Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – The new “Amazing Animals ™ Pet Show” is back for a third summer matinee season with lots of 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through Aug. 18 at the Comedy Barn® Theater.
The show features animals that range in size from a magically appearing 5-foot-7-inch pink panther to the microscopic marvel of a flea circus. A talking pig, other trained pigs, an egg-laying rooster, a dragon lizard, a Burmese albino python, an African King Cobra snake and a donkey who counts and dances also star. There are animal educational and performing segments as well as audience participation.
Anthony and Alena King and their trained “comedy critters” have performed at The Comedy Barn® Theater for the last five years. They have appeared on Animal Planet’s “Pet Star,” “The Tonight Show,” and at theme parks, festivals, fairs, pet expos, conventions and corporate events across the country. They have also performed in theaters in Branson, Missouri, “The Comedy Pet Variety Show” in Lakeland, Florida and the Royal Hanneford Circus.
Anthony is a former accomplished aerialist and high wire walker. His wife, Alena is a former aerialist and fire spinner.
Country magician Greg Franklin, known as “Farmer Clem” in “The Comedy Barn®” show, also appears in the “Amazing Animals ™ Pet Show” and does magic tricks with animals. He previously worked at the Carolina Nights Dinner Theater in Maggie Valley.
There will also be a magical appearance from Lindsay Hamm as she reprises her role as the Pink Panther and stage assistant. Hamm was a member of last year’s “Amazing Animals” ™ cast and has also previously performed in “Magic Beyond Belief.” ™ Also appearing will be Rebecca Krebs, exotic animal exhibitor and educator.
The production team includes: David Fee and Jim Hedrick, executive producers; Robert Kalina, director; Justin Manning, video and lights; David Rains, audio; and Colin Tillman and Ken Wagner, stage technicians.
For more information, visit www.AmazingAnimals.com or call the box office at 865-428-5222 or 1-800-29-LAUGH. Ticket prices are $34.95 plus tax for adults and $9.95 plus tax for children ages 3 to 11.
The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group also owns and produces other major shows in the Smoky Mountain area including “The Smoky Mountain Opry™” “The Comedy Barn,” ® The “Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud,™” and “Magic Beyond Belief™ starring Darren Romeo.”
Deborah Fee Newsom