The Branson Regional Arts Council production of Annie is bringing Broadway style musicals back to the Branson Tri-Lakes area!

Lloyd Alexander-Holt, Zoe Allie & Bandit

Annie, the musical, is the premiere production for the Arts Council’s first season in the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson. Performances are March 8-11. 7pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 2pm, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Show: Annie
  • Place: Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616
  • Date/Time: March 8-11, 7pm (Thu-Fri-Sat) and 2pm (Sat-Sun)
  • Reserved seats are required and be purchased online at BransonArts.org/tix.
The Arts Council assumed operations of the Historic Owen Theatre on January 1st and, just three weeks later, officially merged with Tri-Lakes Community Theatre in an effort to preserve the 35 year history of the organization and to provide Branson’s only year-round venue devoted to community theatre, arts and education.
The Arts Council’s Theatre Advisory Committee oversees the selection of all plays and musicals throughout the performance season. Committee members include: Justin Ables, Kristen Ables, Tina Cool Anderson, Jean Cantwell, Kimberly Hale, Jim Barber, Lisa Murphy, Roz Slavik, Greg Slavik, Patty Slicer, Sue Head, Hayden Head, Darlene Graham, Michelle Inskeep, Delyla Uebel, and Rick Uebel.


Ozarks Live! hosts, Jeremy Rabe and Kelly Smith, interviewed BRAC Executive Director Jim Barber on their daily talk show on KOLR-10 in Springfield, Missouri.They discussed how Annie the musical was selected, as well as what is in store for the Historic Owen Theatre this season.


Leading cast members of Annie include: Zoe Allie
 (Annie), Bekah Williams
 (Secondary Annie), Kelsey Bradley
 (Miss Hanigan), Lloyd Ray Alexander-Holt
 (Oliver Warbucks), and Sarah Sutherland (Grace Farrell), and Bandit (Sandy).
The Orphans are played by: Sophie Douglas, Laurie Payne, Abby Sundahl, Brynleigh Hill, Jordan Kendrick, Sami Sutlcliffe, Bekah Williams, Aleah Oltjenbrun
, Alexis Fischer
 and Emrie Straka.
Featured actors include: Kyle Bradley, Michael Horn, Sean Myers, Jordan Alexander-Holt, Jim Barber, Alex Harris, Noah Beyer, Kristen Dasto, Sarah Williams, Melissa Rivera, Dani Groff, Brenna Kellem, Haley Bertrand, Jonah Conque and Bradie Conque.
The production team includes; Producers: Kim Hale and Lisa Murphy, Assistant Producer: Roz Slavik, Co-Director & Set Design: Jacob Estes, Co-Director & Vocal Director: Lloyd Alexander-Holt, Marketing: Jim Barber and Hayden Head, Choreographer: Jordan Alexander-Holt, Dance Captain: Kristen Dasto, Piano Accompanists: Dee Uebel and Ruth Abbott, Audio Technicians: Rick Uebel and Steve Stewart, Lighting Technicians: Pamela Meadows and Brian HissinkStage Manager: Lori Best, Set Muralist: Larry Waggoner, Set Construction: Louis Allem, Mike Groff, Dave Yeager, Lori Best, Jacob Estes, Nick Batey, Kristen Dasto, Art Hale, KJ Soyland, Michelle Inskeep, and Lex Pearson.


Ozarks Live! host, Jeremy Rabe interviewed the stars of the show, Zoe Allie (Annie), Lloyd Alexander-Holt (Oliver Warbucks) and Bandit from Camp Little Paws (Sandy).  Warbucks and Annie then shared an uplifting song accompanied by Dee Uebel on keyboard.


Annie at the Historic Owen Theatre is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
The Branson Regional Arts Council receives some financial assistance from the Missouri Arts Council, as well as individual and business membership support. Anyone interested in sponsorship are asked to visit BransonArts.org/membership.

