The Branson Regional Arts Council is excited to announce the cast list for our upcoming productions, Madagascar Jr. and Shakespear’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Congratulations to all who were selected.  Cast list subject to change if actors are unable to accept roles.

Madagascar Jr. Cast List

Alex – Carter Hendrickson

Marty –  Gianna Redding/ Jordan Kendrick

Gloria – Danielle Groff

Melman – Dakota Cooner

Mason the Monkey – Ryan Cardwell

Skipper – Jacob Foreman

Kowalski – Tobias Collins

Rico – Carlie Strong

Private –  Emrie Straka

Zookeeper Zelda– Izzy Hall

Zookeeper Zoe – Alexis Fischer

Zookeeper Zeke – Kevin Williams

Ship’s Captain – Micah Collins

 

Zoo Guests:

Lee Brown

Ruthana Collins

Cadence Kleeman

Electra Arndt

Charis Myers

Joel Frost

TBA……

 

New Yorkers:

Candy Hammernose – Lucy Riley

Camera Woman  – Katie Sundahl

Police Officer #1 – Korey Brown

Police Officer #2 – Morgan Brown

Animal Control Officers –  Anna Cardwell, Sabrina Kulis

Newspaper Man  – Jacob Deeter

Old Lady – Molly McNeil

Passerby – Hallie Horn

TBA………

 

Lionesses:

Lead Lioness – Bo McHenry                  Olivia Fennell

Ashley Williams                                         Lauren Rantz

Anna Foreman                                            Gemma Redding

Audrey Echols                                            Jordan Kendrick

 

Lemurs:

King Julien – Abigail Sundahl

Maurice – Jacob Deter

Mort – Hallie Groff

Lynn Lemur – Macy Martin

Lee Lemur – Austin Cardwell

Lew Lemur – Morgan Brown

Lars Lemur – Paige Stanford

Lee Brown

Ruthana Collins

Cadence Kleeman

Electra Arndt

Charis Myers

Joel Frost

TBA……

 

Foosa:

Head Foosa – Derek Brown

TBA………. 

Congratulations to all cast members!!!

We are very excited to have such a great group of students. Please note, the directors will be casting students in multiple (TBA) roles as we begin the rehearsal process.

 

 

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Production Cast 

Bo McHenry                        Derek Brown

Lucie Riley                          Morgan Brown

Audrey Echols                    Olivia Fennell

Abigail Sudahl                    Jordan Kendrick

Anna Foreman                    Danielle Groff

Jacob Foreman                   Carter Hendrickson

Gianna Reding                    Jacob Deeter

Gemma Reding                   Carlie Strong

Austin Cardwell                 Dakota Cooner

 

 

 

 

An important reminder for Taney and Stone County area youth, ages 8-18… You’ve Got To Move It, Move It!

Branson Regional Arts Council auditions for Youth Troupe and Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. are this coming Saturday and Sunday!

Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

As a member of the theatre “Youth Troupe,” area youth will also have the opportunity to audition for our Shakespeare Theatre Group (ages 11 and up) and MidSummer Night’s Dream.  Performers will be part of the productions and receive professional instruction in workshops designed to build artistic skills in musical theatre, voice, dance, and acting.

Come prepared to sing a one minute Broadway or Disney style song.

Audition Times & Locations

Saturday, April 29th – 10am to 12pm noon
Branson Community Center, 201 Compton Drive, Branson, MO 65616
-or-
Sunday, April 30th – 2pm to 4pm
Forsyth Performing Arts Center, Forsyth High School

Audition Information & Cost

Who: Students ages 8 to 18 years old
Tuition: $50.00 for the entire Summer Program (May 23-June 25)
Scholarships Available (call us for information)

Full Audition & Rehearsal Schedule Available Here

Production Dates

Performance Dates: June 18, 23, 24 and 25 

 Click Here To Download the Entire Troupe Audition & Rehearsal Schedule

 

The Branson Regional Arts Council proudly announces auditions for Youth Troupe and Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR.

Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

As a member of the theatre “Youth Troupe,” area youth will also have the opportunity to audition for our Shakespeare Theatre Group (ages 11 and up) and MidSummer Night’s Dream.  Performers will be part of the productions and receive professional instruction in workshops designed to build artistic skills in musical theatre, voice, dance, and acting.

