Tony-Award Winning Musical The Full Monty Opens at the
Cabaret on June 30th After a Two Year Delay
With music by composer/lyricist David Yazbek and a libretto by legendary playwright Terrence McNally, The Full Monty musical took Broadway by storm when it came out, garnering ten Tony nominations. The Oregon Cabaret will be the first company to bring the show to Southern Oregon audiences when it opens on June 30th.
While spying on their wives at “Girls' Night Out," a couple of unemployed steelworkers witness how much the ladies enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; both physically and emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, the men come to discover that they're stronger as a group, and that strength gives each of them the courage to "let it go."
Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show.
“We began working on The Full Monty three years ago with casting in summer of 2019 and were six weeks away from starting rehearsal when everything shut down in 2020. We couldn’t predict much at that time, but we knew that this show would make it to the Cabaret stage. It was simply a matter of when.” says director Lauren Blair. “The energy from this cast is beyond anything I’ve ever experienced. We’ve waited a long time to create this show and I know our patrons have waited a long time to see it. I’m certain it will have been worth the wait!”
Once again, the Oregon Cabaret is breaking the record for the number of cast members in a show with a total of 15 actors appearing onstage. The show features Cabaret veterans like Galloway Stevens (Sweeney Todd, Trailer Park), Tony Carter (Mamma Mia!, Rocky Horror), Alex Boyles (Avenue Q, Miracle on 34th St), Asha Brownie-Gordon (Beehive, Avenue Q), Stephanie Jones (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Odd Couple), Justin Waggle (The 39 Steps, Poirot), Mia Gaskin (The Odd Couple, Whodunit), Austin Miller (The Odd Couple), Austin Ewing (Halloqueen Drag Show), and local favorites like Rose Passione, Presila Quinby, and Brianna Gowland making their Cabaret debuts. Also making their Cabaret debuts are Leland Burnett as Jerry, Brian Kinnard as Horse, and Ashland High School student Lionel Ward as Jerry’s son Nathan.
The work of the show’s director, Lauren Blair is well known to Southern Oregon audiences where she has worked as the director of Beehive at the Cabaret, Tuck Everlasting and Peter and the Starcatcher at Collaborative Theatre Project and choreographed both High School Musical and The Drowsy Chaperone for TMTO at the Craterian.
The Full Monty design team includes set designer Sarah Pisheh, lighting designer Aja Jackson, props designer James Paul Xavier, sound designer Kimberly Carbone, and costume designer Kristie Mattsson.
COVID Safety Protocols
The safety protocols for The Full Monty are as follows:
Full capacity - We are continuing to do table sharing and seating in the front row.
We are not requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for The Full Monty.
Masks - Masks are recommended during the performance, but not required.
Should the number of COVID cases rise dramatically, we reserve the right to require masks and/or proof of vaccination or negative COVID test.
The Cabaret will reschedule tickets, release them for an in-house credit, or refund them if anyone is not comfortable with our safety protocols.
If it were a movie, The Full Monty would be rated R for coarse language, adult situations, nudity, and alcohol use.
Show Dates and Additional Information
The Full Monty has a preview on June 30th, opens on July 1st and closes on Sunday, September 4th. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 1:00 pm and evening performances begin at 8:00 pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday nights.
Reservations are required for pre-show dinner or brunch. Appetizers, cocktails, beverages, and desserts are available without reservations. Tickets are $43 for A level seating with limited $39 B level seating and $29 C level seating. The Cabaret offers a 15% ticket discount for groups of twelve or more for select ticket types and performances. $15 student rush tickets can be purchased 30 minutes before curtain with a valid student ID, subject to availability. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, call the Oregon Cabaret Theatre box office at 541-488-2902 or visit oregoncabaret.com.
Media Contact: Rick Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541.488.8349, ext. 2. Photos, interviews, and reviewer tickets are available upon request.
Photo by Steve Sutfin and features (Clockwise from upper left): Brian Kinnard, Leland Burnett, Galloway Stevens, Austin Miller, Austin Ewing, Alex Boyles