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Old 05-08-2020, 03:17 PM   #1
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Yakov moving to the Caravelle

After years of performing in his own theater Yakov is moving his show to the Caravelle on the strip. More details in this free read from Branson Tri-Lakes:

http://bransontrilakesnews.com/enter...661f8dad3.html

He is going to have 2 pm shows beginning May 22.

Not sure what is going to happen with his theater on 248. I do know a church has been meeting there for a long time.
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Old 05-08-2020, 04:35 PM   #2
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Good move. The seating capacity at the Caravelle is much more in line to what he, and anyone, can draw in Branson. Good luck to him in 2020.
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Old 05-08-2020, 07:04 PM   #3
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What is tye seating capacity at Yakov's?
Isn't the reason that the theater is being torn down, or repourposed for some knd of senior living could mplex?
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Old 05-08-2020, 09:13 PM   #4
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The Yakov theater has a 2000 person seating capacity. And yes, a tear or more ago, it was featured in the local papers that Yakov was in the initial stages of developing a residential community “Yakov Towers”. As I remember, it was proposed to be a multi dimensional complex, also featuring retail and office facilities. Meanwhile, the Caravelle theater has an 800+ seating capacity.

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Old 05-09-2020, 07:07 AM   #5
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Found the original news stories about the proposed changes to Yakov’s theatre, from way back in Sept 2018...where does time fly to? As I thought it was last year I had read it. Anyway, no mention of retail or office, as i had earlier stated, in this report, but I thought for sure I had read that somewhere at some time...but maybe not. Anyway, it sounds pretty cool, good idea-I love it when people think big-back then...but in todays world...don’t know...do we still want to put lots of old people into small spaces? Back then, in 2018, the Planning Commision gave its approval to proceed on the project...would they still do that today? Don’t know. Anyway, here it is:

A proposal to develop "Yakov Towers" on the site of what is currently Yakov's theater has made a step closer to becoming reality.

During a meeting Tuesday night, the Branson Planning Commission recommended approval for proposed changes that would push the development forward.

The development would include 42 town homes with 84 parking spaces. The main building would include a 120 unit hotel, a 220 unit Independent Living, a 120 unit Assisted Living, and a 80 unit Memory Care facility. That would be a totaly of 540 units with 640 parking spaces.

Fenton & Grimwood Attorney Nicolas Grimwood says the multi-use development would serve as an entrance to the city.

"Really, what he wants to do is create kind of an iconic gateway to the city of Branson," Grimwood said. "His career has kind of taken him in a different direction in the last few years, but he just doesn't want that property to sit there, underutilized."

Grimwood says Yakov's vision is for the development to serve a variety of people from tourists to retirees
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There will be no Yakov Towers, or anything such. Wasn’t going to happen then, not going to happen now. Although I hear the Carrot Top Symphony Hall and Bowlerama is coming along nicely.
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Old 05-10-2020, 11:21 AM   #7
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A past favorite

Yakov’s show used to be one our faves and we would see it 2-3 times each season. I don’t remember the year but the direction of the show seemed to change in focus. We felt it was a huge loss when Slim Chance left the Yakov show. Also, for us, it felt like the show shifted away from comedy to a feel of a therapy session. That’s fine, some may have liked it, but it wasn’t entertaining for us anymore. It wasn’t long after that when Yakov didn’t perform regularly in Branson. I’m curious what his show will be like now at the Caravelle.
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Old 05-10-2020, 09:15 PM   #8
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Yes, I also am hoping he returns to his roots, that of political satire, and life in Russia when he was growing up. However, most of the younger generation have no connection to the "bad ruskies/evil empire" that many of us grew up with during the Cold War, so maybe that does not play well any longer. Anyway, I feel it will be worth giving him another shot in his new venue for 2020.
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Old 05-18-2020, 02:06 PM   #9
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Yakov has an announced his show will be opening this Friday, the first Bransin show to reopen this year. Leave it to a "foreigner" to lead the way to freedom for Americans. Thank you, Yakov! But he also announced the theater will only be at 25,% capacity...with audience members seated 6 feet apart. What wasn't specified if this 6 foot distance pertains to FAMILY members who live in the same household. Such as husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, and their children. It would seem to be rather silly and nonsensical for a family to LIVE together, sharing beds, dining tables, sofas, etc...and DRIVE together in their car to Branson, stay in the same room/bed in a hotel, yet have to sit a distant SIX FEET apart from one another in a show theater. Anyone heard what the specific city/county regulation actually is concerning required "social distancing" as it pertains to shows, along with restaurants?
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The Aldermen voted to follow the State Guidelines for Social Distancing;

