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Show/Venue List 1976-2004 Gurnee

Postby Nystagmus » Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:54 pm

Hi all!

I know it has been floating around somewhat and I do not know if everyone got an answer. But, listed below are all the shows that were in the venues from the park opening to 2003.

Grand Music Hall
1976 Music! America!
1977 Holiday
1978 Broadway
1979 Silver Screen
1980 Music! America!
1981 Music! Music! Music!
1982 Salute to the Stars
1983 Evolution of Rock
1984 American Pop
85-86 America
1987 Stars and Stripes/Chinese Acrobats
1988 Stars and Stripes Revue
1989 Dancin' In the Streets/The Stars of the USSR
1990 Dancin' In the Streets
91-92 Reflections: The Sights and Sounds of the 80's
1993 Chicago 1920, A new Gangster Musical (Love this one!)
1994 Crime of the Century
1995 IMEDI
96-97 Great America on Ice Presents: the Best of Broadway
1998 Warner Bros Country
1999 Rockin' Country Live
00-01 American Rock
2002 RadioActive
2003 Cold Fusion: A Skating Spectacular
2004 James Brandon: World of Magic

Grand Music Hall Fright Fest
1991-Present: LAFF

Theatre Royale
1976 Bugs Bunny's Magic World
1977 Bourbon Street Follies
1978 Bugs Bunny's Magic World
79-81 The Bugs Bunny Show
1982 Bugs Bunny Las Vegas Revue
1983 It's a Magical World
84-85 Rabbit Cadabra
86-88 Bugs Bunny Goin' Hollywood
1989 Comedy Capers featuring "Fly By Night"
1990 Great America on Ice
1991 Bedazzled
1992 Chinese Acrobats
93-94 The Toonite Show
1995 Hip Hop Hare
1996 Hip Hop Hare/ What's Up Rock?
1997 What's Up Rock?
1998 Dexter's Laboratory
99-00 The Hollywood Animal Machine
2001 Illusionaria: A Magical Spectacular
2002 Magic Quest
2003 Merlin's Magicademy
2004 Looney Tunes, We Got the Beat

Theatre Royal Fright Fest
1991 Bedazzled
92-93 Mundaka
94-95 Travis Fox: Prince of Sleep
96-01 Susan Rosen: Mistress of Mesmerism
2002 Mystical Magic
2003 Susan Rosen: Mistress of Mesmerism
2004 (I can't remember!)

Pictorium
79-80 To Fly
81-83 American Adventure/To Fly
1984 Behold Hawaii
85-86 Speed
87-88 The Dream is Alive/On the Wing
1989 Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets
1990 Circus World
1991 The Last Buffalo 3D
1992 Speed
1993 Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic (Awesom)
1994 Blue Planet
1995 Flyers/At the Max
1996 Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets
1997 Special Effects
1998 Super Speedway
1999 To the Limit
2000 Alien Adventure/Michael Jordan to the Max
2001 Olympic Glory/Michael Jordan to the Max
2002 To Fly
2003 Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk
2004 Top Speed

Southwest Amphitheatre
93-95 Batman Stunt Show
96-98 Warner Brothers Western Stunt Show
1999 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
2000 The Great Russian Circus 2000
2001 The Great Russian Circus
2002 Zajie, An Acrobatic Adventure
2003 Espana Extreme: Dare to Watch
2004 Espana Extreme

Wilderness Theatre
1976 Wonders of the Wild
77-79 Enchanted Island Review
80-81 Wilderness Theatre Review
82-83 Adventures in Paradise
84-85 Enchanted Island Review
86-90 US High Diving Team
1991 Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show
92-93 US High Diving Team
1994 Air Circus Sports Spectacular
2000 Looney Tunes Rockin' Road Show

Snowshoe Taphouse
82-83 Foghorn Leghorn Show
88-91 Snowshow Saloon Revue
1992 Billy Love's Travellin' Show/Snowshoe Revue
1993 Snowshoe Saloon Revue
94-95 Wildfire Country Band
1996 Pike's Peek/Snowshoe Revue
1997 The Fellingham Family
02-03 Snowshoe Revue
2004 Looney Tunes Meet N Greet Buffet

Snowshoe Taphouse Fright Fest
1991 The Legen of Sleepy Hollow
1992 The Damsel and the Warlock
1993 The Witch and the Wizard
1994 Goblins in Control
95-98 Snakes Alive
99-00 Serpent Safari
2002 Manny B and the Monster Mash

Orleans Gazebo
1989 The Fun Factory Show
1990 Happy Birthday Bugs
1991 Madcap Marid Gras
1992 Tweety's Global Patrol
93-98 Ragtime Rascals
2001 Looney Tunes Rockin' Road Show

