Broadway’s Karen Mason Joins LBSO to Remember Judy Garland’s Carnegie Hall Concert

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Karen Mason will perform hits from Judy Garland with the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra.

Judy Garland was one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century. Her career was launched with The Wizard of Oz in 1939 and remained on a stellar trajectory until her untimely death in 1969 at age 47.

On April 23, 1961, at the peak of her vocal powers, Garland appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall, an evening many still call “the greatest night in show business history.”

Local audiences can relieve the magic of that memorable concert when Broadway star Karen Mason presents Judy Garland 50th Anniversary Carnegie Hall Concert, a song-for-song recreation backed by guest conductor Michael Berkowitz and the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Long Beach Arena. 

The evening includes unforgettable hit songs such as Come Rain or Come Shine, That’s Entertainment, Chicago, You Made Me Love You, and of course Garland’s signature tune, Over the Rainbow.

Judy Garland 50th Anniversary Carnegie Hall Concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Long Beach Arena, 300 East Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for picnicking. Tickets start at only $21. Student rush tickets are available for $10 with valid I.D.

Audience members are welcome to bring their own food and beverages with them to enjoy during the concert, or purchase them at the Arena. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (562) 436-3203, or visit

About Karen Mason

Karen Mason has starred on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and television, and “has few peers when it comes to ripping the roof off with her amazing voice that knows no bounds!” ( Karen is a ten -time MAC Award winner and has won the MAC Award for Major Female Vocalist of the Year for six consecutive years. She has also won the 2006 Nightlife Award for Major Female Vocalist and has three Bistro Awards.

Ms. Mason most recently garnered rave reviews starring as The Queen of Hearts in Wonderland on Broadway. She originated the role of Tanya on Broadway in Abba’s Mamma Mia!, and was awarded a 2002 Drama Desk nomination as Best Actress.

Karen has headlined Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Feinstein’s at The Regency, Rainbow & Stars, the Algonquin, Arci’ Place, The Supper Club and The Ballroom in NYC; The Cinegrill and the UCLA/ASCAP Concert Series in Los Angeles; The Plush Room in San Francisco; and Davenport’s in Chicago.

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