We are reviving the most popular show in our history, SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, a foot-stomping Bluegrass Gospel Musical. We are making this a special occasion by producing the show at Midland Community Theatre in the Mabee Theatre (small theatre). While we love our home at the VFW, this show deserves good air conditioning and proper toilets.
We have assembled an amazing cast, both veterans and newcomers. BERT BOSTIC (as Burl Sanders) and TRUDIE THOMASON (as Miss June) lead the parade, recreating roles they have played in SMOKE productions in 1993 (MCT) and 2008 (Mavericks). Bert is also the Musical Director, and Trudie is the Stage Director. They are joined by SCOTT AYCOCK (the Preacher), DAVID LINDEMOOD (Brother Stanley), DEB TILLEY (Mother Vera), ERIN DELEVAN (Pearl, the fiddle player) and the Twins, JESSICA LINDEMOOD NOSEK and AARON BEAVER. The setting is a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains in 1938. The preacher has invited the Sanders Family, a traveling gospel group, to bring his tiny church into “the modern world” with song and witness. There are 28 songs, hymns and gospel favorites. The witnessing provides a lot of stories, both funny and serious. You will laugh, cry, clap and stomp your feet, This musical has played for years in Branson, Missouri. It is family friendly. Join us for SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN.Because this is a musical with higher royalties and the rental fees at MCT are more expensive, we have raised our ticket prices to $20 for all performances. Student tickets are $15. The reservation procedure will be the same.