“Greater Tuna” – Longest Running Play in Paramount History

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Greater Tuna starring Joe Sears and Jaston Williams

October, 1983 – Paramount Theatre





100th Anniversary Countdown Paramount Theatre Continued!


“Greater Tuna”, starring Joe Sears and Jaston Williams, first played the Paramount October, 1983. The two comedians, who conceived and invented the mythical town of Tuna, Texas also wrote the script, In addition to a Broadway run, the show performed at the Paramount innumerable times over the next 20 years or more. It can be said that they, along with others, truly saved the Paramount with their uproarious turn playing multiple characters and costume changes from men to women in the blink of an eye. “Greater Tuna” was the longest running and highest grossing play in the Paramount’s 100 year history. My favorite character is Dede Snavely who runs the local gun shop. “If we can’t kill it, it’s immortal”!!!


We love you Joe and Jaston. Thanks for making us laugh until we cried!!



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