Over the past decade Branson, Missouri has become a leisure hotspot. Branson is located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, an area whose history is steeped in craft and folk traditions brought by settlers from the hills of Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. Part of its allure for musicians is the area's rich folk music and the artistry of instrument makers. Because the Ozark settlers were virtually isolated from other communities for so many years, their traditions marinated undisturbed. What visitors experience there is a remarkably preserved and living history, and Branson has cultivated a family friendly environment so there is no shortage of attractions for the entire family.
Though Branson's image as a tourist attraction and entertainment industry base has become burnished to a fine luster mostly in the 1990's, its founding fathers in the early 1900's quickly realized its potential as a resort area. Today, Country and Western performers from around the world entertain thousands of families at Branson's many stages and theaters.
The White House Theater is one of more than twenty-five theaters in Branson's entertainment district. It hosts four variety shows, which range from "Magnificent Seven," a variety show fronted by singer Amanda, to "Magnificent America", a patriotic and sweeping look at America's history. "Magnificent Country" includes performances of a number of musical and entertainment styles, including:
Branson regulars Joe Tinoco and Tamra Holden host "Magnificent Country". The "Magnificent" theme culminates on Saturday nights with "Magnificent Saturday Jubilee", which combines elements from the "Magnificent" shows. The shows are reasonably priced for the whole family. Part of the fun of these shows is the variety. Each "Magnificent" show includes costume changes, comedy, and lots of musical fun.
The White House Theater also has a gift shop where visitors can purchase memorabilia of "Magnificent" shows, such as performance videos, and other Branson collectibles. Another allure of the theater is the "Magnificent Sweepstakes". Visitors who sign up can win a car, fishing boat, or big screen television. Besides the shows, the biggest attraction is the theater itself. Branson has become known as the home of America's Veterans, and the White House Theater is a fitting venue for some of Branson's most patriotic shows.