The Branson Regional Arts Council is holding open auditions for two of it’s upcoming productions at the Historic Owen Theatre.  Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy, The Odd Couple, and the incredible musical presentation, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

The Odd Couple – Auditions
January 18, 2020 6pm-9pm
January 19, 2020 6pm-7pm
At: Historic Owen Theatre, Branson MO
Click Here For Audition Details.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Auditions
January 24, 2020 6pm-8pm
January 25, 2020 6pm-8pm
At: Historic Owen Theatre, Branson MO
Click Here For Audition Details.

The Odd Couple is a play by American playwright, Neil Simon. It premiered on Broadway in 1965 and tells the story of two very different roommates who must find ways to get along. It’s a very popular play which has been adapted into both a film and a television series. “The Odd Couple” received a nomination in 1965 for the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award. The BRAC production is directed by Jody Madaras.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature. The production howcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel. The BRAC production is directed by Jordan Alexander-Holt.

The Branson Regional Arts Council announces registration for an 8-Week Session of Tap & Jazz Dance Classes at the Historic Owen Theatre.

Boys and Girls, ages 7-18, are invited to join the fun every Friday from March 6th – April 24th for eight fun filled, non-intimidating dance classes. Each class is

DANCE CLASS REGISTRATION

Through these weekly courses, Beginner and Intermediate Dancers will learn and explore the details to dance basics and the technique behind it all. At the end of the school year, they will participate in group numbers to be performed in BRAC’s end of year student education showcase.

Click here for registration information. Payments by Credit Card or Personal Check Accepted.

Class Times:

  • 4:30-5:30 Jazz 1 (ages 7-11, $10 per class = $80 total)
  • 5:30-6:15 Tap 1 (ages 7-11, $7.50 per class = $60 total)
  • 6:30-7:30 Jazz 2 (ages 12-18, $10 per class = $80 total)
  • 7:30-8:30 Tap 2 (ages 12-18, $10 per class = $80 total)

Class Schedule:

  • Mar 6 (Fri), Mar 13 (Fri), Mar 20 (Fri), Mar 27 (Fri)
  • Apr 3 (Fri), Apr 10 (Fri), Apr 17 (Fri), Apr 24 (Fri)

Meet the instructor, Kristen Dasto:
A six year Rockette Summer Intensive alumni, originally from Southaven, Mississippi, Kristen began dancing at the young age of two years old and hasn’t stopped! She moved to New York in October of 2015 to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) where she trained with industry professionals in dance, voice, and acting. After her first year, Kristen transferred to begin her training at Broadway Dance Center (BDC) in their Training Program where she graduated with a Certificate of Completion in April, 2017.
Shortly after graduating from BDC, Kristen received her a certification in Classical Pilates through PowerPilates.
Kristen is currently working as the Head Dance Team Coach for Branson High School’s Dance Team, The Sweethearts. Along with choreographing all routines for the team to perform at special occasions and sporting events, she is getting her team ready for competitions with the hope of qualifying for the State Championships in the spring of 2020.
When she is not performing, she continues her own training in dance, voice, and acting as she knows always more to learn and room to grow in the arts industry.
Kristen loves helping others learn the essentials that she has learned and watching them grow to become the best they can possibly be.

Rock Room Art Gallery At The Historic Owen Theatre

When the Branson Regional Arts Council began operations from their new home in the Historic Owen Theatre in January 2018, one of their short term goals was to create an artist gallery, within the venue, as a place to feature a variety of area artists in rotation to coincide with major theatrical musicals and plays on the Owen Theatre stage.

“This gallery space fits perfectly into our long term goal of preserving the rich cultural heritage that Jim Owen brought to our community when he built the entertainment venue in 1936. In fact, in addition to the movie theatre, the original use of this facility included a jewelry and art gallery shop curated by Elsa Bates Freund, the famed Ozarks artist and good friend of Jim Owen.”
– Jim Barber, Executive Director of the Arts Council

Elsa Bates Freund was commemorated by the City of Branson and the Branson Art Council with a metal plaque in her honor, mounted to the front entrance of the Historic Owen Theatre building on South Commercial Street.

