Star of Stage, Film & Television Muse Watson Returns To Branson
For Immediate Release:
August 20, 2012
Media Contact: Rhonda Boudreaux, Publicist
Branson, MO ~ The Starlite Theatre has confirmed the return of celebrated actor of stage, screen and television, Muse Watson. The award-winning actor will reprise his role as Sam in the critically-acclaimed stage production of A Christmas Snow LIVE!, directed by Tracy J Trost, who also returns to reprise his stage direction of the production. A Christmas Snow LIVE! is a stage adaption of the multiple award- winning, inspirational movie A Christmas Snow. Re-discover the magic of this classic holiday movie as it comes to life on stage November 1st for a five-week run. A Christmas Snow LIVE! received its Branson premiere in November 2011. It has received critical acclaim from critics and audiences alike from around the World.
"I get to be in the Veterans Capital of the United States, Branson, Mo. for Veterans Week again this year because I will be reprising my favorite character, Sam, in the live show, A Christmas Snow" says Watson. "Can't wait to get back to the beautiful countryside, the wonderful shows, Silver Dollar City and the warm people of Branson, Mo. If you missed the show last year, don't let that happen again. Bring your friends. I'll see you there."
Muse Watson is best known for his role as Mike Franks in the long-running CBS drama, NCIS, but has worked in virtually every genre. He began his acting career on the stage, but unlike many actors who had done the same, Watson has always professed a desire to return there.
This announcement also marks the return of award-winning director, Tracy J Trost.
"I am very excited to have A Christmas Snow coming back to The Starlite Theater in Branson for the 2012 Christmas Season. I am even more excited to have Muse Watson reprising his role as Sam" states Trost. "Muse possesses the character and qualities that bring Sam to life. I can think of no one better person to play the part. A Christmas Snow Live is the perfect show for Branson. There is nothing else like it and audiences reviews show us how much it is needed."
About Muse Watson: Equally comfortable on the theater stage as he is in front of the camera, Muse Watson first gained notice with several strong performances on stage that helped pave the way for a feature film and television career. His diverse roles in Sommersby, Something to Talk About, Assassins, & Rosewood brought him mainstream recognition but it was the villainous "Ben Willis" in the trendy thriller I Know What You Did Last Summer films and From Dusk Till Dawn 2 that propelled him in the limelight as a chameleonic actor. He made equally impressio nable appearances in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Sundance Film-Festival award-winner Songcatcher, challenging himself by playing unique characters. He co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson in the recently released Meeting Evil and in the soon to be released horror film, Compound Fracture, that stars three of that genre's most iconic characters, Watson (Ben Willis in I Know What You Did Last Summer), Tyler Mane (Michael Myers in Rob Zombie's Halloween), Derek Mears (Jason Vorhees in Friday the 13th).
Transitioning to the small screen, Watson delivered stellar performances in several made-for-television movies including Blind Vengeance and Justice in a Small Town; and the television series, American Gothic, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Matlock, The Lazarus Man, JAG, Walker Texas Ranger, Ghost Whisperer, CSI, and The Mentalist. Going on to land his most notorious TV roles as "Mike Franks" in the award winning drama NCIS and Charles Westmoreland in the Emmy & Golden Globes nominated & People's Choice Awards - winner Prison Break. www.MuseWatson.com
About Tracy J Trost: In the last four years, Tracy J Trost has created three award winning films (Find Me, A Christmas Snow, The Lamp), written two books (Restored: 11 Gifts for a Complete Life & Just Believe: 10 Principles of the Message), adapted one film into a live stage play (A Christmas Snow Live!), and launched an audience favorite podcast with Podcast Answerman Cliff Ravenscraft. (The Successful Life Mindset). Trost has also written articles for MovieMaker Maga zine and is a recipient of several awards and is a member of Tulsa Mayor's Film and Music Advisory Board. www.TrostMovingPictures.com
About the Starlite Theatre: The 880-seat Starlite Theatre is conveniently located on Highway 76 near the Titanic and features Branson’s only five-story glass atrium with 19,560 feet of glass. Inside, Starlite’s state-of-the-art stage is the perfect venue for some of Branson’s most popular and interactive shows. For ticket information call the Starlite Theater at 866-991-1982 or visit www.StarliteTheatre.com
Media Contact: Rhonda Boudreaux