Fish Creek, Wis. (October 19, 2020) – Northern Sky Theater continues its robust virtual season with I Love a CabaRAY!, a virtual cabaret featuring actor/singer Ray Jivoff. Most recently seen by Door County audiences as the titular “dad” in Dad’s Season Tickets, Ray will bring his pervasive sense of fun and stunning vocal chops to bear on the great American songbook, as well as a Northern Sky song or two. I Love a CabaRAY! premieres Saturday, October 24, at 5 p.m.
Ray Jivoff, the former artistic director of Skylight Music Theater and a recent transplant to Door County, has been a beloved fixture on the Milwaukee theater scene for decades. His best-known roles include Koko in The Mikado, Mr. Zero in Adding Machine, and Albin in La Cage Aux Folles (all at Skylight Music Theater), as well as roles in Assassins, A Christmas Carol, My Way and That’s Amore at Milwaukee Rep.
“Ray is a stellar performer with an impressive resume,” said Artistic Director Jeff Herbst. “He’s funny, smart, chooses great material, and, to top it all off, is a wonderful singer. We are so lucky to have him now as a Door County resident. He made me laugh with his tagline for this show: ‘What good is sitting alone on your Zoom, come to the CabaRAY!’ I can’t wait to see my first Ray Jivoff cabaret.”
I Love a CabaRAY! will feature songs from Northern Sky shows, Broadway hits, highlights of classic American standards, and songs from Kidswrites, a youth writing program whose Door County counterpart, Skywriting, Ray had planned to premiere at Northern Sky this summer. Ray will be accompanied on piano by Colin Welford, a world-renowned pianist and conductor whose credits include Billy Elliot (Broadway), The Lion King (worldwide music supervision), and Hamilton (Chicago), as well as many years with Northern Sky.
In gratitude for a donation of $30 or more, donors will receive a private Zoom link to the cabaret event. A recording of the concert will also be available after the event takes place. Those interested may register at www.northernskytheater.com.