Have you ever wondered how ventriloquists like Darci Lynn (America’s Got Talent) and Jeff Dunham (Comedy Central) are able to “throw their voices” and make their puppets talk clearly without moving their lips? Well here is your chance to participate in a fun and educational ventriloquism workshop at the Historic Owen Theatre in Branson, Missouri.

Professional ventriloquist Jim Barber has agreed to personally teach this course as a fundraiser benefiting the Branson Regional Arts Council.

The workshop will be held over 3 Saturdays in March 2018, for a total of 9 hours of intensive education and technical training.

  • COST: $149 (per person, includes all 3 sessions)
  • DATE: Saturdays, March 17, 24, 31
  • TIME: 9am – 12pm (3 hours each session)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Jim will not only share his personal vocal techniques that he developed over his successful 40 year career, but he will also include an intensive overview of the official Maher Ventrilquist Studios Course of Ventriloquism, which has launched the careers of thousands of ventriloquists around the world since 1934.

Inclusion of this course is made possible by professional ventriloquist Tom Crowl, who owns and operates the famous Maher Studios.

KIDS OF ALL AGES… GREAT GIFT FOR YOUR CHILD, GRANDCHILD, OR YOURSELF!

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Jim Barber’s unique blend of comedy, ventriloquism, and vocal music have taken him around the world as a featured entertainer for International corporate events, major cruise lines, and as host of USO shows for our military families stationed across the United States and in the Mediterranean.  Based in Branson, Missouri, Jim is now the Executive Director of the Arts Council and will be appearing in his own show at the Shepherd of the Hills Attraction in a remodeled, indoor theatre this summer. Throughout his career, Jim has shared stage and toured with many celebrities including Glen Campbell, The Osmonds, Tony Orlando, The Bellamy Brothers, Jim Stafford, Eddy Rabbitt, Yakov Smirnoff and many others. His unique act has been featured on many national television shows including the Late Show with David Letterman. Jim also serves as an advisor for Vent Haven Museum in Ft. Mitchell, KY. Vent Haven is the world’s largest museum dedicated to the art of ventriloquism.

The Branson Regional Arts Council is excited to announce a new Musical Theatre Workshop Class that begins this weekend (Feb 10, 2018)

This Young Actors Workshop is taught by Branson based actor and director Jacob Estes. The workshop will be held over a four week period, with classes on Saturday mornings from 10am until 12pm at the Historic Owen Theatre in Branson, Missouri.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP

This class is designed for students ages 12-18. Students close to that age range will be considered at the discretion of the director.

In this class, students will explore the various components required to become a musical theatre performer. Students will train in various areas of Musical Theatre including singing, dancing, and acting through a variety of games, lessons, and intensive style workshops. In addition, the students will get a one-on-one audition workshop and feedback with the director! This class will prepare young actors with a secure feeling to take to the stage!

Jacob has traveled America performing and directing in various theatres throughout his professional career. Some of his favorite credits include Next to Normal (Dan), Les Miserables (Javert), Peter Pan (Captain Hook), Beauty and the Beast (Gaston) and Young Frankenstein (The Monster).

Currently, Jacob can be found directing and choreographing The Little Mermaid for Forsyth High school and Co-Directing Annie for The Branson Regional Arts Council at the Historic Owen Theatre.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP

Paul Haygood brings his imaginative Storytelling Workshop and Performance to the Historic Owen Theatre this Saturday, February 10, 2018. (UPDATE: This event is postponed due to bad weather, rescheduled date TBA)

BRAC Executive Director Jim Barber welcomes Paul Haygood

Storytelling is one of the earliest artforms, stimulating the creative imagination and building a sense of community between the teller and listeners. It fosters an appreciation for one’s own culture and history, while at the same time, allowing us to learn about other peoples and places.

Paul Haygood is a master storyteller. His stories are well-researched and engaging.” – Joshua Heston, StateOfTheOzarks

Each of us has a story in the making, and the 2pm afternoon workshop will help your own stories come to life. Participants will have fun learning story preparation, picture thinking, and the difference between acting and storytelling. Finding the raw material of a story, listening as a skill, dramatic facial expression and body language will also be included. 

