LOGAN, W.Va. — Southern Coalition for the ARTS recently announced a series of performances of their holiday offering, “Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas.”
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.”
“Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas” will begin showing in early December at the Coalfield Jamboree in downtown Logan.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]