(Jennifer Sheehan Is Pictured)
The Colony Hotel - Palm Beach Promises Another Sizzling, Song-Filled Summer
Fast-Rising Cabaret Stars Will Dazzle Royal Room Fans from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day: Carole J. Bufford, Nicolas King, Jennifer Sheehan, Wayne Hosford & Ariana Savalas
The Colony Hotel – which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as "probably the best place for cabaret on the planet" – plans another sizzling, song-filled summer with some really hot and fast-rising performers straight from Manhattan's leading cabarets – several of whom are making their Royal Room debut and other performers who are returning favorites for loyal fans of the Royal Room Supper Club.
The Colony Hotel's world famous Royal Room is widely celebrated for presenting "immaculately staged cabaret performances" by well known Grammy- and Tony-winning stars (Condé Nast Traveler, February 2011).
The Royal Room Summer Cabaret Series
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. There is no service during the cabaret performance that starts at 8:30 p.m. To make reservations, please call the hotel box-office at 561.659.8100.The Colony is located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach.
June 22-23 & 29-30
Carole J. Bufford
Royal Room Debut
Carole J. Bufford made her entrance on the New York cabaret stage in the Metropolitan Room's MetroStar Talent Challenge. Immediately following, she was asked to perform at the 2009 Cabaret Convention at Jazz@Lincoln Center presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation. In addition, Ms. Bufford has been featured in numerous Broadway By The Year concerts, both at The Town Hall and in California. She has also performed in All Singin', All Dancin' as well as the recent Tribute to Judy Garland and The Art of American Dance at The Town Hall where she shared the stage with Lorna Luft and Susan Stroman in an all-star cast. Ms. Bufford recently starred in Scott Siegel's 11 O'Clock Numbers at 11 O'Clock at Feinstein's at The Loew's Regency along with Christina Bianco and Scott Coulter. The show played every Thursday and enjoyed a nine-month run, one of the longest in Feinstein's history. As for Carole's solo cabarets, both Carole J. Bufford sings Randy Newman at Don't Tell Mama and intro at the Metropolitan Room received rave reviews and return engagements. Carole has also been seen at the 2010 Cabaret Convention, the National Arts Club's "Cabaret on Mondays" series, Upright Cabaret in L.A., Simply Streisand at The Laurie Beechman, and The Tudor City Greens Concerts.
Reviews of Carole J. Bufford:
+ Stephen Holden, The New York Times: "Nurturing young talent, of course, is essential to the genre's survival. Carole Bufford, a folk-blues singer who deliverEd Strong pop-slanted renditions of Johnny Cash and Bessie Smith songs, suggest[s] that the talent is there waiting to be harvested."
+ Cabaret Scenes:Carole J. Bufford is a versatile, theatrical interpreter who finds the sentimental, unexpected turns in her selections. With her expressive face, wide eyes and rich voice, she presents an innocent savvy with red-hot dash. Her rangy voice has compelling passion and subdued honesty."