The 7pm evening concert performance will include a variety of engaging stories, skillfully presented by Mr. Haygood. These may include: “The Water of Life,” from Grimm’s Fairy Tales; “Iduna and the Golden Apples,” from the Norse tradition (Thor, Loki, etc); and “The Boatman and the Bear,” improbable adventures with a paddle-wheeler, a bear and a catfish, on a flatboat between St. Louis and New Orleans.

Paul Haygood was born and raised in the nature and story-rich Islands of Hawaii, and has shared his stories around the world, from New Zealand to New York. He is related to the famous Haygood family of entertainers, so you know that he is a creative performer at heart.

We are thrilled to present his inventive and entertaining storytelling right here at the Historic Owen Theatre in Branson.

On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, nearly 800 young students from several Branson area schools attended a live music concert with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra as part of an annual Young People’s Concert program that the Branson Regional Arts Council has coordinated on behalf of our area youth.

The concert is provided free of charge to our area schools and is specifically designed to be an in-depth learning experience.  This year’s concert featured guest soloist Richard Todd Payne who combined his commanding and dramatic Baritone voice with the symphony to present a series of Black American masterpieces, including a moving rendition of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech.  A native of Memphis Tennessee, and Assistant Professor of Voice at Missouri State University, Mr. Payne’s voice has been described as “Magnificent”,  “Impassioned”, and “Stentorian”.  He is sought after nationally for his commanding presence and ringing tones in both Opera and Oratorio.  

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. Branson schools appreciate all you have done. – Sarah Ver Steegt Kirk

Each year, the Young People’s Concerts have educated approximately 4,000 fourth grade children from the Springfield and Branson area school districts, and students from private, parochial and home schools, to listen to live symphonic music and gain valuable exposure to the elements of musical styles and eras.

My students have been learning about the 1960’s and the Civil Rights Movement.  We had listened to Dr. King’s speech a few weeks ago. The LOVED to hear it set to music and to hear some of the stories behind the pieces chosen. Thank you so much Branson Regional Arts Council for this opportunity for our students!!! – Kellsey Howerton Bradley

On the day of the performance, the children arrived at the Hughes Brothers Theatre on the the famous Branson Strip by school busses, seated together by classes with their teachers, and treated to an enriching cultural experience. The music was interspersed with entertaining facts about each composition. Musical instrumentation was explained, as were the differences in musical styles.

Following each performance, the teachers follow up with each class attending in discussing important elements of the musical experience so as to integrate the concert experience into the students’ curriculum.

Major sponsors of this year’s concert were the Branson Regional Arts Council, the Titanic Museum Attraction, the Tri-Lakes Board of Realtors, the Missouri Arts Council, and a handful of individual donors including Mary Kellogg, Jim Barber, Pam Davis, Craig Burnett, Leah Horn, Patty Tweedle, and Jeff Turner. This year’s event wouldn’t have been possible without their generous assistance.

 

THE FOLLOWING MAJOR SPONSORS OF THIS EVENT APPRECIATE AND UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ARTS IN OUR COMMUNITY.  PLEASE THANK THEM FOR THEIR FINANCIAL INVESTMENT IN OUR AREA YOUTH!


   

Congratulations to the following actors and actresses who have been offered roles in the upcoming Branson Regional Arts Council production of Annie, which will debut at the Historic Owen Theatre from March 8 – 11, 2018.

GET ANNIE TICKETS NOW

Over 80 talented youth and adults took the time and effort to participate in a grueling audition process this past week.

Some of the 80+ actors who auditioned for Annie.

“The producers and directors would like to extend their sincere appreciation to each and every one of them”, said Executive Director Jim Barber.

“The final casting decisions were not easily reached as the talent level was very high, and there were many more people auditioning than available roles.

