The Branson Regional Arts Council announces open casting auditions for The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams on Sunday, April 18th beginning at 4:00pm at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson.

Auditioners are asked to please bring a 1 minute prepared monologue. Sides will be provided the same day as the audition. Final rehearsal Schedule will be determined by the director based on the selected cast availability.

Four public performances are scheduled for Thursday, June 3rd (7pm), Sunday, June 6th (2pm & 7pm) and Monday, June 7th (7pm). Reserved seat tickets are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the Historic Owen Theatre Box Office at 417-336-4255.

COVID-19 Precaution: Please wear a facial mask when entering the theatre according the the City of Branson mandate.  Once seated in the theatre, and while auditioning, masks may be removed. Please do not attend if you have a fever or are feeling ill.

The BRAC play production is under the direction of Justin Ables. There is no official rating and is recommended for all audiences.

The Glass Menagerie is a memory play, and its action is drawn from the memories of the narrator, Tom Wingfield. Tom is a character in the play, which is set in St. Louis in 1937. He is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura. Mr. Wingfield, Tom and Laura’s father, ran off years ago and, except for one postcard, has not been heard from since.

The cast of characters include:

Amanda Wingfield

Laura and Tom’s mother. A proud, vivacious woman, Amanda clings fervently to memories of a vanished, genteel past. She is simultaneously admirable, charming, pitiable, and laughable.

Laura Wingfield

Amanda’s daughter and Tom’s older sister. Laura has a bad leg, on which she has to wear a brace, and walks with a limp. Twenty-three years old and painfully shy, she has largely withdrawn from the outside world and devotes herself to old records and her collection of glass figurines.

Tom Wingfield

Amanda’s son and Laura’s younger brother. An aspiring poet, Tom works at a shoe warehouse to support the family. He is frustrated by the numbing routine of his job and escapes from it through movies, literature, and alcohol.

Jim O’Connor

An old acquaintance of Tom and Laura. Jim was a popular athlete in high school and is now a shipping clerk at the shoe warehouse in which Tom works. He is unwaveringly devoted to goals of professional achievement and ideals of personal success.

The Rock Room Gallery inside the Historic Owen Theatre is excited to announce the following themed Rock Room Art Exhibitions during 2021, and invites interested artists to submit work to be included.

CALL FOR ARTISTS - SUBMIT HERE

All pieces submitted for display must be original works of art, and be available for sale to the public during the exhibition.

All selected artists must have an active BRAC Membership ($20 – individual membership/ $50 – family membership).


April 29 – May 2, 2021 (6 showings)
“Shakespeare Art & Comedy”
This exhibition coincides with the comedy play The Complete Works of William Shakespeare… abridged, and may include original paintings or photography that relate in some humorous manner to William Shakespeare, or simply a comedy work of art.

 


June 3 – 7, 2021 (4 showings)
“Reflections”
This exhibition coincides with the dramatic play The Glass Menagerie, and may include original paintings or photography that relate in some manner to reflective light, mirror imaging, fragile circumstances, etc.

 


July 12 – 30, 2021 (15 days)
“Off To Neverland”
This exhibition coincides with the BRAC Summer Youth Theatre Institute production of Peter Pan Jr., and may include original paintings or photography that relate in some manner to Peter Pan, lost boys, refusing to grow up, etc. While the actual musical will occur in Chad A Fuqua Memorial Park in Hollister July 15-18, this exhibition will be open to the public Mondays through Fridays, 1oam – 12pm (times may vary).


Aug 5 – 15, 2021 (8 showings)
“Island Dreams”
This exhibition coincides with the musical Mamma Mia!, and may include original paintings or photography that relate in some manner to life on an island, the Greek Islands, wedding day, etc.

 


Sept 9 – 19, 2021 (8 showings)
“STICK-IT! – A Post-It Note Art Show”
This exhibition coincides with the Dolly Parton comedy 9 To 5 The Musical, and will be open to amateurs and professional artists. This event will differ from most of the other exhibits as it will include interactive workshops and fundraising opportunities for both the Arts Council as well as the Artists. Watch for detailed information regarding this exhibition soon.


