Act Two Theatre announces auditions for…

Smoke on the Mountain
Book by Connie Ray
Conceived by Alan Bailey
Musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick
Directed by Tammy Rodenbaugh

Tuesday, September 2nd & Thursday, September 4th
7pm to 9pm

Auditions will by appointment and consists of cold readings from the script and a provided cutting from “I’ll Fly Away” (verse and chorus). Please arrive ten minutes before your audition appointment.

The play is written for select cast members to play instruments (guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, piano, etc. All folksy/bluegrass type instruments). If you play an instrument please bring it with you to the auditions and be prepared to play a short piece, preferably while singing.  Not all cast members must play an instrument.

Performance Dates: November 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, and 16th

Play Description: Smoke on the Mountain tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus. Between songs, each family member “witnesses” – telling a story about an important event in their life. Though they try to appear perfect in the eyes of a congregation who wants to be inspired by their songs, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true – and hilariously imperfect – natures. By the evening’s end, the Sanders family has endeared themselves to us by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share in their triumphs.
Character Descriptions:

Mervin Oglethorpe – Pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Late 20’s-30’s.
Burl Sanders – Father and head of the Sanders Family Singing Group. 40’s or older
Vera Sanders- Mother. 40’s or older
Stanley Sanders – Uncle. 40’s or older
Dennis Sanders – Twin. Late teens-20’s
Denise Sanders- Twin. Late teens-20’s
June Sanders – Sister. She plays the “percussion” instruments and “signs.” 20’s


To sign-up for an audition slot, please follow the directions on this link