Come prepared to sing a one minute Broadway or Disney style song.

Audition Times & Locations

Saturday, April 29th – 10am to 12pm noon
Branson Community Center, 201 Compton Drive, Branson, MO 65616
-or-
Sunday, April 30th – 2pm to 4pm
Forsyth Performing Arts Center, Forsyth High School

Audition Information & Cost

Who: Students ages 8 to 18 years old
Tuition: $50.00 for the entire Summer Program (May 23-June 25)
Scholarships Available (call us for information)

Full Audition & Rehearsal Schedule Available Here

Production Dates

Public Performance Dates: June 23, 24 and 25 

 Click Here To Download the Entire Troupe Audition & Rehearsal Schedule

 

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Branson Regional Arts Council – 2017 Youth Troupe Audition & Rehearsal Schedule

Auditions Saturday April 29th 10 am- noon (Branson Community Center)

Auditions Sunday April 30th 2-4pm (Forsyth Performing Arts Center)

Madagascar/Shakespeare Troupe Rehearsal Schedule

Location: Forsyth Performing Arts Center

  • Tuesday May 23: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Wednesday May 24: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Thursday May 25: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Friday May 26: 3:00 -6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Tuesday May 30: 3:00- 6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Wednesday May 31: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Thursday June 1: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Friday June 2: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Monday June 5: 3:00 -6:00  (Shakespeare Troupe) Rehearsal
  • Tuesday June 6: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Wednesday June 7: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr.  Rehearsal
  • Thursday June 8: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Friday June 9: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Monday June 12: 3:00-6:00 (Shakespeare Troupe) Rehearsal
  • Tuesday June 13: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Wednesday June 14: 3:00-7:00 (Headshots will be from 6:00 to 7:00 pm) Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman and King Julian at 2:00 for Make up.
  • Thursday June 15: 3:00-7:00 Madagascar Jr. Dress Rehearsal and Tech with lighting
  • Friday June 16:3:00-7:00  Madagascar Jr. Dress Rehearsal and Tech with lighting
  • Monday June 19: 3:00-6:00 (Shakespeare Troupe) Rehearsal
  • Tuesday June 20 3:00-8:00  Madagascar Jr. Dress Rehearsal and Tech
  • Wednesday June 21 3:00-8:00  Madagascar Jr. Final Dress Rehearsal
  • Thursday June 22: Madagascar Jr. School Performance 1:00 pm Call Time 11:30 am  Brush up Rehearsal 2:30-5:00
  • Friday June 23  Madagascar Jr. Show at 7:00 pm  Call Time 4:30
  • Saturday June 24 Madagascar Jr. Show at 7:00 pm Call Time 4:30
  • Sunday June 25  Madagascar Jr. Show at 2:00 pm Call Time 12:00

Shakespeare Rehearsals & Performance Schedule

  • Monday June 5th    3:00-6:00 Shakespeare Rehearsal
  • Monday June 19th 3:00-6:00 Shakespeare Rehearsal
  • Monday July 17th Shakespeare Rehearsal  (Hollister park) Time TBA
  • Monday July 24th Shakespeare Rehearsal (Hollister park) Time TBA
  • Sunday July 30 Shakespeare Show 7 :00 pm  Call time 5:30 (Hollister Park)
  • Monday July 31 Shakespeare Show  7 :00 pm  Call Time 5:30 (Hollister park)
  • Sunday August 6th Shakespeare Show 7:00pm Call Time 5:30 pm (Hollister Park)
  • Monday August 7th Shakespeare Show  7 :00 pm Call Time 5:30  (Hollister park)

On January 31st, 2017 the Branson Arts Council proudly presented the annual Young People’s Concert at the Hughes Brothers Theater in Branson, Missouri.

Under the direction of Music Director, Kyle Wiley Pickett, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra entertained and educated over 500 young students from across the Ozark Mountain area.

The students traveled to Branson to listen to live symphonic music and to gain valuable exposure to the elements of musical styles and eras. Area schools in attendance included, Taneyville, Dora Elementary, Shell Knob, Hurley, Hollister, Branson, Galena and Harrison AR.

Both school groups and home schoolers were treated to a musical journey lead by a young explorer, who introduced each of the musical selections.

