Modern Songwriting & Production with Prince Ivan

Saturday, September 5, 2020 9:00am-12:00pm
Historic Owen Theatre
$20 Registration Fee (benefits the Branson Regional Arts Council)

REGISTER FOR THE PRINCE IVAN WORKSHOP

Over the last couple of years, local songwriting and production duo, Prince Ivan, has traveled between Branson and LA to collaborate with writers, producers and engineers who have worked with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Lady Gaga to Justin Bieber. Along the way they have learned many of the secrets of commercial songwriting and production and now they are going to share them with you.

Aaron Space, Brydon Brett

The duo recently released a new album, “The Preface,” which earned them a spot (from a field of over 3000 bands) on the Springboard West Festival roster in San Diego, CA and their song, “Let Her Be Beautiful,” will be featured in an upcoming film release “The Never List.”

In this workshop presented by the Branson Regional Arts Council, they will take you behind the scenes and into the process of creating their album and share with you everything from song structure to toplining, beat making to recording and all of the elements that you’ll need to create high quality music for today’s competitive musical marketplace.

Whether you’re a beginner or a more seasoned writer or producer, you will benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience Prince Ivan will share with you in this three-hour workshop.

“We invite folks to bring their songs to the workshop (either to sing live or play an MP3 for us), as we will do some live feedback during the workshop. We can’t guarantee their song will get critiqued during the workshop, but we’ll have time to do that on 3-5 songs.” – Brydon Brett 

CLICK HERE to register to attend the workshop.

REGISTER FOR THE PRINCE IVAN WORKSHOP

About Prince Ivan

Prince Ivan is a songwriting, production and performing duo consisting of Brydon Brett and Aaron Space. The duo calls their musical output, SpectraPop— a fresh fusion of styles from across the Top 40 spectrum designed to break down cultural and musical boundary lines. From being a trio to being a duo, to seeking a record deal and not getting it, and then almost quitting altogether, Prince Ivan has been through the fire over these last two years. Their first full length album, “The Preface,” (released on December 13, 2019) marks the completion of that phase of their story and the beginning of a new chapter in the Chronicles of Prince Ivan.

Live on stage, Prince Ivan is captivating and engaging—combining the energy and hype of a DJ dance party with the connection and intimacy of a singer-songwriter set. Their fully produced live concert can be experienced on tour at high schools, colleges, festivals and cities all across North America. For more information about Prince Ivan’s music, message and mission please visit www.princeivan.com.

The Branson Regional Arts Council Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to postpone the majority of their 2020 Season of Community Theatre productions at the Historic Owen Theatre until next year with the opening of The Sound of Music in mid-February 2021.

“This move to next season includes our popular 4-week Summer Youth Institute classes and production of Peter Pan Jr.,” said BRAC Executive Director Jim Barber. “The health of our students, patrons, actors, technicians, volunteers and staff is our primary concern,” he added. “We carefully monitor the recommendations by the CDC, our Governor, County and City of Branson and feel that we will not be at a point this summer where we can be assured it is safe for a large group of young students to gather inside an intimate performance facility such as ours.”

There are a few exceptions to the announced schedule change. The Odd Couple by Neil Simon, originally scheduled to open just as occupancy restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic went into effect, will be slated to run September 10-13, 2020. “This hilarious comedy play has been ready to go since March. Out of respect to our amazing cast and our dedicated director Jody Madaras, we would like to present this show as soon as possible, following any recommended social distancing and occupancy guidelines that are still in force,” said Barber.

Some BRAC Education Department Classes, Staccato Show Choir and Arts Workshops are expected to resume at the Historic Owen Theatre, or virtually online, early this Summer. September 5th’s Song Writing Workshop with Prince Ivan, and the outdoor Shakespeare in the Park collaboration with Forte Theatrical Productions remains on schedule for late September and early October at Chad Fuqua Memorial Park in Hollister, MO. Additional theatrical programming may be announced this Fall if conditions warrant.

Anticipated theatre production date changes for the 2021 season include: The Sound of Music (Feb 11-14, 18-21, 25-28), The Glass Menagerie (Apr 8, 11,12), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Abridged (Apr 30, May 2-3), Summer Youth Theatre Institute (May 17-21, 24-28, 31-June 2), Peter Pan Jr. (June 3-6), Mama Mia! (July 8-11, 15-18), 9 To 5 The Musical (Sep 9-12, 16-19), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Nov 4-7, 11-14), and a yet to be announced Family Show (Dec 3-4, 10-12).

