New 2013 Branson show season has Grand opening

Jarrett Dougherty the comedian in the "Pierce Arrow Show "cutting" up with members of the Pierce Arrow Quartet.

BRANSON, Mo., January 24, 2013 — “One of the many great things about Branson is the anticipation and excitement that the opening of each new show season in Branson brings as its shows incorporate new innovations, numbers, routines, acts, costuming and ¬†choreography into their performances to provide their audiences with a fresh entertainment experience,” said Tammy Johnson, the Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center. Mike Patrick, General Manager & Producer of the Grand Jubilee show and the other shows at the “Grand Country Music Hall” agrees.

Patrick said, “When Grand Jubilee opened its 2013 Season on January 1, about 70 percent of the show’s music and 50 percent of its comedy was new.” He points out that there are certain musical numbers such as New South’s performance of “YMCA” and comedy routines that the audience expects and looks forward to that tend to stay in from year to year until there is an indication that the audiences wants a change. Patrick said that to have the 2013 version of Grand Jubilee ready for January 1 they began rehearsals in early November even as they performed their 2012 Christmas shows.

Typically, and 2013 was no exception, it is the new Grand Jubilee that leads Branson shows into their new season. Other shows have started their new 2013 Branson season during January and, as of today, The Official Show Schedule of Branson.Com, powered by the Branson Tourism Center, indicates that by the end of February the following shows, listed alphabetically with links provided to scheduling, pricing and other information, will be open:

Absolutely Patsy

Amazing Pets

Branson Country USA

Comedy Jamboree

Dixie Stampede

Grand Jubilee

it at the Hughes Brothers Theatre

Haygoods

Legends in Concert

New Jersey Nights

Ozark Mountain Jubilee

Pierce Arrow

Sunday Gospel Jubilee

Twelve Irish Tenors

Branson Tourism Center’s Johnson also points out that the majority of Branson’s major attractions remain open years round. From Tigers to fishing, the Odd to a voyage on the Titanic or the excitement of a Zipliner or a Lake Taneycomo sightseeing or dinner cruise with Main Street Lake Cruises, even in February Branson offers visitors an amazing variety of exciting activities.

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