The Reunion - 50 Years of Gunfighters!
Date(s) - 16/03/2013
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Join Old Tucson alumni as they return to the Old West town for a day of catching up and reminiscing about days past. The highlight of the day will be two performances of a special gunfight featuring dozens of Old Tucson desperadoes and lawmen from the 1960s till the present day.
Old Tucson presents The Reunion – 50 Years of Gunfighters, an Old Tucson Signature Event on March 16, 2013. The event will celebrate alumni from the 1960s to today and their contributions to Old Tucson’s enduring history.
The highlight of the day will be the biggest showdown in 50 years, an original story by gunfighter alumni Dennis Leoni (1975-1977) and Richard Wenz (1974-197). “The Great Gold Robbery” will be performed by fifty gunfighters who walked these dusty streets over the last 50 years. Two performances of this special Reunion show will be presented at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
The Reunion – 50 Years of Gunfighters will feature the first gunfighter, Jack Young (86), who was hired in 1962 by then-owner Bob Shelton to put together an entertainment program for Old Tucson. Jack will be joined by a number of entertainment alumni from each decade from the 1960’s to today:
1960s – Jack Young, Frank Noel, Phil (Bear) Pickett, Kenny Lee
1970s – Richard Wenz, Bill Reed, Rick Meyers, Larry Brooks, Dennis Leoni, Russ Wade, Ed Adams, Mark Tovsen, Grant Wheeler
1980s – Christopher Gilman, Robert Cota, Robin Wayne, Jon Mincks, Clark Ray, Eddie McKechnie, Dickie Stanley, Joseph Cournoyer, Chaz Lee, James C. Lovin, John “Todd” Cuson, John Reckers, Ron LaCaria.
1990s – Joey Medina, Heather Stonehouse, Christopher (Suede) Stevens, Mari Shryock, Gary Laramore, Lea K Petroshus (Hutchens), William (Butch) Meisner, Rob Jensen (current Entertainment Manager), Kay Ewy, Leesajean Penton (Meader), Mark Brugler, Kim Goodrich, Gedi Phillips, Greg DeBenedetti, Preston Gamblin
2000s – Constantino Nuzzo, Marie Shelton, Amos Carver, Courtnie Robenolt, Ben Reesing; and Austin Buchanan, Joshua Marrufo, Lena Wilcox (current cast)
2010s - Jesse Pickering, Tyler Johnson, Cory Johnson (current cast)
Many of the former actors/stuntmen have gone on to work in major motion pictures and television over the years. They will all be roaming the streets between and after the day’s performances to answer questions about their time at Old Tucson and pose for pictures.
Old Tucson employee alumni from various other departments also will be on hand to reminisce about their days in the Old West and cheer on those re-visiting their acting days.
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