So... 2020 has been crazy, and we signed a contract with a major theater? What???
2020 has been insane for virtually everyone on earth. As for performers... well, every entertainer I know has watched their 2020 schedule completely clear out. As for our family, we were all set to tour the nation this summer as usual. Then covid hit- and long story short, our last big show was in mid-March. It's now mid-September, and most major places are still closed to shows of any kind. Even if we were able to magically reschedule each of our tour dates for today, the story is the same across the nation- one state hasn't reopened, another isn't allowing any gatherings of more than 10 people, etc. Even big entertainment towns, such as Las Vegas, are still under lots of restrictions.
So, about a month ago, I got an unexpected call from a friend. He's a lighting designer who's also struggling for work right now. He had been brought to Branson to rig some lights in a theater. The director was looking for a show that was ready to go NOW. My friend calls me and as casually as most people ask "Would you like to get lunch?", he asks "Ever thought about bringing your show to Branson"? What??? Long story short, over the next 11 days we drove the 600 mile trip 3 times back and forth, got all the loose ends tied up in Cincinnati, and brought our entire show to the Branson Star Theater (and thanks so much to the folks who so generously helped us move this mammoth load of equipment across the country). This theater is amazing! Here's what our show looks like on the stage:
Right now we feel beyond blessed!
Our show is currently 10 A.M. on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. If you're anywhere nearby, come say hi. There's a lot to see and do in Branson- this whole town is amazing, and we're honored to make it a bit more magical!