It may be hard to wake up early in Branson MO and catch a morning show, but here are 5 Morning Shows we think you will love. Also, we got to sit down and speak with Doug Gabriel, who performs a great morning show along with his wonderful family right here in Branson MO at the Branson Famous Theater.
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Getting into a theater seat at 9:45 in the morning to get your morning show can be a bit difficult, but here are some of the shows that are worth the extra cup of coffee.
Hi, I'm Matthew Boyce. I'm CJ Newsom and welcome to another edition of branches best shows when you think of a Branson show you probably think of an evening or afternoon Showboat. Branson has some fantastic morning shows as well. That's right, you're right, Matthew, we're gonna give you a brief rundown on some of the morning shows that we love. And if we miss a morning show you love make sure to leave us a comment so we can add it to our future show. Yeah, that's right. Okay. Well, let's start with one of my favorites, dead Gabriel's number one, his tribute show. He's good. You can catch Doug Gabriel and his family performing at the Branson famous theater right here in Branson, Missouri. He's got a great show with lots of music and comedy. You'll hear songs that you'll know and love. He performed the hits from today's artists, yesterday's hit makers and a legendary singer. I know a bit about Elvis Presley to do these artists proud into powerful voice. And Doug Gabriel definitely has that he was influenced by Tom Jones by Bolton Roy Orbison righteous brothers and you you really can tell this guy's got some talent? Yeah, he's got a great voice and he's a polished showman, who sings along with his family. A wide range of music artists like Taylor Swift, the Beegees James Taylor, Sugar Land, Marty Robbins and Shania Twain besides his amazing voice, he's also an expert guitarist, pianist, and muffed star player. Now, Matthew, do you know what a muffler is? No, but I'm sure you're gonna tell him.
C.J. Newsom 1:40
It's a guitar that does made out of a muffler from a Ford Thunderbird and just wait until you hear him play it with all the number one hits.
Matthew Boyce 1:49
Now Doug has been in Branson for a very long time. In fact, he started his own show back in 1994, making him the eighth longest running show in Branson, Missouri history. And even that wasn't his beginnings in Branson. He actually was one of Roy's boys of the Royals clerks celebrity Theatre, where he opened for Loretta Lynn Roy Clark Conway Twitty and a whole host of other performers.
C.J. Newsom 2:09
Yeah, that's right. And Doug Gabriel has taken all that experience and put it into one great show.
Matthew Boyce 2:14
Now, the Americana theater also has a couple of morning shows you will want to add to your list next time you're in town.
C.J. Newsom 2:21
That's right. Let's start with George Dyer from Broadway to boobless.
Matthew Boyce 2:25
This is one of my favorites. I actually get to work with him most mornings. In fact, sometimes I even get to join him on stage.
C.J. Newsom 2:32
So you George Shire is a brilliant and accomplished tenor, who charms his audience and creates fast fans every time. He performs amazing Broadway hits like Phantom of the Opera, and llamas and arias from beloved operas like big ballads and so much more from this multi talented singer.
Matthew Boyce 2:49
Unlike many shows you'll find in Branson, George and his talented family take you on a mesmerizing musical journey that is inspiring audiences to enthusiastic ovations.
C.J. Newsom 2:58
Yeah. And you can catch George Dyer many mornings right here at the Americana theater. Now we have a brand new show also starting up in summer mornings of 2023 that the kids will love.
Matthew Boyce 3:10
Yes, once upon a fairy tale we're not supposed to share just less let's just say if your child or grandchild is into Disney music and seeing brave heroes and beautiful princesses on stage, you will have to book this new exciting show.
C.J. Newsom 3:22
That's right. Also, do not forget that the Americana theater is offering half price tickets just to you and all of our regular for all of our regular shows. And you can purchase those through our website at Americana theater branson.com Or call our box office at 417544 8700 and make sure to use the promo code BBs that stands for Branson's best shows. And you can catch CJ Newsom's classic country and comedy. America's Top Country hits. Awesome 80s Elvis story of the King British Invasion, along with our great morning shows George Dyer and Once Upon a fairytale for 50% off
Matthew Boyce 4:07
now the kids will love once upon a fairytale CJ but do you know what else they will love? Amazing pets at Brienne Country Music Hall?
