Buy-A-Seat At The Historic Owen Theatre

The Branson Regional Arts Council has a long term goal of restoring the Historic Owen Theatre and preserving the legacy of former Branson Mayor Jim Owen who built the venue as a movie theatre in 1936.  Theatre patrons and area businesses are invited to “Buy-A-Seat” at the Owen Theatre as a way of showing their support and appreciation of the arts in our community.

“There are 203 cushioned theatre seats available for adoption in our Buy-A-Seat campaign. For a $500 deductible donation to the Arts Council, each donor will received an engraved brass plate with their name, the name of their business, or a dedication to a loved one; permanently fixed to the back of their seat. Their support of the arts will be on display for as long as the Branson Regional Arts Council has management of this historic facility. We hope that will be for generations to come!” – Jim Barber – Executive Director, Branson Regional Arts Council

To submit a donation to “Buy-A-Seat” at the Historic Owen Theatre, mail a check to: BRAC, PO Box 2004, Branson, MO 65615 and notate the seat number you wish to “adopt” in the memo line.  If donors would prefer to pay via any major credit card, please click on this link and select your seat via our Vendini ticketing system.

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The seating chart below shows which seats are currently available for adoption.  Once a seat is “adopted” by a donor, it will never be available to anyone else. We thank everyone who has “adopted” a seat to date….

Current Buy-A-Seat Patrons include:

  • A1 – DELYLA & RICH UEBEL
  • A2 – RICH & SUE SPOLEY
  • A3 – PAUL A SLICER (by Patty Slicer)
  • A4 – VENEDA B SLICER (by Penny McDermott)
  • A5 – SUE R HEAD
  • A6 – HAYDEN HEAD
  • A7 – DIANE W BARBER (by Jim & Jessica Barber)
  • A8 – ROBERT (BOB) COHN (by BRAC)
  • A9 – JEAN CANTWELL (by BRAC)
  • A10 – RON & DIANE MATHES
  • A11 – THE HALE FAMILY
  • A12 – SMITH BROOKHART (by Gail Brookhart)
  • B5 – ALAN “CHIP” MASON
  • B6 – DAWN ERICKSON
  • B8 – BARBARA COHN
  • B9 – DARLENE REA (to be announced)
  • B10 – DARLENE REA (to be announced)
  • B11 – GRANDMA SANDY PLATE (by Kim & Art Hale)
  • C5 – ANN M McDOWELL
  • C6 – ROBERT F McDOWELL
  • C8 – STEVE & RAEANNE PRESLEY
  • D-11 – DIANE WALLAHAN BARBER (by Mary Jane Wallahan)
  • F3 – RUTH & BOB ABBOTT
  • F4 – BOB & RUTH ABBOTT
  • F9 – FRED PFISTER
  • F10 – FALECIA PFISTER
  • F11 – FAYE PFISTER

An Audition Workshop for the Branson Regional Arts Council‘s production of Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, will be held Sunday, November 18, 2018, at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO, 65616 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE TO REGISTER

For the workshop, participants are asked to prepare a 1 minute vocal selection, or a 16-32 bar cut, to present to the directors for critique and constructive feedback.

Please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. If you do not have sheet music, the use of an mp3 accompaniment track is acceptable

Participants will also be taught an audition dance combination, so dress comfortably in clothing that won’t restrict your movement in any way. 

The cost of the workshop is $20.00. Pre-registration is preferred, however, we will accept registrations at the door.

CLICK HERE to register online. Call 417-336-4255 for information.

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Audition Information*
*It is not required to take the Audition Workshop to attend the actual Auditions, however, the workshop will better prepare you for success.

Auditions for the BRAC’s production of Disney’s Beauty & the Beast will be held on Monday, November 26 and Tuesday, November 27 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO, 65616. These auditions are for ages 13+. Auditions for children, will be held on Wednesday, November 28, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Call backs: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7-10pm & Thursday, Nov. 29, 6-9pm – Historic Owen Theatre

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 if absolutely necessary.

Singing:
 Ages 13 and up: Prepare TWO contrasting songs, one up-tempo and one ballad, 16-32 bars of each only in the style of the show. Please no pop songs.
 Kids: can prepare ONE short song of their choosing.
 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.)

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 director, Melissa Rivera, with any questions regarding auditions at .

About the Production:
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

The BRAC’s production Disney’s Beauty & the Beast is co-directed by Lloyd and Jordan Alexander-Holt, musically directed by Lloyd Alexander-Holt, and choreographed by Jordan Alexander-Holt. It will be presented at the Historic Owen Theatre February 21-24, and March 1-3,2019. Rehearsals will be held Sunday-Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The Branson Regional Arts Council wants to help area residents let their talent shine in the 1st Annual BRAC Talent Show at the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Branson Regional Arts Council’s Youth Education Fund.

Auditions are Thursday, November 8th from 6pm-9pm at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616.

All types of talent are welcome! Singers, musicians, magicians, comedians, jugglers, impressionists, or even talented pets will be considered. Family friendly performances only please! All acts should be no longer than 3-5 minutes in length.

There is no cost to audition or participate in the show if selected. Anyone with talent to share is invited to participate in this exciting event. 

 
The public performance will be on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7pm, and there will be prizes for the top performers as selected by our panel of celebrity judges (to be announced).  All seats are $10.00 and may be purchased at BransonArts.org/talentshow.

To audition, send an email with contact information and description of your talent to . Please put “BRAC Talent Show” in the email header. For other information, call 417-336-4255.