Disney_s_The_Little_Mermaid_(54674) Soon The Little Mermaid can become a “Part of Your World,” as the Broadway version of the Disney classic is set to perform in Branson summer 2015. Based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name and the classic story of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen, the show invites Branson visitors to join Disney princess Ariel and her sidekicks, Flounder and Sebastian, ‘Under the Sea’ as Ariel begins her quest to find her place in the world.

The stage musical is being produced by Country Club Entertainment, and directed by Missouri native Mike Crum. Crum was instrumental in bringing the visually stunning “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to Branson” over a decade ago, so he certainly has the chops to create a hit. The musical’s book is by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman (written for the film), with additional lyrics by Glenn Slater. The musical’s underwater setting and story about aquatic characters requires unusual technical designs and strategies to create gliding movements for the actors, all of which should be a delight to see live.

TThe_Little_Mermaid_(89979)he Little Mermaid Musical, which is being performed at The White House Theater, will open Memorial Day Weekend. Based on the Broadway version of the tale, audiences follow the adventures of Ariel as she finds herself trapped between the life underneath the sea and a new found love in Prince Eric and life on land. Ursula, the evil sea queen, doesn’t make her journey easy but pals Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle help her, however mischievously, as she finds her way.

In addition to Disney’s The Little Mermaid, “Disney Live” is currently in negotiations to visit Branson during the Christmas season. If secured, the show will bring Mickey, Minnie, Disney princesses and a dash of Disney magic to Branson.

TThe_Little_Mermaid_(59354)ickets for The Little Mermaid Broadway, which performs at 2:30pm and 7:30pm, are on sale now. Adult tickets are $45, and children/seniors are $35. The best deal is for the matinee ticket through Reserve Branson. Matinee tickets are currently 50% for all ages, which is a steal of a deal in Branson.

I, for one, cannot wait to see this Branson show. It’s just another reason to love summertime in Branson!


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

When you visit the entertainment capital of the world you’ll have access to dozens and dozens of shows, including Branson variety shows. Variety shows are some of the best shows to see in Branson because they combine a little bit of everything, showcasing comedy, dancing and singing. Reserve Branson variety show tickets in advance to take advantage of exclusive discounts.
Variety shows in Branson include:

Dixie Stampede

Dixie Stampede

Dixie Stampede
Experience with your family our 32 magnificent horses, Return of the Buffalo, hilarious racing pigs, the Rumble in the Treetops lumberjack relay, equestrian feats, friendly competition and a fabulous four-course feast.

Legends in Concert
During the Legends in Concert show, you’ll experience such Legendary stars as The Blues Brothers, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Johnny Cash, Brooks and Dunn, Adele, Taylor Swift, Elvis Presley and many more stars from yesterday and today.

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Grand Jubilee

Grand Jubilee
Audiences fall in love with the tight harmonies and dynamic performance of Branson quartet, New South! From Country and hand-clapping Gospel, to decades of Rock & Roll favorites, this show really shines.

Pierce Arrow
Pierce Arrow is a family-friendly Branson show, touted for it’s rock the house tunes, hilarious comedy, sensational gospel and hot country hits.

Haygoods
The hits of todays Country, Rock, and Pop artists along with the music of the last 5 decades, are showcased in an electrifying ride of song, rhythm, and sound that you won’t soon forget.

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Haygoods

Clay Cooper’s Country Express
Featuring 24 Veteran entertainers, Clay Cooper’s Country Express gives you high energy live music, singing, dancing, and hysterical comedy. with a variety of artists covered from George Jones to Hunter Hayes, the Doobie Brothers to Bruno Mars.

Reserve Branson variety show tickets in advance to take advantage of exclusive discounts and get the bests seats for your show time.

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It’s that time of year: Spring is in the air and the great outdoors are calling! Most visitors associate Table Rock Lake with boating, fishing and swimming. But that’s not all this outdoor oasis offers. The Table Rock Lakeshore Trail is an ideal place to go for hike. So, lace up your favorite walking shoes and get ready to breathe in the fresh air of Branson.

