1 Updates
Sally Struthers performing one-woman show in PennsylvaniaStruthers
Photo Credit: Totem Pole Playhouse

Sally Struthers performing one-woman show in Pennsylvania

Apr 24 2013, 4:15pm CDT | by

Emmy and Golden Globe winner, Sally Struthers, who will be peforming her one-woman show "Simply: Sally Struthers" May 8-12 in Caledonia, Pennsylvania, announced that she will be launching a seven-month national tour of "Hello, Dolly!" In an exclusive interview, Struthers said reality shows are ruining television.

CALEDONIA, Pa. – Two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, Sally Struthers, said reality TV is ruining television by pandering to the lowest common denominator. “They show people at their...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Sally Struthers performing one-woman show in Pennsylvania

Apr 24 2013, 4:15pm CDT | by

Emmy and Golden Globe winner, Sally Struthers, who will be peforming her one-woman show "Simply: Sally Struthers" May 8-12 in Caledonia, Pennsylvania, announced that she will be launching a seven-month national tour of "Hello, Dolly!" In an exclusive interview, Struthers said reality shows are ruining television.

CALEDONIA, Pa. – Two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, Sally Struthers, said reality TV is ruining television by pandering to the lowest common denominator.

“They show people at their worst,” Struthers said. “I think people watch them for the same reason that people who drive past an accident seem compelled to slow down and look. You're horrified you may see something awful, but you still have to look.”

Struthers said reality shows have not only lowered the quality of TV in general, they have caused the loss of a great many jobs within the production industry.

“Many people can't find work,” Struthers said. “Actors, set decorators and especially writers are out of work. It seems very wrong to me.”

Struthers is coming to the Totem Pole Playhouse, Caledonia, May 8-12, to perform her one-woman show, “Simply: Sally Struthers.” It will be the first time she has performed at the small theater located in Michaux State Forest.

From 1954 to 1983, William H Putch, husband of Jean Stapleton, star of “All in the Family,” was the producing artistic director at Totem Pole. Putch purchased and reopened the playhouse in July 1970.

“I've known about it for 43 years and talked about it extensively with Jean Stapleton,” said Struthers, who portrayed Gloria Stivics on the long-running CBS hit show. “What I'm doing is a one-woman show. Some people do it impersonating another person, like Valerie Harper, who, before she became ill, was going to do Tallulah Bankhead. I do my show about myself.”

Struthers, who will open the 2013 season at Totem Pole, said she does not find the topic of her life very fascinating. Over the years, however, people told her she should write a book about her life.

“I don't want to write a book because that sounds like a lonely endeavor to me,” said Struthers, who also starred in the Fox TV series “9 to 5; ”in her own CBS series, “Gloria;” and more recently, the CBS comedy “Still Standing;” and in the critically acclaimed CW series the “Gilmore Girls. “I don't own a computer or a typewriter so I'd have to longhand write the whole thing; and I'd be alone for weeks and months writing the thing and that's boring, (with emphasis on boorrring). So I decided if people like listening about my life so much, I'll just put together a one-woman show.”

“Simply: Sally Struthers” is her way to share her story with an audience. From her childhood, growing up in Portland, to her first auditions for commercials, and eventually landing a part in “All in the Family,” Struthers weaves words, songs, stories and humor into an evening of fun and laughter.

“I'll walk out on the stage and tell my stories and hopefully the audience will go home happy, and I'll be able to pay my mortgage this month,”said Struthers. “:Later this year I will be on a seven-month national 'Hello, Dolly!' tour. There hasn't been a national tour of 'Hello, Dolly!' since Carol Channing. I haven't done the one-woman show very much. When I'm not in a TV series, I do regional theater.”

Following her engagement at Totem Pole, Struthers will travel to Maine, in June to perform “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Earlier this month, Struthers was in Fredericksburg, Va., for a production of “The Full Monty.”

The exact schedule for Struthers' “Hello, Dolly!” Tour has not yet been set. Struthers said she is excited to take the lead role in the production which was one of the longest-running Broadway productions in history.

