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, DoLores 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 indoor musical revue for 2018, "Road Trip". "Road Trip" is a homage to music from four major city's, Detroit, Las Vegas, New York and Miami.
Moulin Rouge (incomplete) Schedule from 1973 - Current
This schedule is mostly complete, however there are a few years I am missing the show names, or they may be incomplete. If you should be able to help please e-mail me at email@example.com. I appreciate any help in completing the schedule in full.
1973 - 1974 Can Can Show
1976 - Vaudeville the LaFamile Marionettes
1979 - Hello Great Times
1980 - Election Daze
1980 - 1982 - Whizzo the Clown
1981 - Way off Broadway
1982 - Makin' Magic
1983 - DoLores Hadley Marionette Show (The Great Fiasco's Wonderous Workshop)
1984 - DoLores Hadley Marionette Show (Wanna Fool Around?)
1985 - 2002 - Stax of Wax
1999 - 2002 - Stax of Trax
2003 - Classic Stax/Stax the Next Generation
2004 - Stax the Next Generation/Stax of Trax
2004 - Haunted Homecoming: Meat Cleaver High (Fall only)
2005, 2006 - I Love Rock N' Roll/Cleaver High Homecoming (summer show)
2007 - Good Lovin'/I Love Rock 'n Roll (summer show)
2008 - Baby That's Rock N' Roll/Good Lovin' (summer show)
2009 - R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A./It's Still Rock & Roll (summer show)
2011 - Stay Tuned/British Invasion (summer show)
2012 - Fast Trax/Stay Tuned (summer show)
2013 - Party Rockin' 40 Years/ Bustin' Out Broadway (summer show)
2014 - British Invasion */Bustin' Out Broadway (summer show)
2015 - Hollywood Nights/British Invasion (summer show)
2016 - Don't Stop Believin'/Hollywood Nights (summer show)
2017 - Road Trip/Don't Stop Believin' (summer show)
2018 - Road Trip
*Going forward the Spring shows didn't start until May
Stay Tuned 2011 (clip)