The Starlite Theatre in Branson, Missouri has confirmed today that star of Stage, Film & Television, actor MUSE WATSON, will be returning to reprise his role as Sam in the critically-acclaimed stage production of A Christmas Snow LIVE!, directed by Tracy J Trost, who also returns this year as Director 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 and received critical acclaim from both critics and audiences 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. 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
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. 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. - Tracy J. Trost – Director
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 impressionable appearances in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Sundance Film-Festival award-winner Songcatcher, challenging himself by playing unique characters.
Muse 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.
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 Magazine and is a recipient of several awards and is a member of Tulsa Mayor’s Film and Music Advisory Board.
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 StarliteTheatre.com
The Branson Airport is inviting the public to attend the “most ultimate” Pep Rally ever to happen in Branson! A major announcement from Southwest Airlines will be presented at this special event to be held at the Branson Landing Fountains on Monday, August 27th at 5pm.
There will also be special appearances from important Missouri officials, performances by Branson entertainers, and several chances to win some huge prizes, including airfare from Branson Airport.
For more information on activities happening at the Branson Airport, visit FlyBranson.com.
Join The Celebration This Saturday – July 7, 2012!
The Fun begins at 5:00pm and lasts until after 10:00pm!
Make plans now to attend one of Branson’s most unique events ever…
Branson at the Bridge – 100th Fest & Street Dance
In celebration of Branson’s Centennial, the entire City will be getting together at the new Lake Taneycomo Bridge for an evening of live entertainment, delicious food, a demonstrating artists’ gallery, and much more!
This FREE EVENT will also highlight Branson’s first “Blessing of the Fleet” at 8:00pm featuring a unique regatta of local watercraft that will cruise under the bridge as Branson’s own Foggy River Boy, Bob Hubbard extends his blessings from high atop the bridge as the boat pass below.
At 10:00pm, a spectacular choreographed fireworks display will bring the evenings events to an amazing conclusion.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! This official Branson Centennial event promises to be an evening of fun that Branson area locals will not want to miss!
WHEN: Saturday, July 7 at 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: On the lower Lake Taneycomo Bridge, adjacent Branson Landing Parking Lot
While the lower bridge will be closed for this event, the upper bridge will remain open to traffic. There will be limited street closures to accommodate pedestrian traffic. Parking is available at the Convention Center, Branson Landing, and along the city streets. The Downtown Trolley will be available for shuttle service.