The Bart Rockett Theatre in Branson serves as the main staging platform for Bart Rockett, a magician and illusionist, and the Branson Brothers, a comedy and musical troupe. The theatre seats nearly 800 guests. It is within walking distance of the World's Largest Toy museum and has its own magic gift shop on site.
While the theatre hosts both groups, the main attraction at the theatre is magician Bart Rockett. A lifetime entertainer, the Bart Rockett Theatre is his third dedicated venue. He had previously performed in Arkansas and Florida before moving to Branson shortly after marrying his assistant in 2003. He periodically appears on television and does guest appearances in New York and Las Vegas.
The theatre was temporarily shut down in the fall of 2008 following an attack on its main performer. After doing a guest appearance in Las Vegas, Rockett was attacked and robbed at knifepoint. Brutally beaten during the attack, the theater was closed for several weeks until his hands and face had recovered. Fortunately, he recovered without losing any of his abilities.
Designed to cater to families, the performances of both groups at the Bart Rockett theatre are highly interactive and audience friendly. Following in the tradition established by generations of performers, volunteers are regularly solicited from audience members for comedy sketches and positions as "assistant'' to the magician. The audience is expected to be fairly interactive as a group as well, making the performances engaging for all ages.
Rave reviews on Branson blogs ensure that the theatre sells out regularly in high season. It is best to get tickets in advance, especially for groups. Group discount and tour packages are available. Parents may want to monitor their children in the magic shop, lest they find themselves going home with everything under the sun - after the show enthusiasm for merchandise will be running wild in impressionable minds!
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