Experience of Karen Grainger
By the age of six, Karen made her television debut with an appearance on a youngster’s talent show singing “Delta Dawn,” accompanied by her dad’s guitar playing.
Never quite able to get the entertainment bug out of her system, she was involved in music theatre and community drama groups throughout her high school years.
After much coaxing from a friend, Karen was persuaded to audition for a gig at Canada’s Wonderland – Karen was delighted to land a role in the Country Show. The next year she was back at it again in Concert ’87. That same year, Karen joined a Toronto based vocal quartet. As the opening act for a Legends of Rock and Roll Show, all members agreed that Karen should sing lead on Reba McEntire’s “Why Haven’t I Heard From You?”
The rest, as they say, is history.
Karen has enjoyed a very successful celebrity impersonation career as not only Reba, but Celine Dion and Cher as well. Several years ago, Karen teamed up with comedy writer Larry Horowitz among others (Don Grainger – Karen’s husband turns out to be quite the comedy writer!) to create an amazing comic impression show called, “All In One!” Karen’s unique talents and versatility will not go unnoticed in this Entertainment Experience.
Karen Grainger has travelled extensively throughout North America, and even abroad, entertaining audiences with her believable renditions of each character.
Recently, Karen Grainger decided to create this One Woman Show, along with her ‘All In One’ comedy impression show.
Performance Style of Karen Grainger
Each set in Karen Grainger’s show is packed with music, audience participation, and Karen Grainger’s flair for thoroughly entertaining any audience.
Karen uses a variety of props to create a hilarious visual and vocal illusion. The audience will be treated to such musical “Guests” as Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Shania Twain and Britney Spears… Not to mention the men – Aaron Neville, Joe Cocker, Michael Bolton and Michael McDonald!
“Divas Live” and “All In One” are two very unique and original shows. Without a doubt, whichever show Karen Grainger performs, you will know you have seen a truly outstanding entertainer.
Here is a short list of some of the classics that Karen Grainger can perform for each character. Each impersonation can be up to one hour long.
Reba – Why Haven’t I Heard From You, Take it Back, Till You Love Me, Fancy, The Greatest Man, Jolene, Respect and Whoever’s In New England.
Cher – If I Could Turn Back Time, Shoop Shoop Song, Just Like Jesse James, After All, I Got You Babe, Believe, Song for the Lonely and Gypsies Tramps and Thieves.
Celine – Power of Love, My Heart Will Go On, River Deep Mountain High, Love Can Move Mountains, All by Myself, A New Day, I’m Alive and Because You Loved Me.
Why hire Karen Grainger?
Karen Grainger’s shows appeal to a wide variety of audiences, from casinos and corporate functions to fairs and festivals, to dinner theatres – to name but a few!
Karen’s “Divas Live” one-woman tribute show will leave you wanting more. Audiences are spellbound by Karen’s skill at recreating these diverse characters, capturing their voices as well as their mannerisms.
Karen’s portrayals have been earning her standing ovations from Bally’s in Atlantic City to Japan, to a U.S. Naval base on the Indian Ocean!
Works Well in this Type of Event: Private Events, Festivals, Conferences, Corporate Events, Cruises, Casino Events, Charity Events, Conventions, and Trade Shows
How to book Karen Grainger
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