Melody's impersonations of Dolly Parton & Lucille Ball are amazing. Her uncanny ability to resemble both Dolly & Dolly as well as her impeccable imitation of mannerisms and voice leave people in wonder. A Lucille Ball appearance includes stand up comedy,skits and audience participation. As Dolly Parton she sings live all Dolly's hits & includes funny, heart warming anecdotes. She performs with a Kenny Rogers impersonator in "The Dolly & Kenny Tribute Show. Melody is also available for "meet and greet" and photos. Dolly & Lucy are available for "Web Cam Appearances". Dolly or Lucy will appear on your computer screen to deliver a personal greeting followed by emailed an autographed picture.
Saw this lady and the Ricky guy at a valentine banquet in Chattanooga last night. She was SO much like Lucy that I felt like I'd taken a trip on a time machine!! Many thumbs up...awesome act thank you!
THE TRIBUTE TO LUCY SHOW stars Melody Knighton,the most authentic Lucy impersonators in the world, performing stand up comedy, skits , musical number and audience participation . Meet and Greet and photos with audience after the show included. Maxiimum show length 1 hr.
THE LUCY AND RICKY TRIBUTE SHOW stars Melody and Luis Hernandez . Ricky opens the show with the idea that he is going to perform his show "Ricky Ricardo and his Orchestra". He is quickly interupted by Lucy who manages to hijack the show and insert herself in almost every number. Through out the show they perform hilarious skits, musical numbers, spoofs, stand up comedy and audience participation. Ricky sings some of the songs from "The I Love Lucy Show" and fans will recognize some of the skits. Audience volunteers joins the fun as "Ethel", "Little Ricky" and contestestants on the game show "Trivia Time". All volunteers receive a gift from Lucy and Ricky. Meet and Greet and photos with audience included. maxiumum show length 90 minutes.
THE TRIBUTE TO DOLLY SHOW features Melody performing Dolly's hits sprinkled with heart warming Dolly humor Dolly interacts with the audience and depending on the venue includes an "audience particpation" segment.. Live band or tracks. Meet and Greet and photos with audience included. Maximum show 30 minutes
THE TRIBUTE TO DOLLY AND KENNY SHOW features Melody and Mark Hinds performing Dolly and Kenny's hits and duets including a segment where they sit on stools and trade off on amedley of songs. . We try to create an intimate experience through interaction with the audience, telling stories and anecdotes and a bit of joking around between Dolly and Kenny. Meet and Greet and photos with audience included. Maximum show length 90 minutes
COUTRY GALS, A TRIBUTE TO DOLLY PARTON AND MINNIE PEARL starring Melody and Margie Mangham. Get ready for some down home country fun when these country icons get together. Show opens with Minnie’s hilarious stories about life in Grinder Switch. Dolly performs her hits and invites Minnie back on stage for a duet of "He's Gonna Mary Me". Three audience members audition for their “Hillbilly Band” and everyone joins in for a sing a long.
Additional Booking Notes
The Tribute To Lucy Show - sound system & operator to accomodate up to four microphone imputs, cd player, ipod or laptop for music, stage lights, raised stage with steps to audience
The Lucy & Ricky Tribute Show - sound system & operator to accomodate four microphones, cd player, ipod or laptop for music, off stage fast change area (pipe &drape or wings), stage light, raised stage with two sets of steps to audience
The Tribute to Dolly and Kenny Show - sound system & operator for two microphones, cd player, ipod or laptop for music, stage lights, raised stage with steps to audience ,
Melody is an actress who upon discovering her uncanny resemblance to Lucille Ball and later Dolly Parton began a career impersonating these two icons. She studied with various vocal speaking and singing coaches and a professional impressionist to perfect her voice for both of these impersonations. Melody performs all over the country and internationally. Melody has appeared on stage with the real Dolly Parton.She was awarded the CLONY for Best Impersonation of a Broadcast Media Legend in 2002. She was featured as Lucy in many major magazines as part of Armstrong Laminate Floor's national ad campaign "It Only Looks Like The Real Thing".
The team providing the talent:
singer, guitarist, banjo player
"I ws a big fan of the real 'Lucy'. Ms. Knighton's impeccable impersonation is perfect right down to her famous 'Whaaaa!' What fun!"
– Eric Lippman
"Our 'Katrina Relief' concret was a huge sucess thanks to the wonderful entertainment provided by Melody as 'Dolly' and her talented colleagues. Wow, what a blast!"
– Leonard Church
"Melody has caputured Lucy better than any impersonator I've ever seen!
Her act is innovative, interactive and improvisational. She can really do it all!"
– Angie Dillard
"Melody Knighton did a remarkble highly entertaining impersonation of "Dolly" at the Grand Victoria Resort and Casino. We'll definetly book her in the future."
– Bill & Phyllis Duke
"Melody is the best "Dolly" I've ever worked with. She is a pro! I always
get callbacks full of praise."
– Gordon Dillingham
"Melody performed as Dolly Parton at the Silver Plume Awards, she was fabulour. Totally believable and wonderfully funny!"
– Elizabeth Townsend
"We continue to receive rave reviews for "The Lucy & Desi Tribute Show"
The audience loved the performance, the humor, the costumes, the music"
– Valera Jessee
Thank YOU Art and Melody for a wonderful show!. You both are so talented and I’m so glad that something so unique, wholesome and fun actually exists! I have heard only great feedback from the presentation – you guys are just fabulous!
The Tribute to Lucy Show can be up to 1 hour. If shorter show is desired, client can discuss which elements to perform.
The Lucy and Riciky Tribute Show can be up to 90 minutes for theater or ticketed shows or one hour or less for banquets. Show will be customized to contain elements most suitable for the event.
The Tribute to Dolly and Kenny Show- can be up to 90 minutes for theater or ticketed show or one hour or less for banquests. Song selection can vary slightly to suit the audience.
Influences & Inspiration
Lucille Ball, Dolly Parton, Red Skelton, Shelly Berman, Carol Burnett, Lilly Tomlin
raised stage minimum 14 'X 10', lighting and sound with operator