I Love a CabaRay!
Premiering Saturday, October 24
You probably know Ray Jivoff as the titular “dad” from Dad’s Season Tickets. More recently, you might have seen his delightful turn as a guest star on The Jeff & Katie Show. On Saturday, October 24, Ray will bring his pervasive sense of fun and stunning vocal chops to bear on I Love a CabaRay!, a virtual cabaret event performed and recorded live over Zoom.
“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 the great American songbook, 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.
To join us for this event:
In gratitude for a donation of $30 or more, donors will receive a private Zoom link to the show. I Love a CabaRay! will also be available on demand after the event premieres.
Ray, a Milwaukee-based actor, director and educator, is happy to make his Northern Sky cabaret debut after originating the role of Dad in "Dad's Season Tickets" last fall. His roles at Skylight Music Theatre include Koko in The Mikado, Mr. Zero in Adding Machine and Albin in La Cage Aux Folles. At the Milwaukee Rep, he appeared in Assassins, A Christmas Carol, My Way and That’s Amore. Shows at First Stage Milwaukee include Honk; Bambi; James and the Giant Peach; Lyle, Lyle Crocodile and Caddie Woodlawn. Recent directing projects include Kiss Me, Kate; Pippin; Urinetown and Hair at Skylight; Anything Goes at Marquette University; Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged, Revised at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and West Side Story at UW-Milwaukee. He started the education program at Skylight and the Next Actors Summer Theatre for Youth at Next Act Theatre. Ray is the former artistic director of Skylight Music.