|Auditions Begin Nov. 11th for Masonic Players Production|
Clifton Forge, VA (Nov. 4, 2017) - The Masonic Players will be holding auditions for their potential spring production of "Smoke on the Mountain" (back by popular demand), written by Connie Ray and conceived by Alan Bailey, licensed by Samuel French. Auditions will be held Saturday, November 11th, from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM and 4-6 PM at the Historic Masonic Theatre in the WestRock Community Room on the third floor. For more information and a copy of the music selections or script parts, please call Wilma McClung at 540-958-0479 or email to Imthewill@aol.com. The production is slated to be Directed by Wilma McClung and Dr. David Crandall, Music Director.
Interested actors should RSVP as soon as possible, so song choices and script sides can be sent, Please indicate which part(s) you are interested in. Second casting call on November 18th, if required.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Smoke on the MountainÂ tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolinaâ€™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. Pastor Oglethorpe, the young and enthusiastic minister of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into â€śthe modern world.â€ť Between songs, each family member â€świtnessesâ€ť â€“ 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 â€“ and hilariously imperfect â€“ natures. By the eveningâ€™s end, the Sanders Family have endeared themselves to us by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share in their triumphs.
Singing abilities necessary along with acting talents, musical ability helpful, i.e. guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass, piano, but not necessary.
MERVIN OGLETHORPE - Pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, late 20s/30sâ€¨BURL SANDERS - father, 40s/60sâ€¨
VERA SANDERS - mother, 40s/60sâ€¨
STANLEY SANDERS - uncle, late 40s/60sâ€¨DENNIS and DENISE SANDERS - twins, must be able to play 17â€¨
JUNE SANDERS - sister, 20s/30â€™s who canâ€™t sing, but has to be very good at comedic timing.
For more information regarding events at The Historic Masonic Theatre, please visit www.historicmasonictheatre.com.