Past Dates

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Friends of the Delaware Canal Benefit Dinner and Cabaret - 6 p.m.
Solebury, PA
215-862-2021
Price: $75 including gourmet dinner

Join me for this special fundraising dinner and cabaret show to benefit the Friends of the Delaware Canal! Enjoy two sets of music, wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres and a delightful dinner that would make Julia Child proud. Held in a private home in beautiful Solebury, PA in Bucks County.

 

Make your reservations by calling 215-862-2021 or e-mailing friends@fodc.org. Please reserve early; seating is limited.

For more info, visit http://www.fodc.org/coming-events.html

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Valentine's Mixtape - 8:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
1 Printers Alley
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 348-9000
Price: $20 advance/$25 day of show

Tickets are $20 advance/$25 day of show - ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUESTED to guarantee seating.

Click here to order to click this link:

http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4007044

Whether you are coupled up, blissfully single, or somewhere in the middle, you are invited to join the party at VALENTINE'S MIXTAPE - a comedic cabaret celebration of songs about love, its highs, its lows, and everything in between. From timeless jazz standards, to 1980s power ballads, to unexpected arrangements of contemporary pop, this ultimate Valentine's Mixtape may just have you singing (or slow dancing) along.

I am thrilled to be accompanied at this show on piano and guitar by Grammy winner Patrick Robinson and other special guests.


 

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

A Benefit for David Wannop - 8 p.m.
20 S. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-928-0770
Price: $10

David W Wannop: promoter extraordinaire, man of impeccable style and great supporter of Philadelphia musicians. Come celebrate David's final night at Tin Angel, and join in raising funds for his medical bills. Space is limited! Featuring:

Dan Collins
Katie Barbato
Karen Gross
Laura Shay
Amanda Rae Penecale
John Francis
Kicking Down Doors
Nina Muto and Chrissie Loftus (of Trace Fury)

Get your tickets at www.tinangel.com

Check out the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/632870900084702/

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Main Line Reform Temple Salon - 3 p.m.
410 Montgomery Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
USA
Price: Free

Celebrated composer Andrea Clearfield brings her "Best of Philly"-winning SALON series to the Main Line! I'm thrilled to join a talented lineup of artists across disciplines for this entertaining afternoon. Join us - it's free and open to the public! Reception to follow the performance.

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Cabaret Mixtape Acoustic - 12 -1 p.m.
Doylestown, PA 18901
Price: Free

I'll be back in my hometown performing at the Doylestown Arts Festival - always a great time for all ages! Join me as I perform acoustic versions of '80s and '90s tunes from my new show "Cabaret Mixtape" - plus some originals!

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Karen Gross presents Cabaret Mixtape - 4:30 p.m.
34 West 22nd St.
New York, NY 10010
212-206-0440
Price: $25 plus 2 beverage minimum

After an unforgettable debut, I am thrilled to bring my new show CABARET MIXTAPE back to NYC's premier cabaret club, The Metropolitan Room!

Before the age of iTunes, cassette mixtapes served as diaries of love, friendship, heartbreak, adventure and musical discovery. Created with care, shared with friends/boyfriends/girlfriends, mixtapes were filled with songs that made us laugh, cry, dance and sing along. From Broadway to Britney, singer-songwriters to the American songbook, '80s lite rock to Lilith Fair, I'll be revisiting and reimagining the songs, the stories, the memories: the mixtape.

Directed by Lina Koutrakos. Musical direction by Rick Jensen.

Hey Philly-area folks: I booked this show on a Saturday so you can come, too! Make a day (or a weekend) of it in the Big Apple! The Metropolitan Room is an easy stroll from Penn Station.

Advance reservations requested, please. Call 212.206.0440 or order online by clicking here

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Karen Gross presents Cabaret Mixtape - 4:30 p.m.
34 West 22nd St.
New York, NY 10010
212-206-0440
Price: $20 plus 2 beverage minimum

Please join me for the premiere of my brand-new show CABARET MIXTAPE at NYC's fabulous cabaret club, The Metropolitan Room!

Before the age of iTunes, cassette mixtapes served as diaries of love, friendship, heartbreak, adventure and musical discovery. Created with care, shared with friends and lovers, mixtapes were filled with songs that made us laugh, cry, dance and sing along. From Broadway to Britney, singer-songwriters to the American songbook, '80s lite rock to Lilith Fair, I'll be revisiting and reimagining the songs, the stories, the memories: the mixtape.

Directed by Lina Koutrakos. Musical direction by Rick Jensen.

Hey Philly-area folks: I booked this show on a Saturday so you can come, too! Make a day (or a weekend) of it in the Big Apple! The Metropolitan Room is an easy stroll from Penn Station.

Advance reservations requested, please. Call 212.206.0440 or order online by clicking here

 

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Bernie's Sing Your Heart Out New Talent Showcase - 9:30 p.m.
34 West 22nd St.
New York, NY 10010
212-206-0440
Price: $20

I am thrilled to take the stage for the first time at New York's renowned Metropolitan Room as part of this special showcase featuring up-and-coming cabaret talent. It promises to be a wonderful night of music and I would greatly appreciate your support! Please mention my name at the door. Thank you!

