The Branson Regional Arts Council is excited to have been selected to perform at the 21st Annual Cider Days on Historic Walnut Street in Springfield, MO!

BRAC Cast members will present a delicious assortment of tasty tunes from our upcoming musical “Little Shop of Horrors” on the Show Wagon Stage on Sunday, September 16th beginning at 3:15pm. The public performance of the full musical runs from October 25 – November 4th at the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson. Advance reserved tickets available at BransonArts.org/tix. The show is directed by Jordan Alexander-Holt and has a PG-13 Rating.

The 21st annual Cider Days on Historic Walnut Street will be held on September 15 and 16, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. This two-day fall festival will feature regional artists and crafters, three performance stages, fall-themed activities for kids, and, of course, delicious apple cider!

Artists and crafters from across the region exhibit at Cider Days, selling a variety of handmade products including jewelry, pottery, glass, wood, furniture and much more.

Admission is $4 per person; children 10 and under are free.

Come experience the first days of fall among the historic Victorian homes on picturesque, tree-lined Historic Walnut Street! Cider Days is presented by CoxHealth, managed by the Downtown Springfield Association and hosted by Historic Walnut Street Association. For more information on Cider Days, visit itsalldowntown.com.

The Branson Regional Arts Council is pleased to announce the final cast selections for our ALL-NEW Youth Performance Troupe, and Show Choir. The following individuals will be contacted and are invited to register and participate for the 2018-2019 season.  Congratulations, and thank you to everyone who attended the auditions.

2018-2019 BRAC Youth Performance Troupe Cast Selections…

  • Derek Brown
  • Morgan Brown
  • Noah Byer
  • Sophie Douglas
  • Alexis Fischer
  • Dani Groff
  • Hallie Groff
  • Carter Hendrickson
  • Brynleigh Hill
  • Cole Hill
  • Molly Jones
  • Jordan Kendrick
  • Jake Musser
  • Megan Rodgers
  • Bekah Williams

About Youth Performance Troupe: Youth Troupe is a group devoted to all things theatre! Students in the Youth Troupe will meet weekly and encounter intensive, interactive studies in Voice, Acting, Stage Presence, Dance Choreography, Team Work. Students will develop both self confidence and respect for the skills required to be successful in Theatre Arts. The Youth Troupe will be run in a serious “conservatory master class” style meaning from the moment the students enter the theatre until they leave the theatre…training is in process. The Youth Troupe will be a congregate group that will have regular break out sessions based on age. All Youth Troupes will perform at various festivals, concerts, and gatherings throughout the academic year.

Please note that there will not be a Concert Choir for 2018-2019 as we didn’t have enough expressed interest for this year. If your name is listed above, and you auditioned for Concert Choir, you have the option of being in Youth Performance Troupe.

2018-2019 BRAC Show Choir Cast Selections…
*some additions are expected to the final cast list

  • Joey Blackwood
  • Noah Byer
  • Dani Groff
  • Carter Hendrickson
  • Cole Hill
  • Brenna Kellem
  • Jordan Kendrick
  • Megan Rodgers
  • *(TBA)

About Show Choir: Show Choir is an energetic advanced musical group intended to combine challenging music repertoire with entertaining choreography. The choir will focus on elevating and applying its formal training into lively, breath taking “show” style performances. Students will study advanced music theory, vocal warm up, stage etiquette, presence and showmanship, and multi-part choral music. The directoral leadership will be both demanding & rewarding. The time at rehearsal will be run in a serious “conservatory master class” style meaning from the moment the students enter the theater until they leave the theater… training is in process.

Audition to join the cast of Little Shop of Horrors, with public performances Oct 25-28 and Oct 31-Nov 4th at the Historic Owen Theatre in Branson, Missouri.

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

Public performances will be October 25-28, 31, November 1-4, 2018, with rehearsals beginning September 4, 2018.

The show is Directed and Choreographed by Jordan Alexander-Holt. Music is under the Direction of Lloyd Alexander-Holt.

[download & print audition information & character breakdowns packet]

General Audition Information:
Tuesday, August 28 & Wednesday, August 29 at 6pm – No appointment required!

Call backs: Thursday, August 30 starting at 6pm (Possible extension into Friday, August 31 starting at 8:30pm)

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

Requirements:

  Bring audition form and one copy of your head shot and resume.

  We greatly prefer a LIVE audition, but will accept video/online submissions through August 29th at midnight if absolutely necessary.

Singing:

  Prepare TWO contrasting songs, one up-tempo and one ballad, 16-32 bars of each only.

  An accompanist WILL be provided. We greatly prefer that you utilize the accompanist, but will allow the use of tracks if absolutely necessary.

  Please bring a clean copy of your music in the correct key, preferably in a binder. Lead sheets will not be accepted. (If using a track: the music must be in a digital format. No CDs or tapes.)

  Those interested in being considered for Audrey MUST prepare a selection that shows off their belt voice.

Dance Call:

  All auditioning MUST attend the dance call AND have a singing audition, unless otherwise specifically stated.
  Bring proper dance attire and dance shoes.
  A combination will be taught in groups.

Please contact the casting coordinator, Melissa Rivera, with any questions regarding auditions.