With regard to the financial challenges for the organization due to this postponement, Barber adds, “This will be a difficult time, no doubt. As a 501(c)(3) organization, we must be fiscally responsible with our funds. We carefully budget each theatrical production we present, and the investment in nearly all of our community events has been substantial. If we were restricted in our ability to sell enough tickets to cover our licensing expenses, set construction and costume needs, we would risk taking a loss on those shows. Despite the fact that many businesses will soon be opening with restrictions, it is very apparent that permissible occupancy rates and public confidence to attend performance events in an small, well-attended theatre environment will take several months to occur.”

The Arts Council asks loyal patrons to please hold their current tickets for use on the new dates, and if they can’t attend, transfer them to another show or perhaps consider converting their ticket purchase into a fully deductible tax donation to the organization.

Other ways to support the BRAC during these next 9 months would be to renew or purchase an annual membership; “Buy-A-Seat” with a personalized nameplate; or make a general donation.

General check donations may also be mailed to BRAC, PO Box 2004, Branson, MO 65615.

All current ticket holders for upcoming events will be contacted over the coming weeks with updated information. Ticketed seat locations and day of week performances will remain the same, only the monthly dates will change.

To see the updated schedule for the 2020 and 2021 seasons, please visit BransonArts.org/tix.

We’re all in this together! Help keep local business here… for good! Buy a Shirt and support BRAC.

Show your support for the Branson Regional Arts Council and our community arts programs at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson buy ordering an awesome “On With The Show!” theatre logo t-shirt. For every shirt sold, $10 will be donated to the Arts Council by our friends at Greek Corner Screen Printing and Embroidery.

We thank them for including us in the “417 Here For Good Campaign” to raise awareness and funds to assist small business and organizations in the Springfield/Branson area to help with the financial losses suffered during the shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The shirts are available in sizes from small to 4XL, with white lettering against a beautiful cotton/polyester blend Heather Midnight Navy colored t-shirt.

The shirts can be ordered securely online for $20 (plus tax/shipping/handling). $10 from each sale of this shirt will benefit the Branson Regional Arts Council.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR HISTORIC OWEN THEATRE SHIRT

Over the next couple of weeks, active members of the Branson Regional Arts Council will be receiving updated BRAC Membership Cards in the mail. Please be on the lookout for our BRAC logo envelope containing your signed card and membership information.

NEW THIS YEAR… we are also sending all active members an official Popcorn Card which entitles the holder to receive up to 10 complimentary cups of popcorn or sodas at any of our upcoming theatre events through out the year at the Historic Owen Theatre! That’s a $30 value, and completely free with your $20 basic membership! If you upgrade to a $50 family membership, you’ll be receiving THREE Popcorn Cards (a $90 value)! WOW!!!

Can we count on your support?

We appreciate your support and concern during this very difficult time for our entire country.  Most non-profit organizations are experiencing incredible financial hardships due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, and it will be some time before our organization will be able to present our incredible theatre musicals and plays at the Historic Owen Theatre.  Those exciting community theatre productions are our primary funding source that allow us to operate our facility and pay our necessary monthly bills including rent, electricity, utilities, insurance, storage facilities, production licensing, sets and costumes, etc.

Our stage performances will return as soon as the threat of the virus has left our community, but until that time, we ask that you please consider providing some additional support now, by renewing your previous membership or becoming a new active Annual Member of the Branson Regional Arts Council.

BRAC memberships start at just $20/year and increase at various levels. Check out all of our options at BransonArts.org/membership or use the button below:

BRAC MEMBERSHIP

If you are already an active member but would like to contribute a 100% tax-deductible donation in support of the Branson Regional Arts Council, our BRAC Youth Education Fund, or our Historic Owen Theatre Capital Campaign Fund, please CLICK THIS LINK TO DONATE ONLINE now or use the button below:

TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TO BRAC

Rather donate by check?

If you would prefer to pay for your membership or general donation by check, please notate your preference in the memo area and mail to: BRAC, PO Box 2004, Branson, MO 65615

Thank you for your generous support! The Branson Arts Council, Inc. (dba Branson Regional Arts Council) is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.

 

 

Our top priority at the Branson Regional Arts Council will always be the health and safety of all patrons, volunteers, students, actors, staff and others involved in events being held at the Historic Owen Theatre.

