In the era of television, movies, and the internet, the art of live theater is sometimes forgotten or passed over for something pre-recorded. While most people would think of New York City as being the only place left to see a good show, they would be surprised to learn that the small town of Gatlinburg, TN and minutes from Elk Springs ResortGatlinburg Cabinshas a thriving theater community. Who knew that mountain people love to perform? Even though you cannot see “Rent” or “Cats” performed here, there are a variety of shows that are great for the whole family and will provide some good old-fashioned entertainment away from the boob tube or computer screen.
If you love horror movies then Hauntings is just the place to get your thrill on. The only true live scary theater show in Gatlinburg, the actors are both convincing and thrilling, telling a tale that might just leave you with nervous jitters and the possibility for nightmares. Located on 716 Parkway, you should call ahead to reserve tickets for your entire group. 865-436-4636.
Comedy and music collide at Sweet Fanny Adams Theater on 461 Parkway. Host to over fifty acts since its opening in 1977, it has been entertaining the locals and visitors alike since the very beginning. The shows are constantly changing so call ahead to see what hilarious performance is taking place during your vacation. They are open from April until October, with special holiday shows in November and December; shows are at 8 PM Monday through Saturday. 865-436-4039
Jump in your car and take a short drive to neighboring Pigeon Forge to see the King himself in action at the Memories Theater. Lou Vuto by day, Elvis Presley by night, fans of the King will not want to miss out on this highly entertaining show that includes some of his friends as well. They are constantly changing so you never know who will appear, but past favorites have included Reba, Hank Williams, Jr., and Waylon Jennings. 865-436-2200