Gig&Tell: Grand Majestic Theater

  • Nothing changes 05/02/2018  11:00pm

    As of May 2018 shows are still canceled consistently. Show is embarrassing. Don’t make the same mistake I did. Run from this place. I turned down a job for this one. Shoulda listened to others. But I’m hard headed and have to learn on my own.

  • A JOKE 11/22/2017  2:44pm

    These people lie to and cheat their performers as a mode of operation. They will suspend you as "punishment" if they decide. On top of that they wont even tell you why. They cancel shows left and right (without pay). The "lady" is in one of the shows. It is the only way she would ever be on stage. The only thing she can even come close to doing is line dance. She sings horribly and knows NOTHING about theater. Loyalty means nothing to them. They are literally stupid! Seriously, STUPID!!!! The "man" emcees the show. His voice would NEVER land him a job as emcee. He's a micro managing control freak who is ultimately a coward. He is afraid of anyone who calls him out.
    Yes I'm venting a little but also warning young performers that may be desperate for a gig. DONT WORK FOR THESE PEOPLE. aside from my opinion the facts are they screw and sue. They will screw you out of a contract then sue you for breaking it. And they usually win because they have been through it so much their contacted is worded in a way to assure victory in a courtroom.

    spot on!

    11/22/2017  3:05pm

    They lost their food license recently as well. They are just as bad at running a dining room as they are a theater.

    12/23/2017  10:02am

    WRONG!!!! They do still have their food license. So they are still serving same shitty food, lol!

    12/29/2017  2:01pm

    They haven't lost there food license. The food has changed for the better and it's really good!

    04/18/2018  10:24pm
  • Huge turnover 04/13/2018  10:50pm

    Concerning the 2018 cast versus the 2017 cast: This theater lost the 5 male vocals in Soul of Motown, 4 band members and the 3 main female performers in Americas Hit Parade...all in one year!! This should speak volumes.

    The Grand Majestic didn't loose 5 vocals in the Soul Of Motown. Still the same cast except one had moved. Still the same band members except a new drummer, who is really good.The owners of the Theatre are wonderful. They are good to their cast members, will help them out any way possible when it comes to housing and needing extra work. America's Hit Parade, Soul of Motown, and Hazard County are all awesome shows with very high energy and talented people.

    04/18/2018  12:35pm

    I agree with OP
    2017 Anthony 2018 gone
    2017 Cash 2018 gone
    2017 Dre 2018 gone
    2017 Rodney 2018 gone
    2017 The lady that sang Always love you -2018 gone
    2017 I thought the cartwheel guy was leaving
    2018 New drummer not bald/barefooted guy
    2018 new bass player Brandon gone
    2018 new piano player not Adam

    04/18/2018  8:46pm

    Red headed girl gone -Rachael?
    Blonde girl -gone
    Samantha -gone

    04/18/2018  8:50pm

    Cash is the only one who is gone. Anthony is back and Dre never left.

    04/18/2018  10:19pm

    The cart wheel has a name and it's Mo. Mo is still there. Cast come and go, the owners are great. All the people you think have left hasn't.

    04/18/2018  10:22pm
  • Regrets Galore 04/06/2018  8:55pm

    What can i say? Hate it here!!! Trapped. terrible show, terrible direction, no one in charge knows what they are doing.

    at least when they cancel shows (and they will) you wont have to be there, lol...

    04/13/2018  10:39pm
  • Dodged this bullet 03/15/2018  9:40pm

    I wanted to audition for Americashit Parade. I talked to one of the former performers there and boy did I get the low down. It all is consistent with these posts. The main thing that changed my mind was the amount of shows canceled. Once I figured the money at the end of the year it was below poverty level. I'm glad to have found this thread. ...and it looks like I will be cruising this year.

  • Just finished my contract with them 01/11/2018  9:38pm

    Hallelujah!!!!! I'm done. Hated working here. Hated it, hated it, hated it! These people are evil. But geniuses at disguising it. I have never experienced anyone giving "notes" right before the curtain goes up. Critical scathing notes. Not even professional critiques. These people spewed their venom at the most inappropriate times. Can't stand them. I will NEVER work for them again. I seriously had rather flip burgers.

  • You think you know people 02/13/2014  5:16pm

    If you want to pay $350 per month rent with them (NO professional theaters do this), work 1-2 shows per week, though your contract says 4-7, not get paid for FREQUENTLY cancelled shows, be one of THE leads , get paid MINIMUM ($65 per show, when the lead Soul of Motown guy gets $160 per show), then by all means, go for it!

    Oh God I hate them so much!!!!! I can't believe I had to deal with ALL of these problems that everyone from every season has described and MORE. The only silver lining I can find is that now I know every red flag in the book to keep me from ever working under these kinds of oppressive, illegal (and at times dangerous) conditions again.

