Smoke on the Mountain

Special Production in Conjunction with Historic Hutch, City of Hutchinson showcasing the Historic Episcopal Church in Hutchinson.

Smoke on the MountainConceived by Alan Bailey and written by Connie Ray with musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick

Directed by: Jim Fahey

Dates: June 19-23

There will be a welcome event at 6:15, doors open at 6:30, the show starts at 7pm

Location: The Historic Episcopal Church, 102 2nd Ave Se, Hutchinson

Cost: $20

About the Play:

Set in the 1930s, this musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, NC. Pastor Oglethorpe welcomes the family to the church, where their individual stories and beliefs are shared during the concert. The audience serves as the members of the congregation.

The score of Smoke on the Mountain consists of almost thirty gospel tunes, all of which could have been performed at the time by such a group. There is a pleasant mixture of energetic rousing numbers, plaintive hymns, and soulful praise songs. The songs vary from the well known, such as “Amazing Grace” and “I’ll Fly Away,” to the more obscure ones, such as “Filling Station” and “Christian Cowboy”.

 The Sanders Family

Burl    (the dad) ……………………………………Andrew Hermodson-Olsen of Brownton

Vera   (the mom)…………………………………………………………Patti Cogley of Hutchinson

Stanley (the uncle)………………………………………………………David Olson of Montrose

Dennis (17 year old twin)………………………………….Kirk Hendrickson of Hutchinson

Denise (17 year old twin)………………………………….Beatrice Winter of Lester Prairie

June (23 year old sister)……………………………………….Elizabeth Lauer of Hutchinson

Mervin Oglethorpe (Pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church)…Adam Krumrie of Hutchinson

Miss Maude…………………………………………………………………….. Catherine Libor Huse

Miss Myrtle…………………………………………………………………………….. Kathy Hanneman

Tickets available online or at these locations: Hutchinson Center for the Arts, Clay Coyote Gallery.

NOTE: HTC Season Passes do NOT qualify or apply to this production.