Meet Gakita the Gorilla at Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show

Branson Wildest ShowWorld renowned performers and illusionists, Dave and Denise Hamner, have some exciting surprises in store for Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show this year, including Gakita the gorilla.

Yep, you heard right: a gorilla. Bet you’re never seen that on a Branson stage before!

As always, the Hamners can be expected to treat their guests with a delightfully fun and incredible experience where birds appear, people fly, voices soar — and humans turn into gorillas.

A welcome new addition to the show, Gakita the gorilla showcases the wilder side of Hamners’ Variety Show and is sure to keep your child’s eyes glued to the stage. Pair that with first rate choreography, side-splitting comedy and mind-boggling magic, and you have one experience in Branson that you don’t want to miss.

HamnerThis season’s show features an exciting mix of old and new, including some of those returning favorites like Dave’s close-up baseball magic tricks, Russian acrobatic pair Vadim and Mariya Serykh, ventriloquist Brenda Hahne and the stunningly accurate vocal impersonations of Jeff Brandt.

The Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show of 2015 is packed full of fun and entertainment, suitable for the entire family and is sure to make for and adventurous night out in Branson.

Get your tickets now and head to Hamners’ Variety Theater to see this one-of-a-kind show featuring Branson’s sole performing gorilla and an entire cast of talented individuals.

Get Ready for California Cruzin’ in 2015

Hamners TheaterBrace yourself for a new show coming to Hamners’ Variety Theater in Branson next summer: California Cruzin’!

This new show is a limited engagement production scheduled for Wednesday and Friday afternoons in July and August and featuring all the best hits of summer.

Enjoy all those warm weather favorites from the Beach Boys to Jimmy Buffett and experience several of Branson’s top artists including some of the cast from the award winning Patsy Cline Remembered. You can also expect to experience the talents of Josh Carroll of the Re-Cliners and C.J. Newsom.

I’m already missing summer just thinking about this show! Mark your calendars now so you don’t forget to check out this new summer show, featured for a limited time during July and August of 2015.

Stay tuned to the Branson Shows Blog for more information about tickets and how you can get yours.

Hamners’ Variety Theater Welcomes Twice Adopted in 2015

twice adopted branson moHamners’ Variety Theater has announced a new morning show for 2015 featuring the fresh faces of the children of Twice Adopted.

According to a release from Hamners’ Variety Theater, Twice Adopted is named so because the children of the group were adopted twice. First by their parents and secondly by God, when they accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savior.

The show will open April 2, 2015 and feature a variety of gospel songs, Broadway tunes and an incredible patriotic display. Guests will love this heartwarming show starring some very special individuals. One of Branson’s talented tribute artists, Mike Walker will be helping produce the 2015 show.

In November and December of 2015, Twice Adopted Christmas will bring the true meaning of Christmas to the center stage as they delight you with a holiday production that is sure to have you walking a little taller when you leave.

Stay tuned to the Branson Shows Blog for more information as we get it.

Tom Mullica Says Goodbye to Branson

Tom Mullica's Red SkeltonTom Mullica’s Red – A Tribute to Red Skelton show has always made for a great time and sadly, Tom said goodbye to Branson with the curtain closing on his last performance in Branson last week.

The tribute show at Hamners’ Variety Theater was one of the longest running morning shows in Branson and featured the well-known material of Red Skelton showcasing his impressionism, comedy and magic.

Tom Mullica's Red SkeltonRed Skelton was famous for his amazing and entertaining performances and when he gave Tom Mullica permission to use his material, Tom performed all over the world, gladly taking up the role of America’s favorite clown.

Mullica performed the Tribute to Red Skelton show for the past 12 years in Branson and he will be missed by many. According to reports from the Branson Tri-Lakes News, he plans to continue traveling and performing for fans of Red Skelton.

Experience the Unbelievable with Hamners’ Christmas Variety Show

On Saturday I went to see Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Christmas Show and was highly entertained.

