Smoky Mountain Theaters Roundup
While our Smoky Mountain rental cabins certainly make it enticing to spend most of your time at your accommodations away from home, don’t forget that there’s a whole world of fun and excitement waiting to be explored while you’re visiting us. One of the most popular activities for our out-of-town guests is getting out and seeing one or more of the many live shows staged at the area’s different theater venues.
If you’re in Gatlinburg, be sure to make Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre a must stop on your list. This home of hilarious musical comedy is the longest-running show in the Smokies. Or if you’re in Sevierville, the laughs are also big at the Rocky Top Playhouse Improv Comedy Show, which is similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway? Or for high-flying feats of acrobatics, balance, dexterity and contortion, be sure to see Cirque de Chine at Smoky Mountain Palace Theatre in Sevierville.
You’ll find most of the area’s theaters and shows, however, in Pigeon Forge. Music lovers will be interested in productions that feature a wide range of music, from country, bluegrass and gospel to show tunes, oldies rock and patriotic. Venues include Country Tonite Theatre (which includes their main show as well as the Patty Waszak Show), American Oldies Theater, the Grand Majestic Theater, Memories Theater, Tennessee Shindig and the new Smoky Mountain Opry, which is located in the former Louise Mandrell Theater.
Many theaters serve a multicourse meal along with the entertainment, including the Country Jamboree Breakfast Show and Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, which is celebrating 25 years of spectacular feats of horsemanship, all set against a friendly North-South rivalry. The rivalries are also strong at the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show and Lumberjack Feud Dinner & Show, both of which made their debut in 2011. Rounding out the feasts are the Smith Family Dinner Theater and the Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show, where audiences join the cast in trying to determine whodunit.
There’s also lots of variety on our Smoky Mountain stages. Watch boredom disappear before your very eyes at Wonders of Magic at WonderWorks or laugh until your buttons bust at The Comedy Barn.