The Branson Regional Arts Council is holding auditions for it’s 2024 Special Abilities Showcase talent event on Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 5:30pm at the Historic Owen Theatre.

Audition Date: Sunday, March 24, 2024 – 5:30pm

Historic Owen Theatre – Downtown Branson

This audition is open to performers of any age with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, or other types of developmental disability who have a love of singing, acting, dancing, playing an instrument, etc.  The production will be under the direction of Kyle Blanchard, with two public performances scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2024 and Sunday, April 28, 2024 at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson.

Interested parties are encouraged to RSVP to attend the audition with Karie at the Branson Regional Arts Council in advance by calling 417-336-4255 or via email at events@bransonarts.org.

For auditions please prepare 30 seconds of a song, monologue or whatever performance piece you might like to perform at the event.

BRAC is excited to celebrate the extraordinary talents of this special cast of performers who will be taking the stage, and daring to dream!

 

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and became the hottest star on Broadway? Why, it’s SpongeBob, of course, and he’s bringing his hilarious, high energy musical to downtown Branson for FIVE FINAL PERFORMANCES at the Historic Owen Theatre!

Shows run through February 25, 2024 with perfomances on Thursday (7pm), Friday, (7pm), Saturday (2pm & 7pm), and Sunday (2pm). Advance reserve tickets are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the Box Office at 417-336-4255.  Ticket prices are: $20 (Adults 18+) and $12 (Youth 4-17), lap children are free.

GET SPONGEBOB MUSICAL TICKETS HERE!

Jacob Deck is SpongeBob at the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson, Missouri

Families will love The SpongeBob Musical for several reasons. It’s a colorful and lively production that brings the beloved characters of the animated television series to life on stage. The musical features catchy songs, energetic dance numbers, and a storyline that celebrates friendship, teamwork, and resilience, all of which are great themes for families to enjoy together. Additionally, the show’s humor appeals to both kids and adults, making it a fun experience for the whole family!

This Branson Regional Arts Council production features irresistible characters, magical choreography, dazzling costumes, with wave after wave of original songs by the World’s most iconic Rock and Pop Artists including Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics are by Jonathan Coulton, with additional music by Tom Kitt. The musical production was conceived by Tina Landau

This musical Branson show is under the direction of Kyle Bradley with musical direction by Julie Brinkman.

The talented cast of The SpongeBob Musical include: Jake Deck (SPONGEBOB),  Kyle Denton (PATRICK STAR), Kellsey Bradley (SANDY), David Hewitt (SQUIDWARD Q. TENTACLES),  Mike Sager (SHELDON J. PLANKTON),  Madison Hatfield (KAREN THE COMPUTER), Sarah Williams (THE MAYOR), Lacey Kellett (PEARL KRABS), Sean Myers (MR. EUGENE KRABS),  Lucas Dahlgren (PERCH PERKINS), Jeremiah Reeve (PATCHY / OLD MAN JENKINS), Somer Dean, Jen Frost, Josiah Sims (ELECTRIC SKATES), Joshua McGeough ( BUSTER BLUE TANG), Richard Marks (LARRY THE LOBSTER), Abby Reeve (MRS. PUFF), Reagan Hoagland (GARY THE SNAIL), and Nathan Spurling / Josh Williams (FOLEY ARTIST FISH).

photos by @snappyredhead

The Adult Ensemble include: Velvet Dougharty, Melinda Prince, Madison Hewitt, Cyrsten Rainey, Rachel Sager, Mindy Law, Juanita Wilson, Loran Polson, Antoinette St. John and Christian Ross.

The Teen Ensemble include: Jael Frost, Josslynn Silvy, Jason Prince, Caleb Spurling and Hallie Groff.

