Dec. 31: Tommy Tune

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Tommy Tune

December 31 – January 9

The Royal Room in the Colony Hotel
155 Hammon Ave, Palm Beach, FL

Tommy-Tune-Taps-Tunes-and-Tall-Tales-Cabaret-Scenes-Magazine_212Back by Popular Demand! A 10-time winner of Broadway’s prestigious Tony Award, Tommy Tune is widely recognized as one of the world’s most prolific director/choreographers, who has enchanted audiences over the past 50 years with his charisma, vision and innovation.

Here’s Jeffrey Bruce’s review of Tommy’s last show at the Royal Room:

The gorgeous Royal Room at The Colony Hotel welcomed the equally gorgeous Tommy Tune for a return engagement that continues through April 11th. The man is “gobsmacking” (in his own words): He is 76 and looks 30, dances (dare I say “still”?) like a dream, and has the ability to charm you like you’ve never been charmed before. The title of his show is Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales — and is it ever.

A Houstonian, he is still, inside, the Texan kid who wanted to go to New York and be a chorus boy. From Seesaw, to My One and Only, to the winning of 9 Tony Awards, Tune enchants us with stories of his love affairs, theater tales, and just enough inside dish to make even the less-savvy guest laughing and involved.

Songs from Bye Bye Birdie, Knickerbocker Holiday, Lady, Be Good!, as well as a plethora of songs from his résumé, have the desired hypnotic effect. A subtle, quiet “Up on the Roof,” the Drifters’ original hit, sung on a ladder overlooking the audience, was a personal favorite.

It’s unbelievable what the tall tapper does on a thimble-sized stage, but hey…. they make ’em  big in Texas, especially when it comes to talent. Don’t miss him!