Comprised of talented tenors Justin Boudreau, Josh Barnhart, Ryan Walton, Bee Gees and Beyond can’t help but get you tapping your hand on your knee and make you want to get up and dance! In fact, a few in the crowd actually stood up in their seats to dance, they just couldn’t help themselves! The God & Country Theatre (1840 W 76 Country Blvd) may need to install a dance floor to accommodate those who want to put on their bell bottoms and relive their Saturday Night Fever dreams! Save On Branson’s writing team recently sat down and got a first-hand interview with Josh and Justin from the funkiest show in Branson!
Q. How did Bee Gees and Beyond get started here in Branson, and how did the cast get together?
Justin: Blake Pullen put this show together two years ago, and he held auditions. He’s from Las Vegas and watches every one of our shows and takes excellent notes, which we go over during rehearsals. So we’re constantly evaluating ourselves and trying to find ways to improve the show.
Q. What’s your favorite part of the show?
Justin: Definitely the harmonies – it’s a three part harmony.
Josh: I just love the feeling live music gives me when I’m onstage!
Q. How would you describe Bee Gees and Beyond for someone who’s never seen it before?
Josh: High energy and informative! You learn a lot about the Bee Gees and their history.
Q. Personally, what’s your favorite thing to do in the Branson area?
Josh: I love going out on Table Rock Lake and enjoying the sun.
Justin: I like to go golfing – I live at Point Royale, so it’s literally right in my backyard!
Q. You all have a natural rapport onstage with each other, and really know how to interact with the audience. How would you describe the energy of Bee Gees and Beyond?
Justin: Josh and I performed together at #1 Hits of the 60’s, so we have experience working with each other before.
Josh: I’m back in Branson after being gone for awhile, and it was fun doing #1 Hits of the 60’s together. Ryan’s new to town. He’s only been here for two or three weeks, but he’s really ingrained himself in the trio.
Q. Can you tell us the names of some of your hot dance moves?
Josh: Sure! You’re going to see The Grapevine, we do The Hustle, and of course the classic Disco Point!
Q: What’s the most rewarding aspect of working at The God & Country Theatre?
Justin: I like being able to see the audience and meet lots of new people. It’s an intimate experience at the end of the show as people are leaving and we get to hear what they thought of us.
Q: How did you become Bee Gees historians?
Justin: (Laughing) It comes with the job. I watched an E! True Hollywood Story on them!
Josh: I had to learn basically everything! I actually only knew “Tragedy” and “Night Fever”!
Q: Who would you say is the ham of the group?
Justin: We’re all kind of hammy! It goes with the territory in being an entertainer. You have to have fun up there, and we like to put our own funny things in the show. If you don’t have fun, then you just look like a robot, and nobody wants to see that.
You can have your own boogie night in Branson with Bee Gees and Beyond at The God and Country Theatre (1840 W 76 Country Blvd) Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm all the way through December! You can purchase tickets for this disco derby at Bransonshowtickets.com, or by calling 877-688-3179.