The Wings of Christmas – A Magical Holiday Variety Show
A BRANSON HOLIDAY FAVORITE (November through mid-December)
The Hamner Barber Theater invites you to experience the magic of “The Wings of Christmas,” our original holiday production that will amaze and inspire you at the same time.
Holiday Magic In The Air
The Hamner Barber Theater is excited to once again present the holiday extravaganza, The Wings of Christmas, playing November through mid-December.
The popular production show features the best of the award-winning magic and comedy of the Hamner Barber Variety Show in the first half, and a whole heaping display of musical holiday treats in the second half.
The first half…
Co-star Jim Barber will have you rolling in the aisles with his inventive comedy ventriloquism. Jim has been featured on many television programs including, CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman.”
The first half finale is a magical, multimedia Tribute to American Veterans that has garnered rave reviews and even several awards for it’s emotional power.
The second half…
…is pure imagination and whimsical fun.
As the curtain opens on the second half, the audience is transported through the magic of multimedia to an animated world of childhood Christmas memories. The entire cast performs favorite cartoon classics from A Charlie Brown’s Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Jim Barber as “The Grinch” is engaging and creative as he dances in and out of a video screen while singing the holiday classic from the film of the same name.
The Hamners rekindle fond memories of early Christmas presents as they magically produce some magical toys that when combined with Dave Hamner’s imagination, become real and bigger than life.
Music is the thread that weaves this production together. Featured are the beautiful vocals of both Dave Hamner and Jim Barber. Also featured on select dates, is Jim’s talented wife Diane Barber along with 11 year-old daughter Jessica Barber. The Barber’s magically appear and serenade each other with a cleverly revised version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Brandi Ely performs this role when Diane is not performing. A terrific troupe of singing dancers rounds out the talented cast.
The spectacular finale will bring you to your feet with applause, featuring our theme song written by T.J. Kuenster especially for this production. T.J. has been the musical conductor for Country Music legend, Glen Campbell for over 35 years and continues to tour with Glen to this day. He has also written musical scores for many animated feature films including “All Dogs Go To Heaven” and “Rock-A-Doodle”. His original score, “Wings of Christmas” is the perfect piece to conclude this spectacular production.
The entire cast joins Dave Hamner and Jim Barber onstage as a large flock of beautiful birds appear flying to center stage over the heads of the amazed audience. Many folks may not appreciate the intense training that it took for this spectacular fly-in, but they are stunned and delighted at the shear beauty and the power of the experience. Visit T.J. Kuenster’s official website.