PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., Jan. 31, 2017 — The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group is proud to present the return of “Magic Beyond Belief™ Darren Romeo” in the ALL NEW Magic Beyond Belief™ Darren Romeo Theater, 2135 Parkway in Pigeon Forge (across the street from “The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud™”). Co-owners David Fee and Jim Hedrick, of the Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group, will premiere the new 525 seat-theater on Friday, March 3.
Romeo, an internationally acclaimed magician, has been the star of Fee/Hedrick’s “Magic Beyond Belief™ Darren Romeo” show for the past two years in a matinee show at The Smoky Mountain Opry™ Theater. Romeo will now star in his own show in a magical evening time slot at the new theater.
This full, two-hour “Magic Beyond Belief™ Darren Romeo” production will feature stunning illusions, mind-boggling special effects, parody celebrity impersonations, hilarious comedy, vocal performance and a huge tribute to the magicians who inspired him the most: Siegfried and Roy and Harry Blackstone Jr. It is a high-energy, fast-faced production.
“As a former magician myself, I have loved magic all of my life,” said David Fee, co-owner of the new theater. “Darren Romeo 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! We are very proud of Darren and of the success of his show in Pigeon Forge and it became obvious to us that he needed his own theater.”
“We expect to invest over $500,000 dollars in theater upgrades to complete the theater with all of the bells and whistles for a truly magical experience,” Fee said. “Two large video screens will complement the show, as well as the glamour of mood-setting lights, engaging music, new elaborate sets, fantastic costumes and state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems.” Fee says the show will leave the entire family spellbound.
Romeo, the first and only protégé of Master Magicians Siegfried and Roy, will appear Monday through Saturday, March through October, at The Magic Beyond Belief Darren Romeo Theater. Romeo’s “Magic Beyond Belief™ Darren Romeo” is known for his combination of live singing with the art of magic and illusion for a one-of-a-kind magical performance.
Before coming to Pigeon Forge, Romeo previously performed in his own show as “Siegfried & Roy presents: Darren Romeo” at the Mirage in Las Vegas and all over the world. He has also performed in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace, at the Flamingo Hilton and at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.
Magician Romeo said, “Magic is my passion, and I will be able to present the biggest and best versions of my show to date in the new Magic Beyond Belief Darren Romeo Theater.”
One of the most awarded magicians in the history of magic, Romeo has garnered an extensive list of accolades including:
“Show of the Year” (2 years in a row) from the Branson Critic Association, Magician of the Year” from the Magic Castle, The Academy of Magical Arts, Inc., the prestigious Merlin Award for “Entertainer of the Year” from the International Magician’s Society and the Milbourne Christopher Award for “Notable Contributions to the Art of Magic” from The Society of American Magicians (SAM).
In addition to all of the large illusions people would expect to see on stage from Siegfried and Roy’s protégé, Romeo will perform close-up magic and sleight of hand tricks in the new show as well.
Romeo will carry on Harry Blackstone Jr.’s legacy by performing his famous “Floating Light Bulb” Illusion. He is the only magician in the world granted permission from the Blackstone family to perform this tribute.
The New York Daily News called Romeo’s show “Irresistible” and the Las Vegas Review Journal said it was “the most unique and compelling show to hit the strip in many years.” Entertainment Today said his show was “Extraordinary. Fantastic!”
“We want to provide clean wholesome entertainment for families who will return to see our shows again and again,” Fee said. “Our new theater is Beyond Belief! Get your tickets now before they all . . . DISAPPEAR!”
“Magic Beyond Belief™ Darren Romeo” will be performed at 8:15 p.m. on Monday through Saturday. Tickets for the show will be $29.95, plus tax per person and children 11 and under are only $9.95 plus tax per person. There will be a combo deal when guests buy tickets to “The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud™” they will be able to purchase tickets to “Magic Beyond Belief™ Darren Romeo” for $19.95 plus tax per person. For more information visit pigeonforgemagic.com.
The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group, one of the largest show production companies in the southeast, also owns and produces other major shows in the Smoky Mountain area including “The Smoky Mountain Opry,™” “The Comedy Barn®,” The “Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud,™” and “The Smith Morning Variety Show.”