Carol Burnett to Star in New Grodin Comedy During Falcon Theatre's 2007-2008 Season

News   Carol Burnett to Star in New Grodin Comedy During Falcon Theatre's 2007-2008 Season Stage and screen star Carol Burnett will be part of the upcoming season at The Falcon Theatre in Burbank, CA.

Producer-director Garry Marshall announced the theatre's sixth subscription series, which is titled "Comedy Tonight! (and matinees, too). The five-show series, all comedies, will include world premieres by Charles Grodin and the company's constant collaborators, The Troubadour Theater Company. (One show is yet to be announced.)

The 2007-2008 season at the Falcon Theatre (subject to change) follows:

  • Leap by Arnold Margolin (Sept. 5-Oct. 7)
    Susan Morgenstern directs the work, which is billed as "A Metaphysical Farce." "All Bob wants to do is jump out a window.  Is that too much to ask? As Bob discovers, he has to go through Heaven and Hell before he can LEAP!"
  • What’s Been Bothering You Lately? by Charles Grodin (Oct. 17-Nov. 18)
    Chris Smith directs the world premiere starring Carol Burnett as "an under-qualified life coach specializing in couples' therapy. She knows that she could really help them…if only they weren't so crazy."

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  • A Charlie James Brown Christmas (Nov. 28, 2007-Jan. 13, 2008)
    Matt Walker directs the latest world premiere from The Troubadour Theater Company, which parodies "the 1965 animated television classic and make[s] it funky with music from the Godfather of Soul."
  • The Memoirs of Abraham Lincoln by Peter King Beach (Jan. 30-March 2, 2008)
    Granville "Sonny" Van Dusen (Falcon's Darwin in Malibu, Golf with Alan Shepard) stars in "a one-man show revealing a lighter side of Abraham Lincoln you have never seen before." Jenny Sullivan stages the Falcon run based on Delbert Mann's original direction.
  • A comedy to be announced (March 26-April 27, 2008) For subscriptions and tickets to the season at the Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Drive in Burbank, CA, call (818) 955-8101. For more information visit falcontheatre.com.

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