Oct 14 – 24, 2021 (8 showings)
“Paris Romance”
This exhibition coincides with the musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and may include original paintings or photography that relate in some manner to Paris, romance, Notre Dame Cathedral, Quasimodo, etc. We are NOT looking for recreations of the Disney animation characters.

 


December 2 – 12, 2021 (8 showings)
“A Few Of Our Favorite Things”
This exhibition coincides with the popular musical The Sound of Music, and may include original paintings or photography that relate in some way to Christmas, ornaments, or even Whiskers on Kittens!

The Branson Regional Arts Council is pleased to announce the cast of the upcoming production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).

Abby Reeve (as Jess), Amber Gathright (as Adam) and Somer Dean (as Daniel) will star in this hilarious comedy play at the Historic Owen Theatre with five performances on Friday, April 30 (7pm), Sunday, May 2nd (2pm & 7pm), and Monday, May 3rd (2pm & 7pm). Several outstanding performers attended the auditions, but director Sean Neil Myers could only cast three roles for this production. He selected these three actresses for their amazing chemistry working together as a trio as well as their excellent comedic timing and delivery.

Socially distanced reserved seats are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix, and live-stream tickets will also be available at BransonArts.org/stream for those who wish to watch the performances from home. Please contact the box office at 417-336-4255 with any questions or ticketing needs.

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About the production…

PG-13 Rating: As there are some instances of bawdy and/or suggestive language or action, this show is best suited for most audiences ages 13 and up.

All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap players weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was London’s longest-running comedy.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the classic farce, two of its original writer/performers (Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield) thoroughly revised the show to bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed throughout the world. The cultural touchstone that is THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London’s longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. 

Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

The Branson Regional Arts Council announces open actor auditions for their upcoming comedy play, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged! This hilarious and fast-paced comedy will be directed by Sean Neil Myers and will be presented live onstage at the Historic Owen Theatre and also live-streamed via the Internet.

  • Audition Dates: Friday, March 5th and Saturday, March 6th, 2021 (you only need to attend one audition)
  • Audition Time: 6:30pm Central Standard Time
  • Audition Location: Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616

Audition Requirements…

Please prepare a short comedic monologue to present.  It can be from Shakespeare, but that is not required. We are auditioning both women and men for the three roles in this production. No specific age requirements, however, these roles are suited to adults or older teens.

Performance dates will be Friday, April 30 (7pm), Sunday, May 2nd (2pm & 7pm), and Monday, May 3rd (2pm & 7pm). Rehearsal schedule will be discussed at the auditions.

About the production…

All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap players in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was London’s longest-running comedy.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the classic farce, two of its original writer/performers (Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield) thoroughly revised the show to bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed throughout the world. The cultural touchstone that is THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London’s longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. 

Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

With only three performances left, The Marvelous Wonderettes has proven to be a smash hit with audiences at the Historic Owen Theatre and also with those watching via live-stream at home.

Here are some of the many great comments we’ve received since this show opened:

“Loved the performance. Really enjoyed it. Great singing from all the girls. Will definitely be back to see more.” – Robin F

“Watched the Live Stream Last Night! Excellent Show and Very Talented Cast! Bravo!! Standing Ovation from Rockford IL! Excellent Performance.  They Sang their Hearts Out.” – Matt H

“We saw it and THOROUGHLY enjoyed it.  Those ladies could take that show on the road.  The humor was slapstick as intended, but the vocals were SERIOUS; seriously impressive!”  – Larry D

“Fun!!   Put this on your to do list.” – Mike P

“Awesome! We saw the Marvelous Wonderettes last week. So many great songs.” – Debbie D

“Super impressive!!  The livestream is fantastic!  The vocals, choreo, acting, lighting is superb!  Thoroughly enjoying the show!” – Kim H

“It is fabulous!!! The live streaming is a wonderful option for those off us who are homebound! You should all be so proud of what you’ve accomplished with this production!”  – Lisa M

“Holy Cow they are GREAT🎶👏 ” – Jeannie D

“Wonderful show.  Had a great time!” – Kathy B

“Saw this Friday night… Great Performance!” – Mike B

It’s not too late to see this outstanding comedy musical before the curtain closes.  In house, socially distanced seats can be reserved at BransonArts.org/tix and live-stream watch at home tickets can be purchased at BransonArts.org/stream.

