Our top priority at the Branson Regional Arts Council will always be the health and safety of all patrons, volunteers, students, actors, staff and others involved in events being held at the Historic Owen Theatre.

In light of growing concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus, we are proactively preparing for the very real possibility of an outbreak in our area in the days to come. Therefore, we are postponing all events and classes at the Historic Owen Theatre until May 1st.

Affected events include: The Odd Couple (comedy play) – now rescheduled to May 14-17; Song Writing Workshop (with Prince Ivan) – now rescheduled to September 5th; The Hunchback of Notre Dame (musical) – now rescheduled to October 8-15th; The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (comedy play) – now rescheduled to Aug 6, 9, 10; and all Arts and Youth Education Classes.

Current ticket holders to theatre events will be notified of the date changes, and we will accommodate any necessary refunds that these postponements may present.

We have no plans to reschedule any of our other 2020 season productions, but we will continue to monitor the recommendations of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) response to and guidance about the coronavirus disease. BRAC will follow the guidance of the CDC, the State of Missouri, and the Taney County Health Department about managing events accordingly.

In the meantime, we have significantly increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of all public and backstage areas beyond our previous schedule, and have added additional alcohol-based sanitizer dispensers for public use in the lobby and restrooms. We invite patrons to make use of soap, paper towels and tissues available in our restrooms. We also request that our volunteers and staff refrain from hand shaking whenever possible.

After we resume our event schedules, we encourage any ticket holders who may be experiencing cold or flu symptoms, or reside with an obviously sick family member, to please stay home and contact our box office for ticket refunds or exchanges to a later date.

We will continue to monitor the progress of this virus threat, and if warranted, will take additional measures for the safety of our area residents, visitors and performers.

Thank you for your support and understanding as we all stand up against this virus and work together to shorten the length of this International crisis.

Get ready for big laughs as the Branson Regional Arts Council presents the hilarious comedy play The Odd Couple by Neil Simon at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson. Five performances are scheduled on May 14 (7pm), May 15 (7pm), May 16 (2pm & 7pm) and May 17 (2pm), with advance reserved seat tickets available now at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the box office at 417-336-4255. Ticket prices are $16.95 (Adults 18+) and $11.45 (Youth 4-17) with proceeds benefiting the work of the Arts Council on behalf of our community.

Note: As precaution against the COVID-19 threat, we rescheduled this performance from it’s original dates in March. We will continue to monitor the status of the virus, and may need to reschedule again for the safety of our guests, volunteers and performers. We have increased our sanitization standards to keep the entire theatre extra clean. We hope you enjoy this production and thank you for your support!

Director: Jody Madaras

Recommended for all audiences, this classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born!

The production is directed by Jody Madaras, star of the popular All Hands On Deck show at the Dutton Family Theatre, in cooperation with Assistant Director Sean Neil Myers, who was recently featured as the Cowardly Lion in BRAC’s musical The Wizard of Oz.

“American comedy, The Odd Couple, delivers biting zingers and the ingredients that laughs are made of.  Our BRAC production comes complete with a boat load of laughs, and a heart-warming ending that is sure to please!” – Jody Madaras, Director

 

Chance Havens plays the role of Oscar Madison along with Robert A. Montgomery as Felix Unger. Additional cast members include Cory Hensen as Murray, Deron Wolfe as Roy, Mark Peper as Vinnie, Dylan Pratt as Speed, J.C. Clinton and Abby Reeve as the vivacious Pigeon sisters.

The Odd Couple Supporting Cast (L-R): Dylan Pratt, Cory Hensen, J.C. Clinton, Abby Reeve, Deron Wolfe, Mark Peper

Producers Kim Hale, Lisa Murphy and Karie Dykeman are assisted by Justin Ables (Artistic Advisor), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Director), and Mac Hill (Set Design and Sound Technician), Marshall Meadows (Photography), and Jim Barber (BRAC Executive Director and Marketing).

As an added bonus, theatre patrons will be invited to visit the Rock Room Gallery inside the Historic Owen Theatre for the new “Cityscapes & New York Nights” exhibition featuring artwork from a variety of local area artists. All works displayed will be available for sale by the artists. Artists interested in placing a work in the exhibit are asked to contact the Arts Council at info@bransonarts.org.

The Branson Regional Arts Council is seeking area artists to display in the Rock Room Gallery at the Historic Owen Theatre as part of our next exhibition entitled “Cityscapes & New York Nights.”