These talented performers definitely have the definition of “variety” down to a science because every time the curtain closed and opened again, I had no idea what kind of act I was in for next.

Although it’s a Christmas show, don’t expect to see all the holiday trimmings right away — the first half is the best of Hamners’ unbelievable variety from the year round show.

You’ll experience a bit of everything from ventriloquism and acrobatics to incredible vocal performances, magic, comedy and illusions. I was blown away by the things these performers were doing. I kept trying to figure out the magic tricks, but to no avail. Nevertheless, one particular magic act was centered around birds. The magician kept pulling bird after bird out of a simple cloth. It was incredible. And these were real birds, by the way. Several of them even flew across the audience directly overhead which made for an awe-inspiring, extraordinary experience.

I also really enjoyed the ventriloquist. She has perfected her craft so well that at times, it’s difficult to remember the doll isn’t really the one doing the talking. I can’t imagine how much time and practice it takes to actually make that act believable.

The acrobatics had to be my favorite part of the show though. The show features a Russian duo that perform some jaw-dropping feats of strength and agility. You’ll be amazed by all that they can do!

The second half of the show was starkly different with creative holiday sets, festive costumes and of course, Christmas music! It was a lot of fun and I could tell the performers were having a blast as well. Although the second half is purely a Christmas celebration, it still featured that unstoppable variety that keeps this fast paced show interesting.

At Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Christmas show, you’ll find yourself believing the unbelievable, so don’t miss out! Click here for tickets or more information.

Hamners’ Variety Theater is at 3090 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway in Branson, just down the street from the Shoji Tabuchi Theater.


Enjoy 7 Decades of Music With the Magnificent 7 Variety Show

Seven fantastic musicians and seven decades of amazing music makes for one Magnificent 7 Variety Show at Hamners’ Variety Theater in Branson.

Sit back and listen to the greatest hits of the music industry from the 1940’s to today while the cast of enthusiastic performers runs through almost 200 costume changes.

The Magnificent 7 Variety Show has a little bit of everything with great music, hilarious comedy and intricate dance numbers all on one stage for two hours of world class entertainment.

Magnificent 7 Variety ShowWhether you’re a fan of the big band era, country western, rock n’ roll, gospel, you’ll get your fix as Joe and Tamra Tinoco and their young daughter, Talya.

For tickets and more information, click here.

Hamners’ Variety Theater is at 3090 Shepherd of the Hills Expwy., Branson, across the street from the Pierce Arrow Theater.


Catch Tom Mullica’s Red Skelton … The Legend Continues in its Last Season

Tom Mullica's Red SkeltonTom Mullica’s Red Skelton … The Legend Continues is one of Branson’s longest running morning shows and there’s a good reason why. Mullica has been impersonating Red Skelton’s comedic act for more than 17 years and is an extremely talented impressionist, comedian and magician. Now the show is in its last season in Branson so if you haven’t had the chance to see it yet, now is a great time!

Red Skelton was the creator of many famous comedic characters including Clem Kadiddlehopper, Sheriff Deadeye and the Mean Widdle Kid. He is remembered as a comedian and classic clown who captured the hearts of Americans all over the country.

Tom Mullica was a close friend of Red’s for 18 years and was given permission to reuse his material, which opened the door to Mullica’s polished impersonation of Red.

Tom Mullica's Red SkeltonMullica’s show will take you back to the 1950’s when the Red Skelton Show  was still on NBC. Generations of all ages will appreciate the silly humor and vintage material.

America’s favorite clown will entertain you with set after set of hilarious antics and the recreation of Skelton’s “Pledge of Allegiance” skit is one that is thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Come see Tom Mullica’s Red Skelton … The Legend Continues at the Hamner’s Variety Theater and you’ll understand why this comedian who’s performed all over the world is so widely loved.

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The Hamner’s Variety Theater is at 3090 Shepherd of the Hills Expwy., Branson, across the street from the Pierce Arrow Theater.