• Comedy Barn® Theater

    For Over 22 Years

    Winner Funniest Show! Come see why year after year The Comedy Barn® Theater, is voted the most award winning family comedy variety show in the Smoky Mountains.

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  • Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud™

    All You Can Eat

    Whether you’re city-folk or country cuzins, you’ll love the singing and dancing, mighty feats of strength, jaw dropping stunts and side-splitting comedy. There’s something here for everybody!

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  • Smoky Mountain Opry™

    Biggest & Best!

    Showcasing the most talented collection of singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, jugglers and incredible aerialists, the Smoky Mountain Opry is an amazing show that is not to be missed!

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  • Magic Beyond Belief™

    Starring Darren Romeo!

    Darren Romeo has won "Entertainer of the Year", "Show of the Year", and "Magician of the Year. He is also the only magician in the world authorized to use the Blackstone floating lightbulb illusion. Now he is bringing his Las Vegas caliber illusions to Pigeon Forge

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Category Archives: Fee Hedrick Press Releases

Five Pigeon Forge Shows Offer Area Appreciation Days

Pigeon Forge, Tenn., March 3, 2015  –The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is offering Area Appreciation Days with special discounted rates to all of their theater’s shows until March 15 to area residents of six East Tennessee counties.

The entertainment company has five live stage shows. Four of the shows (“The Comedy Barn®”, “The Smoky Mountain Opry,” “Magic Beyond Belief” and “The Blackwoods Morning Show”) are being offered for $9.95 per person plus tax. “The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show” is available during this special promotion for $14.95 plus tax (includes dinner).

Anyone who lives or works in Sevier, Knox, Blount, Jefferson, Cocke or Hamblen Counties with a valid driver’s license or current business paycheck stub (within 30 days) can attend these shows at the special rate with a photo ID.  Only one ID is required per immediate family.  This cannot be combined with any other offer.  Blackout dates may apply.

  • The Comedy Barn Theater® is celebrating 20 years of success as the world’s largest and most successful clean comedy theater.
  • Named Southern Living Magazine’s “Don’t Miss Variety Show,” in Pigeon Forge two months ago, “The Smoky Mountain Opry” features music from Broadway to gospel to country, performed by the region’s largest cast of singers, dancers, illusionists, musicians, jugglers and comedians.
  • The “Magic Beyond Belief Show” is an all-new magic show with nationally known star Darren Romeo that opens March 7. The new show features tigers, large-scale original illusions, vocal performances, celebrity impersonations, comedy and a tribute to the magicians who inspired him the most:  Siegfried and Roy.
  • “The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show” is a humorous musical clogging show that is based on the legendary feud between the Hatfield and the McCoy families with award winning musicians, singers and dancers.
  • “The Blackwoods Morning Show” features the internationally recognized Blackwoods Singers. Although most people associate the Blackwood name with outstanding gospel music, they have an award winning country music background as well.  Their new show is a mixture of country and gospel music.

“We are offering these discounted rates to thank our local area and Smoky Mountain neighbors who have supported us and brought their friends and relatives all these years,” said David Fee, owner, president and chief executive officer of The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group.

Box-office hours for Fee/Hedrick Theaters are as follows:  Monday through Sunday:  8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets can be ordered over the phone or at the box offices of the individual theaters.  Patrons of Fee/Hedrick theater shows now have the option of printing their theater tickets at home when ordering over the phone.

For more information and show times go to the individual theater web sites.  http://www.comedybarn.com/, 1-800-29 LAUGH o r (865) 428-5222; http://www.hatfieldmccoydinnerfeud.com/,  1-800-985-5494 or (865) 908-7469; http://www.pigeonforgemagic.com/, 1-800-768-1170 or (865) 428-7469; http://www.smokymtnopry.com/shows/blackwoods-morning-variety-show, 1-800-768-1170 or (865) 428-7469; http://www.smokymtnopry.com/., 1-800-768-1170 or (865) 428-7469.

Tickets to Fee/Hedrick Shows Can Now Be Printed At Home

Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Feb. 11, 2015 — Patrons of Fee/Hedrick theater shows in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., including “The Comedy Barn®,” “The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show,” “Magic Beyond Belief™,” “The Blackwoods Morning Show” and “The Smoky Mountain Opry” now have the option of printing their theater tickets at home when ordering over the phone.

