After 30 years, the Smoky Mountain Jubilee has seen a lot of theaters in the area come and go. But they're not going anywhere.
The theatre's shows include a two-and-a-half hour production featuring country and gospel music sung by the Jubilee Quartet, clogging by the Smoky Mountain Sweethearts, and the comedy of Highpockets. Many of the artists have traveled and performed with some of the top musical artist in country and gospel music.
Elmer Dreyer and his wife, Faunda, founded the theater. They followed their dreams and decided Pigeon Forge was the perfect location to move their show. The Dreyers, their daughter Gayla- who will take over operations in the future- and granddaughter also perform in the show.
To stay fresh, Dreyer said, "We definitely will change our act. It's a must. We've started a new act for the coming year. The first two shows will be the same from last year, and the third show will be a whole new show. It's been very personal for us; people have been here years and years. We will get together and sit down with the cast and get ideas from each and every member and decide if it's good for the show."
What will the next thirty years be like? "We want to be remembered as a good, clean family show," Dreyer said. "People that come back can expect to see a good show"
The show is now open for the upcoming season!