Click here for information and tickets

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Billboard Hits from the '50s and '60s - 4 p.m.
407 W. 42nd Street at 9th Ave.
New York City, NY
(212) 695-6909
Price: $20 plus $15 food/drink minimum

I'm making a special guest appearance at this fun, retro cabaret directed by Collette Black, with musical direction by Ricky Ritzel. Step back into the Mad Men era with an afternoon of song from the '50s and '60s!

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

I'll Take Manhattan - 6 pm sharp
343 W 46th Street (between 8th and 9th avenues)
New York, NY 10036
212-757-0788
Price: $15, 2 drink min., cash only

Join Karen for this all-new cabaret about BIG moves! On the heels of her move to the Big Apple, Karen celebrates all things Manhattan and the art of taking the plunge. Musical direction by Rick Jensen, directed by Lina Koutrakos, at NYC's legendary cabaret venue Don't Tell Mama. Featuring special guest Vanessa Hidary, The Hebrew Mamita, internationally touring solo performer and poet. Tix are limited: reserve your spot at 212-757-0788 (after 4 pm daily) or http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Bucks County to Broadway: NYC Sendoff and Fundraising Concert - 3 p.m.
70 East Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Price: $20

*ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED at http://buckstobroadway.eventbrite.com or by emailing booking@karengross.com

Please join me for this very special hometown show as I embark on a new chapter of professional development and artistic growth in New York City -- what I'd like to call my "cabaret grad school" period! Enjoy an intimate afternoon of music and great company at Highland Farm Bed & Breakfast, the historic former home of Oscar Hammerstein II, who drew creative inspiration from both Bucks County and Broadway. Joined by Grammy winner Patrick Robinson on piano and guitar, I will perform a mix of original and popular music and, of course, some Hammerstein gems.

All proceeds from the show will benefit my professional development in New York City, and additional donations are appreciated.

Space is limited in this historic venue - please reserve soon. Thank you for your support!

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Doylestown Arts Festival
Doylestown Arts Festival - 12-1 p.m.
Main St. & Oakland St. Stage
Doylestown, PA 18901
USA
Price: free

I'm excited to be back at the Doylestown Arts Festival, so come out and join me for some music! I'll be performing lots of original songs in the spirit of all the creative folks appearing at this lively and always bustling arts event. Make a day of it in my charming hometown! For info, visit www.doylestownartsfestival.com

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Karen Gross Presents Girls Rock Philly Unplugged - 7 p.m.
20 S. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-928-0770
Price: $15

I'm thrilled to present a special fundraising concert for Girls Rock Philly, a volunteer-based, nonprofit music and mentoring organization dedicated to empowering girls and young women. You won't want to miss this incredible night of music featuring Girls Rock Philly artists and an amazing lineup of Philly female talent: acclaimed songwriter Suzie Brown, CW Philly personality and songstress Kharisma McIlwaine and multitalented harpist/vocalist/songwriter Gillian Grassie. I will be performing and serving as emcee! ALL PROCEEDS benefit Girls Rock Philly scholarships!

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Swingin' on the River with Eddie Bruce - 7 p.m.
1001 N. Delaware Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Price: No cover or minimum

I am thrilled to join Philly cabaret icon Eddie Bruce for his popular Swingin' on the River series at SugarHouse Casino! I will be performing a full set of great music, accompanied by Eddie's stellar band! And don't be surprised if Eddie and I do a duet or two... You won't want to miss this opportunity to enjoy an evening of fabulous, free live entertainment!  

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Art After 5 - 5-8:45 p.m.
Benjamin franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-763-8100
Price: Free with admission

You won't want to miss my debut at the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art as part of their popular Art After 5 series! Backed by a stellar jazz ensemble, I will perform classics from the Great American Songbook, fresh interpretations of contemporary favorites, and poignant original songs.

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Girlfriends Weekend - 9 p.m.
7849 Dune Drive
Avalon, NJ
(866) 343-6111
Price: $259 weekend package

Treat yourself to a getaway with the gals at the Shore! I'll be providing a sassy cabaret performance as part of the Golden Inn's popular Girlfriends Weekend series, which always sells out! Book now to guarantee your spot as part of this 1950s & 60s-themed weekend; I'll performing lots of great music from the era! You'll also enjoy spa treatments, delicious dining, great cocktails and fabulous entertainment all weekend long. For info and reservations, click here.  

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Girlfriends Weekend - 9 p.m.
7849 Dune Drive
Avalon, NJ
(866) 343-6111
Price: $259 weekend package

Treat yourself to a getaway with the gals at the Shore! I'll be providing a sassy cabaret performance as part of the Golden Inn's popular Girlfriends Weekend series, which always sells out! Book now to guarantee your spot as part of this "shopoholics"-themed weekend, featuring great discounts at Avalon's chic shops as well as spa treatments, delicious dining, great cocktails and fabulous entertainment all weekend long. For info and reservations, click here.  

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Black Cat Cabaret Gets Frisky - 8:30 p.m.
20 S. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-928-0770
Price: $15

On the heels of Valentine's Day, I am excited to present the Black Cat Cabaret Gets Frisky -- the first late-night installment of the hit Black Cat Cabaret series, which features Philly's best cabaret artists, comedians and songwriters! You won't want to miss this incredible lineup of celebrated Philly artists, who will certainly put some spice and sass into your weekend.

