We heard Branson offered a lot in regards to shows, so I started doing some research online and that certainly proved to be the case. Our family really does enjoy seeing shows of all kinds. When we go to Disney World, we like the musical acts and comedy skits every bit as much as the rides. With that in mind, we figured Branson would be a hit.
I’m afraid my search for Branson shows did not utilize a terribly complex system. I pretty much just searched “top rated Branson shows.” A long list came up with The Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai near the top. After reading up on them and investigating their website, I figured this was something we would all enjoy.
Booking the tickets proved to be snap. I just called the box office and spoke to a very nice person. When you search these shows at Branson, you have all kinds of vendors available for the booking. I’m not familiar with the area and didn’t know who was who, so I felt most comfortable calling the box office of each show directly. I didn’t want to engage a third party for fear of being bamboozled or paying extra in handling fees.
Our first show occurred in the Grand Shanghai Theater. While I’m glad I booked our tickets over the telephone because it resulted in front row seats, it wasn’t necessary. I could have bought the tickets on site. The theater had plenty of seating.
Speaking of the theater, I was surprised that it was very … well, like a traditional stage theater. The Grand Shanghai had one level’s worth of seats with a standard raised stage at the front. The acrobats just hauled out whatever they needed for a particular act between curtain closings.
As for the show itself, the young performers thrilled us during the entire two hours of the production. We saw hat jugglers, plate spinners, aerial acts of all sorts, people balancing umbrellas, pots, and tables on their toes, contortionists, a quick change magician, and much, much more!
Most amazing of all? We didn’t see one mistake. Not one. Though none of the acrobats looked over twenty-five years old to me, they were all experts. These weren’t one-skill set performers, either. The majority of them participated in nearly all of the acts!
If you’re planning a visit to Branson, I completely recommend you pay The Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai a visit. Their expertise, precision, and talent will astound you.
Take a look at their website HERE.
Below are a just a few of the pictures taken by my wife. Check them out!
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