The Arts Council is excited, however, that we will have many more opportunities for everyone to audition for plays, musicals, or any of our theatre acting workshops that will be scheduled throughout the year”.

The Branson Regional Arts Council’s Theatre Advisory Committee oversees the selection of all plays and musicals throughout the performance season. Committee members include: Justin Ables, Kristen Ables, Tina Cool Anderson, Jean Cantwell, Kimberly Hale, Jim Barber, Lisa Murphy, Roz Slavik, Greg Slavik, Patty SlicerSue Head, Hayden Head, Darlene Graham, Michelle Inskeep, Delyla Uebel, and Rick Uebel.

Rehearsals for Annie begin this Sunday. The public is encouraged to purchase seats for the March 8-11 performances early as this production is expected to sell out.  Advance tickets are available now at BransonArts.org/tix.

ANNOUNCING THE CAST OF ANNIE…

LEADS
ANNIE….. Zoe Allie
ANNIE (Secondary)….. Bekah Williams
MISS AGGIE HANNIGAN….. Kelsey Bradley
OLIVER WARBUCKS….. Lloyd Ray Alexander-Holt
GRACE FARRELL….. Sarah Sutherland

ORPHANS
TESSIE/Ensemble….. Sophie Douglas
MOLLY/Ensemble….. Laurie Payne
PEPPER/Ensemble….. Abby Sundahl
DUFFY/Ensemble….. Brynleigh Hill
JULY/Ensemble….. Jordan Kendrick
KATE/Ensemble….. Sami Sutcliffe
Ensemble….. Bekah Williams
Ensemble….. Aleah Oltjenbrun
Ensemble….. Alexis Fischer
Ensemble….. Emrie Straka

KIDS
NEWSIES….. Jonah Conque, Brady Conque

FEATURED ROLES
Rooster Hannigan/Cordell Hull/Dog Catcher/Justice Louis Brandeis/Hooverville/Dance Ensemble….. Kyle Bradley
L.T. Ward/Bert Healy/Franklin D. Roosevelt….. Michael Horn
Mr. Bundles/ Louis Howe/ Hooverville/Santa (NYC)….. Sean Myers
Drake/Harold Ickes/Sound Effects Man/Hooverville/Dance Ensemble….. Jordan Alexander-Holt
Fred McCracken….. Jim Barber
Hans Morgenthau/Jimmy Johnson/Hooverville/Dance Ensemble….. Alex Harris
Apple Seller/Hooverville/Dance Ensemble….. Noah Beyer

WOMEN
Lily/Mrs. Pugh/Hooverville/Dance Captain ….. Kristen Dasto
Frances Perkins/Cecile/Sophie (Hooverville)/Dance Ensemble….. Sarah Williams
Bonnie Boylan /Annette/Hooverville/ Grace Understudy/Dance Ensemble….. Melissa Rivera
Connie Boylan/Hooverville/Dance Ensemble….. Dani Groff
Ronnie Boylan/ Star to Be/Hooverville/Dance Ensemble….. Brenna Kellem
Mrs. Greer/Hooverville/Ensemble….. Haley Bertrand

PRODUCTION STAFF

Directors….. Jacob Estes & Lloyd Alexander-Holt
Musical Director….. Delyla Uebel
Vocal Director….. Lloyd Ray Alexander-Holt
Producers….. Kimberly Hale & Lisa Murphy
Assistant Producer….. Roz Slavik
Executive Director….. Jim Barber
Choreographers….. Jordan Alexander-Holt and Jacob Estes
Stage Manager….. Lori Best
Sound Engineer….. TBA
Lighting Designer….. TBA
Master Builder/Designer….. Louis Allen
Master Rigger….. Lex Pearson
Costumes & Props….. Roz Slavik
Photographer:….. Marshall Meadows

GET ANNIE TICKETS NOW

The Branson Regional Arts Council announce auditions for their first musical theatre production of the 2018 season… ANNIE.

