Historic High Country / Ellijay

Live Theatre - Smoke on the Mountain

Dates : 10/6/17 - 10/22/17
George Link, Jr Gilmer Arts Playhouse
135 Dalton Street
Ellijay, GA 30540

706-635-5626 | 706-635-5605
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  • Kathi Harper Hill, author, will sign books in the lobby at intermission on Sat. evenings shows

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  • One of the many books written by Kathi Harper Hill

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Smoke on the Mountain tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina'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 "the modern world." Between songs, each family member "witnesses" – 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 - and hilariously imperfect - natures. By the evening's end, the Sanders Family have endeared themselves to us by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share in their triumphs.

Performance Schedule:

October 6-8, Friday and Saturday, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.
October 13-15 and 20-22, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

10% discount on tickets for groups of 10 or more.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Friday: 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    Saturday: 7:30PM - 9:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    General Admission $20


    Group Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible

    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway


    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


    Entertainment, Family Friendly, Music & Concerts, Performing Arts & Theater