PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Oct. 17, 2023) – Jason Hudy believes in the magic of The Christmas season. The all new “Illusionation, Believe in the Magic” show starring internationally acclaimed magician Hudy, will open its first ever Christmas show on Monday, Nov. 6, 2023, at The Mountain of Entertainment Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Hudy’s magic will sparkle during the holidays as he combines large-scale illusions, state-of-the art special effects, dazzling new Christmas costumes, classic sleight of hand tricks and imagination to form his new Christmas show.
“Believing is the true magic of the holiday,” said Hugh Warren, show co-producer at the Mountain of Entertainment Theater, as well as host and singer in the “Array” show. “Our ‘Believe in the Magic’ Christmas show starring Jason Hudy combines Christmas magic, music, lights and costumes into one festive show the whole family will enjoy! We will have an incredibly festive magic show performed with world-famous, baffling illusions. This magical ‘Believe in the Magic’ show will feature brand-new, magical effects that will boggle the mind.”
Warren said that there is a lot of Christmas music in the show. “Jason will keep some fan favorite tricks from his regular season and he will add some new ones,” Warren said. “It will be a really fun interactive show that will be fun for the whole family.
“Jason is one of the best magicians I have ever seen. He is extremely special and unique. His show mixes amazing magic with music, and it is mesmerizing! This is a fun magical experience for the entire family! I think it is Pigeon Forge’s best magic show! Jason brings magic and mystery together for an incredible show the whole family will love.”
Magician Hudy said, “Christmas is the most magical time of the year, and that’s what makes performing a Christmas magic show so much fun. The show will fill everyone with the Christmas spirit and leave everyone in wonder. We perform magic with all sorts of holiday objects. Our new show combines some of our best regular season magic, with Christmas twists, and some special magic created just for this special season! This magical Christmas show is designed to leave the whole family spellbound. This is a higher energy show with spectacular effects.
“Christmas is a most magical time of year,” Hudy said. “I love how people put all of their heart and soul into the season and families come together. I hope our audiences will see the heart of Christmas in our new ‘Believe in the Magic’ magical Christmas show, as we joyfully celebrate the spirit of the season. There isn’t a better Christmas present for me than seeing the faces of how happy people in our audiences are when we do a show.”
This full, two-hour “Illusionation: Believe in the Magic” Christmas show, starring Hudy will feature stunning illusions and hilarious comedy. The show will be a combination of audience interaction, illusion and imagination for a one-of-a-kind magical performance. Hudy will be accompanied by Ray Adams and Elly Rebeka. Adams is also a comic magician and he will perform in the show and will be the show’s stage tech. Rebeka is Hudy’s assistant and choreographer.
Originally from Livonia, Mich., the award-winning magician, Hudy, has been performing professionally since the age of 13. Hudy said his love of magic began when he saw a magic show at a library as a 12-year-old child, and the magician said he could check out some magic books. Hudy said, “Soon I was doing magic for my Grandma’s senior citizen complex for an Easter celebration. My parents thought it would be a two-week hobby and 25 years later I am still dong magic.” Hudy also holds a degree in marketing from Wayne State University in Detroit.
Before coming to Pigeon Forge, Hudy previously performed over 10,000 magic shows around the world including corporate shows for Disney Cruise Lines, Chevrolet, Mitsubishi, ESPN, The Hershey Company, LEGO Group, Six Flags and many more. Another one of Hudy’s career highlights included performing on national TV on the Late Late Show on CBS.
“We want to provide clean, wholesome entertainment for families who will return to see this show as a Christmas tradition again and again,” Warren said. “Jason’s new Christmas show will make you ‘Believe in the Magic.’”
The Christmas magic show will run at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, November 6 through December 29, 2023, with occasional Friday matinee shows. Ticket prices for the “Illusionation, Believe in the Magic” show are $29.95, plus tax for adults, and children ages 11 and under are free.
Group rates will be available for groups of 20 or more. Concessions will include Amish pretzels, popcorn, candy and soft drinks. The 534 seat theater is located at 2135 Parkway (between traffic lights 0 and 1). For more information, call the theater’s box office (865) 245-4FUN (4386) or visit mountainofentertainmenttheater.com.
The evening show at the Mountain of Entertainment Theater will be the “Array” Christmas Variety Show. The first half of the “Christmas at Array” will feature songs from the sounds of the season with all the Christmas favorites, along with unique variety acts and the second half of the show will have a patriotic Christmas and will end with the gospel story telling of the birth of Christ. The Christmas celebration show will feature a flying angel; a living nativity and nearly two-hours of holiday-themed entertainment. Throughout the show, new and old Christmas music will fill the air.
The “Christmas at Array” show will be performed this season in the evening at 7:30 p.m. nightly except for Sundays. Ticket prices are $38.95 for adults and $22.95 for children ages 4 to 11. Children ages 1-3 are free if they are sitting on an adult’s lap. For more information, call the theater’s box office (865) 245-4FUN (4386) or visit mountainofentertainmenttheater.com.
Hugh and Chelsi Warren also produce a Christmas show called “Noel” at the Michiana Event Center in Shipshewana, Ind., Dec. 8-16.
Deborah Fee Newsom
Director of Public Relations
Mountain of Entertainment Theater