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‘Smoke on the Mountain’ to open today at Union

‘Smoke on the Mountain’ to open today at Union

Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2008 9:11 pm

Union University’s theater department will present the musical comedy “Smoke on the Mountain” today through Tuesday in the W.D. Powell Theatre on the campus in Jackson. Written by Connie Ray and conceived by Alan Bailey, the performance will feature a seven-piece orchestra and nearly 30 Southern gospel/bluegrass songs. The play is set in the 1930s and introduces the Sanders Family Singers, who perform their songs for the rural Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, N.C. “It’s almost like you’re coming to church,” said Union University theater professor David Burke, who will direct the production. The show will begin at 8 each night, with the exception of the performance on Sunday, which will begin at 2:30 p.m. In addition, a dinner theater will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Carl Grant Events Center. Tickets for the dinner theater are $20 each or two for $35. General admission tickets to the show are $7 and are available at the theater’s box office. For more information, call (731) 661-5287 or 661-5105. Published in The Messenger 10.23.08

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