C.J. Newsom 4:14
Yes. Oh yes, I've taken my kids there more than once and they just love going there. This show features exciting acts and tricks from a troupe of skilled dogs and trained house cats and I
Matthew Boyce 4:27
can't even train my hair.
C.J. Newsom 4:31
Now, featuring a cast of amazing cute, furry little creatures, these beds will win your love and laughter as they perform for you. Also, a large number of them have been rescued from animal shelters across the country. Aside from talented dogs and cats, you'll see beautiful exotic birds and other magical surprises that will make you smile.
Matthew Boyce 4:52
Sounds like a bunch of fun now, we can't talk about morning shows without talking about smoke on the mountain.
C.J. Newsom 4:58
Oh yes, that's right and This fantastic morning show you can catch over the little Opry theater
Matthew Boyce 5:03
smoke on the mountain. It's like a breath of fresh mountain air. It's a drama, comedy and gloriously good gospel music production. The audience's Take a journey with a smart but slightly off kilter group of church choir members, the standards Family Singers, imagine the setting a devoted congregation and era when the nation was approaching the tail end of the Great Depression a small town in North Carolina, and the Saturday night sing at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church was the biggest thing happening in town every week. Come on in for a sing along with his talented collection of actors and singers, musicians that make up the Sanders clan. They'll entice you with more than 30 gospel tunes, a tablet a downright contagious laughter and a few touching moments that just make might shake a tear or two from the dryest eyes. They're a slightly imperfect bunch, but they're happy, lovable, and generously talented.
C.J. Newsom 5:53
That's right. And sounds like a bunch of fun now, Matthew, can I tell them our secret? All right, go for it. Go for it. I think it's time we actually got to sit down with Doug Gabriel to let us know more about his show and the amazing history that he's had here in Branson for over 30 years.
Matthew Boyce 6:07
Absolutely. Welcome, Doug. Thank you so much for coming on to the podcast today.
Doug Gabriel 6:11
I appreciate being with you guys. And yeah, I'm at the Branson famous theater. It's actually on 165 same theater as the bald numbers and Raisa the illusionist. Yeah, and we knew the morning show there. And we are in our fourth season there but I've been doing morning shows 28 years in Branson. I'm like the third longest running show now in town.
Matthew Boyce 6:31
So what got you here in Branson in the first place? What set your eyes on coming to Branson?
Doug Gabriel 6:36
Well, years ago, I had a band bass at a Cedar Rapids, Iowa called the new relations and she's a child at the time had a show in Grapevine, Texas. And we perform I performed on her show in Texas as a kid. And and then later on, my grandfather kept telling me about a place called Branson and my grandfather lived in Nixa. And I didn't even know at the time that she's I was here. She's a child. She had her own, she had moved from Texas to here. And so I came down here and he said, You have to try it out. And I find out that she's child's hit her own show here. So I tried out for a lot of shows hers included. And at the time, I didn't get hired because everybody had a full cast. But then a few months later, I get a call from cheese I Charles and says, I'm going to make a spot for you. So come on down. And I started there, and I've been here ever since since 1985. Wow. I worked for 10 years for other people and then opened my own show at the Jim Stafford Theatre in 1994.
C.J. Newsom 7:37
Sure, like, can you tell us a little bit more like I know you worked with Roy Clark for a little bit and he was your grandson and his there. Tell us more about that section?
