A 26 yearjourney of a guy who loves to write songs told in regular installments. Michael Ricciardi is a proud member of ASCAP and The Dramatists Guild of America. His musicals include "Skylark" and "The Traveling Companion" He now writes many musicals with his new collaborator John D. Nugent. Together they ahve written 'Sevenly" "The Runaway Heart" and the uocoming produxtions of "THE BREMEN TOWN BOYS" and "BROADWAY ANGELS."
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
GOLDEN HORSESHOE TRIBUTE
The Golden Horseshoe Revue was a classic and beloved daily stage show at Anahiem, California's original Disneyland from 1955 until 1986 when it was cancelled. It still holds the record for the most performed stage show (over ten thousand performances) Disneyland is holding a tribute show in the original theatre of this beloved old show minus of course the late Wally Boaag, the late great Betty Taylor and all the original stars. I got to see the tribute show which was pleasant and all but so scaled down it was simply a glance of the greatness that this show once was. It was indeed Walt Disney's favorite entertainment at the park. While I commend Disneyland for trying, I truly think that they need to bring it back in its full glory, maybe includ ethe Dapper Dans in the show and find an Irish tenor who can render "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" and "Clancy Lowered The Boom." The tribute show runs Wednesday through Thursday, six times a day including a dinner show at 6:30pm each night for pass holders through February 4th. My friend David Holmes played Sam the Bartender in a later ncarnation of the classic old show. Get there early, however. Make your reaservation when you first get into the park.