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The Marvelous Wonderettes is a jukebox musical comedy by Roger Bean. This exciting musical has played off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre in New York, and is now playing at the Historic Owen Theatre in Branson from January 28 through February 14, 2021. The show, which features pop songs from the 1950s and 1960s as a vehicle to tell its story, pays homage to the high school Songleader squads of the 50s. When called upon to perform at their senior prom as a last minute replacement, Springfield High Songleaders Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy, rally together to entertain their classmates in four-part harmony.

The musical includes the songs “Lollipop”, “Dream Lover”, “Stupid Cupid”, “Lipstick on Your Collar”, “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me”, “It’s My Party”, and “It’s In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)” and over 25 more beloved tunes that audiences will love!

The season kick-off production at the Historic Owen Theatre is directed by Jacob Estes, and stars Tami Cooper (as Suzy Simpson), Mesa Mitchell (as Cindy Lou Huffington), Caitlin Secrest (as Betty Jean Reynolds), and Macy Watts (as Missy Miller). Swing actresses for the production are Liz Sambol and Seanna Bounds.

Production crew includes: Karie Dykeman, Kim Hale, Lisa Murphy (Producers), Justin Ables (Artistic Director), Delyla Uebel (Musical Advisor), Sean Neil Myers (Stage Manager), Caitlin Secrest (Vocal Captain), Lorie Best (Assistant Producer), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Design), Mac Hill (Technical and Sound Director), Jacob Estes (Choreography, Costume and Wigs), Corey Mitchell (Set Design), and Jim Barber (Marketing, BRAC Executive Director).

The Marvelous Wonderettes at the Historic Owen Theatre

The Marvelous Wonderettes at the Historic Owen Theatre

The Branson Regional Arts Council has selected a marvelous production to kick off their 2021 Season of musicals and plays at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson.

The Marvelous Wonderettes is a jukebox musical comedy by Roger Bean. This exciting musical has played off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre in New York, and is now playing at the Historic Owen Theatre in Branson from January 28 through February 14, 2021. The show, which features pop songs from the 1950s and 1960s as a vehicle to tell its story, pays homage to the high school Songleader squads of the 50s. When called upon to perform at their senior prom as a last minute replacement, Springfield High Songleaders Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy, rally together to entertain their classmates in four-part harmony.

The following performances will also be available to view via livestream from your home computer or smart device: Feb 6th (7pm), 7th (2pm), 11th (7pm), 12th (7pm), 13th (7pm), and 14th (2pm). Visit BransonArts.org/stream for streaming ticket information.

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The musical includes the songs “Lollipop”, “Dream Lover”, “Stupid Cupid”, “Lipstick on Your Collar”, “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me”, “It’s My Party”, and “It’s In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)” and over 25 more beloved tunes that audiences will love!

The season kick-off production at the Historic Owen Theatre is directed by Jacob Estes, and stars Tami Cooper (as Suzy Simpson), Mesa Mitchell (as Cindy Lou Huffington), Caitlin Secrest (as Betty Jean Reynolds), and Macy Watts (as Missy Miller). Swing actresses for the production are Liz Sambol and Seanna Bounds.

Production crew includes: Karie Dykeman, Kim Hale, Lisa Murphy (Producers), Justin Ables (Artistic Director), Delyla Uebel (Musical Advisor), Sean Neil Myers (Stage Manager), Caitlin Secrest (Vocal Captain), Lorie Best (Assistant Producer), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Design), Mac Hill (Technical and Sound Director), Jacob Estes (Choreography, Costume and Wigs), Corey Mitchell (Set Design), and Jim Barber (Marketing, BRAC Executive Director).

Per the City of Branson mandate, all patrons and staff must wear masks while inside the theatre, however patrons may remove their mask once seated. All theatre seats are socially distanced, so space is limited.  Advance tickets are highly recommended by calling the box office at 417-336-4255 or online at BransonArts.org/tix.

