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Secret Love: The Life and Music of Doris Day
Regular Seat - $30 (in advance) $40 (at the door)
High Stool - $20 (in advance) $30 (at the door)
+$20 Food & Beverage Minimum
The New York Times praised Karen Oberlin and her celebrated tribute to Doris Day as a "widely admired" hit that showcases Oberlin as "an inheritor of Doris Day's impeccable pop style.” In the words of the Times, Oberlin's "beautifully shaped readings are ones that Ms. Day in her prime might well have envied." Over the years, she has performed this multiple award-winning show far and wide, from Doris Day's longtime home base, Carmel by the Sea -- as a featured presentation of Day's official birthday celebration, during her lifetime -- to New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Nebraska, Provincetown, Boca Raton and Palm Beach, among others, and she's thrilled to be bringing it to the Magnolia Room, now with a deeper-than-ever devotion to keeping her legacy alive.
In this illuminating and deeply entertaining show show, you will hear her hit songs such as "Sentimental Journey," "Que Sera Sera" and "It's Magic," along with the title song and other beloved tunes, but also rare gems that Ms. Oberlin has unearthed in her research. Ms. Oberlin delves deeply into the intriguing life and music of this fascinating and important cultural phenomenon from having a baby as a teenager, touring with a big band, to her tumultuous marriages and becoming the highest paid woman in Hollywood history, all while recording sensational songs throughout her varied career. Ms. Oberlin has been the recipient of most of the major cabaret awards in New York, and an Honorary Doctorate in Music for her performance work. She is a recording artist with four CD's, including "Secret Love: The Music of Doris Day," and although she doesn't imitate Ms. Day, Oberlin has often been compared to her in her work as a vocalist, and she couldn't be happier. As Oberlin says, "Doris Day is one of our greatest artists, and although she is truly American, like apple pie and jazz, she reaches the hearts and minds of people all over the world."
"You have a beautiful sound and tone so I am very flattered that you have enjoyed my work. You brought me to tears."
- DORIS DAY
"Warm intimacy, pitch perfect, funny, poignant, mellow, sexy and spirited (with) a sophisticated sense of phrasing...Karen Oberlin reprised her Doris Day tribute with mature, ebullient, confident Oberlin savvy."
- Elizabeth Ahlfors
CABARET SCENES MAGAZINE
"Oberlin’s version of ‘Secret love’ is one of the best versions ever... By the time Oberlin has completed her act she has certainly achieved her goal 'to honour Day’s spirit and her complexity as an artist', and also prove herself a champion of popular song."
- Tom Vallance
CLASSICAL SOURCE, London, UK
"Oberlin's refreshing approach presents tunes as lusciously lyrical tales told for the very first time."
- David Murphy
TIME OUT NEW YORK