Doug Gabriel 7:46
Yes, that was in the early 90s. I worked at the Roy Clark Celebrity Theater. And they were and that's where the Hughes Brothers is today. But it was Roy Clark's theater. And at the time, I was part of a quartet called Roy's boys. And we would lead in for Roy and all the different stars that come through the Roy Clark Celebrity Theater. And then that's how I met Jim Stafford, Jim and Stafford. And then in 1994, I wanted to, you know, so many people said, Doug, you need to do your own show. And so finally did that and went to the Stafford's and they gave me the opportunity. And at the time, this is really quite something because I know you're you're you do her music, but Brenda Lee remember Brenda Lee? Sure. Yeah, I was up against Brenda Lee and Rex Allen Jr. To get that morning time slot and the good Lord had them. Choose me. And that's how it happened. Oh,
C.J. Newsom 8:41
that's cool. Yeah. It just seems like you've just had your foot in almost every theater here in town. I mean, this is yeah, the
Doug Gabriel 8:47
traveling though. Everybody done a lot of theaters. But no, it was it was great to start at the Jim Stafford theater. I think Jim and and for giving me that opportunity. You know, I remember them asking me what what kind of show you're going to do. And I looked at him, I said, Absolutely. I have absolutely no idea. But I said, what I'll tell you is I know it'll be good. And we're going to do a variety. And at the time, when I first opened in 94, I was actually doing a tribute to all the different brands and artists. People like Tony Orlando, Bobby Vinton, Wayne Newton, Stafford, all these people we did this was like a 23 minute medley in our second half that we literally paid tribute to the different artists, Branson. Well, that was in my first year. It was really, really cool. So was the idea
Matthew Boyce 9:34
that sparked that you wanted to start your own production when you said okay, I want to I want to do my own sound my own music Master. What got that idea in your in your
Doug Gabriel 9:42
head? Well, you know, when I performed at the Roy Clark celebrity Theatre in the early 90s, I was just part of a group called celebrity sound. I was one of a full cast. And I would get to be featured in that show, maybe two Two or three songs maybe at best, but it was so much fun. And we did about 30 to 40 minutes in front of all the different stars that would come through Roy Clark theater. But I would try to pick just the best stuff I could do well, I started collecting business cards from people that would come up to me at those shows and saying, Hey, if you ever need to do anything, give me a call. So I started collecting all these cards. Well, one guy was actually serious. And he helped me start my show. His name's Bill and Margaret leggett, and they helped me start my show in 1994. Okay, so
C.J. Newsom 10:35
Well, I mean, I think it's interesting because back then that was kind of a for Branson stars performed in multiple shows, you kind of just did one show, right? I mean, like, because all the shows were six nights a week, kind of took up all your time
Doug Gabriel 10:49
I did when I was a part of the leading act for Roy Clark. We did two shows a day. Plus I did the club at night. So I worked very, very hard. It was a it was a real busy time at that time. But Jim Thomas actually ran this the Roy Clark Celebrity Theater. And that's where I first met Roy. I didn't have my own show yet. But that's when I first met Roy. And then after the Roy Clark theatre, and that's when I started my own show. And then it's funny how things come around. But in the year 2000, is Roy to join my show. And he did and we did ourselves together for about five years, Roy Clark came became my partner.
C.J. Newsom 11:29
I didn't know that actually.
Doug Gabriel 11:30
Oh, yeah, it was really neat. And, you know, people wouldn't believe this. But my my contract with Roy Clark was just a handshake. We looked at each other and says, you know, what, if we can't trust each other, what good is a contract on paper? We both did exactly what we agreed to do. And we did very well together. In fact, we were at Legends theater at that time, which is now clay Cooper's theater. That's where we did. In fact, it was so funny, because people would come in and say, Is it the real Clark or is it a legend? You know, one of the one of the legends people? And I said, No, it's the real Roy Clark. And we did mornings then and it was so much fun. I learned so much from Roy Clark.
