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Take a little Vegas, throw in a dash of Nashville and what do you get?
A little queasy? Like a rhinestone-studded motion sickness?
Not even close.
It’s the good parts of Vegas and Nashville. They’re combining the good parts.
Listen, it’s a peanut butter and chocolate thing. It works. It’s not as insane as it sounds.
The Smoky Mountain Opry debuts its ninth season showcasing elements of Broadway and the big screen and features singing and dancing talents.
Despite its name, the Smoky Mountain Opry isn’t a country mountain style revue. It’s a genre-crossing show that takes guests on a nostalgic journey through the greatest music of the last 70 years, combining gospel with traditional and modern country, rock ‘n’ roll, and favorite numbers from the movies – like Jailhouse Rock.
“We know that guests of all ages love the epic music that is the Smoky Mountain Opry, and every season we add new twists to the high-energy singing and dancing, visual effects, comedic segments, and talented cast of musicians,” said Michael Headla, Smoky Mountain Opry General Manager. “This season, the talents featured at the Smoky Mountain Opry will impress our guests with everything from amazing vocals and spectacular sets to thrilling aerial performances and comedic fun.”
This year, the production will feature an opening sequence dedicated to the music of the movies with dancing and vocals that promise to be magical.
This year’s show is titled ‘Feel the Music!’ which sounds exciting but honestly, I think I prefer to just listen to the music and, of course, I’ll watch. But really those are the main two sensory experiences I want when it comes to music. I’ll feel the music a little, I guess, and see how it goes. But if they ask me to taste or smell the music, I’m drawing a line.
After the movie music, the show will take a deep musical dive into the decades with hits from the great American jukebox including songs from the 1960s through the hits of today. I will pay all the money if they work in some K-Pop or Migos.
And, if you’re wondering how much Opry you’re going to get, they have lined up classic gospel favorites and the finale pays tribute to America’s veterans in a red, white and blue patriotic salute.
Smoky Mountain Opry’s 2020 production and its new selection of amazing musical numbers and talent will prove once again why it’s the most attended musical variety show in the Smokies.
This year’s Smoky Mountain Opry performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday with Wednesday matinees at 3 p.m. throughout the regular operating season. The holiday show will begin Thursday, November 5.
Reservations and showtimes are available by calling 865-428-7469 or at smokymtnopry.com.
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