Ridgedale Players has been around since 1931 and is one of the oldest community theatres in Michigan. This year they kick off their 2019-2020 season with a story almost as old as the organization with their production of, “Hollywood Arms” (the Carol Burnett story). Set in California in 1941 and 1951 the play was co-written by Carol Burnett herself and is a memoir of her childhood. Hollywood Arms is the funny and moving story of three generations of women living on welfare in a one-room apartment, one block north of Hollywood Boulevard. It is a story about shattered hopes and realized dreams.
The show runs for three weekends, closing September 29th.
The cast has offered for Carol Burnett herself, who will be in Detroit on this closing weekend, to attend their closing performance. Ridgedale hopes to have her come meet the cast and potentially see the show would be a dream come true for all involved who admire her dearly.
Ridgedale Players is famous for its hospitality, including performances when the theatre group serves complimentary treats following the show.
Tickets are available at RidgedalePlayers.com
Photos courtesy Ridgedale Players
Update 9/26/2019 Carol Burnett confirmed she is unable to attend the show.