C.J. Newsom 12:10
That's cute. I mean, when he was definitely one of those good old boys. I mean, you say you close the contract with a handshake that sounds just like,
Doug Gabriel 12:18
that's exactly right. And he is so talented, taught me so much. I still to this day, do a tribute to Roy Clark on a guitar because he, you know, had so much influence me on my guitar playing, I play by ear. So I would I remember learning Roy Clark Music in my room and practicing eight hours a day to learn his music. And, you know, I played Metal again in the show, which is a Spanish classical piece. And he was so good. I had the wonderful honour of speaking at Roy Clark's funeral. I was one of 12 people. And so yeah, he meant everything to my family. And I really, really helped my career at the time, you know,
Matthew Boyce 12:58
so you're talking about guitar I I want to talk about this this segment because it blew my mind when I saw this. So I want to talk about your matar their yoga dimension. I want to talk about them avatar because what sparked this idea? Okay, where did it come from? What is what is it? I? Yes,
Doug Gabriel 13:17
this is good that you asked that. years ago. Now. Let's back up before I came to Branson. I have a band in Cedar Rapids, Iowa called the new relations and my dad at a time owned a Midas muffler franchise. And we would have meetings as a band saying what are we going to do to draw attention to our bands? And in one of these meetings by somebody had mentioned we don't even know if it was our, you know, who was with me or my brother or my dad, but somebody mentioned Well, let's How about make a guitar out of a muffler? And we all laughed about it. Didn't think really anything of it? Well, my dad took it serious and literally went and built the Phil, the first one, the first muffler guitar that's called the MFG tar. And that's the one I played to this day in my show. It's made out of a 1969 Thunderbird muffler. Wow. And it's an electric guitar. So because I had I have people ask me, Can you come play it? Well, you really need the amp. I wrote the word processor. And so it's an electric guitar, but I'm playing the original one that was invented in the 70s. And I'm playing it in my show, but there's also a replica of my mother guitar and Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum here in town, and also at the Ralph foster Museum at the College of the Ozarks. So there's two there's three.
Matthew Boyce 14:38
So for the guitar nerds listening, can you tell us anything about like the pickups with it?
Doug Gabriel 14:44
It's it's, it's a real the neck is from a Fender guitar. But the it's just one pickup, it's not the best pickup that's an older from an older guitar, and they put the you know everything together and and made it but when you run it through a processor the thing sounds really? I'm playing born to boogie by Hank on it. Yeah.
C.J. Newsom 15:07
Oh, that's what my favorite songs. That's awesome.
Matthew Boyce 15:10
That's so cool that you you've kept it all these all going the same one when all this time
Doug Gabriel 15:14
yes I'll never part with that one because it meant everything to me because my dad and mom gave me that that was my first guitar. And you know as long as it works you know i My brother has another one actually. And he has he's in Florida. And so I always tease when we get together we have dual exhaust. So, but we do like Dueling Banjos or we call it dueling MFG TARS, when he's in town, I bring my brother up on stage and stuff and but I'm, you know, I've played so many things on that guitar, or it's, it's just like a regular electric guitar. Only there's like a outlet like you can't get a pie on the neck.
C.J. Newsom 15:57
So you mentioned your family, your brother in such who won't performs with you in your show. Oh,
Doug Gabriel 16:03
my whole family does my wife Cheryl. She does some Sanaya Twain in the show. And then our daughter does Kelsea Ballerini. And then I hired Stephanie Haygood. She does Whitney Houston in the show. And then our son Jordans our comedian. He's hilarious. Josh, our oldest boy drums for us. And then I have a wonderful band Dino struck on guitar with Clark on keyboards. And then we have brand Zerby on bass, which he plays for legends, too. And so and then Dino plays for melody, Hart, and a few other people. And so we've just got a and Josh plays for both numbers. So it's a really good band that we have and we have our son in law does lights for us next, Nick Montel Leone, Jasmine's husband.
C.J. Newsom 16:55
Yes, that's right. And what all for those of us who are for those of our viewers who are just finding out about your show, tell us a little bit about your show. I mean, like, yeah, we
Doug Gabriel 17:04
do a total variety show. We'll cover a little bit of all styles of music. I mean, I do everybody from Montgomery Gentry. I do. Garth Brooks, Lionel Richie. Elvis Presley. I also do Prince Huey Lewis in the news, Queen. We do Everett.
