Feb 09

The “Kaye Ballard…is Going Out Of Business!” Farewell Show; Coming to Camelot Theatres on March 11, 2014

The “Kaye Ballard…is Going Out Of Business!” Farewell Show;
Coming to Camelot Theatres on March 11, 2014

Presented in association with the Palm Springs Cultural Center

Kaye Ballard…is Going Out Of Business! Veteran actress, Kaye Ballard, has been performing for more than sixty four years! To say she is a survivor is a bit of an understatement! But now, at eighty eight, Kaye has decided to retire. That’s the bad news. The good news is that Kaye’s giving Palm Springs area audiences one last chance to see her. “I wanted to do one last show before I retired,” Kaye said recently. “But the only business I know is show business, so I decided to just say I was going out of business!”

The show, aptly entitled “Kaye Ballard…is Going Out Of Business!,” is scheduled to take place on March 11, 2014, at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. “It’s one show only,” Kay says. “None of this coming and going and coming and going for me. This is really it!” The show, which features almost two hours of live entertainment, begins at 7pm, and will include one 15 minute intermission. “There’s lots of singing and entertainment,” Ballard continued. “Plus some very special guest appearances and, of course, some fun surprises along the way!”

Tickets are available now at the Camelot Theatres Box Office.
The “Kaye Ballard…is Going Out Of Business!” Farewell Show
Date:March 11, 2014
Time: 7pm
Camelot Theatres


At the theatre Box Office:

Premium Tickets (Reserve Seating, front and center + autographed commemorative poster):$ 88.00 ea.
Regular Tickets: $ 55.00 ea.
Couples Special: Two Regular Tickets for $100.00


Kaye Ballard was born on November 20, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio. Since then she has been on the cover of Life magazine, played the Tooth Fairy on Captain Kangaroo, and sipped tea in the Bronx with Mother Teresa. She knew she wanted to perform by the age of  five, and began to work doing imitations of her favorite stars all around Ohio as a teenager. Kaye performed in both Burlesque and Vaudeville, and before discovering the musical theatre, toured with the Spike Jones Orchestra for two years as featured vocalist and tuba player. She went on to play every name nightclub that existed throughout the 1950’s and ’60’s including The Bon Soir and The Blue Angel in New York, The Hungry i in San Francisco, and Mr. Kelly’s in Chicago. She has appeared on every talk/variety show there ever was including, The Jack Parr Show, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Steve Allen Show, The Perry Como Show, The Carol Burnett Show, The Mike Douglas Show, and The Muppet Show.

Kaye’s film credits include The Girl Most Likely with Jane Powell, A House Is Not A Home with Shelley Winters, Freaky Friday with Jodie Foster, Which Way To The Front with Jerry Lewis, and The Ritz with Rita Moreno and Jerry Stiller. Where she really made a name for herself, though, was on Broadway in such shows as The Golden Apple, in which she introduced the standard, “Lazy Afternoon”, the original company of Carnival as Rosalie, Molly, as Molly Goldberg, and Ruth in Pirates of Penzance. Other credits include several record albums, including the first recording of Charles Schultz’ Peanuts characters with Arthur Siegel, Ado Annie in a best selling version of Oklahoma! with Nelson Eddy, and several Ben Bagley compilations. Kaye has also performed Mama Rose in Gypsy with both Jack Cassidy and Gavin MacLeod, and been seen in Over the River and Through the Woods, Quartet, Funny Girl, Papermill’s Follies, and two all-star versions of Dan Goggin’s Nunsense.