Auditions set July 28, 29 for ‘Homecoming’
It’s October, 1945, and the gospel‑singing Sanders Family is back together again for the minor musical “Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming.” The war is over and America’s years of prosperity are just beginning.
But there’s another kind of rite of passage at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, where Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe is giving his last service. He’s been called to preach in Texas, and he’s already bought a 10-gallon hat and is preparing to ride into the sunset with his wife, June, who is eight months pregnant.
Tomorrow morning, young Dennis Sanders takes over as Mount Pleasant’s pastor. Join the Sanders family as they send Mervin and June off in style, with hilarious and touching stories and 25 toe-tapping Bluegrass Gospel favorites.