The Sanders Family Band is bringing its act to the historic Canton Theatre stage next weekend to show everyone a good time. Cherokee Theatre Company and the Gas Light Players have come together to present “Smoke on the Mountain.”

“We have been putting on this show for close to 10 years now,” Director Tracey Gibson said. “The reason we keep doing it is because when people leave they are filled with joy and nostalgia.”

This musical comedy features the Sanders family and their hilarious history. As a traveling family band in 1938, the Sanders’ end up at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church where they bring “new age” music and stories of their triumphs and truths.

“Smoke on the Mountain” stars local actors Kenneth Kincaid, Thelma “Bay” Cagle, Eric Reinhardt, Andrew Jones, Katie Cagle and Tracey Gibson.

Gibson advises theatergoers to get tickets ahead of time because this joyful and musical show sells out fast.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to bring your entire family out to something full of positive energy with a wonderful message,” Gibson said. “Everyone can enjoy it together. You don’t have to love gospel or bluegrass music — everyone can relate to this story. It makes for a really great family evening.”

“Smoke on the Mountain” performances will be at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 and July 5, 6, 7.

All performances will be held at the Canton Theatre, 171 E. Main St. Tickets are $20 general admission, $18 student/senior/military, and are available at cherokeetheatre.org or 770-591-0282.

Cherokee Theatre Co. was founded in 1986 by a group of theater-lovers who wanted to bring the arts to Cherokee County. They seek to provide a creative environment for theater arts by producing and supporting quality theatrical events for the Cherokee County community. Working with the Gas Light Players allows CTC to ensure that local theater is thriving in Cherokee County, and offers an opportunity to showcase their talents.

Born and raised in the Canton/ Woodstock area, a graduate of Reinhardt University and a lover of life.

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