ADVANCE TIX RECOMMENDED; THIS SHOW WILL LIKELY SELL OUT. Call 215-928-0770 or visit www.tinangel.com (remember, if you dine downstairs at Serrano before the show, you get a reserved table closer to the stage at Tin Angel!)

The Black Cat Cabaret Gets Frisky features:

ANNIE A-BOMB: A star of Philadelphia's burlesque scene, Annie A-Bomb is the co-founder of Cabaret Red Light - a 30-member troupe that combines burlesque, music, dark comedy and vaudeville in the spirit of the decadent 1920s. Since 2008, Cabaret Red Light created 30 original musicals and performed to sold-out audiences at the Painted Bride Art Center, Plays and Players Theater and L'Etage in Philadelphia, the Palace of Wonders in D.C. and PortSide New York. Visit www.cabaretredlight.com

DAVE TERRUSO: One of Philly's most popular and irreverent comedians, Dave Terruso is the co-founder of Philly Sketchfest- a five-day festival featuring sketch comedy performers from across the country. Dave is a host and frequent performer at Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia among other venues, and he also appears as part of comedy duo Animosity Pierre. An accomplished writer, Dave was a finalist in the 2006 Set In Philadelphia Screenplay Contest. Visit www.philly-sketchfest.com 

CHLAMYDIA DELL'ARTE: The fabulously talented team of Gigi Naglak and Meghann Williams -- whose holiday show earned a rave in the Philadelphia Inquirer -- know how to titillate and educate audiences through their sassy mix of burlesque, comedy, songs, and dance. Writes Fiona Zublin in the Washington Post, expect "Skits and monologues delivered by two women who, thank goodness, never got that 'girls can't be funny' memo." Visit http://chlamydiadellarte.blogspot.com/

I'll be serving as mistress of ceremonies and singing plenty of sassy songs, too!

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Your Best Self in 2012 - 1-3:30 p.m.
70 East Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Price: $45

ADVANCE ONLINE TICKETS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. Visit bestself2012.eventbrite.com 

I am thrilled to present YOUR BEST SELF IN 2012: A Workshop for Women, featuring fashion, beauty and nutrition secrets for your most fabulous year yet! You won't want to miss this incredible opportunity to learn insider tips from the experts, from style staples that flatter to how to nurture body and soul through elegantly healthful eating. Light refreshments will be provided.

YOUR BEST SELF IN 2012 features:

Judith D'Andrea, wardrobe restylist and aesthetician featured in Philadelphia Magazine and The Intelligencer

Ali Shapiro, health and nutrition counselor, and a featured contributor on the NBC 10! Show

PLUS:

I will perform a fun, sassy mix of music and comedy to close the afternoon!

The event will take place at Highland Farm Bed & Breakfast, the beautiful former home of Broadway lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. HIghland Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Space is limited and advance reservations are required.

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Appearing as a special guest for Brad Zimmerman! - 8 p.m.
24 W Temple Ave
Sellersville, PA 18960
(215) 257-5808
Price: $21.50

I am thrilled to return to the gorgeous Sellersville Theater in Bucks County, Pa. to appear in support of comedian Brad Zimmerman! I will be performing a sassy mix of music and comedy to start what promises to be an unforgettable evening!

According to the legendary Joan Rivers, “I’ve had three great opening acts in my lifetime: Billy Crystal, Garry Shandling and Brad Zimmerman.” Brad Zimmerman (seen on “The Sopranos,” Conan, Letterman and Comedy Central) will perform "My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy" - his one-man show about growing up, being an actor, being an actor who waits tables and persevering through everything life throws at you. Brad’s comedic takes on his childhood, family, career and misbegotten love life are as warm and poignant as they are hilarious! Please join me for this special night in a sensational venue.

For tickets, visit www.st94.com. Enjoy dinner before the show at the Washington House Restaurant next door! For info, visit www.washingtonhouse.net  

You don’t have to be Jewish or a waiter to relate to Brad Zimmerman’s one man show about growing up, being an actor, being an actor who waits tables and persevering through everything life throws at you. Brad’s stand-ups of his childhood, family, career and misbegotten love life are as warm and poignant as they are hilarious! He appeared in “The Sopranos,” roasts at the famed Friar’s Club and made many TV appearances on Conan, Letterman and Comedy Central. Brad’s new one man show “My Son The Waiter - A Jewish Tragedy” has been touring theatres throughout the country.
“I’ve had three great opening acts in my lifetime: Billy Crystal, Garry Shandling and Brad Zimmerman.” - Joan River

Monday, December 5th, 2011

A Very Quince Holiday Cabaret - 6:30 p.m.
200 S. 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA
Price: $15

Join me at this fabulous evening of cabaret to benefit Philadelphia theater company Quince Productions, and featuring the Philadelphia area's best cabaret talent! The evening will include holiday standards, original songs, and more! Performers include yours truly, Sarah J. Gafgen, Deborah Billups, Liz Filios, AJ Luca, Melissa Kolczynski, Michael Tomasetti, Elizabeth Ross, Peter Andrew Danzig, Alexis Newbauer, Christina Zick, Andrew J. Terranova, LT Zerone and Brian David Ratcliffe. Awesome drink specials. You won't want to miss it! For tickets and info, visit www.quinceproductions.com

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

TOY - 7 p.m.
2400 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA
Price: $40 to benefit DVLF

I am pleased to be a featured performer at TOY, the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund's festive, elegant annual fundraising event! The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF) strives to increase philanthropy and grantmaking to support the community needs of the LGBTI and straight-allied communities. Please bring an unwrapped toy to benefit Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. For information and tickets to the event, please click here.