To make your Table Rock hike easier, follow these tips:

– The main trailhead is located at the Dewey Short Visitor Center in the southwestern corner of the center’s parking lot.

Hike-ThinkstockPhotos-99403453– Two other trailheads are located nearby: The Showboat Branson Belle Trailhead and Table Rock State Park Trailhead.

– Parking is available at all three trailheads. Make note the Showboat Branson Belle Trailhead is open only during Branson Belle operating hours and parking can be quite difficult around show times.

– Table Rock Lakeshore Trail is 2.25 miles, and is an easy, paved path suitable for families.

– The trail is wheelchair accessible, and allows for motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs.

– Expect to spot various wildlife along the route. There are chances to see deer, red tail foxes, chipmunks, squirrels, bald eagles, osprey, ducks, cardinals, blue birds, and other species.

– Separated by the lake anywhere from 15-40 yards of trees, views of the lake are sporadic depending on the season but when they’re good, they’re really great!

– There are glades and dry woodlands on the upper side of the trail with oaks more than 200 years old.

– To view a detailed map of the trail, click here.

Want to explore even more of the great outdoors in Branson? Nearby, there are 11.75 miles of trails in the White River Valley Trail System, consisting of four varied loops, and the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery has nearly three miles of trails (easy to moderate) through forests and glades.

If you need additional information, you can always call the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 417-334-4101 or visit their website.


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Welk Resort Theatre is proud to present an all-new production of Million Dollar Quartet, based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night. The Branson show will open June 25, 2015 and run through December 31, 2015, and March through December thereafter.

million_dollarOn December 4, 1956, Sam Phillips, owner of Sun Records in Memphis and the man who discovered and started their careers, brought together the four legends-to-be for the only time in their lives, for what has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time.

Featuring the greatest rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits from these music legends, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Walk The Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Hound Dog,” and “Whole Lotta’ Shakin’ Goin’ On,” Million Dollar Quartet tells the story and captures the high energy spirit and rockin’ sounds of a unique moment when four of music’s most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, came together for one of the most memorable nights in music history.

Welk_Resort_Hotel___Splashatorium_(059)Million Dollar Quartet opened in 2006, having lengthy runs in Washington, Florida and Chicago, before opening on Broadway in 2010, where it was nominated for multiple Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

“We are very excited to produce and provide a home for this incredible musical experience”, says Dathan Atchison, General Manager of the Welk Resort Branson. “The show presents a unique glimpse into the relationships, camaraderie and talent of these iconic, musical geniuses. The music and stories that are featured in this show represent the best of American entertainment. We believe Million Dollar Quartet is perfect for the Branson market and will provide a unique musical experience for our guests.”

Million Dollar Quartet runs June 25th through December 31st, 2015 with shows at 8pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets are $35 plus tax and are available by phone at 800-505-9355 or on-line at WelkBranson.com.


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Choose from our selection of Branson hotels with restaurant to get the lowest guaranteed prices available. When you reserve a room at a Branson hotel with restaurant on property you have the convenient option of dining where you stay. Branson restaurants offer a wide selection of dining options, too, so you’re sure to find something to satisfy your cravings.

You can dine on-site at these Branson hotels with restaurant:
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Plaza View Restaurant

Grand Plaza Hotel
Plaza View Restaurant and Pub on the Plaza offer spectacular views of the Ozarks. The menu features a signature Prime Rib and Whole Fried Southern Style Catfish along with continental American cuisine. Seasonal menus crafted from local and regional ingredients are prepared daily in the kitchen by our chefs.

