If you are planning a family trip or vacation to Missouri shortly, you will want to include some of the excellent wholesome family entertainment headlined in the various shows in Branson, Missouri. One show that you will not want to miss is The Bretts Show at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater.
As singers, songwriters, dancers, and musicians, each of the Brett family members (Tom, Andrea, Brydon, Briahna, and Garon) is a star in his or her right and able to deliver a full-length solo performance guaranteed to have any audience coming back for more. However, when those extraordinary talents combine on stage, the result is a stupendous two-hour power-packed family variety show that combines the best in music, lighting, video, dance, comedy and genuine artistry – a show that is guaranteed to please all ages. Brydon describes the show as being “like putting your IPod on shuffle. We try to provide something for all ages, and we try to do it in an excellent way.”
The two brothers, Brydon and Garon Brett, along with their friend Aaron Ellsworth, comprise a phenomenal band known as Prince Ivan. The band not only has their shows but they also perform as part of The Bretts Show. Prince Ivan is currently in their second season of shows at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater. Their purpose in making music together is to demonstrate to the world that it is possible to create chart-topping music with clean lyrics and messages. Their unique style of entertainment has captured the attention of audiences wherever they perform.
For over 16 years the Brett family has traveled and performed together more than 4,000 times on stage in Branson, as well as on tour around the world. Millions have seen them on worldwide television during the past eight years via BYUTV, KBYU, and other PBS affiliates. They were also two-time guest artists on Tony Orlando’s Yellow Ribbon Salute to Veterans and 3-time guest artists with the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Their accolades include (1) voted top 5 Branson show in 2013 (417 Magazine), (2) voted best Christmas show by BransonBloggers.com, (3) 4-time Morning Show of the Year (BransonShowAwards.com; BransonCritic.com), and (4) Branson’s #1 Patriotic Tribute (BransonShowAwards.com).
The Bretts Show is not your average family variety show. The show is a unique mixture of timeless classics, current chart-topping hits, and award-winning original music topped with fun-filled surprises for the entire family, like the Brett Brothers’ high-tech Tron Basketball routine, and the added cherry of their signature polish and professionalism. In November, The Bretts turn the focus of the show towards Christmas and the message of the season by capturing the fun and nostalgia of the season while presenting one of the country’s most beloved Christmas shows.
The Brett family currently performs about 140 shows in Branson at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater, and another 50 shows in locations all around the world each year. About the show, Garon remarks, “Lately we’ve been filled with new vision and purpose for why we’re doing this show business thing. We felt led to do it in the first place, and now we feel led to keep on going and help lead Branson into the future. We’ve been to a lot of other locations, but for us, there’s no better place to be singing together than in Branson. Branson is a place where God, family, and country are still cool. We love it here.”
The Bretts have also launched their production company and have plans to produce and promote the best in family entertainment for many years to come. Tom comments, “Music has always kept our family together. We want to share our gift of music with as many families as we can to help them stay together too.”
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