April
9

Dutton Theater Shows – Week of April 9 – Performances Monday Through Friday then On the Road Again!

Another Week of Great Shows!: If you didn’t get a chance to catch our opening weekend last Thursday, Friday and Saturday, hang on tight because we have a week of great performances for you.

Duttons are on this week Monday – Thursday at 8pm and George is on Tues and Thurs at 2pm with an 8pm show on Friday. All kinds of things going on here. Both shows have been met with RAVE reviews for the new season, so be sure to get your piece of the action and come on over for some GREAT entertainment! Do it soon or you will have to wait a week to catch The Duttons. Heck, since The Duttons are going out of town on Friday, lets throw in a preview here of the wee, of April 16, so you will know what is coming….

On the Road Again

Duttons go EAST: Just when the dust had settled in Branson from our arrival, The Duttons get to take off for the wilds of the East Coast. Do you have a tour company or a travel agent you would like to see the show? Give us a call and we will see what we can do about getting them tickets. The tour schedule is as follows:
Sat April 14, Charleston, WV
Tues April 17, New London, CT
Wed April 18, Warren, OH
We figured since we have been out west all Winter, it was time to give the east coast a try. Watch out New England, here we come!

Another Stylin’ Season at Abby’s Tourist Trap
Branson Souveniers, Ice Cream and MORE!: I don’t know about everyone else, but when I travel I HAVE to have a t-shirt from the location I visit. It is sort involved with that smug look you can give people that says, “Oh yeah, I’ve been there.” and the shirt does it for you! What better place to pick up your shirts, postcards, and other Branson paraphenalia then Abby’s Tourist Trap, located right next to the Dutton Family Theater. She has t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, toys, keychains and souveniers GALORE. Plus, just this week Abby added fresh baked cobbler to her snack menu joining the scrumptious selections of cookies brownies and the best soft serve ice cream money can buy! Come on over and let your inner tourist SHINE and get that t-shirt so everyone knows where you have been.

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April
6

March 18, 2012
Contact: Pam Critchfield
Phone: 417-598-0662
Email: pamcritchfield@gmail.com

Beijing China, The Legend of Kung Fu live stage performance, seen throughout the world in the past 8 years has created a record in the history of Chinese performing arts.

The Most Performances of a show in China since 1949. The Legend of Kung Fu debuted in May 2004 in the Red Theatre, Beijing. With a record 3887 performances in Beijing alone and 1159 in countries through-out the world, The Legend of Kung Fu has entertained over 3 million audiences.

The Legend of Kung Fu is the most performed show in China since the foundation of PRC in 1949. The creator of this legendary show is a company headquartered in Beijing, China Heaven Creation International Performing Arts Co., Ltd (CHC).

The Legend of Kung Fu, is a huge theatrical production that tells the journey of a boy (Chun Yi) who was left at the doorway of a temple by his mother and adopted by the old master. Under the tutelage of the master and fellow monks, Chun Yi experiences the trials and tribulations it takes to find his way to the enlightenment and finally becoming a master of Kung Fu, both physically and spiritually.

The Legend of Kung Fu is a breathtaking combination of authentic martial arts including 20 types of traditional Chinese martial arts skills including traditional Shaolin boxing, animal-imitating boxing, Had Qigong, Tai Chi boxing and more. The unique choreography of ballet, modern dance and acrobatics showcased with state of the art lighting, traditional Chinese sets and an original musical score takes this show to an unprecedented level of entertainment enjoyed by all cultures.

Mr. Cao Xiaoning, the concept and Executive Producer of the show said “growing and pain” is what every human experiences in the journey of life. Those who never cease their pursuit for self-fulillment and spiritual perfection are always the heroes in any arts. To this extent, Chun Yi’s story could be a story of each of us”.

The Journey to the West. After being revised more than 30 times, The Legend of Kung Fu has become a brand show in 7 versions and 4 languages (English, Russian, Japanese and Spanish) and has toured in America, Canada, UK, Japan, Russia and Spain. Although the languages may be different, one thing remains the same, The Legend of Kung Fu shares standing ovations worldwide including, London Coliseum, Canada Princess of Wales Theatre, Vancouver Queen Elizabeth Theatre, The White House Theatre in Branson and many more.

The Legend of Kung Fu was approved by the committee of London West End Arts Festival as the only foreign production entering West End of London in the summer of 2009. This show presented 27 performances in London Coliseum, being highly recommended by renowned media and critics.

