I came across that show whilst vacationing in FL on Christmas Day 1996 (when I still lived in NJ). Like many shows I have seen previous to that, it had a live band, with saxes and horns galore, in a pit, creating an aura similar to the numerous cruise ship shows you have seen. I only saw it once, before the articulated faces came into play, but it was great! The cast of characters was fantastic, as do the famed Kids of the Kingdom. It's a pity that it is supplanted by A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas, but I had great memories watching this!
I give it 10/10, for having a live band with horns!