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After several date changes and adjustments due to the 2020 pandemic, the Arts Council is excited to announce their newly updated 2021 season schedule. [download 2021 schedule pdf]

  • The Marvelous Wonderettes (musical) Jan 28-Feb 14, 2021
  • BRAC Cabaret Show (musical) Mar 7, 2021
  • BRAC Cabaret Show (musical) Apr 11, 2021
  • The Complete Works of Williams Shakespeare – Abridged (comedy play) Apr 30 – May 3, 2021
  • The Glass Menagerie (dramatic play) June 3, 6 & 7, 2021
  • Peter Pan Jr. (Youth Troupe Musical – Chad A Fuqua Memorial Park, Hollister) July 15-18, 2021
  • Mamma Mia! (musical) Aug 5-15, 2021
  • 9 to 5 The Musical (musical) Sep 9-19, 2021
  • The Tempest – Shakespeare In The Park (Chad A Fuqua Memorial Park) Sep 26-27 & Oct 3-4, 2021
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (musical) Oct 14-24, 2021
  • The Sound of Music (musical) Dec 2-12, 2021

 

Merry Christmas from everyone at the Branson Regional Arts Council. We hope you enjoy this virtual online version of our 3rd Annual Holiday Showcase Concert starring Staccato Show Choir as recorded in the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson, Missouri. Hosted by Jim Barber, BRAC Executive Director. Running time: 45 minutes.

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Staccato Show Choir is an energetic advanced musical group that combines a challenging music repertoire with entertaining choreography. Under the direction of Jacob Estes, the choir focuses on elevating and applying its formal training into lively, breath taking “show” style performances. This year, students met both outdoors and inside the Historic Owen Theatre to study advanced music theory, vocal warm up, stage etiquette, presence and showmanship, as well as multi-part choral music with vocal director Delyla Uebel.

 

Branson area youth ages 6-18 have an exciting opportunity to participate in the Branson Regional Arts Council’s Youth Summer Institute production of Peter Pan Jr.

Tuition for the three week summer musical theatre camp is normally $135 per student. Register at BransonArts.org/institute.

REGISTER FOR THE SUMMER INSTITUTE

Early Bird Registration Bonus…
BRAC is offering an early-bird discounted rate of $120 for those who register by December 28, 2020.

Register before Dec 12th and receive access to (2) 1-hour online Peter Pan Workshops (Dec 12th & 19th – 11am-12pm) where participants will have fun getting to know their castmates and BRAC education staff through fun games, songs and more! Links to these chaperoned zoom video parties will be provided upon completion of registration.

Tuition Scholarships Available For Branson Residents…
Through special arrangement with the City of Branson, BRAC is offering FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS for youth who reside within the 65616 Branson zip code. You must contact the BRAC Education Department at 417-336-4255 or edu@bransonarts.org to participate in the scholarship program.

Register your child (ages 6-18) to experience the Branson Regional Arts Council’s outdoor summer theatre camp at Chad A Fuqua Memorial Park in Hollister, Missouri. The theme for this session is Peter Pan Jr. with classes on Monday thru Friday, 8:00am -12:00pm from June 28 thru July 14). There will also be a mandatory parent/student meeting on Friday, June 25th from 6:00pm – 7:00pm (at the Historic Owen Theatre).

No auditions or previous experience required to register!

This would be a great Christmas Gift for your child or grandchild!

The students will learn acting, dancing, singing, and stage movement culminating in a magnificent stage production of Peter Pan Jr. with six public performances on the outdoor pavilion stage at Chad A Fuqua Memorial Park in Hollister, Missouri on July 15-18, 2021.

The BRAC Summer Institute Staff includes: Kim Hale (Director of Education), Lisa Murphy (Education Advisor), Jacob Estes (Director), Jake Deck (Director), Karie Dykeman (Educational Administrator), Delyla Uebel (Music Director), Jonathan Crum (Costumer), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Designer), Mac Hill (Technical Director), Jim Barber (BRAC Executive Director), and many more to be announced later.

