The Hughes Brothers “World’s Largest Performing Family”

The Hughes Brothers “World’s Largest Performing Family” photo by Jeff Hobson

Hughes Brothers have been harmonizing and performing as a group since the youngest brother, Andy, was two years old. The brothers have been performing together in Branson, Missouri USA for more than a dozen years. They now range in age from 33 to 44.

When all five brothers decided to pack up and leave Taylorsville, Utah, for Branson, they couldn’t imagine what was in store. Two of the brothers were married at the time and came with their wives and children.

The three other brothers have since married. Marty, Jason, Adam, Ryan, and Andy are married to Cindy, Mara, Vikki, Carina, and Becky, respectively. The talented Hughes Wives are singers, dancers, and actors. The wives bring a new energy and joy to the show. Plus, each wife helps with rehearsals for the kids part of the show.

32 of the kids are currently performing in the show. There are jazzy numbers for the teens and ‘tweens and enchanting entertainment from the stage full of little Hughes Kids.

The patriotic number includes the Brothers and their wives. Photo by Jeff Hobson

From the moment the curtain goes up, these real brothers combine harmony, energetic synchronized dance and hilarious antics to create a production their audiences will never forget. And they will never forget “it,” which may be why you will want to see the show.

One minute they’re pounding out hot contemporary country hits and the next minute they thrill you with an absolutely classy performance of “Malegueña” on the Spanish Classical Guitar or a harmony arrangement of Irving Berlin’s “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor.” The Brothers are just a part of this huge, talented family.

As I was waiting around for an interview after the show, the cutest little imp ran up on stage and slipped behind the curtain. The little girl noticed that I noticed her. And she stuck her head back out from behind the curtain.

“I can come back here because I’m a Hughes Kid,” she smiled and disappeared.

Since I can’t convince one brother and one sister to get along in the back seat of the van. I find it amazing that Hughes Brothers and the “World’s Largest Performing Family” just keep coming, singing and dancing onto the stage. It’s a marvel how much talent and how many kids the Hughes Brothers can pack onto one stage.

Jason and Mara’s family all love their time on stage. Photo by Jeff Hobson.

Be sure you catch “it” at The Hughes Brothers Theatre six days a week from January through October. In November and December, you will want to see the Hughes Brothers Christmas Show. If you see the show during the regular season, come back for the all new Christmas Show.

While many of Branson’s shows include Christmas as half of their performance, the Hughes Brothers family put on one of the best holiday programs in town. If you can go to just one Christmas show, this is the one that will put you in the Christmas spirit. The Hughes Brothers will wrap you up in their family Christmas show.

In January of 2000, the Hughes Brothers took over the former Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre, Branson’ s landmark theater along the strip. The family not only performs there six days a week (closed Sunday), but also own and manage the theater now renamed The Hughes Brothers Theatre.

For more information about the Hughes Brothers Theatre click  Hughes Brothers Theatre 3425 W. Hwy 76 – Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616, Local – 417.334.0076, Fax – 417.337.8400, Toll Free – 1.800.422.0076 Web:, E-mail: [email protected]

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