Smoky Mountain Opry to Open Largest Musical Variety Show in Pigeon Forge

March 15, 2012 – PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., — The Smoky Mountain Opry in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will open the area’s largest musical variety show on March 23, with a nationally renowned singers, dancers, illusionists, comedians, jugglers, and musicians. “This theater has undergone a whole metamorphosis and The Smoky Mountain Opry is now ‘Simply the Best’ musical variety show in town,” said David Fee, president of Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment and theater co-owner. “With a multi-million dollar upgrade the Opry features the best of everything – fantastic lights and lasers, lavish sets and costumes, incredible music, a live band and lots of talent. This show includes everything – even the magical appearance of a 23 ton stealth fighter jet onstage,” Fee said.? “We’ll provide our audiences with a musical experience that?s first class. We think our audiences deserve the best and this show has it all!”

“This show has everything from old and new country to rock and roll and Forties swing to gospel and patriotic,” said theater co-owner Jim Hedrick.? “On top of all that it has a lot of unique technical concepts including shadow dancing, lots of flying musicians and singers, thousands of lights, aerial dancing and state-of-the-art sound. We’re proud to bring this kind of first class family entertainment to Pigeon Forge.”

Nationally acclaimed comedian Bob Nelson provides comic relief with some of his most famous skits. Nelson has appeared in numerous movies and HBO comedy specials and brings his hilarious, Red Skelton-like brand of comedy to the show.

The “Smoky Mountain Opry” has performances at 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and has afternoon matinees at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Tickets for the Opry Show are $36.95, plus tax each for adults, and children?s tickets, age 11 and under, are $19.95 plus tax. For more information call the theater’s box office (865) 428-7469 or 1-800-768-1170 or visit http://www.SmokyMtnOpry.com.

The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group, which owns, manages and produces the Smoky Mountain Opry, is one of the largest show production companies in the southeast.? Fee/Hedrick also owns and produces three other major shows in the Smoky Mountain area including “The Comedy Barn,” the all new “Hatfield and McCoy Dinner and Show,” and “The Country Jamboree Breakfast Show” featuring the Blackwoods. The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group is running a money-saving two-show combo special for $56.95 plus tax. Combo tickets are available online through http://www.seepigeonforge.com.