THE LAWRENCE WELK SHOW
2005 - 2006 SEASON

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS
(CHECK BACK SOON FOR PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE ENTIRE SEASON)

#1001 - NEW!
"Say It With Music"
Host: Dick Dale
Airs: September 10, 2005

This Welk program from 1971 opens on a musical high-note with the band and "Say It With Music." Bobby and Cissy dance to the Mancini hit song, "Moon River," and our Champagne Lady Norma Zimmer performs a heartfelt rendition of "I Asked the Lord." Myron Floren is featured with the band in "The 12th Street Rag," and Bob Lido, Mary Lou Metzger and the Hotsy Totsy Boys are "Runnin' Wild." Guy and Ralna perform "True Love."

#1002 - NEW!
"Roses"
Host: Ralna English
Airs: September 17, 2005

The band and singers open this show and set the theme with "Everything's Coming Up Roses." Kern Delo sings "Red Roses for a Blue Lady," and Guy Hovis and Ralna English take us down that "Primrose Lane." Dick Dale, Gail Farrell and the group are asking for "One Dozen Roses."

#1003 - NEW!
"Mancini-Mercer"
Host: Bobby Burgess
Airs: September 24, 2005

This week's Lawrence Welk Show from 1973 salutes songwriters Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer. The show unfolds with dancers Bobby and Cissy and the Orchestra performing "Goddy, Goody." Ken Delo sings "Fools Rush In," and the whole cast gets together in the "Cool, Cool of the Evening."

#1004
"School Days"
Host: Myron Floren and Burgess Family
Airs: October 1, 2005

Myron Floren hosts "School Days" and enjoys hearing the special memories of his four Burgess grandchildren, who coax him to lay their favorite songs. Joe Feeney remembers a "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi," Tanya sings "Autumn Leaves" and Myron plays "Shall We Dance." Guy and Ralna sing, "Put Your Hand in the Hand."

#1005
"History of Lawrence Welk Musical Family"
Host: Larry Welk Jr., and Family
Airs: October 8, 2005

Larry Welk and his three sons host a unique and interesting "History of the Lawrence Welk Musical Family," which recalls how each performer joined the show. Hit songs include "This Guy's in Love With You," by Guy Hovis and Ralna English, "Oh Happy Day" by Larry Hooper, "Calcutta" danced by Bobby Burgess and Cissy King, and "After You're Gone" with Jack Imel and Bob Havens.

#1006 - NEW!
"Musical Masterpieces"
Host: Johnny Zell
Airs: October 15, 2005

This week's show celebrates "Musical Masterpieces" when the program opens with the Lawrence Welk Band and singers performing George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." Tom Netherton sings "Stranger in Paradise" and band member Johnny Zell plays "It's All in the Game."

#1007
"Concert in the Park"
Host: Guy Hovis
Airs: October 22, 2005

In a romantic outdoor setting, Guy Hovis introduces his new wife "Sis" as he hosts this week's Lawrence Welk program, "Concert in the Park." On a host segment, Guy sings, "The River," the song he sang at his wedding. The show opens with "In the Good Old Summertime," and features songs from "The Music Man" including "Goodnight My Someone" with Kathie Sullivan and Ken Delo and "Lida Rose" with Bobby and Elaine and a barbershop quartet. Guy and Ralna sing "It Was Almost Like a Song."

#1008 - NEW!
"Halloween Party"
Host: Jack Imel
Airs: October 29, 2005

The Lawrence Welk Band gets things underway for this Halloween Party with "That Old Black Magic." Arthur Duncan rattles those "Dry Bones." Guy and Ralna sing "Old Devil Moon," and other Halloween-themed songs include "Ghost Riders in the Sky," and "Magic in the Moonlight."

#1009
"Caribbean Cruise"
Host: Arthur Duncan
Airs: November 5, 2005

The whole gang climbs aboard an ocean liner for a cruise through sunny, Southern waters, with Ava Barber singing "Love Boat," and Bobby and Elaine following up with a dance to the "Love Boat Theme." Baritone Jim Turner sings "Marianne" and The Aldridge Sisters and The Otwell Twins are "Feelin' Groovy," and Kathie Sullivan sings a soulful "How Deep Is The Ocean." Guy and Ralna perform "I Can't Stop Loving You."

