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Branson Regional Arts Council – 2017 Youth Troupe Audition & Rehearsal Schedule

[fac_icon icon=”star”] Auditions Saturday April 29th 10 am- noon (Branson Community Center)

[fac_icon icon=”star”] Auditions Sunday April 30th 2-4pm (Forsyth Performing Arts Center)

Madagascar/Shakespeare Troupe Rehearsal Schedule

Location: Forsyth Performing Arts Center

  • Tuesday May 23: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Wednesday May 24: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Thursday May 25: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Friday May 26: 3:00 -6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Tuesday May 30: 3:00- 6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Wednesday May 31: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Thursday June 1: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Friday June 2: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Monday June 5: 3:00 -6:00  (Shakespeare Troupe) Rehearsal
  • Tuesday June 6: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Wednesday June 7: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr.  Rehearsal
  • Thursday June 8: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Friday June 9: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Monday June 12: 3:00-6:00 (Shakespeare Troupe) Rehearsal
  • Tuesday June 13: 3:00-6:00 Madagascar Jr. Rehearsal
  • Wednesday June 14: 3:00-7:00 (Headshots will be from 6:00 to 7:00 pm) Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman and King Julian at 2:00 for Make up.
  • Thursday June 15: 3:00-7:00 Madagascar Jr. Dress Rehearsal and Tech with lighting
  • Friday June 16:3:00-7:00  Madagascar Jr. Dress Rehearsal and Tech with lighting
  • Monday June 19: 3:00-6:00 (Shakespeare Troupe) Rehearsal
  • Tuesday June 20 3:00-8:00  Madagascar Jr. Dress Rehearsal and Tech
  • Wednesday June 21 3:00-8:00  Madagascar Jr. Final Dress Rehearsal
  • Thursday June 22: Madagascar Jr. School Performance 1:00 pm Call Time 11:30 am  Brush up Rehearsal 2:30-5:00
  • Friday June 23  Madagascar Jr. Show at 7:00 pm  Call Time 4:30
  • Saturday June 24 Madagascar Jr. Show at 7:00 pm Call Time 4:30
  • Sunday June 25  Madagascar Jr. Show at 2:00 pm Call Time 12:00

Shakespeare Rehearsals & Performance Schedule

  • Monday June 5th    3:00-6:00 Shakespeare Rehearsal
  • Monday June 19th 3:00-6:00 Shakespeare Rehearsal
  • Monday July 17th Shakespeare Rehearsal  (Hollister park) Time TBA
  • Monday July 24th Shakespeare Rehearsal (Hollister park) Time TBA
  • Sunday July 30 Shakespeare Show 7 :00 pm  Call time 5:30 (Hollister Park)
  • Monday July 31 Shakespeare Show  7 :00 pm  Call Time 5:30 (Hollister park)
  • Sunday August 6th Shakespeare Show 7:00pm Call Time 5:30 pm (Hollister Park)
  • Monday August 7th Shakespeare Show  7 :00 pm Call Time 5:30  (Hollister park)

The Branson Arts Council is excited to launch it’s 2017 Community Concert Series to be held at the Old Stone Church in Branson. Co-organized by Americanna Magness, this year’s slate of free concerts promises to include a nice variety of incredible musical performances.

The first concert to kick-off the 2017 season features two extremely talented musicians; Kirsten Weingartner-Weiss (on Viola) and Pamela Davis (on Violin).


Featured performances will include:

Duo in G major – W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

  • Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Rondo

Three Madrigals – Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959

  • Poco Allegro
  • Poco Andante
  • Allegro

Duo in C major – Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Duo Concertant, opus 15, no.3 – Allesandro Rolla (1757-1841)

  • Allegro
  • Andante-Tema di Caraffa, Andantino
  • Rondo-Presto

About the Artists…

A graduate of Indiana University, Pamela Davis is Assistant Concertmaster of the Springfield Symphony, and Concertmaster of the Springfield Regional Opera and Taneycomo Festival Orchestras. After years of teaching public school music and private violin lessons, Pam recently retired from nine years as an administrator, having earned her Masters and Specialist degrees from MSU. Before moving to Missouri, she performed in the Florida Symphony, the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, the Midland Symphony, the Traverse Symphony, the Las Vegas Symphony, the Nevada Chamber Orchestra, and the Serenata Trio. Pam spent 14 years playing and touring with various entertainers in Las Vegas, such as Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, and Henry Mancini, but her favorite musical moments are with Kirsten.

