Dollywood Productions

anewlife2011
Chorus Member
joined:1/2/11
Dollywood Productions
Posted: 1/2/11 at 05:47am
Has anyone ever seen, a Dollywood show? Either regular season or Christmas Season?
AndAllThatJazz22
Broadway Legend
joined:11/8/08
Dollywood Productions
Posted: 1/2/11 at 11:09am
Very odd question for the Broadway board, but yes I have seen some shows in the past (not christmas season). They're cute and entertaining, but it's definitely theme park entertainment. Their shows in the Spring (Festival of Nations) are far superior to any of their other shows. If on not mistaken, their shows during the Festival of Nations are actually tour companies and NOT actual Dollywood productions.
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Bettyboy72
Broadway Legend
joined:3/31/06
Dollywood Productions
Posted: 1/2/11 at 11:59am
I don't think its an odd question if an actor is considering auditioning.

I used to go to Dollywood yearly, so I have seen many of the shows. I think they are a fair amount better than your average theme park shows with higher production values and usually live musicians (not canned music). Dolly Parton is a musician and the park started out as a more of music park and a place where craftspeople made their wares.
Its not glamourous by any means but if you are starting out it would be a good way to cut your teeth on getting used to the grind of performing.

Hey Allison Case played Nemo in a theme park show, so its clearly a way to pay your dues.
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anewlife2011
Chorus Member
joined:1/2/11
Dollywood Productions
Posted: 5/15/13 at 08:07pm
Has anyone seen Christmas in the Smokies??
nasty_khakis
Broadway Star
joined:3/15/07
Dollywood Productions
Posted: 5/15/13 at 08:21pm
I grew up near Dollywood and went several times a year as a kid. I always found the shows too cheesy as a child, but as an adult I have appreciated the mostly live music and have seen some great singers.

Is Christmas in the Smokies still being performed? Wow. I had a cassette of it when I was little and listened to it a lot. It's a straight forward Christmas show. No real plot, just an ensemble that sing various traditional Christmas songs, some secular, some very very religious. It's like Radio City without the Rockettes or heavy and expensive production values.
emo_geek
Broadway Legend
joined:1/19/05
Dollywood Productions
Posted: 5/15/13 at 08:22pm
Diana Degarmo has a fun story of being in a Dollywood show, making her role as Doralee in the 9 to 5 tour extra special to her.
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anewlife2011
Chorus Member
joined:1/2/11
Dollywood Productions
Posted: 5/15/13 at 08:24pm
9 to 5 isn't a dollywood show. and Yes Christmas in the Smokies is still being performed it's all over youtube...
emo_geek
Broadway Legend
joined:1/19/05
Dollywood Productions
Posted: 5/15/13 at 08:27pm
Read my entire sentence and you'll see I wasn't reffering to 9 to 5 as a Dollywood show...
"I never had theatre producers run after me. Some people want to make more Broadway shows out of movies. But Elliot and I aren't going to do Batman: The Musical." - Julie Taymor 1999
anewlife2011
Chorus Member
joined:1/2/11
Dollywood Productions
Posted: 5/15/13 at 08:34pm
I still don't understand your post.
Phyllis Rogers Stone
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/07
Dollywood Productions
Posted: 5/15/13 at 08:39pm
LOL
John Adams
Broadway Star
joined:4/1/13
Dollywood Productions
Posted: 5/15/13 at 08:46pm
NO -- I haven't.
But is that REALLY your question???

Since you've left your question exceptionally open-ended for response, I'm gonna completely pirate your thread (too bad... so sad...)

I'm gonna change your original, dumb-@ss "Yes/No" question to:

"Did working at Dollywood make you a better performer?"
...because Broadway Cares
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Dollywood Productions
Posted: 5/15/13 at 09:16pm
It' makes sense. Entirely and easily.
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