After 21 years, Smoke is still a favorite at the Cumberland County Playhouse; current edition extended until October 4!
The ever-popular Smoke on the Mountain has returned to Tennessee's Family Theater! Now in its twenty-first consecutive year at the Cumberland County Playhouse, Smoke continues to play to sold-out crowds and delight audiences again and again.
French also verifies that the Playhouse has done more performances of this bluegrass/gospel musical comedy than any other theater, anywhere.
"Our company has made Smoke on the Mountain a Playhouse tradition with its longest run anywhere," notes Playhouse Producer and CEO Jim Crabtree.
The setting for Smoke is the year is 1938. It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, NC, and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders Family Singers to provide an uplifting evening of song.
The audience becomes the congregation as two dozen traditional and original hymns weave together with stories of witness from family members, along with a healthy dose of laughter.
Though the Sanders Family try to appear perfect in the eyes of a critical congregation who are skeptical about the whole notion of a "Saturday Night Sing," one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true—and hilariously imperfect—natures.
The honesty, humor (sometimes unintentional!) and faith of this Southern mountain family and the church's new preacher connect strongly with audiences of all ages and faiths, who find themselves part of a very special afternoon or evening.
Leading off this year's cast are Playhouse favorite Patty Payne as June Sanders and new-comer Cody Murphy as Mervin Oglethorpe.
The cast also includes Lauren Marshall, who does double duty as Vera Sanders and the show's Music Director, along with Daniel Black and Bobby Taylor, who'll share the role of Burl Sanders.
Austin Price returns to the cast, this time as Uncle Stanley, as does Malachi Banegas as son Dennis. Newcomer Elizabeth Wyld will appear as Dennis's twin sister Denise.
Whether folks are seeing it for the first time or the twentieth, it's is a true audience favorite. Smoke on the Mountain runs through October 4.
It’s rated G (except for “one word that ought not to be used in church”), is sponsored by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, as it has been from the beginning.
Smoke on the Mountain is on the Mainstage, and is rated G.
Choose your seats and order your tickets online, or call the Playhouse Box Office today at 931-484-5000.
Sponsored by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
CCP operates on 80% earned revenue from ticket sales compared to 52% for most theaters nationally. All CCP productions are made possible through sponsor support, with additional support provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, and from Arts lovers like you. Thank you!
Smoke continues to play to sold-out crowds, delighting audiences again and again.
The show plays the Mainstage thru October 4.
Old Country Store
Order your tickets online, or call the Playhouse Box Office today at 931-484-5000.