Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bill Haley and The Comets Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It was a great night for Comet fans, as Joey Ambrose, Marshall Lytle and Dick Richards were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The original members of Bill Haley and the Comets took the Cleveland stage in front of a sold-out crowd, consisting of  7,000. Along with Guns 'N' Roses and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Comets were officially welcomed as the newest members of the Hall of Fame. Joey Ambrose made a point to invite everyone to Branson to catch their show.

The induction will be aired May 5th, on HBO, and visitors to town can see the Comets live on stage. At the Music City Center, the Comets will take the stage Wednesdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. For discounted tickets, visit us on the web here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sawyer Brown to Packed-out Branson Audience: See you in October!

April 20th was a date lots of folks had been anticipating since this time last year....It was April 2011that Mark Miller and the gang rolled in on their tour bus for their Branson concert. The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre was packed full of fans eagerly awaiting this group to take the stage.

And, this year was no different. The house was packed, just as eager for the show as last year. The guys, celebrating 30 years in the music industry, played their hearts out for an hour and half. The audience cheered loudly towards the end of the show, when Miller performed his famous "spin" on Step that Step, the song that started their career. The trip down memory lane was great, and the group's newest album was included in the song list.

For those of you who missed this, no worries. Sawyer Brown will be making another stop in Branson this October. Be sure to purchase your tickets quick, as those who were at last week's concert will surely want to attend the second concert as well. And, don't forget, at Fly Branson Travel, we sell discounted tickets for all your airfare, lodging and show needs.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sight and Sound Theatre has a Winner in "Joseph"

Sight and Sound Theater in Branson has been home to the long-running hit, "Noah" for quite a few years. While "Noah" will be missed, a new live musical takes the stage. "Joseph" is the ultimate story in betrayal and forgiveness.  For tickets to this live production, visit us here

The story of Joseph details the journey of his life. From the dreams God sent to Joseph, to being sold into slavery and the incredible turn of events that proved that Joseph's dreams were coming true.

This is a show that is great for all age ranges. The four kids seated directly in front of us were mesmerized through the entire play. The kids' ages ranged from 11 to 4. It takes a special kind of show to keep young ones seated quietly for two hours. Plus, the story that they are receiving is one of forgiveness and hope. In a time where TV displays inappropriate and negative stories, it is refreshing to have a positive story shared with the young ones. My daughter, nine years old, really enjoyed the show. She took the entire story in, and really seemed to benefit from seeing one person forgiving others. The great thing about this show is that it really brings the bible to life.

When the show concluded, the audience displayed how much they loved the show by a standing ovation, cheers and whistles, even a few "hallelujahs" were voiced. This is a great play, a humbling definition of love, betrayal and forgiveness.

For tickets to this show, or for tickets to any of the other shows in town, be sure to visit Fly Branson Travel!

Friday, April 20, 2012

American Idol Finalists Taking the Stage in Branson This Summer

Some of America's favorite top finalists and winners from the past ten seasons of American Idol will take the stage this summer! The Finalists Live will run from May 14th-August 18th at the Andy Williams Theatre. For the most discounted prices, purchase your tickets from us here.  For information regarding future meet and greets with your favorite Finalists, be sure to follow us on Pinterest.

 Here is the breakdown.

From May 14th to June 16th, the following Idol contestants will be performing:
Lee DeWyze, Season Nine's winner
Blake Lewis, Season Six, 2nd Place
Elliott Yamin, Season Five, 3rd Place
Kimberly Caldwell, Season Two
Thia Megia, Season Ten

June 18th-July 21 (no show on 4th of July):
Scott Savol, Season Four, 5th Place
Siobhan Magnus, Season Nine
Ace Young, Season Five
Diana Degarmo, Season Three, 2nd Place
Alexis Grace, Season Eight

The last group of performers will be in concert from July 23rd until August 18th:
Ruben Studdard, Season Two's Winner
Bo Bice, Season Four, 2nd Place
Vonzell Solomon, Season Four, 3rd Place
RJ Helton, Season One, 5th Place
Katie Stevens, Season Nine

To purchase tickets for one, two or all three of these concerts, visit our webpage, where you will be sure to pay the lowest price!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

An Interview With Paul Harris: Branson's Funny Guy!!!