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Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Roaring! A 1920s Inspired Event - 9 pm- 2 am
1324 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA
Price: $35

Join me at this sensational event to benefit The Avenue of the Arts, Inc., supporting the growth and development of the Avenue of the Arts in Philadelphia. Noel Zayas Events and Dalet Gallery will bring the 1920s alive at the beautiful Arts Ballroom, which will be filled with flappers, fashion shows, a Josephine Baker tribute and incredible entertainment! I will be accompanied by New York cabaret icon Rick Jensen, who will be playing a locally made Cunningham grand piano! You also won't want to miss wonderful cabaret chanteuse Anne Ellithorpe, as well as performances by the Uptown All Stars Jazz Band, songstress Maci Miller, WB and CBS 3 on-air personality Kharisma McIlwaine.

Tickets are available online at: 
http://roaring.eventbrite.com/


GENERAL ADMISSION: $35 General Ticket: Includes admission from 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. 

VIP ADMISSION & VIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION 7pm-9pm: 
$120 VIP Ticket: Includes admission and pre-party cocktail reception from 7:00 – 9 p.m., with open bar and light fare dinner by Il Portico Ristorante. 

For more information, please call 215-554-6808.

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

5:30 pm-7:30 pm
241 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
USA
Price: free

Join me at my favorite Philly gift boutique- SCARLETT ALLEY- for a wonderful cause! I will be performing live music at this fantastic free event. Get a jump on your holiday shopping; Scarlett Alley truly has something for everyone! (I personally love the Zents Ore perfume, the Hobo bags, the bamboo pajamas, the John Wind jewelry, hint hint....) Visit www.scarlettalley.com to see for yourself!

Scarlett Alley has teamed with Riverside Design, Inc. to create a plate for their Plates With Purpose division which will benefit Steppingstone Scholars Inc. - a Philadelphia based nonprofit organization that develops and implements programs that prepare underserved schoolchildren for educational opportunities that lead to college. Plates With Purpose is a series of custom glassware that artistically reflects the missions of vital nonprofit organizations, while raising awareness and funding – and these beautiful pieces have been a bestseller at Scarlett Alley for 10 years! The etched 9” square plate is made with recycled glass. Scarlett Alley donates 15% of the $39.95 selling price to Steppingstone Scholars, Inc. A note card will be enclosed describing how the plate came to be, and the Steppingstone Scholars mission. For more info, click here

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Karen Gross Presents The Black Cat Cabaret featuring Doogie Horner, Liz Filios and Jeremy Dyen - 7:30 pm
20 S. 2nd St.
Old City Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-928-0770
Price: $15

After a sold-out debut in April, The Black Cat Cabaret is back! Inspired by "Le Chat Noir" (the first cabaret of Paris, translated as The Black Cat), this exciting entertainment series features the Philadelphia area's premier cabaret, original music and comedy performers. I will be performing and also hosting this incredible lineup, featuring:

- Doogie Horner, stand-up comedian who was a semifinalist on America's Got Talent last year. He even won over Piers Morgan! (http://doogiehorner.com)

- Liz Filios, Philly theater/cabaret star and TV host

- Jeremy Dyen, stellar pianist/singer/songwriter who performs with the likes of John Legend, G-Love and Mutlu (www.jeremydyen.com)

You won't want to miss this electrifying evening, featuring top talent in one of Philly's most intimate venues! Reservations a must! (Hint- if you dine downstairs at Serrano before the show, you get a reserved table upstairs at Tin Angel). Call 215-928-0770 or visit www.tinangel.com

A portion of proceeds and donations benefit PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, www.phillypaws.org 

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Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Bob Egan's Cabaret Showcase - 8 pm
Ramada of New Hope, 6426 Lower York Road (Route 202)
New Hope, PA 18938
Price: $10 plus $15 food or drink minim
Join me at this always-fun, always-festive Showcase hosted by the incredible pianist Bob Egan. I'm thrilled to be sharing the bill with enchanting songstress Anne Ellithorpe and talented singer-songwriter Jennie Litt among other talented artists. Come out for a wonderful night of music at New Hope's elegant supper club!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Positano Coast presents Cocktails and Cabaret with Karen Gross - 6:30 pm doors, 7:30 pm show
212 Walnut St., 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
Price: $16 advance/$20 at the door
Get all the girls together for a fabulously fun night of music, comedy and cocktails in the Sopra Lounge at Old City’s gorgeous Positano Coast! *This is a special GIRLS NIGHT OUT event in one of Philly's best restaurants!* ADVANCE TIX ARE A MUST! Click here for info and tickets: http://positanocoastcabaret.ticketleap.com/positano-coast-presents-cocktails-cabaret-with-karen-gross/ You won't want to miss this fabulous mix of sassy fun, laughs, fantastic music, exquisite cocktails and delicious cuisine -- a perfect way to enjoy a night out with the ladies! Seating is first come, first serve; be sure to arrive early so that you and your group can get seated together. Guests have the option of ordering from Positano Coast’s menu of Italian specialties and should plan to arrive at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy dinner prior to the show.

