Branson Show Awards Presentation Monday June 26th

BRANSON SHOW AWARDS PRESENTATION MONDAY JUNE 26th!

The Branson Regional Arts Council is pleased to sponsor the Branson Show Awards once again this year.

2016 BRANSON SHOW AWARDS PRESENTATIONS

  • Monday, June 26th
  • Jackie B. Goode’s Uptown Cafe, 285 MO-165, Branson, MO 65616
  • Presentations between 2:30pm and 4:30pm CST

2016 Award Winning Branson Performers and Shows will receive their awards at an informal reception this Monday at the Uptown Cafe. The public is invited to drop by and cheer on your favorite artist as they receive their award. Food and refreshments may be ordered at the restaurant.

2016 Branson Show Awards Winners are…

BEST SHOW – Clay Cooper’s Country Express
BEST LEGACY SHOW – Barbara Fairchild
BEST NEW SHOW – Rock and Roll Revival
BEST COMEDY SHOW – Smoke On The Mountain
BEST GOSPEL SHOW – New South Gospel
BEST VARIETY SHOW – The Duttons
BEST THEATRICAL PRODUCTION – Moses
BEST MORNING SHOW – The Bretts
BEST SHOW FOR FAMILIES – Amazing Pets
BEST MUSICAL FAMILY – The Haygoods
BEST TRIBUTE SHOW – Carpenters Once More
BEST DINNER SHOW – A Tribute To George Strait
BEST MATINEE SHOW – #1 Hits of the 60’s (& 50’s too)
BEST SHOW LIMITED ENGAGEMENT – Arizona Keepsakes
BEST PATRIOTIC SALUTE – Clay Cooper’s Country Express
BEST MALE VOCALIST – George Dyer
BEST FEMALE VOCALIST – Tamara Tinoco
BEST SINGING GROUP – Statler Brothers Revisited
BEST FEMALE SINGING GROUP – Branson Dreamettes
BEST MALE SINGING GROUP – New Jersey Nights
BEST QUARTET – Million Dollar Quartet
BEST BAND – Labamba
BEST KEYBOARD – Darrell Croy
BEST LEAD GUITAR – Wayne Severson
BEST BASS OR UPRIGHT – Larry Alred
BEST DRUMMER – Josh Gabriel
VIOLINIST OF THE YEAR – Amy Dutton Arambulo
BEST HORN – Marvin Short
BEST INSTRUMENTALIST – Katherine Haygood
BEST TRIBUTE ARTIST – CJ Newsom
BEST IMPRESSIONIST – Terry Sanders
COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR – Terry Sanders
BEST PHYSICAL COMEDY – Jordan Gabriel
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR – Andrea Brett
BEST DANCE TROUPE – Country Express Dancers
BEST FEMALE DANCER – Jennifer Turner
BEST MALE DANCER – Steve Parish
FEMALE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR – Heather Gentry
MALE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR – Timothy D. Dutton
YOUNG MALE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR (age 11-17) – Timothy J. Dutton
YOUNG FEMALE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR (age 11-17) – Nadia Cole
BEST MAGIC SHOW – Illusionist Rick Thomas
BEST DUET – Shane Vorhaben & Dave Sanders
BEST MASTER OF CEREMONIES – Mike Patrick
ENTERTAINERS OF THE YEAR – Hughes Brothers, IT
BEST CHRISTMAS SHOW – Maxine’s Christmas Carol

Madagascar The Musical Adventure Begins This Weekend

Madagascar – The Musical Adventure Begins This Weekend

Branson Regional Arts Council’s Youth Troupe presents DreamWorks Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. at the Forsyth Performing Arts Center (Forsyth High School) this Friday, June 23rd at 7pm, Saturday, June 24th at 7pm, and Sunday, June 25th at 2pm.

General admission for adults and children is $5.00 per person at the door. BRAC Members can attend all three performances at no charge. Annual membership may be purchased in advance at BransonArts.org/membership.

Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows the hilarious animal stars as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo, only to 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!”

We are very excited that our Youth Troupe will be one of the first groups in the nation to present Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. To celebrate, we are inviting all of our supporting members to see this production at no cost.

– Lisa Murphy, BRAC Board President

Youth Troupe cast members of Madagascar are between the ages of 8 and 18 and features: Carter Hendrickson as Alex the Lion, Isabella Hall / Jordan Kendrick as Marty the Zebra, Danielle Groff as Gloria the Hippopotamus, Dakota Cooner as Melman the Giraffe, Ryan Cardwell as Mason the Monkey, Cole Hill / Micah Collins as Skipper the Penguin, Tobias Collins as Kowalski the Penguin, Carlie Strong as Rico the Penguin, Emrie Straka as Private the Penguin, Bo McHenry as Zookeeper Zelda, Audrey Echols as Zookeeper Zoe, Kevin Williams as Zookeeper Zeke, and Micah Collins / Kevin Williams as Ship’s Captain, Abigail Sundahl as King Julien, Jacob Deter as Maurice Lemur, Hallie Groff as Mort Lemur, Anna Cardwell as Lynn Lemur, Austin Cardwell as Lee Lemur, Morgan Brown as Lew Lemur, Cadence Kleeman as Lars Lemur, with the conspiracy of Lemurs played by Lee Brown, Ruthawna Collins, Charis Myers, Jael Frost, Korey Brown, Olivia Sundahl, Luke Sundahl, Caleb Sundahl and Molly McNeil.

