Bob Schubert has been actively involved in many aspects of the entertainment business for over thirty five years. After 5 years as a member of the production crew at WTOG channel 44 in Tampa helping to present shows such as Dr. Paul Bearer and Championship Wrestling From Florida, he entered the world of theme park entertainment. During his tenure as Senior Operations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, he oversaw multi-million dollar production and labor budgets. His responsibilities included coordinating daily operations within the Entertainment Department as well as participating in creative planning and production meetings for new shows. Bob was also the producer for several live music festivals where he helped guide the creative content then negotiated and implemented the artists’ contracts from Peter Noone to The Doobie Brothers.
As a musician (drummer), Bob has played percussion for studio sessions with John Travolta and toured with Bebe Neuwirth, Boots Randolph, Petula Clark, Joanne Castle, Leslie Gore, Don Rickles, Bob Newhart, Susan Lucci, Deana Martin,The Guy Lombardo Orchestra, Les Brown and jazz great Ira Sullivan. He has played numerous theatrical performances including Chicago, A Chorus Line, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, Applause, Damn Yankees with Donald O’Conner, Fiddler On The Roof, Sugar, Kismet, Gypsy, Annie and The Sound of Music. Bob continues to regularly back touring artists like John Davidson, The Diamonds, The Four Aces, The Drifters, The Coasters, The Platters and The Sounds of The Supremes. Bob is also the co-producer with Bill Norman of Let’s Hang On, America’s #! Frankie Valli Tribute Show!
“I was drum crazy since 5 years old, had my first drum set at 8 and first professional gig at 11,” said Schubert. Now, as part of the #1 Frankie Valli Tribute Show in America, he’s dazzling audiences this season, including right here in Flagler County this week.
Why did you want to be part of the Let’s Hang On! cast?
My partner/co-producer/guitarist Bill Norman was approached to put a Frankie Valli Tribute show together. He asked me if I wanted to be a part of it and we took it from there…over 14 years ago…
What’s the most interesting part of being with the group and band on tour?
The many different parts of the world we get to visit, the great venues AND the interesting people you get to meet. The people/fans of this music are THE BEST!!!
Did you have a love of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons growing up or the music of this time period?
YES!!! I grew up with it and played it often prior to putting this production together…It brings back memories for the audience and me!
What do you look forward to the most about being on tour?
Getting to play the music and getting to meet audience members and see how much fun they have at the show.
What do you all enjoy about collaborating as a team to present this iconic music?
The energy it creates naturally because the music stands alone on it’s own! It’s just a popular now as it was when it was first released…very cool!