Oregon Cabaret Theatre

, Posted: Sun, September 16 2012 at 9:40 PM, Updated: Sun, September 16 2012 at 9:52 PM

You can't help but tap your feet and clap your hands when you get to see 'song & dance" being performed at the Oregon cabaret theatre. The show takes you through history, examining theatrical milestones through the  eyes of Christopher Patterson and Kymberli Colbourne.

" It's a really great opportunity here to do a more traditional cabaret show in that we get to share some of our own personal stories and share that for the first time, " said Kymberli.

Throughout the show you get nuggets of information about how black performers were treated, forced to wear black makeup and exaggerate their features.

" Through dance and music has helped changed what use to be a career where you had to be in mask and I wouldn't even be able to perform with Kymberli, " said Christopher.

But you also learn about the characters themselves and what  initially peaked their interest about theatre. Both Patterson and Colbourne are no strangers to southern Oregon and the Oregon cabaret theatre. The two have performed and choreographed  before.

 " I really love moments when I feel like the audience get a little behind the curtain look. So, I really like sharing that with them."

What makes the show special, aside from the vibrant, upbeat musical selection, is that the two characters keep you engaged with fancy footwork and tantalizing vocals. The two tell NBC 5 news their ultimate goal is to have people leave the theatre better than they came.
In Ashland, Larry Miller, NBC 5 news.

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