Long before Paul Harris graced the stages of Branson, he was perfecting his talent at an early age. In his parent’s living room, his first stage, he would perform little shows for his parents. Soon after, a young Paul Harris started theatrical classes in his hometown of Chicago. Paul’s first gig was a member of being in a punk rock band. Hard to picture, but Paul says it was a lot of fun! 

 In 1994, in his early 20ies, Paul moved to Branson and landed his first job. Along with other young performers, Paul joined the Texas Goldminers on stage for his first taste of being a Branson entertainer. From there, he spent some time at the 76 Music Hall, and that gig lead to the meeting and teaming up with Dan Britton. The two started the Pierce Arrow/Paul Harris show. After success gained at that location, Paul decided to branch out on his own. 

That branching out has really brought Branson success to Paul. Currently at the White House Theatre, Paul and his band bring smiles to large audiences every night. Of course, widely known in Branson as a lead funny man, Paul Harris is more than just a local act. It was last summer that one of his biggest dreams became a huge accomplishment in the comic’s life. Paul Harris and the Cleverlys loaded up and took off for Nashville, where the group of five had the distinct honor of performing on the stage of the iconic Grand Ole Opry. Also in Nashville, the group attended Fan fest, and was able to perform before 60,000. 

In regards to the band’s friendship, Paul offered this tidbit: “The five of us know each other so well, are so close, that we have a lot of jokes on each other. It is kinda like ‘blood in the water’…whenever we get a joke on someone, we all use it, until we beat it to death. So, we try to crack each other up a lot.”
Paul lists Bill Cosby as being one of his biggest professional influences. He cites Cosby’s longevity in the business, his appeal to all generations and Cosby’s ability to give a concert folks can take their grandma’s to. The Blue Collar Guys are also some of his heroes. 

On a personal front, Paul lists one of greatest achievements is his 8 ½ year marriage. Not just being married, but being happily married to his wife for almost a decade.When Paul isn’t on stage, his hobbies include fishing, hunting, working on farm, mowing, fencing, and brush-hogging.  

One of the most popular questions Paul is asked refers to the Cleverlys’ creation. Paul explains that the birth of the Cleverly Trio came to him while driving. He said he had the radio off and was just thinking, when the idea just “popped into his head.” And from that single thought, an entertaining show was born. 

The Cleverly Family “Trio” consists of five key family members. We have the founder, Digger Cleverly (Harris),his son, Harvey D Cleverly (Steve Wilkerson), Digger’s brother, Otto (Mark Pierman), on fiddle, Monroe Cleverly (JimBob Faris), on Bass and Vernon D, “VD”, Cleverly (Steve Bush) on banjo and guitar. This uniquely clad “trio” takes the stage and belts out favorite “classic” bluegrass hits, as only they can! By “classic” hits, of course, titles like “Walk Like an Egyptian”, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it)” and “I Gotta Feeling” are on the roster. The comical feel of The Cleverlys, mixed in with awesome bluegrass tunes makes for a great second half of the show. 

Paul Harris and The Cleverlys is by far one of the funniest shows in town! Superb timing, great on-stage presence and a playful and entertaining group of cast members are just a few characteristics this show possesses. The first half features Paul and his talented band. A great blend of comedy and music is featured during this portion of the show. After a short intermission break, fans are treated to the awesome musical stylings of The Cleverlys.

A big thanks to Paul for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit with us about his wonderful show!

For the lowest-rate show tickets to this, or any other Branson show, discount lodging and flights, visit us on the web at  Fly Branson Travel!