https://governor.mo.gov/show-me-stro...sked-questions

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Well, that mumbo-jumbo is typical government beurocratic nonsense. Not ONE word or category about FAMILT members being given government "permisdion" to freely associate with one another inside of a theater in Branson, which is what my question WAS CLEARLY about. F
So, may I continue to SLEEP IN THE SAME BED as my girlfriend/wife in our home, get in our compact economy car along with her 2 kids where we are never more than 3 feet from each other...drive 3.75 hours to Branson breathing the same air...check into a hotel where we all sleep in the same room in the "double queen" beds provided...get back into our tiny cramped car...drive to the show...walk insidr, buy tickets...then have to sit SIX FEET APART??? Or ate we given permission to SIT TOGETHER as the family that we are???
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Yakov has an announced his show will be opening this Friday, the first Bransin show to reopen this year. Leave it to a "foreigner" to lead the way to freedom for Americans. Thank you, Yakov! But he also announced the theater will only be at 25,% capacity...with audience members seated 6 feet apart. What wasn't specified if this 6 foot distance pertains to FAMILY members who live in the same household. Such as husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, and their children. It would seem to be rather silly and nonsensical for a family to LIVE together, sharing beds, dining tables, sofas, etc...and DRIVE together in their car to Branson, stay in the same room/bed in a hotel, yet have to sit a distant SIX FEET apart from one another in a show theater. Anyone heard what the specific city/county regulation actually is concerning required "social distancing" as it pertains to shows, along with restaurants?
Actually, he is NOT the first to reopen! The Duttons opened this past Saturday night! I know...I was there. And so was Yakov!

As for your questions about the social distancing, The Duttons kept groups who arrived together seated together. Then there were at least 5 or 6 seats between them and the next group. No groups were seated directly behind anyone else. So no one is breathing - or coughing - on anyone else's back. There was social distancing for the line to purchase and pick up tickets. For those who were unable to stand long enough to go through the line, staff aided by escorting those people in to some benches in the lobby while someone picked up the tickets. Everyone was escorted not just to their seats, but were first taken to concessions if they wished to purchase any. There was no intermission. Everyone left a row at a time after the show, much as is done at weddings. It was really quite well done, and quite impressive the way they handled it.
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Old 05-19-2020, 07:52 AM   #13
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Actually, he is NOT the first to reopen! The Duttons opened this past Saturday night! I know...I was there. And so was Yakov!

As for your questions about the social distancing, The Duttons kept groups who arrived together seated together. Then there were at least 5 or 6 seats between them and the next group. No groups were seated directly behind anyone else. So no one is breathing - or coughing - on anyone else's back. There was social distancing for the line to purchase and pick up tickets. For those who were unable to stand long enough to go through the line, staff aided by escorting those people in to some benches in the lobby while someone picked up the tickets. Everyone was escorted not just to their seats, but were first taken to concessions if they wished to purchase any. There was no intermission. Everyone left a row at a time after the show, much as is done at weddings. It was really quite well done, and quite impressive the way they handled it.

thanks for the info, been wondering how they would handle things, was talking with someone the other day about it and I said I would skip the intermissions but wondered how they would handle the concessions and exit after the shows, sounds like the Duttons came up with a pretty good plan.

Don't envy the people working the ticket windows and phones getting the distancing thing worked just right has to be a headache. I would guess advance reservations instead of walk ups would cut the wait time and help them cut back on the chaos
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Thanks Bransoncutie for the update! No intermission...hmm. gonna have to cut WAY back on the sodas, coffee and water before/during the show! Congrats to the Duttons also, first one out of the gate..
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