PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (September 2015) – Following demand, the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will add Sunday shows to its schedule beginning Oct. 4 that will continue through the rest of the year.
“Shows will now run every day of the week for ‘America’s Ultimate Variety Show,’” said David Fee, president and chief executive officer of the Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group. “Call and reserve your tickets early so you can get a good seat. The show this year is awesome! We have a lot of new high-energy numbers, and we have brought back our most requested audience favorite numbers as well. The show is packed with all sorts of different styles of music and special effects. It is a powerful show the whole family will love. We have a stunning variety show with country, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, Motown, rock ‘n roll, big band, top hits, gospel, movie greats, Broadway and patriotic numbers. This season has something for everyone.
“We are absolutely delighted that we have had such demand for the show that we have added Sundays,” said Fee. “Our new show has gotten rave reviews by our guests. We have the largest and most attended variety show in the Smokies, with lavish costumes, vibrant sets and majestic animals!
“The Smoky Mountain Opry Show” is a family friendly show with world-class singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, jugglers, aerialists and live exotic animals. State of the art special effects include lasers, pyrotechnics, performers that fly overhead, giant video screens and concert quality lighting and sound. The cast is available to meet the public following each show.
This year’s “Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry” begins Nov. 2. “It is the biggest and best Christmas show in the area,” Fee said. “This is a multi-million dollar production that features soaring angels, dancing elves, Santa Claus and most importantly, the celebration of the birth of Christ with the area’s largest living nativity!”
In the December 2014 edition of Southern Living magazine, the Smoky Mountain Opry was named the “Don’t Miss Variety Show” of Pigeon Forge. It was also awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for having a 5-star average rating on their site, making the Smoky Mountain Opry one of the top-performing 10 percent of businesses worldwide on Trip Advisor.
The regular show will run through Oct. 30, and the Smoky Mountain Opry Christmas Show will begin on Nov 2. The theater will be closed on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 to change out the shows. Regular performances run every night of the week at 8 p.m., with a 3 p.m. matinee on Wednesdays until Oct. 30. Beginning Nov. 2 with the opening of “Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry, there will be matinee shows on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays. Reservations can be made in advance by calling 1-800-768-1170 or (865) 428-show (7469) or online at http://www.smokymtnopry.com/.
Show tickets are $44.95 per person plus tax for the regular show, $49.95 plus tax for the Christmas show and $19.95 per person for children ages 3 to 11. Children ages 2 and under are free.
The Smoky Mountain Opry Theater is located at 2046 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, at traffic light 0. Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more.
The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group, one of the largest show production companies in the Southeast, is now in its 20th anniversary season. The company also owns and produces four other major shows in the Smoky Mountain area including “The Comedy Barn Theater®,” The “Hatfield and McCoy Dinner and Show,” “The Blackwoods Morning Variety Show” featuring the Blackwoods and a new show that opened this year, “Magic Beyond Belief™” starring Darren Romeo. “Magic Beyond Belief” will close for the season on Sunday, Oct. 25, and reopen next year. “The Blackwoods Morning Variety Show” will continue until the end of the year every day except Mondays, and then it will relocate to Branson for next year. The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group also owns Happy Days Diner and Chef’s Catering.
Deborah Fee Newsom
(865) 774-8877 or (865) 414-6887 (cell)