The Theater League of Clifton will sponsor a musical fund-raiser, the “Nat King Cole Revue” featuring Thos Shipley and his trio, with performances on Saturday, Aug. 19, 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 20, 6 p.m., at Mario’s Restaurant, 710 Van Houten Ave., Clifton.
Tickets can be reserved online, by phone or by regular mail. To reserve tickets, call (973) 928-7668, or visit the theater league’s website (http://www.
A resident of Roselle Park, Shipley performed the role of John in the Original Broadway Cast of Miss Saigon and is a five-time MAC award winner (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) for “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist.” He studied acting, dance and theater at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in New York. Shipley has performed at venues in Atlantic City and the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan.
Nat King Cole (1919-1965) was a legendary American vocalist and jazz pianist. Famous for his smooth baritone voice, his beloved hit songs during the 1950s and 1960s included “Unforgettable,” “Misty,” “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire),” “Mona Lisa,” “Too Young,” and “Ramblin’ Rose.” Shipley will bring these songs and other selections to life during his Clifton performance.
Founded in 2005, The Theater League of Clifton is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the arts through theatrical performances, while providing quality entertainment for all ages. The theater league welcomes volunteers in all aspects of performance and production. Mark Peterson is the president of the organization.