For more information on Struthers at Totem Pole, visit www.totempoleplayhouse.org; and for more information on the “Hello, Dolly!” Tour, visit www.bigleague.org/12_dolly.htm.



Via Balla Network and Philadelphia Examiner.

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/19" rel="author">Jeffrey B. Roth</a>
A multi-award winning writer, Jeffrey B. Roth is a well-known investigative reporter, who covers crime, law, politics, sciences, business, medicine, education, history and a wide range of other topics. In 2010, Roth won first place for a new series in the Keystone Press Awards, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. A published short story writer and poet, Roth is listed in the Locus Index of Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors. Currently, Roth writes for CBS Philadelphia, CBS Baltimore, the Philadelphia Examiner and regional publications, including Carroll Magazine, Carroll Business Quarterly and Hagerstown Magazine to name a few. In the past, Roth, a former crisis intervention counselor and teacher, has written for numerous Pennsylvania newspapers, state and national magazines and the Associated Press. He lives in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, west of Gettysburg, Pa.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

IPad Air Giveaway 2014 is Online
IPad Air Giveaway 2014 is Online
Our sister site I4U News is giving away a brand new iPad Air or if you can wait an iPad Air 2. This is an $499 value.
 
 
Most Popular TV Series of 2014
Most Popular TV Series of 2014
The most popular TV series released in 2014 include such incredible shows as True Detective and Fargo.
 
 
True Blood Arrives in its Wacky, Sexy Final Season
True Blood Arrives in its Wacky, Sexy Final Season
The vampire series True Blood has arrived in its wacky final season. Director Stephen Moyer and his wife Anna Paquin, who played Sookie, also pose 'Nude' for the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
 
 
Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams Discusses Last-Minute Changes in Season 4 Finale
Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams Discusses Last-Minute Changes in Season 4 Finale
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya in The Game of Thrones recently discussed some last-minute changes in the popular series.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Hong Kong students threaten to occupy government offices
Hong Kong, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) Student demonstrators have decided to step up their street protests and are planning to eventually take over and occupy government offices, leaders of the Hong Kong Federation of Students...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
US slaps sanctions on Pakistan-based terror groups
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) The US Tuesday targeted two terrorist groups based in Pakistan by slapping sanctions on their leader and financial supporters. The Department of Treasury branded Fazl-ur Rehman Khalil, the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Elton John performed at Neil Patrick Harris' wedding
Neil Patrick Harris has revealed Sir Elton John gave a surprise performance at his wedding. The 'Gone Girl' star tied the knot with his long-term partner David Burtka at a castle near Perugia in Italy on September 6 and...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Molly Sims pregnant again
Molly Sims is pregnant with her second child. The model-and-actress has announced she is expecting another baby with her husband, film producer Scott Stuber, and she can't wait for their two-year-old son Brooks to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Sadie Frost says Kate Moss oozes 'sex'
Sadie Frost thinks Kate Moss ''radiates sex''. The 49-year-old actress-and-producer has been friends with the supermodel for decades and says her aura has an permanently erotic element to it. Speaking to the new issue...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Hamas wants Islamic state on all Palestinian lands: Official
Gaza, Sep 30 (IANS) A senior Hamas official announced Tuesday that his movement still believes in establishing an Islamic state on all the lands of Palestine. Mahmoud al-Zahar, the Hamas strongman, said in a ceremony...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Asian Games: Indian men and women in semifinals
Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) The Indian men and women's kabaddi teams made it to the semifinals of the 17th Asian Games after topping their respective groups here Tuesday. The men's team, record six time champions, brushed...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Israeli settlers seize houses in east Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Sep 30 (IANS) Dozens of Jewish settlers, escorted by heavy police force, took over at least seven empty buildings in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan in east Jerusalem Tuesday. The buildings are...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Indian men paddlers in Asiad pre-quarters
Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) Indian men paddlers advanced to the doubles pre-quarterfinals after winning their respective matches of the 17th Asian Games at the Suwon Gymnasium here Tuesday. First up, the pair of Achanta...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
IS releases third video of British hostage
Beirut, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) The Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical organisation has published a third video of British journalist and hostage John Cantlie in which he criticizes US President President Barack Obama's...
Read more on Politics Balla