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Arts Council Volunteer Rally This Saturday

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




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Snowdeer Christmas Musical Takes Flight This Saturday

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.

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Neil Diamond and Karen Carpenter Appreciation Shows To Benefit Arts Council

The Branson Regional Arts Council invites all area residents to experience two amazing Branson shows for equally amazing prices!

Keith Alynn’s A Neil Diamond Tribute and Dianna Lynn’s Carpenters Christmas Once More, are both showing their support of the Arts Council by inviting area residents to see their award-winning shows in exchange for a $10 per seat donation to the Branson Regional Arts Council.  These seats can only be reserved through the payment links below.  All major credit cards or PayPal is accepted.

If you prefer to pay by check, please send payments to: Branson Regional Arts Council (Carpenters Show or Neil Diamond Show), P.O. Box 2004, Branson, MO 65615

Checks should be made payable to: Branson Regional Arts Council

Please join the Arts Council in showing appreciation for these wonderful performers who have endeared themselves to the Branson community for many years.  Their shows are tremendous, and their support of the Arts Council’s upcoming transition into the Historic Owen Theatre is appreciated.


The Carpenters Christmas Once More | Friday, November 17th – 1:00pm Showtime – $10 Donation Per Seat

“The Carpenters Christmas Once More” features the incredible hits from the brother and sister duo that delighted the world with their love songs! This show stars Dianna Lynn and her amazing ability to replicate the unique vocal qualities of Karen Carpenter; an exceptional singer and gifted drummer whose smooth and beautiful vocals made you smile and cry as she helped create the soundtrack for dances, weddings, and other celebrations in the 70’s and 80’s. She may have left us far too soon, but her legacy lives on in gorgeous songs that have endured throughout decades of hair bands, hard rock, house music, and rap. Good music never loses its appeal!

Come celebrate one Unforgettable Voice and one unforgettable duo, with the sounds of The Carpenters Christmas Once More featuring Branson Show Awards 2016 Tribute Show of the Year. From the birth of this dynamic duo to the last of their public performances, this heartwarming show highlights hits like Close To You, For, Postman, Ticket To Ride, No Place Like Home, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, Sleigh Ride, The Christmas Song and many more! You never know who might pop in to Celebrate the Sounds of Carpenters Christmas Once More during the show. Quick Change, multi media, comedy and incredible vocals round out this 90 minute, heartfelt tribute.


A Neil Diamond Tribute | Wednesday, November 15th – 7:00pm Showtime – $10 Donation Per Seat

“A Neil Diamond Tribute” gives Branson its very own pop legend, or the closest thing to the real Neil Diamond you’ll ever see and hear, courtesy of veteran tribute artist, Keith Allynn! It’s not hard to find look- alikes; it’s not hard to find sound-alikes, it’s rare to find both embodied in one sensational artist, and he’s performing right here in Branson’s historic downtown district. Few artists ever achieve the level of superstardom enjoyed by Neil Diamond; he’s won both a Golden Globe and a Grammy, been recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2011, and found a long list of his songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, including #1 hits, Cracklin’ Rosie, Song Sung Blue, and You Don’t Bring Me Flowers. His other Top Ten hits include America, Sweet Caroline, I Am…I Said, and Longfellow Serenade. It’s a daunting task to take on such a legend, but Keith Allynn assumes the role with ease…the look, the voice, even the mannerisms; it’s not merely an impersonation, it’s a passionate tribute of epic proportions!

In addition to his uncanny Neil Diamond act, Keith Allynn has captured the true essence of Elvis Presley, landing himself on Graceland’s Top Ten Elvis Artist list, and he’s racked up the laughs as a stand-up comedian opening for the likes of comic legends, Robin Williams, Chris Rock, and Tim Allen. But it’s his “Neil Diamond Tribute” that’s gained him fans and endorsements from folks like Tom Jones and Tony Orlando. Come see why Branson audiences just can’t get enough of “A Neil Diamond Tribute!”