Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday's Memory: Return 2 Zero or Four for a Dollar

Four for a Dollar.  I wish I had a picture of these guys from WDW!  Do any of you remember them?  They were the pre show entertainment at The Beauty and the Beast Stage Show at Disney's MGM Studios.  They came out about 15 minutes before the show started to entertain the people who got seats early.  If I remember correctly, they would come on stage to do a "sound check".  One would come out on stage and start singing to himself.  Then, the other 3 guys would come on and complete the a cappella quartet.  They would sing while interacting with the audience.  Most of their songs were from the 60's, 70's and 80's, but songs most generations would know.

This group was called Return 2 Zero, but performed for 14 years at MGM Studios as "Four for a Dollar."  They ended their run in 2008 after cutbacks to save money.  After one of their performances at WDW, I surprised my dad with a copy of their CD "Return 2 Zero."  These are the songs on that CD:

  1. Return 2 Zero
  2. Fly Like An Eagle
  3. How Sweet It IS To Be Loved By You
  4. Steppin' Out
  5. Happy Together
  6. Georgia On My Mind
  7. December 1963 (Oh What A Night)
  8. Spinning Wheel
  9. Love Potion #9
  10. On And On
  11. Turn Your Love Around
  12. Moondance
  13. I'm Alright
  14. The Point of No Reutrn
I still have this CD in my iTunes and each time I listen to it I am reminded of my happy place- Walt Disney World!  I found a great video on YouTube of these guys sining "Go the Distance" from Hercules, several years ago.  I hope you enjoy as much as I do!


6 comments:

  1. I loved them, they were so great and their sound check bit was great.

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  2. I have never seen these guys!  They're great!

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  3. I miss them!  They were almost better than the show, and soooo funny.  I loved it and would go to the show just to see them.

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  4. Hey Beth! I have an excellent story for you...one of our Magical Moments during our honeymoon. I had seen "4 for a Dollar" for the first time back in 1998 (I think) and they were amazing! SO, 10 years later, as my wife and I sit to watch them again, they were still on point! I said to Michelle, "Wouldn't it be awesome to meet these guys?" Long story short, talking to one of the security guards had us come back for the second show with "the Golden ticket" to watch them perform and have us serenaded! It was truly a Honeymoon Magical Moment. Here are some pix to share!

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  5. These are awesome!  What a great memory!  Thanks so much for sharing with us!!!!

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  6. I saw them in 2007 for the first time. I went back 2 more times since then - both of which I left and didn't watch the main show. I think it was a very bad decision for disney to drop them.

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