On August 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.
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.
About Mary Reilly:
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
About Joan Mead:
Joan 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.
Date: Friday, August 10
Time: 7:30 Doors | 8:30 Show
Cost: $15 in advance & $20 at the door
Tickets available at Door County Tickets
Location: Donald & Carol Kress Pavilion Egg Harbor Community Center and Library; 7845 Church Street Egg Harbor