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Photos by Brett Hansen

Direct from Las Vegas, Carpenters Legacyis 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 show is a re-creation of the 1976 UK tour, 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.

Randy Schmidt, author of Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter, says “Sally’s tribute to Karen Carpenter is heartfelt and honest” and John Katsilometes of Las Vegas Review-Journal has lauded the show as “musically sound, vocally spot-on, and will please any fans of the duo.” Sam Novak of Vegas 411 says, “Sally Olson and Ned Mills perfectly embody Karen and Richard Carpenter. Carpenters Legacy is nothing short of astounding.” Sally is truly unsurpassed in her startling representation of Karen Carpenter, including authentic hairstyles, vintage costumes, gestures, and stunning voice.

Carpenters Legacy maintains a Las Vegas residency in The V Theater at Planet Hollywood. The show was voted "Best Impersonator” (Bronze Winner) for the 2021 Best of Las Vegas awards and was also voted “Best Impersonator” (Silver Winner) and “Best Tribute Show” (Bronze Winner) for the 2022 Best of Las Vegas awards. Carpenters Legacy 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. Carpenters Legacy was featured at the Carpenters 50th Anniversary Celebration in Thousand Oaks, CA in April 2019. Olson is the first-ever and only Karen Carpenter tribute artist to perform with the world-renowned Las Vegas based revue Legends In Concert. Carpenters Legacy: A Re-creation of the 1976 UK Tour features a powerful live band, 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.

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

From This Moment On

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

Closing Medley:

For All We Know

Yesterday Once More

We’ve Only Just Begun

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