November 23-24, November 30-December 1 & December 7-8
Avery Sommers Back by Popular Demand Local favorite Avery Sommers is returning to The Colony Hotel for her sixth 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 in 2010, 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-American woman with mesmerizing green eyes and a raise-the-rafters voice… (She is) truly loved.”
Cost to Attend Avery Sommers: $80 for prix fixe dinner and show; $45 for show only.
Showtime & Ticket Information For all Royal Room Cabaret performances, the doors open at 6:30 for dinner and the show starts at 8:30. 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.
About The Colony Hotel - Palm Beach Host to American Presidents and British Royalty, Movie Stars and Corporate Czars, The Colony has been the center of Palm Beach society for more than 60 years, An intimate, friendly boutique hotel with British Colonial flair, it is just steps away from shopping on world famous Worth Avenue, and about 100 yards from a beautiful Atlantic Ocean beach. This landmark hotel recently completed an extensive $20-million renovation and offers guests the choice of charming hotel rooms, luxurious suites, spectacular penthouses and spacious two bedroom villas - plus beautiful grounds and Frette linens.
The Colony's popular restaurants include:
+ Polo Steaks and Seafood, which is now Palm Beach's number one steakhouse, offering dining al fresco in the hotel's beautiful Palm Court by the pool.
+ Royal Room, which is widely considered to be one of the nation’s premier cabarets.
+ Café 155, which is a petit New York-style deli serving delicious breakfasts and lunches prepared in the hotel’s award-winning kitchen.
Over the last several years The Colony Hotel has won numerous prestigious awards, including:
+ Hotel of the Year Award from the Hotel & Lodging Association of Palm Beach County (2012)
+ The Quintessentially Palm Beach Award from the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce as part of the town’s Centennial Celebration (2011) + The Bernays Award for Best Branding Campaign from the Gold Coast PR Council for the 10th anniversary of the Royal Room Supper Club (2011)
+ The Providencia Award from the Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau. South Florida’s most impressive annual honor recognizing excellence within the local hospitality and tourism industry. This was the only time in the 24-year history of the Award that it had gone to a smaller, boutique hotel (2009).
Attached Jpegs: Avery Sommers performing in The Colony's Royal Room
MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Schweikhart, PR-BS, Inc. 561.756.4298 / firstname.lastname@example.org