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And Saturday... 4PM dinner... 5PM show

I went to the new Toby Show today. I had seen the original as a kid and was actually at one of the last shows with my family when it was recorded for a public television special that never came out in about 1985. I had loved the show then... Wasn't sure what to expect with the new version...

First off, it was a dinner show and reasonably priced - was like $42 after tax for dinner and the show. And the dinner was very good. The performers were taking care of the tables which seemed a bit odd. Not sure if that was just for today or is an all the time thing. About 35 people in the audience but there should have been so many more.

The show itself deviates some from the original. Shad and Mollie's parts were not acted. They had some pictures and all as an homage to them. The jokes are corny but hilarious. Dana and Dan Embree are in at as well as one of the street troupe girls (I think her name is Sadie). And the piano player who was there at the last performance I saw of the original (Rick Medlin) was playing the piano at this one. I always liked him. He has a catchy personality.

Anyway, the show was great. The small crowd was very into the show. Laughingand being into it. This show deserves much larger audiences. They improvised some and just were having a good time

Dan Embree took over the role of Zenus that seemed tailored to Wayne Milnes. I was unsure how he would do with that as I just remembered Wayne's zaniness and I had never seen Dan do to that. While he wasn't Wayne (no one could be), he was really funny. And did the role justice.

Everyone should go see this... It is Shad and Mollie's legacy really... And reminds me of the old shows SDC used to do. Unlike the abomination that is Reuben's Swashbuckling adventure

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: July 26, 2019, 09:28:13 AM »
I went this past wednesday to give the musical another shot as I saw it like the 8th performance and was disappointed. Thought maybe with time it all would gel. Nope. As someone else said, the second viewing made me hate it more

They touted a million dollar production but for the life of me I cannot tell what that money was spent on. Scenery was 2 dimensional and rather bland. And the story... just not good. I also wonder who signed off on this

Maybe I am biased as I still long for some of the old shows that they wrote and performed 30+ years ago. And then For the Glory and Heading west or whatever... those were amazing. This was just not

The cast do the best with what they are given but wow it just isnít good

Ok. So i just got here and even though it was not supposed to rain it has poured. They said that if weather forecast says rain they make a call early and move to red gold. If like today that said 0% chance of rain and it started pouring around 4, they cannot move it and the show will go on in echo hollow. Rain has stopped for the moment. But I guess that is the plan

So I guess look at forecast and if it is definitely forecast to rain during showtime it will be in the red gold hall. Otherwise it is gonna be in echo hollow no matter if raining or not. Probably would cancel if lightning

Ok so does anyone know where the shirts are this year? I looked in hospitality house and didnít see them

Did anyone find out what they did for Friday night's show? Twitter and all said nothing.

Pretty much the long range forecast past Monday in Springfield/Branson is rain every day for at least 2 weeks. Trying to plan for whether to drive down if raining after work.

I love the new change to have the big name bands play in the evening at echo hollow, but what is the plan for it raining? Most are there only one day and if it is raining like now, I am assuming shows will be cancelled. But is there a fallback plan?

I plan to leave from work every night to get there for the headliner... so if the show id definitely not going in would bd good to know before wasting time/gas

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: April 13, 2019, 08:52:31 AM »
Went yesterday, April 12. The other thread said 5100 people there but seemed like a lot more than that. The weather was a little windy but otherwise was a really nice day

I mainly went to see the shows. I saw most of them... there were issues with all of them but cirqunique really. They definitely were not in their groove yet. The Phoenix Fire show had a false start and then about a 5 minute wait before the show actually started... with dead air the whole time. Was kind of awkward. The iharp extreme show also had some initial issues. I am sure everything will be worked out but really was surprised the shows were not tighter

I saw Eric Haines (Cute but corny), Cirqunique (I did not see this last year... it was enjoyable), Iharp extreme (I think they added the "extreme" to try to generate hype... as it was just typical harp music), Albert Lucas (they put him in worst theater for a juggler... but it was fun). I had the meat lovers nachos and that was good.

It certainly seemed like there were more people. The phoenix fire show was 90% full. The Cirqunique was 99% full. Most of the other shows were also pretty full. A few busses there for schools. Fairly crowded overall. but a great day to go

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season Passes?
« on: January 27, 2019, 08:55:32 AM »
I checked spam, junk, everywhere and never got the confirmation. It was charged on my CC so that is why I called (when it finally hit me that I had not received them yet)

But I received my pass so all is good. But like I said, when I called on Jan 18 she told me they were just then working on the Jan 2 purchased passes. So seem to be running about 3 weeks from order to receipt

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season Passes?
« on: January 26, 2019, 03:33:15 PM »
I actually called last Saturday because I ordered Jan 4 and never even got a confirmation email that order went through. Apparently they have been swamped as last Saturday they had just started running the passes ordered 1/2. I did get mine today, though.

She resent my confirmation email and I never did get it at all. Not sure why

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC 2019 Operating Hours in December
« on: December 21, 2018, 11:08:06 AM »
The 12th and 13th are closed also - a wednesday and thursday. But the rest seems normal. Those are the only 2 "extra" days I am seeing

SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Mishaps
« on: December 14, 2018, 08:51:24 AM »
I seem to remember a report of rattlesnakes in FITH and someone getting bitten in the late 70's early 80's. Or rather, I remember my parents saying something about it. That may not be true though...

Construction/Rumors / Re: Retire the Old Tree ! I said it, discuss....
« on: November 30, 2018, 02:26:14 PM »
My friend and I went Wednesday night for the first time this year. She had gone with me last year to see the Midtown area as well... It is a lot.

Everything outside of Midtown seems kind of like an afterthought. Like... we had some extra lights let's throw them here. I think the downside of Midtown being SO bright and SO much is that everything else seems drab. And not having the lights across lake silver to reflect in the drained lake silver is kind of sad too.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season Pass Survey
« on: October 23, 2018, 02:26:43 PM »
I would agree on the No Saturday pass... Except some of the bands for Bluegrass And BBQ and the other concerts are on Saturday. I avoid Saturdays like the plague but sometimes it is hard to when you really want to see a band

Swoosh... I don't think it is hurting anything at all. I just wish the money had been spent to take care of the poor/needy or less fortunate... The thing Jesus and the church did for years until the last 30 or so where it became about something else entirely. And that is just my skewed opinion as I live in Springfield and really not far from my house are many less fortunate. I see them out and I am just as guilty for not necessarily trying to help. I should often practice my own words...

It will definitely be used from a landmark standpoint. I just have a feeling it is not going to be kept up and will be an eyesore in a few years.

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