Branson’s First Theater is alive with productions by the Branson Arts Council, and that includes a great lineup of live shows this fall, including The Sound of Music just in time for Christmas!
The Historic Owen Theatre is located at 205 S. Commercial Street in Downtown Branson. The fall 2021 productions include:
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 (POSTPONED)
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).
NOTE: This production has been postponed due to cast safety concerns, possibly until 2022.
The Sound of Music (Dec. 2-12)
This beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is coming to the Owen Theatre stage just in time for Christmas! High-spirited Maria is dispatched to serve as governess for seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, captures his heart and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, and the family’s narrow escape provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre (appropriate for all ages).
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.