Branson is a favorite destination for most of the country’s population going on vacation, planning reunions, weddings, or just wanting to ‘get out’ of the environment they’re used to so they can feel ‘free’ again. A major draw of the area is the wealth of people, places, and things that promise the best bonding and relaxation experiences. But one very important reason why Branson is a favorite ‘getaway’ destination is because of its shows. Yes, there is no place quite like Branson for shows and entertainment!
Think about this for a minute: There well over one hundred (100) shows in Branson. It’s no wonder that Branson is famous for having the most world class live entertainment options in the world! You can listen to music of diverse genre from around the world including jazz, rock, gospel, country, etc. performed by family and individual singers alike. But Branson shows aren’t only music shows. There’s a wide spectrum of theatrical and musical disciplines such as variety shows, Broadway style plays, comedy shows and the list goes on and on.
Whatever type, genre or style of music and show you enjoy, there’s something for you!
For all lovers of country music, there many shows, including those of “the Gentle Giant”, Don Williams. Don, well known for his many country hits, is still great at drawing an audience with his songs. He has hundreds of memorable songs and over 50 of those songs are major hits, including ‘I believe in you’, ‘Amanda’, ‘I’m a country boy’, ‘It must be love’, ‘Till the Rivers run dry’, and ‘Good Ole Boys like Me.’
Rock & Roll
For lovers of Rock & Roll, there is so much to enjoy. There are shows like 50s Rock & Roll, Reminisce, and the Joseph Hall’s Rock and Remember Tribute. Joseph’s great at blowing you away and knocking your socks off as he recreates the legend of Elvis Presley right in front of you, live on stage. The show utilizes state of the art lighting sets, video, and lasers and of course, the best Rock ‘n Roll band in Branson. Joseph has appeared on The Morning Show, Fox News, USA Today, NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Good Morning America and a host of others. In addition, Joseph Hall was among the top ten on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, and the show is recognized by the Elvis Presley Enterprises.
The New South Gospel show, presented by the Grand Country Music Hall, will thrill all lovers of Gospel stories and shows. This show showcases a great blend of entertainers from Branson including The Jordanaires, Bill Gaither, Mr. Piano, Jacky Brown and Jim Dandy, Tracy Heaston,
the Award Winning Grand Band and many more who will keep you captivated with masterful gospel pieces from the beginning to the end of the show.
You also get to be thrilled by the Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai featuring New Shanghai Circus. Right in the new Shanghai Theatre this Amazing group will be delivering a breath-taking exhibition of Chinese acrobats, dance and culture. The Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai, with more than 40 great performers, slightly step away from what a typical Branson show is because audiences will get to witness so much amazing aerobics including bicycle aerobics, aerial ballet, pole climbing, roller skating and plate spinning. You are offered a thrilling, high-energy exhibition of incredible talent, training, concentration and strength coupled with a topnotch production that keeps audiences captivated with its seamless flow from one attention-grabbing act to another.
If you are in love with Dinner shows, the Gordy and Debbie Dinner show, The Showboat Branson Belle and many more are just for you. For about 21 years now, visitors have been offered a unique entertainment experience on the Branson Belle, packed with a delicious three- course meal, stunning variety show and yes, an awesome two-hour sight-seeing cruise on the magnificent Table Rock Lake. While dining, guests enjoy an awe-inspiring, amazing mix of productions including Made in the USA! which features an outstanding cast and music from all genres, vocals and instrumentals from the world’s only aerial violinist, Janice Martin, captivating blend of harmonies from the five-member all male vocal group, The Showmen, and a great host of other performers including David Griffin, and Cameron Hansen.
Shows for Kids
The kids aren’t left out. There are many shows for kids including the award winning Amazing Pets in Branson Missouri. The Amazing Pets is a thoroughly entertaining, high-energy, fun-filled show featuring a host of trained pigs, exotic birds, dogs, cats, a donkey and other animals hosted by Sean Paul and his trained monkey. It’s a show filled with magic, family-friendly comedy, live music and superb animal feats as the show’s stars entertain in dance, bike riding, and so much more.
Romance is in the air with shows like the Wartime Romance, a true story about a Dive Bomber Squadron Leader, Captain Tom Johnson, US Marine, who during World War II, finds inspiration, hope and strength from the love letters that he and his girl (back in Horton, Kansas),
Margaret Wolff, wrote and sent to one another. The show of course concludes with a marriage proposal after a robust home-coming.
The list of live shows that you can thrill yourself to experience in Branson is so long we would be unable to cover them all here. Included in that list are also many shows for adults and Broadway plays like The Star Spangled Celebration – a town-lightening, brilliant musical extravaganza with wonderful highlights that salutes Broadway’s greatest shows. Breathtaking highlights from so many of your favorites including Oklahoma, Cabaret, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, My Fair Lady, Grease, and 42nd street are all yours to enjoy.