In 1986 Paramount's LaserSpectacular was presented for the first time at the Woodlawn theater in San Antonio, Texas. At the time producer Steve Monistere was staging Jazz and Blues concerts there. A local laserist, Tim Walsh approached Steve with the idea of staging a laser show. Steve had never seen a laser show but reluctantly agreed give Walsh's idea a try.
Both shows sold out and the rest, as they say, is history! Walsh produced the show for a few months but grew tired of the touring schedule. Steve then began producing the show himself. From that time on, the show gathered steam as it rolled across the US playing to packed houses.
In 1987 Marc Solis came on board and began helping Steve promote half of the eighty plus dates each year. By 1990, Solis had taken over the primary day to day business of promoting the show. Marc left the company in 1999 and is in Facility Management for SMG.
In 1991 "Laser Dave" McConkey took over the duties of tour production manager and lead laserist. Dave is still touring with the show as is Lane "Hey Man" McConahy, who serves as stage manager.
With the increased speed of computers and the advancement of digital technology, the show has improved greatly over the years. Today, Paramount's LaserSpectacular is considered the undisputed king of all laser shows!
After 18 years of playing theaters through out North America, it is not only the world's longest touring laser show, but the LONGEST TOURING THEATER SHOW IN HISTORY!
The LaserSpectacular has sold out in many markets including Houston, Atlanta Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, New York City and many more. Recently the show played to 14,000 fans at the Minnesota State Fair!
Each year the show is updated with technical and creative changes that keep the audience coming back for more. After 18 years of touring, Paramount's LaserSpectacular has become a cult classic in Multimedia entertainment!