Director Dan Harvey and music director Pam McNeil are excited to announce the cast for "Smoke on the Mountain":
Mervin Oglethorpe - Stephen Harris
June Sanders - Lori Lee
Burl Sanders - Mark Sawyer
Vera Sanders - Wendi Arms
Stanley Sanders - Scott Waddell
Denise Sanders - Maggie Collins
Dennis Sanders - Alex Tapp
Set in the 1930s, this musical written by Allen Bailey and Connie Ray introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, NC. Pastor Oglethorpe welcomes the family to the church, where their individual stories and beliefs are shared during the concert. The songs vary from standards such as “Amazing Grace” and “I’ll Fly Away” to more obscure tunes such as “Filling Station” and “Christian Cowboy.”
"Smoke on the Mountain" will be presented March 3-6 and 10-13, 2022, at the Tryon Little Theater Workshop.
Thanks to everyone who auditioned, and congratulations to the cast!
Welcome to our 2021-22 season!
To buy tickets, click on the image for each show below.
If you want to purchase handicapped-accessible seats, please call the box office at 828-859-2466. These tickets are not available for purchase online. Please scroll down to read our latest COVID protocols.
SEPTEMBER 16-19 & 23-26, 2021
Book/lyrics by Joe DiPietro - Music by Jimmy Roberts
Directed by Joel Perkin
NOVEMBER 11-14 & 18-21, 2021
Written by Ken Ludwig - Directed by Nancy Winker
MARCH 3-6 & 10-13, 2022
Musical by Allen Bailey & Connie Ray
Director Dan Harvey
Music Director Pam McNeil
MAY 5-8 & 12-15, 2022
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, & Jamie Wooten
Directed by Ben Chumley
Tryon Little Theater's 2021-22 season is dedicated in memory of Connie Clark (Sept. 10, 1942 - Jan. 3, 2021).
Thank you all for your unwavering support. Your financial gifts and words of encouragement on social media have helped us to get through one of the most challenging times in our 73 years.
In June, when we announced our 2021-2022 season, there was great optimism that we might be free from the constraints placed on us by COVID-19. But it appears that we are not yet out of the woods.
To keep our patrons and crew healthy while still allowing our audiences the opportunity to experience exciting live theater, we instituted protocols for our first show of this season, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change." Now, for our upcoming second show, "Baskerville," we have adjusted those protocols slightly:
- SEATING WILL BE LIMITED TO 75% OF CAPACITY. This is only 54 seats per performance and will allow more social distancing space. Because of this limitation, we will be modifying seating arrangements for each show to ensure our guests have as much separation from others as possible.
- ALL ACTORS AND CREW ARE REQUIRED TO BE VACCINATED. VACCINATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED BUT NOT REQUIRED FOR AUDIENCE MEMBERS. While the actors will not be masked during the performance, all TLT support staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks.
- ALL PATRONS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS WHILE IN THE BUILDING. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you.
- RATHER THAN HAVING PATRONS LINE UP AT THE BOX OFFICE, WE WILL HAVE VOLUNTEERS STATIONED AT THE DOOR TO CHECK YOU IN. Your seats in the theater will have your names on them.
- SEATING AREAS, RESTROOMS, AND SURFACES IN THE LOBBY WILL BE DISINFECTED PRIOR TO EACH PERFORMANCE. Hand sanitizer will be available in the lobby and in the restrooms.
- LOBBY DOORS WILL BE LEFT OPEN UNTIL THE SHOW BEGINS, AND DURING INTERMISSION.
It is our hope that our wonderful patrons understand and empathize with our challenges, continuing to be patient as this trying pandemic environment evolves.
We believe our community is enhanced through the arts.
Come enjoy live theater in the friendliest town in the south.
"Smoke on the Mountain"
Tryon Little Theater is a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote and enhance excellence in the creative and artistic within our community by inviting, involving, and developing talent through outreach, education, and performance opportunities, turning fun into an art form.