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by BroadwayBill
Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Ghetto America
Replies: 4
Views: 5004

Ghetto America

Let me preface this by saying I use the word "ghetto" to denote "rundown, low rent, tacky"... and not in any racial way. I attended the Great America 30 year show dept. reunion was at Santa Clara GA last weekend and I was so disappointed on how ghetto it's become. Everything seemed a bit dirty, in n...
by BroadwayBill
Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Earthquakes
Replies: 3
Views: 2832

Quakes

We had a quake back in '79... Music America was in the Grand Music Hall. The quake hit about 10:00 the morning and I think our shows started at 12:30 that day. The quake woke me up at home about 15 minutes before the alarm was due to go off. It was pretty strong. I remember calling Tom Cluff, produc...
by BroadwayBill
Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Practical Jokes & Things To Do On A 5 Show Day!
Replies: 32
Views: 34816

that_guy wrote:The soundbyte was my original intention, but either would be nice, lol
Well, I just recorded the Silver Screen opener into a WAV file. It's 8MB. If anyone knows how to post it here let me know. Or if you want I can email it to you.

Bill
by BroadwayBill
Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Practical Jokes & Things To Do On A 5 Show Day!
Replies: 32
Views: 34816

Joey, I always remembered your Chaplin, you were just amazing, I don't even remember who the others were. I remember your very last performance as Chaplin. You were leaving to go back to Philly I think and I was sitting next to a lady who I think was your mother... maybe an aunt? I don't recall. But...
by BroadwayBill
Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Practical Jokes & Things To Do On A 5 Show Day!
Replies: 32
Views: 34816

Share a soundbyte or share a video of me dancing the opener? LOL
by BroadwayBill
Wed Feb 08, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Practical Jokes & Things To Do On A 5 Show Day!
Replies: 32
Views: 34816

Joey... that's right, now I remember. You and Tina Vigil danced it during the day and Jack and Kari at night. I also remember your flawless Charlie Chaplin, Tina's amazing Over the Rainbow, and Donna Miller (doing anything). I have an audio of Silver Screen from 1978. It was recorded by the sound gu...
by BroadwayBill
Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Practical Jokes & Things To Do On A 5 Show Day!
Replies: 32
Views: 34816

I know that Jack Lutz and Kari Nicolaissen did the 42nd Street tap number in Silver Screen but it was a duet not a solo... and I think it was the "day" cast. I still have an audio tape of Silver Screen that was made in '78. The sound guy ran recorded it off the mixer. Every so often I'll take a list...
by BroadwayBill
Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Practical Jokes & Things To Do On A 5 Show Day!
Replies: 32
Views: 34816

I wonder which show and which "obnoxious" tap dancer got the fast tempo treatment. I remember that Music America had a Yankee Doodle Dandy tap solo usually performed by Todd Morgan. The funny thing was that the tapping was actually someone backstage tapping in front of a microphone. Todd would somet...
by BroadwayBill
Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Park Music
Replies: 22
Views: 22445

Yes, I see the "typewriter"...Wondering who decides what is displayed on the sign that is seen from the highway. I remember back in '78 or '79 some disgruntled techie quit the park in mid-season and on his last day he programmed the Marriott sign to say DISNEYLAND IS BETTER. It flashed like that fo...
by BroadwayBill
Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Practical Jokes & Things To Do On A 5 Show Day!
Replies: 32
Views: 34816

Practical Jokes onstage? Silver Screen '78: Who could forget during the opener when Scott (as the director) would shout "Lights, Camera, Action!"? During one performance right after Scott shouted "ACTION" Mitch yelled "MAKEUP!" and hit Scott in the face with a huge powderpuff full of powder... which...
by BroadwayBill
Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: What GREAT AMERICA did you live near?
Replies: 34
Views: 22189

brdwyguy wrote:I lived 10-15 minutes from the Santa Clara Park

right down San Thomas Expressway
about 5-6 miles
would take me right to the employee parking lot!
Joey... didn't you live in a duplex on Dover Court? I remember going to a party there.