Novel November!


Novel November is right!  



It’s the time of year, novel being an adjective, means new or unusual in an interesting way!  It’s OFFICIALLY Christmas time here in Branson, MO & WOW it sure shows!  We open Silver Dollar City Sat., Nov. 2nd, CJ Newson’s Classic Country & Comedy Christmas Show starts Sun., Nov. 3rd, I’m in rehearsal for both ‘Shepherd of the Hills’ ~ Breakfast With Santa & that opens Sa., Nov. 23rd at 8:30 AM!  I’ve written  a new Christmas show/tree Lighting ceremony for Big Cedar Lodge that I’ll be in as well ~ it runs every Sat. in DEC., 7th, 14th, 21st, & also Christmas Eve!

Where am I this time of year?

1 ~ Silver Dollar City!

This is my 40th anniversary to perform at Silver Dollar City & as you might recall, instead of playing 4-5 characters a day, I will play ‘Clarence Peabody’ Santa’s personal assistant!  We are at Santa Claus Lane 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM & then 6:30 PM until closing time.  Saturdays we start at 2:30 PM!


'Clarence Peabody' & Santa Claus - 'Breakfast with Santa - Santa's Missing' show at Bass Pro

‘Clarence Peabody’ & Santa Claus

2 ~ CJ Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy Christmas Show!

This is my 4th season to be with CJ Newsom & the ‘gang’ & our Christmas show starts Sun., Nov. 3rd at 7:30 PM & runs EVERY Sun., Tues., & Wed.*! * We WON’T have shows on Nov. 26th & 27th.

2019 CJ Cast Photo

I, Terry Wayne Sanders & CJ Newsom

CJ Newsom & I ~ Christmas time!

3 ~ Big Cedar Lodge!

For 13 years I’ve loved being a part of the Big Cedar Lodge family!  I make many appearances throughout the year in shows I’ve written especially for them!  Check my Personal Appearance page for ALL these!

Big Cedar Lodge



4 ~ Shepherd of the Hills Homestead!

This is our 2nd season to bring ‘Breakfast With Santa’ to the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead!  This production begins at 8:30 AM Sat., Nov. 23rd & run EVERY Sat. ~ Nov. 30, Dec. 7th, 14th, 21st!  A great breakfast & wonderful Christmas show!




5 ~ Personal Appearances!  My phone rings & I’m there for YOU!  Book me NOW for the BEST event to celebrate the holidays with my menagerie of characters!

Terry's 2017 charatcters

Happy Thanksgiving!


Thank you for checking in for the holiday season & I look forward to seeing you at least 1 of my many jobs!  Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!  


Terry ‘Homer Lee’ Sanders


Opportune October!


Opportune October is right!  Now is the time to get things done & enjoy ALL that is around us ~ especially here in Branson, MO!  I LOVE Autumn most of all & there’s so much going on!  I’m celebrating my 40th year as a performer & I realize how fortunate I am to do what I do!

40th anniversary

I’ve never been busier or happier!  I don’t ever want to say the “R” word & I won’t slow down until I hit 100 years of age!  that’s when I will have my 80th Anniversary Show ~ Aug. 31st, 2059!

80th anniversary

You can find me at my many jobs;

1 ~ Silver Dollar City

~ This is my 40th season with them & right now, Oct. I play 5-6 characters a day Wed. – Sun.!  ‘Alexander Osterman the clock-maker/time traveler! Colonel Paisley Alowishus Parnell the banker, Ichabod ‘Icky’ the scarecrow, Mr. M. Balmer the undertaker, Doc Horacio Harris the inventor of the Wildfire roller-coaster, & sometimes the Warden of the Flooded Mine, WP Warburton!                                                         IMG_6762

Alexander Osterman - clock-maker ~ time traveler!

Alexander Osterman – clock-maker ~ time traveler!

'W.P. Warburton' - SDC's warden at his office

‘W.P. Warburton’ – SDC’s warden at his office

'Mr. M. Balmer' SDC's undertaker

‘Mr. M. Balmer’ SDC’s undertaker

'Doc Harris' - genius!

‘Doc Harris’ – genius!

Colonel Paisley Parnell

Colonel Paisley Parnell

As 'Icky' the scarecrow with fiddle maker Violet Hensley

As ‘Icky’ the scarecrow with fiddle maker Violet Hensley

Right now we are celebrating out newest festival ~ ‘Pumpkin Nights’!  Silver-Dollar-City-Festivals-Harvest-1366pxX520px

2 ~ CJ Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy Show

This is my 4th year to be the comedian in CJ Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy Show ~ Every Sun., Tues., & Wed. night at 7:30 PM in the Americana Theatre!                                                                                                                        44969673_10212399311476142_2148839354426982400_n

3 ~ Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama

For 20 years I’ve been in the Shepherd of the Hills play & this is the last month to enjoy this Ozark original outdoor drama!  I play ‘Ollie’ the city-slicker who enters in a 1907 DeWitt automobile!  The show is every Tues. & Thurs. at 7:30 PM.  Oct. 17th is the last show of the 2019 season.  IMG_20181101_165613 Shepherd_Logo

4 ~ Big Cedar Lodge

This is my 13th season to write, cast, direct, & produce shows for Big Cedar Lodge!  I host many of their special events like “The Not-So-Newlywed Game”, ALL their 5-K runs, every major holiday spectaculars, etc… You can find me there EVERY Thurs. & Fri. evening at 5:30 hosting a wagon ride with my buddy Jack! We’ll take you on a story-filled adventure through the property!                                                                                     IMG_20181006_155246563_HDR IMG_20181006_160004 IMG_20180918_082350

5 ~ The Muscular Dystrophy Association

For 13 years I’ve had the honor of being a part of the MDA ~ Muscular Dystrophy organization as ‘Barney Fife’ for their fund-raisers!  We’ll have a MDA Muscle Walk on Sat., Oct. 12th!  Be there!    


Joy & 'Barney' at the MDA 'Lock-Up'

Joy & ‘Barney’ at the MDA ‘Lock-Up’

6 ~ Book me!  

Yes, I make many personal appearances throughout the year!  You can have 1 or more of my characters at your company party, conventions, fund-raisers, etc…




Stay tuned for more up-dates & appearances!  Have a GREAT fall & come to Branson & the Ozarks for the breath-taking foliage!                                                                                                                                                  


Terry ‘Homer Lee’ Sanders 

Let’s Go Cruising…


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Book NOW!

Let’s ALL go on a gospel cruise with me. Terry Wayne Sanders, Spoken 4 Quartet, & Faith’s Journey Jan. 26th-Feb. 2nd!  We sail out of New Orleans, LA & head to Montego Bay, Grand Cayman , & Cozumel!  

Call Christine Scott at 979-824-3040 & tell her I sent you & you get to attend ALL of our private concerts, meet & greets, & extras!

Here are some photos from our last gospel cruise of me as ‘Gma Beulah’ who may end up on the islands with YOU! 

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Sweet September!


Sweet September is here!  It’s almost Fall & that is my favorite season.  2019 has been my busiest season ever out of all 40 years!  Speaking of 40 years…  My ‘Terry Wayne Sanders 40th Anniversary ~ Homer Lee & Friends Farewell Show’ was SOLD~OUT 3 weeks in advance & was the best show we’ve ever done!  Love ~ Laughter ~ & Tears, but well worth the hard work!  

40th anniversary

No, I have not & will not retire, “Farewell” meant that I wanted all my fans, friends, & family  to know that sometimes we don’t get the chance to say, “Farewell” & that we need to appreciate every moment that we have.  I am 60 years old, I have worked for 40 years in show business, I have my health, so I will give ANOTHER 40 years & slow down at the age of 100 when I have my ‘Terry Wayne Sanders 80th Anniversary ~ Homer Lee & Friends FINAL Farewell Show’!  It will be Sun., Aug. 31st, 2059!  Get your tickets now!

80th anniversary

Here are some highlights of the show…  

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So much to look forward to at ALL of my jobs!  ALL 6 of them!

1. Silver Dollar City


You can find me at Silver Dollar City 5 days a week Wed. ~ Sun. (They are CLOSED on Mon. & Tues.)  I play 4-5 characters a day over the entire 66 acre 1800’s theme park!

Col. Paisley A. Parnell Banker

Col. Paisley A. Parnell

'Mr. M. Balmer' SDC's undertaker

‘Mr. M. Balmer’ SDC’s undertaker

'Doc Harris' - genius!

‘Doc Harris’ – genius!

Ickibod 'Icky' the scarecrow

Ickibod ‘Icky’ the scarecrow

Alexander Osterman - clock-maker ~ time traveler!

Alexander Osterman – clock-maker ~ time traveler!

2. CJ Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy


This is my 4th year to share the stage with CJ Newsom at the Americana Theatre here in Branson, MO!  True CLASSIC country music & my comedy cavalcade of characters!  Tues., Wed., & Sun. nights at 7:30 PM!

3. Shepherd of the Hills outdoor drama


This is my 18th season to perform in America’s largest outdoor drama, I play ‘Ollie’ the city-slicker!  I’m in the show MOST Thurs. & Sat. nights.  Please check their schedule & my Personal Appearances page!

Me as 'Ollie' in the 2014 Shepherd of the Hills play

Me as ‘Ollie’ in the Shepherd of the Hills play

4. Big Cedar Lodge

Big Cedar Lodge

This is my 13th season to work at Big Cedar Lodge in many of their special events/shows!  I write/host ALL of their Holiday shows, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas, plus I host many of the productions like 5-K runs as Richard Simmons, ‘The Not-So-Newlywed Game’ as Joan Rivers, Halloween campfires, etc…

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Deputy Birdy & Nitro

Deputy Birdy & Nitro


5. The Muscular Dystrophy Association


I’ve been associated with the MDA for 13 years as well!  I play ‘Barney Fife’ for they ‘Lock-Ups’, parades, fun-raisers.


Barney for the MDA

Barney for the MDA

6. Personal Appearances

Terry's 2017 charatcters

I make many personal appearances throughout the year so look for me or book me!

Stay tuned for more up-dates!  


Terry ‘Homer Lee’ Sanders  

Amazing August!


Amazing August is here!  So much is going on, but the BIG news is my ‘Terry Wayne Sanders 40th Anniversary ~ Homer Lee & Friends Show’ is…



Yes!  What a true testament to our hard work all these years & the line-up of talented friends who made this happen!  We will be filming the show & producing a DVD of this 1-time ONLY event!  I ALWAYS film the show, we take the footage & go into the studio, & add all sorts of extras, graphics, correcting the lighting balance, sound, etc… & then we mail it our to ALL who bought them at the show.  It will be available in 6-8 weeks AFTER the show on Sun., Aug. 25th!  

40 years & still going strong!   I have my usual jobs in the area & you can keep up with me at ALL of them if you go to my Personal Appearances page.

More to come…  

Check-out July & this will tell you about where I’m at…  xoxo Terry