Billy Dean Live takes a comic twist

Branson’s most talked-about new show this season has been Billy Dean LIVE with Steel Horses, a country-rockin ride through Billy’s many gold albums and Top-Ten hits. But the show that has been Branson’s surprise hit of 2014 just took another surprising turn: the addition of beloved Branson comedian Jarrett Dougherty. Dougherty, a Branson fixture for many years at the Pierce Arrow Theater has joined the Billy Dean show at Starlite Theatre with all-new characters that showcase his comedic talent and range. And from the enthusiastic opening-night crowd’s raucous reaction it is apparent that Dean’s show will move up another level with Jarrett on board.

Dougherty’s new characters include an over-zealous security guard , an amorous Billy Dean-superfan and a rustic cowpoke, add a hilarious dimension to Billy Dean’s exciting music and stage production. Furthermore the comedic interplay between sometimes-befuddled straight-man Dean and the slapstick caricatures portrayed by Dougherty is truly magical to witness. Great care was taken by the artists and the production crew to add that comedic ingredient into the mix without being overbearing or obtrusive. In fact the lighthearted family-friendly comedy interludes only seem to make Dean’s powerful musical numbers resonate even more deeply.

Jarrett Dougherty will continue with all Billy Dean shows at Starlite Theatre this season and will eventually lend his comedy genius to other Starlite Theatre shows this fall. Billy Dean LIVE with Steel Horses now featuring Jarrett Dougherty is a surefire way to satisfy your craving for music and comedy all under one roof and for the price of one ticket. Tickets are available now on this website by clicking “Buy Tickets Now” or by phoning the box office at 866-991-8445. Be sure to ask for our multiple-show discounts and diner specials!