2014 is going to be a year of many changes for the Live Entertainment Capital of the World! New shows, new attractions, and new rides are all in store for Branson during this upcoming year. Branson Shows Blog is keeping up-to-date on these new developments and letting Branson lovers know what they can expect for 2014!
Dublin’s Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies
The 12 Irish Tenors broke hearts all across Branson in 2013 when they told fans that they would not be returning for another season, but admirers of the handsome group need not despair; in 2014 five of the lads now known as “Dublin’s Irish Tenors” will once again grace the stage at King’s Castle Theatre in Branson and this time they’re bringing some special guests along!
New to Branson in 2014, Dublin’s Irish Tenors with special guests The Celtic ladies will bring audiences beautifully blended harmonies alongside Irish elements of music and dance! Audience members will be captivated by the tenor’s radiant smiles and mesmerizing harmonies as they melt hearts performing timeless hits such as “Danny Boy”, “Hey Jude”, and many more! Joining the company of this good-looking group, the Celtic Ladies proudly hold their own! Audiences will fall in love with this gorgeous group of lasses as they perform the finest mix of traditional Irish tunes, adult contemporary and beloved classics such as “Scarborough Fair”, “Ticket to Ride”, and more! No strangers to the spotlight, the Celtic Ladies have performed with the likes of Santana, Rihanna, and Rod Stewart at the 150th anniversary of the Sporting Summer Festival in Monte Carlo!
Dublin’s Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies will perfectly blend together traditional Irish melodies along with a hot new stage production, something that Branson visitors will not want to miss!
Over 800,000 audience members have enjoyed the inspirational story of Jonah at Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and in 2014 this epic production is due to begin in Branson, Missouri!
Opening March 22 at Sight & Sound Theatre, Jonah tells the Biblical story of one man’s tribulation and God’s grace and everlasting love—all the tune of a $3 million production value! Audiences will be immersed in the larger-than-life tale of Jonah as they witness the hero’s journey take him through a terrifying storm, a fishy encounter of massive proportions, his new life in a corrupt empire, and his internal battle as he learns to trust the Lord.
Dazzling audiences with state-of-the-art special effects, original music, and spectacular staging, Jonah at Sight & Sound Theatres in Branson is a definite must-see show for 2014!
Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show
Featuring world renowned illusionists Dave & Denise Hamner, Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show is one of Branson’s most anticipated new shows in 2014!
Best known for their one-of-a-kind act, The Hamners have performed throughout the entire country including Las Vegas, Disneyland, and Hollywood’s MagicCastle, and now proudly present their newest stage production complete with comedy, singing, dancing, magic, and a heartfelt veteran’s tribute. The show will be premiering at Hamners’ Variety Theater (formerly Hamner Barber Theater) in 2014 and show creator Dave Hamner vows to amaze audiences with unbelievable illusions, close up magic, Russian acrobatics, impressions, and even a few surprises. Audiences of all ages are welcome to come see the spectacular wonderments at Hamner’s Unbelievable Variety Show in Branson, Missouri!
Branson Titanic Museum
In January 2014 the Branson Titanic will feature a newly added major themed exhibit, for the first time anywhere, introducing visitors to the eight heroic musicians who played on board the Titanic as it sank. These brave men played music, intending to calm passengers, for as long as they possibly could and went down with the ship when it went under, losing their lives. The stories of their bravery have captured the spirit of courage, duty, and self-sacrifice honored at the Branson Titanic and this awe-inspiring tribute will be something that you won’t forget.
Get more information about this new exhibit and other events hosted by the Branson Titanic years year here.
Coming to White Water in mid-May 2014 is the $1.7 million thrill ride, Ka Pau. This new ride at the well-known Branson water park boasts a staggering tower height of 40 feet, two encapsulated slides whose bottom drops out, creating a free-fall drop for the rider at 70 degrees at 26 feet per second (that’s 18 miles per hour) through a looping 240-foot translucent waterslide, before spitting them out into a pool of water. This rocket-like plunge is complete with an AquaLaunch trap door and has an impressive water flow of 1,000 gallons per minute! This thrill ride is guaranteed to go beyond any ride constructed at the tropical theme park in Branson and families will not want to miss out on their chance to take the plunge at Ka Pau!
Silver Dollar City
When the theme park opens this coming March, it will open with a brand new theme and an upcoming new festival. “Celebrate America,” says the theme park, and this new theme will bring in several new attractions and rides. General Manager Brad Thomas says they hope that every day, all summer long it feels like you are visiting Silver Dollar City on the Fourth of July with red, white, and blue coloring everything! Along with this new theme, the park will replace its long-running “KidsFest” with a brand new summer festival called “Star-Spangled Summer,” which will feature illusionist Brad Ross, as well as Olympic athletes performing stunts on trampolines. This festival makes it the perfect time to celebrate an all-American summer with your family!
For more information about these new developments, shows, attractions, and places to stay in Branson please visit http://www.bransonshows.com/