It is time to consider all the fun you will have with your family. Your vacation will be packed with fun and excitement and when it comes to seeing a family show in Branson, this list of top 15 is quite hard to beat. Behold our top 15 family friendly Branson shows in 2015...
- Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show (1525 W 76)
Experience an action-packed show and eat a four-course meal at the most fun performance in Branson! Performers get the crowd involved with a Civil War battle of North and South, ostriches race each other neck-to-neck, lumberjacks clash in cutting competition, equestrian tricks stun the crowd, live buffalo stampede the stage, and more fun. Dolly sometimes shows up unscheduled.
- Showboat Branson Belle (4800 HWY 165)
The Showboat Branson Belle sails away for a two-hour paddle wheel boat dinner tour on crystalline Table Rock Lake. The cruise hearkens back to 1850’s Mark Twain days on the Mississippi River, with singing, dancing, comedy, and an aerial violinist on your excursion.
- Shoji Tabuchi Show (3260 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway)
The #1 box office draw in Branson, Shoji Tabuchi’s fiddle in 2015 will entertain audiences for his 27th year in Branson! Performing in his bombastic, 1930’s Liberace grand palace-styled Shoji Tabuchi Theatre since 1990, Shoji fuses American country music (as well as gospel, classic, and even polka!) with an elaborate and visual dance show. Come just for the new Taiko drums, a type of Japanese percussion traditionally used in religious ceremonies and festivals.
- Jonah (1001 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway)
The Sight and Sound Theatres, famous for displaying live animals and interactive special effects, are currently showing Jonah. The Bible story chronicles Jonah’s story of redemption and revival, as he encounters a terrible storm, an evil empire, and the famous voyage in the treacherous sea with the whale. Children especially love the Christian show.
- AMAZE featuring the Amazing Acrobats (645 MO-165)
The Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai kick off their 17th season in Branson, while introducing Branson's most extreme stunt and a name change. The new AMAZE will feature a new stunt that entails 5 speeding motorcycles in 1 steel cage. Expect daring acrobats, twisting contortionists, and talented dancers and jugglers. Beginning with a Chinese Tea Ceremony, visitors experience Chinese artisans, traditional music, and elaborate exhibits. Be prepared for a mesmerizing light show, colorful and energetic performers, elaborate costumes, and traditional Chinese performances.
- Legends (1600 W 76)
Nestled in Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theatre, Legends in Concert showcases a wide variety of musical acts spanning several genres, including country, classics, pop, and R&B with lots of audience interaction. Some of the performers even come out after the show to sign autographs and pose for personal pictures! The schedule of the acts are below:
Spring (Feb 6 - May 19): Kenny Chesney, Ann Margret, Lionel Ritchie, Bette Midler, Elvis
Summer (May 20 – Sep 8): Taylor Swift, Brooks & Dunn, Michael Jackson, Adele, The Blues Brothers, George Strait, Elvis
Fall (Sep 10 – Oct 31): Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin, The Blues Brothers, Patsy Cline, Elvis
Winter (Nov 1 – Jan 2): Whitney Houston, Kenny Chesney, Barry Manilow, The Blues Brothers, Elvis
- The Revollutionists Magic and Illusion Show (1835 W 76)
Five world-renowned magicians disappear, escape, levitate, and read minds at the Music City Theatre. Revollutionists Reza, Kevin James, Kid Kadabra, Luka, and producer/director Brett Daniels have stunned audiences ever since premiering their illusionary art at the Sydney Opera House in Australia 27 years ago. See The Revollutionists at 8:00PM six nights a week late March - December. Kids of all ages love this show.
- Amazing Pets (1945 W 76)
House cats leap through hoops, trained dogs ride bicycles, and other animals put on a fast-paced, light-hearted show. More than 30 animals entertain the audience with animal tricks and acrobats, with emcee and comedy geared for children 10 and under. Many of the animals were rescued from humane societies from around the U.S. and trained by world-renowned animal handler Valery Tsoraev, seen featured with his cat in the blockbuster hit Big Fish. The audience even gets to meet with some of the pets and trainers afterwards. See the show 10am daily at the Grand Country Music Hall.
- Baldknobbers Jamboree Show (2835 W 76)
Performed by the same family since 1959, the Baldknobbers Jamboree Show has Ozark music, dynamic singing, and hillbilly comedy entertaining from the 2nd and 3rd generation Mabe family. Even with a different show every year worth seeing more than once, the Baldknobbers always sing admirable tributes to each of the five branches of the U.S. military. You can watch the reality show Branson Famous and follow the everyday lives of the Baldknobbers. Seen ‘em at the Country Music Theatre Mon-Sat 8PM from March – December.
- Wake Up With Yakov (470 HWY 248 Yakov Theatre)
One of the few morning acts in Branson, the world-famous Russian comedian comes back to town for a limited time this fall Oct 2nd - Dec 3rd Tue-Sun 10:00AM. Listen to Yakov’s hilarious takes on life as an American vs, life as a Russian, old stories about living in Russia during the Cold War, and acting in movies with Hollywood A-listers Tom Hanks, Richard Pryor, and Meryl Streep. Check back for plans in the works for an evening candlelit dinner show for the Christmas season.
- Branson Murder Mystery Dinner Show (625 HWY 165)
Choose to be a hero or villain in the Branson Murder Mystery Dinner Show. Take part in solving a murder mystery and enjoy supper, set to an 1800’s Old West theme. The Branson Murder Mystery cast asks a few audience members to participate in pivotal acting rolls in the Whodunnit? mystery. Wear a cowboy hat and six shooter belt (with prop gun) and feel like you’re starring in Gunsmoke or Bonanza, every Tuesday and Friday 5PM til December at the Branson Central Theatre.
- Six The Show (3445 W 76)
Six brightly-colored brothers combine in singing polished a capella at the Mickey Gilley Theatre. Audiences hear horns, percussion, and strings, and famous entertainers like Elvis, Coldplay, MC Hammer, and Six makes all the noise with their mouths. Each of the brothers are well-known around Branson for cruising around in hot Camaros the same color as their costumes.
- It – Starring The Hughes Brothers (3425 W 76 Hughes Brothers Theatre)
Witness a true family show of five singers, their stunning wives, and 36 children produce a collage of award-winning harmonies and over-the-top dancing in one exhilarating show. The musical number spans lots of genres, like pop, rock, R&B, gospel and more, and the show is appropriate for families of all ages.
- Presleys’ Country Jubilee (2920 W 76)
From the family that assisted in the development of the Branson music scene, Presleys’ Country Jubilee puts on an elaborate country, soul, and gospel singing and dancing extravaganza. Enjoy slapstick comedy appropriate for all ages and plenty of Ozark quirkiness in the beautiful Presley Theatre, the first music theatre built on HWY 76.
- The Haygoods (3216 W 76 Country Music Blvd)
It can be said that The Haygoods are the all around champs when it comes to entertainment. This family of 5 brothers and 1 sister have only gotten better and polished in their production over the last 23 season in Branson. Yes, this is their 23rd season! They have added new Laser Lights, more fire (Yes Fire), and incredible new light up effects. They zipline onto stage, tap dance in unison and play 20 different intstraments. Small children from age 2 to Grandma and Grandpa will be tapping their feet and amazed at the stage presence and non-stop energy that only The Haygoods can deliver.
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