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Bill Gladwell, The Mentalist

115 Historic Nature Trail, Iris Theater, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 702-721-8456
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Ranked #2 of 65 attractions in Gatlinburg
Type: Performances
Owner description: Although Bill's performance is sometimes viewed as true psychic ability, Bill is really using his knowledge of human behavior combined with... more » Owner description: Although Bill's performance is sometimes viewed as true psychic ability, Bill is really using his knowledge of human behavior combined with psychology, suggestion, NLP™, hypnosis, directed awareness, and showmanship to influence people's thoughts and actions. By reading unconscious signs of what a person is thinking, Bill is able to manipulate their decision-making process. In short, Bill uses all five senses to create the illusion of a sixth. A simple example, Bill may ask someone to concentrate on their first kiss. He then proceeds to describe the person thought of as well as the name of that person. Bill will stand in front of you and seemingly pull thoughts directly from your mind, predict what you'll say before it comes out of your mouth, and read you like an open book. Bill consistently stuns audiences across the nation with his live stage shows by providing entertainment that will exceed your expectations. « less
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We were looking for something different to do with our two teenagers and this show did the trick. Engaging and thought provoking and we are still trying to figure out "how he did that". Highly recommended family activity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We went to the show on July 8, 7:00. We really enjoyed the show. Our 12 year old daughter loved going on stage with Mr, Gladwell. She is still trying to figure out how he does it!

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BillGladwell, Owner at Bill Gladwell, The Mentalist, responded to this review

It was my pleasure having you and you family in my audience, and your daughter was great on stage. Thank you so much for choosing to come to my show with all the other shows in the area, and thank you for the review. I appreciate it. Successfully, Bill Gladwell More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

All I can say is you will be amazed. Very interactive with the audience and you will leave wondering how did he do that?? Don't miss out.

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BillGladwell, Owner at Bill Gladwell, The Mentalist, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recommendation as well as for coming to my show. I really appreciate it. Successfully, Bill Gladwell More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This is a fun, family-friendly show. Well worth the time and cost. We will be back! But -- how does he do it??

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BillGladwell, Owner at Bill Gladwell, The Mentalist, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming to my show, and thank you for the review. Please, come back anytime. Successfully, Bill Gladwell More

Mishawaka, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Our family attended Bill's show on July 3rd and had a great time. Everyone left impressed, even the teenagers. Lots of crowd participation. Thanks Bill for a great show.

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BillGladwell, Owner at Bill Gladwell, The Mentalist, responded to this review

You are very welcome; it was truly my pleasure. Thank you for coming to my show as well as for the review. I appreciate it. Successfully, Bill Gladwell More

Seaman, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I really enjoyed this show! I have always wanted to see a mentalist perform in person, and this is the first chance I've gotten to do that. I really liked the fact that the theater was small, so the experience was more interactive with the whole audience. I would definitely recommend this show to anyone who is going to be... More

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BillGladwell, Owner at Bill Gladwell, The Mentalist, responded to this review

Amanda, Not too many people "have always wanted to see a mentalist perform in person". I'm glad I could be your first. I'm curious as to what sparked the interested in the first place. Thank you for coming to my show as well as for the review and recommendation. It is much appreciated. Successfully, Bill Gladwell More

Toledo, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The show is very entertaining for all ages. Mr. Gladwell does a remarkable job of mystifying the audience through his knowledge of human behavior. You will shake your head in wonderment at how he can always have the right answer.

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BillGladwell, Owner at Bill Gladwell, The Mentalist, responded to this review

Don, It was truly my pleasure having you at my show. Thank you so much for the kind words and the review. Now, I do not "always" have the right answer, but I shoot for the majority of the time. The evening you were at my show was an exceptional performance, and it was because you all were a great... More

Sweetwater, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If this is legit this is the greatest show ever. He is a master at reading people. I don't watch many shows but was certainly glad I chose this one. It was in a smaller theatre which made the audience participation rate higher. It's a show geared toward adults. I'd guess because kids are more unpredictable.

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BillGladwell, Owner at Bill Gladwell, The Mentalist, responded to this review

Morgan, I wil take "this is the greatest show ever". Thank you! My show is targeted to adults, but it is appropriate for all ages. I do have mostly adults on stage, but there is a child at least once through the show if we have a child in the audience. It is not that "kids are more unpredictable"; with... More

Riverview, Florida, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Bill puts on a wonderful, intriguing show for MOST ages. We came with our family of 7 (we had three under 7 - they did not really appreciate the show at all so I would say keep the little ones at home). But for our teenagers and my boyfriend and I, it was absolutely wonderful. Bill also called us a... More

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BillGladwell, Owner at Bill Gladwell, The Mentalist, responded to this review

June, I am so glad that you and your family were one of the eight lucky ones for the Mother's Day May VIP promotion. You have a beautiful family, and I am glad all the little ones had a great time. I look forward to seeing you the next time you are in the Gatlinburg area. Thank you for coming... More

Plymouth, NC
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133 reviews 133 reviews
52 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We discovered the theater while we were buying tickets to the Space Needle and decided to go. The show absolutely fascinated our grandson..he couldn't get over the "mind reading"! I am always skeptical about whether the subjects are plants chosen before the show, but even so I did enjoy the evening. It was a good value for an evening of... More

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BillGladwell, Owner at Bill Gladwell, The Mentalist, responded to this review

I promise... there are no "plants" in my audiences. I use approximately 25 audience members during my show. That's a quarter of the seats in the theater. If I were using plants, I would be losing money every show. When you make it back to Gatlinburg, let me know. I will pluck a thought from your mind that nobody but... More

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