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January 4, 2005
Andy’s Christmas Show is wonderful. I would suggest this to all, as it put my whole group in the Christmas spirit! At one point he invited all the kids up onstage, where he asks them what they want for Christmas, which was very sweet. Andy’s show has some great singing and dancing, as well as a great comedy act.
The concession stand has a great selection and average prices, and the gift shop is good but very crowded before and after the show. The parking lot is huge, but if you don’t get there VERY early, you will have to walk at least a few minutes. Luckily they do have some people driving carts around that will drive you up to the building. This is one of the great shows of Branson.
From journal Family Vacation To Branson
Overland Park,, Kansas
December 6, 2004
From journal Another Christmas in Branson, Missouri
by Carl in Tampa
October 19, 2003
From journal Caution in Branson
November 11, 2002
Show times are 2pm and 7pm. Most other evening shows begin at 8pm, so I’m glad we double-checked the tickets. During the week of Thanksgiving and the last week of scheduled performances, only one show is scheduled per day. Andy does not offer a Sunday show. Moon River Theater sits smack in the middle area of Highway 76, the busiest stretch of roads through Branson. Fortunately, the parking lot has a back entrance off Green Mountain Drive and the parking lot connects with the Radison parking lot, so we bypassed the parking lot of cars on 76 by using the alternative routes. Even then we sat in a virtual standstill for a stretch on the back roads as people tried to reach Highway 76.
The open and large lobby area of the theater included a gift shop (naturally!), a regular concession stand and a separate section for wine and beer purchases. Seating started at 6pm, but we waited in the lobby and visited with Santa Claus who later appeared in the show. The stadium-style seating allowed excellent viewing from just about anywhere in the theater. People with wheelchairs and walkers received ample assistance from the theater employees so everyone was seated when the show began.
Andy’s performance was nearly identical to his Christmas shows of the past. He can still sing wonderfully. His voice gained strength as the performance progressed and he sang the "chestnut songs," that is, the songs that have improved over the years. He tap danced with the penguins and hopped along with the reindeer. He brought up children from the audience and sang two songs with them, letting them sing into the microphone. He even rapped to "Coming Down the Chimney Down." I did notice that he did move slower than years past and sat through a portion of his show. He mesmerized my wife.
After the fabulous show, we walked out of the theater with throngs of people. One gentleman tapped my wife on the forearm and said, "Besides all the children here, you must be the youngest person." My wife replied, "I think I am too, but I really loved his performance."
From journal A Branson Birthday