Are you looking for the oldest live show on the Tennessee side of the Smokies? Look no further than Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre (SFAT)! Since 1977, they have been producing and staging brand new works of musical comedy, year after year after year. They are located in one of the most intimate venues in the Smokies and if you are looking for that something that is completely out of the norm, you are looking for SFAT, you may just not know it yet.
Don and Pat MacPherson opened the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre, still at its original location, in 1977. They had been in the movies and on stage as writers, actors and entertainers for years and when their family began to grow they fled to the Smokies to have a haven in which to raise their children. And now, those same children that grew up in and around the theater are running this madhouse and making people laugh and roll in the aisles. In fact, sometimes you can catch three generations of MacPherson in the theater. This wonderful history and the family environment shine through in all their performances. And if you go more than once, you will find that even the audience has become part of the family.
Something that sets the shows at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre apart from the rest of the shows in town is the fact that each year, SFAT brings a new show to stage each season. They write, produce and mount a new show each spring that brings in the funny and the bawdy humor that people have come to expect each season. Usually they run two shows a week. One is a brand new production while the second show is a follies-style show. The original show lasts through the first half of the night. The follies show is a collection of short pieces that are all tied together, however loosely that may be. Each season at SFAT gives you the opportunity to experience brand new , live entertainment in a music hall atmosphere.
If you are looking for Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre, you don’t have to search very hard. They are located in the middle of Gatlinburg at traffic light #3. Also at traffic light #3 is a parking garage, so finding parking for SFAT is not very difficult either. Look for the smiling faces of the people welcoming their guests into a vaudeville theatre, barking to fill the house and you have found Sweet fanny Adams.
Experience tradition in Gatlinburg. Experience the wonder of a turn of the century music hall right in the heart of Gatlinburg. Make sure that Sweet Fanny Adams is on your list ‘to do’ while you are in the Smokies.
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre