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Silver Dollar City's "Headin' West" Show Wins Award at IAAPA

November 18, 2009 - Las Vegas, Nevada


The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced the winners of its Big E Awards at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2009. In its eleventh year, the awards honor the best in live entertainment at amusement parks and attractions throughout the world. Held at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel, the ceremony kicked off with Las Vegas-grandeur featuring performances by “Jubilee!” show girls, “Le Grande Cirque” performers, and popular Las Vegas magician Jason Byrne.

The 15 categories recognized productions, individual performers, sports, edutainment, and spirit.


Silver Dollar City

CATEGORY: Best Overall Production, $150,001 – $300,000
Winner: “Headin’ West,” Silver Dollar City; Branson, Missouri, United States

Blue Planet has been providing support and programming for Todd Hensley, the Lighting Designer for this show.  Mr. Hensley is a Principal at Schuler Shook Theatre Planners in Chicago as well as a Theatre Consultant and Stage Lighting Designer at multiple theatre and opera organizations across the United States. 

Blue Planet would like to congratulate Silver Dollar City, Todd Hensley and the rest of the crew on their production award!

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