The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach Continues Summer Cabaret Season with Carole J. Bufford Making Her Royal Room Debut -- June 22-23 & 29-30
The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as "probably the best place for cabaret on the planet" - continues its world class summer cabaret season with a rising star making her 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.
+ The New York Times, Stephen Holden: "And now there's Carole J. Bufford, a sizzling cabaret performer (who) offers the fullest realization I can remember of a 1920s girl gone wild. Ms. Bufford has a bright, rangy voice and big blue eyes that emit snapping electrical charges. She can be dangerous, but she is also funny."
+ 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."
+ The Village Voice: "Bufford is an instance of big gifts coming in small packages. When she shops, she undoubtedly heads for the petite division, but when she sings, she goes for the big time. She recently was named second runner-up in the Room's annual talent contest, but that underestimates her abilities. Watch her take any number of songs and turn them into unexpected emotional declarations. The blues rarely enjoy such a dynamic advocate."
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.
MORE MUSIC AT THE COLONY:
In addition to its world-class cabaret in the Royal Room, The Colony Hotel also presents live music Tuesdays through Saturdays in its popular restaurant and lounge, Polo Steaks & Seafood:
Polo Presents Motown Friday Nights with Memory Lane:
Friday nights have become Motown nights at The Colony with the soul-stirring sounds of Memory Lane in Polo from 9 p.m. to closing. It is music from The Temptations, The Supremes, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye -- all the Motown favorites from the 60s to the 80s -- and it is bringing the house down every week. People are dancing, singing, rocking away -- in Palm Beach.
Polo Presents the Dynamic Mel Urban Trio with Charmaine on Saturdays:
Offering a bouncy, upbeat mixture of good times and great music by long-time Palm Beach favorites, the Mel Urban Trio with Charmaine, who gets people movin' and groovin' every Saturday night. Even more exciting, the big name cabaret stars appearing in the Royal Room will frequently stop by.
Polo Presents Entertainer Michael Masci Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays:
From 6 to 9 p.m. nightly, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Polo presents Michael Masci, a talented, sophisticated and seasoned performer with more than 30 years in the entertainment industry. His crowd-pleasing performances have taken him from prestigious country clubs and theaters to headlining on cruise ships around the world.
About The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach:
Host to Presidents Bush and Clinton, the Windsor's and other royalty, 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, which is now Palm Beach's number one steakhouse, offering dining al fresco in the hotel's newly remodeled 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.