Two of her four original wall murals are still on display inside the seating area of the theatre. Unfortunately, a previous tenant painted over two of the four murals, but the Arts Council is exploring the possibility of restoring those original works for future generations to enjoy.

Creation of this new artist gallery space was possible because of the generous donations and hard work from several volunteer board members of the Branson Regional Arts Council and others. Special thanks to Marty Schmitt (donated art wall hanging system), Darla Howe, Nathan Howe, Kim Hale, Art Hale (room preparation, sanding painting, staining, lighting fixtures and curtains), and Lowe’s Hollister (donated paint and stain).

James “Kwaku” Addai

Lisa Murphy, BRAC Board Member Emeritus and Art Committee Chair, invited Internationally renowned artist, James “Kwaku” Addai, to be the first artist featured in the new gallery space.  An opening night reception at the gallery was celebrated by patrons attending the musical Seven Brides For Seven Brothers on November 1st, with special music provided by pianist Delyla Uebel.

Several of Addai’s works have been on display for the past two theatre productions, and were enjoyed by approximately 2,000 patrons. He also donated his artistic skills to paint a canvas mountain scene backdrop for the Seven Brides for Seven Brothers musical production.

If you didn’t get an opportunity to see Mr. Addai’s work at the Historic Owen Theatre, he is also currently featured at the Branson Convention Center Art Exhibition along with a dozen other talented area artists. This Branson Regional Arts Council sponsored exhibition is located on the second floor tier of the Branson Convention Center, and open year round to the general public.

Coming to the Rock Room Gallery in 2020…

In 2020, the Arts Council plans on featuring a wide variety of local area artists in the Rock Room Gallery, with rotating exhibitions that relate in some way to the featured stage production at the time.

Currently, the gallery exhibits will only be open to the public in conjunction with any live musicals or plays presented at the theatre. Discussions are in the works, however, to secure a full or part-time curator so that regular gallery visiting hours may be established year-round.

Call For Artists…

On February 14th, the musical The Wizard Of Oz will be presented, and any artists who would like to submit theme related works for consideration to be displayed in the gallery are asked to contact the Branson Regional Arts Council at info@bransonarts.org. If selected, artists will be able to offer their exhibited works for sale to the public during the run of the musical which is expected to play to sold out audiences through March 1st.

Rock Room Gallery at the Historic Owen Theatre

The Branson Regional Arts Council is thankful for the tremendous financial support we have received from our theatre patrons, benefactors, members and grant providers in 2019. You are helping us to grown an incredible community arts program that our area has needed for so very long.

Please consider making a year-end financial contribution! 

“The prescription for a healthy Community Arts program includes an annual vision check to be certain we have a clear understanding of where we are heading as an organization. If you take a look at what we’ve accomplished in just the past two years, everything comes into focus! Please consider making a year-end 2019 financial contribution to help us achieve our 2020 Vision for all residents of the Branson area!”
– Jim Barber – BRAC Executive Director

Our 2020 Vision is to continue the growth that was started in 2018, and make significant progress towards paying off the theatre venue so we can ensure that our community will continue to benefit from these arts programs for generations to come!

Since moving our offices into the Historic Owen Theatre in January 2018, BRAC has presented NINETEEN major productions (musicals and plays), and several cabaret style concerts. Over 18,000 patron tickets were generated for those programs! That year we also founded a Youth Arts Education Program for students ages 8-18, providing high quality education in vocal music, theatre arts and dance from certified instructors. In February 2019, our youth show choir STACCATO successfully represented the Ozarks at Festival Disney, a national music competition in Florida. Our Branson Convention Center Art Exhibition has been viewed by an estimated 100,000 visitors each year! In November 2019 we opened the “Rock Room Gallery” inside the Historic Owen Theatre as a new way to promote local area artists, as well as hold visual arts painting classes for kids and adults! These programs are making a positive impact on our entire region, and we would be honored if you would join us in our efforts to grow arts opportunities for residents across the Ozarks!

