Contact: Joshua Carr
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Welk Resorts Theatre
8860 Lawrence Welk Drive
Escondido, CA 92026

The Welk Theatre announces the incomparable JoAnne Worley in “KEEP LAUGHIN’”

Master comedienne and television, movie and Broadway star JoAnne Worley hits the Welk stage on June 26 for five performances only. JoAnne, who starred on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In shares songs and stories about her career including Laugh-In, television, film and Broadway! A personal peek into the life of one of the biggest comedy icons of our times!

In the theatre, JoAnne boasts a vast number of roles including (most recently) The Drowsy Chaperone on Broadway, and as Madame Morrible in the National Tour of WICKED in Los Angeles. Other Broadway and national tours credits include Gypsy as Mama Rose, The Wizard of Oz as the Wicked Witch, and Mame as the title socialite. In addition, JoAnne has found marvelous vehicles in The Pirates of Penzance, Annie Get Your Gun, Anything Goes, Nunsense, Grease!, Call Me Madam, and Annie. Her non-singing theater resume includes Luv, Same Time, Next Year, Lovers and Other Strangers, Moon Over Buffalo, Steel Magnolias, and the female version of The Odd Couple.

Come spend the afternoon with JoAnne and laugh along – JoAnne takes you along on her life journey. She’ll be singing songs from the various roles she has played, and shares clips of her career! This is the way to spend the afternoon – with an old friend who will keep you laughin’! Only five performances – don’t wait – this one will sell out!

The Welk presents 5 shows only. Call 888-802-7469 for tickets or visit

FOR PRESS ONLY – Please email for your tickets to the opening performance on Wednesday, June 26 at 1pm.

Shows are Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 1pm, and Thursday and Saturday at 8pm. Tickets start at $54. Add a buffet lunch or dinner between $18 and $21.