The music was interspersed with entertaining facts about each composition. Musical instrumentation were explained, as were differences in musical styles.

The program was provided by the Branson Arts Council in cooperation with the Hughes Brothers Theatre.

See more pictures of this event on the Branson Arts Council Facebook Page, and while you’re there… please LIKE us!

We are proud to announce auditions for the Branson Arts Council Youth Troupe & Yes, Virginia the Musical.  As a member of the theatre youth troupe you will meet each Tuesday beginning September 6th through December 11th from 4:00 to 6:00.  You will be part of the production of Yes, Virginia the Musical and receive instruction in workshops designed to build artistic skills in musical theatre, voice, dance, & acting.  Come prepared to sing a one minute Broadway or Disney style song.

Audition Location:
Branson Community Center
201 Compton Drive

Audition Time:
September 6, 2016 4:00-6:00 pm
 
Who Can Audition and Cost:
Students ages 8 to 18 years old
$75.00 for the semester September 6th-December 11th.
Payment plan & Scholarships Available

Production Dates:
December 9, 10, & 11th

For more information:
Bransonartscouncil.com
417-336-4255/417-546-0095

The Branson Arts Council (BAC) Educational Youth Performing Arts Camp and Youth Troupe
Ages: 6-18
Audition Dates: May 5th and May 6th 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the Branson Community Center  201 Compton Drive
Please be prepared to sing a one minute musical theatre song.  Optional: 30 second to 1 minute monologue.
CD player and digital speaker will be provided to play background music off of iphones, ipads.
Performances will be June 18th at 2 pm and 7 pm and June 19th at 2 pm at the Historic Owen Theatre, downtown Branson
Theatre Camp will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 pm with the following schedule
Week of May 23 Monday through Friday 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Week of May 31: Tuesday through Friday 1:00 to 4:00 pm. No camp on Monday May 31 Memorial Day
Week of June 6: Monday though Thursday 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  No camp on Friday June 10
Production (Tech) week: June 12-17th production rehearsals to be announced with some evening rehearsals
Dress Rehearsal: June 17th at 7:00 pm
Performance Dates: June 18th at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and June 19th at 2:00 pm
Cost: $55.00 per student      $50.00 per student for BAC members
For questions regarding this audition please contact Kimberly Hale (417) 546-0095   Kimberly.hale@hotmail.com

New this year, is the BAC Youth Theatre Troupe.  The purpose is to expand into a year round program with initial training during three weeks of camp in the summer.  Music Man Jr. will be performed in conjunction with the Art Walk at the Historic Owen Theatre on June 18th and 19th.  Then continue in the fall with projected performances in the fall and/or Christmas season.

Target Population:  30 children ages 6-18.

Auditions will be held May 5th and 6th , 5:30pm to 8:00 pm at the Branson Community Center, 201 Compton Drive.

Theatre Camp will be held 1-4pm for the weeks of May 23, 31st and June 6th.   Camp will be at the Branson Community Center, 201 Compton Drive, Branson.

Performances will be June 18th , 2pm and 7pm, and June 19th, 2 pm at the Historic Owen Theatre, downtown Branson.

Cost is $55 for non-members and $50 for BAC members.

Email bransonartscouncil@yahoo.com for more information and registrations.

photoHey kids!  Want to make pottery? These pottery making classes are a half day experience-  You should sign up for only ONE.  You will make at least on item on the potter’s wheel and one item by hand.

June 11   10 AM session is for 7-12 year olds   1 PM Session is for 13 and above.

June 25, 10 AM and 1PM sessions are for the 7-12 yr. olds.

Location is the Mitch Yung’s ceramic studio,141 Sunset Drive, Hollister

Cost is $20 for BAC members and $25 for the public. Price break for multiple siblings.

Information sheet and registrations are available –email bransonartscouncil@yahoo.com and ask for them.  Deadline for registrations is June 3rd.  .

 

 

 

 

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Branson Arts Council is proud to present an Australian Kaleidoscope to Buchanan and Cedar Ridge Elementary Schools in Branson, MO.

CULTURE MATTERS! Cultural Kaleidoscopes presentations expose students to other cultures in ways that create lasting impressions and understandings.  The world our students are entering is interconnected and diverse.

