Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama Tickets in Branson, MO

Thurman Old Mill Theatre5586 W. Hwy 76Branson, MO 65616
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Overview

Since 1959, this incredible outdoor live-action show at The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Theatre has been a family favorite to millions of visitors. Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama is an extraordinary tale by Harold Bell Wright that offers themes of love, power, hardship, and life’s true meaning, featuring more than 90 actors, horses, sheep, and donkeys performing on a stage the size of a football field. Buck's BBQ & Bluegrass Bash is the pre-dinner show for the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama. Enjoy a delicious BBQ meal while the well-known Gold Wing Express plays. The BBQ bash is located in the Playhouse Dinner Theatre and will be approx. 45-minute show.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • This is outside, so dress accordingly.
  • Souvenir pictures are taken before the show.
  • Concessions are available.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the homestead.
  • Features more than 90 actors, horses, sheep, mules, and donkeys.
  • Enjoy dinner 1 hour before the show in Shepherd's Mill Restaurant.
  • Add the BBQ Bash + preshow option before seeing the Outdoor Drama.

Description

from Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama
At The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Theatre, Harold Bell Wright's epic story of love, loss, power, hardship, and the true meaning of life is immortalized. It takes over 80 actors and actresses, 40 horses, a flock of sheep, several guns and rifles, an actual burning log cabin, and a vintage 1908 DeWitt automobile to make the live-action performance the legend that it is today.

Since the first season in 1959-60, the outdoor drama has entertained millions of Branson visitors. People who came to see the show as children come back to bring their own families. The cast members exhibit the loyalty and affection they have for the story itself. Several of them have been in the drama since its inception. The Shepherd of the Hills is not just another Ozarks show - it is the story of the Ozarks.

Join in on the full experience with a pre-show and dinner upgrade. Buck’s BBQ & Bluegrass Bash is the pre-dinner show for the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama. Enjoy a delicious BBQ meal while the Foggy Minded Fountain Boys play. The BBQ bash is located in the Playhouse Dinner Theatre and the pre-show lasts approximately 45 minutes. The pre-dinner show starts 2 hours before the Outdoor Drama.



Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama Reviews

20 Reviews
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Chad Nehring
Center, TX
3 Reviews
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"Great show"
October 2019
Excellent show and great cast. First time to see and wife, 11 year old and I all three loved it. Outdoor theater was incredible and staff was friendly and helpful too
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Tip: Watch weather as we had tickets for show that got cancelled but they replaced our tickets for the next available show.

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Dan Hoffman
Morenci, MI
1 Review
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"Great Story"
September 2018
The play really enhances the Ozark experience.
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Janie Starkey
Dumas, TX
7 Reviews
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"Such a wonderful story"
August 2018
This is a true story set in the hills of Missouri. Beautifully told and great entertainment.
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Tip: Dress very casually since it is outdoors. Prepare for the weather.

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Janie Starkey
Dumas, TX
7 Reviews
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"Wonderful play"
August 2018
Excellent portrayal of a true story, set in the beautiful outdoors.
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Tip: Take a jacket, just in case.

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Flora Ruth Cornish
Pocahontas, AR
5 Reviews
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"Shepherd of the Hills Drama"
August 2018
Staff was friendly and helpful. They upgraded our seats since it wasn’t a packed house which was nice. We visited on a pleasant evening so we enjoyed the show very much.
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Tip: It’s lots of steps to climb for the bathroom or refreshments. Sitting is pretty tight so if warm weather wear very cool clothes.

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Diane Van Laar
Decatur, IA
3 Reviews
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"Great!"
August 2018
Always a great time! Really enjoyed the show
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Sue Bocock
mount vernon, IL
1 Review
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"Awesome"
July 2018
Showboat belle
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Tip: Its wonderful and awesome

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John Burke
Grandview , MO
3 Reviews
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"Amazing experience"
June 2018
Amazing Experience say experience not show because it was an experience educational entertaining and Interactive I would highly recommend it to anyone in the Bransin
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Tip: It is outdoors and the steps are steep but well worth it

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Frequently Asked Questions about Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama

How long is the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama production?

The show is two hours.

Will the show be called off if it rains?

The Director of our show makes the determination when inclement weather threatens the performance. If it becomes necessary to cancel the performance, the decision will likely be made one hour before show time. Guests with tickets can exchange those tickets for another performance or receive a full refund.

Is the drama appropriate for young children?

Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama is popular with families because of the action and live animals.

Are we required to walk from our car to the outdoor theater?

Shepherd of the Hills has jeep-drawn trams that pick visitors up in the parking lots and run directly to the theatre, so minimal walking is involved.

Is there wheelchair access at the theater?

The Outdoor Drama has wheelchair seating. The jeep-drawn trams are equipped with ramps, and our drivers are trained to assist with loading and unloading wheelchairs.

How is the amplification in the theater? Will I be able to hear the actors?

Each of the actors wears a tiny wireless microphone, and the theater has a state-of-the-art sound system so you should be able to clearly hear even the smallest whisper.

Is there a pre-show dinner option?

Buck’s BBQ & Bluegrass Bash is the pre-dinner show for the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama. Enjoy a delicious BBQ meal while the Foggy Minded Fountain Boys play. The pre-show is approximately 45 minutes.