The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach Continues Fall Cabaret Season with Stage & Screen Star AVERY SOMMERS
November 18-19 & 25-26
The Colony Hotel – which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as “probably the best place for cabaret on the planet” – continues its Fall Cabaret Season with one of the Royal Room’s returning favorites:
November 18-19 & 25-26
Musical powerhouse Avery Sommers, who just wowed the crowds as Motormouth Maybelle in the Actors Playhouse production of Hairspray, is returning to The Colony Hotel for her fifth engagement since making her Royal Room debut in August 2008. She starred on Broadway in the long running, critically acclaimed musicals Ain’t Misbehavin’ (where she replaced Nell Carter) and Showboat, and in two national tours: Chicago with Joel Grey and Chita Rivera and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with Ann-Margret. A frequent co-star of Burt Reynolds (B.L. Stryker, The Man from Left Field), she also starred in Menopause, the Musical and as Bloody Mary in South Pacific. In addition, she produced and co-starred in the film Hiding Victoria with Anita Gillette. At the Monaco International Film Festival last December, Sommers received the Best Supporting Actress Award at the Angel Film Awards.
Reviews of Avery Sommers:
+ The Palm Beach Post: “Big-voiced, large-framed Sommers threatens to overpower the intimate Royal Room, but for every booming showstopper, she knows how to counterbalance with an understated ballad… She may tend toward the blues in her song choices, but (her) buoyant, upbeat personality beams through…. Success in cabaret is at least as dependent on charisma as vocal ability and Sommers excels at both.”
+ Boca Raton News: Avery Sommers is “hard to miss: an imposing and voluptuous African-Amercan woman with mesmerizing green eyes and a raise-the-rafters voice… (She is) truly loved.”
Cost to Attend Avery Sommers:
Music Charge is $50.
For all cabaret performances in The Colony’s plush Royal Room, doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails with dinner seating from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A memorable three-course prix fixe dinner is offered at $55, as well as an a la carte menu of small plates and delicious entrees and specialty desserts from Polo Steaks and Seafood. There is no service during the cabaret performance that starts at 8:30 p.m.
To make reservations, people should call the hotel box-office at 561.659.8100. The Colony is located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach, just one block south of Worth Avenue, one block west of the Atlantic Ocean.