Forever Young Show in Branson

Forever Young Show in Branson

Forever Young is an exciting look at the greatest hit songs of all time. Starring six of the most talented guys you'll ever meet, this wonderful new show takes you back to the music of your youth...back to the moment when you discovered what it meant to set the record down, push play and tune in.

Set in a suburban basement, Forever Young is jam-packed with powerhouse vocals, dynamic choreography and most importantly - a story of six best friends who discover a record player that changes everything!

Packed full of pop, rock and country classics, Forever Young is ultimately a tribute "to YOUR life and YOUR music."

You can order best available Regular seating or the "best seats in the house" - VIP Seating (first 6 rows of the theatre).

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Tour/Activity Details


2 hours & 10 minutes with an intermission


10:00 am, 2:00 pm or 8:00 pm - Monday through Saturday (March through December)
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Rates do not include hotel pick up. Please order online or call to order or for more information.


Special Schedule Details

March: No shows on Wednesdays
April: No shows on Wednesdays
May: No shows on Wednesdays
June: No shows on Thursdays
July: No shows on July 4, 14, 21 and 28
August: No shows on August 10, 17, 24 and 31
September: No shows on September 7, 21 and 28
October: No shows on Wednesdays and October 26-31
November: Shows ONLY on Mondays and Saturdays
December: No shows on December 1, 2, 7, 14, 23, 24 and 26

Creative Team

Directed by: Josh Sassanella
Choreography by: Josh Sassanella and Justin Sassanella
Written by: Josh Sassanella, Justin Sassanella, Evan Bosworth and Tony Turner
Set Design by: William Davis
Costume Design by: Shelley Johnson
Vocal Arrangements by: Terry Wayne Sobania
Instrumental Production by: Tim Quick

The Cast

Ryan has performed in numerous theaters nationally and internationally including: Dallas Theater Center; Casa Manana; Lyric Stage; Water Tower Theater; Grandbury Opera House; Bass Performance Hall, and Dallas Children's Theater. Off Broadway: Westside Theater, Little Schubert and York Theater Company (RCA Original Cast Recording). Nationally: Mamma Mia! (Las Vegas Co.); Whistle Down the Wind (National Tour); Atlanta TOTS; Alpine Theater Project; Bristol Riverside; Flatrock Playhouse; Westchester Broadway. Ryan's voice has also been heard as a guest performer on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon; Live with Kelly Ripa; The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon; The Wendy Williams Show; The Today Show, Good Morning America and many others. He also continues to perform with The Voca People who have garnered over 60 million YouTube hits and performed in over 30 countries.

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Avilla has been a child of performance since the age of four. He has toured internationally with the award-winning world-renowned Chicago Children's Choir for more than a decade and has performed as a singer, dancer and actor at Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company. Avilla then pursued his studies at Western Illinois University, the Theatre School at Depaul University and was then eventually cast as a lead performer at Six Flags Great America in one of the company's highest rated shows in history. Avilla is proud to have also performed with noted entertainers in the past including Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, Enrique Iglesias, Celine Dion, David Foster, Josh Groban and Bobby McFerrin.

Josh was born in Auburn, Indiana, and after graduating high school he immediately pursued his love for the arts while attending Indiana Purdue University of Fort Wayne, Indiana. There he studied music and dance. After college, Josh found quick work in Branson, working on shows such as The Echo Hollow Jubilee, Extreme Stunts on Wheels, Christmas in the Ozarks, Red, Hot...And Blue and Stuck on the 70's. While on tour, Josh auditioned for Mamma Mia! in Las Vegas and landed a role. His credits have been racking up ever since. Some include: Rent, High School Musical 1 & 2, Smokey Joe's Cafe and Xanadu regionally. Josh's Broadway credits include; Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark and Rock Of Ages. Josh can also be seen in the blockbuster movie Rock of Ages as a featured dancer. He is the brother of fellow cast member Justin Sassanella.

Justin's career didn't start out with a musical bent - though music was always there in his heart. Upon graduating high school, he was drafted by the New York Mets and spent time in baseball's minor leagues. Justin gave up his skill for baseball to pursue his first love, music. After moving to Branson, Missouri, Justin has spent the last twelve years performing in fan favorite shows such as; The Twelve Irish Tenors, Magnificent 7 Variety Show, #1 Hits of the 60's, A Christmas Carol and Broadway: The Star Spangled Celebration. While in Branson, Justin and his performing ensembles have won awards for "Best Quartet," "Best Ensemble" and "Best Show." He has also been a principal vocalist on Carnival Cruise Lines and Oceana Cruise Lines. He is the brother of fellow cast member Josh Sassanella.

Steve grew up in Crown Point, Indiana. He was accepted into and attended Indiana University's music program where he studied vocal performance. As a student, Steve sang as a member of the acclaimed a capella group Straight No Chaser. Transferring to Depaul University to complete an acting degree, he landed his first professional job for Walt Disney World in Disney's Doug Live. Nationwide he has been featured in live production shows such as Fiddler on the Roof, The Secret Garden, Little Shop of Horrors and Red, Hot, and...Blue. In 2002, he came to Branson to perform as a male vocalist and Emcee. His credits include roles in Christmas in the Ozarks and Dickens' Christmas Carol. He has also spent time as a singer/dancer/emcee on the The Showboat Branson Belle.

Josh discovered his talent for singing at the age of 13 and began pursuing his path to the stage. He frequently studied singing and acting throughout school and landed his first professional performing job at Six Flags Great America where he could be seen in shows such as Bugs Bunny's Star Light Spectacular, Country Tonight, Rockin' 80's and Love at First Fright. His career path eventually took him to Branson and in 2007 he starred in #1 Hits of the 60's. From there, Josh was chosen to become one of the Featured Soloists in the inaugural casts for both Shake Rattle and Roll and Hooray for Hollywood. Josh's performing also took him to Holland America Cruise Lines where he has been able to travel the world on the Ms. Eurodam, the Ms. Oosterdam and the Ms. Statendam, performing 18 different shows.

Rates do not include hotel pick up. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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October 23, 2017

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