BRANSON, Mo. “Some might wonder what two shows from China could possibly have to do with Ozark Mountain Christmas,” said Tammy Johnson, the Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center. “At first blush, the answer might appear to be ‘Nothing’ because China does not celebrate the traditional American Christmas, but in reality,” she continues, “if the shows are the Acrobats of China or The Legend of Kung-Fu, the answer is, ‘Quite a bit.”
Johnson points out that while these shows do not celebrate the traditional American Christmas they celebrate and share the heritage and culture of China and offer Branson visitors yet another colorful, exciting and unique way to have fun in Branson during Ozark Mountain Christmas. These two shows, although similar in terms of being presented by some of the most skilled and amazing performers appearing on any Branson stage; excitement; pageantry; color and almost unbelievable choreography, each provide a unique and wonderfully different entertainment experience filled with action, color, skill, precision and presenting two entirely different aspects of China.
“The Legend of Kung Fu” is a beautiful, spectacular and colorful production telling the story about a very young boy who is dropped off at the temple by his mother and turned over to the “Master” for an apprenticeship as a monk while learning the art and culture of Kung Fu. It is a simple yet complex story from not only the aspect of the young boy, but his mother and the Master. It is a story told through spectacular sets, costuming, beautiful choreography and the artistic and skillful manner in which the cast performs.
While the “The Legend of Kung Fu” follows a story line and is based on the art and practice of Kung-Fu, “The Acrobats of China” is more of a “Chinese circus” atmosphere and has no story line. It is a circus without a Ringmaster that flows seamlessly from one amazing act to another. In a recent review of “The Acrobats of China” this writer again said, “The elegance, skill, grace and precision of the performers in each act is simply amazing. Couple that with excellent production, absolutely elegant costuming, and the choreographed and flawless presentation as each act seamlessly transitions into the next.”
Simply put, whether during Ozark Mountain Christmas or any other time of the year, there are no shows in Branson with more costuming, action, color, pageantry, precision, skill, grace, beauty, elegance and action throughout their entirety than in either the The Legend of Kung Fu or The Acrobats of China. For additional information or tickets for either of these shows or any of Branson’s other shows and attractions or for lodging arrangements please contact the Branson Tourism Center (BTC), one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services. BTC can be reached by either calling their toll free number 1-800-785-1550 or through their website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.