Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about nonexistent fires in a theater, shrieking after an encounter with an underseat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what's onstage instead with today's Groupon: for $24, you get two tickets to any Monday or Friday performance at the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg (a $48.60 value).
Now in its 35th season, Sweet Fanny Adams thrills crowds with an inimitable blend of Old English music hall, American vaudeville, and Broadway musical. The 2011 calendar sparkles with offbeat musical gems such as Share My Lettuce, an amalgam of dance and comedy routines, and The Unfortunate Adventures of Millicent Sweetly, a 1890s musical melodrama complete with an audience sing-a-long and a 19th-century flog-along for those discovered texting during the show.
Owners Pat and Don MacPherson have produced and directed more than 30 original musical comedies for their cast in spite of constant heckling from the two elderly Muppets in the balcony seats. A true Smoky Mountain gem, Sweet Fanny Adams was recently named a National Historical Treasure by the city of Gatlinburg, beating out the world's largest jell-o mold of Benny Hill's head.