Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Oct. 23, 2014 – In a move designed to bring a taste of Las Vegas to East Tennessee, The Smoky Mountain Opry Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., has signed nationally known star magician Darren Romeo, “the Voice of Magic,” to a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract beginning March 7, 2015.
Romeo, a magician and a singer, will bring his critically acclaimed full-scale production “Magic Beyond Belief” to the stage.” The new show features white tigers, large-scale original illusions, vocal performances, celebrity impersonations, comedy, and a huge tribute to the magicians who inspired him the most: mentors Siegfried and Roy and Harry Blackstone Jr.
In addition to world-wide touring, Romeo starred in his own show as “Siegfried & Roy presents, Darren Romeo” at the Mirage Resort Hotel and Casino. He has also performed in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace and the Flamingo Hilton and at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood to name but a few.
Magician Romeo said, “Magic is my passion and The Smoky Mountain Opry is one of the most beautiful theaters I’ve ever seen and I will be able to present the biggest and best version of my show ever!” Adding, “and with majestic tigers, I hope to honor and celebrate the legend of Siegfried and Roy.”
One of the most awarded magicians in the history of magic, Romeo has garnered an extensive list of accolades including: Magician of the Year” from the Magic Castle, The Academy of Magical Arts, Inc.; Show of the Year” (2 years in a row) from the Branson Critic Association and the Milbourne Christopher Award for Notable Contributions to the Art of Magic” from The Society of American Magicians (SAM).
Recognizing the historical important the “Art of Magic Romeo” has had through-out the centuries, Romeo will honor Harry Blackstone Jr.’s legacy by performing his famous “Floating Light Bulb” Illusion - the only magician in the world granted permission from the Blackstone family to perform this full tribute.
David Fee, president of The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group said, “Pigeon Forge has a new star! We are thrilled to have Darren join us at The Smoky Mountain Opry Theater. “Adding, “As a former magician, I can tell you he has one of the best magic shows on planet Earth!”
The New York Daily News called Romeo’s show “Irresistible” and the Las Vegas Review-Journal said it was “the most unique and compelling show to hit the strip in many years.” While Entertainment Today said his show was “Extraordinary. Fantastic!”
For more information call the theater’s box office (865) 428-7469 or 1-800-768-1170