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Shoji Tabuchi Show in Branson, MO

Shoji Tabuchi Theatre
3260 Shepherd of the Hills ExpresswayBranson, MO 65616  
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Overview

This unforgettable two-hour performance, a popular Branson show since 1990, is a high-energy experience featuring the many talents of the Tabuchi family. Guests of the Shoji Tabuchi Show can enjoy incredible violin numbers, beautiful vocal harmonies, world-class choreography, elaborate costumes and more to musical genres including country, polka, gospel, Cajun, Hawaiian, rap, patriotic, and rock.

Highlights

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • There is a short, interactive pre-show.
  • Christina, Shoji's daughter, makes guest appearances.
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Good To Know

from Amy, our Branson Market Manager
  • Incredibly ornate bathrooms.
  • Beautiful production.
  • Full live band including a horn section.
  • Shoji Tabuchi is a world class fiddle player and also quite funny.
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Description

from Shoji Tabuchi Show

Just what is the Shoji Tabuchi Show that everyone loving American music is raving about? At its heart is Branson, Missouri's first family of extraordinary musical entertainment - Shoji Tabuchi, his beautiful wife Dorothy and delightful daughter Christina.

The Shoji Tabuchi Show is an astounding state-of-the-art variety production rivaling the pure excitement of Las Vegas or New York.

This fabulous family production consists of an excellent sampling of Shoji's world-renowned fiddle mastery and showmanship as an entertainer; his wife Dorothy's gifted abilities as the show's creator, producer and director; and daughter Christina's talented addition as dancer and vocalist.

Comprised of music and dance of virtually every style, including country, gospel, Cajun, big band, show tunes, fifties and classical with cultural experiences such as fantasy visits to Hawaii, Mardi Gras and Broadway. Plus, there is a Japanese tribute featuring a giant dragon, a unique display of 26 Taiko drums, a breathtaking array of authentic Japanese costuming, flags and music, and a fascinating duet with Shoji and Christina singing in the Japanese language!

The show has special surprises and effects sprinkled throughout, such as animated laser light shows, clowns on a fire truck that is fun for everybody, confetti showers, balloons and bubbles, electronic fireworks, a black light presentation, and so much more it will leave you breathless.

All is showcased in a theatre that is a phenomenon in itself...often called the "Showplace of Branson." Its decor is reminiscent of the grand theatre palaces of the 1930's. Even the restrooms have awed visitors. The ladies' powder room and gentlemen's lounge are renown for their decor including fresh cut orchids, paintings, antiques...and don't forget the billiard table.

Dorothy Tabuchi and Christina Tabuchi appear on select dates only.

The Shoji Tabuchi Show...now "That's Entertainment" not soon to be forgotten!

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Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

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Marsha Goforth Burleson , TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Shoji and the Zebra Strings"
Reviewed August, 2015
My husband and I traveled to Branson to see our Grandson's 5th grade class " The Zebra Strings " perform on stage at the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre. It was an awesome experience we will never forget. Shoji welcomed these talented kids with open arms and even joined them on stage with his amazing Violin. The speech he gave these kids to encourage them to follow their dreams and to practice every day. The Zebra Strings traveled from Grandview Texas by the invitation of Shoji Tabuchi. Thank you.
Tip: Bring a camera to take lots of pics of the most awesome restrooms i have ever seen.

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Donny Diehl Elgin, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best Show in Branson"
Reviewed July, 2015
Talk about awesome, we had been to many shows in Branson and always heard that Shoji show was good bad had not saw it till last trip. But OH MY GOSH, WOW DON'T MISS THIS SHOW. We Loved it and will go next time. Thanks Donny
Tip: Plenty of great place,s to eat before the show, and ice cream after

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Chett Stein Port Orange, FL
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Shoji!"
Reviewed July, 2015
Very good show! :lots of different performers...;)
Tip: Book Early

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Dwayne Larson White Bear Lake, MN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best show to see in Branson"
Reviewed July, 2015
we had the issue of handicap seating as i was in a electric scooter. the seats we had ordered would only accept me getting out of my scooter and sitting in the assigned seat so your staff helped us with alternate seating which suited our needs great. the show was great and we would recomjmed this to everyone.
Tip: try booking your hotels and shows ahead of time and pre pay if you can whyich helps with your budget while you are there. do not forget there are plenty of free things to see and do also

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Kim Blok Holland, MI
6 Reviews
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"A little bit of everything!"
Reviewed February, 2015
We have seen this show twice! It's a great clean show that the whole family can enjoy! Very much a show of excellence!

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Cynthia Wright-Kau new berlin, WI
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Wonderfully entertaining for the whole family!!"
Reviewed January, 2015
It was so fantastic to find a show that you could get dressed up with friends or go with the kids and all had a great time. Entertaining, educational, and very talented. Costumes are beautiful and cheery, nicely made and coordinated. staging is simple yet effective. Just wonderful <3
Tip: It's beautiful

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Marilyn Ryan Casey, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good show!"
Reviewed January, 2015
We had very good seats for our group! Thanks!

