Events

  • Wed
    07
    Nov
    2018
    Sun
    11
    Nov
    2018
    7:00 pmDavenport's Piano Bar, Chicago, IL
    November 7, 8, 10 and 11
    Don’t miss seeing Karen in this special anniversary party that celebrates the legendary club that Karen opened for 20 years ago! Beckie Menzie joins on piano.
  • Mon
    12
    Nov
    2018
    Chicago, IL
    Join Karen in supporting an amazing cause! This year’s Gala will honor the great Betty Buckley and will raise scholarship funds for promising acting students at top drama programs in the Chicagoland area. Karen to perform, along with E. Faye Butler, Heidi Kettenring, Susie McMonagle, Donterrio Johnson, Sophie Grimm, Scott Gryder, and Kimberly Lawson. Get tickets here.
  • Sun
    16
    Dec
    2018
    7:00 pmThe Orinda Theatre, Orinda, CA
    Catch Karen on the west coast in this new venue and ring in the holidays!
  • Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019
    4:00 pmSt. John Lutheran Church - 81 Christopher Street, New York, NY
    Pax Christi's Peacemaking through the Arts Concert, features Karen along with award-winning singers Karen Akers, Anna Bergman, Celia Berk, Joshua Lance Dixon, Nick Foster, Jeff Harnar, Sally Mayes, and Sidney Myers. Join Karen in supporting Pax Christi's work building peace and promoting social justice!
    For tickets, call 212.420.0250 or click here.
  • Wed
    20
    Mar
    2019
    Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019
    7:00 pmBirdland Jazz Club - 315 W. 44th St., New York, NY
    Karen makes her debut at the new (and already legendary!) Birdland Theater (NYC) in a brand new show, FOR THE FIRST TIME (All New! All Exciting! All Memorized!).
  • Tue
    26
    Mar
    2019
    7:00 pmSony Hall, New York City

    The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) has just announced that its 33rd MAC Awards will be held on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. at Sony Hall in New York City.

    This year, Karen Mason receives the Lifetime Achievement Award, Joe Iconis receives the Board of Directors Award, Ben Cameron and his Broadway Sessions receives the Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Award, and Midnight at the Never Get receives Show of the Year. Tickets now on sale! Click here.

  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019
    1 - 3 p.m.Alice Hammerstein Mathias Rehearsal Studio - 6 Main Street, East Haadam, CT
    Does your child dream of seeing their name in lights? Aspiring young performers 8 years and older are invited to register for Karen’s master class on Saturday, April 13 (additional dates with other artists also available). Karen’s class will coach students on effective vocal performances for the musical theater stage.
  • Fri
    17
    May
    2019
    Sun
    19
    May
    2019
    The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

    After receiving rave reviews in New York, Karen’s new show FOR THE FIRST TIME comes to the Chicagoland area, where Karen will make her debut at Drury Lane’s beautiful and intimate Cabaret Room.

    For tickets and more information, click here.

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2019
    Wed
    26
    Jun
    2019
    The Retreat at Herons Landing

    Experience this week-long intensive event for singers in the gorgeous Adirondack mountains! Karen joins Lennie Watts and Carolyn Montgomery to give singers a powerful and restorative opportunity, while allowing performers to revitalize their craft in a spectacular, spa setting. After six nights and five days, performers will return to their daily lives and careers with a refreshed and inspired direction. 

    For more information, click here.

  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019
    7:00 pmParamount Theatre, 1200 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

    Don’t miss the first complete recreation of Judy Garland’s historical Carnegie Hall concert with full orchestra. This special event, hosted by Lorna Luft (daughter of Judy Garland) and orchestrated by Michael Berkowitz (former musical director for Liza Minnelli) features Karen along with Debbie Gravitte (Tony winner for Jerome Robbins’ Broadway), and Joan Ellison (The Boy from Oz), Gabrielle Stravelli (Bistro Award winner).

    For tickets and more information, click here.

     

  • Mon
    19
    Aug
    2019

    Karen is sleeping out in the streets of NYC to build awareness of teen homelessness. Click here to learn more and support this vital cause!

