A “wicked good” time at the M.V. Playhouse

Musical director Molly Conole will lead Saturday's cabaret. —Photo courtesy of M.V. Playhouse

On Saturday, November 15, the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse will resound with music, laughter, and a bit of nostalgia for the season’s first Wicked Good Winter Cabaret. From the Wilkommen greeting to the Jacques Brel finale, the cabaret — entitled Beginnings — is a romp. Singers Molly Conole, Kenny Romero, and Paul Munafo will perform with the accompaniment of pianist Phil Dietterich.

Under the direction of Ms. Conole, the program features works from 14 Broadway musicals, some familiar and some less so. The performers are highly experienced theater people, so expect action, amusement, and a whole evening of lively entertainment with a large helping of humor.

Kenny Romero has been acting since he was a kid with Island Theatre Workshop. He returned to the Island after working in New York, on Broadway, off Broadway, with Broadway tours, and as an entertainer on cruise ships.

Phil Dietterich retired to the Island more than 20 years ago after a career as minister of music at First Methodist Church in Westfield, New Jersey. Not one to take retirement seriously, Phil is in charge of the piano at many Island venues.

Molly Conole has also come home to the Island, after many years in New York and Florida, singing with the Light Opera of Manhattan and at Walt Disney World.

Paul Munafo, well-known to Playhouse audiences as an actor, shared another of his talents in the rebuilding of the the Playhouse. Saturday’s show will be performed in the Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby, where Mr. Munafo’s artistry in wood is on display.

As for the tunes, they are guaranteed to draw you in, and you may very well hum them on the way home.

“Beginnings,” Wicked Good Winter Cabaret, Saturday, November 15, 7:30 pm, Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, Church Street, Vineyard Haven. Tickets $20 in advance or at the box office. For more information, call 508-696-6300 or visit vineyardplayhouse.org.