BRANSON, MO – (April 4, 2012) – Celebrated tribute artist production “Legends In Concert” announced today that with roof repairs now complete, the restoration of its home at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater will be finished in less than two weeks. The resumption of “Legends” 2012 performance schedule will commence on April 14, following the impact of the tornado that touched down in Branson on February 29. A gala fundraising event, benefitting victims of the tornado, will be held at the theater on April 20. The gala will feature an 8pm performance by Legends in Concert and special guest performers soon to be announced. All previously scheduled performances in the theater will resume 6 days a week through the end of December.
“The repair team has been amazing, working rapidly and diligently,” said Jeannie Horton, General Manager for Legends in Concert. “We are delighted that the comprehensive completion of the repairs to the theater is just around the corner. We are extremely pleased to see strong advance ticket sales already for the coming months and are excited to be reopening this state of the art facility, that millions of our fans have always enjoyed during their visits to Branson. The pleasure of working closely with Jim Morris, the theater’s owner, and Jerry Carroll, his general manager, assuring that the theater will be better than ever, has certainly taken away much of the sting from the tornado’s fury.”
Mr. Morris said he is “grateful for the dedication of those working on the repairs to reopen the theater so quickly. I am thrilled our Highway 76 and Fall Creek complex, including the Ramada Hotel, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater featuring Legends in Concert and all it’s activities, the Midtown Cafe, and the brand new REEL CARS Automobile Museum under the theater will all be open and working together in harmony in less than two weeks.” Morris added, “We are pleased knowing that the fundraising event being held on April 20 will benefit the portion of the Branson community that was most adversely affected by the tornado. I’m pleasedto announce my support of this worthy special event.”
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater, the ultimate Branson rock n’ roll complex, was built in 2006 and boasts 900 seats. Its innovative design creates an intimate concert space with great sight lines to the stage, cushy comfortable seats with generous leg room, a dance floor, state of the art projection screens, and a brand new million dollar spectacular stage set. Fascinating memorabilia from Dick Clark’s American Bandstand archives, recalling the historic roots of rock n’ roll and country is also featured in the lobby of this world class facility.
The remarkable teamwork and leadership demonstrated by both Jerry and Jeannie, ensuring all the necessary repairs to this fabulous entertainment facility are complete has truly been a wonder to behold.” said Brian Brigner, chief operating officer for “Legends” producer On Stage Enterprises. “We’re really proud of everyone pulling together in this highly coordinated effort.”
“I am so grateful to Jeanne and her team, everyone on my crew and the dedicated Branson city officials having together accomplished so much in so little time,” said Jerry Carroll, manager of Morris Branson Theatre LLC, and other properties of Mr. Morris. Carroll added, “We continue to all work side by side towards the April 14 reopening of the theater.”
Legends in Concert will soon announce more details about its April 20th fundraiser. Performances will resume 6 days a week through the end of December as previously scheduled. For tickets to performances beginning on April 14, information about exchanging or obtaining refunds for tickets previously purchased for cancelled March and early April performances, or for the current line-up, please call 417-339-3003 or visit legendsinconcert.com.