Mama’s Home at The Orleans

Nov 26, 2002 12:15 AM

   Vicki Lawrence and Mama are back in town. The extremely talented Lawrence is mostly known for her comedic talents as well as her acting, but did you know she’s also a singer? She earned a gold record for her 1973 No. 1 Hit, “The Night the Lights went out in Georgia.

   Lawrence is also one of the few successful female game show hosts with her version of Win, Lose or Draw. As she perfected her skills as a host, she also received an Emmy nomination in her first year, in the mid 90s.

   From there, Lawrence spent 11 years with the Carol Burnett Show, which is where she created the character Thelma Harper, or better known to her adoring fans as Mama.

   Lawrence then went on to star in her own TV series, Mama’s Family, which topped the ratings for six years. Mama continues to attain fans, and has legions of loyal viewers.

   The stage is no stranger to Lawrence either. She has appeared in numerous productions including Carousel, Send Me No Flowers, No, No Nanette, Hello Dolly, Annie Get Your Gun and, Nunsense: The Jamboree, which was performed live from the Grand Ole Opry, and televised on TNN.

   Lawrence also travels all over the country to speak to women’s organizations about her life and career, as well as women’s health, and being a woman in a man’s world. With her characteristic sense of humor, Lawrence reminds us that, “Life is much too serious to be taken seriously!” She also has an autobiography titled VICKI! The True Life Adventures of Miss Fireball which was published in 1995 by Simon and Schuster.

   Don’t miss this two-woman show being performed at The Orleans Hotel & Casino located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave on Nov. 29-Dec. 1. For tickets and showtimes, contact The Orleans Box Office at 365-7075. Enjoy!!