Tied up in Knotts with Karen Knotts

A loving tribute to 5 time Emmy Award winner Don Knotts by his daughter

Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts

Ticket Information

$20 General Admission

"She makes us all remember, how  talented, funny and lovable Don Knotts really was! "-Las Vegas Review Journal

This tribute show is a must see for all of "the kids" from the 50's, 60's & 70's who were laughing at Don Knotts as Barney Fife on the "Andy Griffith Show." "Tied Up in Knotts" is a father / daughter story about growing up in a celebrity "Diva" world with a deep love of "Mayberry."

Jesse Donald "Don" Knotts was born July 21, 1924 in Morgantown West Virginia. He started his TV career as a regular on the "Steve Allen Show." From 1955-1957 he performed 2 roles in the Broadway version of "No Time for Sergeants" where he met his long-time friend Andy Griffith. He was then cast as Cpl. John C. Brown in the movie version of "Sergeants" which starred Griffith. In 1960-1968 he starred as deputy Barney Fife on the sitcom, "The Andy Griffith Show" and earned 5 Emmy Awards for "Best Supporting Actor" in a television comedy. For over 10 years he played Ralph Furley the landlord on the sitcom "Three's Company plus appeared in over 22 family friendly films.

From Karen…."When my father, Don Knotts, passed away in February 2006, I wanted to pay tribute to him in the way I knew him best: as an amazing loving dad. In the 1950's, Don Knotts was making the rounds of casting directors' offices in New York City.  Destiny knocked on Dad's door when he got a small part in a Broadway play starring Andy Griffith."  

"In the 1960's, Andy was set to star in a sitcom about a small town sheriff.  Dad called him and asked, 'Could you use a deputy?'  …And Barney Fife was born!  I have fond memories of visiting the set of Mayberry and seeing cast members like Ron Howard (Opie), and Frances Bavier (Aunt Bea).  They were not like their TV characters!  Fast forward to the 1970's, I was a teenager attending Beverly Hills High and later USC, while Dad was doing variety shows with Bill Cosby and Tim Conway and making friends with movie star divas.  As an adult, Dad encouraged me with both my acting and librarian careers!  I love revisiting these memories of our special father-daughter bond."