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A Two-Woman Show

July 11-14

The Northern Lights Theater 1721 W Canal Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53233
Price: $45/$40/$35

A Two-Woman Show

Multi-talented Vicki Lawrence got her big break during her senior year of high school when she sent Carol Burnett a letter inviting Ms. Burnett to see her perform in the local fire department’s “Miss Fireball Contest.” Ms. Burnett, looking for an actress to play her kid sister on her new variety series, contacted Vicki, came to the event and the rest is television history.

Vicki spent eleven years on The Carol Burnett Show, earning one Emmy® award and five Emmy nominations. A few years later, in 1973, Vicki received a gold record for her international hit single, “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.”

After the Burnett show ended, Vicki went on to star in her own TV series, Mama’s Family. After five great years of first-run syndication, the last original episode was made in January of 1990. But, Mama’s Family lives on—it still airs daily throughout most of the country.

Later, Vicki became one of the few successful female game show hosts when she took on the daytime network-version of Win, Lose or Draw. Vicki further perfected her hosting skills on her own daytime talk show, appropriately titled, Vicki! for which she received critical acclaim as the only talk show host since Oprah to be nominated for a Daytime Emmy in her freshman year.

From the small screen to the stage—Vicki has appeared in numerous productions, including Carousel, Send Me No Flowers, No, No, Nanette, Hello Dolly, Annie Get Your Gun and live from the Grand Ole Opry, Nunsense 3: The Jamboree, which aired on TNN. Most recently she has appeared in the Vagina Monologues.

Vicki also travels all over the country speaking to women’s organizations about her life and career, women’s health, and being a woman in a man’s world. All the while, she approaches everything with her characteristic sense of humor, reminding us all that “Life is much too serious to be taken seriously!”