A musician and actor, Frankie Avalon is one of the 50s heartthrobs to perform Live in Branson at the Andy Williams Moon River Theater on November 25, 2018, Sunday at 8 pm.
As one of the most anticipated shows in Branson, this limited engagement show of Frankie Avalon is sure to be a blast for those who love music of the 50s. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this awesome artist in person as he brings to Branson stage some of his hits. Whether you are a fan of Frankie or are simply want to enjoy an evening of amazing music, this show is a must-see for the whole family that’s having a wonderful vacation in Branson.
If you love music from the 50s, 60s and onward, you wouldn’t want to miss out on this amazing show in Branson. Frankie Avalon had his first role on the Jackie Gleason Show where he appeared as a trumpet player during a Honeymooners skit. From there, he went on to score other trumpet-playing roles including on RCA Victor’s ‘X’ label.
It was during this time that his career in the music industry really took off. In 1959, his very first single “Venus” was released and celebrated an amazing amount of success by securing the #1 spot on the charts for five consecutive weeks. He has also released other singles after that that include “Why”, “Just Ask Your Heart”, and “I’ll Wait For You”.
After a successful music career, Frankie had goals of spanning his talent on various venues. He then pursued a career in television and even starred in the Western, Guns of Timberland. Because of his appearance in this tv show, he was requested by John Wayne himself to appear in his movie The Alamo. For this show in Branson, guests will be treated to some of his greatest hits all sang by himself. This teen heartthrob had a starring role also in the popular Beach Party film series with Annette Funicello.
Aside from achieving his first No. 1 single in 1959 with the song “Venus”, Frankie has released six more Top 40 records in that year alone. During the height of his music career, Frankie went on to appear in the 1950s-themed musical Grease in 1978, playing The Teen Angel and singing the memorable “Beauty School Drop-out” in the film. Fankie also often appeared as himself in nearly two dozen of TV episodes, including ABC’s “The Bing Crosby Show” and “The Patty Duke Show”. Later he became a national television spokesperson for Sonic Drive-In.
As part of a long-running concert tour, Frankie has toured with fellow Philadelphian 50s teen idols Fabian and Bobby Rydell under the banner "Dick Fox's Golden Boys." One of those appearances was at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center in 2017. Branson is honored to welcome Frankie back for one night only in 2018.
Frankie Avalon’s One-Night Performance at the Andy Williams Moon River Theater is one of the shows in Branson not to be missed this fall season.