The Hamner Barber Theater in Branson is honored once again to host the 10th Annual Veterans Assistance Show on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 913 on Monday, May 20, 2013.
The event begins at 5:00pm with a Silent Auction in the theater lobby. A special pre-show by the “Branson Chamber Choir” begins at 6:15pm.
At 6:40pm there will be a Presentation of the Colors by the VVA Chapter 913 Color Guard followed by a special performance by Ambrus Presley singing the National Anthem, and Bob Sarver leading the Pledge of Allegiance before the fun and excitement of the outstanding line up of talented Branson entertainers on hand for this year’s show.
This year’s program includes #1 Hits of the 60′s, Clay Cooper, the Fair Family, the Brett Family, Missouri Boatride, Doug Gabriel, Red, Hot & Blue, Ayo (Voices of Glory) and New Jersey Nights. Entertainment subject to change.
Comedian Tom Mullica has supported this benefit since it’s inception in 2004, and faithfully returns once again as Master of Ceremonies. Tom performs full time with his award-winning morning show RED – A Tribute to Red Skelton at the Hamner Barber Theater.Good Seats Available!
Tickets are only $10.00 per person, $5.00 for Children. All ticket proceeds from the benefit will be used to assist Southwest Missouri military personnel and their families.
Purchase Tickets at the door, or call for advanced tickets at 417-334-4363.Google+
The Plummer Family Country Music Show returns to the Hamner Barber Theater for their 7th Annual Reunion Concert.Saturday, May 4th 2013 – 2:00pm
Call 417-334-4363 today for best seats!
If you love traditional, down-home country and gospel music, this is your chance to see the Plummer Family perform live in Branson once again!
The Plummer Family Show was one of the first and most popular Branson music shows having opened their own theater in May 1973. Darrell and Rosie along with their son, Randy, and daughter, Melody performed for 18 years until retirement. Rosie and Darrell have been acknowledged in many ways for their exceptional talent as country music performers. Rosie was presented the first prestigious “Show Biz Award” in 1984 at the Ozark Music Awards. Both Darrell and Rosie have been inducted in to the “Ozark Hall of Fame.”
Reserve Your Best Seat Today!
Call the Hamner Barber Theater Box Office at 417-334-4363 for best seats available or purchase tickets online now.
The Plummer Family Reunion Show features the musical artistry of Darrel and Rosie Plummer along with their talented family, Randy Plummer, Melody Driskill, Dale Driskill, Josh Driskill, Lynne Rose-Taylor, and Tony Hampton as “Nearly Famous.”
The Hamner Barber Theater is proud to welcome the Plummer Family back to Branson for another incredible reunion show this Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 2pm!
Visit the Official Plummer Family Website for More Information!
We are sad to share the unfortunate news that our friend Richard Franklin Green, one of three WWII veterans featured in the Hamner Barber Variety Show multimedia tribute to Veterans, has passed away at the age of 87. Mr. Green, who has been fighting cancer in recent years, died peacefully at his home in Bull Shoals, AR on Saturday, April 20, 2013. We extend our deepest sympathies to his loving wife Judy, and their family.
In 2008, Richard Green, along with several other American WWII Veterans, sat down with Dave Hamner and Jim Barber to share memories of his tour of duty in the South Pacific. He was selected to be among the 12 veterans featured on the Hamner Barber Veterans Tribute DVD entitled, “Thank You’s Not Enough.” He was also selected as one of the 3 veterans featured in the live-stage version that has been touching hearts and stirring emotions as the award-winning closing routine to the Hamner Barber Variety Show.
“I’m sorry you missed a good portion of your life, and that you gave your all… which had to be done for this country. Thank you for your sacrifice to this Nation. Thank you boys, thank you men, for doing your all.”
- Richard F. Green – USS Pensacola, US Marine
The quote above, was Richard Green’s reply when asked what he would say to his buddies who didn’t survive the battle of Iwo Jima. We now thank Mr. Green for his years of service to America, and for helping us remember that freedom is never free.
May God Bless You Richard Green! Thank You Is Not Enough!
Below is his complete interview (with some never before seen discussion) as recorded in 2008.
Additional preview videos from the Hamner Barber Veterans Tribute DVD, “Thank You’s Not Enough,” are available for viewing online at VeteransDVD.com.
Minnesotans, or anyone else who signs up for the following web contests have an opportunity to win a fabulous trip to Branson, Missouri
KNSI Radio in St. Cloud, MN is currently giving away a trip for 4 people to Branson. Listen to KNSI Radio LIVE as host Bob Hughes interviews Jim Barber from the Hamner Barber Theater at 8:10am (Central Standard Time), on Wednesday April 10th.Click this link to listen to the station live now!
