Larry’s Country Diner at the Starlite Theater
Branson, Missouri, the Live Entertainment Capital of the Midwest, features some very unique and lively shows that you won’t find anywhere else in the country. One of these is Larry’s Country Diner, a fun and personable show made famous by RFD-TV broadcasts – now, fans of the show can see it live at the Starlite Theater!
This down home live variety program that features interviews, music and entertainment, is unique in that it is entirely unscripted – so you never know what will happen! The motto around the set for the Larry’s Country Diner show is “once the tape starts rolling, it does not stop. If you get yourself in trouble, get yourself out ‘cause we’re not stoppin’.” Equipment has gone out, props have been broken and more, but it all adds to the fun of the show! More than 100 episodes have been aired on RFD-TV and 1.6 million fans tune in each month to Larry’s Country Diner since it’s debut in 2009. The show is produced by Gabriel Communications, which is owned and operated by veteran disc jockey Larry Black.
Larry’s Country Diner features a charming cast that includes Renae the waitress, The Sheriff, Keith Bilbrey, and everyone’s favorite gossipy busybody, the church-lady Nadine. Plus, you’ll see some of the biggest names in country music join the cast for guest appearances, like Ronda Vincent, Gene Watson, Mark Lowery and many others. And some lucky guests might even get to eat in the diner! Don’t miss a chance to catch this great live show at the Starlite Theater this year!
The Million Dollar Quartet
By Klaire Howerton
Branson, Missouri, the Live Entertainment Capital of the Midwest, is well known for its outstanding musical shows. Many of the shows, performers and crews here in Branson have won both nation and worldwide awards for stunning performances –it’s no wonder show goers in Branson keep coming back for more year after year! And this year, The Million Dollar Quartet is back by popular demand at the Welk Resort Theater – so show goers, don’t miss out!
The Million Dollar Quartet is a smash hit Broadway musical that secured the famed Tony Award, and then made its way to Branson in the heart of the Ozarks. After a stellar first year in the Midwest, the demand to bring the show back was so overwhelming that the Welk Resort Theater is running the show again, through December of 2016 in their 2,300 seat theater. This musical features some of the most famous songs of our time, and is based upon the most legendary recording session in all of music history.
On December 4, 1956, in a recording studio in Memphis called Sun Records, a producer by the name of Sam Phillips would become famous as ‘The Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,’ when he brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for an impromptu recording session that took the music world by storm. For one unforgettable night, these four up and coming artists made some of the most memorable music of their careers. It was the only time that these four soon to be famous artists would ever play all together in their lives – but that one time was all they needed.
The Million Dollar Quartet Musical at the Welk Resort Theater features some of the greatest songs that Elvis, Johnny, Jerry and Carl ever recorded, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Ghost Riders,” and “Whole Lotta’ Shakin’ Goin’ On.” Music lovers of all ages will be amazed by this great Branson show that features some incredible talent, both in the key and supporting roles of the musical. Don’t miss your chance to see The Million Dollar Quartet!