The Guppies (Young Ensemble) include: Gwen Tsahiridis, Lee Brown, Maggie Marks and Reagan Hoagland.

photos by @snappyredhead

The production team include: Karie Dykeman, Kristine Brown (Producers), Kim Hale, Joshua Boulden (Assistant Producers), Kyle Bradley (Director), Julie Brinkman (Music Director), Jacob Deck (Choreographer), Claire Denton (Stage Manager), Nathan Reinke (Assistant Stage Manager), Tiffany Jones (Youth Manager), Myles Stevens (Sound), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Design), Kellsey Bradley (Costumes), Madison Hatfield (Assistant Costumes), Leslie Austin (Props), Lacey Kellett (Social Media Promotions), Jim Barber (Marketing and Design), Josh Silvy (Theatre Inventory), Kristen Ables aka “The Snappy Red Head” (Promo Photography) and Marshall Meadows (Live Show Photography).

 

This is an urgent 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 volunteer makeup artists and area actors to play the role of “victims” in a simulated large aircraft crash. The full-scale emergency exercise is planned for Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 7:00am – 1:00pm at the Branson Airport.

  • Theatrical blood and makeup will be provided for the makeup artists.
  • They will be creating quick bruises and blood on approximately 75 volunteer actors for this drill.
  • Each victim makeup session should take about 60 seconds to complete.
  • If that isn’t exciting enough, there will also be free donuts and lunch served to all selected participants.

Interested participants are asked to contact Jesse Fosnaugh, Airport Deputy Director ( jfosnaugh@flybranson.com ), 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”! 

The Branson Regional Arts Council announces open auditions for our third stage production of the 2024 season, Stephen Sondheim’s Company! From one of musical theatre’s most renowned composers, Company is a musical comedy that tackles timeless situations and themes in a funny, thought-provoking, and catchy musical.

On the night of his 35th birthday, Bobby contemplates his unmarried status. Over the course of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his friends share their pros and cons for being married causing Bobby to question his bachelorhood during hilarious and heartwarming interactions with all the friends he holds dear.

This Tony Award winning musical with book by George Furth and music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim gives audiences everywhere a reflection of themselves in at least one of these beloved characters.

Audition Information:

Directed by Loran Polson with music direction by Kyle Denton and choreography by Emily Hanner, auditions will be held at the Historic Owen Theater (205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616) on Sunday, March 17, 2024 from 6:00pm-9:00pm with callbacks held on Monday, March 18th from 7:00pm-10:00pm. The first rehearsal is scheduled for March 25th at 6:30pm.

2024 PERFORMANCE DATES:

  • Thursday, May 16th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, May 17th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 18th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 19th @ 2:00pm
  • Thursday, May 23rd @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, May 24th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 25th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 26th @ 2:00pm

AUDITION INFORMATION:

Auditions are open to performers ages 18 and up

What to bring:
Those auditioning are asked to bring: a music cut no longer than a minute in the style of the show. Songs from the show are acceptable and even preferred if you are wanting a specific role. Bring your own music track available on your phone (no accompanist provided).

If you are auditioning for the role of Robert (Bobby), you must sing from the 2:40 mark to the end of the song of the following youtube track: “Being Alive” from Company (Male Verson) 

Have comfortable clothing available. Those who audition will be asked to complete a dance combination.

CALLBACK INFORMATION:
Callbacks will also take place at the Historic Owen Theater on March 18th from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Those called back will be reading and singing for specific characters from the show (you will be contacted individually if you are needed at callbacks)

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS:
We will be accepting video submissions until Sunday, March 17th at 6pm. Those unable to attend auditions can send in a video submission (One minute cut of a music theatre song or song from the show- “Being Alive” if you are auditioning for Bobby) with head shot and resume. Please also list any conflicts you have with performance dates/times and conflicts you have in the evenings from March 25th through May 26th.

Email video submissions to director Loran Polson at loran.polson@gmail.com.

ROLE BREAKDOWN:

Robert (Bobby):

The story’s protagonist, he is a keen observer who appears happy but holds pain in his heart. He is the only one of his friends still single. Terrified of marriage and fears lifelong loneliness.

Gender: Male
Age: 30-35
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Sarah:

Harry’s hyper critical wife. She is an avid learner of karate and tends to overeat. Open, accepting, and full of love.

Gender: Female
Age: 30-40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Harry:

Sarah’s husband. He is a recovering alcoholic continually falling off the wagon. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages.

Gender: Male
Age: 35-45
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Susan:

A delicate southern belle. Peter’s wife and ex-wife. Motherly in her affections toward Robert.

Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Peter:

Susan’s husband. The perfect husband and ex-husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships.

Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Jenny:

Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time.

Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

David:

Jenny’s husband, he is relaxed and always in control. Believes a man should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return.

Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Amy:

A frantic neurotic engaged to Paul but terrified of marriage. After a mental breakdown, she finally realizes that Paul is, in fact, her soulmate.

Gender: Female
Age: 25-35
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Paul:

Amy’s fiancé. Mildly clingy, but patient to her neurotic nature. He is fully committed to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same.

Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Joanne:

Acerbic, demanding, and blunt. Too old to be part of the young crowd, but not old enough to be part of the older crowd. Puts on a brassy front that melts when she is alone with her husband.

Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Larry:

Joanne’s husband. He is stoic and centered, but has moments of goofiness. Indulges his wife’s behavior but knows when to put his foot down.

Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Marta:

A girlfriend of Robert’s. Intensely modern, who is seeking adventure and excitement in the City.

Gender: Female
Age: 20-30
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Kathy:

An old girlfriend of Robert’s, who is now considered a good friend. She plans to leave the City for a life of domesticity. Sweet and loving.

Gender: Female
Age: 25-35
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

April:

A girlfriend of Robert’s. She is a flight attendant who came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable.

Gender: Female
Age: 25-35
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to illness, we have postponed performances of The SpongeBob Musical from Sunday, Feb 12 – Sunday, Feb 18th. Performances will resume on Thursday, Feb 22th – Sunday, Feb 25th. Thank you for your support and understanding. If you have any questions, please call the box office at 417-336-4255.

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and became the hottest star on Broadway? Why, it’s SpongeBob, of course, and he’s bringing his hilarious, high energy musical to downtown Branson for three weeks of performances at the Historic Owen Theatre!

Shows run February 8 – 25, 2024 with perfomances on Thursdays (7pm), Fridays, (7pm), Saturdays (2pm & 7pm), and Sundays (2pm). Advance reserve tickets are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the Box Office at 417-336-4255.  Ticket prices are: $20 (Adults 18+) and $12 (Youth 4-17), lap children are free.

GET SPONGEBOB MUSICAL TICKETS HERE!

Jacob Deck is SpongeBob at the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson, Missouri

Families will love The SpongeBob Musical for several reasons. It’s a colorful and lively production that brings the beloved characters of the animated television series to life on stage. The musical features catchy songs, energetic dance numbers, and a storyline that celebrates friendship, teamwork, and resilience, all of which are great themes for families to enjoy together. Additionally, the show’s humor appeals to both kids and adults, making it a fun experience for the whole family!

This Branson Regional Arts Council production features irresistible characters, magical choreography, dazzling costumes, with wave after wave of original songs by the World’s most iconic Rock and Pop Artists including Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics are by Jonathan Coulton, with additional music by Tom Kitt. The musical production was conceived by Tina Landau

This musical Branson show is under the direction of Kyle Bradley with musical direction by Julie Brinkman.

The talented cast of The SpongeBob Musical include: Jake Deck (SPONGEBOB),  Kyle Denton (PATRICK STAR), Kellsey Bradley (SANDY), David Hewitt (SQUIDWARD Q. TENTACLES),  Mike Sager (SHELDON J. PLANKTON),  Madison Hatfield (KAREN THE COMPUTER), Sarah Williams (THE MAYOR), Lacey Kellett (PEARL KRABS), Sean Myers (MR. EUGENE KRABS),  Lucas Dahlgren (PERCH PERKINS), Jeremiah Reeve (PATCHY / OLD MAN JENKINS), Somer Dean, Jen Frost, Josiah Sims (ELECTRIC SKATES), Joshua McGeough ( BUSTER BLUE TANG), Richard Marks (LARRY THE LOBSTER), Abby Reeve (MRS. PUFF), Reagan Hoagland (GARY THE SNAIL), and Nathan Spurling / Josh Williams (FOLEY ARTIST FISH).

photos by @snappyredhead

The Adult Ensemble include: Velvet Dougharty, Melinda Prince, Madison Hewitt, Cyrsten Rainey, Rachel Sager, Mindy Law, Juanita Wilson, Loran Polson, Antoinette St. John and Christian Ross.