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Heat Up the Night - 7 pm
12th and Arch sts.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Price: $125
I am thrilled to be performing at this sensational fundraising gala for Philadelphia's famous Reading Terminal Market. You won't want to miss this special event, with fabulous dining, drinks, dancing, celebrity chefs and guests, and entertainment on three stages. Proceeds benefit the Reading Terminal Market Preservation Fund and will be used to preserve and enhance the historic Reading Terminal Market for future generations. For tickets, visit http://partyticketsonline.com/

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Opening for comedy legend Robert Klein! - 8 pm
24 W. Temple Ave. & Main St./Bethlehem Pike (off Rte. 309)
Sellersville, PA
215-257-5808
Price: $33
I am thrilled to be performing in support of comedy and music legend Robert Klein at the gorgeous Sellersville Theater! For over 40 years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences and continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, television and film. The Bronx-born Klein started with the famed “Second City” theatrical troupe, was nominated twice for Grammys for his albums “Child of the Fifties” & “Mind Over Matter”; received a Tony nod & won a L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in the hit Neil Simon musical “They’re Playing Our Song,” plus won awards for his role in “The Sisters Rosensweig.” Klein was the first comedian to appear in an HBO live concert in ‘75 and has done several since. Robert regularly appears on The Tonight Show & Letterman and has hosted SNL. Robert will be joined on piano by his long-time musical collaborator Bob Stein. I will be performing a musical set to open the show! Start with dinner at the Washington House Restaurant next to the theater and make it a night with us! Click here for tickets: http://www.st94.com/store/Robert-Klein-OSCARItem_1=RBKL.02.11.aspx

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Sexy Feast - 8 pm
1119 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Price: $48 (includes dinner!)
Join Philly's own Karen Gross for an intimate evening of music and fabulous food to celebrate Valentine's Day! Recently featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer and on XPN radio, Karen has performed to sold-out audiences around the region and is known for her hit cabaret show "Sex & the Single Singer." On Valentine's Day, she'll perform a delicious mix of love songs -- from jazz classics to original tunes to surprising renditions of pop favorites -- all served with a helping of sassy humor. Charming neighborhood favorite More Than Just Ice Cream, located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, will be transformed into an elegant cabaret club for this special event. While enjoying the music, savor a Valentine's-themed, 3-course dinner (appetizer, entree and dessert) plus a glass of complimentary champagne for a romantic toast! The restaurant is BYOB, so feel free to bring your own favorite wine! "Sexy Feast" is just $48 -- an unbeatable value for Valentine's dinner and live entertainment! LIMITED TICKETS are available for this sure-to-be-memorable evening and advance tickets are required, so please reserve as soon as possible (Please note: tickets will not be sold through the restaurant. Ticket sales end at noon on February 14.) You won't want to miss this special night! TICKETS MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE HERE: http://sexyfeast.eventbrite.com/

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Broken Hearts Brunch - 1 pm
1119 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Price: $32 (includes brunch!)
No need for a Valentine at this party! Gather all your friends for the "Broken Hearts Brunch" hosted by Karen Gross, known for her hit comedic cabaret show "Sex & the Single Singer." On Valentine's eve, Karen will perform a fabulous mix of music inspired by the ups and downs of the dating game -- from 80s power ballads to jazz classics to original tunes-- all served with a side of sassy humor. Charming neighborhood favorite More Than Just Ice Cream, located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, will be transformed into a fun, festive cabaret club for this special event. While enjoying the music, savor a Valentine's-themed, 3-course brunch (appetizer, entree and dessert)! The restaurant is BYOB and mixers are available for mimosas and Bloody Marys, so you can bring your own bubbly and vodka! LIMITED TICKETS are available for this sure-to-be-unforgettable event and advance tickets are required, so please reserve as soon as possible (Please note: tickets will not be sold through the restaurant. Ticket sales end at 10 am on February 13.). ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE HERE: http://brokenheartsbrunch.eventbrite.com/

Friday, November 19th, 2010

RUBA Club - 8pm-midnight
414 Green St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
USA
Price: $14 in advance, $18 at the door
Celebrate with Karen as she marks the 5th anniversary of her smash comedic cabaret show "Sex & the Single Singer"-- a musical journey about the search for love, featuring lots of music and lots of sassy, sexy humor. Over the past 5 years, Karen has performed the show to sold-out houses around the region and been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer. You won't want to miss this irreverent, sure-to-be-unforgettable performance and party with prizes, cake, big laughs and surprise guests!! This is a great show for groups, couples, singles, girls night out, and more! Karen will be accompanied by the wonderful Patrick Robinson. ** This show will likely sell out--purchase tickets in advance to reserve your spot! RESERVE TICKETS HERE: http://karengross.eventbrite.com/ ***Online tickets are just $14! Tickets are also available at the door for $18 Venue information: The RUBA Club is located one block north of the Silk City Diner in Philly's Northern Liberties neighborhood. Have dinner before the show at Silk City- it's great! Ruba does have a bar so you can buy cocktails at the show. There is plenty of street parking on Spring Garden Street, one block from RUBA Club (414 Green Street). Be sure to purchase tix here: http://karengross.eventbrite.com/

