The Johnny Great and Dutch Show (JGD Show) is a story driven live production show featuring COMEDY, MUSIC, MAGIC, ILLUSION, and DANCE. Drawing inspiration from some of the greatest live performers, cabaret shows, improve acts, and TV/movies in the past seventy five years, The JGD Show offers a fresh take on the classic entertainment vibe in a “musical meets variety show” format!
From the modern skits of Saturday Night to the legendary antics of comedy duos like Lucille “I Love Lucy” Ball and Desi Arnaz, and movies like Austin Powers and Zoolander, humor and joy is at the heart of what we do.
And, we do it all over a storyline that follows the whirlwind lifestyle of showbiz’s most “showmantic” couple while dancing and singing our hearts out over an original and homage musical score. Betcha’ we’ll have you dancing in your seat and that you’ll leave the theater humming a melody from our original opener, “Here We Go!” or whistling one of Dutch’s hit Latin songs! Or, maybe, you’ll be too busy recalling your favorite skits and jokes, the colorful costumes, or trying to figure out how Dutch was cut in half sideways or how Johnny became a mind reader and captured the heart of America’s sweetheart, Dutch!
Bottom line? As much as you (and we!) dig a good evening of “Netflix and chill”, if you’re looking for something special to do for a date night, a family outing, a memorable night with friends, or you’re just looking for 90+ minutes of glee, wonder, and unforgettably catchy music and lyrics, you’ll find it all in our one-of-a- kind “Magical Musical”!
Most easily summed up as a “Small Cast, Big Show” that’s a little bit Broadway, a little bit Las Vegas, and a whole lotta delight, The Johnny Great and Dutch Show invites you to join come take a break from reality and remember that love always finds a way!
We always say that if you were to watch the JGD show with no sound/ audio, you would think that you’re watching a classic, serious, Las Vegas style cabaret show. But . . . pump up the volume and . . . oh no! These two can’t be serious?! . . . Wait for it . . . we’re not!
Sure, we work out tails off to deliver tightly choreographed song, dance, and magic numbers, but they’re often interrupted by just barely acceptable innuendos, fart jokes, and even phone calls. Yup . . . our producer just can’t resist ringing us during in the middle of the act to give a show note, deliver news of a new sponsor, or participate in a magic trick!
Bottom line? Hold onto your funny bone . . . You’re gonna need it!
Wonder is at the heart of our experience as human beings. Whether it’s marveling at the miraculous Niagara Falls or a baffling card trick, the emotional response often makes us feel magical!
The Johnny Great and Dutch Show is laced with a handful of stunning illusions and mindreading miracles that’ll put a smile on your face and tickle your brain as Dutch and Johnny share their whirlwind life of magic and “showmance”! So, if you like the close-up tricks as seen on Penn and Teller “Fool Us” or the bigger illusions and magical comedy sketches as seen on show like America’s Got Talent/ AGT, we’ve got you covered. Tah- dah!
Music doesn’t make the world go ‘round but it sure makes it a better ride!
That’s why we’re singing live throughout The JGD Show and have packed it full of our original melodies, lyrics, and sound effects to keep your inner ears smiling all night long! And, from the moment that you walk in the door, you’ll be two steppin’ to our “pre-show jam” of hits from artists like The Weekend, Bruno Mars, and Post Malone that are sure to get ya bouncin’!
Bottom line? Our award winning music will have your feet tappin' and your head boppin’! (Your ears will thank you later!)
We like to move it, move it!
And, at The JGD Show, we’ve always believed that a shortcut to happiness is to dance!
So, while we’re singing, trickin’, and goofing around, we do most of it while dancing! With styles ranging from jazz, to adagio, disco, and even a lil’ tap dancing, we never miss a chance to dance! We even hope that it’ll be so infectious that, when the show is over, you’ll walk out dancing like no one’s watching! Because, they’re not . . . they’re checking their phone.
Featuring original music with live vocals, dynamic dance and skill acts, eye- popping magic, a throughline story of skits and sketches and endless laughs, the "Whirlwind Showmance" of Johnny Great and Dutch uniquely pulls the classic show biz vibe into the modern world in this one-of-a-kind Magical Musical!
So, come and join Dutch and Johnny as they pull out every song, dance, and trick in the book to convince TV network executives that the most "showmantic" couple in the biz is back and ready for the big time . . . again!
A spirited and original two person show for all ages!
Small Cast, Big Show!