Anyone who thinks Branson is all about hillbillies and country music has never seen George Dyer’s show at the Dutton Theatre. Undeniably one of the classiest acts around, Dyer is a world-renowned tenor who has performed with the distinguished New York City Opera and Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Backed by an accomplished five-piece band directed by legendary conductor, Norman Bergen, Dyer’s music is reminiscent of Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli and Mario Lanza.
While classy, Dyer is anything but stuffy. He has an easy rapport with the audience, pulling them in with the popular song, “I just haven’t met you yet” while shaking hands and making a lasting connection. It’s not uncommon for a couple of audience members to join him on stage for some fun, too. (The ladies love this because, while he’s got a great voice, he’s definitely easy on the eyes, too!)
Dyer’s show has a little bit of everything: comedy, romance, toe-tapping swing, a Beatles tribute, memorable Frank Sinatra favorites, and jaw-dropping opera numbers. Dyer’s talented wife and kids are also part of the show. A duet with 22-year-old daughter, Kendra, is a highlight of the performance and 14-year-old Cassidy is nothing less than a vocal powerhouse. The second half of the show brings awe-inspiring gospel numbers that will bring the audience to their feet in applause.
Dyer produces his show with a unique goal in mind: “I want people, when they leave, to say, ‘I was touched, my soul was stirred, it made me love my family more, appreciate my family, made me appreciate our veterans more.’” It’s a feeling he hopes guests will be able to take out of the theatre with them and remember for a long time.