Enter their Branson Giveaway Contest! Visit the KNSI website for all the details.But Wait… There’s More!
Then, if that wasn’t enough, you can also enter to win a Family Reunion Trip to Branson for 20 people! Visit KSTP-TV’s “Twin Cities Live” website for all the details on this fabulous vacation package worth over $10,000.Google+
Honor Flight is a heartwarming documentary film about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest community that comes together to give them the trip of a lifetime.
Volunteers race against the clock to fly thousands of WWII veterans to Washington, DC to see the memorial constructed for them in 2004, nearly 60 years after their epic struggle.
The trips are called “Honor Flights” and for the veterans, who are in their late 80s and early 90s, it’s often the first time they’ve been thanked and the last trip of their lives. The 24-hour journey is full of surprises that deeply move all who are involved. It’s uncommon for World War II veterans to talk about the War, but the Honor Flight experience brings their stories out. Many veterans say, with the exception of their wedding day and the birth of their children, the trip is the best day of their life.
The Hamner Barber Theater is proud to host the showing of this amazing film with the event sponsored by Hospice Compassus of Branson.
Admission is free for veterans and the general public. Open seating, arrive early for best seats.
Donations will be accepted with all proceeds benefiting Honor Flight Network.Google+
“Twin Cities Live” is an extremely popular, hour long television talk show based in Minnesota. The program is currently running a promotional family reunion giveaway to the Live Music Show Capital of the World valued at over $10,000. Details of the contest can be found on their website, TwinCitiesLive.com.
“Twin Cities Live” is produced at the KSTP-TV studios of Hubbard Broadcasting located between St. Paul and Minneapolis. The show format is similar to an earlier KSTP production called “Good Company” co-hosted by Steve Edelman and Sharon Anderson. ”Good Company” was produced from 1982 to 1994 and provided an opportunity for many young college students to begin a career in broadcasting.
One of these students was our very own Jim Barber, who majored in Broadcast Production at the University of Minnesota during the early 80′s. Jim’s first job in the industry was as an intern for the show, working directly with hosts Edelman and Anderson as well as Associate Producer Ellen Rakieten who went on to work as an Executive Producer for Oprah Winfrey and several network series including “The Marriage Ref, ” “Losing It With Jillian,” and the recent “Celebrity Dish”.
When “Twin Cities Live” announced they were planning a family reunion to Branson giveaway contest, and that they wanted to include the Hamner Barber Variety Show as one of the featured Branson shows for the winning family to experience, Jim Barber and Dave Hamner were eager to be interviewed by KSTP Reporter and fill-in co-host of “Twin Cities Live,” Emily Engberg.
Emily spent several days in Branson to prepare an entire weeks worth of promotional interviews of various Branson stars and activities.
Here is Emily’s interview with Jim Barber & Dave Hamner! [Read Their Full Article]
Read more about Twin Cities Live’s interview with Hamner and Barber and perhaps even enter to win their family reunion giveaway contest by visiting the TCL website here!Google+
A “Road Scholar” is a person who is knowledgeable on a multitude of subjects based upon their extensive travel experiences, versus their academic studies.
When a large group of Road Scholars get together in Branson, Missouri, that knowledge takes form in a crash course in live entertainment. The “Branson Show Biz” adventure in lifelong learning is coordinated by Ozark Adventures, who educate visitors from around the globe as to how the sleepy little town of Branson, Missouri became the “Live Entertainment Capital of the World,” now hosting more than 100 family-friendly shows with more theater seats than Broadway!
The Road Scholar participants learn about the history of Branson’s overnight success, the elements of Branson’s entertainment scene, Branson’s emergence into international tourism, and the famous Branson show “formula.” They also attend three popular live theatre shows and enjoy a private performance of a music pioneer that help start it all!
On March 21st of this year, one of the featured venues for the group to attend was the Hamner Barber Theater. A full day later, ventriloquist Jim Barber spoke to this large group of Road Scholars at the Branson Convention Center, and shared some of his vocal tricks of the trade, as well as a brief history lesson on the art of ventriloquism and how he found a full-time performance home in Branson.
The Hamner Barber Variety Show has been selected as a featured show for the Branson Elderhostel program several times over the past few years, with both Jim Barber and Dave and Denise Hamner providing insightful lectures on ventriloquism and magic respectively.
Here are some photos of them giving one such lecture during the summer of 2009.
Road Scholar, the not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, offers 5,500 educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries. Alongside local and renowned experts, experience in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities, from cultural tours and study cruises to walking, biking and more.Google+