Toronto Fringe Festival
July 3rd – 14th
(no show July 13th)
THE MONARCH TAVERN
12 Clinton St, Toronto
July 3rd – July 14th at 6 pm
NO SHOW JULY 13TH.
WE ARE GOING TO A WEDDING.
Running time: 50 minutes.
After performing to sold-out crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe, real-life couple and Second City veterans Jordan Armstrong (One Night Only/Dora Award Nominee) and Kevin Matviw (JFL42, Sunday Night Live) are bringing the dark and delightful music of Death Ray Cabaret home for their Toronto Fringe debut.
As regular headliners of Toronto Sketch Fest and the Big City Improv Festival, Death Ray Cabaret keeps audiences coming back for more with catchy melodies and quick-witted lyrics. “Our music explores everything from true stories about being adopted to an audience inspired R&B song.” Kevin says. “Plus, our relationship allows us to playfully mess with each other on stage. Jordan has an entire song that disses me, but there’s love there… I think.”
The funniest thing since sliced bread, Death Ray Cabaret’s high brow goofiness is written and performed by Matviw (The Carnegie Hall Show, Second City Tourco) and Armstrong (Ballet Creole, first female Musical Director – Second City Toronto Mainstage).
Directed by Shari Hollett.
“Death Ray Cabaret was a DELIGHT. Our bellies hurt from laughing” – Comedy Central UK
“Poetic & melodic, arrowheads fleck’d with the Flight of the Conchords” – Mumble Comedy UK
“DRC manages to perform in three big, high-energy dimensions. The result is difficult to resist.” – BlogTO
DEATH RAY CABARET is the musical comedy show from Toronto Second City veterans Jordan Armstrong and Kevin Matviw. DRC’s surreal character monologues and original songs are the funniest thing since sliced bread!
Jordan is a music educator, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. She is one half of musical comedy duo Death Ray Cabaret and can be seen and heard performing regularly with Bad Dog Theatre, The Social Capital and Oakville Improv Theatre. Jordan is Musical Director at the Second City Toronto, has worked with world music and dance ensembles Samba Squad and Ballet Creole, the Toronto Fringe Festival (People Suck, Shakespeare’s Ghostbusters), One Night Only (2016 Dora award nominee, best musical direction) and created music for Haunters, a darkly comic musical web series about ghosts available on Youtube.com Twitter: @JstrongMusic Instagram: @jstrongitsme
Kevin has been performing improv and sketch comedy in Toronto for the past twelve years and has written and performed for The Second City Educational Company, The Second City National Touring Company, the Canadian Comedy Award-winning sketch show Sunday Night Live and The National Theatre of the World’s The Carnegie Hall Show. Kevin can also be seen on the Food Network’s hidden camera show Giving You the Business, and various radio and TV commercials. His writing has been featured in Canada’s National Post, and on Cracked.com.
Kevin also teaches sketch comedy writing, improv levels A-E, improv for teens and long-form improv at The Second City Training Centre.