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“Daniel O'Donnell was awesome”

Andy Williams Performing Arts Center & Theatre
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Illusionist Rick Thomas in Branson
Ranked #24 of 167 things to do in Branson
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The home of world class entertainment! 2014 shows include, Premier Illusionist, Rick Thomas; The 3 Redneck Tenors; The Price is Right, LIVE!; The Lettermen; The Lennon Sisters; The Osmonds American Jukebox; Daniel O'Donnell; Sha Na Na's Rockin Christmas; and The Andy Williams Christmas Show starring The Osmond Brothers and The Lennon Sisters!
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“Daniel O'Donnell was awesome”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

We went to see Daniel O'Donnell at the Moon River Theater - we have seen him a number of times and he still makes the show amazing! He has one talented band and his voice captures everyone! After the show he spends as much time as needed to meet up with anyone who wants to meet him and allows for photos and signs his cds etc. If he is performing when you visit Branson we would say first on the list for shows!

Visited November 2013
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“The Christmas Show”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Just saw the Christmas show with the Lennon Sisters and the Osmond Brothers. While they are all getting up in years, and there are only three individuals in each group, if you want good music and a trip down memory lane this is well worth seeing. We saw seven shows while we were in Branson and this is easily one of the top three.

Well worth it!

Visited November 2013
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

My wife and I saw the Daniel O'Donnell show on 11/22/13. We purchased our tickets very early as from attending a lot of his previous shows at The Tri-Lakes Center, we knew that the shows sell out quickly.Daniel does a three hour show with an intermission. We had perfect seats, 2nd row center, so were able to get some great photos. Mary Duff, the number one female singer in Ireland and the UK also does a great job and does duets with Daniel. His band has been with him, most for well over 20 years.They are the best at playing the tunes for the show, nothing pre-recorded. If there was a comedian in the group, that would be Ronnie Kennedy.The second part of the show is a rather relaxed part with them all coming to center stage and setting on stoles and doing various songs. Most of the songs that they sing in the show are ones that had been recorded by other artists. Also, the show is recorded live and is available for purchase on DVD after the show. The Daniel O'Donnell show is in Branson for a limited time each year, usually in November and part of December. There is a large number of tour buses bringing people to his shows. If you like to hear great easy listing music, don't miss this one.

Visited November 2013
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“They Did Not Disappoint...”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

We attended both the Daniel O'Donnell and the Lennon Sisters and Osmond Brothers shows at the Moon River Theater.
I booked the bus trip I did because these shows were included. I was not disappointed.
The beautiful voice and entertaining manner of O'Donnell made the almost 3 hours fly by.
The Lennon sisters sound just like I remember from my youth. The sets and costumes plus teaming up with the Osmonds resulted in a great production.
The view from the seats and acoustics were great.
The theater did a great job of seating over 30 buses in a short amount of time.
The landscaping around the theater (complete with the Moon River) is beautiful especially at night with the Christmas lights. However, I have to agree about the handicap accessibility. It is impossible for the buses to get near the door and it is a hard push uphill with a wheel chair.
None of the theaters we visited had enough rest rooms. Lines were long...
We would highly recommend these shows and the Moon River Theater.

Visited November 2013
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Daniel O'Donnell, Mary Duff and the band provide an excellent three-hour performance. Daniel really connects with the audience. You leave having been entertained by a "family friend".

One caution: This theater is not handicap friendly. The handicap parking is at the far side of the downhill parking lot. There is a shuttle but it fills up very quickly as everyone is invited/allowed to ride. Thus the wait may be as long as 30 minutes. The seating for those in the theater is at the very top; there are step down to every row.

The theater is lovely but just not a good fit for handicap folks.

Visited November 2013
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