BRANSON, Mo., May 12, 2012 — Although the tornado that hit Branson on February 29 left the vast majority of Branson’s theatres and attractions unscathed, those few it hit have had to meet some major challenges. When the curtain goes up on the “Cassandre’ Haygood & Friends Show” at 10 AM on May 22 in the Americana Theatre it not only signifies that the theatre, its staff and four shows have met those challenges, but that every Branson theatre impacted by the storm has reopened and is running under their normal schedule except for the Branson Variety Theatre which is currently scheduled to reopen on September 1.
Guests at the Americana Theatre will be entertained in a completely remodeled auditorium. Tim Haygood said that the lobby was not damaged much by the storm and had been completely remodeled when the Haygoods moved into the theatre a few years ago. As a result of the storm however, the theatre’s auditorium has been completely remodeled including reducing the number of seats, installing “brand-new comfortable seats with the most legroom in Branson,” new carpeting, curtains, lighting, sound, heating, air conditioning and more.
Not only are the physical facilities ready, but the performers in the theatre’s four shows are eager to be able to take the stage and beginning entertaining Branson audiences after the forced delay to the beginning of their season. The Americana Theatre’s four shows and the date and time they will resume performing their 2012 show schedules are:
Cassandre’ Haygood & Friends – May 22, 2012 at 10 AM
3 Redneck Tenors – May 22, 2012 7:30 at PM
Joseph Hall’s Elvis Rock N’ Remember Tribute – May 23, 2012 at 2 PM
Todd Oliver & Friends – May 24, 2012 at 2 PM
“Our fans have been so patient, and it’s great to get our entire 10 piece band and the crew together again! We feel blessed to be back and we’re ready to go!” said Cassandre’ Haygood, star of Cassandre’ Haygood and Friends. Matthew Lord, creator and lead singer of the 3 Redneck Tenors said, “We are so happy to be back, and the newly redone theatre is absolutely gorgeous.” Joseph Hall, the star of Joseph Hall’s Elvis Rock ‘N’ Remember said, “We’re ready to ROCK”. Todd Oliver, of Todd Oliver and Friends said, “The dogs and I are ready for more good laughs and music. Opening day can’t get here soon enough!”
Stephanie Milton, Director of Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center, congratulates the management and staff of the Americana Theatre upon its reopening and wishes the theatre’s shows success as they finally get to start their 2012 season. She also points out that each of the theatre’s shows offer’s a completely different entertainment experience saying, “What other theatre in Branson has three Redneck Tenors, ‘Elvis,’ talking dogs, Branson’s largest live band and a stunning, world class voice like Cassandre’s?”
For additional information or tickets for on any of the shows mentioned in this article or any of Branson’s other shows and attractions or for lodging arrangements please contact the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services by either calling their toll free number 1-800-785-1550 or through their website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.