The Toby Show in Branson, MO

The Playhouse Theatre at the Shepherd of the Hills 5586 W. Hwy 76Branson, MO 65616
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An Ozarks classic with an expansive history, The Toby Show at Shepherd of the Hills was originally performed back in the 1960s. Today, the show features the same charm, story, and wit, with a modern twist. Come hungry as the show’s dinner menu features delicious items such as Smoked Turkey Breast, BBQ Peppered Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Originally performed at Shepherd of the Hills in the 1960s.
  • Bring an appetite for the delicious dinner before the show.
  • Appropriate for all ages.
  • Show duration: approximately 90 minutes long.
  • Photography and videography are strictly prohibited.


from The Toby Show with Dinner
The Toby Show was originally performed in Branson in the late 1960s and will return this season as a dinner show offering light-hearted comedy for the whole family.

Beginning as a traveling, vaudeville-style show, The Toby Show is a story of good versus evil, with the main character representing a cowboy, lumberjack, or farmer – depending on the region.

Loyd “Shad” Heller was the original shepherd and co-writer of the Outdoor Drama at Shepherd of the Hills and played an instrumental part in bringing the play to life in its earliest days. In the ’60s, Shad Heller, and his wife Mollie, were inspired by Irene Ryan from the Beverly Hillbillies to put together their own Toby Show for the community of Branson. In 1969, the Wilderness Settlement on the West 76 Country Boulevard became home to the Toby Show in Branson, along with a taffy shop, Corn Crib Theater, and a blacksmith.

Today, Shepherd of the Hills is excited to celebrate the deep roots of The Toby Show in Branson.

Toby Show Dinner Menu
• Maple Glazed Smoked Turkey Breast
• BBQ Peppered Pulled Pork
• Baked Beans
• Fire Roasted Ear of Corn
• Dinner Roll with Butter
• Dutch Oven Crumb Top Cobbler
• Choice of Beverage

Tripster Customer Reviews

Megan A.
20 Reviews
"Funny Comedy and Yummy Food"
June 2019
Arrive early, the delicious dinner is served before the show starts. The show was very funny and had us laughing through the entire performance. I really enjoyed the enthusiastic characters and band that played during the show.
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Tip: Arrive early to eat the meal prior to the show time. There is free parking.

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Toby Show with Dinner

Is the show appropriate for children? 
Yes, the show is appropriate for all ages.

How long is the show? 
90 minutes.

Does the venue serve food/drinks/concessions? 
A full dinner is served.

When should audiences arrive for the show? 
Please arrive 30 minutes prior.

What does the dinner menu include?

  • Smoked Turkey Breast 
  • BBQ Peppered Pulled Pork
  • Baked Beans
  • Fire Roasted Ear of Corn
  • Corn Muffin
  • Dessert
  • Tea or Lemonade

Is there a pre-show audience should be aware of? 
Yes, during the meal an instrumental pre-show is performed.

Is there an intermission? 

What days does the show perform? 
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.