Branson Arts Council Brings Live Productions to Downtown

Interior of the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson MO
Interior of the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson MO

The stage of Branson’s First Theater is alive again with productions by the Branson Arts Council. The Historic Owen Theatre is located at 205 S. Commercial Street in Downtown Branson and has the following live shows on its schedule for 2021:

The Glass Menagerie (June 3-7, 2021)

The Glass Menagerie is a memory play by Tennessee Williams that premiered in 1944. Its action is drawn from the memories of the narrator, Tom Wingfield (Age 18+ recommended).

Mamma Mia (Aug. 5-15)

This Broadway favorite uses pop group ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father (rated PG-13).

9 to 5 The Musical (Sept. 9-19)

Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, 9 to 5 The Musical is based on the popular 1980 movie. Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world (rated PG-13).

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Oct. 14-24)

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz (rated PG).

Tickets for all BRAC productions can be purchased online or by calling (417) 336-4255

About the Arts Council and Historic Owen Theatre

The Historic Owen Theatre was Branson’s first theater remains one of the city’s most significant historical sites. First established in 1936 and named for its original owner, Branson Mayor Jim Owen, it sat 350 patrons at a time and was home to movies, live music and performance revues. After being purchased and renovated by the Arts Council in late 2017, the theater has a larger stage and more comfortable seating for 210 audience members.

The Branson Regional Arts Council was founded in 1965 as the “Taney Arts Council,” and officially established 501 (c)(3) non-profit status as “Branson Arts Council, Inc.” in 1993.

Financial support is provided by BRAC members, theatre patrons, private donors, as well as additional grant support from the Missouri Arts Council, City of Branson, and other organizations.