LAWRENCE WELK:  MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

A Musical Family Reunion

March, 2001

ACT 1 - THE NETWORK TELEVISION YEARS (1955-1971)

"Milestones and Memories"

whole cast

"Say It with Music"

whole cast

"Beer Barrel Polka"

Myron Floren on accordion

Al Jolson Medley (Swanee, Iím Sitting on Top of the World, You Made Me Love You, Sonny Boy, Rock-a-bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody, Toot Toot Tootsie, My Mammy) 

The Lennon Sisters (Dee Dee, Kathy, Janet, Mimi)

"Night and Day"

Bobby Burgess dancing with his 3 dance partners Barbara Boylan, Cissy King & Elaine Balden

"The Old Piano Roll Blues"

Jo Ann Castle singing and on the piano

"After Youíve Gone"

Big Tiny Little on the piano

"The 12th Street Rag"

Jo Ann Castle and Big Tiny Little on pianos

   
   

ACT II - GETTING STARTED AND THE BIG BAND ERA (1930-1950)

"My Blue Heaven"

Pete Fountain on clarinet

"Jazz Me Blues"

Pete Fountain on clarinet, Jack Imel on drums, Bob Havens and Barney Liddell on trombones, Johnny Zell on trumpet, Richard Maloof on bass, Big Tiny Little on piano

"It Had to Be You"

Tanya Roberts

"What a Little Moonlight Can Do"

Gail Farrell, Ron Anderson & Michael Redman with Henry Cuesta on clarinet

"Thereíll Be Some Changes Made"

Dick Dale

"With a Song in My Heart"

Guy Hovis singing to Former Champagne Ladies Lois Best, Jayne Walton, Helen Ramsay, Roberta Linn

"If I Loved You"

Norma Zimmer

"Sing, Sing, Sing/ The Clarinet Polka" medley

Henry Cuesta on clarinet and Jack Imel on drums

   
   

ACT III - THE SYNDICATION TELEVISION YEARS (1971-1982)

"Thatís Entertainment"

whole cast

"California Dreaminí"

Sheila & Sherry Aldridge and David & Roger Otwell

"It Donít Mean a Thing if It Ainít Got That Swing"

Arthur Duncan (singing and dancing)

"Hawaiian Wedding Song"

Ken Delo

"Everything is Beautiful"

Clay Hart (also on guitar), Sally Hart, Sandi Griffiths, Gail Farrell, Mary Lou Metzger & Jack Imel

"Only You"

Guy Hovis & Ralna English

"Chukos Suaves"

Anacani (singing and dancing)

"My Heart Will Go On" (Tribute to Lawrence Welk)

Jo Ann, Tom, Ralna, Guy, Joe, the Lennon Sisters and whole cast

   
   

ACT IV - THE PUBLIC TELEVISION YEARS (1987- present)

"The Wind Beneath My Wings"

Ralna English

"Cumana"

Jo Ann Castle on piano

"Southern Nights"

Ava Barber

"Elvira"

Jim Turner (also on guitar), Guy Hovis, David & Roger Otwell

"My Tribute"

Tom Netherton

"Rhapsody in Blue"

Bob Ralston at the piano with orchestra

"America the Beautiful"

Joe Feeney and whole cast

   

 

 

ACT V - MUSICAL FAMILY REUNION

Extended medley:

 

      1) Together Wherever We Go

The Lennon Sisters and whole cast

      2) Friendship

Mary Lou, Gail, Ron, Michael, Sandi, Ken 

      3) A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening

The Lennon Sisters 

      4) Funny How Time Slips Away

Dick Dale 

      5) Memories Are Made of This

David & Roger Otwell (also on guitar) 

      6) Hey Good Lookiní

Ava Barber 

      7) Cuddle Up a Little Closer

Roberta Linn 

      8) April Love

Tom Netherton  

      9)  Besame  Mucho

Anacani  

      10)  Blue Tango

Bobby Burgess dancing with Barbara,  Cissy  &  Elaine as  whole  cast  sings

      11) Call to the Post

Johnny Zell on trumpet 

      12) Baby Face 

Ken Delo with musicians Johnny Zell, Bob Havens, Richard Maloof, Big Tiny Little, Jack Imel 

      13) Basin Street Blues

Lennon Sisters with Pete Fountain on clarinet 

      14) Crazy

Ralna English 

      15) I CanítStop Loving You

Guy Hovis & Ralna English 

      16) Oh Lonesome Me

Sheila & Sherry Aldridge 

      17) You Are My Sunshine

Cissy King, Ron Anderson and whole cast 

      18) Rocky Top

Clay & Sally Hart  

      19)You Belong to Me

Tanya Roberts  

      20) Beyond the Sea

Henry Cuesta on clarinet

      21) Mack the Knife

Arthur Duncan singing and dancing with Janet Lennon 

      22) In the Mood

Jack Imel on the marimba 

      23) The Music Goes Round and Round

Mary Lou Metzger with Richard Maloof on tuba 

      24) Iím Getting Sentimental Over You

Barney Liddell on trombone 

      25) Danny Boy

Joe Feeney 

      26) Teach Me Tonight

Jo Ann Castle 

      27) Fascination

Charlotte Harris on cello 

      28) Thatís What Friends Are For

Gail Farrell (also on piano), Tom Netherton & whole cast 

      29) Will the Circle Be Unbroken

Ralna English, Gail Farrell and whole cast 

      30) In the Sweet By and By

whole cast 

      31) Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehn

whole cast

   

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES

 

Dance Medley:  

 

      The Early Days of the Dance 

sung and danced by Bobby, Barbara, Cissy, Elaine

      "Yes Sir, Thatís My Baby/Charleston"

danced by Bobby Burgess and Barbara Boylan

      "The Entertainer"

danced by Bobby Burgess and Cissy King

      "American Patrol"

danced by Bobby Burgess and Elaine Balden

"Iím Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter"

Sandi Griffiths and Sally Hart

"Downtown"

Sandi Griffiths

"Donít Sleep in the Subway"

Sandi Griffiths, Gail Farrell and Mary Lou Metzger

"You Gotta Have Heart"

sung and danced by Jack Imel and Mary Lou Metzger

"You Are So Beautiful"

Clay (also on guitar) and Sally Hart

"Everything is Beautiful" (reprise)

Clay (also on guitar), Sally, Sandi, Gail, Mary Lou, Jack

"Sixteen Tons"

Jim Turner (also on guitar)

"Somewhere My Love"

Charlotte Harris on cello, Bob Ralston on organ