Going Back

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Kim Boyce recently announced on her Facebook page that she and her husband, Gary, will be performing regularly at a theater in Branson, MO. Here is the official announcement:

The Hughes Brothers Theatre is proud to announce the addition of a new all-gospel morning show to their 2016 season line-up. The show, “Oh Happy Day: Goin’ Back to Gospel” will feature the performers from last year’s breakout hit show, “Sunday Gospel Nights”–Gary Koreiba, Kim Boyce Koreiba, Allen Asbury, and Debra Paxton. This is a “supergroup” of talented vocalists: Gary sang with gospel superstar Russ Taff and is a former lead singer in Pierce Arrow; Kim is a former Miss Florida with eleven Number One hits in Christian music; Allen is a Contemporary Christian singer who played the role of Simon Peter in “The Promise,”; and Debra is a renowned background vocalist. The new show is completed by the rest of their “Sunday Gospel Nights” cast including new comedians Alexander Koreiba and Justin Oller, and the SGN band consisting of veteran musicians David Creech, Brian Duvall, and Rod Kittleman, and young players Jared Lee, Daniel Betzer, and Gary Lee Koreiba II.
“We started “Sunday Gospel Nights” last season, and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response to the show,” says show founder Gary Koreiba. “Our vision was to produce an all-gospel show that honored Jesus Christ from beginning to end and took people back to the great gospel songs that they grew up on and love.”
And that’s just what they did! Songs from the Rambo’s, the Imperials, the Gaither’s, Andre Crouch, and Gary S. Paxton, along with great hymns of the faith combined to make “Sunday Gospel Nights” a truly inspiring show. “We wanted to expand our show schedule this season. Last year, we only had eight regular season and seven Christmas shows, and the show was held at our church, Grace Community Assembly here in Branson,” says singer Kim Boyce. “We understand that the church has regularly scheduled events and it wouldn’t be available as often as we would like to do shows, so Gary and I started thinking about where else we could take the show. We sang last fall at the Hughes Brothers Theatre with the acclaimed Jewish singer, Dudu Fisher, so we were familiar with the family atmosphere and high level of professionalism at the Hughes Brothers Theatre. We approached them to explore the possibilities for SGN there.”
“From our first meeting when we watched a video of their show, we wanted it here at the Hughes Brothers Theatre,” says Lena Hughes, CEO of the theater and matriarch of the Hughes family. “We are so happy that this wonderful gospel show is now a part of the Hughes Brothers Theatre lineup.”
The only big change that had to be made was the show name. “A show called “Sunday Gospel Nights” would be hard to market on Tuesday and Saturday mornings,” says Lena. “We struggled for weeks to come up with a new name,” says Kim. “We’ve been singing the classic gospel song ‘Oh Happy Day’ in the show, and that song title seemed like the perfect fit to capture the kind of gospel show that we are doing. And in case there’s any doubt about the musical style of the show, the tag line ‘Goin’ Back to Gospel’ sums it up precisely.”
“Sunday Gospel Nights” will continue on a monthly basis at Grace Community Assembly as a love-offering show and is traveling nationwide.
“Three years ago Kim and I went through an unexpected change in our lives and we sort of felt like we were at zero,” Gary says, “and now this year we have two shows. All we can say is ‘God is good!’”
“Oh Happy Day: Goin’ Back to Gospel” opens at the Hughes Brothers Theatre on Tuesday, May 3 with shows every Tuesday and Saturday morning at 10am through October 25th. A special VIP and Area Appreciation Opening Night Show for Branson ticket companies and tourist and service industry employees will be held at the Hughes Brothers Theatre on Tuesday, April 5th at 8pm. Employees with pay stub and photo ID are free, and all other tickets are $10.00 plus tax.

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