The Teen Ensemble include: Jael Frost, Josslynn Silvy, Jason Prince, Caleb Spurling and Hallie Groff.

The Guppies (Young Ensemble) include: Gwen Tsahiridis, Lee Brown, Maggie Marks and Reagan Hoagland.

photos by @snappyredhead

The production team include: Karie Dykeman, Kristine Brown (Producers), Kim Hale, Joshua Boulden (Assistant Producers), Kyle Bradley (Director), Julie Brinkman (Music Director), Jacob Deck (Choreographer), Claire Denton (Stage Manager), Nathan Reinke (Assistant Stage Manager), Tiffany Jones (Youth Manager), Myles Stevens (Sound), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Design), Kellsey Bradley (Costumes), Madison Hatfield (Assistant Costumes), Leslie Austin (Props), Lacey Kellett (Social Media Promotions), Jim Barber (Marketing and Design), Josh Silvy (Theatre Inventory), Kristen Ables aka “The Snappy Red Head” (Promo Photography) and Marshall Meadows (Live Show Photography).

 

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and became the hottest star on Broadway? Why, it’s SpongeBob, of course, and he’s bringing his hilarious, high energy musical to downtown Branson for three weeks of performances at the Historic Owen Theatre!

Shows run February 8 – 25, 2024 with perfomances on Thursdays (7pm), Fridays, (7pm), Saturdays (2pm & 7pm), and Sundays (2pm). Advance reserve tickets are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the Box Office at 417-336-4255.  Ticket prices are: $20 (Adults 18+) and $12 (Youth 4-17), lap children are free.

Families will enjoy seeing The SpongeBob Musical for several reasons. It’s a colorful and lively production that brings the beloved characters of the animated television series to life on stage. The musical features catchy songs, energetic dance numbers, and a storyline that celebrates friendship, teamwork, and resilience, all of which are great themes for families to enjoy together. Additionally, the show’s humor appeals to both kids and adults, making it a fun experience for the whole family!

This Branson Regional Arts Council production features irresistible characters, magical choreography, dazzling costumes, with wave after wave of original songs by the World’s most iconic Rock and Pop Artists including Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics are by Jonathan Coulton, with additional music by Tom Kitt. The musical production was conceived by Tina Landau

This musical Branson show is under the direction of Kyle Bradley with musical direction by Julie Brinkman.

The talented cast of The SpongeBob Musical include: Jake Deck (SPONGEBOB),  Kyle Denton (PATRICK STAR), Kellsey Bradley (SANDY), David Hewitt (SQUIDWARD Q. TENTACLES),  Mike Sager (SHELDON J. PLANKTON),  Madison Hatfield (KAREN THE COMPUTER), Sarah Williams (THE MAYOR), Lacey Kellett (PEARL KRABS), Sean Myers (MR. EUGENE KRABS),  Lucas Dahlgren (PERCH PERKINS), Jeremiah Reeve (PATCHY / OLD MAN JENKINS), Somer Dean, Jen Frost, Josiah Sims (ELECTRIC SKATES), Joshua McGeough ( BUSTER BLUE TANG), Richard Marks (LARRY THE LOBSTER), Abby Reeve (MRS. PUFF), Reagan Hoagland (GARY THE SNAIL), and Nathan Spurling / Josh Williams (FOLEY ARTIST FISH).

The Adult Ensemble include: Velvet Dougharty, Melinda Prince, Madison Hewitt, Cyrsten Rainey, Rachel Sager, Mindy Law, Juanita Wilson, Loran Polson, Antoinette St. John and Christian Ross.

The Teen Ensemble include: Jael Frost, Josslynn Silvy, Jason Prince, Caleb Spurling and Hallie Groff.

The Guppies (Young Ensemble) include: Gwen Tsahiridis, Lee Brown, Maggie Marks and Reagan Hoagland.