In Branson, U.S.A., The Legend of Kung Fu put on 584 performances in seasons of 2010 and 2011 in the White House Theatre, which CHC had purchased in 2009. The show was awarded as “The Best New Show of the Year” in 2010 and selected as “The Best Production Show” in 2010 and 2011. It has now become one of the icons representing high quality and international standard in Branson’s show market.

In 2011, CHC started its exploration into Europe by working with a big show company in Europe. Both sides signed a contract on the show’s tour in Europe in the next 10 years. Totally 1200 performances per year will be staged globally.

Chinese Culture Embraced by American Community –
The Legend of Kung Fu is not just “going global”, but is trying to “go inside”, which means to enter the mainstream of American show market, and to go into people’s hearts. On March 14th, the second day after arrival, despite of the jetlag the artists of The Legend of Kung Fu gave a 30-minute show for a 8-year-old boy suffering from brain cancer, as soon as they were told the boy was waiting to see the show for months. The special show made the headline across the front page of Branson Tri-lake Daily News and soon became a hot topic among local citizens. It was the first time ever that a Chinese show contributed to the local charity in such a powerful way.

In May 2011,Joplin, a small county near Branson, was hit by a tornado. The Legend of Kung Fu took part in the Branson Benefit Concert & Telethon for Joplin Tornado Relief, organized by The Branson Show League. It was considered as the most impressive show with its elaborate choreography and the artists’ devoted performance. The Legend of Kung Fu attracted eyeballs as the whole event was live broadcasted throughout the U.S.A. via television, radio and the internet.

A Chinese production which is brought into the American entertainment market for a permanent stay instead of short tours, needs the ability to survive the fierce international arena, as well as to be embraced by the local community, which requires the show, the artists and the Chinese company to become part of the local community life, so that the Chinese, Chinese culture and Chinese productions can make their contributions to the build-up of the local community.

Looking back its legendary way on the occasion of it’s 5000th performance, it shows that simply “going global” is not enough, it has to go inside the mainstream market, go inside the local community life, go into local people’s hearts and finally be embraced by different worlds. That explains why it was and will continue to be a journey of revisions and self-improvements ahead. That is the secret of the success of The Legend of Kung Fu.

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April
5

Mount Pleasant Winery invites everyone for their weekly “Friday Wine Down” event from 5 pm to 7 pm. This week they are featuring Mary Ann Daversa, most recently the Musical Director/Keyboardist for The Lennon Sisters Christmas Show. She will be playing the musical arrangements of well-known jazz pianists of the 20th and 21st Century.

Mount Pleasant Winery
3125 Green Mountain Drive
Branson, Missouri 65616
417-336-9463

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April
4

Branson Country USA with Wade Benson Landry – April 6

Recorded LIVE on Friday night at 10:30 PM
This show is broadcast on radio stations around the country.
Airing Saturday nights at 7:00 PM on KRZK – 106.3 in Branson, MO.
And Sunday nights at 9:00 PM. on KHOZ – 102.9 in Harrison, AR.

You can also listen via the internet. www.bransoncountryusa.net
Show airs at 7:00 PM (cst.) – Every Saturday Night

Grand Country Music Hall
1945 W. 76 Country Blvd.
Branson, MO 65616
417-335-2484 – Reservations
417-336-5829 – Fax

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April
4

Area Appreciation for the Cat’s Pajamas!

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Cat's Pajamas Area Appreciation

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April
3

This year Rural Missouri, a statewide publication of Missouri Electric Cooperative, reaching more than over 500,000 rural homes in Missouri, announced its list of “favorites.” This served as the 11th annual Best of Rural Missouri Readers Choice contest. Individuals cast their votes by e-mails, phone calls, and letters for the best restaurant, best barbecue, best coffee shop, best museum and more. The Ralph Foster Museum was voted the “Best Museum” of Missouri.

The Ralph Foster Museum is dedicated to the history of the Ozarks region. Named in honor of the late Ralph D. Foster (radio pioneer and philanthropist), it houses thousands of objects representing archaeology, history, firearms, antiques, numismatics, natural history, fine arts, geology and mineralogy.

Among other things, the Museum houses the original Beverly Hillbillies car, Rosie O’Neil’s Kewpie Doll Collection and one of the largest gun collections in the country.

The Ralph Foster Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The cost of admittance is $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and ages 18 and under are free. For further information, please contact the Museum at (417) 690-3407.

