Cara LaGreen - Wedding Singer | Orange County, California(no reviews)
Based In: Orange County, California
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Cara LaGreen can turn any event into a delight. She does weddings, proposals, funerals, holiday parties, anniversary parties, engagement parties, commitment ceremonies, church services, corporate events, valentine grams, background music, cocktail hour, Jazz sets, top 40's sets, soft acoustic sets, rock/pop sets you name it she can do it(her guitar player will do anything if you feed him) :-) So come on by. Cara is fun, straight forward, low key and drama free. Weather its your 1st wedding or your 5th, weather its your 5th anniversary or your 50th, Cara will work with you to personalize your e
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Cara has her own sound equipment and comes complete with everything needed for a rockin good time. No assembly required.
Holiday parties option 1: Cara typically does a 2-4 hour party and can perform religious and non religious holiday songs. She specializes in fun and different arrangements of the classics. For example have you ever heard White christmas with a bassa nova beat? Or Joy to the world mixed with three dog nights Jeremiah was a bullfrog? Or Rockin around the christmas tree with jazz scats? She can also incorporate props including feather boas for santa baby and cat eye glasses and 50's scarves for Rockin around the christmas tree. She also brings shakers, bells, and tambourines and the audience can join in with the instruments whenever they choose. If there are children at the party they always love playing the instruments. No matter how low key or lively your event a good time is always had by all.
Holiday parties option 2- Cara also has a caroling group that brings a fun classic element to any party. Her group has full Dickens Carolers costumes and can be hired as a duo or quartet so as to fit any budget. The carolers typically do an hour set but can do longer if desired.
Parties and any other events requiring music- Cara can do anything from quiet acoustic background music to top 40 to jazz to pop to themed decade music of the 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, to present.
Weddings and commitment ceremonies- Cara typically does 2-5 songs for a ceremony and can also provide instrumental background music for the entrance and exit music, brides entrance, bridesmaids entrance, etc. She can also do the reception music, or if you are hiring a dj for the reception she can do an add on of a 3-5 song set at the reception to get the party started. She likes to play songs that are special to the couple and will do anything to personalize the event. Prices also include an in person or phone meeting & cd of suggestions.
Funerals, Memorial services, and Celebrations of life- Cara typically does 2-3 songs and can perform anything from the standards such as amazing grace and ave maria to songs such as Wind beneath my wings, Fields of Gold, lullabye by billy joel, Annie's song, etc. She can also do anything non traditional that you may be looking for. She can also play background acoustic music for any of the ceremony. She wants more than anything to perform songs that the family would like or that were special to the loved one and will work to personalize the event fully. If you need a slide show for the service Cara's husband is a graphic designer and can provide that service as well. They would like to take any stress they can off of the family and make it a beautiful memory of your loved one. If you would like to add on a slide show there is a special package price.
Church services-Cara can come and sing at any church no matter what the denomination. She can lead the service including the hymns and congregational songs and she can also prepare material to fit the sermon or talk title of the day.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Cara LaGreen has been singing since she was 3 years old in her grandfathers Dixieland Jazz band. She has traveled all over the world including playing Princess Diana in the Backstage Award winning “Divas” Off Broadway at the legendary Studio 54 in New York City, she received rave reviews in LA weekly for her role in the musical Dracula in Hollywood and was the lead singer on Carnival Cruise Lines’ “Ecstasy” ship out of Galveston, Texas. She has also done many commercial voice-overs, including Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Toyota. She has sung back up for Trini Lopez for the L ... ift up america Charity event in Palm springs and at San Manuel Casino. She has sung with Don Ho in Hawaii and Debbie Reynolds in Las Vegas. She was seen on NBC’s “The Singing Bee” and Bravo’s “Sheer Genius” which resulted in some rainbow bright hair. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where she performed at the Arden, Wilma, Merrriam, and The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts where she portrayed the second nurse from the left in the world premiere musical “I’ll Be Seeing You”. She debuted her cabaret in NY at the legendary Don’t tell mama theatre and toured it to Los Angeles at the Wyndham Bellage hotel and the Whitefire Theatre. She performed with Palmer Productions as Claire in Personals and Rhetta in her favorite musical of all time Pump Boys and Dinnetts. She has performed at the Weathervane Theater in New Hampshire, The NASA Space Center, and the White House, Locally she has been seen at South Coast Repertory Theater, KCAL 9’s Hour of Power at the Crystal Cathedral, and recently performend in the hit show, “Dancing Queen” on board the historic Queen Mary in Long Beach.(Much easier to dance and sing on a ship that doesn't move) She holds a certificate in songwriting from the Berkley School of Music in Boston and received an honorable mention in the Song of the Year songwriting competition for her song Closed Book. She is a member of The Actors Equity Association and the newly merged SAG - AFTRA. She sang for the in memoriam at the Relay for life in Newport Beach, CA, as the host and Lead Entertainer for the Stramski foundation at the Long Beach Yacht club, and will be performing for City of Hope at the Marina Del Rey Yacht club in May. Her hobbies include, Long walks in dark places, watching Saved by the Bell reruns, playing bingo with old ladies, and eating sourdough bread and kulfi, she is currently learning how to play the cheese grater.