“All you need is Faith, Trust, and a little Pixie Dust.”
– Peter Pan

IMPORTANT NOTE: After you pay your tuition, please download the Parent/Student Packet from the link in your receipt which you should receive in an email immediately after the transaction.

PREFER TO PAY BY CHECK OR CASH? Please contact us at 417-336-4255 or edu@bransonarts.org for further instructions.

The Branson Regional Arts Council is offering families everywhere a unique opportunity to watch an online presentation of a previously recorded live Holiday theatrical production called Yes Virginia – The Musical.

Yes Virginia The Musical is the heartwarming story of a little girl who taught the world to believe. Share this Holiday message of hope with your family!

On Dec 12, 2015, Tri-Lakes Community Theatre presented the musical at the Branson Star Theatre with a cast of 28 young performers. Now that the  TLC organization has merged into the Branson Regional Arts Council, it is being offered as a 2020 Holiday Season fundraising event in leu of a live stage production during this year’s pandemic at BransonArts.org/yesvirginia.

Music is by Wesley Whatley, with Book and Lyrics by William Schermerhorn. This stage production was adapted from the animated special and storybook by Chris Plehal by Macy’s Department Stores, who then, made it available to schools and community theatres across the nation, royalty-free.

Access to watch the streaming video is available for a $3.00 (or more) donation. The musical will be available for personal viewing through Dec. 31, 2020.

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The musical tells the story behind the story of one of the world’s most famous letters to the editor. In 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote to the editors of The New York Sun, asking whether Santa Claus was real. The unsigned editorial printed in the Sept. 21 edition of the Sun has become one of the most reprinted editorials in history. Using prose-filled, positive philosophy and bold belief, the editorial writer affirmed the existence of the jolly old elf and how he can be seen in the love and generosity that exists during the holidays.

Yes Virginia cast members include: Jordan Kendrick (Virginia), Savannah Jewsbury (Miriam the Librarian), Brynleigh Hill (Ollie), Hayley Jewsbury (Scraggly Santa), Clara Gaut (Ms. Church), Jessica Barber (Charlotte), Anna Cardwell (Miss Whiskers), Alexis Fischer (Mary), Sophie McAdara (Gary), Danilyn Fox (Newsie/Chorus), Chaselyn Evans (Newsie/Chorus), Makenzie Evans (Newsie/Chorus), Courtney Poe (Newsie/Chorus), Derek Brown (Jolly Gentleman/Chorus), Kyleigh Evans (Russian Santa/Chorus), Morgan Brown (Swedish Santa/Chorus), Jamie Sill-Enno (Talin Santa/Chorus), Abigail A Skeen (French Santa/Chorus), Rachel Essary (Hawaiian Santa/Chorus), Ryan Cardwell (English Santa/Chorus), MacKenzie Evans (Dutch Santa/Chorus), Kayleigh Boss (Santa’s Kid/Chorus), Madelyn Middleton (Santa’s Kid/Chorus), Emrie Straka (Santa’s Kid/Chorus), Abbaney Holmes (Santa’s Kid/Chorus), Eden Burgess (Santa’s Kid/Chorus), Makayla Rich (Mother/Chorus), Caitlyn Holmes (Nanny/Chorus).

Yes Virginia production crew include: Kyle Bradley & Kellsey Bradley (Directors), Kimberly Hale & Lisa Murphy (Producers), Lindsey Howerton (Stage Manager), Dillion Mincey (Lighting Designer), Buster Prine (Sound Designer), Silas Engstrom (Graphic Designer), Lisa Murphy (Marketing), Kimberly Hale, Stephanie Groff, Karissa Fox (Costumes), Devan Spady, Lukus Dement, Nathaniel Finck, Melanie Block (Stage Crew), Louis Allen, Master Set Designer (Set Design), Marshall Meadows (Photography), Charyl E. Philipian, Lorie Best, Georgina Holiday, Mike Groff, Arthur Hale, KJ Soyland, Lisa Murphy, Melanie Block, Cory Block, Lori Best, Hayden Head, Sue Head, Lance Wallace, Becky Enno (Workshop Elves), Jim Barber (Video Production/Editing).