HERE ARE A FEW WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR, AND HELP OUR 2020 VISION BECOME A REALITY!

  • GENERAL DONATIONS OF ANY AMOUNT (The Branson Arts Council, Inc. EID: 43-1606888)
    Since we are a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization, your donation will be fully tax-deductible. Donations may be mailed to: BRAC, PO Box 2004, Branson, MO 65615
  • BRAC MEMBERSHIP (Personal or Business)
    Various levels of membership that include special perks! Visit BransonArts.org/membership.
  • BUY-A_SEAT at the Historic Owen Theatre
    $500 Donation includes a brass nameplate in your honor. Visit BransonArts.org/buyaseat.
  • CENTER STAGE SPONSORSHIP of an upcoming musical or play Put your business in the limelight as a production sponsor. Contact us for various sponsor opportunities.
  • HISTORIC OWEN THEATRE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FUND
    Your tax deductible donation will assist BRAC with the purchase and preservation of the theatre. Donations for this fund may be mailed to: BRAC, PO Box 2004, Branson, MO 65615 (indicate Capital Campaign on the check)
  • SEASON SHOW PASS to the Historic Owen Theatre
    Get the best seats and save money by purchasing tickets in advance. Visit BransonArts.org/pass
  • VOLUNTEER in 2020
    If you aren’t able to support the arts financially, we still have important ways for you to get involved in all we are doing. Visit BransonArts.org/volunteer.

The Branson Regional Arts Council is excited to announce the cast of their 2020 opening musical, The Wizard of Oz. “Despite the cold weather, we had a great turnout for the auditions this week, and our show Producers and Directors had a real challenge in selecting just the right people for each role because everyone was so talented,” said Jim Barber, BRAC Executive Director. “For those who were not selected this time, please try out for one of our upcoming auditions as we would love to work with all of you.”

Congratulations to the following 32 cast members of The Wizard of Oz – The Musical:

Featured Cast Members

  • Dorothy GaleTaylor Haverstick
  • Hunk/ScarecrowMichael Phillips
  • Hickory/Tin ManCarlos Morales
  • Zeke/Cowardly LionSean Neil Myers
  • Almira Gulch/Wicked Witch of the WestJennifer Kersey
  • Professor Marvel/The WizardKerry Richardson
  • GlindaRachael Jones
  • Aunt  EmMindy Law
  • Uncle HenryMike Cooper
  • NikkoEvan Sanders

Front Lobby Character Actor… Dylan Pratt (as Winkie Guard)

Adult Ensemble Cast (Featured Ensemble roles will be announced in rehearsal)
Carter Hendrickson, Megan Rodgers, Pace Gillman, Brenna
Bergeron, Alex Harris, Tanner McGowan, Julie Brinkman, Sarah Sutherland, Joey Blackwood, Julie Musser, Paige Patric, Rachel Merrick, Jordan Kendrick

Munchkins
Hallie Groff, Ashley Rodgers, Jake Musser, Sophie Douglas, Liam
Sutherland, Lee Brown, Silvie Barbour, and Josslynn Silvy.

The Production Team includes: Kim Hale, Karie Dykeman, Lisa Murphy (Producers), Jacob Deck (Director), and Caitlin Secrest (Music Director).

TICKETS ON SALE NOW…

Advance reserved seat tickets for The Wizard of Oz are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the Historic Owen Theatre at 417-336-4255. Show dates are from February 14 – March 1, 2020.

Branson area residents are invited to enjoy a special, one-of-a-kind Holiday Showcase Christmas Concert featuring the young talented members of the Branson Regional Arts Council’s Staccato Show Choir.

The concert is on Tuesday, December 17th at 7pm at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson. All seats are $10 and proceeds benefit the BRAC Youth Education Fund, which provides performing opportunities for area youth between the ages of 8 and 18.

