Webster Students Part of Carol Burnett Fox Theatre Show

| November 11, 2010

Theatre students and professor Lara Teeter (left, back row) with Carol Burnett following Nov. 5 show at the Fox Theatre.

Ten students from Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts assisted with the Q&A portion of  “Laughter and Reflection: An Evening With Carol Burnett” Nov. 5 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis.

Lara Teeter, associate professor, Theatre & Dance, who accompanied the students, says Carol Burnett is as easy and fun in person as she is on the stage.

The students ran through their paces during an afternoon rehearsal with Burnett before the evening’s performance. Following video footage from Burnett’s television variety show, her show turns to the familiar — and popular — question-and-answer session that opened her show.

Manning hand-held microphones and flashlights, Webster students were located throughout the audience: four in the balcony and six on the main floor. When audience members raised their hands, a student would invite the person to step to the aisle and then point their flashlight so Burnett could see it from the stage.

After the rehearsal the students were invited to join Burnett on the stage for a photo. “She was very, very kind asking questions about the Conservatory,” says Teeter.

Post-Dispatch article about Carol Burnett event

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  1. Beth Russell says:

    I attended this production with my family.  What didn’t get mentioned in the article is that Carol Burnett not only mentioned Webster University and the students, but she allowed the students to come on stage and sing a song with her.  It was truly a magical moment!