THE SHOW

 

Photo by Brett Hansen

Direct from Las Vegas – Carpenters Tribute Concert: A Re-creation of the 1976 UK Tour is the definitive show celebrating the music and legacy of the famed brother-sister duo. Starring Sally Olson as Karen Carpenter and Ned Mills as Richard Carpenter, the show is a re-creation of the 1976 UK tour, featuring hits including “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “Yesterday Once More”, “Superstar”, Karen’s drum solo, Richard's classical piano feature, a Spike Jones parody of "Close To You", comedy antics and much more. The show opens with a tribute to Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass. 

 

Randy Schmidt, author of Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter, says “Sally’s tribute to Karen Carpenter is heartfelt and honest” and David Halston of Tribute Masters says, “Sally is remarkable, spot-on, and delightfully entertaining.” Sally is truly unsurpassed in her startling representation of Karen Carpenter, including authentic hairstyles and makeup, vintage costumes, gestures, and stunning voice. 

 

This exciting show has played to performing arts centers, cabarets including the famed Triad Theater in NYC, and SOLD OUT showrooms in Las Vegas. The show was featured at the Carpenters 50th Anniversary Celebration in Thousand Oaks, CA in April 2019. Sally is the first-ever and only Karen Carpenter tribute artist to perform with the world-renowned Las Vegas based review Legends in Concert.

 

Carpenters Tribute Concert: A Re-creation of the 1976 UK Tour features a powerful live band, historical commentary, lovely arrangements and video, taking audiences on an incredible journey down memory lane into the world of the Carpenters – the world’s ONLY authentic Carpenters production in sight and sound.

 

*Carpenters Christmas Tribute Show will be available starting in 2020.

SET LIST (90 minute show)

Opening Act: Tribute to Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

Overture

Flat Baroque/Only Yesterday

There’s A Kind of Hush (All Over The World)

Medley: Don’t Be Afraid/Sing

Love Is Surrender

Yesterday Once More

Bacharach Medley:

Knowing When To Leave

Make It Easy On Yourself

There Is Always Something There To Remind Me

I'll Never Fall In Love Again

Walk On By

Do You Know The Way To San Jose?

I Need To Be In Love

Spike Jones parody of (They Long To Be) Close To You

Piano Picker/Karen’s Drum Feature

Richard’s Classical Feature

From This Moment On

Hits Medley:

(They Long To Be) Close To You

For All We Know

Top of The World

Ticket To Ride

Only Yesterday

I Won’t Last A Day Without You

Hurting Each Other

Superstar

Rainy Days And Mondays

Goodbye To Love

Closing Medley:

For All We Know

Yesterday Once More

We’ve Only Just Begun