The production team include: Karie Dykeman, Kristine Brown (Producers), Kim Hale, Joshua Boulden (Assistant Producers), Kyle Bradley (Director), Julie Brinkman (Music Director), Jacob Deck (Choreographer), Claire Denton (Stage Manager), Nathan Reinke (Assistant Stage Manager), Tiffany Jones (Youth Manager), Myles Stevens (Sound), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Design), Kellsey Bradley (Costumes), Madison Hatfield (Assistant Costumes), Leslie Austin (Props), Lacey Kellett (Social Media Promotions), Jim Barber (Marketing and Design), Josh Silvy (Theatre Inventory), and Marshall Meadows (Photography).

3 Unique Christmas Gifts That Support The Arts

Looking for something totally unique and different to give for Christmas this year? Give the Gift of the Arts!

The Branson Regional Arts Council has three fun suggestions for you to consider…

Christmas Gift Idea #1 – $136.00 per adult

GET SEASON PASS THEATRE TICKETS

Season Pass for 2024 Theatre Shows
8 Amazing Musicals and Plays will be presented during our 2024 Season. Save time and money by making a one-time seat selection. Your ticket may be used by you or anyone you wish to occupy your seat.
Best seats will go first, so order your season passes soon! A season pass to the Historic Owen Theatre is a unique gift item for a friend or loved one that will be enjoyed all year long!

Christmas Gift Idea #2 – $50.00

BRAC MEMBERSHIP

1 Year Family Arts Council Membership – Benefits include:
• Special Member Perks such as Free Popcorn or Sodas during the 2024 Theatre Season.
• Fresh Arts Emails – keeping you “in the know” about upcoming events and programs.
• Involvement in shaping the future of the arts in our community and surrounding area.
• Participation in an active and growing Arts Group.
• Satisfaction in knowing YOU are helping improve the quality of life in the Branson/Tri-Lakes area by providing quality arts programming for EVERYONE!

Christmas Gift Idea #3 – $500 (tax deductible)

BUY-A-SEAT NOW

Buy-A-Seat at the Historic Owen Theatre
Give a lasting gift in the name of a loved one (or yourself) to showing support of the arts in our community by sponsoring a Historic Owen Theatre seat! Your custom engraved plate will be secured to the back of your seat and will permanently remain in place. This tax deductible donation benefits the Branson Regional Arts Council efforts to preserve and maintain the Historic Owen Theatre. Select any available seat now, and your memorial plate will be engraved and installed for all to see. 

 

White Christmas the Musical - The SpongeBob Musical - Legally Blonde Musical JR - Hunchback of Notre Dame - Urinetown The Musical - Company - Learned Ladies - The Little Mermaid JR in Branson Missouri 2024 at the Historic Owen Theatre

Would you like to put your ad in front of thousands of local residents who support the Arts? Show our patrons that you care about Arts Education and quality musical theatre in Branson! We provide opportunities for both young and old, and we want you to be a part of our future growth in Downtown Branson!

In 2023, over eight-thousand area patrons attended our amazing community theatre productions at the Historic Owen Theatre! We expect that number to grow even higher in 2024.

Branson Program ad with Titanic Attraction and City of Hollister AdsThese ticket buyers were able to take home an officially licensed, PLAYBILL souvenir program that included not only the cast and production information, but also ads from many local businesses including full-season ad sponsors: Titanic Museum Attraction, City of Hollister, L & J Plumbing Supply, Branson4U 98.1fm, Works of Art, and Peter Engler Designs to name a few.

We invite you to consider placing an ad in our upcoming program for The SpongeBob Musical, and then… keep your business message in front of our patrons all year long by extending your ad placement to the rest of our 2024 season of live musical theatre and plays here at the Historic Owen Theatre.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR FULL-SEASON AD SUPPORTERS…

RIGHT NOW, if you commit to a full-season of program ads, we will only charge for 7 show programs, and you’ll get the eighth program at no extra charge! Your ad will be seen in our official souvenir playbills for The SpongeBob Musical, The Learned Ladies, Legally Blonde The Musical JR, Company – A Musical Comedy, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR, Urinetown The Musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and our season finale of the holiday family favorite, White Christmas – The Musical!

