Cabaret singer and actress Avery Sommers brings her cabaret concert For Sentimental Reasons to The Laurie Beechman Theatre November 2nd. The concert features material from such songwriters as Jerry Herman, Hoagy Carmichael, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and more. “This Show Makes Me Happy. It’s Filled With Songs That Take Me Down Memory Lane. Songs That I Love To Sing. Hopefully My Audiences Will Enjoy The Journey”, says Sommers.
Musical Director Dana P. Rowe is a musical theater composer whose works have been performed internationally with productions in London’s West End (Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Prince of Wales, The Donmar Warehouse), Russia, Czech Republic, Japan (including Tokyo’s Imperial Garden Theatre), Germany, Australia, New York City, São Paulo, Brazil and Slovenia.
Much of his work has been written with lyricist John Dempsey. With Dempsey, he wrote the music for Zombie Prom (1995),The Fix (directed by Sam Mendes, 1997),and the stage adaptation of John Updike’s The Witches of Eastwick (2000).Rowe and Dempsey were nominated for the Olivier Award for The Fix and The Witches of Eastwick, both of which were produced in London by Cameron Mackintosh.
Avery Sommers is one of the most talented and versatile singing actresses I know. Avery can sing anything — from the blues and gospel to Broadway and the standards — her voice takes you to church and brings you home. -Internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter Anthony Nunziata
Avery Sommers appeared on Broadway in Ain’t Misbehavin’, Show Boat, Chicago, and Platinum, and in the national tours of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with Ann-Margret, and Chicago with Chita Rivera and Joel Grey. Avery was also seen in Regina Taylor’s Crowns at City Theatre in Pittsburgh, and Hairspray at Actors’ Playhouse.
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