News and Reviews
"We can't just hope for a brighter day. We have to work for a brighter day!" - Dolly Parton
Stage Scene LA
Spotlighting the Best in Southern California's Theater
CLICK HERE to read Stage Scene LA's glowing review of Love Dolly Tribute, endorsed by LA Theater Critic Steven Stanley
Two-time WINNER of the 2022-2023 Stage Scene LA Scenie Awards!
Outstanding Solo Musical Performance:
Kim Eberhardt in Love Dolly Tribute
Outstanding Production of a Solo Performance: Love Dolly Tribute
"An American Idol"
CLICK HERE to read the behind-the-scenes story about how Love Dolly Tribute was formed! The featured article authored by Christina Fuoco-Karasinski in June 2023 is on Page 14 and 15.
NoHo Arts District
Supporting the Arts in Los Angeles
[NoHo Arts District, CA] – El Portal Theatre proudly presents LOVE DOLLY – celebrating the life & career of Dolly Parton, starring Kim Eberhardt on Sunday, September 25 at 3pm onstage at the historic El Portal Theatre Debbie Reynolds Mainstage.
LOVE, DOLLY is the number one Dolly Parton tribute act on the West Coast. Show business veteran and uber-talented Kim Eberhardt is a true artist. She and her terrific band perform the beloved hits of country legend Dolly Parton brilliantly.
A stunning, petite blonde who played Dolly in two hit productions of 9 to 5: The Musical, Eberhardt creates “Dolly magic” by capturing Parton’s persona and unique sound with her beautiful voice, but insists she’s not doing an imitation. “Although I look and sound like Dolly, when I walk out on stage I come out as myself and I invite the audience on a journey to be inspired by Dolly’s music and life.”
Kim says “This show is my love letter to Dolly. It’s an honor to perform some of the best-known and most beloved Dolly songs while sharing wonderful and inspiring stories about Dolly’s life and career. She is a national treasure!”
Kim Eberhardt’s love of Dolly Parton began young, early in her performing life, and was only enriched when she was cast as the Dolly Parton role in the stage musical 9 to 5. Kim’s award-winning show business career as a multi-talented singer, actress, dancer, and choreographer has taken her all over the world.
“It’s time to have some fun and feel joy again,” says Kim Eberhardt, who not only looks and sounds like the music icon, she has the magical sparkle that gives audiences the full Dolly experience.
LOVE DOLLY delivers Dolly’s music, wit, and glamour with polish and precision. With all-time smash hits like 9 to 5, Jolene, Islands in the Stream, and I Will Always Love You, this is a country party you’ve just got to see.
Coffee Gallery Backstage
Producer Testimonial: "Kim Eberhardt and her wonderful LOVE DOLLY TRIBUTE: a great rendition of Dolly Parton favorites. Songs, Stories and Wit."
“LOVE DOLLY is amazing, good fun and featured such delightful songs and wit that I gobbled the show up again for the last of November."
"As you know, I have booked several shows where unique productions by little-known performers shined like the constellations. Soon they became too well known, and expensive, to return to my coffee house showroom. This is one of them...soon to be.”
“At the end of her last LOVE DOLLY presentation at The Coffee Gallery Backstage she received TWO well deserved STANDING OVATIONS and her new fans would not let her leave the stage."
"She is a wonderful singer. She loves her audiences and they love her. Her stories are funny, delightful and a charming history in song and story of DOLLY PARTON, a one-woman national treasure.”
“I hope you will, once again, reward my skill in picking great shows for a cozy coffee house showroom, and join me for a fabulous Friday night. I’m sure you will congratulate me at evening’s end for another brilliant pick. I will try to appear modest. ”
~ Bob Stane, Producer
Coffee Gallery Backstage