TheatreWorks New Milford will kick off its annual appeal with a fundraising event, "Cocktails & Cabaret: An Afternoon with Robin DeJesus," Oct. 25.

Following the 2 p.m. cocktail hour, DeJesus will perform.

After being featured in the TheatreWorks musical "Sweeney Todd" in 2001, DeJesus went on to a career in television, film and theater.

DeJesus will be accompanied by professional pianist Charles Smith, performing an array of songs from Broadway classics to melodic jazz hits, to original new works heard.

Tickets are $100 and proceeds will support TheatreWorks, which was recently named Best Community Theater in Connecticut for 2014.

For more information and to make a reservation, please visit , email or call 860-350-6863.