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Sex & the Single Singer - 7:30 pm
1 Main St.
Stockton, NJ 08559
USA
609-397-1250
Price: $18
Don't miss this intimate evening with Karen, which marks her debut at the charming Stockton Inn in beautiful Stockton, NJ (just a few miles north of Lambertville, NJ and New Hope, Pa)! Karen will perform her smash comedic cabaret show "Sex & the Single Singer," a musical journey about the search for love, featuring lots of music and lots of sassy, sexy humor. The show changes each time, so expect lots of new laughs and surprises at this show! This is a great show for groups, couples, singles, girls night out, and more! Karen will be accompanied by the multitalented Patrick Robinson. Tickets are $18 and SEATING IS LIMITED for this special intimate evening--so advance reservations are a must! Enjoy a delicious dinner at the Stockton Inn as part of your night! (Please note, there is a $10 food or drink minimum for this show). RESERVE TICKETS BY CALLING THE STOCKTON INN: 609-397-1250

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

The Arts Garage - 7-9 pm (with afterparty)
1533 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
USA
http://www.fourthwallarts.org
Price: $10-$15
I am thrilled to be part of the Fourth Wall Arts Salon-- Philadelphia's most electrifying and popular new arts series, drawing monthly crowds of over 200 people! According to their website, "Each month, the Fourth Wall Arts Salon is a place where artists and intellectuals of the contemporary vanguard show and speak on their work in an intimate setting. The Salon is a place where international and Philadelphia artists gain exposure and guests gain entertainment, information, and art itself." I will be performing a wonderful, multidisciplinary lineup of artists including: Monica McIntyre, "True Blood" actress Tanya Wright, LRC, Willis Nomo, Juan Dimida, The Lady Poet Collective, Jimmy Crack Corn Experment and DJ Supreme. For artists bios and to buy tickets, visit http://www.fourthwallarts.org/salon5.htm

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

A Perfect Fit: Fashioning Futures for Women - 6-9 pm
Broad and Walnut sts.
Philadelphia, PA
Price: $70 in advance/$80 at the door t
I'm thrilled to be performing for the second year at this fabulous fundraising event for THE CAREER WARDROBE (www.careerwardrobe.org), a nonprofit organization serving women transitioning into the workforce by providing professional attire and innovative educational programs. The evening includes a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and a fashion show featuring media personalities like Monique Braxton and Denise Nakano (NBC 10); Kerri-Lee Halkett, Sheinelle Jones and Sue Serio (Fox29); and Amy Buckman and Mary Caraccioli (6ABC). Hope you can join me and support this great cause!

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

1 to 3 pm
1057 North Easton Highway (Route 611 North)
Doylestown, PA 18901
USA
215-766-7800
Price: free
In celebration of the season, I will be performing holiday, contemporary and original music at one of Bucks County's most beautiful stores! Bucks Country Gardens in Doylestown features gorgeous home and garden goods and gifts, so get some shopping done while listening to live music! I will be accompanied by multi-talented Patrick Robinson.

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

1 to 3 pm
1057 North Easton Highway (Route 611 North)
Doylestown, PA 18901
USA
215-766-7800
Price: free
In celebration of the season, I will be performing holiday, contemporary and original music at one of Bucks County's most beautiful stores! Bucks Country Gardens in Doylestown features gorgeous home and garden goods and gifts, so get some shopping done while listening to live music! I will be accompanied by multi-talented Patrick Robinson.

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

1 to 3 pm
1057 North Easton Highway (Route 611 North)
Doylestown, PA 18901
USA
215-766-7800
Price: free
In celebration of the season, I will be performing holiday, contemporary and original music at one of Bucks County's most beautiful stores! Bucks Country Gardens in Doylestown features gorgeous home and garden goods and gifts, so get some shopping done while listening to live music! I will be accompanied by multi-talented Patrick Robinson.

Friday, November 27th, 2009

1 to 3 pm
1057 North Easton Highway (Route 611 North)
Doylestown, PA 18901
USA
215-766-7800
Price: free
In celebration of the season, I will be performing holiday, contemporary and original music at one of Bucks County's most beautiful stores! Bucks Country Gardens in Doylestown features gorgeous home and garden goods and gifts, so get some shopping done while listening to live music! I will be accompanied by multi-talented Patrick Robinson.

