A LIVE virtual interactive comedy…with BINGO!
BUFFALO to CINCINNATII to YOUR HOME – After a year of a global pandemic shutting down schools, restaurants, and BINGO Halls, Betsy Carmichael is facing one of her greatest challenges yet…technology! She is on a mission to bring BINGO back to every man, woman, and child. Betsy Carmichael’s BINGO Palace is open and streaming LIVE into your home!
Betsy grew up as a BINGO caller’s daughter in Buffalo, NY and from the time she had won her first BINGO she was hooked. Now an international BINGO celebrity, Betsy Carmichael has dedicated her life to bringing BINGO to the masses and now she’s doing it one home at a time with Betsy Carmichael LIVE at the BINGO Palace.
The award-winning Betsy Carmichael’s BINGO Palace is now going virtual directly to the comforts of your own home with her interactive comedy, Betsy Carmichael LIVE at the BINGO Palace. How is it interactive from home??? Betsy will send you your own digital BINGO cards so you can play along and be “part of the act” on Zoom! Betsy Carmichael LIVE at the BINGO Palace guarantees an hour of escape from your troubles with laugher, stories, prizes and of course the fabulous Betsy Carmichael. Digital performances for Cincy Fringe stream live from The BINGO Palace in Buffalo, NY June 6-18, 2021.
WHAT: Betsy Carmichael LIVE at the BINGO Palace
WHO: By Joey Bucheker and Mary Kate O’Connell, starring Betsy Carmichael
- 8:00 p.m. EDT Sunday, June 6
- 6:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 8
- 8:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 9
- 1:00 p.m. EDT Sunday, June 13
- 6:15 p.m. EDT Friday, June 18
BETSY CARMICHAEL “The First Lady of BINGO” has dedicated her life to spreading the word of BINGO! From her humble beginnings, as the daughter of a BINGO caller in Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Carmichael has become an international BINGO icon bringing her own unique style to the game. Mrs. Carmichael was entertainer for the USO when she came to the attention of and later partnered with Bob Hope. She has held “BINGO for Peace” at 5 international summits and has awarded her the coveted “Medal of Patriotism” for her BINGO work throughout the United States. In the seventies Mrs. Carmichael had a residency in Las Vegas at the Sahara Hotel and made numerous television guest appearances on variety and game shows including “The Match Game”. When not at the BINGO Palace, she can be found touring the country bringing BINGO to the masses again.
JOEY BUCHEKER (Creator/Co-Writer) is the 2017 Broadway World Regional Award winner for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in Killer Rack the Musical. Performing credits: Off-Broadway: Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding. Regional: Hello, Dolly! starring Carole Cook, Mame with Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth, It Shoulda Been You (Artie Nom.), Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Artie Nom.), Young Frankenstein, West Side Story and God in An Act of God. Mr. Bucheker has created two sequels in the Betsy BINGO franchise, The Betsy Carmichael Christmas Special and Betsy Carmichael’s Hawaiian Luau BINGO and produces the tours through Betsibu Productions.
MARY KATE O’CONNELL (Director/Co-Writer) is one of the most imaginative and respected members of Buffalo’s Theatre Community. Ms. O’Connell is the Executive/Artistic Director of O’Connell & Company and creator of Buffalo’s longest running show, DIVA by DIVA a Celebration of Women. Notable roles: Glorious! (Florence Foster Jenkins), Nunsense (Rev. Mother), Dear World (Countess), Sweeny Todd (Mrs. Lovett), and The Lady with All the Answers (Ann Landers). Ms. O’Connell is a multi-Artie Award winning actress including a Lifetime Achievement Award and an induction to the Buffalo Theatre District Association’s Plaza of Stars.