As the production begins, the warm summer sun casts long shadows over Old Matt’s mill as another dry, dusty day ends. Fascinating characters are introduced as they arrive in wagons or on horseback. You’ll be introduced to Old Matt, the pillar of the community, and his son Young Matt, the strapping hero of the tale. Beautiful Sammy Lane arrives, and the audience gets their first glimpse of the villainous Wash Gibbs and the vigilante Baldknobber gang. The mysterious Shepherd is introduced. The kind, gentle man who settled in the hills. He mentors those who seek him out, and teaches of God’s love and forgiveness…yet he himself has a painful secret he has never asked forgiveness for.
As the story unfolds, the audience is swept into the lives of these strong people who lived well over a century ago. There’s comedy, romance, and the age-old struggle of good against evil. In the end, there is a message of forgiveness.
Generations of families have grown up loving this experience – children who visited with a school field trip in the 1960’s or 1970’s now bring their children and grandchildren back to be a part of the fun and excitement of this live production. Pre-show activities begin approximately 45 minutes prior to showtime. Guests are welcome down on set to visit with the cast and our younger visitors are encouraged to take part in a gunnie sack race or visit with some of our animals up close. During our unique intermission, guests are also encouraged onto the set to take part in a square dance with our cast and to visit with the characters. After the show the cast loves to meet with our visitors, pose for pictures and sign autographs.
Pavilion Theatre at The Shepherd of the Hills
5586 W. Hwy 76 Branson, MO 65616
Adult Box Office: $42.57
Our Adult Ticket: $38
Child Ticket: $20.88
Child Ages 4-16
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