Book by Connie Ray
Conceived by Alan Bailey
Musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick
Directed by Tammy Rodenbaugh
Nov. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
Showtimes at 8:00pm | Sunday matinees at 2:00pm
Smoke on the Mountain tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus. Between songs, each family member “witnesses” – telling a story about an important event in their life. Though they try to appear perfect in the eyes of a congregation who wants to be inspired by their songs, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true – and hilariously imperfect – natures. By the evening’s end, the Sanders family has endeared themselves to us by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share in their triumphs.
Produced through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.