5 public performances, March 8 – 11, 2018. Rehearsal schedule will be provided

AUDITION  TIMES

  • Sunday, January 21st from 2-5pm Central for youth under the age of 18.
  • Monday, January 22nd from 6-9pm Central for anyone age 18 and older.

PLACE – Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial Street, Branson, MO 65616

VIDEO AUDITION SUBMISSIONS are allowed if you cannot attend either of these audition times.  Please prepare a short video of you singing a one-minute song of your choice, as well as a short monologue that shows character. Send video links to: info@bransonarts.org. We will reply to let you know we have recieved your email. VIDEO SUBMISSIONS must be received no later than Monday, January 22nd at 9pm Central.

AUDITION PREPARATION

  • Please be prepared to sing a one-minute song (bring your own music CD or sing acapella)
  • Reading scripts will be provided by director
  • Director will lead a Dance Call for all auditioners as well as singing.
  • Bring Resume & Headshot if you have one (not required)

ANNIE CAST BREAKDOWN

  • Cast Size- 21 positions
  • Cast must excel in Singing, Acting, and Dancing due to limited rehearsal period.

LEADS  (4 positions)

  • Annie– Mezzo-Soprano
  • Miss Aggie Hannigan-Alto
  • Oliver Warbucks– Baritone
  • Grace Farrell– Soprano

ORPHANS (6 positions)

  • Tessie/Ensemble– Mezzo-Soprano
  • Molly/Ensemble– Mezzo-Soprano
  • Pepper/Ensemble– Mezzo-Soprano
  • Duffy/Ensemble– Mezzo-Soprano
  • July/Ensemble– Mezzo-Soprano
  • Kate/Ensemble– Mezzo-Soprano

FEATURED ROLES
Men (6 positions)

  • Rooster Hannigan/Hans Morgenthau/Hooverville/Ensemble – Tenor
  • Bert Healy/Dog Catcher/Justice Louis Brandeis/Hooverville/Ensemble– Tenor
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt/Mr. Bundles/Hooverville/Ensemble– Baritone
  • Drake/Harold Ickes/Sound Effects Man/Hooverville/Ensemble-Baritone
  • L.T. Ward/Louis Howe/Jimmy Johnson/Hooverville/Ensemble-Baritone
  • Fred McCracken/Cordell Hull/Apple Seller/Hooverville/Ensemble-Baritone

Women (5 positions)

  • Lily/Hooverville/Ensemble – Soprano
  • Bonnie Boylan/Star to Be/Annette/Hooverville/Ensemble– Mezzo-Soprano
  • Ronnie Boylan/Mrs. Pugh/Hooverville/Ensemble– Mezzo-Soprano
  • Connie Boylan/Cecile/Hooverville/Ensemble– Mezzo-Soprano
  • Frances Perkins/Mrs. Greer/Sophie/Hooverville/Ensemble- Soprano

Join us at the Historic Owen Theatre for an informational “Volunteer Rally” and find out how you can be an active participant in the Branson Regional Arts Council. We are developing a full slate of amazing events this year, and are looking for enthusiastic folks who love their community, and LOVE TO HAVE FUN!

When: Sat, January 20, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial Street, Branson, MO 65616

USHER? ACTOR? PAINTER? STAGE HAND? DIRECTOR? ARTIST? PROMOTER? GRANT WRITER?… something for everyone!

PLEASE RSVP to attend this FREE EVENT

FREE EVENT – PLEASE CLICK THE TICKETS BUTTON ABOVE TO RSVP IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND!

The Branson Regional Arts Council’s Youth Troupe presents Randy Plummer’s SNOWDEER® Christmas Story at the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson this Saturday, December 16th at 2pm and 7:30pm. [download high rez photo]

General Admission and VIP tickets are available online at BransonArts.org. Seating is limited.

 

 

Featuring a cast of 30 talented area youngsters, this original family holiday musical is presented as a fundraiser to assist future Arts Council productions at the Historic Owen Theatre!

