Vicki Lawrence and “Mama” Return to IP July 7

Biloxi, Miss.—Multi-talented performer Vicki Lawrence will bring her beloved character “Mama” with her for “Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show” at IP CASINO RESORT SPA’s Studio A on Friday, July 7.

Lawrence spent her high school years performing, excelling in dance and vocal performance. During her senior year of high school, Lawrence sent Carol Burnett a letter inviting Burnett to come see her performance in the local fire department’s “Miss Fireball Contest.” The letter included a newspaper article that mentioned their resemblance. Burnett, looking for an actress to portray 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 starred in the show for 11 years, earning one Emmy Award and five Emmy nominations.

After the show ended, Lawrence went on to guest-star in numerous hit television series including “Laverne & Shirley,” “Love Boat” and “Murder She Wrote.” She is best known for her TV series, “Mama’s Family,” which aired from 1983-1990. Lawrence has written a book about her life, called “Vicki!: The True Life Adventures of Miss Fireball,” and earned a Gold record in 1973 with her internationally known single, “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.”

Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to the show. Tickets start at $29 plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets are available online at and Tickets can also be purchased at the IP Box Office or at the Ticketmaster kiosk located on property. Guests may call Ticketmaster at (800) 653-8000. Advanced purchase tickets must be picked up at the Box Office on the day of the show starting at 1 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older to attend the show.  No refunds or exchanges will be permitted.


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