The Branson Regional Arts Council invites everyone, everywhere to enjoy a free online Cabaret Show featuring a wide variety of top talent.

As our community and nation begin to emerge from the devastating effects of the pandemic, the BRAC is excited to announce a special BRAC Cabaret Show designed to provide a breath of musical fresh air and positive enthusiasm to our area residents. The theme of the show is “A Celebration of Hope & New Beginnings” as conceived by Cabaret Director Jacob Deck

Miss Branson’s Outstanding Teen 2021 Megan Rodgers

The concert will be held live at the Historic Owen Theatre on Sunday, April 11th at 7pm. Families of the performers will be welcome to attend in person, but most of the audience will be watching the live simulcast video stream.

“Donations are welcome, but we are offering folks an opportunity to enjoy this exciting show at no charge, live from the comfort and safety of their own home via live-stream video technology,” said BRAC Executive Director Jim Barber. “Any proceeds we do receive for this event will go directly towards our BRAC Youth Conservatory of the Arts fund providing educational opportunities for area youth in theatre, music, dance, and the visual arts,” he added.

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Cast of the Cabaret Show…

The BRAC Cabaret show will be hosted by Megan Rodgers, the recently crowned, Miss Branson’s Outstanding Teen 2021! Megan’s platform is to support and create awareness for the community arts, and she will also be performing during the event.

Other performers include: Ellie Faggion (Musical Theatre Vocalist), Molly Tennison (Aerial Hoop Acrobatics), Kristen Walker (Operatic Soprano), Madilyn Irvin (Concert Clarinetist), Cat McWhirter (Musical Theatre Vocalist), Delyla Uebel (Concert Pianist), Ava Belin (Lyrical Solo Dance) and a special performance by Staccato Show Choir under the direction of Jacob Estes.

 

The Branson Regional Arts Council announces open casting auditions for The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams on Sunday, April 18th beginning at 4:00pm at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson.

Auditioners are asked to please bring a 1 minute prepared monologue. Sides will be provided the same day as the audition. Final rehearsal Schedule will be determined by the director based on the selected cast availability.

Four public performances are scheduled for Thursday, June 3rd (7pm), Sunday, June 6th (2pm & 7pm) and Monday, June 7th (7pm). Reserved seat tickets are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the Historic Owen Theatre Box Office at 417-336-4255.

COVID-19 Precaution: Please wear a facial mask when entering the theatre according the the City of Branson mandate.  Once seated in the theatre, and while auditioning, masks may be removed. Please do not attend if you have a fever or are feeling ill.

The BRAC play production is under the direction of Justin Ables. There is no official rating and is recommended for all audiences.

The Glass Menagerie is a memory play, and its action is drawn from the memories of the narrator, Tom Wingfield. Tom is a character in the play, which is set in St. Louis in 1937. He is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura. Mr. Wingfield, Tom and Laura’s father, ran off years ago and, except for one postcard, has not been heard from since.

The cast of characters include:

Amanda Wingfield

Laura and Tom’s mother. A proud, vivacious woman, Amanda clings fervently to memories of a vanished, genteel past. She is simultaneously admirable, charming, pitiable, and laughable.

Laura Wingfield

Amanda’s daughter and Tom’s older sister. Laura has a bad leg, on which she has to wear a brace, and walks with a limp. Twenty-three years old and painfully shy, she has largely withdrawn from the outside world and devotes herself to old records and her collection of glass figurines.

Tom Wingfield

Amanda’s son and Laura’s younger brother. An aspiring poet, Tom works at a shoe warehouse to support the family. He is frustrated by the numbing routine of his job and escapes from it through movies, literature, and alcohol.

Jim O’Connor

An old acquaintance of Tom and Laura. Jim was a popular athlete in high school and is now a shipping clerk at the shoe warehouse in which Tom works. He is unwaveringly devoted to goals of professional achievement and ideals of personal success.

The Branson Regional Arts Council Board of Directors, wish to thank the many generous donors who contributed to the Give Ozarks: Rally For Recovery effort to help Restore The Historic Owen Theatre.

Approximately 150 non-profit organizations participated in the 12 hour online fundraising event sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Bass Pro Shops. Over 9,000 donations totalling $718,728 were received by all organizations combined.

