Featuring the biggest hit songs from 7 decades, more than 200 rapid-fire costume changes, hilarious comedy and some of the best singing, dancing and drama this side of the Mississippi River, there’s little wonder why the “Magnificent Seven Variety Show,” or “Mag 7” as it’s known around these parts, has been one of Branson’s most popular shows for the past 12 years and has been named “Branson’s Best Variety Show” and “Show of the Year.” Spanning the essential big band era of the 1940s all the way through the contemporary hits of today, there’s something for everyone at the “Magnificent Seven Variety Show” at the Hamners’ Variety Theatre.
“Mag 7” stars the lovely and talented Tamra Tinoco, multiple winner of the Female Vocalist and Female Entertainer of the Year awards. The heart of “Mag 7” lies with blond beauty’s powerhouse voice, which carries the show whether she’s singing a country classic, a rock and roll anthem or a Broadway showtune. Tamra has performed alongside stars like Lee Greenwood, Vince Gill, Ferlin Husky, and was Porter Wagoner’s special guest star on the Grand Ole Opry. In addition to being the show’s star, Tamra is also the producer of the “Mag 7” show, and has also produced several award-winning productions for stage and television, including “Today’s Country,” “Magnificent Country” and the “Showcase Jubilee.”
Tamra is joined on stage by her equally talented husband Joe, who has performed worldwide with some of the biggest celebrities in the industry, sang at the Grand Ole Opry on the historic Ryman Auditorium stage and has graced both the big and small screen with TV and movie roles. Not only does Joe sing classic country like no other, he’s also been known to belt out a classic rock song or two. Joe has been named Best Male Entertainer of the Year and one half of the Best Duet of the Year.
Rounding out the Tinoco trio is Joe and Tamra’s 10 year-old daughter Talya. Known locally as a “triple threat,” young Talya is an accomplished singer, dancer and performer who has been performing since she was one year old. In addition to being one of Branson’s up-and-coming stars, Talya has also won Branson’s Young Entertainer of the Year award two years running, and took home half of the Duet of the Year award last year along with her daddy.
The rest of cast, Dusty Wooldridge, Jeanna Kilbane, Cameron Hansen, and Bethany Hansen, are without a doubt the deepest cast in any show in town, and they all get the chance to stand center stage and wow the audience.
While nearly every show in Ozark Mountain Country touts they have something for everyone, “Mag 7” delivers with a vengeance. The show takes the audience on a journey through the swing music
of the 1940s, the best of the early days of 1950s country and rock ‘n’ roll, the sweet, soulful and soothing sounds of Motown and the classic rock that defined the 1960s, the disco craziness of the 1970s leading into the crazier music of the 1980s and ending with today’s biggest pop and country hits.