Karen Oberlin

Secret Love: A Tribute to Doris Day

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Last Show: Thursday 25 th April 2019

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The New York Times called Karen Oberlin's hit tribute to the great Doris Day "widely admired" and called her "an inheritor of Doris Day's impeccable pop style," continuing on to say "(Oberlin's) beautifully shaped reading in the classic pop tradition was one that Ms. Day in her prime might well have envied." Over the years, she has performed this award-winning show far and wide... including locales such as New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Brownville, Nebraska, Provincetown and Palm Beach, among others, and she's thrilled to be bringing it back to London to Doris Day's many fans in the UK. In this exciting, fun-filled show, you will hear her hit songs such as 'Sentimental Journey', 'Que Sera Sera' and 'It's Magic', along with the title song and numerous other beloved tunes, but also rare gems that Ms.Oberlin has unearthed in her research. 

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"You have a beautiful sound and tone so I am very flattered that you have enjoyed my work. You brought me to tears."


Ms. Oberlin delves deeply into the 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 all 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."

 "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