Smoke on the Mountain
Lamb's Players have moved itspopular version of Connie Ray's bluegrass gospel musical to the Avo Playhouse for a limited run. Using mostly old hymns, familiar to many but not all members of the audience, the production's a rousing, energetic romp on traditional Christmas themes. Set in a Mount Pleasant, North Carolina Baptist church in 1938, it focuses on the Sanders Family Singers, a colorful, lively clan that's a mite accident prone. Each character has a monologue and a featured song, and the Lamb's cast performs with gusto. The drawback is music unfamiliar to someone without a Christian church-going background, and some of the monologues suffer from inferior writing and awkward placement. Musical director Jon Lorenz does an impressive job coaching the cast on vocals and playing various instruments.Worth a try.
— Review by Larry Steckling
Ongoing until Sunday, March 18, 2018
|Saturdays, 4pm & 7:30pm|