South Floridians and visitors alike will now have new and exciting entertainment choices July 7th through July 31st as the popular Carmen’s At The Top of The Bridge launches its new Summer Cabaret Series featuring Broadway and television entertainers from Wednesday to Saturday evenings, beginning Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Presented by KOOL 105 with DJ Mike Perry, guests can enjoy a prix fix dinner and show, or Cocktails and Cabaret by the Coast with captivating performances by theatrical and musical luminaries, set amidst sweeping penthouse-level panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Kicking off the series that is expected to launch into a year round cabaret program, will be Karen Saunders from July 7th to July 17th, who is critically acclaimed for having “a voice like an orchestra,” and has shared the stage as the opening act for performers such as Jay Leno, Gregory Hines, Jackie Mason, Robert Klein, Billy Crystal, Rita Rudner, Jackie Mason, and Joy Behar. Taking the stage from July 21 to July 31 will be Tony award- winning actor, singer, choreographer and director Lee Roy Reams who has been hailed as Broadway’s Darling” and “Broadway’s song and dance man nonpareil”.
Karen Saunders got her start at an open call night that Rodney Dangerfield happened to also be at, after she finished singing Dangerfield approached her and asked her to be his opening act. She is known for the versatility of her voice which has allowed her career to be a varied musical one, taking her from the world of avant-garde twentieth century music to Atlantic City to Broadway through Jazz and Blues, Standards and Pop to an act that encompasses all of these styles. She has performed in every kind of venue from the intimate Plush Room in San Francisco, to Carnegie Hall with Skitch Henderson and The New York Pops, at Lincoln Center and Toulouse in Chicago. Saunders has received the MAC award (Cabaret’s Oscar), Backstage Bistro Award, Theater of Renewal, Critic’s Choice Awards and she is listed in the International Who’s Who of Musicians.
Lee Roy Reams made his Broadway debut in Sweet Charity in 1966, and directed an all-star cast, headed by Chita Rivera, in Anything Goes at the Paper Mill Playhouse, played the starring role as Toddy in Victor/Victoria, starred and directed the Broadway show An Evening with Jerry Herman, appeared in Applause opposite Lauren Bacall, and played opposite Carol Channing in Lorelei. Other starring roles on Broadway include his Tony and Drama Desk Nominated performance as Billy Lawlor in the legendary 42nd Street. Reams has made many television appearances including Showboat (PBS) and In Performance at the White House (PBS). His concerts and cabaret have taken him to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, London Palladium, Venice’s Teatro La Fenice, Brazil’s Manaus Opera House and President Clinton’s inaugural celebration.
On Wednesday and Thursday nights, guests can choose from Prix Fixe Dinner and Show for $80 per person (plus tax and gratuity) or show only for $40 plus a $20 food and beverage minimum. On Friday and Saturday nights guests can choose from Prix Fixe Dinner and Show for $85 per person (plus tax and gratuity) or show only for $45 plus a $20 food and beverage minimum per person. For more information and to make reservations for the Summer Cabaret Series at Carmen’s Top of the Bridge, call 561-886-4570 or online at www.bocaratonbridgehotel.com or www.opentable.com.
GREAT SUMMER ROOM RATES MAKE FOR THE PERFECT CABARET & STAY OPPORTUNITY
Guests can extend their enjoyment by taking advantage of the great summer rates at The Bridge Hotel. To book guest room reservations at this dog-friendly, all-balcony waterfront boutique hotel located less than a mile from Boca’s pristine beaches and vibrant Downtown Boca , call (561) 368-9500 or toll-free (866) 909-2622, or visit www.bocaratonbridgehotel.com. The hotel is located at 999 East Camino Real in Boca Raton.