Part of the "Cabaret at the Chase" series, Mason's concert is scheduled for 7:30 PM in the NJPAC's Chase Room. Backed by musical director Christopher Denny on piano, Mason's program salutes songs from movies on the big and small screen that the singer actress watched as a child. The centerpiece of her concert is a tribute to such film stars as Doris Day, Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland. Concertgoers can expect to hear such tunes as "Secret Love," "People," "Get Happy" and the Beatles' "Just to Dance With You." Barry Kleinbort directs. Karen Mason starred as Tanya in the hit musical Mamma Mia! at the Winter Garden Theatre. She also received much praise for her performance as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, where she was standby for Glenn Close, Betty Buckley and Elaine Paige. Mason's other Broadway credits include Jerome Robbins' Broadway and Torch Song Trilogy. She appeared in the Off Broadway revue And the World Goes 'Round, and she is one of the top draws on the cabaret scene.
Tickets are priced at $46 and are available by calling (888) 466-5722 or by visiting www.njpac.org. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is located in Newark, NJ, at One Center Street.