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Music Theater Preview - Part 2

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on June 8, 2021

In our last post, we provided short introductions to six Pigeon Forge music theaters as a preview of what to expect from the Smoky Mountain entertainment scene this year. This week, we pick up where we left off, with thumbnail descriptions of even more venues where music, comedy and more are alive and well and waiting to be part of your vacation plans. As we mentioned last week, unless otherwise indicated, all of the shows are located in Pigeon Forge, either on or just off the Parkway.

Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show

Here's one of many shows in town that offer up both live entertainment and a multicourse meal. In this case, the show brings the long-running feud between the Hatfield and McCoy families to the stage, this time with hilarious consequences. The clans try to settle their differences mountain-style, through singing, dancing, feats of strength, stunts and sidesplitting comedy. The meal features fried chicken, pulled-pork barbecue, sides and Granny's special dessert.

Red Skelton Tribute Theater

You'll find two different shows at this showplace. The first is Brian Hoffman's Remembering Red-A Tribute To Red Skelton. Fans of the legendary comedian will appreciate Hoffman's one-man show that fondly remembers the comedy of a bygone era. It's a tribute to Red and his many comedic characters, including Clem Kadiddlehopper and Freddie the Freeloader. Also on the bill is Patty Waszak, a one-woman dynamo who sings, dances, does comedy, plays a wide variety of musical instruments and delivers musical styles ranging from Big Band and polka to rock, country and show tunes.

Iris Theater

This venue is located in Gatlinburg, on the ground level of the Space Needle attraction. It's where you'll find master mentalist and magician Erik Dobell presenting a night of stunning magic, reality-shattering mind-reading and hilarious mayhem.

Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park

Celebrity chef Paula Deen presents this live show featuring actual competitions between professional lumberjack athletes. Watch them chop logs, speed-climb poles, log roll, throw axes and much more. This attraction also features an adventure park where guests can try their hand at their own lumberjack events, navigate an obstacle course, bungee jump and more.

Biblical Times Dinner Theater

This theater presents Biblically themed shows starring a live cast as well as a gospel-music concert series and a multicourse dinner. The menu includes pork loin, smoked chicken breast, sides and strawberry shortcake for dessert.

Dolly Parton's Stampede

This was one of the area's first shows to feature live competitions between teams and to serve guests a multicourse meal. At Stampede, the competition is a friendly one between the North and the South, and horses are the stars of the show. Riders compete on horseback in a number of events, and audiences get to participate as well to earn points for their respective teams. The feast includes a whole chicken, pork loin, creamy vegetable soup and much more.

And speaking of Dolly Parton, don't forget that Dollywood is home to multiple musical stages, and the shows are free with paid admission. Venues include the Pines Theater, Heartsong Theater, Showstreet Palace Theater and Dollywood Celebrity Theater, to mention just a few. The entertainment covers a lot of ground, from country music to oldies rock to shows that tell Dolly's life story.

While you're in Pigeon Forge, we hope you make time to spend a couple of hours on our Smoky Mountain zipline attraction. It's an unforgettable way to immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of the Great Smoky Mountains and have a lot of fun along the way. Call us today to reserve a tour on your next visit to Pigeon Forge.


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