A Bay Area native who recently relocated to the PNW, Karyn has been performing for over 30 years as a stage actress, recording artist, national anthem singer, and cabaret performer. Passionate about using her talents to foster positive change for our community, she's proudly partnered with like-minded artists to raise funds for The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, The Southern Poverty Law Center, and The American Civil Liberties Union.
Recent stage credits include: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Mrs. Meers), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), The Drowsy Chaperone (Chaperone), God of Carnage (Veronica), Urinetown (Pennywise), Les Misérables (Mme. Thénardier), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Rona). As a national anthem performer, she has sung at Levi's Stadium, The Alcatraz Challenge, and The Wildflower Triathlon.
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.
Preview Night - April 7th @ 7:30 PM
Friday, April 8th @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 9th @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 10th Matinee @ 3:00 PM
Friday, April 15th @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 16th @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 17th Matinee @ 3:00 PM
WHO'S THAT GIRL?
Karyn as Mama Maddelena in City Lights' production of NINE.
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J/K Cabaret Presents: Curvy Cabaret City Lights Theater Company, 8/12/18 Photo Credit: Ricky Harline
Lady of the Lake, West Valley Light Opera Photo Credit: Edmond Kwong
Mme. Thénardier, South Bay Musical Theatre
Aldonza, Sunnyvale Players
Miss Krumholtz, Foothill Music Theatre Photo Credit: Barbara Heninger
Rona Lisa Peretti, Sunnyvale Players
Penelope Pennywise, Los Alto Stage Company Photo Credit: Chris Peoples
Sally, Sunnyvale Players
© 2018 by Karyn Rondeau.