Backstage Pass: Model Victoria Henley has a little drama with her dinner in the Smokies


Since its establishment over 17 years ago, The Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show has built a solid reputation for serving up some of the heartiest laughs (not to mention delicious, stick to your ribs food) you’ll find at a dinner show in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Featuring a total of 3 rotating original shows (the hilariously irreverent, and wildly unique, Moonshine Murders, which we highlighted during our visit, Who Shot the Sheriff, and Marriage Can be Murder), the Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show utilizes only the finest quality, most highly trained comedic actors to bring their rousing scripts to life before intimate, yet nearly constantly sold out, audiences every week.

Upon entry, guests are afforded the opportunity to take photos against a themed backdrop while utilizing props and various interactive poses for one of a kind photos they can purchase as a souvenir to commemorate the experience. Participation in the show is not required but highly encouraged for an optimal entertainment experience, and the performers approach several guests prior to the show to select volunteers to perform pivotal roles in the two-hour murder mystery performance (scripts are provided for each volunteer performer’s reference throughout the production.)

Offering some of the best quality and most satisfying dinner theater cuisine in Pigeon Forge, the Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show takes great pride in preparing each dish fresh for a dinner that is simply “to die for.”


SOUP (*indicates our choice)

Broccoli and cheese Soup *

Vegetable soup

Loaded potato soup *


(Includes choice of soup and cheesecake)

Country fried boneless chicken

Served with a side of white pepper gravy

Pulled pork

Homemade mashed potatoes

Country style green beans

Dinner roll


(Includes choice of soup)

Country Fried chicken tenders

Homemade mashed potatoes

Country style green beans

Dinner roll

Dessert option: Jello or pudding cup


Vegetable soup, bowtie pasta with veggies in Alfredo Sauce and Cheesecake


Vegetable soup, bowtie pasta with veggies in pesto sauce and fruit


Broccoli and cheese, grilled chicken, pulled pork, green beans, mashed potatoes, and gluten-free chocolate cake


(Includes vegetable soup and fruit)

Grilled chicken

Pulled pork

Green beans


Raspberry, chocolate *, or caramel * cheesecake


Soda, coffee, iced tea (incredible freshly brewed southern sweet tea) included with meal.

Beer and wine coolers available at an additional charge.

Throughout the delicious multi-course meal, the cast brings to life the storyline of the “Moonshine Murders,” a side-splitting take off on “The Dukes of Hazard,” starring Jamie Goldman (a professionally trained actor/thespian, who also holds several directorial positions creatively behind the scenes and can be seen as dancer at County Tonite Theater) as Luke Duke; newest cast member Hannah Grace Gereb as “Roscett;” and longtime principal players, Adrian and Rainey portray Bessie and Daisy Luke with pitch perfect comic timing.

Each performer portrays numerous roles within the show (which rolls along at a perfect pace, laden with plenty of laugh-out-loud slapstick comedy and tongue-in-cheek innuendo), the cast members inhabit their respective roles flawlessly, creating a great rapport with the audience during the outstanding and often hilariously shocking audience participation bits.

Goldman shines as the vapid and self-absorbed Luke, while newest cast member Gereb brings a hilariously fresh twist to the role of the town’s resident crooked cop. Adrian and Rainey bring high octane energy to their roles, and the entire cast of players comes together for an unforgettable night of farce and comedy, which may best be described as “Saturday Night Live” meets a classic improvisational show.

The audience gets the opportunity throughout the show to put their “Super Sleuth” skills to the test, solving various crossword puzzles, riddles, and rhymes in hopes of determining “Whodunnit,” “Howdunnit” and “Whydunnit”.

One winner is selected to receive some exciting prizes and giveaways (including the wildly popular, Hillbilly Golf in Gatlinburg), and some other audience members who missed the mark with their guesses receive a shout before the winner is revealed for comic relief.

Arguably one of the most acclaimed and popular hidden gems of the Smokies, The Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show is outrageous fun for the entire family!

Special thanks to Jamie Goldman for facilitating our visit for this spotlight feature.


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