A decision is made to move the show from the 600 seat, Smith Family Theater to the Country Tonite Theatre, full time, due to the need for a theater with the seating capacity to accommodate large crowds during the peak season.
The Patty Waszak Morning Show remains at the Smith Family Theater in Pigeon Forge for a third consecutive year. Also, some performances were added at the 1500 seat, Country Tonite Theatre and some evening performances were added at Showplace Dinner Theater.
Patty continued performing as a morning show at Smith Family Theater and as an evening show at the Patty Waszak Theater. The Smith Family Theater rapidly earns the reputation as "the most SOLD OUT theater in Pigeon Forge," and the Patty Waszak Theater becomes "the most SOLD OUT theater in Gatlinburg."
The Patty Waszak Theater was closed at the end of 2006 as rest room facilities were not adequate for sold out performances and improving the property would not be cost effective. The decision was made to wait for better opportunity.
Patty moves her highly successful morning variety show to the larger, 600-seat, brand new, state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar, Smith Family Theater in Pigeon Forge.
In September 2005 Patty opens her own theater, The Patty Waszak Theater in Gatlinburg, TN. For this theater she creates a new musical production, "A Salute To The Music of The Golden Age of Las Vegas".
The show remained at Oldies Showplace Theater for a second season and becomes the MOST SOLD OUT morning variety show in the Smokies.
The show is moved to the more intimate Oldies Showplace Theater.
- Patty added ten more instruments to her show and billed the show as
One Gal ... 30 Instruments! which appeared in Pigeon Forge, TN at the
Ole Smoky HOEDOWN theatre beginning in July.
Pigeon Forge is home of Dollywood
Theme Park, is located between Sevierville (Dolly Parton's hometown) and Gatlinburg.
Pigeon Forge is one of the most popular tourist
destinations in the U.S.A. and is near the entrance to Smoky
Mountain National Park, the "most visited national park in America."
While establishing herself in Pigeon Forge, Patty continued to perform in and around the Chicagoland area on select dates only and promoted overnight tours to both her new home, Pigeon Forge, TN, and Joliet, IL where she began working in a professional theatre atmosphere serving the community as a volunteer usher at the historic 1900 seat Rialto Square Theatre.
During the winter months, Patty will perform all across the state of Florida as well as several southwestern states.
Patty visits with audience
members after a performance
Continued to produce and headline, the Patty Waszak show, a music, variety show now in a fifth season performing at White Fence Farm Restaurant.
Continued attracting tour groups traveling by motorcoach to the Joliet area.
From 1999 to 2000, the amount of overnight motorcoach tours coming to see her show, increased nearly 1500%.
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To better service tour groups coming back for a second visit, Patty began promoting tours to the neighboring city of Aurora, IL which included visiting Walter Payton's Roundhouse Restaurant and Michael Jordon's Golf Complex.
Produced and headlined, The Patty Waszak Show, a musical variety show.
Continued to operate Patty Waszak Productions, Inc, producing
variety shows similar to her own with different themes.
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Continued to operate Patty Waszak Souvenirs & Gifts, Inc, a gift shop
located downtown Joliet, IL, across from Rialto Square Theater.
Owned the Hiram B. Scutt Mansion, a Joliet landmark built in 1882
utilizing part of the building as the home office of Patty Waszak Productions, Inc.
Began designing and working on plans for Patty Waszak Resort, which would include a banquet center, theater, restaurant and hotel.
Incorporated under the name, Patty Waszak Productions, Inc.
Opened Patty Waszak Souvenirs and Gifts, Inc, a retail business in Joliet, IL.
Purchased the Hiram B. Scutt Mansion, a Joliet landmark, built in 1882 with the intention of utilizing part of the building as the home office of Patty Waszak Productions, Inc.
Created and produced The Patty Waszak Show to expand her entertainment
company and feature original music in a theatrical show presentation.
1986 to 1997
Self-employed entertainer/musician working at private parties, banquets,
corporate events, weddings, etc.
1983 to 1986
Entertainer performing as part of four piece show band.
Performed locally in the Chicagoland area and across America at Hyatt Hotels, a Playboy Club,
Casinos in Reno, NV, resorts in Wisconsin, etc.
1980 to 1983
Entertainer performing as vocalist and musician in a lounge band in and
around the Chicagoland area.
1970 to 1980
Musician, leader of a six piece band which performed for private parties,
- Bachelor of Music Degree / DePaul University
- Graduated Kelly High School / Chicago, IL
- Graduated Five Holy Martyrs Grade School