Branson4u, A Christmas Story, Hollister AdPlease ACT FAST as the deadline to be included in The SpongeBob Musical Playbill is January 20, 2024.  Just click the information link below to pick your choice of ad sizes. You can purchase your “Full-Season Playbill Ads” now, securely online via credit or debit card.  If you prefer to pay by cash or check, send us an email (info@bransonarts.org) or call our box office at 417-336-4255 and let us know you’d like to be a “Full-Season Playbill Ad Supporter.” We will send your discounted invoice while you send us your digital artwork. You’ll be sponsoring a full-season of community theatre, and show our area residents that you support the Arts! It’s that simple!

CLICK HERE FOR PLAYBILL AD INFO

ONLY WANT A ONE-TIME AD?…

If you would prefer the be included in our programs one at a time, you may click on the link buttons below to purchase your ad now, securely online via credit or debit card.

FULL SIZE PHOTO/AD – $200 
  • Width: 2120 pixels (7.067 inches, 300 dpi)
  • Height: 3176 pixels (10.587 inches, 300 dpi)
1/2 SIZE PHOTO/AD – $100
  • Width: 2120 pixels (7.067 inches, 300 dpi)
  • Height: 1548 pixels (5.16 inches, 300 dpi)
1/3 BUSINESS CARD SIZE – $70
  • Width: 1856 pixels (3.497 inches, 300 dpi)
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1/4 SIZE PHOTO/AD – $50
  • Width: 1020 pixels (3.4 inches, 300 dpi)
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CLICK HERE FOR PLAYBILL AD INFO

 

 

The Historic Downtown Branson Community Improvement District is pleased to partner with Branson Regional Arts Council to present our FINAL FREE Classic Holiday Film for the year at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S Commercial St., Downtown Branson.

White Christmas (1954 – featuring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney

Everyone is invited to join us this Monday, December 18th at 7pm and relive the nostalgia of great holiday movies at the Historic Owen Theatre with your family and friends!

FREE ADMISSION – SEATING IS LIMITED

No reservations required, but seating is limited and on a first come basis. Doors open at 6:30pm and the films start at 7:00pm. The concession stand will be open with fresh popcorn, refreshments and other tasty treats available.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE LIVE STAGE VERSION

In December 2024, the Branson Regional Arts Council will also be presenting the LIVE STAGE MUSICAL adaptation, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas!

While both the film and the stage production share the same basic plot and iconic Irving Berlin songs, the stage version expands on some characters and adds new musical numbers. The live performance aspect also allows for different choreography and staging, providing a unique experience compared to the film.

Advance Reserve Branson tickets for the 2024 stage production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix. We are excited to present this fabulous holiday classic musical as the finale of our 7th season at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson!

“We are excited to partner with BRAC to offer free Christmas classic films. BRAC and the Historic Owen Theatre are a vibrant part of our community and history. It’s always a pleasure to work with our friends and neighbors!” – Cris Bohinc, Administrator Historic Downtown Branson CID

We recommend you arrive early for best parking, then take some time before the films to shop, dine and explore downtown! Take in the dazzling lights with fantastic displays including an impressive 102 custom fixtures featuring over 100,000 LED lights that will glow south of Business 65 along Main, Commercial, and Sycamore streets.  Directly behind the Historic Owen Theatre, you’ll see the new Chiefs Kingdom Ozark Mountain Christmas Tree in Liberty Plaza. From Main Street in downtown, you can look on the hill across Lake Taneycomo to see Branson’s oldest Christmas tradition since 1949, The “Adoration” Nativity scene.

In 2006, downtown Branson worked with the city and state to form the Historic Downtown Branson CID. The purpose was to help Historic Downtown generate more visitors when its new neighbor arrived; The Branson Landing. The downtown CID started the first public transportation system in Branson and operated within a “Community Improvement District”. The FREE trolleys join Historic Downtown with The Landing! The “District” provides many things. Several trolleys that are free for riders and paid for by a 1-cent sales tax collected by businesses in the district. Also, the Christmas light displays, lots of advertising on TV, social media, website and so much more!!

