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‘Smoke on the Mountain’ returns to Ansonia Theatre

Cast of the Ansonia Theatre production of "Smoke on the Mountain." Contributed photo

The Ansonia Theatre in Wadesboro is bringing back it’s biggest selling show of all time.

“Smoke on the Mountain” first hit the Ansonia stage in 2017, and people flocked to see it, bringing on an extended run. Now it’s back by popular demand and is returning to the stage March 3-12.

“Smoke on the Mountain” is the hilarious and uplifting story of the Sanders Family Singers who are back on the gospel circuit for the first time in years. Set in 1936, Burl and Vera Sanders are joined by their children and other relatives at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church for it’s first Saturday Night Sing. This lovable family brings their songs and their witness to the good folks of Mount Pleasant who are not quite ready for the Sanders family and all their quirky ways.

Director Tommy Wooten plays Burl Sanders alongside Terra Medlock as Vera, Donald Perkins as Stanley, Mark Traywick as Rev. Oglethorpe, Teri Brown as Miss Myrtle, Maggie Gibson as Miss Maudie, Gail Litaker as Aunt Gail, Larry Moree as Cousin Larry, Kimberly Smith as Denise, Paige Mercer as Daisy and Ayla Perkins as June Sanders, the oldest daughter who doesn’t sing. Not one to just sit idly by, June has created her own special sign language that she hilariously shares with the audience throughout the evening.


This musical will fill your heart with joy and tickle your funny bone. It’s perfect for the whole family and a big hit with Sunday School classes and social groups. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Get your tickets online at ansoniatheatre.com or call 704-694-4950.

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