09.07.15FENCES is LA Times Critic's Choice!!!

\"Foreman delivers a full, real, stunningly human portrait, showing Rose’s kind, patient nature and essential dignity...\" -The OC Register

\"As Rose, who stands in the pantheon of steadfast theatrical wives, Foreman is stunningly real...\" -Press Telegram

“ …Foreman counters with an understated warmth and conviction, heart-rending in the face of Troy’s Act 2 betrayal...." – LA Times

At ICT in Long Beach through September 13, 2015

09.07.15FENCES promo video

Catch FENCES, now through September 13, 2015 at International City Theater in Long Beach!

10.13.14Karole wins Best Actress for OC Weekly's Best Of 2014

Karole Foreman wins Best Actress for her portrayal of Diana Goodman in CSULB's production of NEXT TO NORMAL in the OC WEEKLY'S BEST OF 2014 AWARDS!

10.13.14Karole starring as Julia Augustine in Antaeus' production of THE WEDDING BAND

October 9 - December 7 2014
A Love/Hate Story in Black & White
Written by Alice Childress
Directed by Gregg T. Daniel

Set in the South against the backdrop of World War I, a Negro woman and Caucasian man celebrate ten years together: a relationship that expressly violates America's "miscegenation" laws. As they struggle to live a normal life, amidst fear of discovery and of being fined, imprisoned, or lynched, the limits of love, tolerance, and humanity are tested in this unflinching work.


Foreman's stunning performance of a woman fighting frantically against both her disease and the pharmaceuticals supposedly designed to help her deal with it is as honest and impassioned as it is funny and sobering.

04.27.14Huffington Post Reviews NEXT TO NORMAL

Foreman turns in a spectacular performance. Her experience is our experience. ..She is lucid and passionate,... Her singing voice blends into her speaking voice, the same way her delusions merge into her daily life. Her moments of delusion, though, are the most moving. Filtered through memory and loss, they're all the more vivid and real to her and to us.

04.27.14"Not to Be Missed" Stage SceneLA NEXT TO NORMAL

Above all, it is Foreman’s powerful, deeply felt performance that provides the very best reason to catch Next To Normal in this non-traditionally cast production, one that begs the question: Why doesn’t this out-of-the-box casting take place more often? Foreman combines exquisite vocals and topnotch acting chops to give us Diana in all her complexities and contradictions—her feistiness, her fears, her vulnerabilities, her joys, and her profound sadness. It is a star performance and one not to be missed.

01.29.14Karole Foreman appearing in Duke Ellington's Opera QUEENIE PIE

Karole will be appearing in the Duke Ellington Opera QUEENIE PIE at the Long Beach Opera.
Jan 26th, Sat Feb 1st and Sun Feb 2nd
Don't miss it!

08.28.12Karole appearing in Jackie Robinson Biopic: 42

Karole Foreman will be appearing as Mrs. Duff Harris in the Warner Brother's Biopic 42: The Life of Jackie Robinson.
Directed by Brian Helgeland and starring Harrison Ford.
Film scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2013


The LADIES OF JAZZ, featuring Karole Foreman, Sharmila Guha and DeBorah Sharpe -Taylor, are back and in concert! Singin’ and Swingin’ your favorite Jazz and Holiday songs.

Wed, Dec 7th at 7:00pm in San Diego at
The Vision Center for Spiritual Living
11260 Clairemont mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92124


Thurs, Dec 15th in Los Angeles at 10:00pm at the
M Bar
1253 N. Vine, LA CA 90038

Hosted by Miss Etta Mae Mumphries, aka comedienne Karen Bankhead of television’s Curb Your Enthusiasm,Will & Grace and Reno 911! and backed by Musical Director, Eric Butler.

For tickets and information about our San Diego Show please call (619) 303-6609 or log on to www.visioncsl.com.

For our Los Angeles peeps, log onto our Eventbrite page at http://ladiesofjazzchristmas.eventbrite.com/

Come celebrate the Holiday Season with us. We hope to see you there!

Follow us on Twitter @LadiesofJazz and friend us on Facebook at Ladies of Jazz

10.10.11Review for CAROLINE OR CHANGE

"Karole Foreman’s wrenching portrayal of Caroline...grip our souls to the core." Tony Frankel

09.01.11Karole Foreman will be appearing as Caroline in PCPA'S production of CAROLINE OR CHANGE in September.

Caroline, or Change
Book and Lyrics by Tony Kushner
Music by Jeanine Tesori

In 1963 Louisiana the world rumbles with change, marked by JFK’s assassination, a rising Civil Rights movement and escalation of the Vietnam War. Caroline Thibodeaux, a divorced African American housemaid irons out a challenging dilemma – to accept loose coins from the pockets of the Gellman family’s laundry and buy her own children a better future or to stay awash in the memories and burdens of the past by returning the money and hanging on to her principles. What is the price of integrity? What will it take to keep the change? Answers resound in the next generation - Emmie, her teenage daughter, and the young Jewish boy, Noah Gellman - who will help Caroline see how to ride the changing tide. This Tony nominated score features and fuses great American musical styles – gospel, R&B, soul, blues; it swings with power and sings with pride.

