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America's Sweethearts of Song - The Lennon Sisters at Drury Lane Theatre

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The Lennon Sisters are an American Institution. Glamorous, yet unpretentious. Sophisticated, yet down-to-earth. Famous, yet approachable. No wonder America remains fascinated by The Lennon Sisters...American fell in love with them as the girls next door. For 13 years on The Lawrence Welk TV Show, The Lennon Sisters, Dianne, Peggy, Kathy and Janet, charmed the nation with their sweet-voiced harmonies. The combination of their extraordinary natural vocal talents, hard working professionalism, striking looks, unassuming personalities and strong family values has earned them a place in the homes of millions of fans nationwide. That's why, as youngsters, they were dubbed. "America's Sweethearts of Song" - and America still adores them today.

After their well-received debut on The Welk Christmas Television Show in 1955, the Sisters traveled extensively making record-breaking personal appearances in every major U.S. city, as well as in the surrounding rural areas.

The American public clamored for more. Merchandising tie-ins such as paper dolls, TV trays, Story Books, and coloring books - some of the first of their kind - became a national phenomena. The country was enamored with the new celebrities who remained unaffected by all the attention and continued to maintain that the most important elements in their lives were their family and their faith in God. The Lennon Sisters became role models for young women everywhere. As the quintessential American Girls, they sang for seven United States Presidents - Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan - an achievement that few other performers can claim. They made guest appearances on virtually every variety show on television, ranging from The Mickey Mouse Club to The Ed Sullivan Show.

Eventually, they earned their own television show on ABC network, "Jimmy Durante Presents The Lennon Sisters Hour". The show attracted such top name guest stars as Sammy Davis, Jr., Bob Hope, Perry Como, George Burns, Bing Crosby, Glen Campbell and Andy Williams.

After sister Peggy's retirement in 1999, sister Mimi Lennon rejoined her sisters Dee Dee, Kathy and Janet in The Lennon Sisters foursome. Lennon fans will recall seeing younger sister Mimi, an accomplished studio singer and natural comedienne, performing as a Lennon Sister from 1970-1975. Mimi's TV appearances include The Lawrence Welk Show, American Music Awards, and the Mac Davis Show, and her stage credits include Caesar's Palace and Sahara Tahoe with Andy Williams, and Circle Star Theatre in San Francisco.

In 2000, younger sister Mimi continued singing with Kathy and Janet, after Dianne also retired, and the Lennon sound continued without change. [from The Lennon Sisters biography]

Monday, February 10th, 2014
Drury Lane Theatre presents

THE LENNON SISTERS
"America's Sweethearts of Song"

Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center
100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Box Office phone: 630-530-0111

Show: 1:30pm

and

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Drury Lane Theatre presents

THE LENNON SISTERS
"America's Sweethearts of Song"

Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center
100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Box Office phone: 630-530-0111

Show: 1:30pm

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