Shepherd of the Hills
See Harold Bell Wright's rendition of the world-famous 'Shepherd of the Hills' tale adapted for stage and brought to life under the stars in Branson's premiere outdoor amphitheater. It's not just a show; it's an experience. Right before your very eyes you will see acted out the story that made the Ozark area famous. With over 90 cast members joining in, this sell-out show brings audiences to their feet. Over 20 animals, including horses, donkeys, mules, and sheep add to the story line, along with a real-life burning log cabin, guns, and an authentic 1908 DeWitt auto.
The show centers around a love story between a young man and woman, but in its complexity, the play also delves into the mysterious shepherd who wanders the hills, into his tragic past and into the past of the neighboring hill people. In its entirety, the drama is about redemption, forgiveness, and love. 'The story of the Ozarks' has insights for every visitor to this gorgeous outdoor stage in Branson.
The drama's first season began in 1959 and has since brought millions of Branson visitors to the outdoor stage. Considered to be the 'story of the Ozarks', in both a spiritual and materialistic sense, this show captures the spirit of the past Ozark ancestors' spirit in this beautiful outdoor production. During the play's intermission, the audience is invited to join the cast in a square dance hoedown, and the entire production leaves audiences talking about the show for years to come.
Shepherd of the Hills has been the fourth most widely read book in publishing history. The book has sold millions of copies and gave birth to the tourism attraction of the Ozark area.
- Approximately how long is the show?
The play is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.
- In what theater is the show held?
Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead, 5586 W. Hwy 76 Branson, MO. It is an outdoor theater!
- Is there a pre-show before the main show?
Yes, there is a pre-show 45 minutes before showtime. Children are welcome to pet the animals and you can meet with the cast!
- Do the performers of the show sign autographs and meet the audience?
Yes, they will take pictures with you and sign autographs before the show and during intermission.
- Is there an intermission?
Yes; you are encouraged to get up and square dance with the cast and visit with the characters.
- Is there free parking?
Yes and a Jeep-drawn tram will pick you up from the parking lot to take you to the outdoor theater.