07.06.11LADIES OF JAZZ: A tribute to Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald & Nancy Wilson

Three accomplished vocalists pay tribute to three enduring legends: Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson. Performed by DeBorah Sharpe-Taylor (of San Diego Rep’s “Storyville" and Broadway’s “Nothin’ But The Blues" and backup singer for Harry Belafonte, Soul ll Soul, and Barry White), Connie Jackson (Broadway revival of “Dreamgirls" and backup singer for Phil Collins) and Karole Foreman (from San Diego and who was in the original Vegas cast of Mamma Mia!). Join us for an evening of great music, and reflections on the lives and careers of these remarkable artists, hosted by a legend in her own mind Etta Mae Mumphries, played by comedian Karen Bankhead (of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Will & Grace, Reno 911!)

Playing at
The Vision Center for Spiritual Living, 11260 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92124
Wednesday, July 6th at 7pm
$15 advance tickets, $20 general admission at the door
$50 VIP tickets
Purchase tickets online at www.visioncsl.com

Purchasing VIP Tickets will get you preferred seating for the concert plus a backstage pass before the show.

01.11.11Karole Foreman to appear in THE VIOLET HOUR

Karole Foreman will be appearing as Jessie Brewster in Richard Greenberg's THE VIOLET HOUR.

February 11, 2011
Sat, Feb 12 – Sun, Mar 13
Friday and Saturday 8 pm
Sunday 3 pm

Elephant Stages - Lillian Theatre
6322 Santa Monica Blvd
(Santa Monica & Lillian Way)
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Ample Street Parking
(323) 960-1054

Directed by

The Cast Includes

see the website
for more info.

12.01.10Karole Foreman as Geneva Lee Brown in 1940's RADIO HOUR

Karole Foreman will be appearing in South Bay Civic Light Opera's Production of
1940's RADIO HOUR Dec 1-19th, 2010

1940’s RADIO HOUR It’s Christmas at Radio station WOV in New York. The Station takes to the air at the beginning of World War II, this time to record a broadcast for the troops overseas.

The harassed producer whose leading singer is often drunk, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mic, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet-playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.

The Best Music ever written Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, I'll Be Seeing You, Love Is Here To Stay, Blue Moon, I'll Never Smile Again, Strike Up The Band, Merry Little Christmas, & many more.

Previews: Wednesday, Dec 1 to Friday, Dec 3 at 8 P.M.

Gala Press Opening: Saturday, Dec 4 at 8 P.M.

Closes: Sunday, Dec 19 at 7 P.M.

Regular Schedule: Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 P.M.

Saturday Matinees: 2 P.M. Dec 11 & Dec 18

Sunday Matinees: 2 P.M. Dec 5, Dec 12 & Dec 19

Tickets: $60, $55, $50 Weekends & Matinees

$55, $50, $45 Weeknights (Tue – Thu)

$50, $45, $40 Previews

08.29.10Karole Foreman in BEEHIVE at Redondo Beach CLO

Karole Foreman will be appearing in South Bay Civic Light Opera's production of BEEHIVE: The 60's Girl Group Musical
Sept 15th thru October 3rd, 2010

BEEHIVE THE 1960’s GIRL GROUP MUSICAL! Remember when hair was hard and life was easy! This Major Musical will have you dancing in your seat as we learn the journey of women through the girl groups that spoke for a generation. The Shirelles, Brenda Lee, The Chiffons, Lesley Gore, The Supremes, Connie Francis, Petula Clark, Lulu, Dusty Springfield, The Shangri-Las, Tina Turner, “Mama" Cass Elliot…and more!

06.04.10VENUS HOTTENTOT is finalist in The Bloomington Playwrights Project for the REVA SHINER COMEDY AWARD

10/11 Reva Shiner Comedy Award Finalists

The High Cost of Heating by Craig Thornton
The Resurrection of Dismas and Gestas by Jacob M. Appel
Artifice by Anne Flanagan
The Rubberneckers by J.E. Phelan
Engagement Rules by Rich Orloff
The Best Place We Ever Lived by William Fowkes
Chloe Nelson and the Remarkable, Unusual, Foolproof Retirement Planby Kristine Bauske
Go Straight, Veer Left by Michael Hagler
The Venus Hottentot's Extreme Makeover by Karole Foreman
Fanatics or The Vampire Hunters' Guild of Orlando, Florida: 2nd Charterby Nathan McGaughey

05.09.10Karole Foreman in MY WAY though May 9th

MY WAY A Tribute to Frank Sinatra at the Cosmopolitan Cabaret

04.14.10"Driven By a Desire to Perform and Create"

A San Diego Union Tribune article written by James Hebert,
Sunday, July 26, 2009