The annual series kicks off the Fourth of July weekend with Karen Akers, who begins a month-and-a-half-long gig at New York's Algonquin Hotel this week. Akers, who starred on Broadway in Nine and Grand Hotel, will perform at the Massachusetts nightspot July 3-5. Cabaret favorite Jeff Harnar headlines the July 11 weekend, and Swing! Tony nominee Ann Hampton Callaway will offer shows July 18 and 19. MAC Award winner and recent Mamma Mia! star Karen Mason is scheduled to sing July 25-26. August brings four other cabaret favorites: Noted Cole Porter interpreter Steve Ross plays the Massachusetts venue Aug. 1 and 2; composer David Friedman brings his talents to the intimate space Aug. 8 and 9; Karen Saunders will entertain Aug. 15 and 16; and the series will conclude with K.T. Sullivan Aug. 22 and 23.
The Desisto School, which houses the series, is located in Stockbridge, MA. For more information and to make reservations, call (413) 298-3776.