Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Oct. 25, 2023, – Looking for a new holiday tradition for your family? The all new “Christmas at Array” variety show in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will open Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023. The show will be the ultimate Christmas variety show in Pigeon Forge
“Christmas is our most fun time of year,” said Hugh Warren, co-producer of the “Array” show, as well as host and singer. “We want to create an atmosphere of Christmas that people will want to come back to again and again. Our Christmas show will be the most enchanting, holiday- themed show of the year in Pigeon Forge. We want people to create new Christmas memories and traditions with their families here in the Smokies.
“We will have a large cast including some of the country’s top singers, dancers and extraordinary specialty acts, whose exceptional talents will all blend onstage to deliver the magic of Christmas,” Warren said. “We have captured the wonderful spirit and excitement of the holiday season with our experienced performers.
“As you get older, it is harder to get that feeling that Christmas gave you as a child,” Warren said. “This show will bring back the magic of Christmas that you felt when you were a child. ‘Christmas at Array’ will capture the hearts and minds of young and old alike with the music, the lights, the costumes and all of the tender heartfelt moment that make Christmas the most wonderful time of the year. We will have incredible singers and dancers, award winning specialty acts, breathtaking sets, hilarious comedy, elegant costumes and a life changing Nativity sharing the real reason for the season.”
The first half of the “Christmas at Array” will feature songs from the sounds of the season with all of the Christmas favorites, including “White Christmas” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” along with unique variety acts and the second half of the show will continue with more Christmas favorite tunes and end with the gospel story telling of the birth of Christ. The Christmas celebration show will feature a flying angel and nearly two-hours of holiday-themed entertainment. Throughout the show, new and old Christmas music will fill the air. “We will have joyous Christmas music and new arrangements of old Christmas favorites, new costumes, lots of indoor snow in the theater and a visit in the show from Santa Claus himself,” Warren said. “In fact children can have their picture taken with Santa just outside of the theater in ‘Santa Land.’”
The show is produced and directed by Hugh and Chelsi Warren. Hugh Warren said people should expect to be very entertained with the magical wonderland the Christmas show creates. “Our ‘Christmas at Array’ will feature a living Nativity that focuses attention on the birth of Christ and the true meaning of Christmas,” he said. “We always want to remind our audiences of exactly why we celebrate Christmas, so the Nativity with the glory and splendor of the birth of Christ is an extremely important portion of our show.
Included in “Christmas at Array” are the specialty acts audiences enjoy throughout the year such as comedy Dutch juggler, Niels Duinker, who holds eight Guinness Book of World Records in juggling; “GoGaucho” dancers Sebastian and Amberlyn Sayago from Argentina; the spectacular high-flying silk aerialists and quick-change artists, “Duo Artis,” Leann Farley and Semyon Gruzdev and comic sleight-of-hand artist and vocalist, Ray Adams.
In addition to these highlight acts audiences delight in throughout the year, two new talents will join the cast in December. Gauchos Walter Celiz and Joel Hernandez will bring a unique, high-energy Argentina performance to the stage. The Latin troupe use boleadoras (bolas), double balls affixed to long leather cords, to dance with their native drums. Lyra aerialist artist, Sarah Harrison, also will join the show. Harrison is a professional aerialist and dancer with over 10 years of aerial experience.
Lights will play an important role in the “Christmas at Array.” The theater will offer a host of special effects including a laser light show, black lights and a fiber optic curtain effect. The property itself will have a huge display of twinkling lights in the form of multiple tree displays and lights that blanket the façade of the theater itself. “We want to add a little sparkle to the area, so the whole property is dancing with Christmas lights,” Warren said.
The Mountain of Entertainment Theater is located at 2135 Parkway (between traffic lights 0 and 1) in Pigeon Forge and seats 534 people. The show will be performed this season in the evening at 7:30 p.m. nightly except for Sundays and at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and
Saturdays. Ticket prices are $38.95 plus tax for adults and $12.95 plus tax for children ages 4 to 11. Children ages 1-3 are free if they are sitting on an adult’s lap. Group rates are available for groups of 20 or more. Concessions are available including Amish pretzels, popcorn, candy, and soft drinks. The theater will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. The show will run for this season until Dec. 30th, 2023, then it will close for two months and open back up in March of 2024. The theater will make an announcement about show plans for the spring in the near future.
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. +++
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