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Shoji Tabuchi Show in Branson, MO

Shoji Tabuchi Theatre3260 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.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • There is a short, interactive pre-show.
  • Christina, Shoji's daughter, makes guest appearances.
  • Incredibly ornate bathrooms.
  • Show duration approx. 2 hrs.
  • No flash photography.
  • World-class choreography.
  • Full live band including a horn section.
  • Shoji Tabuchi is a world class fiddle player.
  • New songs include "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars.

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!

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

21 Reviews sorted by:
Virginia Hughes
Poteau, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing entertainment in Branson"
July, 2016
We've seen many shows in Branson. Shoji's one of the best. It's amazing -the show's presentation of basically only 4 entertainers and a band. You'll enjoy it.
Tip: Be ready to relax. This is what we all want when we vacation. If you follow the colored routes -it's also super easy to get around in this vacation destination.

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Aleksander Kheyfets
St. Louis, MO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Alex"
June, 2016
Saw him 20 yes ago, it was a full house, this time the theater was 30% filled, but the show is very good.

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Charles Tanner
Knoxville, IL
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Mr. Fiddle"
June, 2016
Went to his show about a month ago and it was excellent. Haven't saw him in three or four years he just gets better every time we see him. His prices are cheaper than they used to be also.

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Pamela Baggett
Sheridan, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"One of the most enjoyable shows we have seen!"
January, 2016
We enjoyed this show very much and did not want it to end. Mr. Tabuchi is so talented and funny, we enjoyed all of his music and comedy, in addition to his daughter and the many other singers/dancers included in the show.
Tip: Just get set to have a great time!

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Martin Vasko
Mentor, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Shoji Tabuchi show review and visit to Branson."
November, 2015
We truly enjoyed the Shoji Tabuci show. There was a great variety of entertainers, music and instruments played. We highly recommend it and now understand why it is currently called the BEST show in Branson.
Tip: Plan ahead to make sure you get the shows you want. Plenty of good resturants and places to stay.

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Patricia Derbonne
Deville, LA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great Show"
November, 2015
This show is well worth seeing and is entertaining for all ages. We had a five year old with us and he really really enjoyed the show. We had not seen the show for about 15 years and I was thinking there is no way it is still as good, but it certainly was.
Tip: Go to be entertained.

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Linda Raulston
Conway, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"The Best Show In Branson!"
October, 2015
Awesome show! I didn't think that I would like it but it ended up being one of the best shows that I have seen in Branson! So glad that I finally went to see him!
Tip: Check out the bathrooms and just sit back and enjoy the show!

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Mary Wood
Havana, FL
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Go Go Go"
October, 2015
OMG - very good show and, of course, see the ladies restroom. Third time going - would love to see it again and again.
Tip: (1) Contact Reserve Branson before going (2) Pace your time.

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Marsha Goforth
Burleson , TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Shoji and the Zebra Strings"
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"
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!"
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"
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
Verified Traveler
"A little bit of everything!"
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!!"
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!"
January, 2015
We had very good seats for our group! Thanks!

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JOHN VANDUYN
BRYAN, TX
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Amazing Personal Story"
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."
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!"
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!!"
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"
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"
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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Marianela L
The Woodlands, Texas
"Nice show"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2016 NEW
Mr. Tabuchi's show has been in Branson for several decades and it is a nice show to see with the family. Mr. Tabuchi's talent is remarkable, he can play the fiddle in a wonderful way and the repertoire is a broad one -old and new melodies- which makes it appealing to different generations. His daughter Christina, also very talented, dances, sings and plays instruments during the show. Both of them allow the audience to take pictures with them and also sign autographs. Now, I usually don't talk about a facility restroom, but this theater's restrooms are a MUST SEE (of course, you can only visit the one for your gender ;) ). I would recommend this show even to persons who do not speak or understand English because music is a universal language.
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Lisa M
"We saw the show at the Effingham, Il. Performance Center"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2016 NEW
The show was excellent. Now we want to go to see them again----in Branson, Mo. They also signed autographs and let people take photos with them after the show. The music, dancing, jokes, etc... were all excellent.
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Kathryn G
Dillsboro, Indiana
"The Fiddler " Shoji ""
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 06, 2016 NEW
A wonderful evening show. Seats a bit well used. As for Shoji and daughter, it was a very good show. Singing and laughing the whole way through. I would see this again. They didn't give enough time to view pictures taken before the show.. Came out of bathroom after show and all was put away and Shoji and daughter were gone. :-( . And yes.. as someone earlier stated.. THE BATHROOM IS GORGEOUS.
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Dale N
"Vacation"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 05, 2016 NEW
One of the best Shows in Branson, I've seen his show at least 6 times and always a great show. He is very Proud to be an American.
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Lecarlile
"Wonderful violinist"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 05, 2016 NEW
This was an ok show. Really enjoyed Shoji's music but the rest was just kinda of blah. The bathroom though were really something to look at.

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.