26 - April 18th, 2021
Percy, a parolee just released from prison, arrives in a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill, the only eatery in a struggling town. It is for sale but there are no takers, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. A heartfelt musical about healing the wounds of the past and finding your chosen family.
This will be a brand new, Oregon Cabaret take on the hit musical, with the cast playing their own instruments as an onstage orchestra! Mike Wilkins (Beehive, Chicago, Once) performs and musical directs a show that contains beautiful songs like "Shine" and "Forest for the Trees"
Were it movie, The Spitfire Grill would be rated PG, with mild coarse language and some adult themes.
$43 A Level Seating / $39 B Level Seating / $29 C Level Seating
All matinees start at 1 pm and all evening shows start at 8pm
Mariah is making her debut appearance on the Oregon Cabaret stage. She is a native of Seattle, WA, but comes to us from NYC. Past credits include the 2019 National Tour of ONCE portraying the lead role of “Girl.” Mariah holds a BFA Musical Theatre from Rider University. “Percy’s story is not uncommon; the majority of incarcerated women have been victims of domestic violence. If you feel so moved, I hope you’ll consider donating to nationalbailout.org, or visiting my website for other resources to support and learn about alternatives to incarceration.” mariahlotz.com
CARRIE LYN BRANDON
Carrie is originally from Mill Valley, CA but comes to us now from NYC. She returns to OCT after appearing as Alison in Beehive, Shelly in Bat Boy and Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show back in 2017. Other credits include National Tours: Girl Cover in Once, Patty in A Charlie Brown Christmas; Regional: Sophie in Mamma Mia, Featured Performer in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Sierra Repertory Theatre), Mary Jane in Big River (Sharon Playhouse). Carrie has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Pennsylvania State University. “For my favorite music maker.”
Livia was last seen on the Oregon Cabaret stage as Baruska in Once and Dotty in Noises Off! Broadway credits include Ensemble in Via Galactica and Rizzo in Grease. Other roles include Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, Eleanor in The Lion in Winter, Patsy Cline in Always...Patsy Cline, Mama Rose in Gypsy, Laura Keene in Sockdology, Sister Aloysius in Doubt, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, The Witch in Into the Woods, Maria Callas in Master Class, Rebecca in Rags, Titania in Another Midsummer Night, Mrs. Shubert in Sheer Madness. Genise also served as Artistic Director for Camelot Theatre from 2002 - 2016 where she directed and starred in over 50 plays and musicals.
Matthew is joining the Oregon Cabaret team for the first time. He is originally from Trenton, NJ. Other regional credits include Eamon, Guy u/s in Once (National Tour), Rev. Oglethorpe in Smoke on the Mountain (La Comedia Dinner Theater), Singer/Guitarist (Bahamas Paradise Cruiseline), Anselmo in Man of La Mancha (Princeton Festival), Carl Perkins/Elvis u/s in Million Dollar Quartet (Dutch Apple Dinner Theater), Vocalist/Guitarist in Time Step (Broward County Stage Door Theater). Matthew holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Rider University.
JON PATRICK PENICK
Jon is originally from Dayton, OH but comes to Oregon Cabaret Theatre for the first time from Chicago, IL. Other regional credits include Billy in Once (2019 National tour, Fulton Theatre, Paramount Theatre), Eamon in Once (TheatreSquared), Henry/Deputy Johnson in Bonnie and Clyde (Kokandy Productions), Max in Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins (Strawdog Theatre), Jack Stapleton in The Hound of The Baskervilles (Idle Muse Theatre Company), Ryan in Borderlands (Underscore Theatre Company), Terry in Today We Escape (Tympanic Theatre Company). Jon carries training from American Musical and Dramatic Academy. “Love to Mom, Dad and Traci.” Jonpatrickpenick.bandcamp.com
Marta is originally from Boston, MA but comes to Oregon Cabaret Theatre for the first time from New York City. Other regional credits include Swing on Once National Tour Apex Productions, Reza in Once at SpeakEasy Stage in Boston, Shark Girl in West Side Story at Fiddlehead Theatre in Boston, The Program with Falconworks Theatre, Ada in New Electric Ballroom at The Acktor's Table on Nantucket, Julie in A Tale of Two Cities at the York Theatre in NYC. Marta holds a Certificate in Musical Theatre from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. “Love to Ben, Mom, Tony and fam, and the Pavaos!” Find me at www.martarymer.com
Karl returns to OCT after serving as musical director and tracks designer for Mamma Mia (2019) and Avenue Q (2018); He also served as Music Director/Pianist - Sweeney Todd (2019). After moving from California to the Rogue Valley he earned a Bachelor's degree in music from SOU. Other regional credits include Oregon Conservatory of Arts (SOU), Camelot Theater, Collaborative Theater Project, Ashland High School.
Director - Valerie Rachelle
Choreographer/Assistant Director - Lauren Blair
Musical Director - Karl Iverson
Scenic Designer - Joe Klug^
Lighting Designer - Michael Stanfill
Costume Designer - Lauren Blair
Prop Designer - James Paul Xavier
Projection Designer - Michael Stanfill^
Technical Director - Drew Bangs
Stage Manager - Julie Bangs