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Christmas in the Smokies


Thirteen cast member s and an eight-piece band performs the holiday favorites that celebrate the joy of the season in this production that has been the flagship show of Dollywood’s Smoky Mountains Christmas for over twenty five years. A classic piece of Christmas Americana.

Show Dates: November – December

Country Crossroads Cast

Country Crossroads


Traditional and contemporary country music is featured in this production which is highlighted by the vocal talents of three male and three female singer/movers. The songs of legendary performers like Patsy Cline and Glen Campbell go hand in hand with the “prime” country of today, including hits from Tim McGraw, Martina McBride and Kenny Chesney.

Show Dates: April – October

Dreamland Drive-In Cast

Dreamland Drive-In


A cast of twelve singer/dancer/actors perform a tightly choreographed, high energy musical journey featuring rock hits of the 50’s and 60’s. Supported by a four-piece band, Dreamland Drive-In is a two-time winner of IAAPA’s “Heartbeat Award”. Dreamland Drive-In is creatively guided by acclaimed New York director and choreographer John Dietrich.

Show Dates: May – October

Gem Tones

Gem Tones


Five character-driven singer/actors vocalize the doo-wop hits of the 50’s and 60’s on the streets of Dollywood. Three male and two female performers are highlighted, as they energetically interact with guests in the style that has won the “Best Streetmosphere” award from IAAPA three times.

Show Dates: April – October

It's A Wonderful Life


Dollywood brings a Christmas classic to life. Based on the timeless holiday story of love and generosity, a sixteen –person cast tells the poignant and joyous tale of George, Clarence and the community of Bedford Falls.

Show Dates: November – December

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Little Engine Playhouse


This cast of four male and four female actors, skilled in the craft of theatre for children, explore and bring to life the best of contemporary kids’ literature as published by Penguin Books. Multiple IAAPA winner for “Best Live Edutainment”, the Little Engine Playhouse runs exclusively during the summer and does a school/library tour in the spring.

Show Dates: April – May (Tour) | June – August (Season)

Lite the Nite


Lite the Nite is a high energy, interactive dance show that features three male and three female singer/dancers in an explosive kick-off to Dollywood’s nightly summer fireworks show.

Show Dates: June – August

Live at the Back Porch Singers

Live At The Backporch


Four singers and a six-piece band visit the heart of Americana with a chart topping blend of musical styles in this audience-friendly concert-style performance.

Show Dates: April – October

The MistleTones


A fresh new acapella approach to old-time Christmas harmonies takes center stage as five vocalists bring to life the true reason for the season. The MistleTones will be performing throughout the park.

Show Dates: November – December

My People Singers

My People


Dolly Parton’s family is the focus of this musical story of Dolly’s life and her family’s journey with her from the Smoky Mountains through international superstardom. Four back-up singers, two males and two females, and a five-piece band provide accents and exclamation points.

Show Dates: May – December

O' Holy Night


A storytelling vocalist leads a cast of eight males and two females, as three families come together for one magical night that is the heart of the true meaning of Christmas.

Show Dates: November – December

'Twas the Night Before Christmas


A true family musical, it tells story of a Christmas miracle and a white-bearded stranger. Twelve cast members and a four-piece band are featured in this long-running Christmas tradition.

Show Dates: November – December