The Blues Brothers Show

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The Blues Brothers Show
Universal Studios Florida
Area New York
Status Operating
Opening date March, 1991
Universal Studios Hollywood
Area Upper Lot
Status Closed
Opening date 1992
Closing date February 16, 2015
General statistics
Designer Universal Creative
Theme The Blues Brothers
Duration 15 minutes

The Blues Brothers Show is a live show attraction located at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood (where it is known as The Blues Brothers R&B Revue).[1]

The show debuted at the Florida park in March 1991 in the New York area, and later at the Hollywood park in the Upper Lot area. The show is based on the 1980 film The Blues Brothers, and features the title characters of Jake and Elwood performing classic Rock & Soul songs from the film. The current Orlando iteration of the show includes songs on a rotating show schedule. Five shows are performed daily and the songs include; Everybody Needs Somebody, Flip Flop Fly, Gimme Some Lovin, Hey bartender, Rubber Biscuit, Rawhide, Sweet Home Chicago, Jailhouse Rock, Think, Respect, Shake a Tailfeather, and of course SOUL MAN.

During Universal Orlando's annual Holiday events, the show is re-vamped with the Blues Brothers performing Christmas season songs. Foam machines are also built temporarily near the show to make the appearance of false snow. The songs for the holiday show include; All i want for Christmas, Santa Claus Rock, Run Run Rudolph, Blue Christmas, Snow Man (soul man with different lyrics), and Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

On November 25, 2014. Universal Studios Hollywood demolished The Blues Brothers R&B Revue along with Hollywood Photoland and Universal's House of Horrors to make way for the Universal Studios Store expansion. The Blues Brothers returned on the temporary Universal Plaza stage on November 18, 2014.

On January 18, 2015, Universal Studios Hollywood announced that The Blues Brothers will end their contracts on February 16.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Rough Guide to Florida Stephen Keeling, Sarah Hull, Rebecca Strauss - 20150241238064 - "... Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue features hightempo renditions of catchy tunes and risqué humour; The Blues Brothers show offers Jake and Elwood singing highenergy paeans to their native Chicago. At Islands of Adventure there's one live ..."