Branson family show on stageTabuchi event is Sunday at Wagner Noël

It’s a show that draws thousands each year in Branson, Mo., for a little bit of every kind of music from country to classical.
The Shoji Tabuchi tour is scheduled at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. The Tabuchi website,, details that Tabuchi is Branson’s No. 1 entertainer and has been named entertainer of the year for four years.
Branson, which is known for entertainment, is the home of Tabuchi, his wife Dorothy and daughter Christina. The family plays, sings and dances for what they call great family entertainment.
Their repertoire includes everything from country to classic and the dancers are Dorothy Tabuchi’s domain. They dance with twirling cowboy ropes to lively polkas to dancing the Sugar Plum Fairy on toe during Christmas performances.
The company’s extraordinary vocalists exemplify that joy with lovely ballads, songs of the 50’s and 60’s, gospel, all to the toe-tapping delight of the audience.
The Branson show has been well reviewed for a number of years with Inside Edition saying: “Branson’s No. 1 attraction. Packin’ ‘em in and drivin’ ‘em wild.” Also, the Branson Daily News reviewed the show: “another big wow for the Shoji Tabuchi Show. This is a fantastic show.”
Many have called the show in reviews more of a Broadway type show than a country show. He’s performed in Branson for more than three decades. Born in Japan, he trained on violin and eventually came to the United States where he began performing at the Grand Ole Opry. He later toured with various country singers until meeting his wife and then starting his Branson performances.
He later built his own Branson, which was damaged by fire in 2017 but reopened in 2018.