Shoji Tabuchi Show

Shoji Tabuchi Show

A Branson Family Tradition for Over 30 Years!

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“Branson’s #1 Star”
CBS This Morning

There’s a reason that when people think of Branson, they think of The Shoji Tabuchi ShowFrom Osaka to Nashville to Branson, Shoji Tabuchi’s inspirational story is the stuff dreams are made of! 

Acclaimed as one of the greatest entertainers in the world, Shoji Tabuchi is Branson’s must have ticket! With all the glamour of Hollywood, the spectacle of Las Vegas, the production of Broadway, and the family fun of Branson, by reputationThe Shoji Tabuchi Show is Branson’s best show. The Tabuchi Family has dedicated over 30 years to excellence in family entertainment! 

As the show’s creator and Executive Producer, Shoji Tabuchi’s multi-talented wife, Dorothy Tabuchi, surprises audiences with electrifying production numbers year after year. Shoji Tabuchi is also joined by his breathtaking daughter, Christina Lingo-Tabuchi, already a veteran showstopper – and now co-Producer of the show! 

Shoji, Dorothy, and Christina – three magical names in Branson, together for the show no Branson visitor can miss, The Shoji Tabuchi Show!

THE SHOJI TABUCHI FAMILY CHRISTMAS SHOW

Experience Christmas with The Shoji Tabuchi Family like never before! The holiday season come to life in this breathtaking Christmas celebration. Featuring holiday favorites old and new, in ways you have never heard them before! Create a Christmas memory with your family that you will cherish for years to come.