SNOWDEER® is a Christmas story about a 7 year old buck who lives in the small town of Doe Run. His Christmas Wish is to pull Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve to deliver gifts to all of the children and animals in the world. It’s a story for adults and children of all ages, filled with the fun and fantasy that only Christmas brings, along with the true meaning sprinkled within.

Jim Barber, Executive Director of the Branson Regional Arts Council, said, “We are thrilled for this opportunity to present another Youth Troupe Christmas production at the Owen Theatre before we transition into the facility in January as our full-time home for community theatre, arts programs, special events and more. The current theatre residents, Diana Lynn, Keith Allyn, and Debi Wills have been terrific to work with and are big supporters of our efforts to establish more arts opportunities in the Branson area.”

Barber, also shared his excitement about working with Randy Plummer, the creator of the musical. “Randy is one of the most talented, and humble people I’ve ever met. His love for the Ozarks is evident throughout this story, and his original music score is just spectacular. We have an amazing cast of talented kids, with loving, dedicated parents. Everyone has worked very hard to present a fun, memorable show for our community.”

The SNOWDEER® Production Team Includes: Randy Plummer – Writer and Composer; Kim Hale and Lisa Murphy – Producers; Jim Barber – Director; Roz Slavik – Assistant Director; and Daniel Groff – Choreographer.

SNOWDEER® Cast Members Include: Nathanael Bond as Grandpa Deer; Brynleigh Hill as Snowdeer; Abigail Sundahl as Deerlores; Hunter Hull as Jim-Buck; Jordan Kendrick as Plum Puddin’; Emrie Straka as Pinecone; Bryan Campbell as Santa; Courtney Poe as Mrs. Santa; Kylee Sikes as Strike The Bell; Sean Campbell as Harvey Elf; Dylan Pratt as Jay The Disc Jockey Elf; Johanna Luthardt as Dee The Disc Jockey Elf; Halle Horn as Halle Elf; Landon Comer as Landon Elf; Layrie Payne as Layrie Elf and Snowdeer Understudy; Liam Hill as Liam Elf; Hannah Hamilton as Hannah Elf; Caleb Sundahl as Caleb Elf; Betsey Sundahl as Betsey Elf; Libby Sundahl as Libby Elf; Luke Sundahl as Luke Elf; Katie Sundahl as Katie Elf; Charli Gillan as Charli Elf; Aleah Oltjenbrun as Aleah Elf; Jonah Conque as Jonah Elf; Bradie Conque as Bradie Elf; Hallie Groff as Hallie Elf; Sophia Brown as Sophia Elf; Ember Straka as Purple Mouse; Cole Hill as Branson The Balladeer.


BUY SNOWDEER TICKETS NOW

Advance Tickets are on-sale now (see below) for the Branson Regional Arts Council Production of Randy Plummer’s SNOWDEER® CHRISTMAS STORY!

Featuring a cast of 31 talented area youngsters, this Holiday musical is a fundraiser to assist future productions of the Arts Council’s Youth Troupe! There will be two performances only, on Saturday, December 16th at the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson.  Show times are 2pm and 7:30pm.

SNOWDEER is a Christmas story about a 7 year old buck who lives in the small town of Doe Run. His Christmas Wish is to pull Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve to deliver gifts to all of the children and animals in the world. It’s a story for adults and children of all ages, filled with the fun and fantasy that only Christmas brings, along with the true meaning sprinkled within.

“We are thrilled for this opportunity to present another Youth Troupe Christmas production at the Owen Theatre, before we transition into the facility in January as our full-time home for community theatre, arts programs, special events and more,” said Jim Barber, Executive Director of the Branson Regional Arts Council. “The current theatre residents, Diana Lynn, Keith Allyn, and Debi Wills have been terrific to work with and are big supporters of our efforts to establish more arts opportunities in the Branson area.”

