3 Redneck Tenors Show & How I Gained A Son! Celebratin in Branson!

Last stop was the 3 Redneck Tenors on my “Celebratin’ in Branson” trip! This is another exciting show you can find in Branson Missouri!
Branson is a world unto itself…No one can ever know Branson by a brief description….You must travel through it to be acquainted and inspired by it!

redneckThe 3 Red Neck Tenors is an entertainment experience. We are talking Music, Dance, and Comedy all rolled into an extreme blockbuster show! “Billy Bob” (Jonathan Fruge), “Billy Joe” (Matthew Lord) and “Billy Billee” (Blake Davidson) are dynamic forces to be reckoned with. Each one has a voice that is potent and energetic, but put them together and you have forceful, powerful… downright electric performance.

Whether they are singing tv themes, broadway, opera or whatever else may come to their minds… the stories and voices all meld perfectly to create a clear and enjoyable experience.

tenorepage1 And don’t be surprised by the occasional serenading and flirting with the audience…

tenors 2 Now about my new ‘son’!

You see Billy Bob, Billy Joe, and Billy Billee all have the same father, but they each have different mothers. You gotta realize that at some point in the show they must acknowledge their ‘Mamas’.  Are you getting a picture here of what happened? If you guessed I was chosen as ‘MOM’, then you got it. Billy Joe introduced me as his mom to the audience. So I, along with the 2 other ‘moms’, were escorted onstage where our ‘boys’ danced with us, for us and sang to us as well.

tenors3 The Interview

So we were invited to a 3 Redneck Tenors VIP gathering upstairs at  The Andy Williams Moon River Theatre. We were treated to a nice sandwich spread along with a vegetable tray, chips and salsa, followed by cake and a prize drawing. After the party, my sis and I were escorted backstage to the ‘green-room’. There I met with the guys and we got to visit before the show.

100_3623Q – How did you guys get together and how did this act come to be?

Matthew (Billy Joe) – I have been doing this 8 years. I created it for a benefit for the Performing Arts Center in Grapevine, TX. I was at the Metropolitan Opera singing. That is what I do, anyway I created it as a benefit and then an agent saw it. Next thing I know, we are in 35 cities and I had to make a decision whether to do this or go back to the Met which I had been doing for 28 years. I decided to do this. The original cast is not here. Blake has been with us 5 years.

Blake (Billy Billee) – Starting my sixth year.

Matthew – And Jonathan… This is his second year.

Q – A lot of artists transition music, stage and on to movies. Do you all ever see yourselves making a movie?

(everyone laughs)

Matthew – Ohhhh! There are so many answers to that! We have been approached over all the years by television and other producers, but nothing has been quite the right fit. Should it happen… I view it more as a ‘spinal-tap’ where it is like following on tour. Sort of a Mockumentary with good old boys.

100_3555Q – You have a lot of things (skits) in your show and I was wondering has anything you have tried been a little too ambitious?

Matthew – Hah. we just cut one out that was too ambitious…

Jonathan (Billy Bob)- Oh yes, we just cut one a few days ago where we were going to do Beyoncé’s Put a ring on it. We planned to do it in an original Beyoncé costume (leotard and high heels), but that really did not sit well with the audience. Really I don’t think we have ever done anything that was so ambitious that we could not pull it off. Anything that compromises the singing is too ambitious.

Matthew and Blake – Yeah – Anything that compromises the singing is – singing is what the show is all about! Matthew – I mean as much as we wish it was true…NO one wants to see me dance!

(Lots of laughing)

Jonathan – We are more real now with the show since we are not following our lives from babies … we are telling our story from a later period in our lives. We have reached more of the audience because we are not pretending to be children thru half the show. We are also… Blake – Wellll… Not pretending… (laughing) Jonathan – you will notice during the first act we do mature quite a lot as charactors. In the second act you get to meet us as  people and you get to experience who we really are.

100_3556Q – Why do you think it is important to laugh?

Blake – It’s the best medicine. With our show the position of classical singing with funny people and laughter is such a new thing. I mean, really, you go back to Victor Borgia who was one of the few classical musicians that was actually funny. Most of the time you can’t find a funny classical musician, instrumentalist, or singer… they are a bunch of dorks. You mix those and people are so surprised and they love it.

Matthew – It separates this show from the Three Texas Tenors or Twelve Irish Tenors. They are strictly concerts. We are,  well music first, but people will just not believe they are laughing. Why laugh? Well, the other choice is to cry. I prefer laughing.

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Let me just say this was a great interview and there is so much more of it I have, but I am trying to hit some of the highlights. I may have to share more with you later. You may guess there were a lot of laugh breaks. Anyway, I will whole-heartedly tell you you must see the 3 Redneck Tenors the next time you are in Branson.

This finishes off My Celebratin in Branson trip, but I do have a couple places we ate at I will tell you about later and you also know how I am on a trip… Gotta have a giveaway which I will tell you all about shortly!