The art exhibition will open concurrently with the upcoming comedy play The Odd Couple by Neil Simon with shows May 14 – 17th.

As the play takes place in New York City, the theme of this gallery showing will include anything that would relate to the Big Apple, city skylines, urban architecture, or even poker playing dogs and cigar smoking cats. Creative and imaginative works are encouraged for submission.

Approved artists must offer their works for sale on consignment with the Arts Council during the run of the display. Several paintings were sold to patrons during our previous “Art of Oz” exhibit in February.

Interested artists should contact the Branson Regional Arts Council and submit a photo sample of their work(s) to info@bransonarts.org.

Wizard of Oz Musical… Fun For The Entire Family And Your Little Dog Too!

The Branson Regional Arts Council proudly presents The Wizard Of Oz, live on stage at the Historic Owen Theatre in Branson. Twelve performances run February 14th through March 1st.

Advanced reserved seat tickets are highly recommended and on sale at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the box office at 417-336-4255. Admission prices are $16.95 (Adults 18+) and $11.45 (Youth 4-17).

Celebrating it’s 81st year in 2020, The Wizard Of Oz has been entertaining audiences for generations. It’s the beloved tale of a Kansas farm girl name Dorothy, who travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home.

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage.

Directed and Choreographed by Jacob Deck, leading cast members include: Taylor Haverstick (Dorothy Gale), Michael Phillips (Hunk/Scarecrow), Carlos Morales (Hickory/Tin Woodsman), Sean Neil Myers (Zeke/Cowardly Lion), Jennifer Kersey (Elmira Gulch/Wicked Witch Of The West), Kerry Richardson (Professor Chester Marvel/Wizard Of Oz), and Jim Barber (Understudy Professor Chester Marvel/Wizard Of Oz).

“This musical has always held a very special place in my heart. I’ve been in love with this tale since before I could walk, and I would like to thank my amazing cast for bringing the story to life. Their hard work and dedication truly shows in their performance.”
Jacob Deck – Wizard of Oz Director

Other featured roles include: Rachael Jones (Glinda Good Witch Of The North), Mindy Law (Aunt Em), Mike Cooper (Uncle Henry), Carter Hendrickson (Munchkin Coroner), and Alex Harris (Munchkin Mayor).

Special recognition to Nileen Little of Camp Little Paws for training the furriest member of the cast, JoJo, who plays the role of Dorothy’s clever canine, Toto.

The rest of the talented ensemble of actors appearing in a variety of roles include: Megan Rogers, Brenna Bergeron, Joey Blackwood, Rachel Merrick, Tanner McGowan, Julie Brinkman, Sarah Southerland, Njeri Patric, Jordan Kendrick, Jake Musser, Sylvie Barbour, Hallie Groff, Ashley Rodgers, Sophie Douglas, Josslyn Silvy, Liam Sutherland, Lee Brown, Pace Gillman, Somer Dean and Dylan Pratt.

The production team include: Karie Dykeman, Kim Hale, and Lisa Murphy (Producers), Jacob Deck (Director/Choreographer/Set Design), Caitlin Secrest (Music Director), Jonathan Crum (Costume Design), Ashley Moore & Naomi Phillips (Wardrobe), Brenna Bergeron (Hair and Wig Design), Roz Slavik (Prop Master), Mac Hill (Technical Director and Sound Technician), Travis Douglas and Tom Snyder (Sound Engineers), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Design), Mike Groff, Art Hale, Julie Brinkman, Travis Douglas, and Njeri Patric (Set Construction), Marshall Meadows (Photography), and Jim Barber (Marketing and Design).

Exclusive Land Of Oz Party For Kids 4-18…

As an added bonus, the cast is also hosting two exclusive “Land Of Oz Parties” on Feb 22nd and 29th at 12pm noon. Tickets are $19.95 per child with all proceeds benefiting the Branson Regional Arts Council’s Youth Education Fund, which provides training, performance and scholarship opportunities for youth in our area.

The Land of Oz Party includes special party favors, treats, games, an official cast signed Wizard of Oz poster, and a meet and greet photo session with some of the stars of the show! Advance tickets are available at BransonArts.org/tix.

