Funnyman Tom Mullica has officially kicked-off his 2013 season with a ribbon cutting to welcome his award-winning Red Skelton Tribute Show to the Hamner Barber Theater.
Representatives from the Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, Hamner Barber Theater, as well as family, friends, and other Branson area businesses were on hand this week to officially welcome Tom’s hilarious show to the popular family entertainment venue located on Shepherd of the Hills Expressway in Branson, Missouri.
Tickets for RED – A Performance Tribute by Tom Mullica can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 417-334-4363. Shows are Tuesdays through Saturdays – 10am.
Red Skelton was without a doubt, one of the funniest and most beloved comedians of all time. For those who grew up watching him on television in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, Tom Mullica’s show will bring back wonderful memories of a time when life seemed simpler and wholesome family entertainment ruled the airwaves.
The Hamner Barber Theater is also proud to introduce the comedy of Red Skelton to young people who aren’t yet familiar with him.
It’s the perfect show for multi-generational families traveling to Branson. The material is timeless, and Tom Mullica’s wit and comedic timing are superb! We welcome this enjoyable show to our theater, and invite everyone to come laugh along with us in living color! - Jim Barber & Dave Hamner
The inspiration for the show came from Red Skelton himself, after seeing Tom Mullica perform his magic act in 1978. The two performers struck an immediate friendship, and Mr. Skelton became a personal mentor, of sorts, to Tom over the years to follow until his passing in 1997. Before his death, Red agreed that Tom would be entitled and officially sanctioned to perform this tribute show… a living testament to the man known as “America’s Favorite Clown.”