Twas the Fight Before Christmas” at the “Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud™!
Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Nov. 3, 2017 – At the “Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud”™ in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the bitter conflict between the two families continues as neither family stops their feudin’ for Christmas.
Back for an eighth season, The “Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud” ™ kicked off this week and runs every day until Jan. 6, 2018 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. nightly, with occasional 2 p.m. matinees. The audience follows the lives of the two clashing mountain clans with their vibrant dancing, foot stomping music and a backwoods decorating contest!
“’Twas the Fight before Christmas’ and it is bigger and better than ever,” said David Fee, president and chief executive officer of The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group. “We have feudin’ feastin’ holiday fun at ‘The Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud’,” he said. “If you think your family fights during the holidays, come spend the holidays with the Hatfield and McCoys. It is a hilarious holiday disaster and things are bound to go wrong. Guests will be cheering for the Hatfields or the McCoys. We have lively new characters, an all-new ghost scene, new musical moments, plenty of new laughs and upbeat Christmas music. It is lots of good, clean, family Christmas fun!”
Unscrupulous Mayor Timothy O’Reilly (played by Tim Harkleroad) is plotting to steal the Hatfield’s and the McCoy’s land in order to build some time-share property. When the two families discover his plans, they drop their feud and band together to get him to come to his senses. The Mayor’s encounter with the Ghost of Christmas past helps him to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Situations include a barn party, a Christmas lighting contest, and some ghost costumes!
“The Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud”™ tells a hilarious story of fussin’ and fightin’ inspired by real life tragic events. The musical clogging show is full of family friendly comedy with many holiday twists. There are many favorites Christmas carols and traditional spiritual songs of Christmas in the show such as, “Mary Did You Know,” “Children Go Where I Send Thee,” “O Holy Night,” and “Joy to the World.”
This approximately two-hour live show offers guests extraordinary country, bluegrass and gospel music. It also features award winning hillbilly musicians, cloggers, and an abundance of country cooking.
“This show is something the whole family can enjoy,” Fee said. “Our delicious home-style Christmas feast cooked by Granny includes all-you-can-eat feudin’ fried chicken, open pit pulled-to-pieces pork barbecue, Granny’s creamy chicken soup, smashed mashed taters, buttery corn on the cob, Ma’s homemade bread, no tellin’ what’s in it coleslaw and specialty desserts. A vegetarian option is also available upon request. It is the best dinner in town.
“We have two talented families who will bring you all the sweetness and craziness of this beautiful season,” Fee said. “Whether you are city-folk or country cuzins, you will love the holiday mayhem, lots of singing and dancing, jaw dropping stunts and sidesplitting comedy. We hope you will come spend some time with us this holiday season. We have lots of holiday havoc and plenty of action and excitement.”
Fee stated that guests are treated to a pre-show full of musical Christmas fun before the real show starts. The Hatfield’s and the McCoy’s invite each side of the audience to support “their kin” at the “Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud”™ in the legendary hillbilly feud of rival families.
For more information about the show, visit www.HatfieldMcCoyDinnerFeud.com or call (865) 908-7469 (SHOW). The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Theater is located at 119 Music Road between traffic lights 0 and 1 on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge next to the Titanic.
Ticket prices for “The Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud”™ are $56.95 plus tax and children are $24.95 plus tax. Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Fee/Hedrick offers a special combination show deal that gives adult customers the opportunity to pay only $19.95 plus tax for “Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry”™ when they buy the world-famous “Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud” ™ at the regular price of $56.95 plus tax. With this combo deal, children are $24.95 plus tax for the “Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud”™ (up to age 11) and children are free to the “Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry” ™.
The show is created by executive producers David Fee and Jim Hedrick, and produced and directed by Alvin Robinette. In addition to the producers, the creative team for “Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud”™ consists of: Tyler Mercereau, artistic director; Will Hill, stage manager; Marshall Whaley, lighting designer; and Carol Culp, wardrobe supervisor.
Cast includes leads: Tim Harleroad, mayor; Gail Canney, Granny; Dale Sharp, Pa; and Jeff Hardin as sheriff. Musicians include: Blake Hopper, music director; Austin Davenport, Matt Fox, Bo Isaac, Megan McKamey, Naomi Reiser, Matt Roy, Sarah Toler, Ben Watlington and Carolea Wilson. Dancers/cloggers include: Tyler Mercereau, dance captain; Jeff Anderson, Katie Brown, Cody Meadows, Ashley Nissen, C. J. Tate, Macy Tate, and Heidi Whitfield.
The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group is one of the largest show production companies in the southeast. The company also owns and produces other major shows in the Smoky Mountain area including: “A Comedy Barn® Christmas,” “Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry™, “ “The Smith Morning Christmas Show” starring Charlie Bob Smith and “Magic Beyond Belief”™ starring Darren Romeo, (which will reopen in March of 2018).