Zoo Guests are played by Lee Brown, Ruthana Collins, Cadence Kleeman, Charis Myers, Jael Frost, Caleb Sundahl, Luke Sundahl, Olivia Sundahl, Betsy Sundahl, and Hallie Horn.

Lionesses are played by Olivia Fennell, Ashley Williams, Isabella Hall, Abigail Sundahl and Macy Martin.

The Head Foosa is played by Derek Brown with other Foosa’s Katie Sundahl, Betsy Sundahl, Audrey Echols, Bo McHenry and Hallie Horn.

Steaks are played by Macy Martin, Ashley Williams, Audrey Echols, Isabella Hall and Olivia Fennell.

Other featured actors include Cameron Hammernose and Morgan Brown as New Yorkers, Katie Sundahl as the Camerawoman, Audrey Echols as the Subway Announcer, Korey Brown as Police Officer #1, Morgan Brown as Police Officer #2, Derek Brown as Police Officer #3, Jacob Deeter as Animal Control Officer / Newspaper Man, and Molly McNeil as the Old Lady.

DreamWorks Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting theatres from around the world the rights to perform the greatest selection of musicals from Broadway and beyond. Founded by composer Frank Loesser and orchestrator Don Walker in 1952, MTI is a driving force in advancing musical theatre as a vibrant and engaging art form.

 

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Youth Troupe Actors Run Wild In Madagascar A Musical Adventure

Branson Regional Arts Council presents Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR.

Place: Forsyth Performing Arts Center, 178 Panther Road, Forsyth, MO 65653

  • Friday, June 23rd at 7pm

  • Saturday, June 24th at 7pm

  • Sunday, June 25th at 2pm

BRAC Youth Troupe Actors RUN WILD with their production of DREAMWORKS MADAGASCAR – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE JR.


The Branson Regional Arts Council (BRAC) invites area residents to escape the “zoo” of life and join them on a transatlantic musical adventure when its Youth Troupe actors perform DreamWorks Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. beginning Friday, June 23rd.  Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture, the show follows a group of Central Park Zoo animals who are unexpectedly shipped to Africa.

Drew Cohen – President of Music Theatre International

DreamWorks Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows four friends who are thrust into an exciting, high-stakes, international adventure at the very moment in which they start to imagine the possibilities beyond the safe environment in which they live. The BRAC Youth Troupe actors are on a similar journey, they are experimenting with new skill sets as they venture into new territory personally and creatively, and they are forming new friendships through the shared experience of collaborating on this show.  MTI, through its Broadway Junior™ division, works with the authors of classic musicals to create special editions suitable for students to perform.

Drew Cohen – Music Theatre International

Branson Reginal Arts Council presents DreamWorks Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR.  at the Forsyth Performing Arts Center on Friday, June 23rd at 7pm, Saturday, June 24th at 7pm, and Sunday, June 25th at 2pm.

General admission for adults and children is $5.00 per person at the door.
BRAC Members can attend all three performances at no charge.

Lisa Murphy – President of Branson Regional Arts Council

We are very excited to announce that our Youth Troupe will be one of the first groups in the nation to present Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. Families will really enjoy experiencing this production together, and we have a great cast of talented young actors who will sing and dance their way into your hearts.

To celebrate our first show of the year, we are inviting all of our supporting members to see this production at NO COST! If you aren’t a member yet, we encourage you to join us today!

 – Lisa Murphy, BRAC President

Claim This Member Benefit… Join BRAC Today!

Annual BRAC Memberships may be purchased online for only $20 (individual) or $50 (family) and provide additional benefits throughout the year. Visit BransonArts.org/membership/ for more information.


DreamWorks Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. features original music and lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan and a book by Kevin Del Aguila.  As the show opens we learn that Marty the zebra may be celebrating his tenth birthday at the Central Park Zoo with his friends Alex the lion, Gloria the hippo, and Melman the giraffe, yet he longs to experience life outside of the zoo’s walls. When Marty eventually escapes, his animal friends from the zoo pursue him into New York City. After reuniting, the animals are chased by the police, and ultimately felled by tranquilizer darts. They awake, trapped in crates, on a ship, which – through a series of events – is thrown off course.  Upon reaching land the animals discover they have been shipwrecked on the island of Madagascar.  Ultimately, it is only in being so lost that they can begin to discover where they really belong. 

DreamWorks Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Music Theatre International (MTI) is one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting theatres from around the world the rights to perform the greatest selection of musicals from Broadway and beyond. Founded by composer Frank Loesser and orchestrator Don Walker in 1952, MTI is a driving force in advancing musical theatre as a vibrant and engaging art form.

MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these musicals to provide official scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to over 70,000 professional, community and school theaters in the US and in over 60 countries worldwide.

MTI is particularly dedicated to educational theatre and has created special collections to meet the needs of various types of performers and audiences. MTI’s Broadway Junior™ shows are 30 and 60-minute musicals for elementary and middle school-aged performers, while MTI’s School Editions are musicals annotated for performance by high school students.