Skip to content

Bernie Kopell in A Man for All Seasons: Best of the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater!

April 12, 2010

Which one's the slut?

The Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater always sounded like a running gag until La Mommie assured me it did in fact exist. Sadly, it is no longer home of such productions as “Yoko Ono in Auntie Mame” or “Bernie Casey as Othello!”. Okay, so I made those up, but based on the productions mentioned by the girls, I’m not too far off the mark.

Here’s some the highlights!

  • “Fidel’s taking me to Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater to see Ruth Buzzi in Evita.” – Sophia
  • “I’d be damned if I was gonna miss Mr. Dick Butkus in Pal Joey!” – Blanche
  • “I do declare, you’re just about the most attractive man I’ve seen in Florida since Mr. John Forsythe performed Hamlet at the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre” – Blanche
  • “I’d be out of my mind to miss Mr. Jamie Farr in The Caine Mutiny Court Martial” – Blanche.

I seriously would pay cashmoney to see Ruth Buzzi in Evita!

Advertisements
66 Comments leave one →
  1. April 13, 2010 12:04 am

    I thought you were joking about the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre actually existing. I wouldn’t miss Mr. Dick Butkus in anything!

  2. April 13, 2010 12:09 am

    I wouldn’t miss Mr. Dick Butkus in anything!

    I seriously want that on a t-shirt.

  3. April 13, 2010 6:58 am

    Joyce DeWitt in Sunset Blvd!

  4. April 13, 2010 6:59 am

    Harry Morgan in Uncle Vanya!

  5. April 13, 2010 7:01 am

    Connie Selleca in Wit!

  6. April 13, 2010 7:55 am

    And in the “truth would be stranger than fiction if you could trust the internet” category, I found this tidbit on the web:

    Farrah Fawcett had a rather strange opening night in Butterflies Are Free at the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater in Jupiter, Florida, on 30 July 1980. An obese lady in the front row of tables began yelling insults at her and making bird calls during the performance. Later, this unidentified lady raised her dress and flashed the performers, causing co-star Dennis Christopher to take notice, although the character he was playing was a blind man. Nearby, a male patron began vomiting, and yet another patron fainted. Incredibly, the reviews for Farrah’s performance were positive.

  7. April 13, 2010 9:01 am

    Later, this unidentified lady raised her dress and flashed the performers, causing co-star Dennis Christopher to take notice, although the character he was playing was a blind man. Nearby, a male patron began vomiting, and yet another patron fainted. Incredibly, the reviews for Farrah’s performance were positive.

    I wonder what the lady would have done at Mr. William Katt’s performance in Death of a Salesman.

  8. April 13, 2010 9:32 am

    I’d like to see Mr. Patrick Harrington’s performance in “A Doll’s House.”

  9. April 13, 2010 9:38 am

    I’d like to see Mr. Patrick Harrington’s performance in “A Doll’s House.”

    Double Feature! With Ms. Charlene Tilton in Doubt.

  10. April 13, 2010 9:41 am

    Mr. Gabriel Kaplan in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

  11. April 13, 2010 9:43 am

    Mr. Jack Soo in The Music Man

  12. April 13, 2010 9:43 am

    Mr. Gordon Jump in Long Hot Summer.

  13. April 13, 2010 9:45 am

    Ms. Bonnie Franklin in Cabaret.

  14. April 13, 2010 9:48 am

    Ms. Rosanne Barr in “Gypsy”

  15. April 13, 2010 9:50 am

    Ms. Fran Drescher in How I Learned to Drive.

  16. April 13, 2010 9:50 am

    Mr. Cat Stevens IS Jesus Christ Superstar.

  17. April 13, 2010 9:51 am

    We were waiting for you, Spoon!

    Mr. Roosevelt Grier in The Glass Menagerie.

  18. April 13, 2010 9:52 am

    Mr. William Bixby and Ms. Loni Anderson in The Crucible.

  19. April 13, 2010 9:54 am

    How could we have forgotten Ms. Loni Anderson? She must have been in many a BRDT production.

  20. April 13, 2010 9:54 am

    Mr. Hulk Hogan in Noises Off.

  21. April 13, 2010 9:56 am

    “Mr. William Bixby and Ms. Loni Anderson in The Crucible.”

    Coffee spit take. Holy crap.

  22. April 13, 2010 9:57 am

    Mr. Carl Weathers in MacBeth.

  23. April 13, 2010 9:59 am

    Ms. Soleil Moon Frye in The Miracle Worker

  24. April 13, 2010 9:59 am

    Mr. Carl Weathers in MacBeth.

    Those witches got stew!

  25. April 13, 2010 9:59 am

    Oh baby, add some carrots to that tragedy… YOU’VE GOT STEW.