Staccato Show Choir is an energetic advanced musical group that combines a challenging music repertoire with entertaining choreography. The choir focuses on elevating and applying its formal training into lively, breath taking “show” style performances. Students meet at the Historic Owen Theatre and study advanced music theory, vocal warm up, stage etiquette, presence and showmanship, as well as multi-part choral music.

General seating, no reservations required. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at BransonArts.org/showcase, or at the door.

The Branson Regional Arts Council is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and provides a wide variety of artistic events and theatrical programs for all residents in the Ozarks. Financial support for many of these programs is provided by the Missouri Arts Council and through the generous contributions of private donors and Arts Council members.

The Branson Regional Arts Council announces open cast auditions for all roles for our upcoming musical production of THE WIZARD OF OZ.

Audition Dates/Times:

  • Sunday, Dec 15th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, Dec 18th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location:

  • Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616

Rehearsal Dates/Times:

  • Sundays through Thursdays (tentative)
  • Initial Cast Meeting – January 4, 2020, 6:00pm
  • January 5, 2020 – February 13, 2020, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (tentative)

Performance Dates/Times:

  • Feb 14-16, Feb 21-23, Feb 28-Mar 1 (12 performances)
  • Evening Performances @ 7:00 pm – Matinee Performances @ 2:00 pm

Producers: Kim Hale, Karie Dykeman, Lisa Murphy
Director: Jacob Deck
Music Director: Caitlin Secrest

About The Show:
This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for 80 years!

This will be the RSC version of THE WIZARD OF OZ, and includes the songs “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had A Brain/A Heart/The Nerve,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road),” “The Jitterbug,” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz,” “Poppies (Optimistic Voices)” and “If I Were King Of The Forest.”

IMPORTANT:
Please prepare (1) song and bring Karaoke tracks for your musical audition on phone or as an MP3 on a thumb drive. If you are reading for a specific role, please sing that characters song from The Wizard of Oz (not required).

Please be prepared to run through some simple choreography. Dress in comfortable, loose clothing, no high heels or ruby slippers.

You may be asked to do a cold read from the script.

 

Character Breakdown – Principal Roles:

Dorothy Gale – The heroine of our Fairytale, young, full of energy, strength and kindness. Must be strong dancer, singer and actress.

Professor Marvel/The Wizard of OZ – Professor Marvel portrays himself as one who knows many things and has great wisdom in all matters with the help of his crystal ball. Must be a strong actor. Wizard of Oz is a mysterious character that rules over Oz. Must be strong actor with crisp clear voice and commanding presence.

Hunk/The Scarecrow – Hunk is the thinker of the bunch who speaks his mind. Must be a strong actor with good comedic timing. The Scarecrow is made of straw and walks with constant unrestricted movements. He has no brain but often says more intelligent and insightful things than any other person in the musical. Must be a strong singer, actor and dancer.

Zeke/The Cowardly Lion – Zeke is the farmhand Dorothy turns to for encouragement and courage. He is sweet and comforting but easily spooked. Must be a strong actor.
The Cowardly Lion wishes to go home throughout the adventures in Oz but his friends never let him. In the end he finds the courage he thought he was lacking. Must be strong dancer, singer and actor and have great comedic timing.

Hickory/The Tin Man – Hickory is emotionally charged farmhand who desires great things. He is quick witted and lovable. The Tin Man is the most loving and emotional character in the musical. He wants nothing more than to have his heart back. He is strong, protective and encouraging. Must be a strong dancer (tap), singer and actor.

Aunt Em/Glinda the Good Witch – Emily Gale is the Aunt of Dorothy who leads a busy and tiring life on her Kansas farm. Strong actress capable of portraying a strong motherly character. Glinda the Good Witch of the North watches over Dorothy and her friends. She is caring and nurturing and is a great aid to anyone in need. She must portray dignity and grace. Strong actress and good singer for her solos in Munchkinland and Poppy field.

