Trip to Branson,Missouri
We went on Elderhostel to Branson, The Capitol of Country Music, in April 2006. The program included lectures by specialists from the theaters on costumes, lighting, sound, and dance. We attended several theaters for performances by Presley Family, The Comets, Dutton Family, and Shoji Tabuchi. All shows were the best and showed the format of Branson which is FAMILY, FAITH, and FLAG. The three FAMILY shows were filled with performers from the same family. The Comets were the original performers, all very old but still good. (the drummer was 87 years)
The shows all had moments of patriotism (FLAG) and several hymns (FAITH). Do not expect big stars at the shows. The only star performing during our visit was Andy Williams. The theaters are named for stars like Dolly Parton and Dick Clark but they are really in Nashville!