Interpreted Show: Sanders Family Christmas – DFW




Book by Connie Ray Conceived by Alan Bailey
Musical Arrangements by
John Foley and Gary Fagin
Directed by Kristi Taylor

Music Direction by Cheri Mega

Production Runs November 14 – December 20, 2014

Hurst, Texas, November 4, 2014 – Artisan Center Theater proudly presents SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS 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 November 14 – December 20, 2014. Performances are at 7:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with 3:00pm matinees on Saturdays 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20/2014. 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 Zachary Rocha and Caroline McDonald on Tuesday November 18, 2014 at 7:30pm.

At Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, it is a Wednesday night, December 24, 1941, eighteen days after Pearl Harbor and FDR’s declaration of war. Though the war has been gaining momentum in the US for several years, the direct involvement in battle at Christmastime has brought family members from far and wide for what might be their last holiday together. The Sanders Family first performed at Mount Pleasant Baptist in June of 1938, after a five-year hiatus from the Gospel Circuit. Since then, they have returned to Mount Pleasant each year at Homecoming. This is their last performance before the war forces the group to disband.

If you loved SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN you will love this holiday-themed sequel. The Sanders Family is back with their own special way of celebrating. SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS is packed with lots of Christmas carols and Gospel songs that will send you on your way singing through the rest of the holidays.

Who: Artisan Center Theater, a 195 seat theater-in-the-round
When: November 14 – December 20, 2014
Where: The Belaire Plaza, 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas
Director: Kristi Taylor
Showtimes: 7:30pm M/T/Th/F/Sat with 3:00pm matinees on Saturdays 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20/2014.
Tickets: Weekends are $20.00 for adults, $18.00 for students and senior citizens, $9.00 for children 12 and under. Mondays through Thursdays are $16.00 for ages 13 and up and $7.00 for 12 and under.

Reservations: Call 817-284-1200; web site:

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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