Kirsten Weingartner-Weiss holds music degrees from Illinois Wesleyan and DePaul Universities. She had performed as a member of  several orchestras throughout the Midwest, prior to landing in Branson,  where she made many of her fondest memories and friends in the 11 years she spent with the Lawrence Welk Orchestra.  Currently, Kirsten serves as a the principal violist for the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and the concertmaster for the Springfield Drury Civic Orchestra and is an active chamber musician.

Most recently, she has been busy taking Suzuki teacher training and has started her own private studio, where she teaches approximately 30 violinists and violists from ages 2-62.  Aside from her musical endeavors, Kirsten most enjoys spending time with her beautiful family,  running (slowly),  and making music and mischief with her dear friend, Pam.

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Classic to Pops Musical Concert

Saturday, Sept. 24th 7:00 pm

at the Dee and Rick Uebel Home—see facebook Delyla and Friends

Fundraiser for the Branson Arts Council.  $25 for the evening of music and refreshments at the beautiful home of Dee

Don’t miss this great opportunity.  Tickets are limited, call for tickets today—336-4255

Will include world famous accordionist who has played for Pavarotti



BAC’s 2nd Annual Art Walk in Historic Branson and Hollister is Saturday, June 18, from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Join us in a festive evening enjoying the visual arts. Area artists and local businesses in historic Branson and Hollister are participating by, hosting new art exhibits and featuring artists demonstrating their skills in various media. Musicians will be performing in locations around town for your listening pleasure. Food trucks will be serving up goodies in Hollister in addition to other fine eating establishments in both Branson and Hollister.

Enjoy this opportunity to meet local artists and experience the wonderful variety of fine art that is being created in our community! Artists working in oil, watercolor, acrylic, digital media, ceramics, woodworking, sculpture, and more, will be exhibiting and demonstrating at Art Walk. It promises to be a memorable summer evening for art and music lovers!

PLUS- don’t miss “Music Man, Jr” presented by Branson Arts Council’s Youth Theatre Troupe will be performing at the Historic Owen Theatre- June 18 at 4pm and 7pm during Art Walk and again on Sunday, June 19 at 2pm.

Add this event to your summer calendar of “must do” activities. Branson Arts Council’s Art Walk is FREE!!! It will transform Historic Branson and Hollister into a lively, friendly and varied art gallery for the evening. Most art will be available for purchase and will remain on display until 9:00 PM.

Join Us For a Planning Meeting!

Are you an artist interested in participating in this year’s Art Walk?

Do you wish to support the Arts in our communities?

Would your downtown Branson or Hollister business benefit from more patrons?

Branson Arts Council invites you to attend our planning meeting of the 2nd Annual Art Walk in the downtown districts of Branson and Hollister. We are looking for local artists, businesses, event sponsors and volunteers to participate with us in this exciting cultural event! Opportunities await- come see how you can help in what is becoming one of the most anticipated events of the year in this area!

Planning Meeting 2016

Thursday, April 14 at 6:30pm

Branson Community Center, 201 Compton Dr, Branson, MO

For more information call 417-336-4255

Branson Arts Council presents: 


8/14/2015 and 8/15/2015

Join us at the Historic Owen Theatre (205 South Commercial St, Branson, MO) for a celebration of the magic and artistic vision of acclaimed Japanese animator/writer/director Hayao Miyazaki. We will be showing 3 of Miyazaki’s wonderful films over one weekend. Do not miss out on the rare opportunity to see the anime art form on the big screen in Branson, MO.


Whisper of the Heart
August 14th @ 7:00PM
Cost: $4.00 for kids under 18, $6.00 for adults
Rated G

From the creators of the Academy Award(R)-winning SPIRITED AWAY (Best Animated Feature Film, 2002) comes a tale based on the screenplay from the legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki. During summer vacation, a schoolgirl named Shizuku, who longs to discover her true talents, observes an ordinary-looking cat riding by himself on the train. Intrigued, she decides to follow him. This chance encounter leads her to the mysterious Seiji, a boy who is determined to follow his dreams, and The Baron, a magical cat figurine who helps her listen to the whispers in her heart. Soon, Shizuku’s exciting adventures carry her far beyond the boundaries of her imagination. Featuring extraordinary storytelling, enchanting animation, and an all-star voice cast, this movie will inspire dreams and warm hearts of all ages. ~~(c) 1995 Aoi Hiiragi/Shueisha Nibariki GNH


My Neighbor Tortoro

August 15th @ 1:00PM
Cost: $4.00 for kids 18 and under, $6.00 for adults
Rated G

Visionary and Academy Award(R)-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (2002, Best Animated Feature, SPIRITED AWAY) has created a heartwarming, music-filled and wonderful world in MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, a delightfully animated family adventure. Follow the adventures of Satsuki and her four-year-old sister Mei when they move into a new home in the countryside. To their delight, they discover that their new neighbor is a mysterious forest spirit called Totoro — who can be seen only through the eyes of a child. Totoro introduces them to extraordinary characters — including a cat that doubles as a bus! — and takes them on an incredible journey.