Welk Resort
Whether you’re looking for a quick bite near the pool or a relaxing dinner, Welk Resorts Branson has it all.  Relax in a casual atmosphere at the Stage Door Restaurant, take only moments out of splashing to refuel with quick poolside service or relax in the privacy of your own lodge or room with our in room dining.
Castle Rock Resort
Tower Grill is a great option after a full day of waterpark or sightseeing fun, open to both resort guests and the general public. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Located right on-site, the menu features a wide array of favorite dishes.
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Wildwood Bistro

Radisson Branson
Treat yourself to outstanding on-site dining at the Radisson in Branson, MO. The hotel offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in the recently revitalized Wildwood Bistro, and all your favorite drinks at the Time Out Sports Lounge. If you prefer to dine in the comfort and privacy of your own room, you can order from the convenient room service menu, available daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Grand Country Resort
Grand Country resort offers an array of convenient and delicious on-site restaurants for you and your family. Choose from the Grand Country Buffet, Papa Grand’s Pizza, and the Mining Company Grill.  Polish off your meal with a scoop or two from Glenn’s Frozen Custard.
Chateau on the Lake Resort
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the Chateau Grille, featuring a delicious variety of entrees with impeccable service and breathtaking views of Table Rock Lake. If you’re looking for lighter fare, the Atrium Cafe serves sandwiches and salads. Available for a quick lunch or light dinner, the Downstairs Deli, open seasonally, features classic dishes and new specialties. And those with a sweet tooth will find themselves in heaven at our Sweet Shoppe, filled with fresh pastries, specialty coffees, ice cream and old-fashioned sodas.
Reserve a room at any of these properties and you’ll enjoy a convenient, easy way to add dinner plans to your vacation.

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Check out these Branson events scheduled for May 2015:

May 3: B.J. Thomas and John Conlee
Tickets are available by calling the box office at (417) 334-4500 or visiting Andy Williams Moon River Theatre, 2500 W. Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616. Tickets are $45 and $50 + tax.

May 7-25: Bluegrass & BBQ Festival at Silver Dollar City
Don’t miss one of the premier bluegrass and BBQ festivals in the nation. There will be plenty of bluegrass performers from all over the country during this Silver Dollar City festival. The House of BBQ (Red Gold Heritage Hall) will be serving up plenty of mouthwatering BBQ.

May 11-15: Armed Forces Remembrance Days
Military men and women will be treated to special ceremonies, events, and discounts Wednesday-Monday in Branson. For more information, view the full schedule of events.

 

Looking for laughs on your Branson vacation? Reserve comedy show tickets for a laugh-out-loud night in the Ozarks. Clean, family-friendly comedians will have you rolling in the aisles as they perform some of their best routines. From impressions to hilarious songs to everyday observations about life in America, comedy shows in Branson are sure to have you grinning from ear to ear.

Some of the best comedy shows in Branson are:

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Jim Stafford

Jim Stafford
Jim Stafford has returned to the newly renovated Jim Stafford Theater to celebrate his 25th year performing in Branson, Missouri! The singer, songwriter, comedian, guitar virtuoso, and consummate entertainer is bringing everything back to the stage that made us vote him the best entertainer, best personality, and best comedy show.

The Presleys’ Jubilee
From new country favorites to country classics – from the zany antics of Herkimer and Cecil to the soulful reflection of southern gospel hits – it’s one of the original Branson shows you’ve got to see!

Paul Harris & The Cleverlys

Paul Harris & The Cleverlys

Paul Harris & The Cleverlys
Paul Harris, an Arkansas native, is widely known as a comedian, singer and musician, with tastes ranging from rock to bluegrass, and has been performing in Branson for nearly 20 years. The 2015 show will be laced with PAUL’S signature stand-up comedy; a crazy, down home, Arkansas flavored, twist on life and of course he’ll grab a guitar and treat you to some terrific music along with fellow musicians/vocalists, The Cleverlys.

Dixie Stampede
Experience with your family 32 magnificent horses, Return of the Buffalo, hilarious racing pigs, the Rumble in the Treetops lumberjack relay, equestrian feats, friendly competition and a fabulous four-course feast. Owner, Dolly Parton guarantees it’s “Branson’s Most Fun Place to Eat!”

Comedy Jamboree

Comedy Jamboree

Comedy Jamboree
From hilarious, clean comedy, floor-pounding clogging and dancing, to today’s country hits, this show has it all! Starring funny guys, Applejack, Harley Worthit, and Stretch McCord; the Jamboree Singers; pianist extraordinaire, Tracy Heaston, and the award winning Grand Band.

Take your family to any of these shows and you’re guaranteed a good laugh!


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.