Vicki Lawrence to Return to the Suncoast Showroom, 10/11-12
Dynamic performer Vicki Lawrence returns to the Suncoast Showroom with her most beloved character in "Vicki Lawrence and 'Mama': A Two Woman Show," October 11 and 12.
As a senior in high school, Lawrence sent the legendary Carol Burnett a letter inviting Burnett to come see her performance in the local fire department's "Miss Fireball Contest" and included a newspaper article mentioning their resemblance. Burnett, looking for an actress to play her sister in a new variety series, attended the event. The rest is television history. "The Carol Burnett Show" premiered in the fall of 1967 and Lawrence co-starred in the show for the next 11 years, earning one Emmy Award and five Emmy nominations.
In the years since the show's ending, Lawrence guest-starred on many hit television series, including "Laverne & Shirley," "Love Boat," "Rosanne," "Diagnosis Murder" and "Murder She Wrote." Her TV series, "Mama's Family" aired from 1983 to 1990. Lawrence also appeared in a recurring role as "Mawmaw Ruthie Stewart" on Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana."
Lawrence's talents expand beyond acting to singing and writing; she recorded the #1 hit song "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia," and has co-authored two books.
Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.636.7075, or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.