Seeing Carol Burnett in a theatre the size of the Paramount is a rare opportunity. Typically she would perform at a larger performing arts center. So how did we get her to the Paramount? Well, when we heard she was going out on a small tour that included Fort Worth, we asked if she might be willing to come a day earlier and add a stop in Austin. The agent’s response was “Sure. Do you have a private jet?” A few calls to a few friends of the theatre later and we called back with a jet ready to bring her to Austin. I think the agent might have been a little surprised we pulled that one off. By the way, I’m not sure if it’s for Carol but someone ordered a cheddar cheese sandwich on wheat bread, dry and plain to be part of the jet’s catering service.
The show is almost sold out but you can sill get tickets here. I can’t wait to blog about what is what like to meet one of my favorite entertainers. Don’t miss this opportunity to see her in such an intimate setting – even more intimate than the CBS Television City Studio 33 where The Carol Burnett Show was taped years ago!
Speaking of The Carol Burnett Show… I remember watching that show every week as a child with my mother. Because I have 5 brothers, I asked my Mom recently why I only remember it being just the two of us watching. Evidently, Carol was the reason we got a second television set. My mom got tired of competing with my father and brothers who wanted to watch football. Now what does that say about me that I was watching the Carol Burnett show while all my brothers were watching football?