“Front of house, box office and marketing staff have all been working toward this day for months,” said David Fee, president and chief executive officer of the Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group. “Being able to print a ticket at home gives convenience to our guests and keeps them from waiting in a long line for tickets when they get to the theater. We are glad to make this new delivery option available to our guests at no additional charge. We are all super excited about this.”

If the customer chooses this option, their ticket(s) will be sent to them in an email as a link that will bring up their tickets to print.  They can print the tickets out at their home or office. If the guests have any problems they can call (865) 908-SHOW (7469).

Box office hours for Fee/Hedrick Theaters are as follows:  Monday through Sunday:  8 a.m. to 9 p.m. all year and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in summer. Tickets can still be ordered over the internet or at the box offices of the individual theaters.

Guests are asked to go to the theater web sites for tickets prices and show times.  http://www.comedybarn.com/, .http://www.hatfieldmccoydinnerfeud.com/,  http://www.pigeonforgemagic.com/, http://www.smokymtnopry.com/shows/blackwoods-morning-variety-show, http://www.smokymtnopry.com/.  The company also owns Happy Days restaurant, Chef’s Catering http://www.pigeonforgecatering.com/ and a website, seepigeonforge.com, that helps guests plan their entire Smoky Mountain experience online.

Joines, former Dollywood VP, GM Emeritus, becomes Senior VP, COO of Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment

Barbara JoinesPigeon Forge, Tenn., January 22, 2014 – Barbara Joines, vp and general manager emeritus for the Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., has joined the corporate office of Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment as senior vice president and chief operations officer (coo). Joines retired with 30 years of service from Dollywood three years ago and has since been president of her own consulting company, Let Us Look Now.   She has been working in the Fee/Hedrick corporate office since August as a consultant. Her new position was created to reorganize with additional leadership support to the company and she officially assumed the role on Jan. 1.

Joines’ new responsibilities for Fee/Hedrick include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company including management responsibilities for The Comedy Barn Theater, The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show Theater, The Smoky Mountain Opry Theater, Happy Days Diner, Chef’s Catering and SeePigeonForge.com. She now reports to David Fee, president and chief executive officer, who has stepped down from day-to-day operations of the company to concentrate on the production of shows.

Fee said, “Barbara is a very unique individual. She has an extensive business background in the theme park and tourism industry including experience in accounting, food & beverage, human resources, merchandise, safety, security, maintenance, marketing, and public relations.   Expertise gained from five years as operations director for Music Mansion Theater creates a win-win for our new coo position. We are thrilled to have her join our team on a permanent basis.”

Joines said, “I am fortunate and very blessed. I have had great opportunities, experiences and successes in my life and this new leadership role gives me the opportunity to share some of my experience in a variety of ways for a different company. Fee/Hedrick’s responsibility to 400 plus employees is essential and I am ready to begin 2015 with a new team and new opportunities.”

Joines has been actively involved in the community for years. As a charter board member for The Dollywood Foundation, Joines is honored to be involved in the oversight of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Book Program. Recently, she chaired the Alzheimer’s Tennessee fundraising WALK for Sevier, Jefferson, Cocke and Hamblen Counties and will continue to serve on their planning committee. She is proud of her past involvement with the American Eagle Foundation, Friends of the Smokies, Leadership Sevier, Smoky Mountain Young Life, and the Southern Gospel Music Association.

A native of Littleton, Co., Joines and her husband, Gary live in Wears Valley. “I don’t think there is any better place to live in the United States than Sevier County,” she said.   The Joines’ are active members of First Baptist Church of Sevierville and have four children: sons, Larry Headla and wife, Christy, Michael Headla, Travis Joines, and daughter, Tanya (Joines) Smith and husband, Adam. +++

David Fee and Jim Hedrick Guests on “Anything is Possible”

Jim Hedrick and David FeePigeon Forge, Tenn., Dec. 17, 2014—David Fee and Jim Hedrick, owners of The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will appear as guests on the local television show “Anything is Possible” on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. The show is about great people who prove with their lives that “Anything is Possible.”   It is hosted by Knoxville’s Hallerin Hilton Hill, and it airs at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays on WBIR Channel 10 after Meet the Press. WBIR can be found on Charter channel 9/10 or Comcast Channel 21 in Sevier County. The show will air again on Monday night at 9 p.m. on 10NEWS2 (the 24 hour cable news channel dedicated to local news.) After the episode airs it can be found on http://www.youtube.com/aiponline.

