We have added a second performance of Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret on Sunday, November 5 at 7 pm.
Alan Cumming (Cabaret, The Good Wife) and Ari Shapiro (NPR’s All Things Considered, Pink Martini) both transport audiences to other worlds through their stories. Now, they’re joining forces in SONG. Witness the exclusive debut of their new evening of tunes and tall tales titled “Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret”. Musical direction by Henry Koperski.
“A friend of Ari Shapiro’s once told him, unlike a musical revue, a cabaret is visceral. It comes alive. It needs to evolve, to go somewhere unpredictable and take the audience along for the ride…Perhaps after a pandemic-induced hiatus, it’s a precious opportunity to spend time in a room laughing with strangers.” — Cristela Guerra, WBUR
In a statement, Cumming said, “I’ve got to know Ari over the last few years, both socially and when he interviewed me for a couple of events. The last time was an evening in D.C., and by the end of it I realized our chemistry and the unusual combo of us, as well as the fact that Ari has an amazing voice, would make for a really great cabaret show. And kapow! We’re doing it! What I love most is it’s fresh and ever-changing.”
Shapiro added, “When Alan first suggested that we create a show together, I didn’t quite believe him. Then as we started to dig in to this collaboration, I realized how much our professional lives actually complement each other. We’re both storytellers who try to help audiences better understand themselves and the world around them. This show lets us explore those shared ideals on stage together, through stories and songs.”