Twelve years ago, the Welk Group presented its producers with a unique challenge – how do you capture the essence of an entire decade in just two hours? The result of that challenge became #1 Hits of the 60’s, the ultimate decade show in Branson, MO.
#1 Hits of the 60’s (and 50’s Too!) touches over 100 songs from the great artists of the 60’s and 50’s – Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, Paul Anka, Buddy Holly, Petula Clark, The Beatles… the list goes on and on. Add over 100 costume changes, fun video and a talented cast of seven and you’ve got the recipe for the show dubbed “The Most Fun You’ll have In Branson.”
But the thing that really distinguishes #1 Hits of the 60’s (& 50’s too) from any other show is that each and every performer on stage is passionate about the fact that the unforgettable music and its connection to the audience is what’s important.
Every day we’re asked “How do you have all that energy on stage?” That’s easy – it’s not work! Whether it’s our interactive game (“Was It The 50’s Or The 60’s?”), the high school dance segment (where we take our audience back to their youthful school days), or the “Boots Are Made For Walking” segment where we transform an unsuspecting audience member into a hippie, we get to have fun and “go on vacation” with hundreds of visitors a day during our show. And our favorite part? That’s easy too – it’s that moment in the lobby after the show when all our new friends exit smiling and talking about all the memories we brought back… It’s the best job in Branson!