The Saline Area Players present The Carol Burnett Show: Your Favorite Sketches. Performances will be at 8:00 pm on March 8 & 9 and 2:00 pm on March 10 & 11. A special dinner theater performance will be Saturday, March 10 at 7:00 pm. The shows will be performed at Stone Arch Arts and Events, 117 S. Ann Arbor St., Saline. Tickets for the dinner theater are $40/person and need to be reserved by March 6 Tickets for the other shows may be purchased in advance and will be available at the door as space allows. Visit the website at www.salineareaplayers.org for additional information and to order tickets. Additional questions may be directed to 734-904-1874.
Take yourself back to an earlier era of television, to the fun and frivolity of the good old days. A fond memory for many, The Carol Burnett Show, which ran from 1967 until 1978, was one of television’s most successful variety shows of all time. Key to its success were the wonderfully written comedy sketches featuring a whole host of characters, including some which parodied well-known movies or TV shows, such as the one with Carol as Starlet in “Went with the Wind”. Other sketches included hysterical original characters like Mr. Tudball (portrayed by Tim Conway) and Mama (portrayed by Vicki Lawrence). Remember watching Harvey Korman battle uncontrollable laughter, or swooning when Lyle Waggoner entered the stage?
The Saline Area Players, under the direction of Tami Hindes, are bringing you many . of the sketches taken directly from these shows. The montage, produced by special arrangement with Contemporary Drama Service, Colorado Springs, Colorado, will incorporate many characters and be interspersed with original commercials from local businesses. The cast includes: Leo Babcock, Pat Collins, Wendy Fritz, Gary Glover, Brent Lofgren, Fred Lupton, Patti Ringe, Mary Rumman, Krissa Rumsey, Brian Trippel, and Lori Laurent Smith.
Reserve your tickets early and be prepared to laugh!