In light of growing concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus, we are proactively preparing for the very real possibility of an outbreak in our area in the days to come. Therefore, we are postponing all events and classes at the Historic Owen Theatre until May 1st.

Affected events include: The Odd Couple (comedy play) – now rescheduled to May 14-17; Song Writing Workshop (with Prince Ivan) – now rescheduled to September 5th; The Hunchback of Notre Dame (musical) – now rescheduled to October 8-15th; The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (comedy play) – now rescheduled to Aug 6, 9, 10; and all Arts and Youth Education Classes.

Current ticket holders to theatre events will be notified of the date changes, and we will accommodate any necessary refunds that these postponements may present.

We have no plans to reschedule any of our other 2020 season productions, but we will continue to monitor the recommendations of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) response to and guidance about the coronavirus disease. BRAC will follow the guidance of the CDC, the State of Missouri, and the Taney County Health Department about managing events accordingly.

In the meantime, we have significantly increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of all public and backstage areas beyond our previous schedule, and have added additional alcohol-based sanitizer dispensers for public use in the lobby and restrooms. We invite patrons to make use of soap, paper towels and tissues available in our restrooms. We also request that our volunteers and staff refrain from hand shaking whenever possible.

After we resume our event schedules, we encourage any ticket holders who may be experiencing cold or flu symptoms, or reside with an obviously sick family member, to please stay home and contact our box office for ticket refunds or exchanges to a later date.

We will continue to monitor the progress of this virus threat, and if warranted, will take additional measures for the safety of our area residents, visitors and performers.

Thank you for your support and understanding as we all stand up against this virus and work together to shorten the length of this International crisis.

Get ready for big laughs as the Branson Regional Arts Council presents the hilarious comedy play The Odd Couple by Neil Simon at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson. Five performances are scheduled on May 14 (7pm), May 15 (7pm), May 16 (2pm & 7pm) and May 17 (2pm), with advance reserved seat tickets available now at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the box office at 417-336-4255. Ticket prices are $16.95 (Adults 18+) and $11.45 (Youth 4-17) with proceeds benefiting the work of the Arts Council on behalf of our community.

Note: As precaution against the COVID-19 threat, we rescheduled this performance from it’s original dates in March. We will continue to monitor the status of the virus, and may need to reschedule again for the safety of our guests, volunteers and performers. We have increased our sanitization standards to keep the entire theatre extra clean. We hope you enjoy this production and thank you for your support!

Director: Jody Madaras

Recommended for all audiences, this classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born!

The production is directed by Jody Madaras, star of the popular All Hands On Deck show at the Dutton Family Theatre, in cooperation with Assistant Director Sean Neil Myers, who was recently featured as the Cowardly Lion in BRAC’s musical The Wizard of Oz.

“American comedy, The Odd Couple, delivers biting zingers and the ingredients that laughs are made of.  Our BRAC production comes complete with a boat load of laughs, and a heart-warming ending that is sure to please!” – Jody Madaras, Director

 

Chance Havens plays the role of Oscar Madison along with Robert A. Montgomery as Felix Unger. Additional cast members include Cory Hensen as Murray, Deron Wolfe as Roy, Mark Peper as Vinnie, Dylan Pratt as Speed, J.C. Clinton and Abby Reeve as the vivacious Pigeon sisters.

The Odd Couple Supporting Cast (L-R): Dylan Pratt, Cory Hensen, J.C. Clinton, Abby Reeve, Deron Wolfe, Mark Peper

Producers Kim Hale, Lisa Murphy and Karie Dykeman are assisted by Justin Ables (Artistic Advisor), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Director), and Mac Hill (Set Design and Sound Technician), Marshall Meadows (Photography), and Jim Barber (BRAC Executive Director and Marketing).

As an added bonus, theatre patrons will be invited to visit the Rock Room Gallery inside the Historic Owen Theatre for the new “Cityscapes & New York Nights” exhibition featuring artwork from a variety of local area artists. All works displayed will be available for sale by the artists. Artists interested in placing a work in the exhibit are asked to contact the Arts Council at info@bransonarts.org.

The Branson Regional Arts Council is seeking area artists to display in the Rock Room Gallery at the Historic Owen Theatre as part of our next exhibition entitled “Cityscapes & New York Nights.”

The art exhibition will open concurrently with the upcoming comedy play The Odd Couple by Neil Simon with shows May 14 – 17th.