    02/25/2014  9:20am

    All I can say is everything on here is true. I don't think they will ever run out of people that will continue to give it a try, and then regret it. They won't change. They move from place to place and try different things but it's such a joke. I do feel sorry for all the people that will move and have moved to Pigeon Forge to be in their show. They promise things and they don't deliver. Oh well live and learn I guess

    03/09/2014  6:09pm

    There was a post about a new Rock n Roll show on playbill under the guise of an anonymous email address. I was excited. Both that and a fabricated live!rocknroll email address they gave rejected my youtube links. So upon googling the address they gave for hardcopy DVD submissions, Grand Majestic came up. TRICKY

    03/23/2014  12:46am

    They are getting a good amount of TV/news publicity in Pigeon Forge right now because of their move to the Smith Family Theatre. Here are two stories:
    www.local8now.com
    www.wbir.com

    They have been there for 7 years and this is their THIRD location. They have to keep moving because they break contracts, run their business unlawfully and no landlord wants to continue doing business with them for an extended period of time.

    THEY CANNOT BE TRUSTED. Do not waste your time, money or talent on them. Whatever carrot they dangle for you to run toward, they will never let you have it. Even their most loyal performer/stagehand has moved on and works at more reputable theatre down the Parkway. They are abusive, both emotionally and physically. They will try to isolate you from your family and friends - textbook controlling/abusive behavior.

    03/25/2014  12:38pm

    I would disagree with the guy above me, but he's spot on!

    The current owners in Pigeon Forge TN, of a theater right next to RUby Tuesday's, are unjustly and illegally withholding my good friend's last paycheck, and half of his rent as well.....they made threats for legal action if he posted here again, so I will do it for him. FYI jerks, if you're reading this, its an OPEN FORUM and freedom of speech, so goodluck coming after my buddy. Its not him you have to worry about, it's his entire circle of A-List friends :-) Who btw know about you all and not for a good reason.

    They moved the poor kid around from Place to Place, and house to house, first from the GM's house because she didn't want her niece and nephew sleeping on couches....Well shit, dont ya think if this was to be an issue, DOug shouldnt have flown them out here?

    Second time, they moved him to a different room (after only being in his latest room for a week) to make room for two new cast members. This is bullying and disrespectful in the highest regard....

    Theyve also breached his contract by trying to lower his pay without any amendment, which Im pretty sure makes his contract null and void.

    As for the owner's Son (Yeah, heard about you two Nancy Pants): He would call Daniel a pussy almost everyday, and belittle him whenever he had the chance.

    These folks are some of the most unethical fuck faces in the world I've ever met. I already want to go visit them myself and I DONT EVEN KNOW THEM!!!!

    Stay away from them.

    06/03/2015  9:50pm

    This is PRECISELY how they operate. Working with them will give you PTSD. Thank you for standing up for your friend (and in that, actors everywhere)!

    03/18/2016  6:57pm

    I have read all the bs listed on this post and have to say it can't be further from the truth. I have worked for Doug for over 9 months and its a great job. They listen to their employees and try to see that all the problems get solved. Its a job its supposed to be hard thats why its called work. They open their own home to the cast providing a place thats cheeper than what you can find anywhere else. Truly they saved my family. If you get fired or decide to quit from this job all i can say is maybe its you. The Grand Majestic is better off without you...Quit bitchin and move on.....

    06/30/2016  12:31am

    Sorry to the last poster but no one will even mildly agree with you. Over years and years, cast after cast, everyone has the same horror stories. So one or two "they're not so bad" or "maybe it's you" just will not cut it in the way of excuses. They have another casting call out on Backstage now - looking for "immediate replacements" through the end of 2016. So nothing has changed; actors jumping ship left and right forever and always. Because this theatre is the worst.

    09/27/2016  5:19pm

    Listen up musicians and performers.

    11/07/2017  9:26pm

    These guys are horrible people they use and abuse.

    11/22/2017  3:01pm
  • Grand Majestic Theatre 06/12/2013  8:56pm

    Wow. How right everyone is on here. Owners, that call themselves producers cut people down, have no dignity for their own family so really how could they respect others. They are not going to change. They would have to change and treat people right before they could even possibly have a decent show. It is like a high school production with a cast that works hard. From what I hear year after year this is the way it is. A hard working cast and owners that try to produce a show. A show that can never come together because of them. What a joke

    agreed

    11/07/2017  9:52pm

    They have 2 shows. One is Soul of Motown. The other is titled America's Hit Parade. Everyone in the area calls it $hit Parade, even most of the present performers.

    11/09/2017  9:34am

    Shit parade, LOLOLOLOL. Good one

    11/22/2017  2:59pm
  • Different but nice.    
    08/28/2015  3:56pm

    Worked with this company for a little while. They have some amazing people working there. Not for sure what all the fuss is about. This Daniel guy LMAO. Joke he was. The company owners were nice to him. He messed up. There's been the same people there forever. Cj from soul of motown has been there since 2011 Anthony from soul of motown there since 2010. Then another singer David was there in 2009 left for a cruise ship and then came back for another 3 contracts. They are different, laid back rehearsals not very stressed about things. To work there you must be flexible..thats what a professional does right? You be good to them and they'll be good to you. Simple

    this must be the management posting 1 of the only positive reviews. terrible rep in this town. no musicians want to work for them.

    11/07/2017  9:23pm

    Where is CJ now? not there, hasn't been for a while. Anthony left for a year or 2 and came back because there was no work for him in town. (I hear he wasn't offered a contract at his previous employer)

    11/22/2017  2:58pm