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by brdwyguy
Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:07 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Special Events from 1979 at the Gurnee Park
Replies: 9
Views: 6568

JW in Santa Clara there was a special show called Rock N Roll Tonight (77) it ran a few nights at the Theater Royale it didnt seem to generate an audience and it was cancelled after one or two weekends selected Great America Singers were in that show the next year (78) the full scale production of M...
by brdwyguy
Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:17 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: MGA Flip Book- Won From eBay!
Replies: 3
Views: 3227

hey RLA that is really a great post i have a booklet similar to that but its not spiral bound it has perferrated edges so you can tear them off and send them as postcards! oh - by the way would you like me to autograph the picture for you? that 2nd picture (Music America) that is me in the front row...
by brdwyguy
Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Carousel Song
Replies: 53
Views: 31815

early shows

that is correct
to the best of my knowledge
i was in the Music Hall Shows from 76 - 79
there were NO tapes or recordings used

every show and every performance was played and sung LIVE!
with a 15 - 18 piece orchestra and 18 performers!

brdwyguy
Joey D
by brdwyguy
Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:29 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Carousel Song
Replies: 53
Views: 31815

where's the song

steven
where is the Carousel Song located on this site?
would love to hear it again

brdwyguy
(Joey)
by brdwyguy
Thu Aug 11, 2005 3:42 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: More old postcard photos
Replies: 9
Views: 8804

hey Tanya
thats a great scan

take alook at the last pic
thats me in the frontrow of the picture (in white)
closest to the camera

brdwyguy

(thats was the original cast of Music America 76
was photographed in March of 76 @ Santa Clara
by brdwyguy
Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:55 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Opening Day Souveneirs
Replies: 9
Views: 4680

frisbee

yes they did give everyone a frisbee
i still have mine boxed away in the basement

does anyone have the Rabbit Ears?
I kept mine but they are not in great shape
by brdwyguy
Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: 3-16-76 Must read!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3172

I will 2nd that guys!

The themes were the whole park
thats why it was called a "THEME" park!

:lol:
by brdwyguy
Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Practical Jokes & Things To Do On A 5 Show Day!
Replies: 32
Views: 34851

joe you guys had tracks to sing with we did that in Rye Playland's show in 79-80 i guess they added that years later but up to that point everything was live! jokes sound good! :) we used to make-up dirty lyrics to many of the songs we would sing onstage of course we would only sing them in the dres...
by brdwyguy
Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Opening Day Souveneirs
Replies: 9
Views: 4680

wow

yes that is the disk i have just the center ceramic piece it was given to the Great America Singers that 1st year wrapped in a blue box and as more and more memories are coming back i have a feeling that it is possible that they were given to us as a gift from Jim & Judy Bates the Director/Choreogra...
by brdwyguy
Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:53 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Opening Day Souveneirs
Replies: 9
Views: 4680

Opening Day Souveneirs

In 1976 March of 76 in Santa Clara the Great AMerica Singers were given a disk made of porcelein with the Great America Insignia on iit i have been franctically lookin for mine!!!!! is there anyone who worked that 1st year at MGA still have theirs? Did just the show ops people get them? or Was is ju...
by brdwyguy
Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Scanned in Items from Gurnee
Replies: 8
Views: 5533

opening invitation

Brian it was really great to see the Opening Invitation to the Gurnee Park I worked at the Santa Clara Park 76 - 78 and I have kept my Opening Invitation I had wondered if the Gurnee Park had them as well and did anyone save theirs somehow I thing very few did i feel like one of the very luck ones T...
by brdwyguy
Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:02 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: 1983 Show Guide
Replies: 10
Views: 11224

commercial

Tanya
i just tried watching the commercial and it seemed fine
not sure why you cant view

did you try downloading?


J
by brdwyguy
Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: 1983 Show Guide
Replies: 10
Views: 11224

life in the Grand Music Hall

I am now a Theater Arts Teacher and I direct local theater here in Pennsylvania. If you take a look at the Silver Screen Commercial on the home page of this web site - you will see me in a Silver Sequined Tux - oiy those were the days. I love singing and theater more than anything in the world. I ta...
by brdwyguy
Sun Jul 31, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: 1983 Show Guide
Replies: 10
Views: 11224

76 - 78

Tanya what years did you work at the park? I was in the Grand Music Hall (Great America Singers) the first 3 years the park opened i remember how enthusiastic everyone was about working at this great place I now live on the east coast and after reading some of the other posts glad I'm not there to s...
by brdwyguy
Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:58 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Marriott Stock Winner
Replies: 1
Views: 1794

Marriott Stock Winner

In the 1st year of the park - the show ops dept had meetings of all their employees (usually in the Theater Royale) - at those meetings they would have fun contaests and things ---- one of them being ---- they would hide a share of Marriott stock under several seats in the theater and then ask every...