The Mickey Gilley Show in Branson, Missouri
is a great way to see the legendary Mickey Gilley in all of his glory. He performs many of his #1 hits and brings his stellar showmanship to the stage to a deliver two hours of great entertainment. The show begins with “# 1 Rock 'n Roll C & W Boogie Blues Man,” and soon Gilley is singing “Fool for your Love,” which was excellent. Gilley interacts and talks with the audience throughout his show, adding a personal touch to the songs he performs. “Room Full of Roses,” and “I Overlooked an Orchid” were wonderfully performed and “A Headache Tomorrow” and “Girls get Prettier at Closing Time” showcased Gilley’s lighter side, and the fun he had in his heyday. “Talk to Me” and “Put Your Dreams Away” were also beautifully performed to great applause.
Joey Riley’s comedy plays a big role in the show, and you can tell Mickey Gilley really enjoys the zingers they throw back and forth at each other. At one point, Gilley even does a Sonny & Cher impersonation, and the hilariousness of it all doesn’t surpass anyone in the audience. On songs like “Why Me Lord,” “I’ll Fly Away” and “Justify Your Love” Mickey Gilley shows that he is still the man who brought all those #1’s home! Gilley really shines on “Great Balls of Fire,” where his piano skills are on full display.
Of course, Branson’s Mickey Gilley
also does a special tribute segment to the “Urban Cowboy,” which he helped make famous. “Orange Blossom Special,” with Joey Riley on fiddle, really got my feet tapping and “Here Comes the Hurt Again,” “Honky Tonk Wine,” and “Hello Texas” showcase the music that made the movie famous. Gilley ends the show with rousing renditions of “Lookin’ for Love” and “Stand by Me,” while showing everybody he still has what it takes to be a hit!;