Trini Lopez in Concert Back-up vocalist Lift up America Charity Event, Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs, CA
Trini Lopez in Concert Back-up vocalist San Manuel Hotel and Casino, Highland, CA
Don Ho in Concert Back-up vocalist Waikiki Beachcomber’s, Hoku Hale Showroom, Honolulu, HI
Debbie Reynolds in Concert Back-up vocalist Clarion Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, CA
Barry Manilow Tribute Band Back-up vocalist Aquarius Casino, Laughlin, NV
Barry Manilow Tribute Band Back-up vocalist Victoria Gardens Cultural ... Center, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
City of Hope Singer Marina Del Rey Yacht Club, CA
Relay for Life Singer Newport Beach, CA
Stramski Foundation Master of Ceremonies and Entertainment Long Beach Yacht Club, CA
Stramski Foundation Master of Ceremonies and Entertainment Union Bank Building, Long Beach, CA
Divas Princess Diana Upstairs at Studio 54, New York, NY
Club Cafe, Boston, MA
Room 5, Los Angeles, CA
**Backstage Bistro Award Winner
Carnival Cruise Lines Lead Production Singer M/S Ecstasy, Galveston, TX
Dracula(A Musical Nightmare) Faith Sacred Fools Theater, Hollywood, CA
Those Fabulous 40's Lead Singer Tibbies on the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA
Holiday Follies Lead Singer Escondido Performing Arts Center, Escondido, CA
Pump Boys and Dinettes Rhetta Performing Arts Center of Baldwin Park, CA
Personals Claire Performing Arts Center of Baldwin Park, CA
I'll Be Seeing You(World Premier) Nurse Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA
The Baker's Wife Inez Arden Theater, Philadelphia, PA
The Real Inspector Hound Box Sitter Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA
Carousel Arminy Merriam Theater, Philadelphia, PA
Weird Romance Coach The Arts Bank, Philadelphia, PA
Evita Young Eva Weathervane Repertory Theater, Whitefield, NH
State Fair Ensemble Weathervane Repertory Theater, Whitefield, NH
Peter Pan Lost Boy Weathervane Repertory Theater, Whitefield, NH
A Christmas Carol Belinda South Coast Repertory Theater, Costa Mesa, CA
How to Eat Like a Child Ensemble South Coast Repertory Theater, Costa Mesa, CA
Toyota, Knotts, Six Flags Voice Over Singer Nadeu Productions
The Singing Bee Singer NBC-TV
Shear Genius Hair Model Bravo Television
Educational Videos Lead Singer Tokai Industries
Hour of Power Soloist KCAL-9, The White House
JB Berns Exercise System Infomercial Berns/Jackie Chan, Urban Rebounding Co.
Skits of Gilda Radner The Arts Bank, Philadelphia, PA
Girls Night Cabaret Don't Tell Mama, New York, NY
Wyndham Belage Hotel, Hollywood, CA
Whitefire Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Miss Vietnamese USA Singer/Special Guests All 4 one The Grove, Anaheim, CA
BFA in Musical Theater from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA
Certificate in Songwriting from Berkley School of Music, Boston, MA
Attended Orange County High School of the Arts, Los Alamitos, CA
South Coast Repertory Theater's Young Conservatory Program, Costa Mesa, CA
Megan Weston, Neal Tracy, Leona Roberts, Lisa Naulls
Beverly Bremers Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Teaching Voice/music/choir/dance(pre school-Senior Citizens), Typing 100wpm, Excel, Word, Doi Doi Sound, Fish Faces, Play the Cheese Grater, Double Jointed, Donald Duck Sound, Roller Skating/Blading, Handbells, Funny Stories, Knitting, Purse making out of skateboards and recycled materials, bear making, choreography, song arrangements.
Carnival Cruise Lines
The White House
NASA Space Center
San Manuel Casino
Knott's Berry Farm
Look Again Entertainment
Class Act Entertainment
The Queen Mary
South Coast Repertory Theater
Weathervane Repertory Theater
The Arts Bank Theater
Sacred Fools Theater
Wyndham Belage Hotel
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Baldwin Ce ... nter for the Performing Arts
Victoria Gardens Center for the Performing Arts
Escondido Center for the Performing Arts
Don't Tell Mama
Upstairs at Studio 54
The Mission Inn
Sound Matrix Studios
Marina Del Rey Yacht Club
Long Beach Yacht Club
Steel Magnolias Foundation
City of Hope
Relay for Life
The Grove of Anaheim
Union Bank Building
Keesal, Young, and Logan Law Firm
The Grove of Anaheim
Main Place Mall
Shayne and Company
Waikiki Beachcomber’s, Hoku Hale Showroom
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