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Welk Resort Theatre San Diego
8860 Lawrence Welk Drive Escondido, CA 92026
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The Canyon Grill restaurant is in the same area as the theater for dinner before the show.
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"Vicki Lawrence & Mama": A Two-Woman Show
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16 reviews
39 stars
attended May 22 2011

The show was good. It does need some work. Someone should sit down with Vicki and tell her what she can do to make it a first rate show. 1. She needs to work on her singing. It needs a lot of work! The last song she sang at the end of the show was...continued

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13 reviews
12 stars
attended May 21 2011

I expected it to be funnier, as seeing the Carol Burnett show was. The jokes were old and the singing was not so great. I liked the mama part, but it was short. I know Vicki could do a great show if the material was new and funnier, and maybe...continued

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13 reviews
2 stars
attended May 21 2011

I just read the other review. Yes, it's true that some of the jokes were
old and her singing does need some help (or just not sing) - but
overall she was so full of energy, was delightful and fun - that the other just doesn't seem that important.

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Quotes & Highlights

Watch “Mama” call out homeless guy Ted Williams on AOL Video.


Emmy Award-winning comedian Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. Plucked out of total obscurity as a high school senior, Vicki went on to become part of the now-legendary cast of the Carol Burnett Show. “I went to the Harvard School of Comedy in front of America,” says Ms. Lawrence of her Burnett Show training.

In the seventh season, and hundreds of hilarious sketches later, at the ripe, old age of 24, Vicki created her most endearing character to date, Thelma Harper, or “Mama” as she is better known to her fans. After the Burnett Show, Vicki went on to star in Mama’s Family, which consistently topped the ratings for its entire six-year run of original shows. “Mama” has attained almost a cult status among her legions of loyal television viewers, who still enjoy her in reruns twice daily throughout most of the country.