And the Branson Show Awards
The Branson Show Awards and Branson Shows Reviewed are the creations of Gary R. Wackerly, a Branson enthusiast for over 25 years who has seen and reviewed most of the shows the Branson entertainment community has offered.
What makes the Branson Show Awards and Branson Shows Reviewed different from other awards programs and show review websites?
Mr. Wackerly came up with the awards to fill a gap in the system that others were (and still are) using. The voters in some of the other award systems have the fans and travelers vote. That means voters can see as little as one show and vote. They can even vote for shows they have not seen! It is also possible for fans or family members to vote numerous times for their favorites, tipping the scales unfairly.
The Award Committee of the Branson Show Awards sees every show in town before they make their nominations is several categories. Mr. Wackerly personally sees every show in town and reviews them all before making any suggestions for nominations or for the Critic’s Choice Awards.
Branson Show Awards and Branson Shows Reviewed also accept no advertising from any of the shows or theaters and in no way benefit from ticket-sales commissions or other kick-backs from the Branson entertainment community. We accept no money from any Branson show or entertainer. We are not affiliated with any entertainer, show, theater, company, the City of Branson or any Chamber of Commerce.
We are truly a group of volunteers who love Branson and the wholesome entertainment it has to offer. We see every show, review it and then nominate the best for awards. Our committee members then vote on the winners which are posted on our sister site, BransonShowAwards.com usually around late November to early December of each year (in time to see all of the Christmas shows as well.)
We hope you find our reviews helpful and informative. We’d love to hear from you!