Cultural Council of Palm Beach County's Summer Jazz Series to Present Avery Sommers
July 20 at 7 pm (Saturday)
Avery Sommers is a South Florida treasure and Broadway veteran with a "powerhouse"
A frequent headliner at the former Royal Room Cabaret at The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, and a member of the Honorary Board of Advisors for The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook, Sommers recently performed her new one-woman concert, For Sentimental Reasons, in the Helen K. Persson Hall at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in 2018, and also performed in another one-woman show, I Love Being Here with You, to two sold-out houses at the Kravis Center in 2016. She also starred as the title role in The Devil's Music…The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith at Arts Garage in Delray Beach, for which she earned a Carbonell Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play/Musical. Avery is also the recipient of the Best Actress Award given by The Arts and Entertainment Magazine of South Florida and The Silver Palm Award for Outstanding Contributions to the South Florida Theater Season 2015-2016.
In the fall of 2017, Sommers performed the role of Addie in Palm Beach Dramaworks' season opening production, The Little Foxes. She recently appeared as Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray at Actor's Playhouse in Coral Gables and was nominated for a Carbonell Award again.
On Broadway, Sommers appeared with Ken Page in Ain't Misbehavin' as Nell Carter. Other Broadway credits include Broadway, Chicago, Showboat and Platinum. She was in the first national tour of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (starring Ann-Margret)
Independent film credits include the immigration lawyer Ms. Ravencourt in Immigration Tango. Her performance earned her a Best Supporting Actress Award at the 2010 Monaco International Film Festival. She was also nominated for Best Actress for her role in the independent film Lost Everything.
Tickets to see Avery Sommers are $20, and are available for purchase online at https://www.palmbeachculture.com/
For more information about upcoming Summer Jazz Series performances, visit: https://www.palmbeachculture.com/
ABOUT THE CULTURAL COUNCIL OF PALM BEACH COUNTY:
The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is the official support agency for arts and culture in The Palm Beaches, Florida's Cultural Capital®. The Council provides grants to cultural organizations and professional artists, advocates for art and cultural funding, enhances local arts education, offers support services to foster growth of the sector and promotes cultural tourism.
The Cultural Council also serves as a venue for exhibitions and performances featuring artists who live or work in Palm Beach County, and provides additional programming at its headquarters in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building in Downtown Lake Worth Beach. Also on the property are the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store featuring hand-crafted items by local artists; the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Information Center, a VISIT FLORIDA-designated Florida Certified Tourism Information Center; and the Project Space, an open-air garden for live music and large-scale sculpture.
The Cultural Council is open to the public from 10 am – 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, including a complete calendar of cultural activities in The Palm Beaches, visit palmbeachculture.com (http://www.palmbeachculture.com/