Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama

Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama

5 out of 5 based on 5 ratings
5 reviews
5586 W. Hwy 76, Branson, MO 65616 (Show map)
Shepherd of the Hills Amphitheatre
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About the Show

An outdoor drama and LIVE production that is unrivaled, the Shepherd of the Hills is brought to life in the heart of the Ozark Mountains!


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Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama

An outdoor drama and LIVE production that is unrivaled, the Shepherd of the Hills is brought to life in the heart of the Ozark Mountains!

The Ozarks’ Famous Story Brought to Life!

Recreating the famous 1907 novel by beloved author Harold Bell Wright – the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor play brings the drama, heartache, love, and inspiring story to life each night with a cast of more than three dozen performers.

A Story of Drama, Love, & Inspiration

Based in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, Harold Bell Wright’s timeless novel shares a story (now more than a hundred years old) that involves the people of the Ozarks and is set against the famous mountains and forests of the area.

The story shares heartache, love, betrayal, justice, and inspiration – in a story that would become one of the most popularly and wide-read books of its kind.

With several movies (including the most famous of which starred legendary actor John Wayne), and multiple recreations of the story – the show in Branson, Missouri brings one of the most amazing stories of our time to new generations of audiences each year.

An Outdoor Drama of Unmatched Production!

Since 1960, the show has been performing for audiences in Branson, Missouri – in the hills where Harold Bell Wright actually wrote the novel more than a century ago.

A cast of dozens of performers brings to life the characters as more than 40 actors and performers take the stage, live animals take part in the show (including sheep, horses, and more), an original 1908 DeWitt car, and a real-life burning cabin!

Audiences are seated in a comfortable outdoor amphitheater that allows for a one-of-a-kind show-going experience unmatched by any other production in the country!

More than 50+ Years of Performances!

Millions of people from around the world have had the chance to experience this once-in-a-lifetime production! Running continuously for more than half a century, it shares the lives, trials, and tribulations of the Ozarks’ and its rich cultural history.

Watch as the captivating story unfolds in front of you as you witness history once again in the making, with one of the most intriguing tales of our time recreated LIVE in the hills of the Ozarks each night!

LIVE on Stage in the Heart of the Ozark Mountains!

A family-fun (and friendly) show that helped build Branson, MO into the tourist mecca it is today – the Shepherd of the Hills is one show you won’t want to miss on your next visit to the area!

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Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama

5 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

An outdoor drama and LIVE production that is unrivaled, the Shepherd of the Hills is brought to life in the heart of the Ozark Mountains!

5 reviews for Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama

  1. 5 out of 5


    Love the play each time, the kids were just starry-eyed the whole time, especially when they could get up and dance. The following Friday we took the tower tour and were lucky to have a man named Thomas give us a private tour. The man was simply great, kids soaked everything in and the way he taught and showed them the cabin, pictures, the table where the book was written… well that man was the best part of the show/tour. I know he plays Olie in the show and the banjo and was graet as well, maybe that’s why he’s there 27 years.

    My hat goes off to all of you, but Thomas I think the things he showed them and took the time will be a long time memory, great job Thomas.

  2. 5 out of 5


    I saw this show with our older children 20 years ago. We thought it was closed and when we discovered it open, we had to revisit with our younger children. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed it again. I really believe it was better than before. Thanks to all of the actors and actresses for their hard work. Please don’t let it go away. We have grandchildren that will need to see it in the next few years.

  3. 5 out of 5


    My family and I had checked into seeing this show several years ago (as we had always heard it’s a staple of Branson), but unfortunately didn’t get the opportunity to see it, as a VERY low budget family at the time, the ticket prices were a bit high for us. Leaving with our heads hung low, we all have wanted to see it ever since.

    Last year when they announced the show was to be no more, we were all very upset, but none as much as I was. We always wanted to see it. Dynamics in our family have changed some and when we heard the show was opening back up, we got so excited.

    On a very quick, unplanned 24 hr trip into the hills, we took the Homestead Tour, and not only had a GREAT tour guide (Jacob), but we just enjoyed the entire experience as a whole. Coming home we planned to go back in a month. Needless to say, none of us had read the book until then. I read the book 3 times in one month and just couldn’t wait to see the play. We went to the show 9-26-14 and it was EVERYTHING we could have asked for.

    Between the hospitality of all involved (it felt like going to see family), the talented actors, great seating… it was all wonderful. I only would have liked to see our tour guide (Jacob) in the play more this time, but o well, maybe next time!!!

    I would recommend this show HIGHLY to anyone, for any amount of money.

  4. 5 out of 5


    Excellent show. Very exciting.

  5. 5 out of 5


    We’ve seen the show a dozen times over the years and it’s still just as good, if not better than it has ever been.

    The kids love the outdoor theatre and huge production, you can tell they put a lot of effort into making sure everyone enjoys the show.

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1 year 1 month ago

Would children ages 6 and 7 enjoy this play?

1 year 1 month ago

Hi Suzanne,

Children would love it! It’s outdoor, LIVE animals, exciting drama, it’s great for nearly every age! 🙂

Alma chappell
11 months 20 days ago

Do you have scooters or do you have to walk very far

11 months 19 days ago

Hi Alma,

There are not scooters available, however, it is handicap accessible. 🙂

8 months 18 days ago

Thinking of attending a show in October. How do you deal with weather issues if the play is outdoors.

8 months 17 days ago

Hi Carol,

In the event of inclement weather and the show is cancelled, we can reschedule you to another date or provide you with a full refund. 🙂


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