The Concept Unification Prototype stage is a stage format that was tested as a method of replacing The Rock-afire Explosion at 3-Stage locations with the Pizza Time Players, using a house theme for the stages. This stage was never installed in a ShowBiz Pizza Place restaurant.[1]

Rock-afire shows would ultimately be replaced, via Concept Unification, with Munch's Make Believe Band, which retained certain elements from The Rock-afire Explosion that the company considered desirable. These elements included Mitzi Mozzarella's appeal to young girls, Fatz Geronimo's strong center stage presence, and the "band" format.[1]


Concept Unification Prototype stage left

Stage Left

Concept Unification Prototype stage right

Stage Right, formerly Center Stage and Stage Right

Designed by Jul Kamen, the Concept Unification Prototype stage consolidated the three stages of The Rock-afire Explosion into two stages, consolidating center stage and stage right into a single stage. The stage was designed to appear like the interior of a house, which was similar to the "house" theme at existing Chuck E. Cheese stages such as the Rocker Stage and the C-Stage. Pasqually was on Stage Left, while Helen Henny, Chuck E. Cheese, and Jasper who were on Stage Right. Mr. Munch appears to be in the red barrel next to Pasqually . Also, his position in the show was one of the most unique in that three animatronics would allow him to travel around the two stages. [1]

Animatronic conversionEdit

In this stage design, the characters were placed on different animatronics than would later be done for Munch's Make Believe Band.[1]

Rock-afire character CEC or Rock-afire character
Looney Bird Mr. Munch
Billy Bob [Not Used]
Mitzi Mozzarella Chuck E. Cheese
Beach Bear Jasper T. Jowls
Fatz Geronimo Pasqually
Dook LaRue Helen Henny
Rolfe DeWolfe [Not used]
Earl Schmerle [Not Used]
Sun Mr. Munch
Moon Mr. Munch
Antioch Mr. Munch
Choo-Choo Mr. Munch