I have been amazed how good the Showboat Branson Belle is! It has blown away my indifference towards variety shows especially show boat cruises. This was magnificent!
So first, we get there and are shown to our seats. We got pretty good seats too, only 4 rows from the front. This turned out to be perfect so that we didn’t have to crane our heads.
We then got to look around the boat while waiting for the show to start and for dinner to be served.
Finally dinner was served. Now, I admit I forgot to take a picture of my salad. But really, do you need to see a picture of yet another salad?
The food was good, not fantastic, but, you don’t come to a show boat for the food do you? I got both beef and chicken and it was simple and filling. The food wasn’t bland nor over-seasoned and so it was just fine to me. The biscuit was way too crumbly and the dessert was an ice cream cake. Not that ice cream cake is bad, I just didn’t want to use more than one sentence…oops, there’s two sentences.
Next came the show, there was plenty of variety. There was the host who was also a magician and comedian. The Showmen, who sang everything from classic american songs to boy band hits. The main attraction was Janice Martin, the World’s only aerial violin player.
Janice Martin was beyond describing! There were parts of this performance where she was playing the violin upside down suspended from the silk and playing awfully fast. This woman is a one woman show. She can sing, play violin and piano, act (a little), and fling around on silk like it’s easy! There were definitely some people who were not impressed, but I was! This is definitely something to come see. Maybe Branson isn’t so bad after all.Showboat Branson Belle Categories: Performing Arts, Restaurants
4800 State Hwy 165
Branson, MO 65616 (417) 336-7050