The Smoky Mountain Opry kicks off 2012 season


The Smoky Mountain Opry kicked off the 2012 Christmas season Friday with a wonderful family oriented show featuring great music, choreography, ice skaters, comedy and much more that brings the magic of Christmas to life.

The show begins with the comic antics of the Maestro which will tickle the funny bones of even the surliest of Scrooges.  The first half of show features songs from the sounds of the season with all the Christmas favorites and the second half of the show has a country Christmas and ends with the gospel story telling of the birth of Christ.

The Nativity scene features live camels, sheep, a donkey, flying angels and talented singers performing a moving rendition of “Oh, Holy Night” that brought the audience to its feet with a standing ovation.

Comedian Slim Chance amused the audience with his juggling and comedy. He later appeared in a segment of “Island of Misfit Toys” as a wayward elf in Santa’s workshop who seeks to make his quota by visiting the fabled island and bringing the toys to good little girls and boys.

Throughout the show, new and old Christmas music fills the air with rich-and-brassy orchestral music complete with Christmas chimes and hand bells performed by a 12-piece band. The show features a dazzling laser light display that illuminates the theater played to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra as well as a variety of other special effects including black lights and fiber optic lights. Children can have their picture taken with Santa in the lobby of the theater.  A synchronized light show outside the theater adds a holiday sparkle to the area.

“We want this to be a place where families start traditions and memories, and we hope tourists and locals will continue to return to The Smoky Mountain Opry year after year,” David Fee said.  “This show will absolutely delight the whole family – everyone from the ages of 4 to 104.  It is going to be a popular show and we are already filling up fast.”

The Christmas show will play until Dec 31 and is a must see attraction suitable for the entire family. For more information call 800-768-1170. The Smoky Mountain Opry is located at 2046 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, TN.


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