Several of Dolly Parton’s original and popular songs will serve as the score for her new Smoky Mountain Adventures show set to debut in May.
Acrobats and performers will display their aerial skills suspended three stories above the stage, according to a World Choice Investments release.
“This story will be full of music, of course,” Parton said in a news release. “What I am excited about are the amazing acrobats and animals that help tell the story of the romance between my mom and dad and the rivalry between the Owens and the Partons.”
Performers will also use an electro-wheel and perform a balletic display above the stage on hoops called Lyras, according to the release.
“We searched all over the country for the best acts to help tell Dolly’s story,” said WCI CEO Jim Rule said. “These are some of the most talented actors, animals and acrobats we have ever worked with. We know our guests are going to be amazed and excited by what they see.”
The show, located at the former Lumberjack Adventures theater along the Parkway, will include new acts as "the Owens and the Partons do battle for the Pigeon Forge mill," according to a release.
In May 2016, Dolly Parton opened the new Lumberjack Adventure. It was previously the Lumberjack Feud Dinner Theater, which Dolly bought in 2015 to renovate and re-imagine. At the time, officials said it was a $25 million investment to create the new show.
Pre-purchased ticket holders for the Lumberjack Adventure Show should contact the box office at (844)322-4400 for re-ticketing. Tickets for Parton’s Smoky Mountains Adventures Dinner and Show will “go on sale soon,” according to a news release.