Miss Gulch/The Wicked Witch of the West – Miss Gulch is uptight neighbor who attempts to take Dorothy’s beloved dog Toto away from her. She is harsh, mean and strict spirit but also has a good delivery of sarcastic banter. The Wicked Witch of the West is the villain of our story. She follows our four friends throughout the land of OZ striking fear into them any way she can. While she is a bully with a fantastically creepy cackle she also has a playful fun side. Actress must be able to blend the witch’s wicked ways with her sarcastic wit.

Character Breakdown – Supporting Roles:

Uncle Henry – Uncle Henry is a busy man trying to keep his farm afloat. He is goodhearted and good natured.

Three Crows – Three male crows sing with Scarecrow in “If I only had a brain. Must be good dancers, singers and actors.

Three Trees – Three female trees sing along with Tin Man in “If I only had a heart”. Must have good singing and speaking voices.

Mayor of Munchkinland – Must be a strong speaker and singer.

Coroner of Munchkinland – Should be a good singer with a unique voice.

Lullaby League – 3 Tots – Ballerinas – Must have sweet voices and be able to dance on pointe.

Lollipop Guild – 3 Tough Guys – Must be good singers and dancers.

Winkie General – Head of the Witch’s Army

Nikko – Head of the Flying Monkeys

Flying Monkeys

Poppies & Snowflakes

Emerald City Guard

Jitterbug Lead Dancers, Jitterbugs and Ghosts


Practice Accompaniment Tracks on YouTube To Help Inspire Or Get You Started…

Over The Rainbow
Follow The Yellow Brick Road
If I Only Had A Heart
If I Only Had The Nerve
If I Were The King Of The Forest
Munchkin Musical Sequence
The Jitterbug
Entre’ Acte / Merry Old Land Of Oz
Original Movie Soundtrack Songs

The Branson Regional Arts Council Celebrates #GivingTuesday and pledges to the BRAC Youth Education Fund.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday takes place on Tuesday, December 3rd and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

The Branson Regional Arts Council has established it’s BRAC Youth Education Fund to provide financial support to our theatre and music conservatory students between the ages of 8 and 18. Our goal is to make it possible for any student, regardless of their personal financial means, to have an opportunity to participate in at least one of our youth arts performance troupes.  Our Staccato Show Choir has been performing locally for a variety of community events in 2019, such as the Hollister Grape & Fall Festival, the First Friday & BBQ FEST at Liberty Plaza, the 12th Annual Piccadilly Gala, as well as their own Holiday Showcase Concert coming up on December 17th at the Historic Owen Theatre [click for info].

“It feels so good to see our young performers excel and improve through the programming developed by the Branson Regional Arts Council. Our Youth Education fund is providing our area students with many opportunities to learn and grow. Major credit goes to the amazing leadership and training they receive from our Vocal Education Director Lloyd Alexander-Holt, Dance Director Kristen Dasto, Theatre Director Jacob Estes, Vocal Instructors Roger & Karen Bergford and Theatre Instructor Jake Deck. Can you help support this effort in some small or significant way?” – Jim Barber, BRAC Executive Director

HOW TO DONATE TO #GivingTuesday

YOUTH EDUCATION FUND DONATION

Donations specifically towards the BRAC Youth Education Fund may be made via the Facebook Fundraiser Link Button above, or by mailing a personal donation check payable to BRAC (notate Youth Education Fund in the memo) to: BRAC, P.O. Box 2004, Branson, MO 65615

DOUBLE YOUR DONATION… Beginning at 7:00am CST on Tuesday, December 3rd, Facebook will be matching any donations (via the link above) dollar for dollar on a first come first serve basis until it hits 7 million dollars in donations matched! That’s an incredible way to double your donation!

Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y – a community and cultural center in New York City − #GivingTuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $300 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness. “We are incredibly inspired by the way the #GivingTuesday community has embraced this concept for a worldwide movement,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and Executive Director of 92Y. “As we prepare for November 27, we’re energized and encouraged by the community’s generosity. The levels of creativity, effort and the quality of the new ideas people have contributed and shared are phenomenal.”

Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters come to life in a lavish and thrilling Broadway musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol, The Musical. Presented for the first time in Branson, this version of the holiday classic runs for 8 performances at the Historic Owen Theatre, December 5-15th.

The Branson Regional Arts Council is excited to present this spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most well-known story, featuring an impressive music score by Broadway heavy hitters Alan Mencken (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island).

HISTORIC OWEN THEATRE TICKETS

In this classic tale, a prosperous curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge, believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful “Happy Christmas” before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him.

The cast of A Christmas Carol include: Michael David LaGue (Scrooge), Charlee Mitchell (Tiny Tim – child), Sean Neil Myers (Mr. Fezziwig / Beadle / Charity Man), Alex Harris (Mr Smythe / Scrooge’s Father / Old Joe / Ghost Dancer / Dancer / Ensemble), Jack Cathcart (Mr. Cratchit / Ensemble), Lundyn Mitchell (Grace Smythe / Caroler / Fan / Ensemble), Aaron Williams (Young Marley / Charity Man / Poulterer / Mr. Hawkins / Fishmonger / Ensemble), Tanner McGowan (Ghost Of Christmas Past / Lamplighter / Dancer / Ensemble), Brendon Boyd Dalton (Ghost Of Christmas Present /Sandwichboard Man / Dancer / Undertaker / Ensemble), Chrystal Blair (Ghost Of Christmas Future / Blind Old Hag / Ensemble), Liya Rivere (Martha / Ghost Dancer / Dancer / Monk), Julie Brinkman (Mrs. Cratchit / Scrooge’s Mom / Charwoman / Dancer), Evan Sanders (Fred / Dancer / Ensemble), Pace Gilman (Jonathan / Chratchit Child / Ghost Dancer / Dancer), Mac Hill (Marley / Banker / Ensemble), Mindy Law (Mrs. Mops / Rich Woman / Fred’s Guest), Jacob Estes (Judge Voiceover), Liam Hill (Child Scrooge / Ignorance / Boy Worker / Ensemble), Hallie Groff (Fred’s Daughter / Dancer / Ensemble), Jacob Deck (Young Scrooge / Charity Man / Banker / Ghost Dancer / Undertaker / Feature Ensemble), Sarah Williams (Mrs. Fezziwig / Caroler / Ensemble), Taylor Haverstick (Emily / Sally / Ghost Dancer / Caroler / Rich Woman / Dancer), Megan Rodgers (Rich Woman / Ghost Dancer / Dancer / Ensemble), Somer Dean (Rich Woman / Ghost Dancer / Dancer / Monk / Ensemble) and Brenna Bergeron (Rich Woman / Ghost Dancer / Dancer / Monk / Ensemble).

The production team includes: Karie Dykeman (Producer / Stage Manager), Kim Hale (Producer), Jacob Estes (Director / Hair & Wig Design), Caitlin Secrest (Music Director), Jacob Deck (Choreographer), Corey Mitchell (Technical Director / Set Designer), Ashley Moore (Assistant Stage Manager / Wardrobe), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Design), Mac Hill (Sound Technician), Nicky McQueen (Sound Engineer), Jonathan Crum (Costume Design), Stephanie Groff (Wardrobe), Jordan Alexander-Holt (Hair & Wig Design), Roz Slavik (Prop Master), Marshall Meadows (Photography), Mike Groff, Art Hale, Mac Hill, Lloyd Alexander-Holt, Jordan Alexander-Holt (Set Construction) and Jim Barber (BRAC Executive Director / Marketing).

Tickets are $16.96 (Adults 18+) and $11.45 (Youth 4-17) with proceeds benefitting the Branson Regional Arts Council. Call the Historic Owen Theatre at 417-336-4255 or select seats online at BransonArts.org/tix.

Bring your family to share this memorable holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol, on stage at the Historic Owen Theatre through December 15th.

The Branson Regional Arts Council is presenting a one-day (two-hour) watercolor workshop, where registered participants will learn the techniques of creating an old fashioned Hand-made Christmas Card as seen in the photo.

