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by brdwyguy
Wed May 05, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: 1977 radio commercials and MGA stock video footage added
Replies: 5
Views: 6544

Re: 1977 radio commercials and MGA stock video footage added

Steve!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU
the 'shows' stock footage is the Broadway cast of 1977 in Santa Clara
forgot there was that much recorded, and to see it again gave me chills
and made me feel like I was right back there on that stage doing those routines
:)
thanks again
Joey D
by brdwyguy
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: New MGA footage youtube find
Replies: 5
Views: 5419

Re: New MGA footage youtube find

Hmmm just wanted to say - this is a great video
however, it must have been taken over several years
the "Tidal Wave" wasnt added till the 2nd or 3rd year.

so the films must be a compelation of the 1st 2 or 3 years the park opened
still a great film

thanks
brdwyguy
by brdwyguy
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Famous Entertainers???
Replies: 1
Views: 3487

3 i know of

Candi Milo, Liz Callaway & Desiree Goyette Great America Singers. Candi, very famous for voice-overs, commercials and cartoon voices. (Mervyn's, Progresso Soup (currently) ) Liz, propably one of the best voices on broadway today - Tony Nominee and 5/6 Broadway Shows under her belt, oh and yes - the ...
by brdwyguy
Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: the first moment of GA
Replies: 16
Views: 13174

ALSO

By The Way
that is ME in the center of the picture - on my profile.
singing my heart out - the 2nd year (the finally of BROADWAY)
by brdwyguy
Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: the first moment of GA
Replies: 16
Views: 13174

1976 my 1st moment

:D my 1st moment entering Marriott's Great America in Santa Clara was in the winter of 1976, that's right BEFORE the park had opened. I was so fortunate to be chosen among 1800 auditions to be the 1st Great America Singer in the Grand Music Hall. We were all so proud and happy to work in the shows, ...
by brdwyguy
Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Sounds of Great America
Replies: 25
Views: 12935

brdwyguy

as an employee of the park- working in the Grand Music Hall. Our stage door was almost exactly in the middle of the park AND the noise. I say noise because we could hear: The Turn of the Century coaster to the east of us, the Tidal Wave, literally a few yards from the door on the west of us, the con...
by brdwyguy
Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Naming the Rides
Replies: 16
Views: 9668

Randy, I dont know about the rides - but the stores were named for Marriott Corporation Bigwigs ---- IE I was in the show operations dept and the VP of show ops wife's name was Penny Patrick The candy store in hometown square was called Penny Patricks Candygoods. or something to that effect. would b...
by brdwyguy
Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:58 am
Forum: Shows
Topic: SHOW OPS REUNION IN DAILY HERALD
Replies: 5
Views: 6658

missed you Steve - TY Dave

Steve, sorry you missed the Santa Clara reunion-would have love to meet you. Dave OUTDID himself with our reunion! it was really an experience of a lifetime for those of us who were there and experienced the MGA mystique Dave gave so selflessly of himself so we could all have a good time. Im sure ev...
by brdwyguy
Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: Shows
Topic: Marriott Stock
Replies: 3
Views: 5882

:(

I do remember asking my parents how could I buy more stock - but I never followed it up

and im still kicking myself around the block!

:?
by brdwyguy
Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:45 am
Forum: Shows
Topic: Marriott Stock
Replies: 3
Views: 5882

Marriott Stock

Here is a good story for Show Ops Employees In '77 the show ops dept had a general meeting in Theare Royale and during the meeting they announced they hid 1 share of Marriott stock under 5 seats in the theater - I was fortunate enough to have been sitting in the right seat. Well I have NEVER sold th...
by brdwyguy
Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:37 am
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: 1977-1980
Replies: 12
Views: 12145

filming

Hi Druzik, i worked in the Grand Music Hall shows from 76-78 i to remember them filming Silver Screen and having to sign a release - we all got together and refused to sign the release unless it was changed to 2 years, instead of 5. i agree that those 1st few years working at the park were some of t...
by brdwyguy
Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Practical Jokes & Things To Do On A 5 Show Day!
Replies: 32
Views: 31559

broadwaybill didnt think anyone ever took notice of the Charlie Chaplin i always considered my self a fill in but always enjoyed interacting with the audience doing Chaplin i also remember getting sick of all the popcorn i had to eat in that sequence. Bill: i have a great story to relate to you when...
by brdwyguy
Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Shows
Topic: Practical Jokes & Things To Do On A 5 Show Day!
Replies: 32
Views: 31559

Brdwybill Me and Kim Block did the 42nd Street Dance (Opening to summer) Me and Tina Vigil did the 42nd Street Dance (Summer day cast) Jack & Kari ( were the summer evening cast & fall) :) Joey if you take a look at the silver screen commercial you will see me and Kim in the Silver Sequinned Tuxs (t...
by brdwyguy
Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Practical Jokes & Things To Do On A 5 Show Day!
Replies: 32
Views: 31559

something tells me trmptguy is talking about
Silver Screen's 42nd street challange dance

i'm trying to remember who did that dance in the Summer Cast
and who was that understudy

i was the Spring Cast and never really had an understudy - at least that i know of :)
by brdwyguy
Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Practical Jokes & Things To Do On A 5 Show Day!
Replies: 32
Views: 31559

i remember some of the fun things the orchestra did
for instance ------
the tap solo in Silver Screen had the hauntingly familiar sound of the pink panther theme (it was priceless)
we could never do that dance again without cracking up