$3,074 Raised For Restore The Historic Owen Theatre

The Branson Regional Arts Council is grateful to the many donors who contributed $3,374 to the Historic Owen Capital Campaign, which will eventually allow the Arts Council to pay-off the building and make needed repairs and renovations in order to preserve the legacy of Jim Owen and the Historic Owen Theatre.

Special thanks to the following donors who generously supported this Branson Regional Arts Council fundraising event (names from the Give Ozarks campaign site):

Community Bank of the Ozarks, Sue & Rich Spoley, Mark H Peper, Rick Uebel, Robin Jackson, Karen W Roof, RL Bartley, Josh Silvy, Dorr St.Clair, Jim Robertson, Jeanine (no last name), Gussie Mustain, Nathan and Darla Howe, Judy Rockenback, Jim Barber, Michelle Rodgers, Tammy Matney, David Dykeman, Cheryl R Campbell, Mary Adcock, Patti Berg, Madeline J Allin , Mac Hill, Cece Garceau, Howard Cavner, Marshall Howden, Ruth E Urich, Kimberly Hale , Meredith Mizell, Raeanne Presley, Dana Freeman, Roger & Susan Horsman, James Myers, Rod A Phillips, Bobby McTaggart, Melissa Rivera, August Gideon, Kristine Brown, MJ Szumowski, Ronnie L Mathes, Kelly Pratt, Loran Polson, Jim Harshberger , Jeannie Moeskau, Myron J Page, Jessica Luthardt, Katy Kohler, and Sally Richardson.

The Historic Owen Theatre was constructed in 1936 as Branson’s very first theatre, and is credited as the official place that started the live entertainment tradition that Branson is now famous for.  Lovingly referred to as “Your Community Theatre,” the Historic Owen is home to the Branson Regional Arts Council and their Conservatory of the Arts Education programs for youth as well as professional level community theatre and musicals for the community.

Anyone wishing to contribute additional tax-deductible donations for the Historic Owen Theatre or Branson Regional Arts Council will find more information by visiting the BRAC Donations and Membership page on this website.

The Rock Room Gallery inside the Historic Owen Theatre is excited to announce the following themed Rock Room Art Exhibitions during 2021, and invites interested artists to submit work to be included.

CALL FOR ARTISTS - SUBMIT HERE

All pieces submitted for display must be original works of art, and be available for sale to the public during the exhibition.

All selected artists must have an active BRAC Membership ($20 – individual membership/ $50 – family membership).


April 29 – May 2, 2021 (6 showings)
“Shakespeare Art & Comedy”
This exhibition coincides with the comedy play The Complete Works of William Shakespeare… abridged, and may include original paintings or photography that relate in some humorous manner to William Shakespeare, or simply a comedy work of art.

 


June 3 – 7, 2021 (4 showings)
“Reflections”
This exhibition coincides with the dramatic play The Glass Menagerie, and may include original paintings or photography that relate in some manner to reflective light, mirror imaging, fragile circumstances, etc.

 


July 12 – 30, 2021 (15 days)
“Off To Neverland”
This exhibition coincides with the BRAC Summer Youth Theatre Institute production of Peter Pan Jr., and may include original paintings or photography that relate in some manner to Peter Pan, lost boys, refusing to grow up, etc. While the actual musical will occur in Chad A Fuqua Memorial Park in Hollister July 15-18, this exhibition will be open to the public Mondays through Fridays, 1oam – 12pm (times may vary).


Aug 5 – 15, 2021 (8 showings)
“Island Dreams”
This exhibition coincides with the musical Mamma Mia!, and may include original paintings or photography that relate in some manner to life on an island, the Greek Islands, wedding day, etc.

 


Sept 9 – 19, 2021 (8 showings)
“STICK-IT! – A Post-It Note Art Show”
This exhibition coincides with the Dolly Parton comedy 9 To 5 The Musical, and will be open to amateurs and professional artists. This event will differ from most of the other exhibits as it will include interactive workshops and fundraising opportunities for both the Arts Council as well as the Artists. Watch for detailed information regarding this exhibition soon.


Oct 14 – 24, 2021 (8 showings)
“Paris Romance”
This exhibition coincides with the musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and may include original paintings or photography that relate in some manner to Paris, romance, Notre Dame Cathedral, Quasimodo, etc. We are NOT looking for recreations of the Disney animation characters.

