New Shows Add to Family Fun in Branson This Summer

July 1, 2009

Celebration of 50 Years of Live Music Shows Continues Throughout 2009

BRANSON, Mo., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – A pirate and a princess, a circus, a cowboy, and a 50-year tradition of live music shows await guests in the happiest (and most affordable) family destination of Branson, Missouri.

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Peter Pan and his loveable nemesis Captain Hook, Princess of Magic Bambi VanBurch, Yakov’s Moscow Circus and entertainer Neal McCoy are all NEW in town for the summer. With special prices for families, Branson now has even more live entertainment for all generations to enjoy! From kids to grandparents, there’s plenty for everybody to see and do in this wonderful Ozark Mountain town.

Cathy Rigby stars in the title role of J. M. Barrie’s classic children’s story Peter Pan and lights up the stage at The Mansion Theatre with her high-flying talent. With sets and special effects from the Broadway play itself, Peter, Wendy, the Lost Boys and Tinker Bell are in town to charm visitors of all ages through the 2009 holiday season. “I am so happy to be in Branson! I’ve brought along six family members of all ages because there is truly something fun here for everyone,” said Cathy Rigby.

At the nearby Music City Centre, Princess of Magic Bambi VanBurch has her own new afternoon show, while continuing to perform with her husband Kirby VanBurch in their popular magical show each evening. Awarded the Female Magician of the Decade by the International Magicians Society, Bambi’s show provides a unique feminine perspective on the world of magic. The many magical treats audiences are enjoying include mysterious floating objects, mind-reading, Origami Illusions, disappearing acts, and there’s even a kangaroo!

Yakov’s Moscow Circus is a new show presented by the famous Russian Comedian, Yakov Smirnoff. It features a revolving line-up of physical performance artists (both human and animal) such as the Human Slinky, Fire Eatin’ Lady, Adagio Stars, Clowns, Mishka Bears, and more. Yakov says, “Only in Branson can you find these international talents. We have Japanese fiddler, Chinese Acrobats, Russian Comedian, Moscow Circus … and the Baldknobbers.”

Also appearing at Yakov’s Theatre is triple-platinum recording artist and two-time entertainer of the year, Neal McCoy. Known for his fast-moving shows and fun music, Neal McCoy says, “I like to entertain and have a great time with the folks. Here in Branson, people know how to have a good time! So that’s what we’re planning on doing and you gotta love that.”

Along with over 100 shows, a multitude of family attractions and three lakes, Branson’s exciting summer entertainment scene includes:

  • Silver Dollar City’s National KidsFest through August 9 featuring the first appearance of JEERK in the U.S. and the magic of Peter Gossamer. Moonlight Madness runs July 27 through August 9, when the park will stay open ’til 10 p.m. Southern Gospel Picnic with hundreds of performances from top Gospel stars will open on August 27.
  • Fun Spot, at Grand Country Square, is an indoor, black-light mini golf course that transports golfers, in 3-D, back to the sights and sounds of old river towns. While we can’t say for sure that Missouri’s famous residents Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn ever played golf (probably not since Mark Twain said golf was a good walk spoiled), don’t be surprised to see a few of their friends whitewashing the occasional fence in this “have-to-see-it-to-believe-it” attraction!
  • Magnificent Variety Show at Osmonds Theatre covers seven decades of music with 75 blockbuster hits and over 300 costume changes.
  • The 60,000-square-foot Branson Auto Museum has opened with over 100 classic and cool cars. The museum also houses a miniature toy car display and an automotive memorabilia gift shop.

With so many affordable things to do and see in Branson, the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB has provided an easy way for visitors to find hot deals for your family vacation. Visit the official Web site at www.ExploreBranson.com for special offers from shows, attractions, hotels, resorts, restaurants, and more.

So, don’t be like Captain Hook and fear those alarm clocks, mateys! Set them early, and enjoy a full day and night — or days and nights — of excitement in Branson this summer.

For additional information about Branson’s more than 100 live shows, theme park, pristine lakes, golf courses, family attractions, shopping and other features, or to order a free Branson Vacation Guide, call the Branson/Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-214-3661 or visit our website at www.ExploreBranson.com.

SOURCE Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau

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