Special thanks to: Josh & Amy Hill, Josh Clark, New Beginnings Fellowship, Ronnie Page, Buster Prine, Jim & Jessica Barber, Louis Allen, Multiprinting, KOLR-10 TV, Hometown Radio.

TLC dedicated this production and the 2015 season to the loving memory of two of our beloved TLC family members… Clay Cantwell and Diane W. Barber.

The Branson Regional Arts Council is thrilled to announce the cast of the upcoming musical The Marvelous Wonderettes, which opens at the Historic Owen Theatre on January 28, 2021 with twelve performances through February 14th. Showtimes are 7pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday with 2pm matinees on Sunday.

This was a very challenging casting decision as we had so many incredibly talented candidates who auditioned for this production,” said the Director of the musical, Jacob Estes. “The final selections came down to finding the perfect vocal blend and acting chemistry between the four leading characters in the show,” he added.

Cast Members: Macy Watts, Mesa Mitchell, Caitlin Secrest, Tami Cooper

The cast of The Marvelous Wonderettes are: Macy Watts (as Missy Miller), Mesa Mitchell (as Cindy Lou Huffington), Caitlin Secrest (as Betty Jean Reynolds), and Tami Cooper (as Suzy Simpson).

Alternate Swings: Seanna Bounds, Liz Sambol

Alternate swing cast members are Liz Sambol and Seanna Bounds.

“Such a Marvelous opportunity for me to be involved with these Wonderful performers,” said Vocal Coach Delyla Uebel“Each not only brought a great vocal talent, but also such vibrancy to each character. This is going to be a ‘must see’ show!”

The production team includes: Jacob Estes (director), Sean Neil Myers (Stage Manager), Delyla Uebel (Music Supervisor & Vocal Coach), Caitlin Seacrest (Vocal Captain), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Design), Mac Hill (Technical Director), Corey Mitchell (Set Designer), Jim Barber (Marketing & Design), Justin Ables (Artistic Director), Kim Hale, Karie Dykeman, Lisa Murphy (Producers), and Lorie Best (Assistant Producer).

This smash off-Broadway hit written and created by Roger Bean, takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!

All seating will be socially distanced, so when a patron selects an available seat online, they can be assured that the seats in font, behind, and on either side of their party will be left vacant. This reduces the maximum capacity of the theatre to approximately 25%, so shows are expected to sell out in advance.  Online reservations can be made now at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the Historic Owen Theatre box office at 417-336-4255.

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Persons interested in placing an ad in the official Playbill of The Marvelous Wonderettes are invited to visit BransonArts.org/adpayment for prices and ad specifications. Any area business or organization willing to display a BRAC Poster in their window or lobby, may also sign up to be a “Poster Partner” at BransonArts.org/getpress. “We appreciate the local businesses who help us promote our productions, and support the printing of these keepsake programs,” said BRAC Executive Director Jim Barber.

The Branson Regional Arts Council is presenting a free, online Virtual Talent Show on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 6:30pm Central Standard Time. Everyone is invited to reserve their “seat” in advance by registering at BransonArts.org/talentshow.  There is no charge to be part of the fun, but space is limited to no more than 100 viewers.

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The Virtual Talent Show will be hosted by BRAC Executive Director Jim Barber and streamed live via the zoom video platform. Featured performances from previous talent shows at the Historic Owen Theatre will be presented as well as a recent recorded Holiday performance by the 2020 cast of Staccato Show Choir under the direction of Jacob Estes and Delyla Uebel. Some of the solo performers to appear in the virtual program include Alex Knudsen, Ashley Rodgers, Brenna Kellem, Dani Groff, Dylan Pratt, Ember Straka, Jacob Deeter, Jessica Barber, Rebecca White, Sophie Douglas and many more.

“I’m inviting all of my friends in the Ozarks and across the country to join us online in celebrating some truly outstanding young performers! Each November, the Branson Regional Arts Council hosts this exciting talent show for a full-house audience. This year would have been our 3rd annual event, however, the pandemic is our inspiration to bring the show directly into your home, via the internet!”

