TUSCUMBIA - The Tennessee Valley Art Association (TVAA) is hosting a production of the musical comedy, Smoke on the Mountain, at the outdoor theatre at Ivy Green October 8-10 at 7pm and at 2pm on Sunday, October 11. This popular US favorite tells the story of a 1938 Saturday Night Gospel Singing at a country church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains and it features bluegrass and gospel music. Smoke on the Mountain was originally scheduled for August at The Ritz Theatre in Sheffield, but it had to be postponed.
Tickets for this socially-distanced production are available at www.tennesseevalleyarts.org or by calling TVAA at 256-383-0533.
“This is the first time a production other than The Miracle Worker has been performed on the grounds of Ivy Green, so we are grateful for this partnership,” said TVAA executive director Christi Britten. “This allows us to continue providing theatrical entertainment for the Shoals.”
The venue will be seated at limited capacity with distance between groups, and masks are required. Premium tickets will be chairs in the first four rows at $20 each. Standard tickets are bleacher seating and are $15 each.
This production of Smoke on the Mountain is directed by Andrew Maples and Laura Connolly. Music direction is by Gail Allen with several talented actors and musicians from the Shoals community theatre scene. Smoke on the Mountain features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family. 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.
TVAA will continue to offer safe ways for the community to enjoy theatre. Next up is a production of the audio drama, The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. It will be available to listen to online the week of Halloween.
TVAA’s production is supported by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information about these productions and other TVAA programs, call 256-383-0533.