Traveling From: Toronto
Fees:$2,501 - $5,000
Karen Grainger has been impersonating ‘Divas’ for more than 8 years.
Experience: Karen Grainger grew up in Toronto, Canada surrounded by music. 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 who persuaded her 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 impersonating 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: Each set in Karen Grainger’s show is packed with music, audience participation, and Karen Grainger’s flair for thoroughly entertaining an 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…to name a few! “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…Casino, Corporate, Fairs and Festivals, Soft Seat Theatres and Dinner Theatres…to name 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 Canada’s premier Casino in Windsor and from 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
Contact: You can request information on our entertainment options through our on-line request form. Or, you can call us Toll Free at 1.800.693.6665
“Karen’s show is as good any top Las Vegas Act. The energy in the room was incredible!”
Tab Turner, AIDS Committee of Windsor
“Karen and her show are as professional as they come!”
Brian Orser, Two-Time Olympic Silver Medalist
“Thanks for a great show this past Saturday night. Your impersonations, openness and interplay with the audience and the comedy you added to the songs was great and started our evening off on the right track! Thanks again for a wonderful time!”
“Your show was fantastic! It was the best show I have ever seen. You have so much energy and talent! Thank you for a great evening of entertainment!”
“We are never disappointed when we come to see you perform. You are a great entertainer and what a beautiful voice you possess.”
John and Mary Ann Marszalek, Westland, Michigan
“You engaged the audience in a way that told everyone present that you were as excited to entertain us, as we were to listen to you. Your own voice is absolutely beautiful. I am amazed at your ability to impersonate other voices, your talent is endless!! I will be watching to see where your future performances will be, if you are within reach, we will be there! Thank you for such an enjoyable evening.”
Brenda and Don Brunelle
“Recently I saw you perform at the Windsor Casino. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your show and am looking forward to seeing you perform again. Your band and dancers were entertaining as well.”
Holly Kennedy, Windsor Terminal Supervisor