C.J. Newsom 17:28
For everybody. Yeah,
Doug Gabriel 17:29
yeah. And Jasmine does Cyndi Lauper by my wife does Gloria Gaynor. So there's a lot of different styles of music in our show. Plus, I do some of my own music that I do. Right. I'm a passionate songwriter. So I include some of my own.
Matthew Boyce 17:50
Awesome. And your son's a comedian? Yes. And hilarious, hilarious stuff. And so how is it working with family? I know, I know, is that ever get any tension? Or do you guys still every single day really, genuinely enjoy?
Doug Gabriel 18:06
Well, you know, the kids have been in our show since they were little. So now they're all grown adults. And I want to make this point out, they actually produced the show that I'm doing Wow, all my adult kids produce what I'm doing now. And it's really taking it to the next level from production, music, just everything. They just did a spectacular job where you were just one morning show the year. And we try to be at nighttime quality show that's in the morning.
Matthew Boyce 18:35
And that's what I've heard. I've heard every person that I hear when I asked them how they enjoyed their surveys. They said they felt like they're watching a primetime show. And it's it's great. Huge, and it's the production is there. The band is hot. And I think it really is a great, great, great show.
C.J. Newsom 18:52
Yeah, nice, fast paced, you know, guys,
Doug Gabriel 18:54
I appreciate that. I'm fans, uh, you guys, I mean, I love both of your shows. They were just very thankful to the Lord that he's allowed us to be here. As long as we have been, you know, I've seen this town change like you wouldn't believe. And I'm gonna be one that you're always gonna see. That's for the shows. Sure, because we are the live music show capital of the world. And there's so many great shows in this town. And you know, where else can people go like that where every family member could sit in the crowd and not worry about what they're going to see? Absolutely. You know, it's real family oriented. And
Matthew Boyce 19:36
so was your family growing up? Were they were they music people? Were you around music growing up? What really got us really started influenced my amp
Doug Gabriel 19:45
was a famous singer. Really? Excuse me. I'm in Florida. And then my uncle had a band in the 50s. And so and then my dad managed me. Growing growing up and stuff. We did a lot of big things. It was so funny when I toured with my band in new relations, I did big concerts in front of 5000 somewhere 15,000 And that's where I met people like Moe Bandy. All these people were really hot and still are, and, but I got to open for them all around the country. And that's how I met a lot of the people that eventually ended up right here in Branson. I see.
C.J. Newsom 20:24
I can't I was kind of curious about that because I, we had quite a bit of history before you came to Branson?
Doug Gabriel 20:30
Absolutely. Yeah, my band, we did a lot of big things. And, uh, you know, I played, I play clubs, but I also played, you know, rodeos. I mean, I did tons of stuff, big time concerts, and stuff. And then my grandfather, I mentioned him earlier, told me about Branson. He lived in Nixa. And I was touring so much that I barely ever got to see my wife and different things like that. And, and so he kept telling me about a place called brands. He says, Why don't you come to Branson where the people come to you? And I'm like, Well, that sounds pretty cool. Yeah. So that's when I came down here found that geez, I child's at her show here. And she was my NS or to get in the town. I didn't get in right away. But I persevered. And the Lord opened that door for me, and I've been here ever since.
C.J. Newsom 21:21
Sure. Now, you mentioned that you've been in Branson for 2028 years, is it?
Doug Gabriel 21:26
I've been in town. 37 years, but 28 years, I haven't my own show.
C.J. Newsom 21:30
So I mean, you've you've been here a long time, one of the longest. The top five longest running shows in town. Tell us some crazy stories about brands. And I don't want to put you on the spot necessarily. But, you know,
Doug Gabriel 21:45
oh, boy, there's tons of them. You know, there, it depends what you're if you want me to tell you a story about before I had my own show or with my own show,
Matthew Boyce 21:58
give us give us a spectrum. Well,
Doug Gabriel 22:01
this is a gross story, but you'll find you'll find it very, you'll you'll be blown away. I'm ready. I used to do this thing. And I do it every once awhile, where I would get a guy Audience Member up out of the audience to do Elvis acts. Yeah, yeah. So So I do that. Well, I get the scalp and, and I make them sing part of the song. Well, this guy had a booger. Got up my microphone, and I've tried to sick. I told you it was gross. But that's one of the most crazy, everybody I was running off and I'm like to let you guys see what happened. It was the most grossest thing ever. So you never know what kind of thing could happen. Like my biggest
Matthew Boyce 22:50
fear of like sharing microphones or like playing a bar game or something you like, you never know what you know, it
Doug Gabriel 22:56
would come off on the microphone.
