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Photos by Brett Hansen

Direct from Las Vegas, Carpenters Legacy is the definitive show celebrating the music and legacy of the famed brother-sister duo. Starring Sally Olson as Karen Carpenter and Ned Mills as Richard Carpenter, the award-winning show is a re-creation of the Carpenters’ live performances featuring hits including “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “Yesterday Once More”, “Superstar”, Karen’s drum solo, Richard's classical piano feature, a Spike Jones parody of "Close To You", comedy antics and much more.

Carpenters Legacy maintains a residency in the V Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The show has played to performing arts centers, cabarets spaces including the famed Triad Theater in NYC, and SOLD OUT showrooms in Las Vegas and all over the country. The show was featured at the Carpenters 50th Anniversary Celebration in Thousand Oaks, California in April 2019 and will be the featured entertainment for the Carpenters 55th Anniversary Celebration in Downey, California in April 2024 at the Downey Theatre. Carpenters Legacy is a six time Best of Las Vegas winner and was voted “Best Impersonator” (Gold), “Best Tribute Show (Bronze) and “Best Family-Friendly Show” (Bronze) in 2023. Olson is the first-ever and only Karen Carpenter tribute artist to perform with the world-renowned Las Vegas based review Legends In Concert. Carpenters Legacy features a powerful live performance, historical commentary, lovely arrangements and video, taking audiences on an incredible journey down memory lane into the world of the Carpenters – the world’s ONLY authentic Carpenters tribute in sight and sound.

“Heartfelt and honest” ~ Randy Schmidt, author of Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter

“Sally Olson and Ned Mills perfectly embody Karen and Richard Carpenter. Carpenters Legacy is nothing short of astounding.” ~ Sam Novak, Vegas 411

“Musically sound, vocally spot-on, and will please any fans of the duo.” ~ John Katsilometes, Las Vegas Review-Journal

SET LIST (90 minute show)


Flat Baroque/Only Yesterday

There’s A Kind of Hush (All Over The World)

Medley: Don’t Be Afraid/Sing

Love Is Surrender

Yesterday Once More

Please Mr. Postman

Bacharach Medley:

Knowing When To Leave

Make It Easy On Yourself

There Is Always Something There To Remind Me

I'll Never Fall In Love Again

Walk On By

Do You Know The Way To San Jose?

I Need To Be In Love

Spike Jones parody of (They Long To Be) Close To You

Richard's Request Set

Piano Picker (Karen’s Drum Feature)

Richard’s Classical Feature

Hits Medley:

(They Long To Be) Close To You

For All We Know

Top of The World

Ticket To Ride

Only Yesterday

I Won’t Last A Day Without You

Hurting Each Other


Rainy Days And Mondays

Goodbye To Love

We’ve Only Just Begun

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