Photo Flash: Christmas Continues In July With SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS Running Thru 8/22
It's a familiar cast in a new show to Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre as it celebrates Christmas in July with the singing Sanders family. Sanders Family Christmas, the original sequel to Smoke on the Mountain, is live on stage this summer through Aug. 22.
Come back to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church as the audience plays the role of the congregation for this festive occasion. The Sanders Family have been invited to return for singing and witnessing on Christmas Eve, 1941, before sending the boys off to World War II. Even one of the Sanders' own, Dennis, will be called to serve his country.
Catch up with all the entertaining characters from Smoke on the Mountain! Dozens of carols -- including vintage hymns --- add to the fun-loving Yuletide stories of the more-or-less devout Sanders Family in this down-home and heartfelt production written by Connie Ray.
The cast consists of returning favorites including Sara Hund as June Sanders, the hilarious "signing" sister; John Vessels as Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe, pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church; Jayson Elliott as Stanley Sanders, the unrefined uncle; Andrew M. Ross as "the boy" twin, Dennis Sanders, and Bob Payne as the patriarch, Burl Sanders.
Joining them in this production are Laura Goins as "the girl" twin, Denise Sanders, and Lynne Perkins as the matriarch, Vera Sanders. Jeff Stockberger returns to direct Sanders Family Christmas, as he has for the previous two Smoke on the Mountain shows at Beef & Boards.
There are 54 performances of Sanders Family Christmas in the intimate atmosphere of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Tickets range from $34 to $57, and include Chef Odell Ward's dinner buffet, fruit & salad bar and unlimited coffee, tea and lemonade. Parking is always free.
For reservations, call the Box Office at 317.872.9664 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays).
The Sanders family
Andrew M. Ross, Laura Goins, and Sarah Hund
Sarah Hund and John Vessels