There’s a reason the New York Times included Branson on its list of “52 Places to Go” this year. Although our city has always been known for its diverse, world-class entertainment, Branson isn’t one to rest on its laurels. It’s constantly changing and evolving, saying goodbye to old entertainers and welcoming new performances. In fact, there are many new shows in Branson for 2018.
New Shows in Branson for 2018
New at the Jim Stafford Theatre and just in time for the 2018 season is Heartland Country. As its name suggests, this live music show highlights some of the best of Branson’s musical roots. Classic country music is at the core of this entertaining show, and the stars are charismatic and energetic. The live music will captivate audiences of all ages and encourage them to sing and dance along.
Sight & Sound Theatres is at it again. Samson is one of the many new shows in Branson for 2018, and like the rest of the shows Sight & Sounds has produced, it immerses its audience in a visual and auditory experience. This Broadway-style musical is based on the Biblical tale of Samson. The character’s strength is legendary but so is his fall from power. To bring the story to life, Sight & Sound uses stunning visuals, special effects, live animals, and world-class actors.
When it comes to new shows in Branson for 2018, one theatre has an unusual lineup. Americana Theatre is mixing things up this season with one of its shows. Grammy-nominated, singer/songwriter Billy Yates takes the stage this season and is be joined by two fellow Nashville writers/artists during each performance. While the guest lineup changes for each show, the behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of performing remains the same. This unscripted show gives audiences a rare look into how some of the most iconic hits were created, including singles written for country stars Blake Shelton, Merle Haggard, and Randy Travis.
All Hands on Deck
The Andy Williams Performing Arts Center & Theatre welcomed a new show to its roster in 2018 when it kicked off All Hands on Deck! This musical production features Broadway star Jody Madaras as she’s joined by a quartet of singers. Along with a live nine-piece Hollywood Victory Caravan Orchestra, the group recreates a timeless treasure. This reproduction of the 1942 Roadshow & Radio Broadcast is a tribute to the men and women who served our country during WWII and the Korean Conflict and is full of songs and dancing that will celebrate and honor this slice of American history.
Later in the year, as you start making holiday plans, be sure to add The Prophecy to your list of shows to see in Branson this winter. Headed to the Starlite Theatre this November, The Prophecy is a Trans-Siberian Orchestra-style show complete with an electrifying lineup of holiday rock. The classically trained musicians combine their music with costumes, choreography, lasers, fog, and snow to craft a mesmerizing show. It’s the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.
These are just some of the new shows in Branson for 2018. The list of entertainment, live performances, and dining is much longer. If you’re ready to plan your vacation and you need help securing lodging, contact Branson Vacation Rentals to book a beautiful cabin or condo. As a family business, we strive to make your home away from home as comfortable and accommodating as possible. Our rentals offer any-day check-in, free Wi-Fi, beautiful wooded views, and many of our properties welcome pets! For booking information, please call 417-832-9991 or visit our website. Let Branson Vacation Rentals set you up in style!