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Postby WvT3rd » Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:46 pm

dwolo wrote: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.


Is that the same guy that came on as Bogart in Silver Screen once in '78 without his pants? :shock:
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Mike

Postby brdwyguy » Sun Sep 25, 2005 4:43 am

ok WvT3rd

who are you?

you had to be there to know about that?
yes Mike played Bogie and once as a joke came out onstage in
his trench-coat, hat & boots.

he looked like a flasher
we were all screaming backstage

how did you know aobut that?
he got in alot of trouble from the stage manager about that!

did you work in the Music Hall Shows?


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Postby WvT3rd » Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:37 am

brdwyguy wrote:thats correct dwolo

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


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

(it ran about 25-30minutes)

brdwyguy


Actually, Joey, Music Man ran in the summer of '78 in Santa Clara.

While the Rock and Roll show was on, the bumper cars became a disco, if I recall.
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Re: Mike

Postby WvT3rd » Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:39 am

brdwyguy wrote:ok WvT3rd

who are you?

how did you know aobut that?
he got in alot of trouble from the stage manager about that!

did you work in the Music Hall Shows?
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You mean the place that was sung about?

"Come and meet, those aching feet, in the Music Hall by the Tidal Wave, and Great America"?

You don't remember me? :( I was the shark! :wink:
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walter

Postby brdwyguy » Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:13 pm

ok i stand corrected MM was 78 ----- same year as Silver Screen
WALTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I knew it had to be someone who was working or in that show!
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Postby CRK » Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:15 pm

I seem to recall that 1977's "Bourbon Street Follies" re-appeared briefly at the Gurnee park a few years later, possibly because that year's show wasn't ready yet. I'm thinking it was the spring of '81 before "The Bugs Bunny Show" premiered. Does anyone remember this?
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Postby dwolo » Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:02 am

That is correct. Although I don't know if it was the full show or a scaled down version. The Bugs Bunny Show finally opened for full-time operation. And it never went to the Santa Clara park. And on the Santa Clara side, Bugs Bunny's Wonder Circus never came to Gurnee.
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Additional Gurnee venue/shows

Postby Joe » Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:37 am

There was also a Circus (athough I don't know what year[s] - I *think* that Mark Hawbecker was the ringmaster) and "Country Music Time!" played the summer of 1980 in the area that later became the queue line for the American Eagle (Gurnee park).

Thanks for the list!

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