  • Sun
    25
    Aug
    2019
    Mon
    26
    Aug
    2019
    Finn’s Cabaret at Barrington Stage Company, The Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
    Karen shares her love of music and songwriters, John Kander & Fred Ebb, in her new show!
  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019
    Sun
    27
    Oct
    2019
    Papermill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ

    Don't miss the highly anticipated new musical about one of the world’s most beloved entertainment icons! Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz is the story of how five-year-old Frances Gumm became Judy Garland, chronicling her early career from vaudeville to her rise at MGM, where she wins the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Featuring legendary songs, including “Over the Rainbow,” “You Made Me Love You,” and “Everybody Sing,” you'll be experience Judy's early years and her extraordinary rise to fame. For tickets and more information, click here.

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019
    The Kalamazoo Civic Center, 329 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI

    In this new show, Karen shares her personal connection to the music she has performed on Broadway. From the music of Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Jule Styne, Frank Wildhorn, and Sheldon Harnick among others, this show will feature uniquely show stopping numbers. For tickets and more information, click here.

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019
    Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019
    Birdland Theatre, 315 W. 44th St., New York, NY
  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019
    5:30 pmBirdland Jazz Club, 315 W. 44th St., New York, NY
  • Mon
    30
    Mar
    2020
    Feinstein's/54 Below, 254 W. 54th St. Cellar, New York, NY
  • Fri
    04
    Sep
    2020
    Sat
    26
    Sep
    2020
    Thursdays at 5 p.m. ESTFacebook Live or YouTube

    Tune in for free and consider giving a tip (so that I can pay those fabulous musicians playing with me)! For those able to provide support, funds will be paid to the musicians performing, as well as to the Actors Fund--an emergency relief campaign providing financial assistance for out-of-work artists in the wake of COVID-19.

    Tune in on YouTube

    Venmo:  @KarenMasonDiva
    Paypal:  paypal.me/karenmasondiva

  • Fri
    11
    Sep
    2020
    1:00 amVirtual -- see link below
    WATCH LIVE (and donate to support the Actors Fund!)
    Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley celebrate MAMMA MIA! Tune in and see Karen (in her silver platform boots) with other original cast members. MAMMA MIA! was one of the first shows to open after 9/11, so let's pay tribute to this day and also have some fun retelling some behind-the-scenes stories.
  • Mon
    14
    Sep
    2020
    11:00 pmVirtual -- see link below
    Award winning cabaret performer and member of the 92Y Music Faculty, Michael Kirk Lane curates this special conversation with Karen about the art form of cabaret in New York City. You don't want to miss it! 
  • Tue
    22
    Sep
    2020
    Tue
    29
    Sep
    2020
    7:00 pmBirdland Jazz Club, 315 W. 44th St., New York, NY
  • Thu
    15
    Oct
    2020
    Sun
    18
    Oct
    2020
    Virtual -- see instructions below
    OCT. 15 @ 8PM EASTERN
    OCT. 17 @ 2PM EASTERN
    OCT. 18 @ 3PM EASTERN
    In 1983, Don't Tell Mama opened in New York City. And playing the very first night of the club's opening was Karen. In 2015, Karen returned to the club and played a record-breaking five weeks of sold out shows. This show, named Best Show by award outlets and fans alike, will be streamed at a private screening. Great music, great stories, and a lot of fun! Directed by Barry Kleinbort; Music Direction by Christopher Denny; taped by Michael Lee Stever; and mastered by Paul Rolnick!
    For tickets, please send an email to MasonAtMamas2020@gmail.com including the following:
         1)  Date & time of show you would like to purchase ticket(s) for
         2)  Number of tickets
         3)  A screenshot of paid ticket fee ($15)  (Venmo @karenmasondiva OR  PayPal.me/karenmasondiva)
    After the ticket fee has been received, you will be sent a private link to watch the show a half hour before it is set to premier. And then the party starts!
  • Thu
    05
    Nov
    2020
    7:00 pmMetropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W Campbell St., Arlington Heights, IL