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Bill Gladwell: Be Amazed by Gatlinburg’s Mentalist

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Bill Gladwell: Be Amazed by Gatlinburg's Mentalist
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The Bottom Line:

Bill Gladwell’s mentalism show is one of the highest quality shows in the Smoky Mountains area and is not to be missed! It is safe for the entire family and is sure to leave all ages equally amazed.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

If you are looking for a 2,000-seat theater filled with country singers, black bears, and slapstick comedy, this is not the show for you. However, if you are looking for Las Vegas style entertainment that will leave you bewildered and amazed look no further! This new show has quickly become an area favorite and it is not surprising to learn that Bill has recently performed for celebrities such as Keith Fields, Rodney Atkins, along with many others.

The Head Case Psychological Illusion Show starring Gatlinburg Mentalist Bill Gladwell is set in a unique, but small 90-seat theater at the back of the Space Needle in downtown Gatlinburg. The small size of the theater combined with the fact that each mentalism set uses multiple audience members means the likelihood you or someone in your party will be a star of the show is high.

At the very beginning of his show, Bill Gladwell told our audience, “For the next 75 minutes I’m going to lie, steal and cheat and we’re going to have a lot of fun.” It is easy to understand why many of the bewildered audience members leave wondering if Gladwell can really read minds. However, he told the audience multiple times that the positive outcomes of the mentalism sets were due to sleight of hand, body language, and years of experience – NOT actual mind reading.

The mentalism sets are amazing and seemingly impossible. You can expect to be wowed by crazy predictions, incredible feats, and unlikely coincidences. The mental illusions are sure to work out even the most astute mind and leave you questioning if reality is a moving target in this unreal world. Two of the audience favorites were when Gladwell correctly colored a picture to exactly match a prediction and a game of Russian roulette with industrial-sized staplers.

Mixed in with an onslaught of impossible feats and mind games, Bill displays a personality that is likeable and funny. For example, he instructed an audience member to pick the creepiest, ugliest, and hottest person out of the audience, which had the whole theater roaring with laughter.

Get ready to experience a high-quality, Vegas-style show in an intimate theater. This highly interactive, mind-blowing show is perfect for you and is sure to be the highlight of your vacation!

Insider Tips:
You will love this show — guaranteed. Bill Gladwell offers audience members an unconditional, money-back guarantee. If after watching the show you did not think it was worth the money, simply email Bill and he’ll refund your money.

The Iris Theater is located in downtown Gatlinburg inside the iconic Space Needle. The Space Needle is located at Traffic Light #8 in downtown Gatlinburg.