Sail into the Season on the Showboat Branson Belle Christmas 'Made in the USA' Show Runs November 1 - December 31
Silver Dollar City Publicity
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(Branson, MO 10/2012) The Showboat Branson Belle kicks off the holiday season with a new Christmas experience. Made in the USA, the world-class headliner production show, presents classic Christmas carols, holiday favorites and a patriotic finale, plus a one-of-a-kind performance of The Nutcracker Suite by violin-playing aerialist Janice Martin.
The Showboat departs from White River Landing decorated with Christmas lights and guests can view holiday lights along the shore as the ship cruises Table Rock Lake. Following a 3-course meal, the stage comes to life as the vocal group The ShowMen performs Christmas favorites including Carol of the Bells, Let it Snow and Do You Hear What I Hear. The sounds of the season fill the stage with powerful harmonies and standout solos of the talented vocalists.
Janice Martin, the world’s only violin-playing aerialist, takes the stage with an original performance of The Nutcracker Suite. The artistry of this world-class violinist, vocalist, acrobat and multi-instrument musician has been heralded worldwide following performances on four continents, on stages from Carnegie Hall to the White House. The show is emceed by ultra-sharp, uber-funny comedian and magician Christopher James backed by Showboat’s signature live band Rockin’ Dockers for a totally live entertainment experience.
Noon and Sunday cruises feature the vocals of the female quartet The ShowBelles, fiddler Dean Church, piano virtuoso Julie McClarey and the comedy of David Hirschi as Slim Chance through November 18.
Each cruise features a three-course meal from the Showboat’s Chef Larry, including slow-simmered beef roast and honey-Dijon glazed chicken topped off with the chef’s own Golden Brittle Lemon-Berry Torte. All meals are prepared onboard in the ship’s galley and served in the three-story atrium dining theater. Specialty dining options include the Paddle Wheel Club Room and Captain’s Row.
Christmas cruises run November 1 through December 31, with a special New Year’s Eve cruise at 8 p.m. on December 31. For cruise times and ticket information: www.showboatbransonbelle.com or 1-800-775-BOAT(2628).