Once Upon a Time in Lubbock: Carol Channing and ‘Hello Dolly!’ in Lubbock
Broadway lost a legend with the passing of Carol Channing, who died Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at the age of 97.
More than 20 years ago, Channing had performed in Lubbock, Texas.
This is from 1997, and Ms. Channing performed as Dolly three times at the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum.
I went twice, opening and closing night, with my friend, Dan.
We managed to snag 5th row seats, and all I can say is that Ms. Channing stunned the folks of West Texas.
After the performance, she came out on stage and talked about how it's pronounced Lubbock, not 'LOU-BOCK.'
Also, we found out she was staying at the old Lubbock Plaza hotel. We wanted to fan-girl, but we didn't.
I was very sad to hear that she passed away. Channing had a long and incredible career, and I hope she will continue to play Dolly in the afterlife.