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thumb|300px|right The Muppet Show: On Tour! is a live stage show based on The Muppet Show, produced by VEE Corporation in 1984. The cast of The Muppet Show appeared live on stage as full-body puppets, performed to a soundtrack recorded by the original Muppet performers.

The show was written by Fred Newman and Mark Saltzman. The costumes were designed and built by Henson Associates, Inc.

A second show, "The Muppet Show on Tour: 2nd Edition", was presented in 1985.

Cast

The show featured full-body costume/puppets of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, The Great Gonzo, Rowlf, Dr. Teeth, Zoot, Beauregard, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Scooter, Janice, Statler and Waldorf, Floyd Pepper and the Flying Zucchini Brothers.

Robin the Frog, Camilla the Chicken, Rizzo the Rat and Chester Rat were represented on stage as puppets.

Beaker, Link Hogthrob, Sam the Eagle, the Swedish Chef, the Rats and Beauregard's mop Belleregard appeared on video and were not live on stage.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson and Steve Whitmire performed the voices for the show's soundtrack.

Gallery

Act I: It's Time to Start Rehearsing

Act Characters Written by Publishing info
The Muppet Show Theme The Muppets Sam Pottle and Jim Henson ATV Music Ltd., 1976
That Face Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Beauregard, and Rowlf Lew Spence and Alan Bergman Frank Music Corporation
The Great Gonzo and His Daredevil Deeds
The Flying Zucchini Brothers
Cheek to Cheek Beauregard and Belleregard Irving Berlin (from Top Hat) Irving Berlin Music Corporation, 1935
Eight Little Notes Rowlf the Dog Larry Grossman and Hal Hackady Blackwood Music, Inc.
I Am the Very Model of a Scientific Scientist Dr. Bunsen Honeydew Gilbert & Sullivan (from The Pirates of Penzance), with spoof lyrics by Paul Walberg Henson Associates
Fozzie's Magic Act Fozzie Bear
Bein' Green Kermit the Frog Joe Raposo Jonico Music, Inc. and Green Fox Music Inc., 1970
Proud Mary Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem J.C. Fogerty Jondora Music, 1968

Act II: This Is What We Call "The Muppet Show"

Act Characters Written by Publishing info
Scenes From Intermission
The Muppet Show Theme The Muppets Sam Pottle and Jim Henson ATV Music Ltd., 1976
That Face Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Beauregard, and Rowlf Lew Spence and Alan Bergman Frank Music Corporation
Happy Feet Kermit the Frog Milton Ager and Jack Yellen Warner Bros. Inc., 1930
Rappin' Fozzie Fozzie Bear Mark Saltzman, Fred Newman and Paul Walberg Henson Associates, 1984
Water Ballet: The Queen of the Mermaids/Le Paradise Couchon Cast Paul Walberg Henson Associates, 1984
Flashbacks
The Rainbow Connection Kermit the Frog Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher (from The Muppet Movie) Welbeck Music Corporation and Muppet Music Inc., 1979
Gonzo the Great and the Fantastic Flying Zucchini Brothers
My Way Gonzo J. Revaux & C. Francois, and Paul Anka MCA Music
Everything Old is New Again Statler and Waldorf Peter Allen and Carole Bayer Sager Irving Music, Inc., Woolnough Music, Inc. and The Times Square Music Publication Company, 1974
Pink Trouble Cast Paul Walberg Henson Associates, 1984
Far From Over Cast Frank Stallone and Vince DiCola Famous Music Corporation
The Muppet Show Theme The Muppets Sam Pottle and Jim Henson ATV Music Ltd., 1976

Additional Music

Song Written by Publishing info
All the Things You Are Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II T.B. Harms Company, 1939
Let's Face the Music and Dance Irving Berlin Irving Berlin Music Corporation
The Man I Love George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin WB Music Corporation, 1924
Welcome to the Music David Gates Kipahulu Music
Beauregard's Theme Paul Walberg Henson Associates, 1984
Magic Fozzie Paul Walberg Henson Associates, 1984
Pink Vamp Paul Walberg Henson Associates, 1984
The History of the Vamp Paul Walberg Henson Associates, 1984

Merchandise

There were some items exclusively available for the tour. Among them were a series of apparel, buttons, a souvenir program, banners and pennants.

Production Credits

MuppetsOnTour project

Piper Recording Studio, Torrance. In the control room where dialog, music, and sound effects were edited and mixed. The Muppets On Tour production included the incorporation of synchronized video projection to portray dialog sequences between on-stage characters and pre-recorded characters on large screens

Design and supervision of construction by Julie Zobel
Assisted by Mark Zeszotek and Jerry Gumm
Heads built and animated by Mac Canaga and Marilee Canaga
Underwater puppet design by Caroly Wilcox and Edward Christie
Additional costumes designed by Polly Smith, Lisa Howard, Stephan Rotondaro, and Julie Zobel
Muppet Workshop coordination by Will Morrison
Audio Recording and Mixdown Engineer: Allen Kaufman

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