“This will be an exciting Oz themed pre-show party on Saturday mornings during our production of The Wizard Of Oz. It’s great fun for boys and girls kids age 4-18! Your kiddos will find their courage, grow their heart, and increase their brain power!”
– Jim Barber – BRAC Executive Director

Don’t miss this wonderful production and help kick off BRAC’s 3rd season of year-round, high quality community theatre in Branson.

The Branson Regional Arts Council is seeking businesses or organizations who will assist in promoting our upcoming community theatre musicals and plays at the Historic Owen Theatre by allowing us to deliver one or more of our small format posters or postcards for public display on your community bulletin board, store window or wall, check-out counter, information table, etc.

“As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, we rely on our incredible volunteers and the support of generous area businesses to help us spread the word about these high quality, year-round theater productions at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson. By providing a location for us to display a small poster, you are helping us in our mission to provide artistic, cultural and educational opportunities that support, strengthen and enhance artistic experiences for people of all ages in our community.”
– Jim Barber, BRAC Executive Director

Many community minded stores, restaurants, coffee houses, churches, community centers, and sports facilities provide opportunities for community events to be promoted to their customers or patrons. By signing up as a distribution point for BRAC’s promotional items, you are assisting the Arts Council and serving your patrons by helping to spread the word.

It’s easy to sign up, just click the button below…

WE WOULD LIKE TO GET EVENT POSTERS

To offer your location as a poster distribution point, simply click the button to opt-in to our BRAC Fresh Arts News list. Add your name and contact information, then select the box that says “WE WILL DISPLAY EVENT POSTERS” at the bottom of the form and click “SUBSCRIBE.”

That’s all you need to do!

Our volunteers will deliver the materials to you when available, and then pick them up again at the end of the event (or you may dispose of them as you like).

It may seem like a simple thing to do, but partnering with us in this way really benefits our organization by increasing community exposure of our events. If you’d also like to be among the first to receive our upcoming press releases, you may select the corresponding box when you sign up and you’ll be added to those mailings as well.

We don’t expect your support for nothing, so every opt-in BRAC Display Partner Location that exhibits our materials publically will be listed on our Historic Owen Theatre Digital Box Office Signs, in our official Playbill programs, and on our website and social media!

Thank you for your consideration and support!

Would you like to put your ad in front of thousands of local residents who support the Arts?

Branson Theatre Program Ad SponsorshipsIn 2019, over nine-thousand local area patrons attended our amazing community theatre productions at the Historic Owen Theatre! These ticket buyers were able to take home an officially licensed, PLAYBILL souvenir program that included not only the cast and production information, but also ads from many local businesses including full-season ad sponsors: Branson Centennial Museum, Shepherd of the Hills Attraction, Red Garter Costumes and Theatrical Supplies and Peter Engler Designs.

We invite you to consider placing an ad in our upcoming program for The Wizard of Oz, and then… keep your business message in front of our patrons all year long by extending your ad placement to the rest of our 2020 season of live musical theatre and plays here at the Historic Owen Theatre.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR FULL-SEASON AD SUPPORTERS…

RIGHT NOW, if you commit to a full-season of program ads, we will only charge for 8 show programs, and you’ll get the ninth program at no extra charge! Your ad will be seen in our official souvenir playbills for The Wizard of Oz, The Odd Couple, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, Peter Pan Jr., Mamma Mia!, 9 to 5 The Musical, The Glass Menagerie, and The Sound of Music!

Please ACT FAST as the deadline to be included in The Wizard of Oz Playbill is THIS FRIDAY (Jan 31, 2020).  Just click the information link below to pick your choice of ad sizes. You can purchase your “Full-Season Playbill Ads” now, securely online via credit or debit card.  If you prefer to pay by cash or check, send us an email (info@bransonarts.org) or call our box office at 417-336-4255 and let us know you’d like to be a “Full-Season Playbill Ad Supporter.” We will send your discounted invoice while you send us your digital artwork. You’ll be sponsoring a full-season of community theatre, and show our area residents that you support the Arts! It’s that simple!

CLICK HERE FOR PLAYBILL AD INFO

ONLY WANT A ONE-TIME AD?…

If you would prefer the be included in our programs one at a time, you may click on the link buttons below to purchase your ad now, securely online via credit or debit card.

FULL SIZE PHOTO/AD – $200 

 

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1/2 SIZE PHOTO/AD – $100
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CLICK HERE FOR PLAYBILL AD INFO

 

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 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

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.