On August 10, the Kress Pavilion will host its first cabaret performance in the Great Hall. Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:30pm. Mary Reilly and accompanist, Joan Mead make their Door County debut in “Playing for Keeps” an entertaining evening of songs from Broadway, the Great American Songbook, Motown and more, which explore the challenges–and rewards–of staying in love. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Many entertainers sing about the joys of falling in love or the heartache of a breakup–but we don’t often hear songs about staying in love. In “Playing for Keeps”, Mary Reilly explores what it takes to make a relationship last, through all of the ups and downs, trials and delights.
Mary Reilly, an accomplished performer, splits her time between Egg Harbor and Baltimore, Maryland. She has been singing all of her life, and found her way to the world of cabaret in 2005. Known for her rich vocal quality and generous stage presence, she shares unique interpretations of a wide range of music. Her selections can include gems from the Great American Songbook, Motown, rock, blues, country and musical theater. Mary has performed in numerous ensemble and solo programs in Baltimore, New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. She premiered her first solo show, “Here We Are At Last” in 2010, and is happy to bring another of her highly acclaimed shows, “Playing for Keeps”, to the Egg Harbor Kress Pavilion.
Joan Mead presently resides in Sister Bay, however, she spent her childhood in Rockford, Illinois. After graduating from the University of Illinois,she returned to Rockford and taught theatre and English there for twenty-eight years. In addition to her teaching, she directed high school musicals and plays and gave private piano lessons. Joan is the mother of a son and daughter whom she proudly calls her two best productions. Upon retirement, she and her husband moved to Prescott, Arizona, where she was the Music Director and pianist at her church. In 2016 they moved back to the Midwest to be closer to their children and grandchildren. In Door County she plays at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County and continues her private teaching.
Located in downtown Egg Harbor, The Donald & Carol Kress Pavilion is open Monday, Wednesday-Friday 8-5, Saturday 10-2 and Tuesday 8-7. With lots of space for lounging, sweeping views and free wi-fi, guests are welcomed to enjoy the building as a public space or host a private event. In addition to library programs, the Village of Egg Harbor brings you a variety of year-round programming including: Movie Night, Fitness Classes, Health in all Programs Sustainability Workshops, Art Classes, and the Graze & Sip Series aimed at rounding out your knowledge about all things edible. For full details visit kresspavilion.org