Barber, who is also acting as the production Director, shared his excitement about working with Randy Plummer, the creator of this fun musical. “Randy is one of the most talented, and humble people I’ve ever met. His love for the Ozarks is evident throughout this story, and his original music score is just spectacular.  We have an amazing cast of dedicated kids, with loving, dedicated parents. Everyone is working very hard to memorize their lines, music and choreography.  We want to extend special appreciation to First Presbyterian Church of Branson for providing rehearsal space over the past few weeks.

TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE VIA THE PURCHASE LINKS BELOW

Note: ARTS COUNCIL MEMBERS SAVE ALL YEAR LONG… Receive a $5 Discount on SNOWDEER General Admission Tickets. Not a member? JOIN HERE.
VIP Tickets are guaranteed seats in the front 3 rows, first come basis.  Limited Availability.

SNOWDEER Production Team Include:

  • Writer & Composer: Randy Plummer
  • Producers: Kim Hale and Lisa Murphy
  • Director: Jim Barber
  • Assistant Director: Roz Slavik
  • Choreographer: Daniel Groff

SNOWDEER Cast Members Include:

  • Nathanael Bond as Grandpa Deer
  • Brynleigh Hill as Snowdeer
  • Abigail Sundahl as Deerlores
  • Hunter Hull as Jim-Buck
  • Jordan Kendrick as Plum Puddin’
  • Emrie Straka as Pinecone
  • Bryan Campbell as Santa
  • Courtney Poe as Mrs. Santa
  • Kylee Sikes as Strike The Bell
  • Sean Campbell as Harvey Elf
  • Dylan Pratt as Jay The Disc Jockey Elf
  • Johanna Luthardt as Dee The Disc Jockey Elf
  • Halle Horn as Halle Elf
  • Landon Comer as Landon Elf
  • Laurie Payne as Laurie Elf and Snowdeer Understudy
  • Liam Hill as Liam Elf
  • Hannah Hamilton as Hannah Elf
  • Caleb Sundahl as Caleb Elf
  • Betsey Sundahl as Betsey Elf
  • Libby Sundahl as Libby Elf
  • Luke Sundahl as Luke Elf
  • Katie Sundahl as Katie Elf
  • Charli Gillan as Charli Elf
  • Aleah Oltjenbrun as Aleah Elf
  • Jonah Conque as Jonah Elf
  • Bradie Conque as Bradie Elf
  • Hallie Groff as Hallie Elf
  • Sophia Brown as Sophia Elf
  • Ember Straka as Purple Mouse
  • Olivia Fennell as Mistletoe
  • Cole Hill as Branson The Balladeer

 

Old Time Christmas Handcrafted Toys are simple and safe gifts, built to last a lifetime!

Looking for a unique Christmas gift that will not only be treasured for years to come, but will also make a difference in our community? When you order a Louis Allen original hand crafted wood toy, you are also supporting the Youth Troupe Theatre program of the Branson Regional Arts Council.

Louis Allen is an amazing area artist, whose works of art can be seen up and down the Branson strip, as well as on many of our Branson theatre stages. From the giant Rooster in front of the Great American Steak & Chicken House, to a huge, outdoor Duncan Donut, Louis has left his mark on our community in a BIG way!  He also has a heart for kids, and appreciates the work the Branson Regional Arts Council is doing for area youth.  That’s why he offered to create this series of five classic wooden toys… just like your Great Grandpa might have had as a young boy.

A limited quantity of these one-of-a-kind vintage style toys will be available, so place your order now!

Place your order below, and we will contact you as soon as your custom toys are ready!

TIP: If you wish to order a variety of toys, click “Add to Cart” then “Continue Shopping” to return to this page!


WOOD SLEIGH
$22.00

AIRPLANE
$22.00

PUZZLE BOX
$27.00

WOOD HORSE
$12.00

WOOD TOP
$12.00

 


SHIPPING: If you request to have your items shipped, we will need to invoice you for a modest shipping/packaging fee. Branson area purchasers may pick up your items when they are ready.

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