Old Fashioned Watercolor Christmas Card Workshop

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • 6pm – 8pm
  • Historic Owen Theatre (downtown Branson)

Class Description: This is a one-day workshop for all ages where participants will be walked through a step by step paint along process. We will create a hand-made Christmas card featuring a classic red ornament nestled in the pine branches of a Christmas tree. Join us to learn some new watercolor painting techniques and create a lovely holiday greeting card for a family member or friend.

REGISTER FOR THE CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS

CLICK HERE for more information and to register online for this fun and educational workshop! Call 417-336-4255 with any questions.

 

The 2nd Annual Talent Show to benefit the BRAC Youth Education Fund takes to the stage of the Historic Owen Theatre on Friday, November 22nd at 7pm.

Experience a wide variety of talented kids and adults as they perform their way into your heart! Open seating will begin at 6:30pm and all tickets are just a $10 donation per seat. Cheer for your favorite performers as they compete for your applause and some incredible trophies as selected by our panel of judges.

18 talented performers auditioned and were selected to appear in this year’s line-up. They include: Ralph Hepola and Luke Cooksey (Instrumentalists), Korey Brown (Vocalist), Jordan Kendrick (Vocalist), Sophie Douglas (Vocalist), Kaitlyn and Stephanie Schumacher (Ukelele Act), Wesley Brown (Vocalist), Bethany Brown (Vocalist), Dylan Pratt (Vocalist), Drake Bardwell (Vocalist), Molly Jones (Vocalist), Dominic Giannotti (Magical Dog Act), Savannah Jewsbury (Vocalist), Micah and Sheri Kuenzle (Vocalist/Pianist), Renee Elkady (Vocalist) and Ashley Rodgers (interpretive dance).

BRAC Executive Director Jim Barber will act a Master of Ceremonies, and a panel of celebrity judges will include Jody Maderas, Delyla Uebel, and Kevin Davis.

Jody Maderas is a New York based professional Producer, Actor, Director, Dancer and the creator of the amazing “All Hands On Deck Show” now playing at the Dutton Family Theatre in Branson.

Delyla Uebel is a skilled performer on piano, keyboard, guitar and vocals from Lampe, MO. She has 25 years experience as a High School vocal director and accompanist, with professional touring credits across the country as well as international tours in Japan.

Kevin Davis is a professional musician, song writer, and event promoter from Kentucky. He’s worked with many of Branson’s best known performers and is excited to help the Branson Regional Arts Council with this important fundraising event for our area youth.

The BRAC Talent Show will be for one night only, this Friday evening at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson.

Visit http://BransonArts.org/talentshow for advance tickets! Seating is limited!

Are you an artist? Would like to celebrate your community? Want to showcase your art?

The Branson Regional Arts Council is pleased to help spread the word that Walmart is calling on local artists, art students, or art organizations to submit artwork in celebration of our community. Selected submissions will be reproduced as a large in-store mural. With thousands of customers a day, your art is sure to be seen!

Selected artists will be eligible for a cash stipend.

This program is designed to give our Branson/Springfield area Walmart stores a unique identity that celebrates our community while at the same time promoting local education and the arts. The program is open to local artists of all ages, skill level, and experience.

Artists are invited to visit WalmartMurals.com to register for more information and submit artwork.  Please include the store number (see below) that you would like to submit your work to.

Thank you for helping celebrate our community through Walmart’s new mural program.

Branson Walmart Supercenter #4381
1101 Branson Hills Pkwy

Branson Walmart #32
2050 W 76 Country Blvd

Branson West Walmart Supercenter #2175
18401 State Hwy 13

Nixa Walmart Supercenter #2702
1102 N Massey Blvd

Springfield Walmart Supercenter #2221
2021 E Independence St

This is a national program… lookup the Walmart Store Closest to you at: WalmartMurals.com

Note: This is not a program of the Branson Regional Arts Council, we are simply sharing this information with artists in our area who may be interested in this opportunity.