College Of The Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
(417) 690-2212

For More Information: Elizabeth Andrews Hughes, Public Relations

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April
3

The Children’s Art Show will open this month at College of the Ozarks Ralph Foster Museum in Edwards Art Gallery. This annual exhibit, displaying the talent and creativity of local school children’s art, will run April 16 – May 18, 2012.

The art, chosen by area school teachers, includes pen and ink drawings, crayon sketches, acrylic paintings, paper mache creations and imaginative sculptures.

“It is just refreshing to see art made by children,” says Director of Ralph Foster Museum Annette Sain. “This is a great way to broaden people’s understanding and opinion of what art actually is.”

The Ralph Foster Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. General admission prices are $6 for adults and $5 for seniors; high school age students and younger are free. Parents of the children participating in the art show will receive free admission.

For more information, please contact The Ralph Foster Museum at (417) 690-3407.

College Of The Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
(417) 690-2212

For More Information: Elizabeth Andrews Hughes, Public Relations

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April
3

The College of the Ozarks Music Department will host a student music recital on April 11, at 4 p.m., in the Gittinger Recital Hall. The recital will include performances from student soloists and ensembles, instrumental and vocal.

“We have recitals to give students who have been training in a studio setting an opportunity to apply what they have learned in a public performance,” says C of O music instructor Gregg Busch. “It also provides the public the opportunity to share in the experience of students learning and view the talent at College of the Ozarks.”

Students will be allowed priority seating for the event, but any seats left open will be available to the public free of charge. For more information, please call the Music Department at (417) 690-2244.

College Of The Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
(417) 690-2212

For More Information: Elizabeth Andrews Hughes, Public Relations

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April
2

Duttons Open for 2012 Season

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The lights will be back on at the Dutton Family Theater this week, as both the Duttons and George Dyer open their 2012 season. Opening night for the Duttons will be Thursday April 5th, while George Dyer takes the stage at 2 PM on Tuesday April 3rd with his all new show. The Dutton complex – theater, hotel, and gift shop – were spared any damage in the February 29th tornado and are fully operational for opening week.

Following an exciting winter schedule with many sold-out shows at their Mesa, Arizona theater, as well as touring, Judith Dutton told us, “We’ve taken the best from our two new winter shows to create an exciting new 2012 show for Branson featuring a lot more rock ‘n roll, as well as traditional Dutton-style entertainment.”

Julio Dutton, Ben’s identical cousin from Spain, a growing comic sensation at the Dutton Show, will be back with his horn suit – and a brand new video. A camera crew followed Julio at an Arizona resort complex as he interacted with seniors in the workout area and gymnasium, learned all about cactus, and even attempted some golfing. Additionally, the 2012 show features even more of the third-generation talent within this extremely versative family of musicians, singers, and dancers.

George Dyer, one of the world’s greatest tenors, promises a totally new and exciting show, following his winter schedule in Hawaii and Arizona. George provided a tempting taste of his extraordinary talent as he sung the national anthem to kick-off Branson’s Centennial Celebration on Sunday at the opening of the new historical museum.

For more information and show schedules at The Dutton Theater, visit www.theduttons.com.

Contact:

Judith Dutton, (417) 332-2772
judithdutton@theduttons.com

Jack Burke, (417) 239-1011
jack@soundmarketing.com

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April
2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Morgan Manley
Marketing Assistant
2500 W Hwy 76
Branson, MO 65616
417-334-1800

BRANSON, MO – Mar 2012 – You saw them on TV and you voted to make them famous… Now see them live in Branson this Summer!

The Finalists Live! Branson’s hottest summer show features 15 Top 10 Finalists from American Idol, all to perform live on stage at the Andy Williams Moon River Theater, May 14-August 18.

The first group includes Lee DeWyze, the 2009 Winner of American Idol; Blake Lewis, the Beat Box performer who was runner up in 2007; Elliott Yamin, who finished at the number three slot in 2006; Branson’s very own Kimberly Caldwell, from season 2003 and host on the Oxygen and TV Guide Channels; and, even Thia Magia from last year’s American Idol show. The show will be hosted by Pete Peterkin, a 2009 Finalist from Americas Got Talent.

Plus, later this summer, don’t miss Reuben Studdard, the 2004 Winner of American Idol and Bo Bice, Vonzell Solomon and many, many more. The Finalists Live! is the hot new show you won’t want to miss!

For more information, contact the Box Office at 800-666-6094

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