4,800 seat capacity
2,700 Vermont Ave, Griffith Park
The Doolittle Years - Pt 3 (1970 - 1975)
Madame Butterfly JUNE 24, 26 & 27The Temptations, Jackie Mom's Mabley JUNE 29 - JULY 5Burt Bacharach, The Carpenters JULY 6 - 12Andy Williams Osmond Grothers JULY 13 - 195th Dimension JULY 20 - 26Englebert Humperdinck JULY 27 - AUGUST 2Play of Daniel, Play of Herod AUGUST 4 - 9Tommy Roe, Billy Joe Royal, Joe South Linda Ronstadt AUGUST 17 - 22B. B. King, The Association AUGUST 28 & 29Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Stevie Wonder AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 6Jose Feliciano, Edwin Hawkins Singers SEPTEMBER 8 - 13
In 1971 James Doolittle, general director of the Greek Theater Assn. - made a effort to present a variety of musical styles to meet the wide music taste of the community including: rock, easy listening, jazz, soul, jazz-rock pop, country and so on. There was a big upswing of pop music at the Greek.
Puccini's Tosca JUNE 26, 29, JULY 1New Supremes, Eddie Kengricks JULY 2 - 4Burt Bacharach JULY 12 - 18Glen Campbell, Anne Murray, Jerry Reed JULY 19 - 25Blood, Sweat and Tears JULY 26 -AUGUST 1Engelbert Humperdinck AUGUST 2 - 8Dionne Warwick, David Steinberg AUGUST 9 - 15Pinocchio AUGUST 16 - 22Carol King AUGUST 19 - 21Neil Diamond, Odetta AUGUST 23 - 29Roberta Flack, Quincy Jones AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 5Elton John, Smokey Robinson & Miracles SEPTMEBER 6 - 12Liza Minnelli, Mac Davis SEPTEMBER 20 - 26Ike and Tina Turner, Jackie Moms Mabley SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 2
Johnny Mathis JUNE 26 - JULY 2Ukrainian Dance Company JULY 4 - 16Vienna State Opera Ballet JULY 17 & 18Barber of Seville JULY 20, 22 & 235th Dimension, Bill Withers JULY 24 - 30Tom Jones JULY 31 - AUGUST 6The Carpenters AUGUST 9- 15Neil Diamond, Everly Brothers AUGUST 18 - 27Chicago AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 3Henry Mancini, Sergio Mendes and Brasil '77 SEPTEMBER 4 - 10Englebert Humperdinck SEPTEMBER 11 - 17John Denver SEPTEMBER 21 - 24
In 1973 there was a new venue in town that lured away many of the performers who previously booked the Greek Theater. The new 5,200 seat Universal Studios Amphitheater opened in 1973. It immediately signed Bette Midler and many other popular acts. Universal was able to offer performers larger grosses and percentages than the Greek Theater could.
Not able to compete for pop act, the 1973 season at the Greek went back to its original policy of presenting more cultural light operas, ballet and plays.
No, No, Nanette JUNE 19 - 24San Francisco Balley Cinderella JULY 9 - 14Al Green, Harold Melvin & Blue Notes JULY 16 - 22Vikki Carr JULY 23 - 29Godspell JULY 31 - AUGUST 5Liza Minnelli AUGUST 22 - SEPTEMBER 2Joel Grey SEPTEMBER 10 - 16Man From the East SEPTEMBER 18 - 29
Harry Belafonte JULY 9 - 15Smother's Brothers, Olivia Newton-John JULY 25, 26 & 27O'Jays, Bobby Womack JULY 29 - AUGUST 4Barry White, Love Unlimited JULY 16 - 21As You Like It AUGUST 5 - 10New York City Ballet AUGUST 12 - 24The Righteous Brothers AUGUST 29 - SEPTEMBER 1
The Spinners, Minnie Riperton JUL 7 - 13San Francisco BalleT JULY 15 - 17Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons JULY 18 - 20Paul Anka AUGUST 6 - 12Quincy Jones AUGUST 11 - 17Madame Butterfly AUGUST 28 - 30Barber of Seville SEPTEMBER 4 - 6Barry White SEPTEMBER 11 - 14---------------------------