Izzi Tooinsky is the internationally renown, locally loved, vaudevillian entertainer who has been performing at fairs, festivals, schools, and museums for over thirty years. Equal parts juggler, clown, comedian, storyteller, and educator, he is the author of two books, creator of seven storytelling CD’s and now the mastermind and producer of Kids Cabaret, a variety show featuring young local performers premiering this Saturday, October 24 and again on November 7, at 1pm at the historic Nevada Theatre.
Kids Cabaret is a wonderful variety of music and theater performed by some of the most inspired young entertainers living in Nevada County. From ages six to seventeen, many of the performers are already seasoned musicians, dancers and jugglers, while others are bringing their skill to the stage for the first time.
“It is a magical experience to watch a young person step out on a stage for the very first time and show an audience what they love or are passionate about,” says Tooinsky.
Performers include Gillian Lewis on piano, singer-songwriter Kyle Ledson, guitarist Daisy Kerr, stand-up comedian Tim Wilson, Lily Neiser on piano, dancer Amelia Arellanes, bluegrass musician D’jango Ruckrich, fiddler Jasmine Ruckrich,
D’jango and Daisy also performing as a bluegrass duet and EZ PZ Jugglers featuring Zed Freidman and Parker Chow.
Over the years, Tooinsky has performed for thousands of local Nevada County students at hundreds of school assemblies. In that time he has seen first hand how the performing arts can help instill self- confidence, commitment, community awareness and responsibility; values important to helping students build their character.
Tooinsky promises Kids Cabaret is not a show just for kids. The afternoon is a fun, lively, fast paced variety show suitable for people of all ages.
Kids Cabaret is part of the Nevada City Live concert series presented by Paul Emery this fall at the 150 year old Nevada Theatre.