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Earl Smith Strand Theatre
Located on the Marietta Square 117 North Park Square Marietta, GA 30060
404-377-9948
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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 28 2012

Great!! Enjoyed it again for my 4th time seeing them.SO funny and music is GREAT!!

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1 review
1 stars
attended Jul 29 2012

This was the most enjoyable event we have been to in years, other than one as good, "The Sanders Family Christmas". This "family" is absolutely fabulous, music the best,... continued

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30 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 27 2012

Great family fun. Good gospel and bluegrass music presented by a talented and experienced cast.

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Website

http://atlantalyrictheatre.com/

Description

It’s back! _ Smoke on the Mountain_, the original runaway hit that spawned two sequels, Sanders Family Christmas and Mount Pleasant Homecoming, returns to the Marietta Square this summer!

If you’ve seen the other two, here’s an opportunity to see the first or to revisit the quirky family in their original gospel concert at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. The popular Smoke on the Mountain features a rural, gospel-singing Baptist family in 1930s North Carolina — loving father Burl, Bible-quoting mother Vera, twin brother Dennis and his star-struck twin sister Denise, the black sheep Uncle Stanley, the non-singing June, and Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe, head of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. The score includes popular hymns including “I’ll Fly Away,” “Power in the Blood,” “Bringing in the Sheaves,” and “I Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now.”

The first in the ever-popular series featuring the singing Sanders Family, Smoke on the Mountain premiered at Marietta’s beloved, now-shuttered Theatre in the Square in 1991. This perennial revival favorite features bluegrass songs from the gospel hit parade, sprinkled with the hapless pranks of this lovable and talented family. Reprising their roles in Smoke on the Mountain are Alan Kilpatrick as Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe, Karen Howell as Vera, Jennifer Akin as June, John Peterson as Burl, and

Scott DePoy as Uncle Stanley.

About the Ticket Supplier: Atlanta Lyric Theatre

Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Atlanta's only local professional musical theater company, was formed in 1980 by Tedi and Robert Langdon and Sally Knap as the Southeastern Savoyards, a repertory theatre company dedicated to presenting the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. The company's first production, Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, was performed at Emory University in December 1980. Later, the company's productions were moved to the Marist School, the 14th Street Playhouse, Center Stage Theater, and then to the Robert Ferst Center for the Arts on the campus of Georgia Tech where the company's main stage performances were produced for seventeen seasons.