 


December 2 – 12, 2021 (8 showings)
“A Few Of Our Favorite Things”
This exhibition coincides with the popular musical The Sound of Music, and may include original paintings or photography that relate in some way to Christmas, ornaments, or even Whiskers on Kittens!

As our community and nation begin to emerge from the devastating effects of the pandemic, the Branson Regional Arts Council is excited to announce a special BRAC Cabaret Show designed to provide a breath of musical fresh air and positive enthusiasm to our area residents.

Video audition submissions are now being accepted for performers who would like to appear in this fundraising event to be held live at the Historic Owen Theatre on Sunday, April 11th at 7pm.  The theme of the show is “A Celebration of Hope & New Beginnings” and the production is is under the direction of Jacob Deck.

Jacob Deck – Director

“Singers, musicians and variety acts are all encouraged to submit an audition video. We are looking for performances that would be considered sincere, inspiring or moving in order to relate to the theme of fostering hope and the opportunity for new beginnings. Nothing silly or campy for this event please!”
– Jacob Deck, Director

AUDITION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday, March 28th 11:59PM
Performers wishing to audition, have until Sunday evening, March 28th to submit a video of their intended performance.  All performance pieces should be under 5 mins in length, but multiple songs or routines may be submitted for consideration. Performers must provide their own music performance tracks, or live instrumentals.  There will not be a dedicated accompanist for this event.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION
Audition video links (YouTube, Google Drive, etc) or small attachment files (under 10 MB) should be emailed to bransonarts@gmail.com.  Please include your contact information (name, phone, email) along with your submission. This is a volunteer concert to benefit the work of the Branson Regional Arts Council. Final cast members will be selected from among the videos submitted based on how well their performance fits the theme.

EVENT TICKETS TO BE AVAILABLE SOON
Socially distanced reserved seat tickets for the BRAC Cabaret will be available online soon at BransonArts.org/tix for $10.00 per person.  The performance will also be live-streamed for those who wish to watch at home from anywhere in the country for the same price per streaming device. Proceeds for this BRAC Cabaret Concert will benefit the community arts programming of the Branson Regional Arts Council.

The Branson Regional Arts Council seeks your help in restoring an important treasure of the Ozarks of Missouri. The Historic Owen Theatre and the legacy of Jim Owen deserve to be preserved and celebrated for generations to come.

To assist in this task, the BRAC is participating in Give Ozarks Day: Rally for Recovery, an online day of giving event on Wednesday, March 24, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Along with more than 150 Ozarks area nonprofit agencies, the Branson Regional Arts Council is participating as part of our region’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are raising funds to combat the ongoing financial challenges we have experienced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and support our efforts to restore the Historic Owen Theatre. Anyone can help by making a secure donation anytime from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central on March 24th.”
– Jim Barber, BRAC Executive Director

DONATE HERE ON MARCH 24, 2021

This region-wide day of giving is presented by Bass Pro Shops and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

With the theme “Rally for Recovery,” this Give Ozarks event will offer nonprofits the opportunity to raise operating funds to help sustain their work after a year of fundraising cancellations, financial challenges and program disruptions, often coupled with an increased need for services during the pandemic.

For each donor to its project, the Branson Regional Arts Council will have a chance to win one of the $5,000 hourly prizes provided by event sponsors. The event is powered by CauseMomentum.org, the CFO’s crowdfunding platform.

Making a secure online donation is simple. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 24, donors can go to causemomentum.org/projects/restore-the-historic-owen-theatrehpc to complete a basic credit-card donation. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS.

Please mark March 24th on your calendars and follow BRAC’s Give Ozarks Day Facebook Event using the button link below to keep up to date on the Rally for Recovery and be alerted to live-stream video updates throughout the day.

GIVE OZARKS DAY FACEBOOK EVENT

This short video (below) explains why BRAC is working to preserve the Historic Owen Theatre for generations to come.

 

The Branson Regional Arts Council is pleased to announce the cast of the upcoming production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).

Abby Reeve (as Jess), Amber Gathright (as Adam) and Somer Dean (as Daniel) will star in this hilarious comedy play at the Historic Owen Theatre with five performances on Friday, April 30 (7pm), Sunday, May 2nd (2pm & 7pm), and Monday, May 3rd (2pm & 7pm). Several outstanding performers attended the auditions, but director Sean Neil Myers could only cast three roles for this production. He selected these three actresses for their amazing chemistry working together as a trio as well as their excellent comedic timing and delivery.