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

1st annual Gayborhood Games- I'm a judge! - Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
1221 St. James St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-833-4165
Price: $20-$40
I will be one of the judges of the first ever Gayborhood Games in Philadelphia, which promises to be a fabulously fun night. In the spirit of live competition formats, such as ‘American Idol’ and ‘America’s Got Talent,’ this groundbreaking event will pit top local talent against one another with prizes and titles at stake in the following categories: Dance - Comedian - Vocalist - Drag Act - Salon / Hairstylist - Bartender - Chef (I'll be judging Vocalist and Comedian). The judges include: Christopher Ciccone - Madonna's brother and best selling author Derek Hartley - Sirus OutQ's "Derek & Romaine" show Tim Bennett - Sirus OutQ's "The Focus Group" show Laura Burkhardt - Publisher of Where Magazine Jimmy Contreras - Owner of Jimmy Style Scott Barnes - PR Director of Festivities Events Karen Gross (that's me) AND MORE! *Must be 21 years of age to attend the Gayborhood Games. For tickets, visit Nightlifegay.com/tickets

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Bob Egan's Variety Showcase - 7:30 pm
1200 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
732-774-1155
Price: Call venue for ticket pricing
My Asbury Park debut! I'm thrilled to be performing as part of an evening of music presented by the legendary Bob Egan (founder/producer of Cabaret at Odette's). Featuring several singers, his cabaret showcase promises a night of song and fun at the gorgeous Tim McLoone's Supper Club in Asbury Park! For info, visit www.timmcloonessupperclub.com

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Karen appears in support of Jeffrey Gaines! - 7:30 pm
358 Farnsworth Ave.
Bordentown, NJ 08505
USA
609-324-0880
Price: $15 advance, $20 day of show
I am thrilled to be appearing in support of the nationally renowned singer-songwriter JEFFREY GAINES (www.jeffreygaines.com) at one of the area's most intimate venues. You won't want to miss this show at the Record Collector (www.the-record-collector.com) in charming Bordentown, NJ. This venue (actually located inside a fabulous record and music store) is quickly developing a reputation as one of the coolest listening rooms around to see nationally touring artists! This is an all-ages show; non alcoholic beverages and snacks will be available. I will perform at 8 pm sharp; Jeffrey Gaines performs at 9 pm. Visit www.the-record-collector.com for tickets and info!

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Sex & the Single Singer - 7:30 pm
507 S. 8th St. (between Lombard and South sts.)
Philadelphia, PA
215-923-0210
Price: $35
I am thrilled to be bringing my comedic cabaret show SEX & THE SINGLE SINGER to the Society Hill Playhouse for this special performance and post-show reception! SEX & THE SINGLE SINGER is a sassy, sexy musical journey about the search for love, with lots of music and lots of laughs. After the show, you can enjoy a special opening night reception featuring food from some of Philly's best restaurants: Amada, Tria, Valanni, Xochitl and more! I will be the opening night performance of FULL HOUSE: A SERIES OF CABARETS, a weekend-long cabaret series presented by Quince Productions. For info and tickets, visit www.quinceproductions.com

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Summer Solstice Celebration - 10:30 pm-midnight
Broad and Spruce sts.
Philadelphia, PA
215-893-1999
Price: $10
As part of the Kimmel Center's fabulous Summer Solstice Celebration--an all-day, all-night arts extravaganza--I will be presenting the LATE NIGHT CABARET from 10:30 pm-midnight in the Kimmel Center's Innovation Studio. I will be performing along with talented songwriters, cabaret performers and comedians in a show full of big songs and big laughs. Come join us! For info visit, www.kimmelcenter.org/solstice

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

2:30 pm
Quakertown, PA
Price: free
Join me for this fun outdoor festival in Quakertown, Pa. (Bucks County)! This annual one-day event showcases regional artists in painting, pottery, glass blowing, sculpture, photography, dance, music, jewelry, crafts and more. I'll be performing from 2:30-3:30 pm on the stage near Third and W. Broad. Rain location: Strayer Middle School, Ronald Reagan Drive, Quakertown. For more info, visit www.quakertownalive.com

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret - 8 pm
625 Bainbridge St.
Philadelphia, PA
215-592-0656
Price: $10
Karen will be featured as the opening act for Philly's favorite drag queen, Martha Graham Cracker, played by actor Dito van Reigersberg! This is guaranteed to be a fabulously fun show. No advance tickets available; come early for best seats, as the show will likely sell out.

Friday, February 13th, 2009

WOMEN IN LOVE: Women Songwriters Sing about Love - 8:30 pm
Printer's Alley
Doylestown, PA 18901
USA
215-348-9000
Price: $12
Join me and the lovely and talented singer-songwriters Gillian Grassie (www.gilliangrassie.com) and Tania Alexandra (www.taniaalexandra.com) for Women in Love, a night of music devoted to the topic of love on the night before Valentine’s Day! Women in Love will include both original and popular music. It's sure to be a romantic, heartfelt and unforgettable night at a fantastic Bucks County music venue. For more info, call 215-348-9000 or visit www.pucklive.com

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

New York Songwriters' Circle: Philadelphia - 8 pm
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
USA
215-222-1400
Price: $7
I am thrilled and honored to take part in the New York Songwriters' Circle: Philadelphia, the first franchise of the legendary music community responsible for discovering artists like Vanessa Carlton, Gavin DeGraw, Lisa Loeb, Jill Sobule and more. I will be performing along with wonderful songwriters Sheri Miller, Tin Bird Choir, Jason Myles Goss, and Songwriters Circle's director/president Tina Shafer! You won't want to miss this special night! I would love your support. For info, visit http://www.songwriters-circle.com. For tickets, call 215-222-1400 or visit http://tickets.worldcafelive.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=2514

