‘Smoke on the Mountain’ back on stage in Milledgeville

lshirley@macon.comNovember 15, 2013 

“Smoke on the Mountain” will be staged at Allen’s Market in Milledgeville.

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When “Smoke on the Mountain” returns to Milledgeville this weekend, all of the same Milledgeville Players who performed in the production of the trilogy a few years ago will return to the same roles they played before.

The first play introduces the Sanders family and gives the audience a chance to really get to know them, said Randy Cannon, executive director of Allied Arts, which partners with the Milledgeville Players to present the show.

“The Allen’s Market Building is transformed into Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, with the audience as the congregation, and they see the Sanders family come in and minister through their music,” he said. “The first year we did the show, we had people call and ask how to contact the family to have them perform at their church.”

Set in the 1930s, “Smoke on the Mountain” consists of 27 gospel tunes, according to a news release, and follows the family as they “share their individual stories and beliefs.” “It’s absolutely hilarious and a very well-written piece. People talk about it for weeks after seeing it. We often sell out every performance,” Cannon said, adding that the two groups plan to bring the sequels back to Milledgeville as well. “You can’t do one without doing the other two.”

“Smoke on the Mountain”

When: 8 p.m. Nov. 15-16 and Nov. 21-23; 2 p.m. Nov. 17 and 24

Where: Allen’s Market, 102 W. McIntosh St., Milledgeville

Cost: $15, reserve tickets only

Information: 478-314-4054

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