HINT 

Lodge at the Falls is providing 2 nights for our giveaway!

Andy Williams Moon River Theater is providing 2 tickets to Illusionist Rick Thomas show

Hollywood Entertainment Center is giving 2 VIP passes to all 4 attractions

And now Andy Williams Moon River Theater is providing 2 tickets to the 3 Redneck Tenors

Giveaway coming Tuesday!

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41 Responses to 3 Redneck Tenors Show & How I Gained A Son! Celebratin in Branson!

  1. Jaime says:

    I definitely prefer laughing. This sounds like a really great, fun show!
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  2. I love that you got to sit down and interview them. Looks like a good time was had!
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  3. Looks like such a fun show. We’re going to Branson next month and always love all the entertainment options there.
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  4. Debbie L. says:

    Great shows! You had a fantastic trip!!!!

  5. That is hilarious! You got more than you bargained for at the show!
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  6. Felicia says:

    This definitely looks like a fun show! I would love to see it.
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  7. Nicole Brady says:

    Last Christmas while looking for tickets to buy my folks at their snowbird destination in Arizona, we discovered these guys in our search. Unfortunately, they were only performing in Branson moving forward. 3 Redneck Tenors is actually one reason we had considered visiting there!
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  8. Heidi G says:

    It looks like a great show and you had a fabulous time which is a double win in my book!
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  9. Liz Mays says:

    Love the interactive nature of this. What a super fun show, and so glad you danced with your boy. 😉
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  10. Comedy shows are my favorite! 🙂 Laughter is the best medicine.
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  11. Jenn says:

    LOL! This is about the only kind of “cultural experience” my husband would be up for. 😉
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  12. Melissa says:

    Haha! We are definitely going to have to check out this show. My FIL would love it!
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  13. Christie says:

    How fun to be pulled on-stage! What an amazing experience!
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  14. aimee fauci says:

    I miss going to live shows. We used to go as kids and I’ve not shared this experience w my little ones yet.. The serenading would make me feel awkward…
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  15. Henrietta says:

    LOL! Now, this looks like a show that a lot of folks in my family would enjoy 🙂 Laughter truly is the best medicine, it’s great to hear how much the performers try to get the audience involved and laughing!
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  16. Theresa says:

    I just love it when they include the audience in the show. It really makes it more fun then because you just never know how the chosen person is going to react to what was thrown at them. I bet you had a great time!
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  17. My parents love this kind of slap stick humor. I will have to tell them about this group so they can check them out the next time they visit Branson.

  18. MommaDJane says:

    We love going to shows on our trips. Broadway style musicals or even smaller plays. I have heard some great things about this one. It reminds me of a show I saw in Tennessee while on vacation.
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  19. krystal says:

    Awesome experience! I’d love to see a show like that.

  20. Looks like a fun show. Glad you had a great interview.
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  21. Rosey says:

    I’m all in for laughing too. 🙂 The show sounds fun!

  22. Chelsea says:

    This sounds like a fun show! It’s neat that they interact with the crowd.
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  23. Great interview! Sounds like an awesome conclusion to a terrific trip!
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  24. That’s great you were called up there. I’ve never been to one but am told interactive shows are lots of fun!
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  25. Laura says:

    How fun! I love a good show and especially one that can get me laughing. I am glad you had such a great time.
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  26. Veronica says:

    I am more and more excited to add Branson to my places to visit in the future
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  27. Karen says:

    This looks like such a fun show. I love seeing a good show like that!
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  28. I like shows that make me laugh. It looks like there is so much to do in Branson!

  29. I love how you were chosen as one of the MOMS and brought up on stage! What a unique and fun experience for sure 🙂 And quite the story to tell!

    Sounds like a really fun, must see show!
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  30. Brett says:

    Looks like a lot of fun! I spied overalls on one shoulder and had a feeling that would be indicative of funny 🙂

  31. Shell says:

    What a fun show! LOL @ gaining a son!
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  32. Chrysa says:

    What a cool show! I definitely would love to laugh more that to cry, too! lol Thanks for the review.
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  33. What a fun show! I love stuff like that and would really enjoy the “redneck” humor. However, if I were pulled up on stage as one of the moms I would be embarrassed to death! Looks like you had a blast!
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  34. Amanda says:

    That’s so funny! I would not want to be pulled up there on stage!
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  35. How cool that Billy Joe selected you as his “Mom” and that you got to attend the VIP event! Definitely an experience you will always remember.
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  36. Dina says:

    lol that cracks me up. How did you manage to father those boys all with different moms? I want to go back and see this show.

  37. The name of the show alone has my attention! LOL!

    Sounds like a fun time. Great interview too.
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  38. Cara says:

    This looks like a fun show! You’re making me want to go to Branson!
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  39. There are so many exciting options for entertainment in Branson.
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  40. That looks like a very entertaining show! I would love to see them and hear them also!
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