Exciting Young Actors Workshop Begins November 6th

Branson Regional Arts Council presents Young Actors Theatre Movement Classes!

Join us this Fall for a new Theatre Movement Class for Young Actors ages 6-11 and 12-18.

All classes will be held on Mondays in November and December (see schedule), culminating in a fun, Christmas production on Thursday, December 14th at the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson.

These workshops are led by Justin and Kristen Ables from Forte Theatre Productions.  Justin recently directed Forte’s collaboration production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Branson Regional Arts Council. The talented couple also taught a Young Actors Shakespeare Workshop this past summer in conjunction with that Shakespeare in the Park event. They are excited to jump back into another unique Youth Acting Program with the Arts Council.

NOTE: CLASS SIZES ARE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 15 REGISTRANTS IN EACH CLASS

CLASS SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION INFORMATION

JUNIOR STUDENT MOVEMENT WORKSHOP (Ages 6-11)
TOTAL COST: $55 per student, or $50 for active BRAC Family Members

  • Nov 06, 2017 (Monday – 4pm to 5:30pm at First Presbyterian Church of Branson)
  • Nov 13, 2017 (Monday – 4pm to 5:30pm at First Presbyterian Church of Branson)
  • Nov 20, 2017 (Monday – 4pm to 5:30pm at First Presbyterian Church of Branson)
  • Nov 27, 2017 (Monday – 4pm to 5:30pm at First Presbyterian Church of Branson)
  • Dec 04, 2017 (Monday – 4pm to 5:30pm at the Historic Owen Theatre)
  • Dec 11, 2017 (Monday – 4pm to 5:30pm at the Historic Owen Theatre)
  • Dec 14, 2017 (Thursday – 7:30pm PERFORMANCE at the the Historic Owen Theatre)

Our Junior Young Actors will be exploring acting, movement, and folklore as we prepare our own special version of a classic Christmas tale. This workshop series is for ages 6-11.

Age 6-11 Workshop is SOLD OUT
(sorry, please watch for future workshops in 2018)


SENIOR STUDENT MOVEMENT WORKSHOP (Ages 12-18)
TOTAL COST: $55 per student, or $50 for active BRAC Family Members

  • Nov 06, 2017 (Monday – 6pm to 7:30pm at First Presbyterian Church of Branson)
  • Nov 13, 2017 (Monday – 6pm to 7:30pm at First Presbyterian Church of Branson)
  • Nov 20, 2017 (Monday – 6pm to 7:30pm at First Presbyterian Church of Branson)
  • Nov 27, 2017 (Monday – 6pm to 7:30pm at First Presbyterian Church of Branson)
  • Dec 04, 2017 (Monday – 6pm to 7:30pm at the Historic Owen Theatre)
  • Dec 11, 2017 (Monday – 6pm to 7:30pm at the Historic Owen Theatre)
  • Dec 14, 2017 (Thursday – 7:30pm PERFORMANCE at the Historic Owen Theatre)

Our Senior Young Actors will receive a crash course in the advanced movement training of Viewpoints by Anne Bogart. In this training our students will learn how to explore space, create stories through movement, and build an ensemble piece around what the holidays mean to them. This workshop series is for ages 12-18.

REGISTER HERE…


Young Actors Workshop (age 12-18)
Name of Student(s):



*each class size limited to 15 students max

Youth Troupe Auditions for Snowdeer Christmas Musical

‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE ACTING…

The Branson Regional Arts Council is excited to present a new Youth Troupe production of Randy Plummer’s SNOWDEER Christmas Story.  Community area youth ages 8 to 18 are invited to audition for this fun, fantasy filled Holiday Musical. 

This production also has ONE ADULT CHARACTER who can audition for the part of GRANDPA (Santa type Character).

Audition Date & Time: Sunday, Oct 15, 2017 – 2pm until 4pm
Place: First Presbyterian Church of Branson – Fellowship Hall – 420 W. Main St., Branson, MO 65616

Auditioners should be prepared to sing one, up tempo song (bring your own tracks on CD or MP3 Player, or sing a cappella, no piano available). BRAC will provide a sample script to read, and actors will participate in some fun audition exercises! No need to be nervous! This promises to be a fun experience for everyone who participates!