As the play takes place in New York City, the theme of this gallery showing will include anything that would relate to the Big Apple, city skylines, urban architecture, or even poker playing dogs and cigar smoking cats. Creative and imaginative works are encouraged for submission.

Approved artists must offer their works for sale on consignment with the Arts Council during the run of the display. Several paintings were sold to patrons during our previous “Art of Oz” exhibit in February.

Interested artists should contact the Branson Regional Arts Council and submit a photo sample of their work(s) to info@bransonarts.org.

Modern Songwriting & Production with Prince Ivan

Saturday, September 5, 2020 9:00am-12:00pm
Historic Owen Theatre
$20 Registration Fee (benefits the Branson Regional Arts Council)

REGISTER FOR THE PRINCE IVAN WORKSHOP

Over the last couple of years, local songwriting and production duo, Prince Ivan, has traveled between Branson and LA to collaborate with writers, producers and engineers who have worked with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Lady Gaga to Justin Bieber. Along the way they have learned many of the secrets of commercial songwriting and production and now they are going to share them with you.

Aaron Space, Brydon Brett

The duo recently released a new album, “The Preface,” which earned them a spot (from a field of over 3000 bands) on the Springboard West Festival roster in San Diego, CA and their song, “Let Her Be Beautiful,” will be featured in an upcoming film release “The Never List.”

In this workshop presented by the Branson Regional Arts Council, they will take you behind the scenes and into the process of creating their album and share with you everything from song structure to toplining, beat making to recording and all of the elements that you’ll need to create high quality music for today’s competitive musical marketplace.

Whether you’re a beginner or a more seasoned writer or producer, you will benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience Prince Ivan will share with you in this three-hour workshop.

“We invite folks to bring their songs to the workshop (either to sing live or play an MP3 for us), as we will do some live feedback during the workshop. We can’t guarantee their song will get critiqued during the workshop, but we’ll have time to do that on 3-5 songs.” – Brydon Brett 

CLICK HERE to register to attend the workshop.

REGISTER FOR THE PRINCE IVAN WORKSHOP

About Prince Ivan

Prince Ivan is a songwriting, production and performing duo consisting of Brydon Brett and Aaron Space. The duo calls their musical output, SpectraPop— a fresh fusion of styles from across the Top 40 spectrum designed to break down cultural and musical boundary lines. From being a trio to being a duo, to seeking a record deal and not getting it, and then almost quitting altogether, Prince Ivan has been through the fire over these last two years. Their first full length album, “The Preface,” (released on December 13, 2019) marks the completion of that phase of their story and the beginning of a new chapter in the Chronicles of Prince Ivan.

Live on stage, Prince Ivan is captivating and engaging—combining the energy and hype of a DJ dance party with the connection and intimacy of a singer-songwriter set. Their fully produced live concert can be experienced on tour at high schools, colleges, festivals and cities all across North America. For more information about Prince Ivan’s music, message and mission please visit www.princeivan.com.

Staccato Show Choir invites you to join us for a delicious Spaghetti Dinner with live entertainment at 417 Vibe (inside the Majestic Building), Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 6:00pm until 7:30pm.

This tasty fundraiser benefits the Branson Regional Arts Council’s Youth Education program to send Staccato to the FAME Regional Show Choir in Chicago!

Dinner & Entertainment Tickets:

  • Pre Event: Age 11+ ($15.00), Age 10 and under ($10.00)
  • At Door:  Age 11+ ($20.00), Age 10 and under ($15.00)

Advance discount tickets are on sale now! Click here for tickets!

REGISTER FOR THE SPAGHETTI DINNER

We thank our hosts, 417 Vibe owners Mike and Annette Albert, as well as all of our amazing patrons who support and attend this event.

The 417 Vibe is located inside The Majestic Building at 2849 Gretna Rd, Branson, MO.

For more info on booking your own event at the “Top of the Grand Staircase” in “Affordable Elegance,” Contact 417 Vibe at Events@the417vibe.com, online at www.the417vibe.com, or at (417) 316-2315.

NOTICE: We are sorry to report this event has been CANCELLED for 2020 due to the nationwide COVID-19 Quarantine. All registered artists will be refunded by the promoter, Outlaw Nation, very soon.

The Branson Regional Arts Council is proud to have partnered with Outlaw Nation (click here to listen live) to promote the Branson Music & Arts Festival to all of our talented area artisans.

Visual artists of all styles are encouraged to apply to be part of an incredible Artists Market where they can display and sell their works of art.  There is a $25 registration fee, and artists keep 100% of the proceeds from any art works they sell. Our artists will also receive booth electricity, and free food and beverage, including beer.

