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The Muppet Show On Tour: 2nd Edition program book.


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VEE Corporation presented The Muppet Show on Tour: 2nd Edition stage show in 1985, a follow-up to 1984's The Muppet Show: On Tour! The show was written by Michael Kirschenbaum, and the costumes were once again built by Henson Associates, Inc.

Most notable is the exclusion of Steve Whitmire from the credits. He is featured in a stock photo of the performers, but Rizzo and his other characters were absent from the show. Instead, Chester Rat and Yolanda Rat were featured -- Chester's vocals were performed by Dave Goelz, and Yolanda's by Karen Prell.

The Rats, Camilla, and Robin were all hand puppets, and not full-body costumes.

The "Spring Factory" sequence also included Mr. Summerfall Winter and the Robbers; no vocal talent is listed in the credits for these characters.


Kermit, Rowlf, Dr. Teeth, Statler and Waldorf, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam the Eagle, Gonzo, Zoot, Beauregard, Chester Rat, Scooter, Janice, Floyd, Robin the Frog, Camilla, Yolanda Rat, The Flying Zucchini Brothers, J.P. Grosse, Squirrels, Mr. Summerfall Winter, The Robbers

The pre-recorded Muppet voices were performed by Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson and Karen Prell.

The Muppet Babies also appeared and were voiced by:

Greg Berg (Baby Fozzie)
Katie Leigh (Baby Rowlf)
Howie Mandel (Baby Animal)
Laurie O'Brien (Baby Piggy)
Russi Taylor (Baby Gonzo)


Act I

Act Characters Written by Publishing info
Let's Hear It for Us!
Show Stopper Cast John Kander and Fred Ebb Fiddleback Music Publishing Co., Inc., 1980
Kermit's Backstage Station
The Amazing Gonzo
Down Home
Veterinarian's Hospital
Depot Blues
Kermit's Backstage Station
Muppet Babies
Rock 'n' Roll 50s to 80s
Intermission: Sam's Speech

Act II

Act Characters Written by Publishing info
Muppet Babies
Kermit's Backstage Station
Perils of Piggy Paul Walberg Henson Associates, 1985
Rappin' Robin Robin the Frog Merrily Hake & Paul Walberg
The Spring Factory
In the Park
Kermit's Backstage Station
Salute to America

Additional Songs/Music Featured

Song Characters Written by Publishing info
Let's Hear it for Me John Kander & Fred Ebb Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc., 1975
Rock Around the Clock The Rats Jimmy DeKnight and Max C. Freeman Myers Music & Capano Music, 1953
Beat It Michael Jackson Mijac Music, 1982
Rockin' Robin Jimmie Thomas Recordo Music Company, 1958
Heart of Rock 'n' Roll Huey Lewis and Johnny Colla Red Admiral Music & Hulex Music, 1983
Wishing Song Paul Tracey Kunjani Music, 1973
Theme from "Kelley's Heroes" Lalo Schifin Kunjani Music
Gonzo's Magic Orchestral Paul Walberg Henson Associates, 1985
Goodbye Camilla Orchestral Paul Walberg Henson Associates, 1985
Turkey-Chicken Reel Orchestral Paul Walberg Henson Associates, 1985
Emergency Chase Orchestral Paul Walberg Henson Associates, 1985
Hospital Chase Orchestral Paul Walberg Henson Associates, 1985
Get Back on the Track Orchestral Paul Walberg Henson Associates, 1985
A Wonderful, Simply Divine Love Song Orchestral Paul Walberg Henson Associates, 1985
Warehouse Chase Orchestral Paul Walberg and Ardell Hake Henson Associates, 1985
Just One Person Larry Grossman & Hal Hackady Unichappell Music, Inc., 1975
Hound Dog Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller Gladys Music and Chappell & Co., Inc.
You're a Grand Old Flag George M. Cohan Public domain
Girls Just Want to Have Fun Robert Hazard Heroic Music, 1979
Tea for Two Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar Warner Brothers, Inc., 1924
I Dig Rock and Roll Music Paul Stookey, James Mason and Dave Dixon Pepamar, 1967
Country Boy Roy Smith, Albert Lee and Tony Carlton Ackee Music, Inc., 1977/1979
Peace H.B. Barnum and Bradford Craig El Patricio Music, 1971
Angel Madonna Ciccone and Steve Bray WB Music Corporation, Bleu Disque Music Company, Inc., WEBO Girl Publishing, Inc., and Black Lion Music, 1984



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


Producer: Bob Shipstad
Writer: Michael Kirschenbaum
Director & Choreographer: Diane Arnold
Art director, technical coordinator: Jim Waters
Production associate: Paul Walberg
Muppet consultant: Jane Henson
Muppet character consultant: Richard Hunt
Program Muppet illustrations: Norman Green (coloring pages by Nancy Beiman and Jim Massey)
Script Consultants: Mark Saltzman and Louise Gikow
Costume design and supervision of construction by Julie Zobel
Assisted by Mark Zeszotek
Heads built and animated by Mae Canaga and Marilee Canaga
Additional costumes by Julie Zobel, Calista Hendrickson, and Lisa Howard
Puppet construction supervised by Jan Rosenthal and Rollie Krewson
Muppet Workshop coordination by Will Morrison
Audio recording and mixdown engineer (uncredited): Allen Kaufman