Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room

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Here are two statements rarely heard in the world of Cabaret. "There goes that Cabaret Singer driving off in his new Bentley!" and "Did you check out that beautiful new Cabaret Room?"

Well, one of those statements is now true because last night was the debut of a new Cabaret Room initiated by The Society for the Preservation of The Great American Songbook. This new music venue is located in the elegant North Palm Beach Country Club which is open to the public. The other statement was almost true because Avery Sommers and Rob Russell who were the room's opening night electrifying performers welcomed "The Old Jock" Dick Robinson as he drove up in his nearly new Bentley!

It was a spectacular show, Avery Sommers & Rob Russell didn't really just "tear down the house", they have helped build a new one for Cabaret in Palm Beach. It was announced by Sandy Fisher the executive producer of the series that Rob Russell will be the permanent Emcee of the new Cabaret Room.

As Dick Robinson, founder of The Society stated...."Through this exciting new series, audiences will be able to experience this timeless and enduring music as it comes to life on stage at the magnificent and centrally located North Palm Beach Country Club,"

The inaugural show of the series starred Avery Sommers and Rob Russell in a new and original show, "We Love Being Here With You". The standing ovations these Palm Beach favorites received attested to the fact that the sold out audience loved being here with them in this new Cabaret Room. They were accompanied by pianist and Music Director Bobby Peaco, bass player Paul Shewchuk, and drummer Howie Gordon. Kai Koren winner of the Society's 2016 Young Artist Award opened the show.

Avery Sommers appeared on Broadway in Ain't Misbehavin', Showboat, 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. She was also seen in Regina Taylor's Crowns at City Theatre in Pittsburgh, and Hairspray at Actors' Playhouse. Sommers has been featured in 10 independent films shot in South Florida, and her current performance schedule includes gigs in New York City and various local venues.

Rob Russell was the longtime Entertainment Director & Emcee for the world famous Royal Room cabaret at The Colony Hotel. An audience-wowing performer himself, he performs regularly at Café Centro in the Northwood Village neighborhood of West Palm Beach, and recently released his first CD, Hello Again.

Both Sommers and Russell are on the Honorary Board of Advisors for PGAS and can be heard frequently on Legends Radio 100.3FM and at LegendsRadio.com.

The opening concert of the After Dinner Cabaret series is generously underwritten by Judy & Jerry Kaufman, and Ann & Robert Tuteur.

"We are all very excited about our new cabaret series since we will be bringing the very best performers and musicians to South Florida on a regular basis throughout the year at an extraordinary and very special venue, the ballroom of the North Palm Beach Country Club," says Sanford (Sandy) Fisher, the Executive producer of the After Dinner Cabaret series and another Honorary Board Member of The Society. "We will be announcing more upcoming shows in the near future."

"The After Dinner Cabaret series is designed to allow audiences to dine on their own before the show, although many may decide to have dinner at Farmer's Table, the beautiful new restaurant at the North Palm Beach Country Club, which recently opened to rave reviews," adds Fisher. Prior to the show lavish desserts and coffee were served in the Cabaret Room.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Avery Sommers & Rob Russell

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Sanford Fisher, Executive Producer

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Avery Sommers & Rob Russell

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Avery Sommers & Rob Russell

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Rob Russell

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Rob Russell

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Avery Sommers & Rob Russell

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Kai Koren, 2016 Young Artist Winner The Society for the Preservation of The Great American Songbook

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Dick Robinson, Sanford Fisher, Isanne Fisher

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Howie Gordon, Bobby Peaco, Paul Shewchuk

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Missy Robinson, Sally Robinson, Dick Robinson, Eda Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Stephen Sorokoff & Dick Robinson

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Judy Kaufman & Jerry Kaufman

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Eda Sorokoff & Deborah Silver

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Isanne Fisher & Missy Robinson

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Sanford Fisher & Rob Russell

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Sanford Fisher, Eda Sorokoff, Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Bobby Peaco, Music Director & Sanford Fisher

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Rob Russell & Bonnie Roseman

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Dic Robinson & Clare Coco

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Avery Sommers & Eda Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Mark Frangione & Avery Sommers

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Sanford Fisher

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Dick Robinson

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
Dick Robinson & Missy Robinson

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
North Palm Beach Country Club

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
North Palm Beach Country Club

Photo Coverage: Avery Sommers & Rob Russell at New Cabaret Room
North Palm Beach Country Club


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