Socially distanced reserved seats are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix, and live-stream tickets will also be available at BransonArts.org/stream for those who wish to watch the performances from home. Please contact the box office at 417-336-4255 with any questions or ticketing needs.

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About the production…

PG-13 Rating: As there are some instances of bawdy and/or suggestive language or action, this show is best suited for most audiences ages 13 and up.

All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap players weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was London’s longest-running comedy.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the classic farce, two of its original writer/performers (Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield) thoroughly revised the show to bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed throughout the world. The cultural touchstone that is THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London’s longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. 

Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

The Branson Regional Arts Council announces open actor auditions for their upcoming comedy play, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged! This hilarious and fast-paced comedy will be directed by Sean Neil Myers and will be presented live onstage at the Historic Owen Theatre and also live-streamed via the Internet.

  • Audition Dates: Friday, March 5th and Saturday, March 6th, 2021 (you only need to attend one audition)
  • Audition Time: 6:30pm Central Standard Time
  • Audition Location: Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616

Audition Requirements…

Please prepare a short comedic monologue to present.  It can be from Shakespeare, but that is not required. We are auditioning both women and men for the three roles in this production. No specific age requirements, however, these roles are suited to adults or older teens.

Performance dates will be Friday, April 30 (7pm), Sunday, May 2nd (2pm & 7pm), and Monday, May 3rd (2pm & 7pm). Rehearsal schedule will be discussed at the auditions.

About the production…

All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap players in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was London’s longest-running comedy.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the classic farce, two of its original writer/performers (Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield) thoroughly revised the show to bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed throughout the world. The cultural touchstone that is THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London’s longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. 

Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

UPDATE: We were informed that all volunteer positions for this event have been filled. Thanks to all who applied.

This is a casting notice of sorts for area makeup artists and actors of all ages. 

Imagine if you were cast as an extra on a new blockbuster film. Your big scene includes a major plane crash. Now imagine that that scene actually takes place in your own backyard at the Branson Airport. Well, this isn’t a Hollywood film, but it is a very important emergency drill that could potentially save lives in the event of an actual plane crash emergency.

The Branson Airport is seeking 100 volunteers to play the role of “victims” in a simulated large aircraft crash. The full-scale emergency exercise is planned for April 17, 2021 from 7:30am until 1pm. Interested participants are asked to contact the Branson Regional Arts Council at edu@bransonarts.org right away to “book your flight” aboard this exciting and beneficial drill for the safety of our community. Please include your full name and contact information in your email request.

“This exercise will be a full deployment of all of the mutual aid, fire, ems in the area. We are especially in need of makeup artists and actors to participate. Makeup artists will assist in applying stage makeup and special effects to create realistic looking wounds on the actors.” – Jesse Fosnaugh, Deputy Director; Operations & Maintenance – Branson Airport

Please share this information with anyone you think might be interested in assisting! Thank you in advance for your participation in this safe, but exciting simulated emergency event.

Please let us know if you are interested right away so we can “reserve your seat”! 

With only three performances left, The Marvelous Wonderettes has proven to be a smash hit with audiences at the Historic Owen Theatre and also with those watching via live-stream at home.

Here are some of the many great comments we’ve received since this show opened:

“Loved the performance. Really enjoyed it. Great singing from all the girls. Will definitely be back to see more.” – Robin F

“Watched the Live Stream Last Night! Excellent Show and Very Talented Cast! Bravo!! Standing Ovation from Rockford IL! Excellent Performance.  They Sang their Hearts Out.” – Matt H

“We saw it and THOROUGHLY enjoyed it.  Those ladies could take that show on the road.  The humor was slapstick as intended, but the vocals were SERIOUS; seriously impressive!”  – Larry D

“Fun!!   Put this on your to do list.” – Mike P

“Awesome! We saw the Marvelous Wonderettes last week. So many great songs.” – Debbie D

“Super impressive!!  The livestream is fantastic!  The vocals, choreo, acting, lighting is superb!  Thoroughly enjoying the show!” – Kim H

“It is fabulous!!! The live streaming is a wonderful option for those off us who are homebound! You should all be so proud of what you’ve accomplished with this production!”  – Lisa M

“Holy Cow they are GREAT🎶👏 ” – Jeannie D

“Wonderful show.  Had a great time!” – Kathy B

“Saw this Friday night… Great Performance!” – Mike B

It’s not too late to see this outstanding comedy musical before the curtain closes.  In house, socially distanced seats can be reserved at BransonArts.org/tix and live-stream watch at home tickets can be purchased at BransonArts.org/stream.