C.J. Newsom 22:58
What was another show? Free your own show? I mean, like, you know, you said you've got you've got stories that were before you had your show. And then after you had your show, so what would be another story? Well, this one is exactly what to end on a gross No, no,
Doug Gabriel 23:15
this is a good story about Carl. Carl Perkins. Oh, cool. Yeah. It was so funny because I met so many celebrities. Back when I opened. I was just part of an open ACC but I took everything in and you met so many nice people. And Carl Perkins came through the Roy Clark theater and I got to visit with him a little bit backstage and he starts telling me about Elvis. And he said, he goes one day I was just staring at him. He goes I was just staring at Elvis. And he goes finally Elvis looked at me and says, What are you looking at? And here's a look at man I've ever seen. And so he started telling me that so I met you know, people like that. One time I'm very good friends with Ronnie McDowell and Ronnie McDowell came. He came to Conway Twitty was in town. Okay. Sure. Conway is a very serious performing. He goes out there, very serious guy. Well, so Conway is out there singing this nice ballad. Here comes Ronnie McDowell through the greenroom. He comes in that goes, guess what I'm gonna do and I said, What? He says, I'm going to go out there on Conway singing, and I'm going to grab him and kiss him. And I'm like, I'm like, You cannot do that. I'm telling Radovic Dallas, he says, Oh, yes, I can and I will. And I says, Well, I gotta see this. I go to the side of the stage. Sure enough, he scared Conway Twitty like you wouldn't believe he goes out there, grab some Kitces lays one on late lays went out of it did finally Conway knew who it was. But you know at the time Ronnie had recorded this only make believe he did a fast version. Conway joined him on it. But con or Ronnie McDowell if I'm ever in his audience will tell the crowd that story about me trying to tell him you're not gonna interrupt. He did. It was so funny.
C.J. Newsom 25:24
But what did he do after that? What? What did Conway do after that? It was speechless.
Doug Gabriel 25:30
I mean, all he said some things because he scared him. So he said some things he prepped on stage. But it was, it was just so much fun. I met so many great people, Tammy wine that she loved my wife, and just always, you know, my wife had a surgery and at the time, you know, they would make you work real hard, and you couldn't get awful demo. And that was so mad that they wouldn't let me off at the time to but finally, her doctor called me and said, she's gonna be fine. You can come this was she was having some type of surgery. I don't remember what it was at the time. But I wanted to be there for her. But I ended up being able to go right after and the doctor said she'll, she'll, we'll take care of her. But I remember telling me why not. And I've taken Tanya Tucker, to the store. And then she made us a Mexican dinner. My wife and I She literally cooked for us. That was a good thing. And I also took Maria Houseman to the store. Oh, and at the time, it was my piece of junk car. I had this. I had this car that was just sort of an old beater. And she didn't care. And I saw I met all these great people through perform. And that's Roy Clark.
C.J. Newsom 26:48
And that's what I love about country music artists, namely, they're just so down to earth. I mean, you can Yes, that's exactly right. They just they'll go out of their way for you. And, and just do and that's
Doug Gabriel 26:59
really how I became friends with Roy. And I remember when we were considering, you know, I told my wife, I said, you know, I was thinking about seeing if Roy would like to come back to Branson and be with us. And, and her comment to me was what she's so good for me. But she said, all he could do is say no. What do you got to lose? Yeah. And sure enough, he said yes, immediately. We were partners for about five years, and then became really close friends and family gave me the opportunity to speak at his funeral, which was really quite cool. You know, because he was, you know, I thought I knew Roy Clark. But at the funeral, there was so many people from all around the world that was there and Vince Gill was there and Ricky Skaggs and the Gatlin brothers. So many people were at his funeral. But Roy was known worldwide. I didn't really realize how the impact he had. But
C.J. Newsom 28:00
he hold on so many of the shows at the time. I think it was on Porter Wagner show and a bunch of different shows at the time. He was just, he was You're right. Yeah,
Doug Gabriel 28:08
he was the major star. He hoped that that was for sure. And he was the only I think country music artists at the time to ever host The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
C.J. Newsom 28:18
Yes. Yeah. Read about that, too. Yeah. Yeah.
