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In a show of 2 halves, Vicki Lawrence brings 'Mama' to Central Florida

Mama, the sharp-tongued Southerner who became one of the most iconic characters to emerge from “The Carol Burnett Show” in the 1970s is coming to Central Florida.

In a show of 2 halves, Vicki Lawrence brings 'Mama' to Central Florida

Multi-talented Vicki Lawrence, is an actress, comedian, and singer known for the many characters she originated on CBS's The Carol Burnett Show, where she appeared from 1967 to 1978, for the entire series run.

One such character, Thelma Harper/Mama, was the central character of ever popular television situation comedy series Mama's Family. The show still can be seen daily in syndication throughout most of the country and is available as part of a Time-Life DVD collection.

Now, brace yourselves for Vicki Lawrence as she brings her iconic alter ego, Mama - swinging in like a comedic wrecking ball to Central Florida!  Get ready to be knocked off your feet with laughter as she brings down the house at King Center for the Performing Arts with her hilarious antics!

Vicki will bring her "two woman show" Vicki Lawrence and Mama to Melbourne's King Center for the Performing Arts for one night only, on May 5, 2024 at 7 pm.

Mama's got her opinions, her wit, and her side-eye game strong!  Catch the hilarity, the shenanigans, and the unforgettable moments! Tickets start at $30 and are available via the King Centers website.

Vicki Lawrence is currently co-starring in the popular FOX-TV comedy series The Cool Kids. The series has been picked up for a full season of 22 episodes due to its Friday night success. The Cool Kids is a comedy about a rowdy, rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun. Lawrence’s co-stars are David Alan Grier, Martin Mull and Leslie Jordan.


Lawrence spends much of her time on the road with her stage production Vicki Lawrence and Mama, A Two Woman Show. She also enjoys speaking to women’s organizations and other great causes, where she shares her life story of fame, activism, and her continuing success. 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!” 


Lawrence has multiple Emmy Award nominations, winning one in 1976. She is a multiple Golden Globe nominee, all for The Carol Burnett Show. In 1973, Lawrence recorded the hit song "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia." It reached Number One on both the United States and Canada top charts.


In the past, Lawrence hosted a popular game show, Win, Lose or Draw, her own daytime talk show, Vicki!, and appeared in many theatre productions. She was the only talk show host since Oprah to be nominated for a Daytime Emmy in her freshman year. 

Through the years Lawrence has made appearances on other television programs, such as Laverne & Shirley, Major Dad, Roseanne, Hannah Montana, and Yes, Dear. Lawrence has also appeared with Burnett, Korman, and Tim Conway in the Burnett show retrospectives.

On stage Vicki has appeared in numerous productions, including Carousel, Send Me No Flowers, No, No, Nanette, Chapter Two, Hello Dolly, I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It ON The Road, Annie Get Your Gun and live from the Grand Ole Opry, Nunsense 3: The Jamboree which aired on TNN.

In a show of 2 halves, Vicki Lawrence brings 'Mama' to Central Florida

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