Bass Pro Shops, ExploreBranson.com, Bud Light and Outlaw Nation, the event producers, are estimating more than 70,000 suburban homeowners and art lovers may attend this first year celebration to be held on Father’s Day weekend, June 20 and June 21, 2020 at Bass Pro Shops’ spectacular Big Cedar Lodge on Table Rock Lake.

Held in America’s favorite and most beautiful tourist destination area, the Branson Music & Arts Festival promises to be an annual event that will excite tourists and locals alike for years to come. Come and enjoy live music, fine art displays, a classic car show, a custom motorcycle show, and dozens of fun attractions and highlights.

Check out the Taste of The Ozarks Food Garden, with delicious cuisine, and cold domestic and craft beers. National recording artists will be performing throughout the afternoon and evening on the main stage, as well as juried visual artists presenting the heritage and the culture of the Ozark Mountains and beyond. And best of all, admission is just $5, with children under 12 years admitted FREE! So, bring the whole family for a fantastic weekend of fun.

ATTRACTIONS
• National Recording Artists Concert Entertainment.
• More than 50 Professional Visual Artists.
• Big Contests and Giveaways
• Muscle Car & Truck Display.
• Custom Motorcycle Display.
• Camping & RV Display
• Classic Car Display.
• Interactive Farm Garden.
• Boat & Pontoon Display
• Food Truck Pavilion.
• Beer & Wine Garden.
• Youth Artist Showcase.
• 4-H Clubs Livestock Display.

CONCERT SCHEDULE
Outlaw Nation • Southern Rock, REAL Country Music
(Saturday, June 20, 2020)
• 1:00 PM TBA
• 3:00 PM TBA
• 5:00 PM TBA
• 7:00 PM TBA
(Sunday, June 21, 2020)
• 1:00 PM TBA
• 3:00 PM TBA
• 5:00 PM TBA
• 7:00 PM TBA

For more artist information please visit the Festival website at www.BransonArtsFestival.com

VISUAL ARTISTS
Come shop our incredible Artists Market, presenting the works of more than 50 talented visual artists. Featured art includes paintings, photography, sculpture, stained glass, and uniquely beautiful home made jewelry, crafts, candles, and gifts. You’re going to love the bargains that you’ll find!

If you are interested in being one of our visual artists at the show, please click this link to apply.

VENUE INFORMATION

Big Cedar Lodge Amphitheater in Ridgedale, MO

This stunning, rustic setting truly embraces the beauty of the great outdoors. With hand-hewn timbers and stone fireplaces, the clubhouse is a great indoor facility to pair with the beautiful stone patios for your special event. For large celebrations, concerts or expositions, the Thunder Ridge Arena at the Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy is your ideal venue. This natural amphitheater overlooks Table Rock Lake and the Ozark hills.

Note: You are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. But pets and coolers are prohibited.

BRANSON MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL HOME
http://www.BransonArtsFestival.com Presented by Outlaw Nation.

Wizard of Oz Musical… Fun For The Entire Family And Your Little Dog Too!

The Branson Regional Arts Council proudly presents The Wizard Of Oz, live on stage at the Historic Owen Theatre in Branson. Twelve performances run February 14th through March 1st.

Advanced reserved seat tickets are highly recommended and on sale at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the box office at 417-336-4255. Admission prices are $16.95 (Adults 18+) and $11.45 (Youth 4-17).

Celebrating it’s 81st year in 2020, The Wizard Of Oz has been entertaining audiences for generations. It’s the beloved tale of a Kansas farm girl name Dorothy, who travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home.

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage.

Directed and Choreographed by Jacob Deck, leading cast members include: Taylor Haverstick (Dorothy Gale), Michael Phillips (Hunk/Scarecrow), Carlos Morales (Hickory/Tin Woodsman), Sean Neil Myers (Zeke/Cowardly Lion), Jennifer Kersey (Elmira Gulch/Wicked Witch Of The West), Kerry Richardson (Professor Chester Marvel/Wizard Of Oz), and Jim Barber (Understudy Professor Chester Marvel/Wizard Of Oz).

