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“Dated but good”

Shoji Tabuchi Theater
Ranked #47 of 155 Concerts & Shows in Branson
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Shoji Tabuchi Show Just what is the Shoji Tabuchi Show that everyone loving American music is raving about? At its’ heart is Branson USA’s first family of extraordinary musical entertainment…Shoji acclaimed as one of the greatest entertainers in the world, electrifying production numbers created by his beautiful wife Dorothy, both show producer and director, and daughter Christina, a veteran show-stopper, are dedicated to excellence in family entertainment. …polished, thoroughly professional staging. – The New York Times …The audience gasp quotient is high, as is fan loyalty – The Wall Street Journal When in Branson, The Shoji Tabuchi Show is the Show to see!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed November 17, 2013

We attended a morning Christmas show, our first for this performer. The theater was about two thirds full, and the "kids" in the audience were about 60. Shoji and family put on a very entertaining show for two full hours. He is a talented violinist, with a great range of styles. If you are expecting a Broadway, or Las Vegas quality show, you shouldn't be in Branson. We found Shoji to be warm and personable, and the show helped us get in the Christmas spirit!

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

We have seen the Shoji Christmas show about 6 times in years past, and they were spectacular to say the least. This year, with Christina apparently in charge of the production, was a complete flop. In years past the set was magnificent, and everything seemed to flow so well. He said he will be on the road next month, after a 23 year absence. The theatre was only about 1/3 full the night we went. The men's bathroom has had nothing done to it for 25 years. The Gold plated faucets and fixtures are completely gone, and everything that was gold is now brass. The outside of the building has not been painted since it was built. Very disappointing compared to previous years.

2  Thank Dennis C
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Shoji is very talented but out of 4 shows that we attended his show came in 4th by all of us. The show was highly recommended. However, we couldn't figure that out. Maybe time has taken its' toll. Of course the best thing about this experience was the restrooms in the theatre. Truly beautiful.

Thank Bloom77373
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

The opening of the Christmas show should be at the end. It was a great opening, but not a real great after that. More Shoji and less Christina would be nice.

Thank d e
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

I knew Shoji was a long-time Branson attraction, and wrongly assumed since he'd been around so long, there was good reason he was still there and one of the highest-priced shows. Wrong! We should have known by the "pre-show" what was in store. 20 minutes before show time, six performers dressed up in "mascot" type costumes danced to a prerecorded song. At the end of the song, confetti and balloons fell from the ceiling. That was the preshow. Really. For the next 15 minutes the elderly audience hit the balloons back-and-forth. Then the show...Shoji's violin playing was nothing special, his singing was atrocious, transitions rocky, and the order made no sense. There is a reason it was a first time coming to this attraction for the majority of the audience, and the room was only half full on the busiest weekend of the year (Veteran's Day)! And not a single patriotic song when that's what your audience consists of this weekend?! It's a good thing they have the famous fancy bathrooms. If it's worth $50+ to use their facilities, then go for it. (Pun intended) Otherwise, pass.

Thank godgal
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