Moulin Rouge
1973 - Current

An original theater to the park, unlike Tivoli it hasn't been massively modified since it originally opened in 1973. Moulin Rouge was designed as a European-style bistro theater, offering a more intimate experience while accommodating up to 300 guests. Moulin Rouge has been home an extremely wide variety of entertainment options over the last forty-plus years. When it opened in 1973, it was home to a 20-minute can-can show, by 1976 the entertainment options had skewed to a more vaudeville-style show, with 1979 featuring "Hello Good Times" and 1980 "Election Daze".

Over the decade of the 1980's Moulin Rouge would host a variety of entertainment including Whizzo the Clown, a children's clown show in the early 80's, Delores Hadley Marionette's in the mid-1980's and then in 1985 the most long-lived of Worlds of Fun live entertainment options premiered on stage, "Stax of Wax". A tribute to the 50's, 60's and later 70's, Stax of Wax drew its name from the DJ term for a stack of music records. Stax of Wax and its progeny Stax of Trax (which debuted in 1999) would continue to run until it was finally discontinued in 2002. However, its basic storyline still lives on in the Halloween Haunt show "Meat Cleaver High", named after the fictitious high school (Cleaver High) and mascot (the Beaver) created for Stax of Wax.

Currently Moulin Rouge hosts the park's two indoor musical revues for 2017 including "Road Trip" and "Don't Stop Believin'", Road Trip is a homage to music from four major city's, Detroit, Las Vegas, New York and Miami. "Don't Stop Believin'" is a carryover from the 2009 "Don't Stop Believin'" Tivoli show, and is a tribute to the hits of the 1980's, hence its namesake the Journey hit "Don't Stop Believin'".

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British Invasion 2011 (clip):

Stay Tuned 2011 (clip)

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