The Blues Brothers film was based on a show featuring John Blochey and Don Eckrowd, which aired on Saturday night’s show. The success of this film and the previous Blochy movie The Animal House made the film. He has also produced successful works such as this film, Animal House, Twilight Zone and Beverly Hills Police 3. Bellows was also a successful comedy actor who sadly died of drug addiction at a young age.
- Blues Brothers Show At Universal
- An Exciting Show In New York
- The Blues Brothers Show Description
- Tips on the Blue Brothers
- What Is It like To Play The Blues Brothers At Universal?
- Where To Find The Blues Brothers Show
Blues Brothers is a brilliant resonant comedy that has an engaging and engaging narrative, making it one of the best comedy and resonant in cinema history.
The story of the film is the story of two brothers who are former members of a music group, one of whom has just been released from prison and they visit their orphanage and find out that it is closing due to tax issues. They gather to raise money to save the orphanage. In the meantime, they clash with a crazy female shooter, a former fiancé of one of them, who is involved in extremist groups and police.
The movie is a crazy mix of music and action that is well put together and has a fun and exquisite mix.
The film’s music is a mix of Arandby, Sol, and Blues, and famous American music figures have been starring for a while, such as James Brown, Arta Franklin, Ray Charles, Cobb Callaway, and John Lee Hacker.
Blues Brothers Show At Universal
The show debuted at the Florida park in March 1991 in the New York 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, Soul Man, and Shout.
During Universal Orlando’s annual holiday events, the show is revamped 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 Is You, Santa Claus Rock (a version of Jailhouse Rock with new lyrics), Run Rudolph, Blue Christmas, Snow Man (a version of Soul Man with different lyrics), and Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.
An Exciting Show In New York
Although most people don’t go out of their way to catch The Blues Brothers Show, those who time it right in New York will be treated to a live resonant show that gets the crowd moving.
Jake and Elwood from The Blues Brothers film cruise through Universal Studios Florida before making their way to the Delancey Street stage where they play some hits including “Everybody Needs Somebody”, “Sweet Home Chicago”, “Think”, “Respect”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Soul Man” and more with the help of the waitress, Mabel, and her saxophone toting lesser half, Jazz. During the holiday season, The Blues Brothers Show mixes in some holiday spirit as the brothers perform Christmas songs.
The Blues Brothers Show Description
The Blues Brothers Show is a resonant show based on the 1980 film The Blues Brothers. The show, which takes place next door to Finnegan’s Bar & Grill in the New York backlot area, is opened with a pre-show featuring a saxophone player named Jazz and Mabel the waitress. They exchange a bit of sassy dialogue before Mabel breaks into a rendition of “Respect” by Aretha Franklin.
When the pre-show ends, the two Blues Brothers, Jake, and Elwood arrive in the show area in their custom automobile. They enthusiastically greet the crowd before taking the stage and performing several songs. Songs vary by show, but most shows include a performance of the Blues Brothers’ signature song “Soul Man.”
The Blues Brothers Show incorporates familiar songs that audiences of all ages can groove to and enjoy. The show is short, but always fun and entertaining. You should try to catch it more than once if you want to hear all of the songs. If you’re in Universal Studios Florida around the holidays, you’ll also want to check out the special holiday version of the show, which includes songs like “Blue Christmas,” “Run Rudolph Run,” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”
Tips on the Blue Brothers
- The Blues Brothers, Jake, and Elwood were growing up in a rough neighborhood before finding their historic sound.
- Curtis, the orphanage’s janitor brought the boys into the world of Blues music. He taught Jake to sing, and Elwood to play the harp.
- During the Holiday season, the show is provided with a little Christmas spirit. The brothers will sing tunes like Run, Run, Rudolph, and Blue Christmas as well as their classics.
- Seats are available on the stoop across the street, but most people watch the show from a standing position in front of the stage. If you are standing near the stage, you may have a chance to interact with Jake and Elwood during the show.
- The Blues Brothers Show is great for so many reasons. Listening to the classic sounds while walking through the park is always fun, as well as standing in the crowd. This may sometimes even be a better option when visiting with young children who may not fully appreciate it.
- For those lucky guests who can stop and stay for the full show remember, even though there are showtimes you do not have to be particularly on time for this one. Since it is located on a smaller outdoor stage guest are free to arrive at their pleasure.
- Guests can remain in wheelchairs or electronic conveyance vehicles (ECVs) for the duration of The Blues Brothers Show. Certain shows throughout the day are interpreted via sign language. See the park map for showtimes.
- To see the Blues Brothers Show from start to finish general show times are as follows: 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:40 pm, and 3:40 pm.
- American Sign Language is provided for some of the shows, be sure to check when you arrive at the park for specifics.
- Express Passes are not accepted (or needed) for The Blues Brothers Show.
- Type Of Show: Resonant show
- Show Length: 12 minutes
- Location: The Blues Brothers Show is located in the New York area of Universal Studios Florida. Look for it across the street from Finnegan’s Bar & Grill.
What Is It like To Play The Blues Brothers At Universal?
For those of you visiting for the first time. Universal Orlando has something for everyone besides its famous roller coasters and rides. Here’s a treat you don’t want to miss – It’s The Blues Brothers show. Universal Studios brings the characters of Jake and Elwood to life based on the Cult Classic film The Blues Brothers from 1980. If you haven’t seen the film, make sure you watch it when you get home. They are on a quest from God, raising money to prevent an orphanage from closing.
The live street show starts with the arrival of the saxophone player followed by his wife Mabel – played by Aretha Franklin in the film.
Jake and Elwood usually arrive by their battered Police car coming from the direction of Transformers the ride – this is the best opportunity to get a good photo. However, sometimes they appear from one of the houses opposite the stage and cross the audience.
They cover a variety of songs from the film such as Respect, Shake a tailfeather, Soul Man and Think. The audience is encouraged to join in with the singing and dancing.
Where To Find The Blues Brothers Show
The venue is outdoors and lasts around 15 minutes and runs approximately hourly from 10.30 am. You’ll find it in Universal Studios on one of the streets in the New York Set between Transformers the Ride and Revenge of the Mummy near Finnegan’s Bar and Grill. It’s easy to miss if you’re heading for the rides but it doesn’t matter if you stumble across the show halfway through just make sure you catch the next show. There’s no queue.
As it’s outside the show is dependent on the weather. There is some shade on the opposite side to the stage and I usually sit on the stone steps of the houses there to get some relief from the sun and rest my feet. It’s also a good spot to get a good photo of their car coming round the corner.
The show ends with Jake and Elwood leading the audience dancing around the street. I’ve noticed the characters interact well with the audience and will linger amongst the crowd after the show for photo opportunities.
All Rides End At The Gift Shop
All rides end at the gift shop is a quote from the Simpsons ride. In this case not quite 100% true. There’s a small gift shop called The Film Vault at the end of the street selling a small selection of Blues Brothers memorabilia. You’ll also find items from old Universal films such as Jaws, Back to the Future, Gremlins, Psycho and The Big Lebowski.
Current Show Schedule
3/13 – 3/25: 11:00am – , 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:40pm, 3:40pm
Sample summer schedule
11:00 am, 12:15 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:45 pm
Showtimes and other information for Blues brothers show
The first show is usually around 11:00 am, and they occur about every one-and-a-half hours after that. Since this is a street show, you do not have to arrive early… and you can arrive a little late, too.