Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, United States
An Evening with Avery Sommers
Broadway veteran and Arts Garage favorite Avery Sommers, whose voice has been described as a “powerhouse” by The New York Times, returns to the stage at Arts Garage on May 9th! Sommers is excited to present a collection of her dearest songs. Expressing her love for music through beautiful songs from Broadway, the 60’s and The Great American Songbook, she honors her parents and pays homage to some of her favorite artists. This is a show you won’t want to miss this Mother’s Day! So join us Sunday May 9th, 2021 at 7:00PM!
In a tapestry of songs that includes spirituals, gospel, and blues; Avery Sommers is a South Florida treasure and Broadway veteran with a “powerhouse” voice (The New York Times) and charismatic stage presence.
On Broadway, Sommers appeared with Ken Page in Ain’t Misbehavin’ replacing 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) and played Matron Mama Morton in the first national tour of the Broadway show, Chicago, winning a Los Angles Ovation Award.
A frequent headliner at the former Royal Room Cabaret at The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, Sommers earned plaudits for her performance in The Little Foxes at Palm Beach Dramaworks, and was nominated for a Carbonell Award for her role in Hairspray at Actor’s Playhouse in Coral Gables. Most recently, she was the musical showstopper in the Centennial Celebration of the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County.
A member of the Honorary Board of Advisors for The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook, Sommers sold out several previous one-woman shows at the Kravis Center, and is the recipient of the Best Actress Award given by The Arts and Entertainment Magazine of South Florida and the prestigious Silver Palm Award for Outstanding Contributions to the South Florida Theater Season 2015-2016. Avery 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.
Independent film credits include Immigration Tango, which earned her the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 2010 Monaco International Film Festival, and Lost Everything, for which she was nominated for Best Actress.
Avery 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.
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