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Waitstaff Wit' - 9 pm
625 Bainbridge St.
Philadelphia, PA
Price: $15
As part of Philadelphia's Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, I will be taking part in this fabulously funny show hosted by The Waitstaff--Philly's premier sketch comedy troupe. WAITSTAFF WIT' is an evening of original monologues starring local actors, who bring to life characters from ridiculous to raunchy and sophisticated to slapstick. This show is truly going to be hysterical! Buy tickets at the door or at http://pafringe.com/2008/details.cfm?id=4756

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Waitstaff Wit' - 9 pm
625 Bainbridge St.
Philadelphia, PA
Price: $15
As part of Philadelphia's Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, I will be taking part in this fabulously funny show hosted by The Waitstaff--Philly's premier sketch comedy troupe. WAITSTAFF WIT' is an evening of original monologues starring local actors, who bring to life characters from ridiculous to raunchy and sophisticated to slapstick. This show is truly going to be hysterical! Buy tickets at the door or at http://pafringe.com/2008/details.cfm?id=4756

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Waitstaff Wit' - 9 pm
625 Bainbridge St.
Philadelphia, PA
Price: $15
As part of Philadelphia's Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, I will be taking part in this fabulously funny show hosted by The Waitstaff--Philly's premier sketch comedy troupe. WAITSTAFF WIT' is an evening of original monologues starring local actors, who bring to life characters from ridiculous to raunchy and sophisticated to slapstick. This show is truly going to be hysterical! Buy tickets at the door or at http://pafringe.com/2008/details.cfm?id=4756

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Waitstaff Wit' - 9 pm
625 Bainbridge St.
Philadelphia, PA
USA
Price: $15
As part of Philadelphia's Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, I will be taking part in this fabulously funny show hosted by The Waitstaff--Philly's premier sketch comedy troupe. WAITSTAFF WIT' is an evening of original monologues starring local actors, who bring to life characters from ridiculous to raunchy and sophisticated to slapstick. This show is truly going to be hysterical! Buy tickets at the door or at http://pafringe.com/2008/details.cfm?id=4756

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Gloucester County & Parke Bank Present Singer Songwriters in the Park - 7 pm
Delsea Drive and Bethel Mill Road
Hurffville, NJ 08080
USA
(856) 251-6710
I will be performing as a special guest for the incredible songwriter Jeffrey Gaines (www.jeffreygaines.com)! Enjoy an unforgettable night of original music under the stars in a beautiful park setting.

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

1-2 pm
Riegelsville Public Library, 615 Easton Road
Riegelsville, PA 18077
USA
610-749-2357
Price: free
Join me for this family-friendly annual festival in charming Riegelsville! I'll be performing lots of originals.

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival concert - 8 pm
New Hope-Solebury High School, 180 West Bridge Street
New Hope, PA
USA
215-862-5067
Price: $30 in advance, $35 at the door
I will be opening for the incredible Lori McKenna (www.lorimckenna.com) as part of the Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival 2008! Lori McKenna was thrust into the limelight last year when superstar Faith Hill included three of McKenna’s songs on her Number One album Fireflies, including Hill’s poignant single “Stealing Kisses.” This will be a wonderful evening of original music!

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Sex & the Single Singer - 8 pm
New Hope Inn, 6426 Lower York Road, Route 202
New Hope, PA 18938
USA
215-862-5221
Price: $17 plus $10 food/drink minimum
Sex & the Single Singer returns to Bucks County for a one-night performance at New Hope's hottest new cabaret venue, the Cosmopolitan Club! Sex & the Single Singer is a sassy, sexy musical journey of a woman's experiences living on her own and looking for love (or at least a lover), with lots of music and comedy intended for grown-ups. Don't miss this fabulously fun night out. Reservations are a must!

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

The Westin Philadelphia
Sessions @ the Westin - 7 to 8 p.m.
99 South 17th Street at Liberty Place
Philadelphia, PA
USA
Price: Free admission
I’m thrilled to have been invited to perform as part of the Sessions @ the Westin songwriters’ series. This cool new series spotlights Philadelphia musicians in a beautiful, elegant setting—the bar/lounge of the Westin Hotel in the heart of Philadelphia (which has a grand piano!). The idea is that songwriters share their music, and between songs, they are interviewed by Sessions host Eric Vincent. There was a great article about Sessions recently in the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/10922481.html So I invite you to join me for an evening of song and conversation that’s bound to be fun and memorable. After the hourlong show, guests can join me for dinner at the hotel’s cool restaurant, City Grange (the show is free, dinner is not, of course). Let’s eat, drink, enjoy music and be merry!

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Philadelphia Art Alliance
8 pm
Philadelphia, PA
Karen Gross presents her original comedic cabaret show "Sex & the Single Singer," a musical journey of a woman looking for love and forging her own path in the world. Featuring lots of music and lots of sassy, sexy humor. Don't miss this show inside the gorgeous Philadelphia Art Alliance, located at 251 South 18th Street in Philadelphia, right off Rittenhouse Square. Pre-show wine and cheese reception at 8pm, show at 8:30pm. Tickets are $20 including the pre-show reception. Reservations a must! Call Mike at the Philadelphia Art Alliance at (215) 545-4302 or email mdrzik@philartalliance.org

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