The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group, a multi-million dollar company and one of the largest show production companies in the southeast, is now in its 20th anniversary season.   The company’s shows include “The Comedy Barn®,” “The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show,” The “Smoky Mountain Opry,” and the “Blackwoods Morning Show” featuring the Blackwoods. Christmas Shows for all of the theaters are going on now until Jan. 3. A new show called “Magic Beyond Belief” will debut at the Smoky Mountain Opry in March in the matinee time slot. The company also owns Happy Days Diner and a website, http://www.seepigeonforge.com, that helps guests plan their entire Smoky Mountain experience online.

During the interview Fee and Hedrick talk about how their company began and the challenges they have faced along the way.   Fee and Hedrick credit their background as entertainers at theme parks, at World’s Fairs and on Carnival Cruise Line as one of the driving forces to their work ethic, as it helped them to understand how to produce shows having been performers themselves. From the modest beginning of one small comedy theater, Fee and Hedrick have withstood many challenges to become the highly successful corporation that they are today, with a devotion to providing enjoyable family-oriented entertainment for audiences from ages 2 to 92.

“Hallerin Hill has been voted the best talk show host by Knoxville radio listeners for 15 consecutive years and we are honored that Hallerin chose us to be on his show,” said Fee. “The show shares success stories of local residents and we feel very blessed that our company has been a huge success, but it hasn’t been without a lot of hard work.”

New Sales and Marketing Directors appointed at Fee/Hedrick Theaters

Fee Hedrick Sales DirectorsPigeon Forge, Tenn., July 30, 2012 — The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group announces the appointments of three new sales and marketing directors. Danny Devaney has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at The Comedy Barn Theater, Mike McElroy at The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show and Kevin Griffin at The Smoky Mountain Opry. The appointments are effective immediately.

Devaney joined The Comedy Barn in January as an entertainer and will continue in his role as a comedian at the Barn in addition to his sales and marketing duties. Prior to working at The Comedy Barn Devaney was show director and co-producer of the Lumberjack Feud and also played “Scraps” as part of the dinner show at WonderWorks. Devaney is a 1989 graduate of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Clown College and toured as a clown with Ringling Brothers for two years. He also worked as a clown at Circus Circus casino in Tunia, Miss., as well as MGM, Epcot and Disney World. Devaney currently serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Sevier County.

McElroy joined the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show in January as a character actor going to trade shows for the company. Previously he was an electrician for six years with Storm Electric. He graduated from Gatlinburg Pittman High School in Gatlinburg and served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Both of McElroy’s parents were actors so he grew up around the entertainment business and he worked as a drummer at The Sweet Fanny Adams Theater in Gatlinburg in his youth. He later worked as a server and trainer at The Peddler Restaurant.

Griffin joined the Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group in 2002 as a world champion clogger at The Black Bear Jamboree. He left the theater in 2004 to be a full time dance instructor at the Power Dance Factory in Sevierville. From 2005 to 2008 he worked as a marketing manager for Bluegreen Timeshare and then in 2008 he rejoined Fee/Hedrick in marketing and sales. In addition to his new position, he also works as a disc jockey for DJ Traxx in the Smokies. ?Grifffin attended Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, N.C., and was a member of the Mars Hill Bailey Mountain Cloggers. He performed internationally in Ireland, Germany, England and the Bahamas with the clogging team, one of the few college based performing clog teams in the nation.

Leslie Thomas, senior vice president of Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group said, “In their new jobs Danny, Mike and Kevin will look for new ways to market each theater individually as well as to maintain current advertising commitments and look for new ones. They will also observe customer interactions and watch sales patterns. Their goal is to look with fresh eyes for new selling opportunities in all departments, and to work with their general managers to grow attendance and make the most revenue possible for all of our theaters.

“If you know these three guys you will understand why they each have these positions,” Thomas said. “They each bring their own unique personalities and experiences to the job and will be great assets. I look forward to working with them to provide the best sales and marketing strategies for each of our theaters.”

The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group includes: The Comedy Barn Theater?, The “Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show”, the new “The Smoky Mountain Opry”, “The Country Jamboree Breakfast Show” featuring The Blackwood’s, Tony Roma’s Ribs, Steaks, and Seafood, Happy Days Diner, Chef’s Catering and www.SeePigeonForge.com.

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