Princess Mononoke 

August 15th @ 7:00PM
Cost: $4.00 for kids 18 and under, $6.00 for adults
Rated PG-13 (some violence)

Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, and Billy Bob Thornton head a cast of hot Hollywood stars who lend their talents to this exquisitely animated, overwhelmingly acclaimed adventure epic! Inflicted with a deadly curse, a young warrior named Ashitaka sets out for the forests of the west in search of the cure that will save his life. Once there, he becomes inextricably entangled in a bitter battle that matches Lady Eboshi and a proud clan of humans against the forest’s animal gods…who are led by the brave Princess Mononoke, a young woman raised by wolves! Also starring Gillian Anderson and Jada Pinkett Smith, this monumental struggle between man and nature will have you transfixed with amazement as stunning artistry blends with epic storytelling to create a uniquely entertaining motion picture!

August Anime After Party and Social Gathering:

August 15th @ 9:15 PM

RockBottom Studios
112 East Atlantic Street
Branson, MO 65616
Walk or drive over to RockBottom Studios after the Anime August showing of Princess Mononoke for an after party and film discussion. Please bring a drink and appetizer of your choice to share with everyone. This is an excellent chance to meet other artists and anime appreciators in a relaxed and creative setting. 
Join us for the FUN!
The BAC Artists’ Link is a group of local visual artists that meet every other month to network, socialize and share ideas. All artists and art enthusiasts are welcome to attend. 

Photography Exhibit at Mount Pleasant Winery

Branson Arts Council and Mount Pleasant Winery are excited to announce a group photography exhibit by area artists Gail Rowley, Mark Shipley, and Jimmy Fullbright. This exhibit will be available for viewing on July 19th, 2015.

Artist Reception: July 25, 2015 from 3PM till 5PM

Mount Pleasant Winery
3125 Green Mountain Drive,
Branson, Missouri 65616
Acoustic guitar music by Tom Rowley during the reception

Gail Rowley is a nature photographer who lives with her husband in the rural Ozarks hills near Willow Springs, Missouri. Her past work and studies have been in education, child development and ecology. She has been a long-time member of the Missouri Stream Team Program, and is currently involved in native plant restoration. As artist and owner of Ozark Stream Photography, she sells nature note cards and custom prints.
Her exhibit will show a wide spectrum of the natural world of the Ozarks, and will include macro and super-macro “worlds within worlds”.  “I love exploring the outdoors and finding less-noticed treasures. While trying to capture what is really there, I find I am the one captured — by this awesomeness called nature!”



Mark Shipley  a commercial and fine art photographer based in Springfield Missouri, will present a series of large format photographs from a 2014 trip to New Orleans – French Quarter. Street photography has been his primary focus in recent years and the allure of the urban landscape with it’s ever changing palette of light, color, texture and motion holds a personal fascination for Mark.The focus of this series is on the traditional architecture of the Quarter.
Mark co-owns 417 Photo Works, a specialty photo lab, studio and gallery with his wife Sandy. They reside in the beautiful Ozarks hills with their two dogs, Taj Mahal and Bella.

Jimmy Fullbright – “For over 35 years my career has been in music, splitting time between theatres & touring with various country artists out of Nashville as a band member & vocalist. I have always shared the same passion for all forms of art . Traveling as a musician offered a great chance to take photos all over the country and I am excited to share some of these at the upcoming show, which will also feature some shots of Table Rock Lake.”

If you are an artist or merchant and are interested in learning more about the possibility  of an “Art Walk” type of event for Spring, please plan to attend the meeting on Monday, Nov. 24th , 5:30 pm at the Branson Community Center.  We are exploring what the options are for some type of “art” activity in the Spring for Branson and Hollister.  Call more more information—336-4255 or Board Member Tenille Neff 646-335-2394.

Save Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 pm.  The Branson Chorale will present a Christmas program at the Presbyterian Church’s main sanctuary in downtown Branson.  What a great way to kick off the Holiday Season.  Come and listen to songs of the season and then attend the Downtown Christmas Parade.  The concert it free to the public, presented by the Branson Arts Council and the First Presbyterian Church.