• 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

Father’s Free at Fee/Hedrick Pigeon Forge Shows for Father’s Day

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., June 19, 2105 – Looking for something fun to take your Dad to do on Father’s Day? Father’s are free at any Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group Show in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on Father’s Day, Sunday June 21, 2015. One of the largest show production companies in the Southeast, The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group owns and produces six major shows in the Smoky Mountain area including: “The Comedy Barn® Show,” “The Comedy Critters Pet Show,” “The   Smoky Mountain Opry,” The “Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show,” “The Blackwoods Morning Variety Show” featuring the Blackwoods and a new show, “Magic Beyond Belief™” starring Darren Romeo. For Tickets call: (865) 908 – SHOW (7469).

“We want to take a moment to thank you for your support of The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group and so we are offering Dad’s free for Father’s Day,” said David Fee, president and chief executive officer of The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group. “We are proud of all of our shows. Among other honors, our “Smoky Mountain Opry” Show received critical acclaim in the Dec. 2014 edition of Southern Living magazine as the “Don’t Miss Variety Show” of Pigeon Forge.

“This year we are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of The Comedy Barn Theater and we hope you will join us for our funniest season yet,” Fee said. “We also have a new show that was recently added to our mix with “Magic Beyond Belief” and with it the big name magical singing star of Darren Romeo, ‘the Voice of Magic,’ Siegfried and Roy’s only protege. The new show features tigers, large-scale original illusions, vocal performances, celebrity impersonations, comedy, and a huge tribute to the magicians who inspired him the most:  Siegfried and Roy and Harry Blackstone Jr. In addition to this first class magic show we continue bringing excellent variety acts to The Smoky Mountain Opry, great fuedin’, feastin’ and lots of fun to The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show and award-wininng pop, country and gospel hits to the Blackwoods Morning Show.

“We realize there are many things to do when you are in Pigeon Forge,” Fee said. “That is why all of us here at Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment sincerely appreciate that so many of you have chosen to spend you vacation time and hard earned dollars with us. We will continue to provide spectacular clean family entertainment for many years to come.   From The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group we wish you a very happy Father’s Day.”+++

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.”