PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Nov. 21, 2018)–The Magic Beyond Belief show starring internationally acclaimed magician Darren Romeo, has opened its first ever magical Merry Christmas show. The show runs at The Smoky Mountain Opry Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., seven days a week.
“Our Magic Beyond Belief Christmas show starring Darren Romeo brings magic and music together for the whole family for the holidays this year,” said David Fee, president and chief executive officer of Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group. “We have an incredibly festive magic show performed daily with world-famous, baffling illusions. This magical Christmas show features brand-new, magical effects that boggle the mind.
“We have state-of-the art special effects, dazzling new costumes, classic sleight of hand tricks, a talented group of dancers and live animals,” Fee said. “We have a live unicorn named Sparkles, a brand new Siberian Lynx named Fuzzle, a duck named Quakers and our amazing beloved white tiger named Hollywood. This magical Christmas show is designed to leave the whole family spellbound. This is a higher energy show with spectacular effects.”
Fee said that there is a lot of Christmas music in the show including a new uplifting piece. Romeo also does comedy celebrity impressions that center around Christmas music. “Christmas is Darren’s favorite holiday,” Fee said. “He will share Romeo family Christmas traditions and tell you a little bit about his background. The show keeps the fan favorite tricks from his regular season and adds some new ones. It is a really fun interactive show that is fun for the whole family.”
“Christmas is a most magical time of year,” Romeo said. “I love how people put all of their heart and soul into the season and families come together. I hope our audiences will see the heart of Christmas in our new magical Christmas show, as we joyfully celebrate the spirit of the season.”
Romeo, the first and only protégé of Master Magicians Siegfried and Roy, pays tribute this season to those who inspired him–Bobby Darin (for whom he was named), Harry Houdini, Harry Blackstone Jr., Siegfried and Roy, and famed American ringmaster P.T. Barnum. He will also showcase arrangements from his favorite Broadway melodies.
This full, two-hour Magic Beyond Belief Christmas show, starring Darren Romeo will feature stunning illusions, hilarious comedy and vocal performance. “As a former magician myself, I have loved magic all of my life,” Fee said. “Darren Romeo is one of the best magicians I have ever seen. He is extremely special and unique. His show mixes amazing magic with music, and it is mesmerizing! We are very proud of Darren and of the success of his show in Pigeon Forge. This is a fun magical experience for the entire family! It is Pigeon Forge’s biggest and best magic show! Darren brings magic, mystery and music together for an incredible show the whole family will love.”
Romeo will appear Mondays and Fridays at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and on Sundays at 8 p.m. through Dec. 31 at The Smoky Mountain Opry Theater. Romeo’s Magic Beyond Belief starring Darren Romeo is known for his combination of live singing with the art of magic and illusion for a one-of-a-kind magical performance.
The theater is located at traffic light 0 at 2046 Parkway in Pigeon Forge. Ticket prices are $34.95 plus tax for adults and $9.95 plus tax for children ages 3-11. Children under 3 are free. Romeo urges people to get their tickets fast before they disappear! For more information or reservations call the theater’s box office (865) 428-7469 or 1-800-768-1170 or visit www.pigeonforgemagic.com.
Before coming to Pigeon Forge, Romeo previously performed in his own show as “Siegfried & Roy presents: Darren Romeo” at the Mirage in Las Vegas and all over the world. He has also performed in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace, at the Flamingo Hilton and at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.
One of the most awarded magicians in the history of magic, Romeo has garnered an extensive list of accolades including:
“Show of the Year” (2 years in a row) from the Branson Critic Association,
“Magician of the Year” from the Magic Castle, The Academy of Magical Arts, Inc., the prestigious Merlin Award for “Entertainer of the Year” from the International Magician’s Society and the Milbourne Christopher Award for “Notable Contributions to the Art of Magic” from The Society of American Magicians (SAM).
In addition to all of the large illusions people would expect to see on stage from Siegfried and Roy’s protégé, Romeo also performs close-up magic and sleight of hand tricks in the show. Romeo carries on Harry Blackstone Jr.’s legacy by performing his famous “Floating Light Bulb” Illusion. He is the only magician in the world granted permission from the Blackstone family to perform this tribute.
The New York Daily News called Romeo’s show “Irresistible” and the Las Vegas Review Journal said it was “the most unique and compelling show to hit the strip in many years.” Entertainment Today said his show was “Extraordinary. Fantastic!”
“We want to provide clean, wholesome entertainment for families who will return to see this show as a Christmas tradition again and again,” Fee said. “Darren’s new Christmas show is Beyond Belief!”
The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group is one of the largest show production companies in the Southeast. The company also owns and produces other major shows in the Smoky Mountain area including Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry, Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud, and A Comedy Barn Christmas.