Shoji Tabuchi

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5 Stars
Based on 6 reviews

Shoji Tabuchi is true Branson royalty!  Holding court in a palace-like theater of rich purple and gold, this surprisingly humble, down-to-earth artist delivers a high caliber show unlike any other.  His exceptional skill on the violin, coupled with a keen sense of humor and a dazzling sense of style, has kept Shoji on top for many years.  Aided by wife Dorothy’s gorgeous productions and daughter Christina’s natural born talent for entertaining, Shoji has given Branson one of its best shows for more than 20 years.   He’s backed by an incredible orchestra and stunning singers and dancers, all complemented by fantastic sets and props, as well as elaborate and beautiful costumes.  The visual effect of everything you’ll see on stage is nothing short of mind-blowing - you might just forget that it’s really a music show!  

Many things in the Shoji Tabuchi show remain constant - you’ll always enjoy a wide variety of music styles that include everything from country to classical.  His mastery of gorgeous classical pieces will have you falling in love with the violin, that same instrument that moments before was delivering a foot stomping fiddle tune!  And Christina’s lovely voice is its own special treat; she’s grown up with the show and becomes more integral to the overall production with each passing year.  And from time to time, Shoji introduces an element to the show to keep it fresh and fun.  One addition in recent years was the Taiko drums.  These symbols of his native country of Japan bring a strong sense of this beautiful and ancient land straight to the Branson stage.  In Japan, this drum recreates the origin of the spirit of the Japanese people, and the show features 25 drums of three different styles and sizes.  It’s truly a mesmerizing experience, both hearing and seeing these precious symbols of the Japanese people.  

Dance is another key element of every performance of the Shoji Tabuchi show.  Dorothy’s passion for dance united her with a renowned choreographer to create the dance sequences, and to train the wonderfully skilled dancers you’ll see in the show.  And then there’s the venue itself...this is not simply a theater in the traditional sense, it’s reminiscent of the grand theaters of the 1930’s, the type of performance venues where audiences enjoyed everything from opera to vaudeville, and from live theater to moving pictures.  Resplendent in rich shades of purple and shimmering golds, you half expect to find a throne complete with a crowned king right there in the lobby!  And the restrooms attract visitors all on their own.  The ladies room features fresh flowers, elaborate seating, marble and crystal accents, and other glamorous pieces of decor - it’s simply stunning.  The men’s room features a full-size billiards table with viewing gallery, a fireplace, and other luxurious touches.  These bathrooms are so popular, you’ll even find them pictured on postcards in the gift shop!

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  • Shoji performs at the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre.
  • The theater is located at 3260 Shepeherd of the Hills Expressway.
  • Shoji Tabuchi performs from April through October.
  • The theater is accessible to the disabled.
  • Cameras are permitted during the show.
  • There is a gift shop and concessions in the lobby area.

Incredible music, beautiful dance, stunning decor, and everything dazzling to the eyes at every turn, it’s nearly impossible to adequately describe the experience that is the Shoji Tabuchi show - it’s truly beyond compare!  Discover the magic of Shoji Tabuchi for yourself...don’t worry, you won’t need royal connections or wait to receive an engraved invitation...Shoji is thrilled to save a seat for young and old, casual or formal, blue collar or white. Everyone is invited to this fabulous palace for the experience of a lifetime!  It’s only in Branson, and only at the Shoji Tabuchi show!

Christmas Show

For the Christmas season, Branson’s Shoji Tabuchi Show becomes a winter wonderland of dazzling lights, fabulous costumes, beautiful decor and sets, and holiday music, all gift-wrapped and waiting for you in Shoji’s palace-like theater!  Every fan of Branson knows that Shoji delivers an unmatched show throughout the regular season, but the holidays bring out the “better,” even from the very best!  When it’s time to amp up the glitz, the glamour, and the inspiration, it's time to amp up the complete holiday package and experience a Shoji Tabuchi Christmas!

Adult (18): $37.00
Teen (12-18): $20.00
Child (11 & Under): $10.00

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6 reviews

"Best show to see"

Rating of 5 stars  Reviewed August 8, 2017
I have seen Shoji 4 times in Branson and 1 time in Greenville, TX just last weekend. I am so impressed that our local venue had such a great performer. Kudoos to Kevin Banks who now manages our GMA. Yes, I will see him again when I return to Branson (probably in November). I stop by his theater just to see what he has done differently every time I go through Branson. He puts on a great family show and I love how he explains the songs, tells of his life, and has his family in his shows. Great man, great band, awesome show. Don't miss it.
Last visited in November 2016

"Shoji Tabuchi"

Rating of 5 stars  Reviewed May 2, 2017
This show was great! Well worth the money spent! Such a great variety of music & kept our interest during the whole show! He is should a great violinist! You could tell all the people in the show really enjoyed their job, they were smiling all the time. I would definitely recommend this show to everyone.
Last visited in April 2017

"Great Show"

Rating of 5 stars  Reviewed October 7, 2016
The Shoji show was fantastic. I enjoyed it the first time I saw it over 20 years ago and again this time with my girlfriend. She even got her picture taken with Mr. Tabuchi. Great show, am planning to see him when he comes to Florida where we live.
Last visited in September 2016

"Worth the rode trip from Cali"

Rating of 5 stars  Reviewed August 1, 2016
Sadly Papa Tony passed away last year, so "WE" drove Grandma to Branson this year. She wanted to see Soji one more time. This was my first time to Branson and the trip was worth it. I enjoyed the show so much. I can not imagine where Christina gets the energy to do the job she does, but FANTASTIC! The other performers were wonderful (splish-Splash was my fav, the drum was amazing and I think I have a crush on Mr.Trombone player) Great Job all. We loved it.. and.OMG the bathroom!!!!!
Last visited in July 2016

"A great show in Branson"

Rating of 5 stars  Reviewed June 22, 2015
Went with family and we all enjoyed the show very much. Would recomend this show to anyone. Will go back and see it again. Also, they did a preview of their Christmas show and it will be the best Christmas show in Branson
Rating of 5 stars  Reviewed May 2, 2015

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  Located at 3260 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway in Branson, MO 65616

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All I can say is "Wow!" You guys delivered as promised! Jonah amazed me. The Haygoods were certainly full of energy and so humble and talented. Those two were my favorites, but everything was really good. Shoji did have some nice bathrooms. Thanks for the tip!
Diane C.
Memphis, Tennessee