Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg was honored Friday night as State Senator Doug Overbey helped present the official Senate Proclamation recognizing the theatre’s 40th season of performing shows.

Don and Pat MacPherson founded Sweet Fanny Adams in May of 1977, making it the longest running entertainment theater in the Smokies. Since then, it has become a staple family business, ushering threegenerations of the MacPherson family into the acting world through the theatre. The Old English architectural style of the theatre gives the feel of being in a music hall from the 1890s and sets the stage for live, original musical comedies and vaudeville type humor.

The Great Victorian Amusement Company, Sweet Fanny Adam’s multi-talented cast, includes Chris MacPherson, Jennifer MacPherson-Evans, Tim Coleman, Kara Van Veghel, Jeremy Gregoire and Savannah Robinson.

The Senate Proclamation stated, in part, “For 40 years, Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre has established an outstanding tradition of quality entertainment and is a tremendous asset to the Gatlinburg community and to Tennessee. We are proud to commend the family and cast of this historic Gatlinburg treasure.”

The 40th season of Sweet Fanny Adams is currently presenting two original shows: “Ramblings of a Plaid Mind” and “Cowboy, The Life and Times of Billy Kincaid.” In November, the theatre will begin their Christmas show performances.

For more information or to purchase tickets for Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre, visit www.SweetFannyAdams.com or call (877) 388-5784.