October 14 - 15, 2017/ Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m.
About the Show: Audience favorite Charles Phoenix is a showman, tour guide, food crafter, and author known for his live comedy slide show performances, madcap Test Kitchen videos, “field trip” adventure tours, and colorful coffee table books, all celebrating classic and kitschy American life and style. On TV, Charles has been featured as a judge on the Food Network’s Cake Wars: Christmas, and has appeared on The Queen Latifah Show, Conan O’Brien, NPR, The Martha Stewart Show and A&E’s Storage Wars and more. Charles’ retro slide show performances are supercharged, spirited, laugh-out-loud celebrations of retro American pop culture. Fans from coast to coast enjoy his keen expertise, gracious wit, and sharp eye for oddball detail. He covers a dizzying array of subjects and themes, often projecting both vintage Kodachrome images and contemporary photos documenting his retro road trip discoveries. In this show, Charles takes you back to Disneyland when it was new! With his spectacular collection of “found” mid-century era Kodachrome images, unbridled enthusiasm and keen eye for detail, Charles shares the early days and backstories of Main Street USA, Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland and Tomorrowland! See long-gone attractions including the Phantom Boats, Flying Saucers, Indian Village, People Mover, House of the Future and Carousel of Progress and the original Tomorrowland – promoted as “The World of 1986,” and the all-new Tomorrowland in 1967!
What to expect: Laugh out loud funny! A treat for Disney, theme park enthusiasts, and fans of the 50s and 60s. A fun-filled look at decades past and a perfect outing for the entire family. No two shows are ever the same! To learn more about the artist, visit www.charlesphoenix.com