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The Wetumpka Depot Players Presents SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAINThe Wetumpka Depot Players Presents SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

The Wetumpka Depot Players are sending out smoke signals to River Region theatre patrons. The award-winning, Off-Broadway musical is returning to the Depot stage in celebration of the Depot's 35th Anniversary Season and opens on July 30. (more...)

Wetumpka Depot Players to Open SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, 7/30Wetumpka Depot Players to Open SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

?The Wetumpka Depot Players are sending out smoke signals to River Region theatre patrons. The award-winning, Off-Broadway musical is returning to the Depot stage in celebration of the Depot's 35th Anniversary Season and opens on July 30. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Candlelight Pavilion Brings Back Crowd-Pleasing SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAINBWW Reviews: Candlelight Pavilion Brings Back Crowd-Pleasing SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN
by Don Grigware - Apr 14, 2015

Satire on religion can be fun to watch. Take The Book of Mormon, for example, with its ferocious attack on innocence and man-made intervention. On a much smaller scale, Smoke on the Mountain is an intimate up close theatrical experience that comes to life via its bluegrass-style gospel musical numbers. Some of the stories as told by the Sanders family, a group of traveling singers/musicians, who perform a one-night gig circa 1938 at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant, North Carolina are wrenchingly funny. In a well-directed and very well-cast revival at Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre, Smoke on the Mountain becomes a real audience pleasing entertainment. (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Stages SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS, Now thru 12/14Atlanta Lyric Theatre Stages SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Atlanta Lyric Theatre is proud to announce a holiday addition to its lineup! They're back! The Sanctified Sanders Family Singers return to the Marietta Square to celebrate the holidays with faith, family, and old-fashioned fun. Sanders Family Christmas, starring several members of the original Theatre in the Square cast, plays tonight, December 5-14, 2014 at First United Methodist Church of Marietta's Family Life Hall (56 Whitlock Ave., Marietta). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Circuit Playhouse Rubs Noses With the SANDERSBWW Reviews: Circuit Playhouse Rubs Noses With the SANDERS
by Joseph Baker - Dec 1, 2014

SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS Sweetly Blends the Serious and the Silly (more...)

Cumberland County Playhouse's 2015 Season to Feature THE WIZARD OF OZ, MARY POPPINS & MoreCumberland County Playhouse's 2015 Season to Feature THE WIZARD OF OZ, MARY POPPINS & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Cumberland County Playhouse's 2015 Golden Anniversary Season features stories of Tennessee, the South, and families, in new comedies and musicals by nationally recognized Tennessee playwrights and songwriters. The Playhouse continues to feature strong local talent, in both new works and great family favorites like The Wizard of Oz and the professional regional premiere of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins. Unlike movies and touring shows, attending a performance at the Playhouse keeps millions of entertainment dollars in the Tennessee economy, creating performance and production jobs and career opportunities! (more...)

BWW Previews: Cumberland County Playhouse Celebrates 50th Anniversary with 2015 SeasonBWW Previews: Cumberland County Playhouse Celebrates 50th Anniversary with 2015 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 26, 2014

First Night Award winning playwrights Dietz Osborne and Nate Eppler's Southern Fried Funeral will be featured among productions celebrating the Golden Anniversary of Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse in 2015. (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre to Stage SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS, 12/5-14Atlanta Lyric Theatre to Stage SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS, 12/5-14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Atlanta Lyric Theatre is proud to announce a holiday addition to its lineup! They're back! The Sanctified Sanders Family Singers return to the Marietta Square to celebrate the holidays with faith, family, and old-fashioned fun. Sanders Family Christmas, starring several members of the original Theatre in the Square cast, plays December 5-14, 2014 at First United Methodist Church of Marietta's Family Life Hall (56 Whitlock Ave., Marietta). (more...)

Photo Coverage: SIDE SHOW Cast Celebrates at Opening Night PartyPhoto Coverage: SIDE SHOW Cast Celebrates at Opening Night Party
by Linda Lenzi - Nov 18, 2014

The completely reimagined revival of Side Show opened last night, November 17, at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there to capture the cast glammed up and celebrating at the party! (more...)

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Brings Shocking RevealsBWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Brings Shocking Reveals
by Desiree Fantal - Nov 7, 2014

Thanks to medical shows like ER and GREY'S ANATOMY, I am terrified that my penchant for French fries as a meal in and of itself, mixed with tying my shoe laces too tight will cause an aneurysm to explode in my brain one day. (more...)

Scoop: GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC - Tonight, November 6, 2014Scoop: GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC - Tonight, November 6, 2014
by TV Scoop - Nov 6, 2014

Get all the scoop on GREY'S ANATOMY, airing on ABC tonight, November 6, 2014! (more...)

A SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight at Cumberland County PlayhouseA SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight at Cumberland County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Beginning tonight, October 31, A Sanders Family Christmas, the heartwarming sequel to Connie Ray and Alan Bailey's wildly successful bluegrass/gospel musical Smoke on the Mountain, returns to Cumberland County Playhouse for its sixteenth year! It's Christmas Eve, 1941, and America is going to war. So is Dennis Sanders of the Sanders Family Singers. So the family gathers for one last holiday sing at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church before Dennis ships out to boot camp. Join Pastor Mervin Oglethorpe and the rest of the family as they share their music and witness - and send Dennis off with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five Southern Gospel Christmas favorites. (more...)

A SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS Begins 10/31 at Cumberland County PlayhouseA SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS Begins 10/31 at Cumberland County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Beginning Friday, October 31, A Sanders Family Christmas, the heartwarming sequel to Connie Ray and Alan Bailey's wildly successful bluegrass/gospel musical Smoke on the Mountain, returns to Cumberland County Playhouse for its sixteenth year! It's Christmas Eve, 1941, and America is going to war. So is Dennis Sanders of the Sanders Family Singers. So the family gathers for one last holiday sing at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church before Dennis ships out to boot camp. Join Pastor Mervin Oglethorpe and the rest of the family as they share their music and witness - and send Dennis off with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five Southern Gospel Christmas favorites. (more...)

Scoop: GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC - Thursday, November 6, 2014Scoop: GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC - Thursday, November 6, 2014
by - Oct 20, 2014

Get all the scoop on GREY'S ANATOMY, airing on ABC on Thursday, November 6, 2014! (more...)

Cumberland County Playhouse's 'SMOKE,' and 'SANDERS' Coming to Dayton this FallCumberland County Playhouse's 'SMOKE,' and 'SANDERS' Coming to Dayton this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

MainStreet Dayton and The Scopes Festival bring Cumberland County Playhouse's productions of Smoke on the Mountain and A Sanders Family Christmas to the historic Scopes Trial Courtroom of Rhea County Courthouse this September and November. Smoke on the Mountain (rated G, sponsored by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store), now in its 21st year at the Playhouse, and touring the Southeast, plays in Dayton on September 28 at 3:00 PM EDT, with A Sanders Family Christmas (rated G), in its 16thCCP season, visiting on Nov. 30, also at 3:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Amanda Green's SPRING TRUNK SHOW at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Amanda Green's SPRING TRUNK SHOW at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

On Monday, April 14, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated songwriter Amanda Green and her Broadway friends in 'Amanda Green's Spring Trunk Show'. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Welcomes Back Sanders Family Christmas TonightAtlanta Lyric Theatre Welcomes Back Sanders Family Christmas Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Atlanta Lyric Theatre has announced a holiday addition to its lineup! They're back! The SanctifiEd Sanders Family Singers return to the Marietta Square to celebrate the holidays with faith, family, and old-fashioned fun. Sanders Family Christmas, starring the beloved original Theatre in the Square cast, plays tonight, December 13-22, 2013 at First United Methodist Church of Marietta's Family Life Hall (56 Whitlock Ave., Marietta). (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre to Welcome Back Sanders Family Christmas, 12/13-22Atlanta Lyric Theatre to Welcome Back Sanders Family Christmas, 12/13-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Atlanta Lyric Theatre has announced a holiday addition to its lineup! They're back! The Sanctified Sanders Family Singers return to the Marietta Square to celebrate the holidays with faith, family, and old-fashioned fun. Sanders Family Christmas, starring the beloved original Theatre in the Square cast, plays December 13-22, 2013 at First United Methodist Church of Marietta's Family Life Hall (56 Whitlock Ave., Marietta). (more...)

HANDS ON A HARDBODY Cast and Creatives Set For Birdland TonightHANDS ON A HARDBODY Cast and Creatives Set For Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2013

Ghostlight Records will celebrate their Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical HANDS ON A HARDBODY another special event this month. Green will host the concert Amanda Green and Friends at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street) tonight, September 29 at 6:00 PM to celebrate the album's release. Her special guests will include Keith Carradine, Allison Case, Jenn Colella, Van Hughes, Janet Krupin, Kathleen Monteleone, Jim Newman, Jacob Ming-Trent, Jon Rua and William Youmans. The singers will be backed by members of the original Broadway 'Pit Crew' for Hardbody, including Musical Director Matt Gallagher on piano, Skip Krevens on pedal steel, Shannon Ford on drums and Skip Ward on bass. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This WeekendTop Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Sep 22, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 22, 2013 - Sunday, September 22, 2013. (more...)

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