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Righteous Acts for Branson in 2010


11/18/2009
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Next Level Entertainment, the Starlite Theatre, is expanding the entertainment opportunities in Branson by featuring some of the most beloved entertainers in the nation and adding a brand new show to our 2010 line-up.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Award winner Righteous Brothers' Bill Medley and his daughter, McKenna Medley are joining the Starlite Theatre Family. The show, running from May 14 through December 18, 2010, spans 5 decades of popular music and bring a new level of entertainment to the Branson scene.

Medley, a consummate entertainer, sings his hit songs including "Soul and Inspiration", "I've Had the Time of My Life:, "Unchained Melody", the most often played song in the history of American radio, "Lovin' Feeling" and many more. He delights audiences with music from different genres, adds variety as he showcases his very talented band and pull even more surprised out of his vast repertoire.

McKenna Medley, named 2007 Female Vocalist of the Year, will dazzle audiences as she sings "Blue-Eyed Soul" and joins her father in a number of duets.

The World Famous Platters are returning to the Starlite Theatre for their 14th year in Branson, from May 14, through December 18, 2010. Their satin voices and unique harmonies continue to entertain audiences with such classics as "Only You", Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "Twilight Time", and "My Prayer".

Veteran Platters, Eddie Stovall and Lawrence "Rooster" Lockard are excited about the changes made in 2009, when they added a live band and an illusion to the show, and are looking forward to even more exciting changes and additions in 2010.

"The harmonies of this group are nothing I have heard before. I cannot wait to see what innovations are in store for next year" said John Ghirardelli, Managing Partner of the Starlite Theatre.

The Starlite Theatre is the home of the Barbara Fairchild Diner and Barbara Fairchild's Sunday Morning Service. Nominated for a Grammy when her song "The Teddy Bear Song" reached #1 on the charts, Ms. Fairchild has had many other hits as well, including "Baby Doll" and "Kid Stuff".

"We are thrilled to have such beloved entertainers at the Starlite Theatre", said Ghirardelli.

New in 2010...Cirque Imagination's "Montage" Show, featuring former Cirque du Soleil performers. After a short test run in 2009, Montage is returning to Branson in 2010 at the Starlite Theatre from May 14 through September 5, and following a brief hiatus, will return from November 2 through December 19.

Cirque Imagination's Montage will thrill audiences of all ages with talents which include hand-balancing, contortion, pole-climbing, aerial chiffon with a 21 fool drop, duo strength, juggling, break dancing and the German Wheel, all choreographed to lively, original music. "Cirque Imagination is devoted to providing our audience with unmatched entertainment" said Judy Blake, Director of Business Development at Cirque Imagination.

"We think Montage is a great show, and an exciting new addition to Branson. The Starlite Theatre will offer great family entertainment in 2010, all are must see shows" said Nate Simzek; Operations Manager for the Starlite Theatre.

The Starlite Theatre would like to wish Liverpool Legends and the Rankin Brothers great success in 2010. Liverpool Legends will be performing at the Mansion Theatre and the Rankin Brothers will be making an announcement at a later time.

Special events at the Starlite Theatre include:

* Barbara Fairchild's Sunday Morning Service May 16 through December 19, 2010...no admission charge

* MDA Festival of Hope Gala, date to be announced



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