LOGAN — Southern Coalition for the ARTS has announced a series of performances for their holiday offering.
“Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas” will begin showing in early December at the Coalfield Jamboree in downtown Logan.
Representatives from the ARTS explained “Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas” is a sequel to the bluegrass and gospel infused musical, “Smoke on the Mountain.”
In March of this year, the ARTS staged several performances of “Smoke on the Mountain.”
The new show features the same cast of characters and many of the same actors from the ARTS’ previous production of “Smoke on the Mountain.”
Residents of Logan may remember the ARTS’ push to take the city back to 1938 – the time period in which “Smoke on the Mountain” is set.
The sequel, however, takes place in another era in American history that is equally representative of tremendous changes taking place in society — 1941.
Production manager for the ARTS, Leah Clay explained, “It’s Dec. 24, 1941, and America is going to war, and Dennis Sanders of the Sanders Family Singers has also heard the call to join the war effort.”
The ARTS will stage performances of “Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas” at the Coalfield Jamboree at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10, 11 and 12. A matinee performance will be played on at 2 p.m. on Dec. 13.
Tickets will cost $12, and special rates for large groups are available. All veterans with a valid military ID will be provided a complimentary ticket.
“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.” added Clay.
Anyone seeking more information about the ARTS or their upcoming production can call the Southern Coalition for the ARTS box office at 304-785-0547 or email [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]