“This musical has always held a very special place in my heart. I’ve been in love with this tale since before I could walk, and I would like to thank my amazing cast for bringing the story to life. Their hard work and dedication truly shows in their performance.”
Jacob Deck – Wizard of Oz Director

Other featured roles include: Rachael Jones (Glinda Good Witch Of The North), Mindy Law (Aunt Em), Mike Cooper (Uncle Henry), Carter Hendrickson (Munchkin Coroner), and Alex Harris (Munchkin Mayor).

Special recognition to Nileen Little of Camp Little Paws for training the furriest member of the cast, JoJo, who plays the role of Dorothy’s clever canine, Toto.

The rest of the talented ensemble of actors appearing in a variety of roles include: Megan Rogers, Brenna Bergeron, Joey Blackwood, Rachel Merrick, Tanner McGowan, Julie Brinkman, Sarah Southerland, Njeri Patric, Jordan Kendrick, Jake Musser, Sylvie Barbour, Hallie Groff, Ashley Rodgers, Sophie Douglas, Josslyn Silvy, Liam Sutherland, Lee Brown, Pace Gillman, Somer Dean and Dylan Pratt.

The production team include: Karie Dykeman, Kim Hale, and Lisa Murphy (Producers), Jacob Deck (Director/Choreographer/Set Design), Caitlin Secrest (Music Director), Jonathan Crum (Costume Design), Ashley Moore & Naomi Phillips (Wardrobe), Brenna Bergeron (Hair and Wig Design), Roz Slavik (Prop Master), Mac Hill (Technical Director and Sound Technician), Travis Douglas and Tom Snyder (Sound Engineers), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Design), Mike Groff, Art Hale, Julie Brinkman, Travis Douglas, and Njeri Patric (Set Construction), Marshall Meadows (Photography), and Jim Barber (Marketing and Design).

Exclusive Land Of Oz Party For Kids 4-18…

As an added bonus, the cast is also hosting two exclusive “Land Of Oz Parties” on Feb 22nd and 29th at 12pm noon. Tickets are $19.95 per child with all proceeds benefiting the Branson Regional Arts Council’s Youth Education Fund, which provides training, performance and scholarship opportunities for youth in our area.

The Land of Oz Party includes special party favors, treats, games, an official cast signed Wizard of Oz poster, and a meet and greet photo session with some of the stars of the show! Advance tickets are available at BransonArts.org/tix.

“This will be an exciting Oz themed pre-show party on Saturday mornings during our production of The Wizard Of Oz. It’s great fun for boys and girls kids age 4-18! Your kiddos will find their courage, grow their heart, and increase their brain power!”
– Jim Barber – BRAC Executive Director

Don’t miss this wonderful production and help kick off BRAC’s 3rd season of year-round, high quality community theatre in Branson.

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Charcoal Drawing Classes for Pet Lovers This March at Historic Owen Theatre!

Event: Pet Portraits – Charcoal Drawing Classes
Venue: Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S Commercial St, Branson, MO 65616 – Art Instruction Studio
Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm (Ages 13 +)
4 Week Class meets Tuesdays, March 10th thru 31st 6pm-7pm (Ages 13+)
Art Instructor: Jessica Lowe

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

This is a 4 week charcoal drawing class for teens and adults. Learn classic charcoal drawing techniques and create your own pet portrait with the guidance of a local artist, Jessica Lowe. Materials should be purchased prior to the first class. Come to experiment, have fun, and develop a new artistic skill!

$40 registration fee covers all instruction over the 4 weeks of classes. Click here to register, class size is limited!

NOTE: Students must provide their own materials (see list below). Materials may be purchased at most art supply stores such as Michael’s Craft Store, or via Amazon.com (Approx. $22 + shipping) at this link: https://bransonarts.org/charcoal.

Materials Required (Students Must Provide)

  • Strathmore Drawing 400 Series Toned Gray Sketch Pad, 5.5″x8.5″, 50 Sheets
  • MyLifeUNIT Paper Blending Stump and Tortillion for Student Sketch Drawing
  • General Pencil Charcoal Kit, 12-Piece

Jessica Lowe is a Missouri based artist. She works with a variety of media and creates artworks that focus on nature and portraiture. Jessica was born in Wichita, KS and moved to Missouri at the age of 10. At age 13 she began her formal training as an artist, working under local veteran artist Sam Hull for 2.5 years. Graduating from Branson High School, she went on to continue her education at Missouri State University, gaining her BSED in Fine Art in 2015. She taught High School Art for 4 years at Forsyth High School before deciding to pursue life as an artist-full-time. She is currently working as a free lance commissioned artist creating pieces for patrons, as well as developing her own work.