Please see Programs Available below:
Chasing Rainbows - Songs of Judy Garland | It's Love | Broadway In My Heart | Singing for Victory -Songs of WWII | Mistletoe and Holly | A Pocketful of Dreams | Let's Get Away From It All | Sinatra -Time After Time
Karen's dynamic three octave range and multiple array of talents have been seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, at Lincoln Center, in national tours, performing arts venues, Japan, Canada, Las Vegas, regional and stock theatres, cruise ships, commercials, jingles, cast albums, TV, film, cabarets, benefits and conferences, as well as WWII Veteran activities, the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid and the U.S. Capitol. She has performed in 49 states and a few of her theatre credits include Phantom of the Opera, Brigadoon, Oklahoma, Carousel, Cabaret, West Side Story, Baby, My Fair Lady, Student Prince, and The Boyfriend. She worked with the legendary Broadway impresario George Abbott on Broadway in a show which garnered international media celebrating his 100th birthday. She also spent three years in Never-Neverland performing with Sandy Duncan in Peter Pan and then three years in Camelot with Richard Harris and later with Robert Goulet. She has also shared the stage with many show business luminaries including Christopher Hewitt, Frank Gorshin, Hal Linden, and Jack Gilford.
Karen has an impressive track record of more than 25 industrials and conferences for such companies as Frito-Lay, Dr. Pepper, B.F. Goodrich, Wilsonart, J. C. Penney, Dairy Queen, Mary Kay Cosmetics, The United Methodist Conference, Texas Credit Union, and The American Bible Society. She was also a founding member and producer of Fifth Avenue Theatre Company in New York City.
As a choreographer she has created the musical staging for over 100 shows, events and commercials, including the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for sixteen years and, in between concert performances, Karen can be found traveling around the country judging regional and nationally broadcast dance competitions.
Her concert work started with Singing For Victory - Songs of WWII, a show which is very dear to her heart. When she was growing up she listened to her family's recordings from the 1940s and always felt strongly drawn to that era. Karen realized how vital this music was in our country's history and the importance it had in keeping spirits high while so many were sacrificing so much. She was determined to not let this music be forgotten. This concert is dedicated to her family members who have served our country and all those who have given of themselves to protect our freedom.
From performing Hamlet with Shakespeare in the Park, to being the "voice" of a new Frito-Lay potato chip, to singing concerts in performing arts venues and cabarets worldwide, Karen always brings panache and professionalism to her work … and the magic relationship with a live audience is always a thrill for her!
Chasing Rainbows - Songs of Judy Garland | It's Love | Broadway In My Heart
Singing for Victory -Songs of WWII | Mistletoe and Holly | A Pocketful of Dreams
Let's Get Away From It All | Sinatra -Time After Time
Chasing Rainbows - Songs of Judy Garland In a celebration of this legendary performer, Karen captures Garland's heartbreaking vulnerability and spunk with songs like The Boy Next Door, Swanee, Easter Parade, A Great Day for the Irish, I Love a Piano, The Trolley Song, But Not For Me, Get Happy, and Come Rain or Come Shine. This show dynamically interprets the highs and lows of Garland's life. She was dubbed "The Greatest Entertainer" and her following has never diminished while her songs continue to delight.
It's Love LOVE….four little letters that can turn our personal world upside down. It has always been a favorite subject of songwriters who have written about it from every angle. From new love—to love that has endured the years, from promises kept—to promises broken, from giddiness, frustration, and sometimes sadness, IT’S LOVE. Selected songs of the heart include It Could Happen to You, Adelaide's Lament, Some Enchanted Evening, Being Alive, Maybe This Time, That's Amore, Ring Them Bells, Can't Help Loving That Man, and The Stars and The Moon. What is this thing called love?
Broadway In My Heart Broadway has given us beautiful gifts wrapped in the dazzling package called a song. From classics to current favorites, Karen sings melodies that lay the heartbeat and richness of The Great White Way at your feet. Some People, The Wizard and I, All I Ask of You, Cabaret, Impossible Dream, Someone Like You, You'll Never Walk Alone, Mame, Tonight, Summertime, Back to Before, and Oklahoma are just a sampling of this audience favorite.
Singing for Victory - Songs of WWII Through a nostalgic mix of the entertaining and heartfelt songs that kept our county knitted together and ever hopeful during WWII, the love, longing, and patriotism of the period is depicted as clearly and sweetly as when these songs were first composed. With You'll Never Know, What Do You Do In the Infantry, Buy a Bond, I Had the Craziest Dream, Stage Door Canteen, No Love No Nothin', Chattanooga Choo Choo, Harbor Lights, I'll Be Seeing You, and a special Military section, Karen salutes "The Greatest Generation" through cherished music of the 1940s.
Mistletoe and Holly Deck the halls and ring in the "holly-daze" with classics you can't imagine the season without to lesser known treasures you will want to hear more of. Celebrate the fun and warmth of this special season with Christmas in Killarney, A Song of Christmas, Scarlet Ribbons, Let It Snow, Christmas Memories, I'll Be Home for Christmas, O Holy Night, Count Your Blessings, White Christmas, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, The Happiest Christmas and so many more. There's even a sing-a-long!
A Pocketful of Dreams Sometimes people inspire us, sometimes events. The songs and thoughts in this show send a positive message to remind us we can achieve goals and inspire others with our choices. With Everybody Says Don't, A Dream With Your Name on It, One Voice, We Are the World, When You Believe, This Is the Moment, If I Had My Way, A Piece of Sky, The Power of a Dream, Once In a Lifetime, Before the Parade Passes By, You'll Never Walk Alone, and We Can Be Kind, this an energizing concert equally enjoyed by adults or schools.
Let's Get Away From It All Everyone loves to travel and the fastest way to reach a destination is through songs that capture the image and character of these special places. As world travelers we go on A Slow Boat to China, under Moonlight in Vermont, through Wonderful Copenhagen, to Chicago, over a high road to Loch Lomand, during A Foggy Day in London Town, on The Road to Morocco, while remembering The Last Time I Saw Paris and when I Left My Heart in San Francisco. There are no bags to pack. C'mon, let's get away from it all!
Sinatra - Time After Time Take a sentimental journey through the rich heritage of music made popular by this iconic performer. His influence spanned at least three generations with songs which include I'll Never Smile Again, Come Fly With Me, That's Life, Call Me Irresponsible, Birth of the Blues, Young at Heart, Just In Time, The House I Live In, and The Second Time Around. This concert ties these memorable American Standards together in a unique way. Style, Influence, Number one seller of albums, Actor, Talent, Romance, Artist…..add them up and that spells ... SINATRA!