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JOHN VANDUYN BRYAN, TX
3 Reviews
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"Amazing Personal Story"
Reviewed January, 2015
Shoji's personal story of citizenship is very inspiring and commendable. His show is very professional and the bathrooms are--what can I say--spectacular! Love that you can make this a family affair, too! Keep up the great work.

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Patricia Williams Santa Fe, NM
"We loved the show Shoji show."
Reviewed January, 2015
We thought the show was beautifully orchestrated and the music was fantastic. The costumes and dancing and everything was so well put together that we really enjoyed it. We highly recommend this show.
Tip: Check out the bathrooms for additional decorating ideas.

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Richard Jennings Corsicana, TX
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"The best of Branson!"
Reviewed January, 2015
We have seen this show several times. It has the most elaborate costumes and stage settings in Branson. Saw Christmas Show, it was great. This is also , the nicest theaters in Branson
Tip: Prepare for the unexpected entertainment.

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Reserve Branson Customer Mexia, TX
5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Good as always!!"
Reviewed January, 2015
We love going to this show. Only bad thing is it doesn't change much. At Christmas the decorations are beautiful!

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judith mello clearwater, FL
5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Violinist"
Reviewed January, 2015
This was my 3rd visit. Yes, the bathrooms are amazing but Shoji is an accomplished musician that has been around for a long time. Really enjoyed the music

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Beverly Milunec Clifton, VA
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Shoji Tabuchi"
Reviewed January, 2015
It is worth the trip just to experience the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre. Don't miss the restrooms. They are over the top normally, but exceptionally so when Christmas decorations were added. Shoji is very personable. I wish he had performed more during the show. We saw the Shoji Tabuchi Christmas show which featured Shoji's daughter who is a competent performer, but not as charismatic as her father.
Tip: Arrive early enough so you can visit the one-of-a-kind restrooms and visit the gift shop. There are some level handicap parking spaces in front of the theater, so arrive early if you need to use a handicap parking space. Like many parking areas in Branson, the parking area has some steep slopes.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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sazeracker

Boulder, Colorado

"entertaining in a Lawrence Welk-y way"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 03, 2015 NEW

Very much a Lawrence Welk style show. Large theatre, small crowd for our show. Shoji spent quite a bit of time during intermission talking with adoring fans, signing autographs. Seemed to be a very nice guy and a talented musician. Entertaining enough.

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baxter65

Henderson, KY

"Good show, visit the bathrooms!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 01, 2015 NEW

The theatre is very nice....the bathrooms look like something out of a mansion! Shoji put on a very good show, many costume and set changes that happened very fast. His step daughter is very talented as well and has an amazing voice! Very good variety of music, costumes. I would go back to see his show again!

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Betty R

Springfield, Missouri

"Excellent, fast-moving entertainment"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I had always heard that Shoji Tabuchi was the "don't miss" show in Branson. After our recent visit I affirm this opinion. Shoji's talented daughter and a small cast of other quality performers presented an action-packed show with a variety of songs catering to almost every taste. The performances are high energy and move rapidly. Shoji alternates his appearances with other cast members, demonstrating his versatility on the violin (and at times the fiddle music category). Other members frequently bring out a new jacket for him to don as he switches musical styles. Selections spanned various decades of the 20th century, with the appropriate costumes and dances. The small band proved adept at adapting to each style. After the intermission, the attention focused on drums Shoji imported from his native Japan, where he developed an interest in country music as a young man. The giant drum in the center was indeed impressive. The closing songs included the religious and patriotic material which seems obligatory in a Branson performance. The theater itself was pleasant, and the tales of the extraordinary bathrooms are true. Make sure to visit them, even if you don't feel the necessity. I was afraid my husband might linger by the pool table in the men's room, but he didn't keep me waiting long. Altogether, an enjoyable evening and one we would recommend.

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Dennis H


"What a great vacation show. Entertainment at its best."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2015 NEW

We Love this show! It is wonderful! I will be back for the Christmas Show. The show has a variety of music, it will entertain the young and old. We are never disappointed and have such a great time. Shoji can play anything. Christina has become a great performer and we loved getting to see her baby girl.

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SusieR2S1

Branson, Missouri

"A Branson Tradition "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2015 NEW

Shoji's show is a Must See Branson Tradition. Although I felt it catered to the older crowd, I truly enjoyed myself. I would definitely go again.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Shoji Tabuchi Show

How long is the Shoji Tabuchi Show?
The show is approximately 2 hours long.

Do Dorothy and/or Christina perform in the show with Shoji Tabuchi every night?
No, they do not. They perform on randomly selected dates and that information is not released to the public.

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