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“Christmas Special”

Smoky Mountain Opry
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Owner description: Pigeon Forge's Newest and Most Exciting Show is Smoky Mountain Opry. Our Brand new Smoky Mountain Opry features exciting performances you won't see anywhere else in the Great Smoky Mountains! The Smoky Mountain Opry is a family theater/show/attraction in Pigeon Forge located at 2046 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, TN
Valdese, North Carolina
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“Christmas Special”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

The Smoky Mountain Opry Christmas show was fantastic. The performance exceeded our expectations. Aside from what most try to make or not make out of Christmas, the intent and meaning was based on the birth of Jesus Christ our Saviour during several points of the show. The performers and talent that were show-cased was impressive. The cost was very reasonable and I highly recommend this for anyone visiting Pigeon Forge during the Christmas holidays; especially families.

Visited December 2012
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Knoxville, TN
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“Locals get 2nd rate service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

If you are a visitor to the area you will get 1st class treatment and a great show. If you are a resident, don't be deceived by a newspaper ad saying local residents get in for free with a canned goods donation for the local soup kitchen. I was witness to a sad exchange between a resident to the area and the window agent. Apparently the resident wanted one ticket for herself to the same performance to which I had just purchased a ticket. The resident was told that there were no more tickets for that show as they only were allowed a percentage of seats for "free". The resident asked to double check as she only needed one ticket. The window agent told the woman that she was just out of luck as ALL seats were sold out. Well, I was at that particular show and I saw EMPTY seats; 3 in "my" row alone. While the show was good, I couldn't help wonder how many local people were needlessly disappointed...especially after seeing the ad in the local newspaper later that evening myself.

Visited November 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“A wonderful mixture of song, dance, and comedy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Going into this show (the Christmas version), I expected it to be awfully saccharine and very droll and Christian, based on the promotional material on their website. Much to my delight, it was not at all so. The Smoky Mountain Opry is a splendid mixture of conventional christmas tunes with associated dancing; raucously funny comedy sketches that have kept up with modern sensibilities; a nice audience-participation skit; a skilled band (and a rather overenthusiastic trumpet player); and at the very end, a Nativity play, the only real overt intrusion of Christianity into the entire show.

I heartily recommend this show to anyone in the Pigeon Forge area - this show is suitable for all ages, and should be enjoyable for pretty much anyone over the age of 5.

Visited December 2012
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Decatur, Georgia
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“High quality, family-friendly show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect, but I must say I was truly impressed by the talent and execution of the Christmas show put on at the Smoky Mountain Opry. The first half was filled with well-known secular songs and included a great live band, dancers, skits and even ice skating onstage! I especially enjoyed the Trans-Siberian Orchestra style version of "Carol of the Bells". The second half was Christian-oriented, focusing on the biblical Christmas story and songs, and featuring a huge live nativity scene complete with live camels and donkeys. The show even included flying angels! The production value of the show was outstanding and the cast gave a stellar performance.

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“Overnight in Pigeon Forge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Got in late to the show but was really surprised at the professional and wonderful production quality. The performers made the show very good rather than excellent. It seemed under rehearsed but just coming out of the Christmas season this was probably a new show or re-block with transitional performers. Very promising and would try it again during a normal season schedule. Costuming and music were the bomb!

Visited January 2013
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