Some Things You Just Never Forget

Hours

Monday
9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday
9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday
9:00Am - 6:00PM
Thursday
9:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday
9:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday
9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sunday
“Branson’s #1 Star”CBS This Morning THE SHOJI TABUCHI SHOW When it comes to popular Branson entertainment, the name says it all … Shoji Tabuchi – The “King of Branson”, world-renowned entertainer, fiddle player, and violinist! Shoji Tabuchi, his beautiful wife Dorothy Tabuchi, and breathtaking daughter Christina Lingo-Tabuchi, present an extraordinary family, variety show. This family that plays, sings, and dances encompasses all the wholesome values of truly great entertainment, yet the show rivals the pure excitement of Las Vegas or Broadway. “Word-of-Mouth Creates an Idol, The audience gasp quotient is high, as in fan loyalty.” The Wall Street Journal WIDE-VARIETY OF ENTERTAINMENT The Shoji Tabuchi Show takes you on a magical journey filled with pure imagination, as well as exceptional music, brilliant production numbers, spectacular dancing, and outstanding vocals-with wonderful surprises around every corner! It showcases an array of music, including; country, bluegrass, big band, 50s and 60s, Cajun, favorites from Broadway and Hollywood, pop, jazz, swing, classical, gospel, patriotic, and music from today’s top charts! By reputation, The Shoji Tabuchi Show is Branson’s best show. The Tabuchi Family has dedicated over 30 years to excellence in family entertainment! “… polished, thoroughly professional staging."The New York Times GLOBAL RECOGNITIONS Shoji Tabuchi’s many television appearances include 60 Minutes, To Tell the Truth, CBS This Morning, Regis and Kathie Lee, PBS’s Whad’ ya Know? with Michael Feldman, as well as The Statler Brothers Show, Nashville Now, The Ralph Emery Show, and Ray Steven’s CabaRay, just to name a few. He has been recognized in U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, Southern Living, and numerous other national publications.  Shoji Tabuchi has had the distinct privilege to play for former President George H. W. Bush, as well as the honor of playing for former President George W. Bush and former Japanese Prime Minister, Junichiro Koizumi, during a very special White House state dinner. AWARDS Tabuchi was nominated two years in a row for “Instrumentalist of The Year” for TNN/ Music City News Country Awards. This nomination is most significant because fans participate in the voting and it placed him among many nationally known artists and all-time country greats. He was also named “Instrumentalist of The Year” four years in a row and “Entertainer of The Year” by the Ozark Music Awards. He was honored in 2006 as the recipient of the prestigious Missourian Award from the Missouri House and Governor for his contributions to Missouri tourism and his generous philanthropy throughout the state. In 2017, Shoji was presented a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by Branson’s Terry Awards. Shoji has also received awards from the Daughters of The American Revolution and the “Foreign Ministers Award” from the Japanese government. In addition, he is a proud honorary board member of The Suzuki Association of The Americas. THE STORY: The American Dream Shoji Tabuchi’s inspirational story is truly the “stuff” dreams are made of. A Native of Osaka, Japan, Shoji Tabuchi has been acclaimed as one of the greatest entertainers in the world. He began his musical career on the violin at the age of seven through the Suzuki Method, now a universally accepted practice of teaching children music by ear starting at a very early age. The students listen to recorded music then try to recreate the sound they have just heard on their instruments. With time, Tabuchi began to appreciate his accomplishments and worked toward improving his talent. It was a time of classical study that would soon ignite the flame that would light his future.  “Curiosity” is the word Tabuchi uses most when describing his introduction to American country music. Tabuchi attended St. Andrew’s University, a private school in Osaka, and earned a degree in economics. While there, he and his friends formed a bluegrass band, The Bluegrass Ramblers, and won two national collegiate band titles. He and a few friends decided to attend a local concert headlined by the legendary Roy Acuff and the Smoky Mountain Boys. The high point of the evening, for Shoji, was the late, great Howdy Forrester’s signature rendition of “Listen to the Mockingbird.” The lilting, bird-like quality of this one song was to have a lasting and profound effect on the young Tabuchi; changing the focus of his life. Shoji talked to Acuff following the concert and expressed his enthusiasm. “If you ever come to the United States, look me up” Acuff said. With these words of encouragement, Tabuchi decided to come to the United States and pursue his dream of playing American country music. Coming to San Francisco, with $500 in his pocket, Shoji took any job he could find, from polishing cars to waiting tables in restaurants, to support himself. Surprisingly, his greatest problem was not the language - but rather trying to convince club owners that he was indeed a country fiddler. Soon, he joined forces with a Japanese friend, also trying to make it in America, to form a band they dubbed the “Osaka Okies.” After working many club dates up and down the west coast, Tabuchi felt it was time to move on. He next journeyed to the Midwest, where a stop in Kansas City landed him is first full-time job, playing at the famous Starlite Club. Then fate stepped into Tabuchi’s life once again. After being in the U.S. for only three years, he once again met up with Roy Acuff. At Mr. Acuff’s invitation, Shoji Tabuchi found himself appearing at the Ryman Auditorium at the Grand Ole Opry where he performed for two nights in a row to standing ovations.  Ultimately, Shoji Tabuchi played the Grand Ole Opry an impressive 27 times. Shoji next took to the road as a featured performer with David Houston of the hit song “Almost Persuaded” fame. In short order, his name and virtuoso talent were spread throughout the world, bringing him standing ovations wherever he played. From the United States to Belgium, Canada, England, Holland, and Scotland, his touring days saw him performing with the likes of Barbara Mandrell, Conway Twitty, Dolly Parton, George Jones, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Mel Tillis, Tammy Wynette, and many other stars of the country music world. “… may be unequaled anywhere for showmanship …” U.S. News and World Report It was during his touring years that he journeyed through a small town in the Ozarks called Branson. He fell in love with its idyllic setting, its charm, and most importantly it’s people. The rest, as they say, is history. In a few short years Shoji Tabuchi went from being a starring headliner on the Branson scene, to building his own 2,000 seat, state-of-the-art theatre - selling out multiple times daily for decades. Shoji Tabuchi’s warmth and humor touch his fans in a very special and personal way, his wife Dorothy’s impeccable eye for detail, imagination and creativity, along with his daughter Christina’s ability to give 110% from her entrance to her final bow, brings thousands to experience The Shoji Tabuchi Show year after year.  Shoji, Dorothy, and Christina – three magical names in Branson, together create Branson’s first family of electrifying entertainment!