- Published on Thursday, January 02 2014 11:25 AM
Written by Jessica Covert
Posted by Mark Ruda
Clay Cooper Theater Adds New Shows and Old Favorites for 2014
When Clay Cooper began performing for Branson audiences at 16, he knew he loved country music and meeting new people. He’s now celebrating his 26th season in Branson, MO, and shares the stage with 21 veteran cast members in his high energy variety show.
Ten dancers and a six-piece band make up a portion of the cast for Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express. Their song, dance, and comedy make for a show that’s sure to get your feet stomping and bursting with laughter! Classic country, contemporary country, and some rock and roll are sure to be heard at Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express.
In addition to his own show, Clay Cooper Theater is home to a variety of other performers, including the Rankin Brothers. Voted Branson’s Best Show in 2009 and 2010, the Rankin Brothers Classic Music Review has received more than 15 awards in its first three seasons in Branson. The best part is the Rankin Brothers are impressionists, recreating the sounds and voices of legends like Elvis, Roy Orbison, and even Sonny and Cher. This talented pair brings music and comedy to the stage at the Clay Cooper Theater.
Red, Hot… & Blue is another show that will return to the Clay Cooper Theater for 2014. Awarded Best Morning Show, Best Costumes, and Best Vocal and Dance Group, the talented cast of Red, Hot…& Blue take you on a journey through the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s through the music and dance of the era. An All-American salute to veterans is also part of the lineup for Red, Hot… and Blue.
One of the newest additions to Clay Cooper Theater is the fast paced percussion of Buckets N Boards. Matt Levingston and Gareth Sever have created a high energy show full of rhythmic and musical comedy that will captivate audiences young and old. Great tap dancing and hilarious songs are just two of the unexpected things you’ll find in Buckets N Boards.
Last but certainly not least is the legendary Mel Tillis. A Grand Ole Opry member and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Tillis has made his mark as an entertainer, especially with his many hits, including “Ruby” and “Coca Cola Cowboy.” Through Dec., Tillis will entertain crowds at the Clay Cooper Theater with his award winning and chart topping songs.
To get tickets for any of the shows at Clay Cooper Theater, visit the concierge at Thousand Hills. For an updated show schedule, visit claycoopertheatre.com for more information about show times, & dates.
While you’re in Branson for the holidays, be sure to consider Clay Cooper when choosing a family show that everyone can enjoy.