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Beetlejuice's Rock and Roll Graveyard Revue

Beetlejuice's Rock and Roll Graveyard Revue
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Attraction type Live Stage Show
Theme Beetlejuice, Universal Monsters
Duration 18
Host Beetlejuice
Universal Express available

Beetlejuice's Rock and Roll Graveyard Revue or Beetlejuice's Rockin' Graveyard Revue or Universal Monsters Live Rock and Roll Show is a live stage show based on the film of the same name and Universal's Classic Monsters. It is located at Universal Studios Florida, Universal Studios Japan, and, formerly, at Universal Studios Hollywood. The venue at the Hollywood park was removed in 2002, and replaced by Spider-Man Rocks.

History

The attraction opened at both Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood in 1992. The Florida venue replaced An American Tail Theatre which was opened with the park on June 7, 1990 and removed in 1992. The Hollywood venue replaced The Adventures of Conan: A Sword and Sorcery Spectacular, which opened in the Castle Theater in 1983, and was removed in 1992. It was once located in a small outdoor theater (where Coke Soak is currently occupied) before moving indoors in 1995. The Japan venue is called Universal Monsters Live Rock and Roll Show.

The venue at Universal Studios Florida was refurbished in 1994, to include the addition of a canopy to block the sun. In 2002, the show itself was changed to add more modern songs and costumes in addition to the removal of The Phantom of the Opera, who was replaced by Hip and Hop, Beetlejuice's Translyvania cheerleaders. The show was changed once again slightly in 2006 this time showcasing a new opening, different song tracks (with the exception of I Will Survive and It's Raining Men), and slightly more adult themes giving itself a PG-13 rating.

The show in Orlando and Japan remains operating today, while the show in Hollywood was removed in 1999, and replaced by Spider-Man Rocks.

Halloween Horror Nights

The stage for Beetlejuice at Universal Studios Florida has been used to house shows at the park's Halloween Horror Nights. It has been used to make the following shows thus far.

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute (HHN 17: Carnival of Carnage, HHN 18: Reflections of Fear, HHN 19: Ripped from the Silver Screen, and HHN 23: Where Evil Takes Root)
  • Brian Brushwood: Menace and Malice (HHN XX: Twenty Years of Fear, HHN XXI: The House Always Wins)
  • 20 Penny Circus: (HHN 22: Once You're Inside, There's No Way Out)

Summary

Original version

The show begins once everyone is seated. Beetlejuice opens up his coffin on the stage to tell the guests that he is "wrapped up", so he wants the guests to say his name three times. He closes the lid, and then fireworks burst from the top of it and Beetlejuice emerges from it. He goes on to mingle with guests and tell them what he has in store for them. Beetlejuice (here referred to as "BJ") looks for a park guest to join the show, and the Universal Monsters, The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, The Frankenstein Monster, Wolfman and Bride of Frankenstein, then appear out of doors and corridors from the stage, and BJ directs guests to say his name three times, and the Universal Monsters are transformed into rock stars. The show continues through various other songs and dances with each monster singing their own song. At the end of the show, BJ has park guests cheer for all of the monsters, especially himself.

Version 2.0

The show begins once everyone is seated. The Mummy opens up his coffin on the stage and dances. (in some variations, We Will Rock You plays and the show begins immediately when fireworks burst and Beetlejuice rises up from a stage hole.) He closes the lid, fireworks burst from the top, and Beetlejuice emerges from it. BJ goes on to mingle with guests and tell them what he has in store for them. The Universal Monsters, Dracula, The Frankenstein Monster, Wolfman and Bride of Frankenstein, then appear out of doors and corridors from the stage to sing. BJ then directs guests to say his name three times, and he transforms the Universal Monsters into rock stars. After the first musical segment, BJ introduces his "fab on the slab" "back-up babes," Hip and Hop. The show continues as each Monster sings his/her own song, with Hip and Hop providing vocal/dance back-up. At the end of the show, each character takes a bow and the audience applauds (again, in some variations they return backstage via their entrances and Beetlejuice goes back down through the stage hole.)

Version 3.0

The show begins once everyone is seated. The Mummy opens up his coffin on the stage to tell the guests their safety precautions. He closes the lid, and then fireworks burst from the top of it and Beetlejuice emerges from it. He goes on to mingle with guests and tell them what he has in store for them, including Paris Hilton live on stage, to which Igor is heard from backstage telling him that she is "unavailable". Betelgeuse (here referred to as "BJ") looks for a park guest to take her place, and the Universal Monsters, Dracula, The Frankenstein Monster, Wolfman and Bride of Frankenstein, then appear out of doors and corridors from the stage, and BJ directs guests to say his name three times, and the Universal Monsters are transformed into rock stars. After the first musical segment, BJ introduces Trenslyvania's resident Ghoul Girl Cheerleaders, Hip and Hop. The show continues through various other songs and dances with each monster singing their own song. At the end of the show, BJ has park guests cheer for all of the monsters, especially himself.

Songs

Original version (1992-2002 (Florida) and 1992-1995 (Hollywood))

BJ's Entrance Music: Main Titles from Beetlejuice by Danny Elfman

  • 1. Wild Things - All
  • 2. Wolfman's Rap/Thank You Falettin' Me Be Mice Elf Agin - Wolfman and Company
  • 3. Great Balls of Fire - Phantom of the Opera
  • 4. You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman - Bride of Frankenstein
  • 5. Hot Blooded - Frankenstein's Monster
  • 6. In The Midnight Hour - Dracula
  • 7. Mashup: (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman/Hot Blooded/In The Midnight Hour - Bride of Frankenstein/Frankenstein's Monster/Dracula
  • 8. When A Man Loves a Woman - Frankenstein's Monster
  • 9. Higher and Higher - Frankenstein's Monster/Bride of Frankenstein/All
  • 10. Day-O (Banana Boat Song)/Jump In The Line - All

Version 2.0 (1995-1999 (Hollywood), 2002-2006 (Florida), and 2001-Present (Japan))

BJ's Entrance Music: "We Will Rock You" by Queen

  • 1. Rockin' the Paradise/Rock N Roll All Nite - All
  • 2. I Wanna Rock/One Wild Night - Wolfman and Company
  • 3. I Will Survive—Bride of Frankenstein (with Frank's Monster, Drac, and Wolfman)
  • 4. YMCA - BJ
  • 5. Hot Stuff - Hip and Hop
  • 6. It's Raining Men - All
  • 7. Smooth - Frankenstein's Monster
  • 8. Livin' La Vida Loca - Dracula
  • 9. Finale (Rock N Roll All Nite) - All

Version 3.0 (2006-present)

BJ's Entrance Music: Main Titles from Beetlejuice by Danny Elfman

  • 1. Let's get it Started - All
  • 2. Hey Mickey/Superfreak - Hip and Hop
  • 3. Jump - Wolfman
  • 4. I Will Survive - Bride of Frankenstein
  • 5. Dancing in the Dark - Frankenstein's Monster
  • 6. Frankie's Girl - Dracula
  • 7. You Give Love a Bad Name - All
  • 8. Hey Ya - All
  • 9. It's Raining Men/Holding Out For A Hero - Hip and Hop, Bride of Frankenstein.
  • 10. You Shook Me All Night Long - All
  • 11. Finale (You Shook Me All Night Long) - All

See also

References

External links

  • Beetlejuice's Rock and Roll Graveyard Revue at Universal Orlando Resort

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