Photo Flash: Karen Mason Launches Philadelphia's RRAZZ ROOM AT THE PRINCE

Broadway powerhouse Karen Mason opened Philadelphia's new RRAZZ ROOM AT THE PRINCE THEATRE this past Friday, September 18, 2015. Scroll down for photos and highlights from the concert!

Joined alongside the amazing Christopher Denny, her long time friend and collaborator, Ms Mason took the audience on a journey that was both a mini-history of her career - which included opening many a cabaret (ever hear of "Don't Tell Mama"?) -- all the way through to what she called her "new favorite song." (Somewhere, Harold Arlen was smiling.)

She capped the evening being joined by members of the Philadelphia Gay Mens Chorus in a rendition of a song written for her by her talented husband Paul Rolnick ("It's About Time").

The audience included RRAZZ co-owners Robert Kotonly and Rory Paull, as well Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jean Carne, Trudy Melvin (Daughter Of Philadelphia's own musical icon Harold Melvin), Grace Little, Kathy Sledge (of Sister Sledge), and Mr & Mrs Tony DeSare.

Photo Credit: Daniel T. Gramkee Photography

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Photo Flash: Karen Mason Launches Philadelphia's RRAZZ ROOM AT THE PRINCE
The RRAZZ ROOM AT THE PRINCE logo as the crowd takes its seats

Photo Flash: Karen Mason Launches Philadelphia's RRAZZ ROOM AT THE PRINCE
Karen Mason opens the show in grand style and elegance -- and those shoes!

Photo Flash: Karen Mason Launches Philadelphia's RRAZZ ROOM AT THE PRINCE
Karen Mason, full of joy at the audience's warm and energetic reaction

Photo Flash: Karen Mason Launches Philadelphia's RRAZZ ROOM AT THE PRINCE
Karen Mason re-channeling Norma Desmond, with Christopher Denny helping guide her back

Photo Flash: Karen Mason Launches Philadelphia's RRAZZ ROOM AT THE PRINCE
Karen Mason shines in the dark

Photo Flash: Karen Mason Launches Philadelphia's RRAZZ ROOM AT THE PRINCE
Karen Mason is joined by members of the Philadelphia Gay Men's Choir in a rendition of a song written especially for her by husband Paul Rolnick

Photo Flash: Karen Mason Launches Philadelphia's RRAZZ ROOM AT THE PRINCE
Christopher Denny at the helm

Photo Flash: Karen Mason Launches Philadelphia's RRAZZ ROOM AT THE PRINCE
Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jean Carne, RRAZZ owner Robert Kotonly, Karen Mason, Trudy Melvin, RRAZZ ower Rory Paull

Photo Flash: Karen Mason Launches Philadelphia's RRAZZ ROOM AT THE PRINCE
Karen Mason and Tony DeSare



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