The District also partners with the DBBA to get out over 200,000 downtown brochures annually and other needs. The CID is currently working with the city to make upgrades to the public Awbery bathroom and to have the downtown’s landscaping completely redone in the Spring!

The Historic Downtown Branson CID’s only goal, is to bring more business and beauty to downtown!!

Visit RideSparky.com for updates, the live trolley tracker and much more!

Congratulations to the cast members below who were selected out of the huge turnout of actors who auditioned for a role in this exciting musical production. According to the Director and Producers, this was as very difficult casting choice as nearly 70 people attended the auditions, and over 30 people who tried out were not selected for this production.

We certainly encourage those who were not cast this time, to please come back for future auditions. You were all amazing! 

The Cast of The SpongeBob Musical are:

  • SPONGEBOB – Jake Deck
  • PATRICK STAR – Kyle Denton
  • SANDY – Kellsey Bradley
  • SQUIDWARD Q. TENTACLES – David Hewitt
  • SHELDON J. PLANKTON – Mike Sager
  • KAREN THE COMPUTER – Madison Hatfield
  • THE MAYOR – Sarah Williams
  • PEARL KRABS – Lacey Kellett
  • MR. EUGENE KRABS – Sean Myers
  • PERCH PERKINS – Lucas Dahlgren
  • PATCHY / OLD MAN JENKINS – Jeremiah Reeve
  • ELECTRIC SKATES – Somer Dean, Jen Frost, Josiah Sims
  •  BUSTER BLUE TANG – Joshua McGeough
  • LARRY THE LOBSTER – Richard Marks
  • MRS. PUFF – Abby Reeve
  • GARY THE SNAIL – Reagan Hoagland
  • FOLEY ARTIST FISH – Nathan Spurling / Josh Williams

ADULT ENSEMBLE

(Featured cameo roles/step outs to be auditioned/assigned in rehearsals)

  • Velvet Dougharty
  • Melinda Prince
  • Madison Hewitt
  • Cyrsten Rainey
  • Rachel Sager
  • Mindy Law
  • Juanita Wilson
  • Loran Polson
  • Antoinette St. John
  • Christian Ross

TEEN ENSEMBLE

  • Jael Frost
  • Josslynn Silvy
  • Jason Prince
  • Caleb Spurling
  • Hallie Groff

GUPPIES (YOUNG ENSEMBLE)

  • Gwen Tsahiridis
  • Lee Brown
  • Maggie Marks
  • Reagan Hoagland

Advance Reserve Tickets for The SpongeBob Musical are on sale now and also included in our 2024 Season Pass Special. For more information visit: BransonArts.org/pass.

The Historic Downtown Branson Community Improvement District is pleased to partner with Branson Regional Arts Council to offer FREE Classic Holiday Films at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S Commercial St., Downtown Branson.

  • Holiday Inn (1942 – featuring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire)

Everyone is invited to join us this Monday, December 11th at 7pm and relive the nostalgia of great holiday movies at the Historic Owen Theatre with your family and friends!

FREE ADMISSION – SEATING IS LIMITED

Holiday Inn is a 1942 American musical film starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, with Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale, and Walter Abel. It was directed by Mark Sandrich with music by Irving Berlin. The composer wrote twelve songs specifically for the film, the best known being “White Christmas”. The film features a complete reuse of the song “Easter Parade”, written by Berlin for the 1933 Broadway revue As Thousands Cheer and used as a highlight of the 1948 film Easter Parade, starring Astaire and Judy Garland.

The film received a 1943 Academy Award for Best Original Song (Berlin’s “White Christmas”), as well as Academy Award nominations for Best Score (Robert Emmett Dolan) and Best Original Story (Irving Berlin).

No reservations required, but seating is limited and on a first come basis. Doors open at 6:30pm and the films start at 7:00pm. The concession stand will be open with fresh popcorn, refreshments and other tasty treats available.

