After hearing great reviews from several of our guests, Dee and I decided to go and see Le Grand Cirque at the Kings Castle Theater Monday night. We enjoyed it greatly and are planning to take our kids and grand kids to see it when they are in town next month. The show mixes comedy and some very difficult and impressive acts like we’ve never seen before. The most impressive were the “Wheel of Death” and the motorcycles in a steel globe. Both are hard to describe, you’ll just have to see the show which we highly recommend for both adults and children.
The Rankin Brothers continue to wow audiences with a two-hour show packed with top hits from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, gospel, country, rock and roll, and instrumentals. You name it, they do it, and they do it extremely well—totally live (full live band backup, no recorded background music). Dee and I got to see them when they first came to Branson several years ago. We thought they were top notch then and they’ve just kept getting better.
Now in the Yakov Theater they are, in our opinions, a “must see” show. If you grew up anywhere between the mid 50’s to 1990 you’ll hear the music you love.
For a sample, see this Promotional video from Rankin Brother’s web site.
We got a chance to see a preview of an excellent new show coming to Branson beginning April 2014. They are the Fair Family who are opening a new morning show at the Hamner’s Variety Theater. We were entertained by five wonderful voices and talented musicians performing a wide variety of music. Jacob, Jonathan, Sarah, Daniel, and Nathaniel include in their show selections from country, gospel, patriotic, a cappella, pop, top 40 and oldies. They also dance, clog, and are very gifted musicians playing several different instruments. It’s wonderful to see this young new talent come to Branson and we expect them to do very well. Give them a try!
Here’s a link to their website for more information.
Dee and I had the wonderful opportunity last night to attend the Branson premier of Sight and Sound theater’s “Jonah.” To use an overworked expression, “It was awesome” in every way from visual, music, message, humor, and fun. In our humble opinions Jonah is the best yet of the shows at Sight and Sound, and that’s a very very high bar. Our audience gave the show a sustained and rousing standing ovation at the end and even some of the visual effects brought loud and enthusiastic applause. As we walked out of the theater we could overhear conversation after conversation about how wonderful the show was.
Everyone just has to put this show on their Branson bucket list. You will come out amazed at the grandness of more than the production but of our God. The show is a portrayal of one of the most interesting but least understood books and characters in the Bible. Please don’t miss this show as you’ll be challenged as well as entertained. Here’s a link to the show’s trailer.
Some of our guest took hot air balloon rides during their visit to the Branson area. The feedback we get is very positive and all have said it was great fun. The rides are very dependent upon the weather and conditions have to be near perfect so potential balloon riders need to be flexible. The rides are usually early in the morning when the conditions are best. Check out Branson Balloon for more information. Here is their contact information: www.bransonballoon.com, 417-336-6060. Can’t you imagine how beautiful this would be in the Fall!
If you are interested in renting a boat, here are some places that are around us. Some also have slip rentals if you need one for a boat you are bringing into the area.
Please note that while we have a dock at Anchor Inn on the Lake, we are not permitted by Stone County or the Corps of Engineers to allow guests to dock their boats on it. However, swimming and fishing from the dock is ok! We also have a small paddle boat and two kayaks that guests are welcome to use.
One of the Branson shows that gets almost unanimous “thumbs up” from our Bed & Breakfast guests is SIX. Dee and I went again this month for our seventh time! So you get the idea we like it too!
The entertainers are six brothers (of a family of 10 brothers) who perform a wide variety of “musics” (you have to see the show to understand “musics”) without backup band or taped music. They make all the instrumental sounds with their mouths. It may seem a little weird but without question you’ll enjoy their many musical and entertainment talents.
In 2009 they were voted the fan’s choice awards for best show and entertainers of the year which is no small feat in a town that has over 100 live shows. If you’re in Branson for a limited amount of time this show should definitely be on your short list. Here’s a link to the web site for SIX.
During the 2012 season Anchor Inn on the Lake guests will be able to purchase their SIX tickets here at the inn.