#1010 - NEW!
"Broadway Musicals"
Host: Norma Zimmer
Airs: November 12, 2005

It's a champagne toast to Broadway! This show features the great songs from "Sound of Music" and "My Fair Lady" and also presents Sandi and Sally making-up as clowns for "Put On a Happy Face." Guy and Ralna sing "People Will Say," Bobby and Cissy do a spectacular dance number to "Dancing In the Dark," and Tanya sings "Birth Of the Blues" accompanied by some of the finest jazz artists in the business. The whole group, led by bobby and Cissy, winds things up with an energetic version of "Black Bottom."

#1011
"America, The Melting Pot" (Thanksgiving)
Host: Clay and Sally Hart
Airs: November 19, 2005

To celebrate Thanksgiving, Clay and Sally Hart host "America, The Melting Pot," a tribute to the native countries of the many immigrants that have settled in the USA. Guy & Ralna sing, "Edelweis" and Ken Delo does an English Music Hall version of "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts," Dick Dale sings the classic German song, "Du Du Liegst Mir," and Clay salutes Australia with "Waltzing Matilda."

#1012
"This Colorful World"
Host: Sandi Griffiths
Airs: November 26, 2005

Sandi Griffiths is your host for "The Colorful World," featuring songs that have a 'color' in the title. Sandi, Gail and Mary Lou sing "Red, Red Robin," Guy Hovis and Ralna English swing with the "Orange Blossom Special," Clay Hart salutes Roger Miller with "Little Green Apples" and the band plays "Deep Purple." Sandi is joined by family members and reminisces about her children's weddings.

#1013
"Lawrence Welk Family Christmas"
Host: Various
Airs: December 3, 2005

In the 40 year holiday tradition of "The Lawrence Welk Show," the Musical Family gathers at the Champagne Theatre in Branson for a Christmas reunion concert. Hosted by Champagne Lady Norma Zimmer, this program features more than 30 favorite Christmas carols and musical numbers. Starring Jo Ann Castle, The Lennon Sisters, Jack Imel, Mary Lou Metzger, Guy Hovis, Ken Delo, Tom Netherton, Bobby Burgess, Elaine Balden, Anacani and Joe Feeney.

#1014
"Hooray For Hollywood"
Host: Gail Farrell
Airs: December 10, 2005

Lawrence and his Musical Family give a cheer for Hollywood! The whole cast opens this tribute to the movies…and "Takes Your Girlie To the Movies." Bobby and Cissy dance to "The Entertainer," Guy Hovis and Ralna English sing "True Love," Tom Netherton does the unforgettable "As Time Goes By" from "Casablanca" plus Sandi, Gail and Mary Lou sing "Toot Toot Tootsie."

#1015
"Christmas Reunion"
Host: Various
Airs: December 17, 2005

This holiday show is filled with timeless Christmas music like Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts singing "Silver Bells." Jo Ann Castle plays "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," Lawrence dances a Christmas waltz with Mary Lou Metzger and George Cates leads the entire group in "Adeste Fideles" and other dearly-loved carols.

#1016
"America's Wonderland"
Host: Dick Dale
Airs: December 24, 2005

Dick Dale hosts "America's Wonderland" and gets things rolling with "This Land Is Your Land." Guy Hovis and Ralna English sing "Hawaiian Wedding Song," Arthur Duncan dances in "Mountain Greenery," and Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts enjoy "Springtime in the Rockies."

#1017
"New Year's"
Host: Bob Ralston
Airs: December 31, 2005

Bob Ralston makes New Year's Eve a family affair with his wife, daughter and grandson. The Welk Band plays "Champagne Waltz" while Lawrence dances with Norma Zimmer, the Lennon Sisters reminisce with "May You Always," and Jo Ann Castle gets the party going with "Happy Days Are Here Again."

Additional program descriptions will be added as OETA publishes them...check back for soon for shows #1018-#1052.