On Aug. 10 the Kress Pavilion will host its first cabaret performance in the Great Hall. 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.
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. She premiered her first solo show, “Here We Are At Last” in 2010.
Mead resides in Sister Bay, however, she spent her childhood in Rockford, Ill. After graduating from the University of Illinois, she returned to Rockford and taught theatre and English for 28 years. In addition to her teaching, she directed high school musicals and plays and gave private piano lessons.
Doors open at 7:30 pm with the show starting at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets visit kresspavilion.org. The Donald & Carol Kress Pavilion is located at 7845 Church Street in Egg Harbor.