  26. April 13, 2010 10:00 am

    Dammit Redlami!

  27. April 13, 2010 10:00 am

    Mr. Reginald Veljohnson in The Goodbye Girl.

  28. April 13, 2010 10:01 am

    Mr. Thomas Waits in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

  29. April 13, 2010 10:01 am

    Mr. Tom Jones in The Crucible

  30. April 13, 2010 10:02 am

    “Ms. Soleil Moon Frye in The Miracle Worker”

    AHAHAHA. Oh my goodness.

  31. April 13, 2010 10:03 am

    Mr. Harry Hamlin in Richard III.

  32. April 13, 2010 10:03 am

    Mrs. Leslie Easterbrook in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

  33. April 13, 2010 10:04 am

    Mr. Tom Jones in Tom Jones.

    Actually he might be able to rock that shit.

  34. April 13, 2010 10:04 am

    Mr. Tom Jones in The Crucible

    Let the panty-tossing begin!

  35. April 13, 2010 10:04 am

    Ms. Leslie Easterbrook in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    Oh. No. You. Didn’t.

  36. April 13, 2010 10:05 am

    Ms. Tori Spelling in Antigone.

  37. April 13, 2010 10:07 am

    Mr. Dom DeLuise reads selections from Love is a Dog From Hell

  38. April 13, 2010 10:07 am

    I missed Mr. Neil Patrick Harris in Rent and I missed Mr. Kevin Spacey in The Iceman Cometh, but I’ll be damned if I miss Mr. Maxwell Gail in Starlight Express.

  39. April 13, 2010 10:09 am

    Mr. Burt Convy and Ms. Valerie Bertinelli in West Side Story

  40. April 13, 2010 10:09 am

    Or Mr. Burt Reynolds in TopDog/Underdog.

  41. April 13, 2010 10:09 am

    Ms. Tori Spelling in Antigone.

    Exactly what kind of dying on stage would occur with this one?

  42. April 13, 2010 10:10 am

    Goddamnit, Redlami beat me to Burt Convy.

  43. April 13, 2010 10:10 am

    Mr. Dustin “Screech” Diamond in Fences.

  44. April 13, 2010 10:12 am

    Ms. Mackenzie Phillips in Mame.

  45. April 13, 2010 10:12 am

    Oh I got a good one! Mr. Leonard Nimoy in Equus!

    Wait, what?

  46. April 13, 2010 10:13 am

    Mr. Dom DeLuise reads selections from Love is a Dog From Hell

    or Peter DeLuise in Children of a Lesser God.

  47. April 13, 2010 10:13 am

    Oh I got a good one! Mr. Leonard Nimoy in Equus!

    I got a fist full of dollars!

  48. April 13, 2010 10:14 am

    Exactly what kind of dying on stage would occur with this one?

    Dying the roots blond?

  49. April 13, 2010 10:14 am

    Damn, we should start another blog just for these.

  50. April 13, 2010 10:16 am

    Mr. Gary Burghoff in Phantom of the Opera.

  51. April 13, 2010 10:17 am

    Ms. Kim Kardashian is Medea.

  52. April 13, 2010 10:18 am

    Damn, we should start another blog just for these.

    Seriously. Well, fatuously. But yes.

  53. April 13, 2010 10:19 am

    Mr. Mario Lopez in Glengarry Glen Ross.

  54. April 13, 2010 10:21 am

    Mr. Ken Howard in Grapes of Wrath.

  55. April 13, 2010 10:23 am

    Ms. Margaret Cho in The Wiz

  56. April 13, 2010 10:24 am

    Mr. William Shatner in American Buffalo.

  57. April 13, 2010 10:27 am

    Mr. Kam Fong in I’m Not Rappaport.

  58. April 13, 2010 10:28 am

    Mr. Kam Fong in I’m Not Rappaport.

    Book ’em, Chin Ho!

  59. April 13, 2010 10:31 am

    Mr. Abe Vigoda in Xanadu.

  60. April 13, 2010 10:31 am

    Ms. Susan Lucci in Mourning Becomes Electra

  61. April 13, 2010 10:34 am

    Mr. Rene Auberjonois in Chicago.

  62. April 13, 2010 10:35 am

    Mr. Rene Auberjonois in Chicago.

    Will Nana Visitor be co-starring?

  63. April 13, 2010 10:36 am

    Mr. James Nabors in Hair

  64. April 13, 2010 10:41 am

    Mr. Tom Bosley in Faust.

  65. evmaroon permalink
    April 13, 2010 11:40 am

    I think we should program code for this. Classic drama meets bygone television actor. I think I could make it work.

  66. April 13, 2010 9:22 pm

    Putting together that kind of expert system would take too much time, and I don’t want to risk missing Mr. Ernest Borgnine in The Importance of Being Earnest.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: