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Evenings in Branson

Marcy Williams Modified: July 25, 2013 at 11:46 am •  Published: July 8, 2013

After spending a day in Branson sightseeing, shopping, enjoying spa treatments, playing at Silver Dollar City, the tourists turn to evening entertainment. Lots of the tourist attractions are open in the evenings, but the Las Vegas-type shows are nighttime specialties in Branson.

There are over 100 shows, ranging from C&W music shows, variety shows, family shows, dinner cruises, and fully staged musicals. We took the opportunity to see two shows and while they were completely different, both were marvelous entertainment.

One evening we went to the Hughes Brothers Theatre to see “IT” and will plan to go back and see it again periodically. The evening started with a pleasant dinner served upstairs in the balcony area. The food was good, with the dessert being the highlight – White Chocolate Champagne Cake with Raspberry Drizzle.
Following dinner we went downstairs and took our reserved seats in the auditorium. The front row gave us an “up close and personal” view of the stars of the show.

Over 50 singers, dancers, and musicians comprise the cast of the show, and except for the band, the members are all part of one family! The Hughes Brothers are five brothers who have developed a wonderfully entertaining show of a variety of music genres. They are eventually joined onstage by their five lovely and talented wives; and before the show is over, the audience has been introduced to them and all of their children, most of whom perform in the program (though not the month-old baby).

Having seen this show, why would we want to see it again? We look forward to watching the children grow and expand their performing abilities!

On another evening we went to see the highly acclaimed “Joseph” at the Sight & Sound Theatre. This stage musical follows the biblical story of Joseph. The music was excellent as were the stage sets. To add to the beauty of the story and music was the presence of live animals. It is very impressive to be enjoying the scene on the stage and suddenly realize there are live camels and sheep and horses coming down the auditorium aisles.

“Joseph” is in its final season and will end in October. In November “Miracle of Christmas” will be performed through December 28, 2013. We are anxious to know what the next production will bring!