Many people know Clay Cooper from his outstanding performances as host and male vocalist for several Branson shows including Texas Goldminers, Country Tonight, and Paul Harris Live. In 2005, Clay decided to put together a show of his own. In 2007, Clay found a new home for his show, The Clay Cooper Theatre. Now Clay enjoys another season with his cast of 16 veteran entertainers in his very own venue located at 3216 West 76 Country Boulevard Branson, MO 65616-3544.
Yup that is the address of the old Osmond Theater and Clay Cooper has taken it over and stripped the whole property and completely renovated and remodeled it. It has new parking, new theater sound and furnishings and they tell me that the stage and back stage even got a work over.
Rancher Don's editorial) Folks this new production is just what Branson needs at this place and time. Well, He really isn't new to Branson as he has been here for years but he has been in a supporting role or at the little theater across from Wal Mart down in a gulley where you really had to look to even find him. The local folks knew he was there and they also called his show one of the best kept secrets in Branson but it won't be a secret any more. He is a newer pretty face well known in the Country Music community and with his great talented family and crew he is really going to go big time and help Branson do the same. I hope more newer big name younger talent would see the benefits of not living out of a suit case and settle down here now while the market is dying for new faces in Branson. The money they spend on travel,brokers,rental,security etc. can all be put into real estate in the form of homes and a theater that will continue to increase in value. This life is much better than living on the road and the family life here in Branson is top notch. If you don't believe me just ask Yakov...
Oklahoma’s own, Tina Cooper, was born to perform! Tina began dancing at the age of three at her mom’s studio in the garage of their home! Tina continued her training through high school and graduated with a BFA in Music Theatre from the University of Oklahoma. Tina worked at Frontier City and Opryland amusement parks. She worked for Holland America Cruiselines for two years and then headed for Branson, Missouri. Tina has been seen on several Branson stages performing in shows including Country Tonite, Celebrate America, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dino’s Christmas Spectacular, Red, Hot, and Blue!, and Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express. Tina met Clay when working at Country Tonite and they married in 1999. They had Colt in August, 2003. Tina wants to thank her father, John, for believing in her dreams and in her husband. She would also like to thank her Heavenly Father for the talent she has received.
Cassidy Cooper at Fourteen years old is a featured performer for Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express. Cassidy was born in Wylie, Texas and currently resides there with her mother and step-dad, Shelli and Kirk Pryor. She has three half-brothers, Jacob, Colton, and Caden, and she is a GREAT big sis. Cassidy enjoys singing, drill team, softball, basketball, and boys. Cassidy made her debut performance at Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express last summer and will be returning for guest appearances this summer as well. Cassidy is a natural talent and her dad is definitely proud!
Colt Cooper made his debut performance at 14 months in the Paul Harris Show of 2004. Being a native to Branson and the son of entertainers, Colt felt at home on stage and continued performing in 2005 with Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express as well as special guest appearances in Paul Harris Live. Colt enjoys playing instruments including the drums, harmonic, recorder, and the guitar. Colt’s hobbies include playing football, soccer, Wii games, and his Nintendo DS. He enjoys having the neighborhood friends over for a game of cops and robbers, twister, Uno, and “Kid Jam Sessions.” There’s never a dull moment in the Cooper house! He enjoys watching Power Rangers, Aaron Stone, and Suite Life of Zach and Cody. Colt has two pugs, Hank Jr. and Patsy Cline. He also has a turtle, Raphael, and a fish, Killer.
Folks that is not where this show ends. NO Way with 16 members in the cast and all the music and dancing talent in the family one can only imagine what kind of show they can product. Comedy is always popular in Branson and plenty of music and dancing.