Gospel infused musical, Sanders Family Christmas runs Dec. 2,3 & 4


Performances of the gospel infused musical set for Dec. 2,3 & 4

By Owen Wells - [email protected]



“Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas,” will be brought to life on the Coalfield Jamboree’s historic stage by Southern Coalition for the ARTS December 2, 3, and 4. Show times will be December 2 at 7 p.m., December 3 at 7 p.m. and December 4 will bring two chances to see the show at 3 and 7 p.m.


LOGAN, W.Va. — A musical brimming with old time and bluegrass renditions of classic hymns and Christmas songs set in a southern community dealing with the outbreak of World War II will open at the Coalfield Jamboree December 2.

“Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas,” will be brought to life on the Coalfield Jamboree’s historic stage by Southern Coalition for the ARTS December 2, 3, and 4.

Show times will be December 2 at 7 p.m., December 3 at 7 p.m. and December 4 will bring two chances to see the show at 3 and 7 p.m.

“Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas” is a sequel to the bluegrass and gospel infused musical “Smoke on the Mountain” which the ARTS has previously brought to life on stage.

“The ARTS is excited to bring this production of “Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas” to the Coalfield Jamboree stage this holiday season. We would like to invite everyone to join Pastor Mervin Oglethorpe and the rest of the Sanders Family as they send Dennis off with hilarious and touching stories and 25 of our favorite southern gospel Christmas songs,” production manager for the ARTS, Leah Clay explained

The show features a host of Christmas and gospel classics including, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Away In a Manger, Silent Night, Silver Bells, O Holy Night and Hark the Herald Angel Sing.”

The cast of the “Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas” is as follows:

Mervin Oglethorpe — Joshua D. Butcher

Burl Sanders — Jeff Lane

Vera Sanders — Marty Noe

Stanley Sanders — Ray Perry

Dennis Sanders — Robert Fields

Denise Sanders — Rachel Noe-Maynard

June Sanders — Jamie Dempsey Butcher

Merle Sanders — Bill Miller

Rachel Noe Maynard, artistic director for the ARTS noted, ”It has been an absolute joy to direct and be a part of this cast. I have never laughed so hard in a rehearsal process or felt so close to a cast. We may not all be an actual family, but we are a family — through and through. Our first rehearsal felt just like coming home for the holidays. Please make it a priority to see this show. It will warm your heart and make you laugh until your sides hurt. It will leave you with a feeling of hope and happiness and holiday spirit. Our communities need the arts and supporting them with ticket sales is such a huge part of how The ARTS can bring quality, family entertainment to our area every year. Plus, you’ll just have a great time!”

Anyone seeking more information about the ARTS or their upcoming production, “Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas” can call the Southern Coalition for the ARTS box office at 304-785-0547 or find them on Facebook at facebook.com/theartswv.

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“Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas,” will be brought to life on the Coalfield Jamboree’s historic stage by Southern Coalition for the ARTS December 2, 3, and 4. Show times will be December 2 at 7 p.m., December 3 at 7 p.m. and December 4 will bring two chances to see the show at 3 and 7 p.m.
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_IMG_0213-CMYK.jpg“Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas,” will be brought to life on the Coalfield Jamboree’s historic stage by Southern Coalition for the ARTS December 2, 3, and 4. Show times will be December 2 at 7 p.m., December 3 at 7 p.m. and December 4 will bring two chances to see the show at 3 and 7 p.m.
Performances of the gospel infused musical set for Dec. 2,3 & 4

By Owen Wells

[email protected]

Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]

Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]

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