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 Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro bring their two-man show, Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret, to the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland, Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 7:30 PM. The show is a thoughtfully curated cabaret experience that brings together two engaging and charismatic performers. Tickets start at $35 and may be purchased online at WeinbergCenter.org, by calling the box office at 301-600-2828, or in person at 20 West Patrick Street.

Alan Cumming, celebrated for his Tony Award-winning role on Broadway in Cabaret and his Emmy-nominated role on The Good Wife, joins forces with Ari Shapiro, the acclaimed journalist and co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered. Together, they create a vibrant tapestry of music and storytelling that explores their own diverse backgrounds and the universal themes that connect us all. 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 into 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.”

A complete listing of artists and performers scheduled for the 2023-24 season can be found at WeinbergCenter.org.

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