Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains are famous for their family friendly entertainment! In addition to their wonderful collection of music shows and dinner theaters, the Smokies are also home to some of the very best magic acts in the Southeast. To help you make the most of your next vacation, we has put together a guide to three incredible magic shows in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
1. Terry Evanswood & The Wonders of Magic
Few magicians can boast a more impressive resume than Terry Evanswood. A child prodigy who started performing at age 10, Evanswood received a scholarship to attend the Chavez College of Magic. When he was 21 years old, Terry became the youngest magician in history to perform at the legendary Magic Castle in Hollywood. Terry Evanswood is the longest running headline performer in town. His sold out shows have been entertaining audiences for years. Kids, adults and even Granny’s mouth will be open in jaw-dropping amazement. This is the BEST magic show in Tennessee and should not be missed. Winner of the highly sought-after “Merlin” award, Evanswood shares this recognition with elite magicians, David Copperfield and Siegfried & Roy.
Terry has performed all around the world and he currently headlines The Wonders of Magic show at WonderWorks. When you see Terry’s signature show, you will be amazed by his jaw-dropping illusions, mind boggling card tricks, and flawless slight of hand tricks. The Wonders of Magic includes a lot of audience participation, so your kids might just become part of the show! Be sure to stick around the lobby after the performance so you can get a photo with Terry or an autograph.
2. Darren Romeo: Magic Beyond Belief
Pigeon Forge is home to not one, but two Merlin-award winning magicians! Darren Romeo was recognized by the International Magicians Society with their most prestigious award for his nightly show at The Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Before launching his own show, Romeo was mentored by the famous magic duo Siegfried & Roy. In addition to being an accomplished magician, Romeo is a talented singer who starred in an Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks in 1995.
In his Pigeon Forge show, Magic Beyond Belief, Darren Romeo combines music with magic to create a one-of-a-kind performance unlike anything else in the area. Magic Beyond Belief starring Darren Romeo brings magic and music together for an incredible show performed daily! The only protégé of Master Illusionists Siegfried and Roy, Darren Romeo brings his world-famous talents to Pigeon Forge, creating a multi-million dollar “Magic Beyond Belief” style, fun-for-the-whole-family production show featuring a talented cast, Darren’s magical illusions, musical tributes, levitations, and much much more! Darren is the only magician in the world allowed to perform Harry Blackstone’s famous legacy of the floating light bulb! State-of-the-art special effects, lights, sound and lasers enhance this one-of-a-kind magical production! Your family must see it to believe it! It’s easy to see why Magic Beyond Belief is one of the most popular magic shows in Pigeon Forge!
3. Impossibilities: An Evening of Magic, Mindreading, and Mayhem
The funniest magic show in the Smokies is definitely Impossibilities: An Evening of of stunning magic, reality shattering mindreading and hilarious mayhem. An evening of family fun where Impossibilities are brought to life right in front of your eyes. This fast-paced show at the Gatlinburg Space Needle’s Iris Theater stars Magical Comedian Chris Collins and Master Mentalist Erik Dobell. Collins and Dobell have performed everywhere from Las Vegas to South Korea and have been featured on a number of popular TV shows, including America’s Got Talent.
In the Impossibilities show, Collins and Dobell wow audiences with head-scratching tricks that will keep you guessing weeks after your vacation. Filled with hilarious banter and plenty of audience participation, this show is a can’t-miss attraction for any family getaway in Gatlinburg. You do not want to miss the opportunity to be amazed and astounded by one of the best shows in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg; you do not want to miss IMPOSSIBILITIES!