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The Marvelous Wonderettes is a jukebox musical comedy by Roger Bean. This exciting musical has played off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre in New York, and is now playing at the Historic Owen Theatre in Branson from January 28 through February 14, 2021. The show, which features pop songs from the 1950s and 1960s as a vehicle to tell its story, pays homage to the high school Songleader squads of the 50s. When called upon to perform at their senior prom as a last minute replacement, Springfield High Songleaders Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy, rally together to entertain their classmates in four-part harmony.

The musical includes the songs “Lollipop”, “Dream Lover”, “Stupid Cupid”, “Lipstick on Your Collar”, “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me”, “It’s My Party”, and “It’s In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)” and over 25 more beloved tunes that audiences will love!

The season kick-off production at the Historic Owen Theatre is directed by Jacob Estes, and stars Tami Cooper (as Suzy Simpson), Mesa Mitchell (as Cindy Lou Huffington), Caitlin Secrest (as Betty Jean Reynolds), and Macy Watts (as Missy Miller). Swing actresses for the production are Liz Sambol and Seanna Bounds.

Production crew includes: Karie Dykeman, Kim Hale, Lisa Murphy (Producers), Justin Ables (Artistic Director), Delyla Uebel (Musical Advisor), Sean Neil Myers (Stage Manager), Caitlin Secrest (Vocal Captain), Lorie Best (Assistant Producer), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Design), Mac Hill (Technical and Sound Director), Jacob Estes (Choreography, Costume and Wigs), Corey Mitchell (Set Design), and Jim Barber (Marketing, BRAC Executive Director).

Did you know that YOU can be an Arts Advocate and make a difference in how the Arts impact business in Missouri?

The Branson Regional Arts Council is an active member of Missouri Citizens For The Arts (MCA), and we are inviting all of our great patrons, volunteers, and arts supporters to participate in Missouri Arts Advocacy Week is February 1-5, 2021.

The purpose of the event is to engage in important conversation with our State and local elected officials with one simple message… “SUPPORT THE ARTS IN MISSOURI”.

A vibrant creative economy is vital and benefits all Missourians – it is a key component to revitalizing the state’s economy.

Join us as we take our message directly to legislators via virtual meetings, coordinated conference calls, and organized print and social media campaigns. We’re getting creative and will use 2021 to establish and renew relationships with elected officials! Click here to sign up for email updates on the State of the Arts in Missouri!

Please share this message via social media using the graphics in this article and the hashtags #MOArtsAdvocacyWeek and #MO4Arts.

Missouri Arts Council Funding & Cultural Partners

In fiscal year 2020, Missouri’s Department of Revenue collected more than $30 million in new funds from the income tax on professional non-resident athletes and entertainers who work in Missouri. By statute, 60% of that is to be allocated to the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. The Non-resident Athletes & Entertainers Tax (A&E Tax) is a personal income tax on professional athletes and entertainers when they play or perform in Missouri. It is collected by the state and, by statute (Section 143.183 RSMo), a designated amount is to be distributed among five Cultural Partners: Missouri Arts Council Trust Fund (60%); Missouri State Library Networking Fund (10%); Missouri Humanities Council Trust Fund (10%); Missouri Public Broadcasting Corporation Special Fund (10%); and the Missouri Historic Preservation Revolving Fund (10%).

Missouri Fine Arts Academy

Missouri Citizens for the Arts requests that the Governor and Legislature support funding for the June 2022 Missouri Fine Arts Academy (MFAA) at $500,000. MFAA is a three-week residential program at Missouri State University for 150 rising high school juniors and seniors who are gifted in the arts. Arts Education in Missouri Schools Missouri Citizens for the Arts encourages the Missouri State Board of Education to support comprehensive fine arts instruction (dance, drama/theatre, music, and visual art) in elementary, middle and high schools.

