THE DUTTONS RELEASE HOLIDAY SPECIAL TO NATIONAL PBS STATIONS
Branson Family’s 5th TV Concert to air in select markets
Branson, MO: “CHRISTMAS WITH THE DUTTONS” will air on public television stations across the United States and parts of Canada beginning in late November and throughout December 2016. (Watch a free preview of “Christmas With The Duttons”)
“We felt honored when Bob Petts of the National Educational Television Association asked us to submit another special,” said Sheila Dutton. “We have loved working with NETA in the past, and we agreed with Mr. Petts that it had been too long since our last special. Running our two Theaters in Mesa, Arizona and Branson, Missouri, touring across the country, and welcoming our grandchildren into the family has consumed our energies for the last few years. What a joy it has been for us to work on this creative project together!”
“CHRISTMAS WITH THE DUTTONS” combines the high-energy uplift of their year-long show – a blend of musical genres from classical to bluegrass to pop and more – with heartwarming holiday numbers that will inspire and cheer audiences. All members of this talented family perform, from Grandma and Grandpa, Sheila and Dean, to the youngest grandchildren. The Duttons were Top 10 finishers on America’s Got Talent, and have been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for consistently great reviews by audience members. “Words don’t do justice to the incredible talent and skills each family member brings to the show,” writes one recent show attendee. “The show was very high energy and motivating,” raves another.
“It’s tough to get a complete list of where and when we’re on, sometimes, until after the show has already aired in some locations. With more than 350 stations to track across the country, there are always a few we miss telling our fans about,” says Timothy Dutton, CEO of Dutton Productions. “So it is always best to check with your local station before the Christmas season. Public stations also respond well to the requests of their audiences. If “CHRISTMAS WITH THE DUTTONS” has not yet been placed on the schedule in your area, be sure and ask for it. ” In 2003, THE DUTTONS HOLIDAY SPECIAL ran more times than any other Christmas Special on public television. Many stations aired it repeatedly. That was in part due to requests to local stations by The Duttons’ supporters across the country.
Be sure to check your local station’s listings for dates and times for “CHRISTMAS WITH THE DUTTONS.” A partial listing of stations and times is available at www.theduttons.com/on-tv
About The Duttons: THE DUTTONS are international touring and recording artists who’ve made their home in Branson, performing 5-10 shows per week for the last 19 years at their own Theater on the 76 “strip” in Branson, MO and, during the winter season, at their Family Theater in Mesa, AZ. The Duttons were named Best Show in Branson for 2015 by The Branson Show Awards, and Dean and Sheila Dutton were presented with a special Lifetime Achievement Award at The Branson Terry Awards in October, 2016. For more information, please visit https://www.theduttons.com/.