Parents, please accompany your child during the audition as they may not need to stay until 4pm.

REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES

Tentative rehearsal schedule is posted below. There will be two performances at the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson on Saturday, December 16, 2017 – 2pm & 7:30pm.

NO FEE TO AUDITION or PARTICIPATE

Most of our Youth Troupe Productions and Workshops require a registration fee to participate, however we will not be charging cast members of this production.  We do ask that all participating families have an active Branson Regional Arts Council Family Membership, available online here for $50/year. This helps support our mission to serve area youth, and provides your family with additional perks and discounts to upcoming events throughout the next year.

SNOWDEER PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

  • Oct 15 (Sun) – SNOWDEER AUDITIONS 2pm to 4pm (First Presbyterian)   
  • Oct 23 (Mon) – 5pm to 7:30pm (First Presbyterian)
  • Oct 27 (Fri) – 5pm to 7:30pm (First Presbyterian)
  • Oct 30 (Mon) – 5pm to 7:30pm (First Presbyterian)
  • Nov 03 (Fri) – 5pm to 7:30pm (First Presbyterian)
  • Nov 05 (Sun) – 5pm to 7:30pm (First Presbyterian)
  • Nov 10 (Fri) – 5pm to 7:30pm (First Presbyterian)
  • Nov 12 (Sun) – 5pm to 7:30pm (First Presbyterian)
  • Nov 17 (Fri) – 5pm to 7:30pm (First Presbyterian)
  • Dec 01 (Fri) – 6pm to 8:30pm (Historic Owen Theatre)
  • Dec 02 (Sat) – 9am to 3pm (Historic Owen Theatre)
  • Dec 08 (Fri) – 6pm to 8:30pm (Historic Owen Theatre)
  • Dec 09 (Sat) – 9am to 3pm (Historic Owen Theatre)
  • Dec 10 (Sun) – 1pm to 3pm (Historic Owen Theatre)
  • Dec 15 (Fri) – DRESS REHEARSAL 6pm to 8:30pm (Historic Owen Theatre)
  • Dec 16 (Sat) – PERFORMANCES 2pm & 7:30pm  (Historic Owen Theatre)

BRAC does not expect changes to this schedule, but all cast members will be notified of updates.

Branson Convention Center Art Gallery Announces Fall Opening

The Branson Regional Arts Council, is pleased to announce the Fall 2017 Opening of the Branson Convention Center Art Gallery featuring 13 acclaimed area artists. This all-new display features award winning artwork, ranging from oils and acrylics, to photography.

This free, community event is this Wednesday, September 27th  from 7pm – 8pm at the Branson Convention Center Art Gallery located on the second floor concourse of the venue at 200 South Sycamore, Branson, MO..

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artists and hear about their works and creative process. The Branson Regional Arts Council Board of Directors and staff will also be part of this fun premiere event. Refreshments including a cash bar will be available.

Convention Center General Manager Marc Mulherin is extremely happy with the response he has been receiving from the thousands of visitors and convention center guests, and city officials that pass through the art exhibit every week. Over 100,000 visitors passed through the exhibit area in the past year alone!

Each artist will display a variety of their work in the Concourse of the Branson convention center on a 14’x20′ wall panel. All works are for sale and will be replaced by the artist as they are sold, so it is advisable to visit the exhibition often during the exhibition which runs through December 31st.  Click here to view and purchase artwork online.

Featured Artists Include:

  • Mary Arneson
  • Raine Clotfelter
  • Galina Nikiforova Foulconer
  • Dan Frisch
  • Dee Giles
  • Marty Goodnight
  • Steve McGuire
  • Marshall & Brenda Meadows
  • Josh Mitchell
  • Alpha Morrow
  • Jane Parker
  • Thia Schuler
  • Jim Tindall

*online gallery pieces subject to change throughout the exhibit

Please make plans to attend with your family and friends.

Reception attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artists, hear about their works and be part of this exciting Fall Arts Event.