Photo Flash: Karen Mason Launches Philadelphia's RRAZZ ROOM AT THE PRINCE
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
The RRAZZ ROOM AT THE PRINCE logo as the crowd takes its seats
Karen Mason opens the show in grand style and elegance -- and those shoes!
Karen Mason, full of joy at the audience's warm and energetic reaction
Karen Mason shines in the dark
Christopher Denny at the helm