The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes to Cherokee October 17–November 3, 2019 | Cherokee, NC

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The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes to Cherokee October 17–November 3, 2019

Lose your head at Cherokee’s newest and most thrilling Halloween attraction, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience,” taking place at the Mountainside Theatre, home of “Unto These Hills” outdoor drama. “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” is a critically acclaimed, outdoor immersive theater event from nationally renowned theater producer Brian Clowdus. 

It follows the story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman from the classic Washington Irving tale, with a fresh new spin that puts the audience in the middle of the action. Beware of what’s in front of you...and behind you. The Headless Horseman is waiting! The production features professional musicians and singers who will perform the scenes in various locations around the theater and engage with audience members. 

“The Sleepy Hollow Experience” will run Thursday through Sunday from October 17 to November 3 with performances from 7–8:30 p.m and 9:30–11 p.m. 


The Most Epic Sleepy Hollow Experience Yet

Director and producer of Sleepy Hollow Brian Clowdus says, “My family has been going to Cherokee and ‘Unto These Hills’ for ages and it’s always been a dream of mine to bring what I do to this incredible city and performance venue. This will be my fourth ‘Sleepy Hollow Experience’ running in the nation, but I have a feeling that it's going to be the most epic yet as we turn the Cherokee Mountainside Theatre into an immersive 360 theatrical event where at any moment the horseman might be right behind you. This production will have drama, Broadway caliber production value, and pay homage to the native culture of the land. It is truly going to be the Halloween event of the year!”

The producers expect a sold-out limited run, so buy tickets as soon as you can. 

A Star-Studded Cast, Including Actors from “Unto These Hills”

The full cast has been announced for the upcoming production and includes some familiar faces from “Unto These Hills.” Narrating the tale in witchy fashion will be Cody Taylor and Karley Rene. Cody is an actor, musician, and puppeteer recently seen as Reverend John F. Schermerhorn in this past season of “Unto These Hills.” Karley was seen a few years ago as a featured dancer in “Unto These Hills” and has since gone on to complete the prestigious acting apprenticeship at Serenbe Playhouse. Ichabod Crane will be played by Farley Norman, an actor and musician recently graduated from Northern Kentucky University. Katrina Van Tassel will be played by Sarah Elaine, an Atlanta-based actor who has starred in other Brian Clowdus productions, including the title role in “The Noccalula Experience.” Completing the principal cast is Thaddeus Walker, a Mountainside Theatre favorite, who most recently played Junaluska in “Unto These Hills.”

Rounding out the cast is an ensemble of creepy critters including Paloma Power, Meygan Proctor, Michael Steven Brewer, Rachel Lawson, Catherine Cervone, Aimee Renee Robinson, Tamara Sampson, Matthew Frankel, Lori Sanders, and Orlin Brokenshire.

Get Tickets

Where: “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” at Mountainside Theatre, 688 Drama Road

Cherokee, NC 28719

When: October 17- November 3; Thursday–Sunday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Admission: $35 per person; $25 per child 12 and younger. Buy tickets here.


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