Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about nonexistent fires in a theatre, shrieking after an encounter with an underseat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what's onstage instead with today's deal: for $24, you get two tickets to an upcoming performance at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg (a $48.60 value).
Now in its 34th season, Sweet Fanny Adams continues to sledgehammer its audience's funny bones with its inimitable blend of Old English music hall, American vaudeville, Monty Python, and Broadway musical. Owners Pat and Don MacPherson have written, produced, and directed more than 30 original, offbeat musical comedies for the theatre, in spite of constant heckling from the two elderly Muppets in the balcony seats. Several of these inspired originals have gone on to play in cities throughout the country, including the musical Tom Jones, which ran for more than two years at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas. Ticket holders can choose from any show on the 2010 calendar, including Not Quite a Fairy Tale, a madcap medieval fable. Don't Worry…It's Nothing Serious presents a variety show of comic routines, including screwball magic from the "Great Stupino and Trudy." Closer to the holidays, Sweet Fanny Adams will "tickle your fancy and jingle your bells" with Yuletide Madness, featuring holiday-themed mayhem and merriment that will remind audiences of the Christmas they gifted their uncle with a bottle of port and a nail gun.
A true Smoky Mountain gem, Sweet Fanny Adams was recently named a National Historical Treasure by the city of Gatlinburg. With today's Groupon, revel in a delicious, one-of-a-kind bastion of camp and kitsch equaled only by the world's largest jello mold of Benny Hill's head. Call ahead to confirm showtimes and reserve your seats.
- They are so talented that by the time you leave, it feels as if you are leaving your crazy relatives, and you know for certian [sic] that you will be back to see them again. We recommend this theater for everyone! – UVAWINEBARCAFE, TripAdvisor
- If you like Monty Python or Benny Hill, this is the show for you. It is very entertaining. We always schedule a show each time we visit the area. – Yahoo! Travel reviewer, 08/09/09