Smoke on the Mountain at the Lancaster Grand Theatre
Smoke on the Mountain is a musical that was first presented on a New York stage in 1990 and is now one of the most produced shows worldwide. The name of the musical comes from Psalm 104:32: “He who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.”
The play relates the involvement of the Sanders family troupe at a country church Saturday Night Gospel Sing in North Carolina's Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features old hymns and rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders, a traveling gospel group making a return to performing after a five-year hiatus.
Pastor Oglethorpe, the young and enthusiastic minister of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into "the modern world." 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 have endeared themselves to us by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share in their triumphs.
For more information or to purchase tickets call 859.583.1716 or stop by the theatre:
11a.m. - 4p.m., 117 Lexington Street, Lancaster.