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Best of Branson - Week of April 29, 2018

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Best of Branson - Week of April 29, 2018

What We Love In Branson This Week!

Branson heads into May with a fun lineup of incredible shows!  For edition #8 of the series, “What We Love In Branson This Week,” we’ll be talking about three resident shows with well-established, excellent reputations for great live entertainment, an all-new show headlined by one of Branson’s most popular vocalists, and a bigger-than-life production at the area’s most inspirational venue!

In this weekly series, you’ll hear about shows and attractions making waves in Branson; don’t miss every edition - just check us out every Sunday to see what we’re lovin’ lately!

Here, in alphabetical order, is What We Love in Branson This Week:

Illusionist Rick Thomas:  A true master of his art, this sensational headliner once ruled the Las Vegas stage before finding a fanatically loyal following in the place that wraps all that’s magical in a big bear hug - Branson!

3 Reasons Why We Love Illusionist Rick Thomas

1. He mystifies us!  His show includes small and enchanting magic tricks and the bigger-than-life illusions for which he’s become famous, each and every performance leaving us both mystified and cheering for more!

2. What a resume!  A Vegas headliner at the Mirage, Bellagio, and Planet Hollywood resorts, and special appearances on all the major television networks, as well as MTV, Animal Planet, and the Discovery, History, and Hallmark Channels, tells us that magic fans everywhere have enjoyed a Rick Thomas performance.

3. More than magic!  Not that a magic show needs more to keep us experienced ballroom dancer, he includes dance, gorgeous music, and his stunning wife as his stage partner to ensure that each and every performance is as beautiful as it is magical!

Schedule this week:  Monday, April 30 - Wednesday, May 2 - Friday, May 4 - Saturday, May 5 - all shows at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:  Andy Williams Performing Arts Center & Theatre

Nedgra Culp & Girls on Fire:  Long-time local singer with the bigger-than-life voice, Nedgra Culp, shares the stage with a couple of the area’s best “girls on fire,” and the three burn up the Branson stage big time!

3 Reasons Why We Love Nedgra Culp & Girls on Fire

1. Fantastic singing!  It’s as simple as that - what do you want from a music show headlined by three lovely ladies?  Great music performed by sensational singers - this show delivers it beyond expectations!

2.  Familiar songs!  A nice variety of big hits - everything from “Ring of Fire,” the Johnny Cash classic, to “Girl on Fire,” the huge hit from Alicia Keys, help turn up the heat in this hot new show!

3.  It’s all about the music!  Visually stunning for sure, but when you have voices like these, especially the phenomenal Culp, you come for the music, and Girls on Fire doesn’t disappoint!

Schedule this week:  Monday, April 30 - Wednesday, May 2 - Friday - May 4 - all shows at 2:00 p.m.

Venue:  Americana Theatre

New South Gospel:  A glorious gospel event for everyone who loves music that’s joyous, uplifting, and inspirational, delivered by a quartet that’s that’s truly phenomenal!

3 Reasons Why We Love New South Gospel

1. A brilliant quartet!  Starring bass singer, Mark McCauley, David Ragan on lead, baritone singer, Jon Drockelman, and American Idol alum, Luke Menard, singing tenor, this show delivers the greatest gospel because it stars the best singers!

2. More big talent!  In addition to the quartet, audiences are treated to the piano mastery of Tracy Heaston, and the vocals of Jackie Brown and singer/comedian, Jim Dandy.

3. Gospel, gospel, gospel!  No matter what you might consider your favorite music, we’ll bet there’s more than one gospel great that gets you singin’ along!  And for the hordes of fans who absolutely love this music, this show provides a generous dose of gospel greats!

Schedule this week:  Thursday, May 3 at 3:00 p.m.

Venue:  Grand Country Music Hall

Samson:  Sight & Sound Theatres has become famous for bringing the bible’s biggest stories to life in the biggest way, and Samson is no exception!

3 Reasons Why We Love Samson

1. It’s a Sight & Sound production!  Branson’s most inspirational theatre, and one of its most popular, has given the music city another incomparable show - the cast, music, costumes, sets, and everything on the biggest stage in the area is beyond compare!

2. A huge visual treat!  Stunning costumes, amazingly realistic stage sets, special effects, and a wonderful cast of animal co-stars makes for a show that’s a real feast for the eyes!

3. A timeless story!  One of the bible’s most beloved heroes, the story of Samson is a treasured and inspiring tale that never loses its appeal or the impression it makes on audiences of all ages and walks of life.

Schedule this week:  Tuesday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 2 - Friday, May 4 - shows at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. - Thursday, May 3 at 3:30 p.m. - Saturday, May 5 at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Venue:  Sight & Sound Theatres

Waylon, Willie & The Good Ol’ Boys:  Talented duo, Brother South, along with their rockin’ country Outlaw Band, pull off one of Branson’s most entertaining, high-energy shows!

3 Reasons Why We Love Waylon, Willie & The Good Ol’ Boys

1. Hot and hoppin’ music!  Classics we love, made famous by the likes of Travis Tritt, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Restless Heart, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Alabama, Jerry Lee Lewis, Waylon Jennings, and so many more.

2. A perfect setting!  This type of show is good on a big stage, but it’s great when you can get seats that put the action on stage up-close-and-personal, all courtesy of one of Branson’s most intimate theater venues.

3. Just plain fun!  It’s all about the collection of good ol’ country and rock songs, performed by a great group of artists - no fancy frills and distractions here, just a darn good show you’ll never forget!

Schedule this week:  Monday, April 30 - Wednesday, May 2 - Friday, May 4 - all shows at 10:00 a.m.

Venue:  Jerry Presley’s God & Country Theatres

There you go, a nice batch of incredible live shows to keep you entertained for an entire week in Branson!  Want the best available seats at these shows - and more - at a significant discount? Call us at 877-688-3179, and chat with one of our helpful vacation planning specialists!