“We are excited to partner with BRAC to offer free Christmas classic films. BRAC and the Historic Owen Theatre are a vibrant part of our community and history. It’s always a pleasure to work with our friends and neighbors!” – Cris Bohinc, Administrator Historic Downtown Branson CID

We recommend you arrive early for best parking, then take some time before the films to shop, dine and explore downtown! Take in the dazzling lights with fantastic displays including an impressive 102 custom fixtures featuring over 100,000 LED lights that will glow south of Business 65 along Main, Commercial, and Sycamore streets.  Directly behind the Historic Owen Theatre, you’ll see the new Chiefs Kingdom Ozark Mountain Christmas Tree in Liberty Plaza. From Main Street in downtown, you can look on the hill across Lake Taneycomo to see Branson’s oldest Christmas tradition since 1949, The “Adoration” Nativity scene.

In 2006, downtown Branson worked with the city and state to form the Historic Downtown Branson CID. The purpose was to help Historic Downtown generate more visitors when its new neighbor arrived; The Branson Landing. The downtown CID started the first public transportation system in Branson and operated within a “Community Improvement District”. The FREE trolleys join Historic Downtown with The Landing! The “District” provides many things. Several trolleys that are free for riders and paid for by a 1-cent sales tax collected by businesses in the district. Also, the Christmas light displays, lots of advertising on TV, social media, website and so much more!!

The District also partners with the DBBA to get out over 200,000 downtown brochures annually and other needs. The CID is currently working with the city to make upgrades to the public Awbery bathroom and to have the downtown’s landscaping completely redone in the Spring!

The Historic Downtown Branson CID’s only goal, is to bring more business and beauty to downtown!!

Visit RideSparky.com for updates, the live trolley tracker and much more!

The Historic Downtown Branson Community Improvement District is pleased to partner with Branson Regional Arts Council to offer FREE Classic Holiday Films at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S Commercial St., Downtown Branson.

  • It’s A Wonderful Life (1946 – featuring James Stewart and Donna Reed)

Everyone is invited to join us this Monday, December 4th at 7pm and relive the nostalgia of great holiday movies at the Historic Owen Theatre with your family and friends!

FREE ADMISSION – SEATING IS LIMITED

No reservations required, but seating is limited and on a first come basis. Doors open at 6:30pm and the films start at 7:00pm. The concession stand will be open with fresh popcorn, refreshments and other tasty treats available.

It’s a Wonderful Life is considered to be one of the greatest films of all time and among the best Christmas films. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and has been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made. It was #11 on the American Film Institute’s 1998 greatest movie list, #20 on its 2007 greatest movie list, and #1 on its list of the most inspirational American films of all time.

“We are excited to partner with BRAC to offer free Christmas classic films. BRAC and the Historic Owen Theatre are a vibrant part of our community and history. It’s always a pleasure to work with our friends and neighbors!” – Cris Bohinc, Administrator Historic Downtown Branson CID

We recommend you arrive early for best parking, then take some time before the films to shop, dine and explore downtown! Take in the dazzling lights with fantastic displays including an impressive 102 custom fixtures featuring over 100,000 LED lights that will glow south of Business 65 along Main, Commercial, and Sycamore streets.  Directly behind the Historic Owen Theatre, you’ll see the new Chiefs Kingdom Ozark Mountain Christmas Tree in Liberty Plaza. From Main Street in downtown, you can look on the hill across Lake Taneycomo to see Branson’s oldest Christmas tradition since 1949, The “Adoration” Nativity scene.

In 2006, downtown Branson worked with the city and state to form the Historic Downtown Branson CID. The purpose was to help Historic Downtown generate more visitors when its new neighbor arrived; The Branson Landing. The downtown CID started the first public transportation system in Branson and operated within a “Community Improvement District”. The FREE trolleys join Historic Downtown with The Landing! The “District” provides many things. Several trolleys that are free for riders and paid for by a 1-cent sales tax collected by businesses in the district. Also, the Christmas light displays, lots of advertising on TV, social media, website and so much more!!

The District also partners with the DBBA to get out over 200,000 downtown brochures annually and other needs. The CID is currently working with the city to make upgrades to the public Awbery bathroom and to have the downtown’s landscaping completely redone in the Spring!

The Historic Downtown Branson CID’s only goal, is to bring more business and beauty to downtown!!

Visit RideSparky.com for updates, the live trolley tracker and much more!