516 S Trade St
P.O. Box 654
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
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Auditions Dec. 5 & 6 for "Smoke on the Mountain"

Auditions for Tryon Little Theater's production of "Smoke on the Mountain" will be held on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 3 pm and Monday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 pm at the TLT Workshop, 516 S. Trade St., Tryon. Directed by Dan Harvey with musical direction by Pam McNeil, this musical will be presented March 3-6 & 10-13, 2022, at the TLT Workshop.

The play takes place in 1938 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant, NC on a Saturday night where the Sanders Family Singers have come for a Saturday night singing. The family plays instruments, sings gospel songs, and each tells stories about themselves and the family. The play includes lots of humor and many bluegrass and familiar gospel songs. This show will appeal to the entire family.

Needed:  4 men, 3 women


Mervin Oglethorpe (pastor): limited singing role, strong comedic actor

The Sanders Family: strong singers and actors:

     Burl (Father): 45-65, plays guitar or standup bass

     Stanley (Burl’s brother): 45-65, plays guitar or standup bass

     Vera (Burl’s wife): 45-65, plays piano

     Denis and Dennis (twins): 16-22

     June (older daughter): 25-30, non-singing role/strong comedic actor, plays small percussion instruments and uses “her own version” of sign language

Auditions will include:

1. Reading from the script

2. Performing a short song in the gospel/bluegrass style. If you are auditioning for the roles of Burl, Stanley, or Vera, prepare the song using the musical instruments suggested above.

An accompanist will be provided for those not auditioning with other instruments.


NOTE: ALL actors, staff, and crew MUST BE fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before rehearsals begin in January.

Questions?  Call Jody McPherson (Producer)  828-506-3379          


Click on the buttons below to fill out an audition application online or download an application. If you download it, please fill it out and bring it when you come to audition. 

For more information, call 828-859-2466 and leave a message. We hope to see you at auditions!

Reminder: All actors will be required to have been fully vaccinated.