50's at the Hop


Hey all you cool cats, this is Branson Dad telling you of this great new place over at Branson Meadows Mall.  It’s the 50’s at the Hop Theater featuring the 50’s at the Hop show.  You can sit back in comfortable seats and listen to great hits from the 50’s like “Rock Around The Clock”, “Stand By Me”, “Lilli-pop”, “Chantily Lace”, and “Yakety Yack”.  It’s like stepping back in time to the 1950’s with guys on the street corner singing Doo Wop like “Life Could Be a Dream”, or crowds of people doing the Hand Jive.

During the show, the Hopettes, Jessica Morales and Dana Courier, invite one gentleman (David) from the audience onto stage and sing several songs to him.  By the end of the segment, David had on a leather jacket and hat and was dancing with the girls – way to go Dave!  The Hop guys, Michael Land and Shane VorHaben, did tribute segments to the Everly Brothers and Righteous Brothers singing  “Bye Bye Love”, “Wake Up Little Susie”, and “Nobody But You”. 

I loved the entire show, but especially loved the part where Darrell Croy – the piano player from the band- was highlighted singing and playing the piano as Jerry Lee Lewis.  He did “Breathless”, “High School Bop”, and “Great Balls of Fire”.  The whole audience went wild as his energy filled the theater.  His performance in itself was enough reason to go see the show.  Another reason is to hear Marvin Short play his sax.  He can really make that horn of his sing.  It’s no wonder he won so many awards for his performances playing the sax.  You will surely recognize who he is by his hair, it stands about a foot above his head.  He uses a whole can of hairspray to keep it up that way.

Over all, this is the show to see if your looking for a variety of 50’s music.  Stay cool and I’ll catch you on the flip side.

These guys are truly wonderful. To make sure you get a chance to see the show, go to BransonQuicktix.com or call 417-239-4274.  Tell them you read the review on Bransonmom.com and you will get $3 off an adult ticket.