– Jim Barber, BRAC Executive Director

Register early to win this!

In addition to the line-up of featured talent, several exciting announcements regarding the 2021 Branson Regional Arts Council season of entertainment and educational activities will be publicly announced for the first time!

BONUS: Everyone who registers before November 12th will be included in a live drawing for a chance to win a cool metal Polar Camel Tumbler engraved with the official BRAC logo, courtesy of our friends at Branson Cerakote. This is a $20 value!

Remember to register in advance at BransonArts.org/talentshow.  Then on the night of the show, make yourself a bag of popcorn, settle down in front of your computer or favorite streaming device and enjoy some amazing performances as recorded live at the Historic Owen Theatre. Don’t miss this “LIVE” virtual event on Friday, November 13th at 6:30pm.

Featured performers include (left to right starting at the top): Megan Rodgers, Carter Hendrickson, Sophie Gregoroski, Cole Hill, Pace Gillman, Thomas Ferguson, Jordan Kendrick, Travis Harper, Renee Elkady, Hallie Groff, Seanna Bounds, Liya Revere, Ashley Rodgers, Brenna Kellem, Ashley Rodgers, Ember Straka, Jacob Deeter, Rebecca White, Sophie Douglas, Dylan Pratt, Dani Groff, Alex Knudsen and Jessica Barber.

 

The Rock Room Gallery at the Historic Owen Theatre is currently featuring a themed exhibition titled “Cityscapes & Spooky Nights” to coincide with the Branson Regional Arts Council theatrical production of Dracula!

The Rock Room art exhibition is complimentary and on display to all Dracula ticket holders from Thursday, October 29th through Saturday, October 31st. Social distanced seats are still available for purchase by calling the box office at 417-336-4255 or online at BransonArts.org/tix.

Featured in the exhibit are original works of art by local area artists Kaitlynn Robinson, Jessica Lowe, Christe Colburn, Glenda Roberson and Gayle Page.

All displayed artwork is priced for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Arts Council.

Kaitlynn Robinson is currently studying at the Kansas City Art Institute and has experience in visual and theatre arts through SOTO (State of the Ozarks) and the Branson Veritas Enrichment program where she also appeared in a production of Narnia: The Witch, the Lion & the Wardrobe. Her original illustration entitled “The Crimson King” (featured in the image above) is a colorful and perfect addition to this display.

Jessica Lowe has been featured in several previous Rock Room Gallery themed shows and many of her works are also currently on display at the Branson Convention Center Art Exhibition located on the second level glass tier of the venue. As a professional working artist, Jessica also teaches a variety of art classes for the Branson Regional Arts Council including a new online Pumpkin Painting Class video currently available for viewing.  Click here for more info.

Christe Colburn has also provided several original works of art for the Rock Room Gallery as well as the Branson Convention Center Art Exhibition. Her unique method of digital art prints makes for an exciting addition to this presentation. Christe is a photographer and digital artist with a keen eye for the creative aspects of any subject. She settled in the Ozarks by way of Taos, New Mexico and Denver, Colorado.

Glenda Roberson was a master science teacher for 22 years, Glenda retired in 2008 to enjoy gardening and golf. At the request of her daughter for watercolor paintings for the new nursery, Glenda picked up a brush for the first time in 2014. She placed 3rd in the 2016 White River Painting Exhibit at College of the Ozarks, and sells prints of her work at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Houzz, Wayfair, Overstock, Gilt, Home Depot, and Marmont Hill. She works exclusively in watercolor, and her main style is realism. Her painting of the City of Oz is the perfect Cityscape for this exhibit.

Gayle Page is also featured in both the Rock Room and Branson Convention Center Exhibitions. She has majored in several media over the years, from acrylics on canvas to watercolor, pencil and most recently collage. Her degree in studio art wasn’t the beginning of her training. She attributes that to childhood art classes at KC’s Nelson Art Gallery. Besides teaching art and owning her own specialty paint business for 30 years, her move to Branson eight years ago has allowed her also participate in the Table Rock Art Guild.