“Out of the Dreamtime” – From the only continent that is also a country comes “Australian Kaleidoscope” with Martin and Nellie Beggs from Sydney, New South Wales. The Program willl introduce students to both the young nation of Australia that was federated in 1901 and the ancient land of the indigenous aboriginal people who have lived there for at least 40,000 years.

Martin and Nellie will intertwine songs and stories with a multi-media presentation to give a look at the “Land Down Under” through the eyes of the original aboriginal inhabitants, the convicts sent to the “colony of New South Wales” and the very first European settlers who arrived in the 1700’s. These early explorers, farmers, shearers, cattlemen and miners brought their pioneering vigor to this fascinating land of the kangaroo, platypus and emu.

Cedar Ridge Elementary—Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Buchanan Elementary—Thursday, April 14, 2016

http://www.culturalkaleidoscope.org/?q=australian-kaleidoscope

Branson Arts Council presents: 

ANIME AUGUST

8/14/2015 and 8/15/2015

Join us at the Historic Owen Theatre (205 South Commercial St, Branson, MO) for a celebration of the magic and artistic vision of acclaimed Japanese animator/writer/director Hayao Miyazaki. We will be showing 3 of Miyazaki’s wonderful films over one weekend. Do not miss out on the rare opportunity to see the anime art form on the big screen in Branson, MO.

 

Whisper of the Heart
August 14th @ 7:00PM
Cost: $4.00 for kids under 18, $6.00 for adults
Rated G

From the creators of the Academy Award(R)-winning SPIRITED AWAY (Best Animated Feature Film, 2002) comes a tale based on the screenplay from the legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki. During summer vacation, a schoolgirl named Shizuku, who longs to discover her true talents, observes an ordinary-looking cat riding by himself on the train. Intrigued, she decides to follow him. This chance encounter leads her to the mysterious Seiji, a boy who is determined to follow his dreams, and The Baron, a magical cat figurine who helps her listen to the whispers in her heart. Soon, Shizuku’s exciting adventures carry her far beyond the boundaries of her imagination. Featuring extraordinary storytelling, enchanting animation, and an all-star voice cast, this movie will inspire dreams and warm hearts of all ages. ~~(c) 1995 Aoi Hiiragi/Shueisha Nibariki GNH

 

My Neighbor Tortoro

August 15th @ 1:00PM
Cost: $4.00 for kids 18 and under, $6.00 for adults
Rated G

Visionary and Academy Award(R)-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (2002, Best Animated Feature, SPIRITED AWAY) has created a heartwarming, music-filled and wonderful world in MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, a delightfully animated family adventure. Follow the adventures of Satsuki and her four-year-old sister Mei when they move into a new home in the countryside. To their delight, they discover that their new neighbor is a mysterious forest spirit called Totoro — who can be seen only through the eyes of a child. Totoro introduces them to extraordinary characters — including a cat that doubles as a bus! — and takes them on an incredible journey.

 

Princess Mononoke 

August 15th @ 7:00PM
Cost: $4.00 for kids 18 and under, $6.00 for adults
Rated PG-13 (some violence)

Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, and Billy Bob Thornton head a cast of hot Hollywood stars who lend their talents to this exquisitely animated, overwhelmingly acclaimed adventure epic! Inflicted with a deadly curse, a young warrior named Ashitaka sets out for the forests of the west in search of the cure that will save his life. Once there, he becomes inextricably entangled in a bitter battle that matches Lady Eboshi and a proud clan of humans against the forest’s animal gods…who are led by the brave Princess Mononoke, a young woman raised by wolves! Also starring Gillian Anderson and Jada Pinkett Smith, this monumental struggle between man and nature will have you transfixed with amazement as stunning artistry blends with epic storytelling to create a uniquely entertaining motion picture!

August Anime After Party and Social Gathering:

August 15th @ 9:15 PM

RockBottom Studios
112 East Atlantic Street
Branson, MO 65616
Walk or drive over to RockBottom Studios after the Anime August showing of Princess Mononoke for an after party and film discussion. Please bring a drink and appetizer of your choice to share with everyone. This is an excellent chance to meet other artists and anime appreciators in a relaxed and creative setting. 
Join us for the FUN!
The BAC Artists’ Link is a group of local visual artists that meet every other month to network, socialize and share ideas. All artists and art enthusiasts are welcome to attend.