Interpreted Show: Smoke on the Mountain – DFW




Book by Connie Ray
Conceived by Alan Bailey
Musical Arrangements by
Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick
Directed by Taffy Geisel

Music Direction by Cheri Mega

Production Runs August 29 – October 4, 2014

Hurst, Texas, August 18, 2014 – Artisan Center Theater proudly presents SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN at its newly renovated 195 seat theater-in-the-round. The theater is located in the historic Belaire Plaza at 444 East Pipeline Road. The show runs Friday August 29 – Saturday October 4, 2014. Performances are at 7:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with 3:00pm matinees on Saturdays 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4/2014. Reserved seating tickets are $20.00 for adults, $18.00 for students and seniors, and $9.00 for children 12 and under. Monday through Thursday tickets are $16.00. The box office number is 817-284-1200. More information can be found on the website at

SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN will be interpreted for the deaf and hearing impaired by Haley Brazell and Lauren Drinkard on Tuesday September 2, 2014 at 7:30pm.


SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, a gospel musical that replicates an old-timey hymn singing, takes place at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in rural North Carolina. The year is 1938, when prayers were prompted by, among other things, layoffs at the local pickle plant. Seeking to fill the pews, Pastor Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders Family Singers to provide an upliftin’ evening of singin’ and witnessin’. More than two dozen gospel songs, many of them vintage pop hymns, and hilarious stories from the more or less devout Sanders provide a richly entertaining evening that has everyone clapping, singing, laughing, and cheering.

Connie Ray wrote SMOKE using an idea by Alan Bailey. It ran off-Broadway from 1988 to 1995, featuring familiar hymns arranged by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick.

About Us:
Artisan Center Theater is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, non-equity community theater-in-the-round located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst, Texas. Artisan produces 9 main stage and 9 children’s shows a year and has an eleven year track record of high quality, entertaining, award winning, family-friendly musicals, comedies, and dramas. For more information on Artisan visit

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