Market Stage
1998 TKO and the Sassy Brass
1999 Jug O' Jugglers/Sad Hannah
2000 The Grease Monkeys
2001 New Image
2002 Sad Hannah
2003 Manny B and the Rhythm Nights/Jug O' Jugglers

Parades
76-87 Merri Mardi Gras Parade
88-89 Celebrate America
1990 Bus Bunny 50th Birthday Spectacular
1991 All Night Party
92-95 Jumpin' Jammin' Jubilee
1996 Great America's 20th Birthday Bash
97-98 The Spirth of America
1999 Jumpin' Jammin' Jubilee
2000 The Silver Season Parade
2001 Celebrate the Joy Parade
2002 Dancin' In the Streets
2003 Jumpin' Jammin' Jubilee
2004 ??

Parades Fright Fest
91-92 The Demon Parade
93-Pr Zombie Jamboree


Enjoy!
Last edited by Nystagmus on Sun Sep 25, 2005 5:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Great List

Postby dwolo » Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:35 am

Hey Thanks for the great list. I spotted one mistake though. In Theatre Royale The Bugs Bunny Story ran for the 79 and 80 seasons and the Bugs Bunny Show ran in 81. Thanks for compiling it.
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Postby jonrev » Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:59 pm

What's the Demon parade? What happens in it?
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show list

Postby brdwyguy » Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:06 pm

see a mistake in the Grand Music Hall list

Correction to the music hall list!

76 ------ Music America
77 ------ Holiday & Broadway (Summer of 77)
78 ------- Silver Screen
79 ------- Music America
I am 100% sure that this was the order - I was there and in these shows!

Brdwyguy

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great list tho
im sure it was very time consuming
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Postby brdwyguy » Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:10 pm

In the Theater Royale List

in 1979 ------ The Music Man ---- played in the evenings during the summer.
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round of applause

Postby brdwyguy » Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:10 pm

a big round of applause
should go to Nystagmus
for all that work


thanks
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Postby dwolo » Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:42 pm

Joey,

That list is for Gurnee, not Santa Clara!
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sorry

Postby brdwyguy » Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:11 pm

My apologies to all concerned!
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Postby Nystagmus » Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:36 pm

Sorry if there were any mistakes!

And yes, this is for the Gurnee Park. One very crutial point I forgot to mention! I'll try to update it very soon for you all with the corrections provided. Please let me know if there were any others. It would be nice for everyone to have a comprehensive (and correct :D ) list.
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Postby steven » Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:48 pm

brdwyguy wrote:In the Theater Royale List

in 1979 ------ The Music Man ---- played in the evenings during the summer.


I know we've clarified that Nystagmus' big list is for Gurnee now. But I wonder if the evening performances of The Music Man were only a Santa Clara thing. I don't remember them having this at Gurnee in 1979.

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Postby dwolo » Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:10 pm

The Music Man only played in Santa Clara. The did do a 50's Rock Show in Theatre Royale at night during the summer of 79.
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Postby brdwyguy » Fri Sep 23, 2005 5:32 pm

thats correct dwolo

i was in the Rock and Roll show
it played at Theater Royale in the evenings for several weekends

they closed the show because of poor attendance.
it was a fun show to do -
and i think the Rock n Roll show presented in the Grand Music Hall years
later was the product of that Rock and Roll show.

The Music Man ran the summer of 79 in Theater Royale

I'm pretty sure the Rock n Roll show was in the early fall of 78
Sept/Oct when the park was open for weekends

many of us were in Holiday in the afternoons and the would have a 2/3 hr break and then go over and do the Rock N Roll show that evening
I seem to remember doing 2 or 3 shows a night
(it ran about 25-30minutes)

dwolo? did you say you saw the show? i was Buddy Holly in that production


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Postby brdwyguy » Fri Sep 23, 2005 5:34 pm

additonal note

this is the Santa Clara Park that i was referring to
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Postby binks drake » Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:31 pm

I have a couple of corrections for you about the more recent shows, as well as an 05 list if you want it.

Theatre Royale FF- 04 and 05 was also Susan Rosan- You just had a ??? next to the 04 one.

The name of the 04 espana Extreme was Espana Extreame:Defying Limits

and the 04 parade was the Jumpin' Jammin' Jubilee Again.

Do you want the 05 list?
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Postby dwolo » Sat Sep 24, 2005 9:19 am

Hey Joey,

I was referring to the Gurnee Park in the summer of 79. I think they sent Mike Kehoe from california to do Elvis in the 50's show.
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