Capital Improvement Projects

Missouri Citizens for the Arts supports state funding for capital improvement projects for visual and performing arts spaces in Missouri.

Arts Advocacy Week Schedule

January 25, 12:30pm: MCA Arts Advocacy Training! MCA will train arts advocates using video and other virtual tools. Your region may also be hosting an advocacy training! Find out more about these events on the Missouri Citizens for the Arts Facebook page!

Week of January 25: Use MCA’s Adopt-a-Legislator signup to select the Representative(s) and Senator(s) you’re able to contact; watch your email and MCA’s social media for the link to the online sign-up!

February 1-5: Schedule Virtual meetings and conference calls with your legislators.

Week of February 8: MCA will provide follow-up materials that will help you to stay in touch with your legislators about the importance of statewide support of the arts.

The Marvelous Wonderettes at the Historic Owen Theatre

The Marvelous Wonderettes at the Historic Owen Theatre

The Branson Regional Arts Council has selected a marvelous production to kick off their 2021 Season of musicals and plays at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson.

The Marvelous Wonderettes is a jukebox musical comedy by Roger Bean. This exciting musical has played off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre in New York, and is now playing at the Historic Owen Theatre in Branson from January 28 through February 14, 2021. The show, which features pop songs from the 1950s and 1960s as a vehicle to tell its story, pays homage to the high school Songleader squads of the 50s. When called upon to perform at their senior prom as a last minute replacement, Springfield High Songleaders Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy, rally together to entertain their classmates in four-part harmony.

The following performances will also be available to view via livestream from your home computer or smart device: Feb 6th (7pm), 7th (2pm), 11th (7pm), 12th (7pm), 13th (7pm), and 14th (2pm). Visit BransonArts.org/stream for streaming ticket information.

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The musical includes the songs “Lollipop”, “Dream Lover”, “Stupid Cupid”, “Lipstick on Your Collar”, “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me”, “It’s My Party”, and “It’s In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)” and over 25 more beloved tunes that audiences will love!

The season kick-off production at the Historic Owen Theatre is directed by Jacob Estes, and stars Tami Cooper (as Suzy Simpson), Mesa Mitchell (as Cindy Lou Huffington), Caitlin Secrest (as Betty Jean Reynolds), and Macy Watts (as Missy Miller). Swing actresses for the production are Liz Sambol and Seanna Bounds.

Production crew includes: Karie Dykeman, Kim Hale, Lisa Murphy (Producers), Justin Ables (Artistic Director), Delyla Uebel (Musical Advisor), Sean Neil Myers (Stage Manager), Caitlin Secrest (Vocal Captain), Lorie Best (Assistant Producer), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Design), Mac Hill (Technical and Sound Director), Jacob Estes (Choreography, Costume and Wigs), Corey Mitchell (Set Design), and Jim Barber (Marketing, BRAC Executive Director).

Per the City of Branson mandate, all patrons and staff must wear masks while inside the theatre, however patrons may remove their mask once seated. All theatre seats are socially distanced, so space is limited.  Advance tickets are highly recommended by calling the box office at 417-336-4255 or online at BransonArts.org/tix.

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After several date changes and adjustments due to the 2020 pandemic, the Arts Council is excited to announce their newly updated 2021 season schedule. [download 2021 schedule pdf]

  • The Marvelous Wonderettes (musical) Jan 28-Feb 14, 2021
  • BRAC Cabaret Show (musical) Mar 7, 2021
  • BRAC Cabaret Show (musical) Apr 11, 2021
  • The Complete Works of Williams Shakespeare – Abridged (comedy play) Apr 30 – May 3, 2021
  • The Glass Menagerie (dramatic play) June 3, 6 & 7, 2021
  • Peter Pan Jr. (Youth Troupe Musical – Chad A Fuqua Memorial Park, Hollister) July 15-18, 2021
  • Mamma Mia! (musical) Aug 5-15, 2021
  • 9 to 5 The Musical (musical) Sep 9-19, 2021
  • The Tempest – Shakespeare In The Park (Chad A Fuqua Memorial Park) Sep 26-27 & Oct 3-4, 2021
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (musical) Oct 14-24, 2021
  • The Sound of Music (musical) Dec 2-12, 2021