If you’re looking for a show the kids will enjoy, then you’ve found it with Grand Country’s Amazing Pets in Branson
. This show is an interactive family-friendly experience where kids are the focus. When I attended the show, the theater was packed with families, all of which laughed and laughed throughout the two-hour performance. The show involves a variety of animals, including dogs, cats, birds and a very special monkey named Frankie.
This show is fast-paced, and from the moment the show’s host, Sean Paul, brings out Frankie to answer questions the audience knows they are in for a treat. Frankie loves the spotlight and his interactions with Sean Paul, and his wife Juliann, were very funny. There are some very talented dogs in this show as well, all of which are led by Mr. Villari, who hails from Russia. His animals can perform barrel rolls, climb 6 foot tall ladders, ride bicycles and jump through hoops. They can also do dog-paw stands, and one even did a dog-stand using only one thumb. To top things off, there is a costume segment where there is a dancing tropical princess, bride & groom poodles, and a batman dog and ballerina puppy.
The birds in this show, trained by Aliona, are truly remarkable as well. They fly through hoops, climb ladders, rotate on disco balls, go down slides, ride scooters and even tight rope walk while holding a flaming stick. A pet Olympic segment pits one of Aliona’s trained birds against Frankie the monkey while they attempt somersaults, ring stacking and basketball to see who is tops in the animal world.
Perhaps the best part of the Branson Grand Country Amazing Pets
show is the interaction with the kids. Between the magic “Chinese rice paper” segment and the snake segment, these kids had me laughing so hard I thought tears would come out of my eyes. The great thing about kids is that they will say and do anything, at any moment, which makes for some great live theater.;