Roseanne Barr faces a tough weekend starting tomorrow night. Her “Alive and Kicking Tour” barely has a pulse.
Tomorrow night, Roseanne hits the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This is one place where Roseanne has sold tickets, although the arena may have limited the number of seats on sale in the first place.
Friday night she plays the smaller Lerner Theater in Elkart, Indiana. About half the orchestra is sold, and a quarter of the balcony. And this is in a small town where Roseanne should be a big deal.
Sunday night Barr hits Detroit, her worst city on this little tour. Most of the house is available, at cheap prices. They may have to let people just walk in to fill up the floor seats. Roseanne may hear the wind howling in the Fox Theater.
Last week, Roseanne played a theater in Jim Thorpe, PA. where she sold about half the 1,800 seats. The reviewer– who didn’t the know difference between ‘affect’ and ‘effect’ and spelled her name wrong– noted that Barr leaned in heavily on her support of Donald Trump. She also read an imaginary letter to ABC about the cancellation of her show that ended in “a common profanity.” She also savaged Hillary Clinton.
Wherever Jim Thorpe, PA is, my advice, stay away.