Doug Gabriel 28:22
I mean, it was. He has such influence on me. And I gotta tell you this quick story. Nobody knows this story. But I have to tell you, because it's really quite neat. My grandma used to live with my parents. This was years ago, back when I was in Iowa. And she I was just a kid growing up, you know, and she would call me into her room and said, You got to see the sky. And it was Roy Clark. She goes, it was it was Roy Clark performing. And I've often thought to stay if my grandmother would have known that Roy Clark would eventually be my partner.
C.J. Newsom 29:03
It would have blinded me with that event. But I've opened SICA she smiling down now
Doug Gabriel 29:08
down. Yeah, but that's a true story. She would. And I'd watch the scam like manque. And he played that guitar. Yeah. And so he he was such a big influence on me. And I've done a lot of stuff that he plays i i learned by ear.
C.J. Newsom 29:24
Did he Did he like your master mean? Was he on the left arm?
Doug Gabriel 29:29
Yeah. But when we became partners of it's sort of funny because the contract was this. He says, When I'm in town, you don't get to play Malagueta. So that's fine, right? I don't care. But I said when you're out of town I'm playing. Yeah. Yeah, it's nice. So
Matthew Boyce 29:45
Wow. So guys, one more time. This is Doug Gabriel brands and famous theater 165 here and brands say where can they go to get tickets for your show and check everything out?
Doug Gabriel 29:54
Well, they can go to my website that gabriel.com But to get tickets they can call 4173 be seven at 300. I'm at the Branson famous theater, and certainly want to see everybody come out and see the new show. It's definitely the best one we've ever done. And I just thank the Lord every day for being able to do what I love to do. Recently, they just inducted me in the hall of fame for the Branson show awards. And that that was man everything what an honor. Yeah, yeah, cuz I mean, when you're when you're in this town a long time, and you always cave is what I'm doing working. And so that was a big, big honor. And I'm honored to be on your guys's show.
Matthew Boyce 30:39
We're so glad that we're gonna come. We'll come see you next.
Doug Gabriel 30:41
Yeah, I want you to do that. I would I would love and I'll be out to see you both again. I'd love to get out. I'm one that likes to support every town ticularly like new new artists, that people that start up new shows. You know, I think it's important back in. When I first came, all the entertainers supported one another. And I think it's slowly getting back to that we need to
C.J. Newsom 31:05
I agree that's so
Matthew Boyce 31:07
this business is I tell everybody This town is so small. This business is so no tight knit. Everybody knows everybody. There's no excuse that brands and performers and everyone in general in the world. Of course, we should be supporting each other loving each other. We're all brothers and sisters, right? The same thing. We're all working our butts off to try to make live entertainment happen again. Crazy
Doug Gabriel 31:27
time. All right, after COVID times, yes, we all went through that. And to see it start coming back now is really, really neat. And you know, and the show is so much more than than what I do even it's really grown. I have a wonderful cast and a great band. And the great production we spent 1000s of new, you know, new lights and production that we had even lasers and just it's taking it to the next level. My kids, you know, Josh Jordan and Jasmine are to be credited with that. But anyway, yeah, we'd love to have thank
C.J. Newsom 32:04
you so much for joining us. We appreciate it. Thank you.
Matthew Boyce 32:07
Go check out Doug's new production this year. Check them out brands of famous theater. We'd love having them here. We'll see you next time here on The Branson's best shows podcast. We'll see you guys soon.