11th Annual Piccadilly Gala Comes to Branson Convention Center

Ladies come together in Downtown Branson for “A Mad Hatters Party”

Women from all over Southwest Missouri will come together on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Branson Convention Center for the 11th Annual Ladies’ Piccadilly Gala, an event benefiting Historic Downtown Branson.

More than 400 ladies will attend for a night packed with fun, prizes and great food to support the historic downtown and the non-profit Downtown Branson Betterment Association. Attendees are eligible for door prizes, and they can participate in a silent auction items and a live auction emceed by Stan Bess! Many attendees come back year after year for the great fun, food, wine and amazing prizes.

The 2018 event’s theme is the “Mad Hatter’s Party,” so ladies can choose to attend in full costume (or maybe just a favorite hat) and celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday with us! Complimentary wine from St. James Winery and a wonderful three-course dinner are included with admission, and each table is attended to by a member of the “Mafia Men.” Other sponsors include Branson Party Rentals, Buck Run Farms and Summer Winds Resorts.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and continues until all the prizes and auction items have found a lady to go home with.

Call the DBBA at 417-334-1548 for tickets. Sponsorships are still available if you’d like to showcase your organization or business to the event’s attendees. Contributions to the DBBA are tax deductible and proceeds go toward the marketing and revitalization of Historic Downtown!

Gather the girls for a fun and exciting night out to support downtown!

A complete event schedule and more information can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/events/555496398234584/

Branson Arts Council Brings Events, Entertainment to Downtown

For those with a love for and appreciation of the arts, Historic Downtown Branson has so much to offer, thanks in large part to the great work of the Branson Regional Arts Council. Now based in the Historic Owen Theatre on Commercial Street, the arts council and its many talented volunteers and performers provide must-see entertainment and enrichment for locals and visitors alike.

Here is everything you need to know about what the rest of 2018 has in store for the arts. There’s everything from classes for the kids, musicals and entertainment for the whole family, concerts and even Shakespeare in the Park.

Legally Blonde: The Musical
Historic Owen Theatre

Based on the 2011 film, this production has a mix of humor and a great display of a young woman’s determination to succeed despite everyone’s doubt. This is a PG 13 production.
Tickets available online.
2:00 pm: Saturday July 14th and Sunday July 15th
7:00pm: Saturday July 14th

Suessical Jr by Youth Troupe Institute
Historic Owen Theatre

Open registration for children 6-18 years old who are interested in learning acting, production, team building and confidence skills that will last a lifetime. Theatre professionals work alongside the students to explore every aspect of putting together a great production, with performances by the students at the end of the class.
Registration fee: $125 for non-members, $25 for BRAC members/ per student

Fortes production of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare in the Park
Chad A. Fuqua Memorial Park, Hollister

The age old tale of feuding families and young star crossed lovers and their tragic love. Outdoor venue. Tickets available online.
Tickets: Children $9.95, Adults $14.95
8:00pm: Sunday, July 29th and Monday July 30th
8:00pm: Sunday Auguat 5th and Monday August 6th

Suessical Jr by Youth Troupe Institute
Historic Owen Theatre

“Oh, the thinks you can think!” This student performed production includes Horton the Elephant, the famous Cat in the Hat and so many others! Tickets available online.
Tickets: Children $9.95/ Adults $14.95
7:00pm: Thursday August 2nd. OPENING NIGHT
7:00pm: August 3rd,4th
2:00pm: August 4th, 5th

Little Shop of Horrors
Historic Owen Theatre

This Broadway and Hollywood musical mash up tells theAmerican cult classic story of the mild mannered floral assistant and his ravenous,newly discovered plant species. There is even a showing on Halloween. Tickets available online.
Tickets: Children $9.95/ $14.95
2:00pm: October 27,28
7:00pm: October 25,26,27,31.
2:00pm: November 3,4
7:00pm: November 1,2,3

Lennon Brothers and Gail Lennon Reunion Concert
Historic Owen Theatre

A two-show-only reunion! Swing harmonies and comedy mix with proceeds from the show going to the Branson Regional Arts Council. Tickets available online.
Tickets: $25
8:00pm: Saturday November 24th
2:00pm: Sunday November 25th

Miracle on 34th Street
Historic Owen Theatre

The beloved Christmas tale of spirit, imagination, and belief comes to life on the stage to remind us of the innocence and joys of childhood. A great production for the whole family to enjoy and in the heart of the Ozarks Christmas season.Tickets available online.
Tickets: Children $9.95/ Adults $14.95
2:00pm: December 8,9,15,16
7:00pm: December 6,7,8,13,14,15

More information about the Branson Arts Council, as well as online tickets, can be found at https://bransonarts.org/