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Sanders Family Christmas - Orange Community Players

The Orange Community Players are performing Sanders Family Christmas on three weekends in the next month.  Sanders Family Christmas is a sequel to the play they did last fall, Smoke on the Mountain (my review here).  Here's the description from the Orange Community Players website:

In this sequel to the ever popular Smoke on the Mountain, the Sanders family returns to Mount Pleasant, NC, home of the Mount Pleasant Pickle Factory. It's Christmas Eve, 1941. Reverend Oglethorpe has invited them to the Baptist Church to sing and witness, getting the congregation into the down home holiday spirit before the boys, including one of the Sanders' own, are shipped off to World War II.

More than two dozen Christmas carols, many of them vintage hymns, and hilarious yuletide stories from the more or less devout Sanders family keep the audience laughing, clapping and singing along with bluegrass Christmas favorites. Richly entertaining, this wildly infectious musical brings cheer to audiences eager to see how their friends from Smoke on the Mountain have been getting along.

Friday, 8 pm, is opening night (I'll be going the following weekend because we'll be in Asheville seeing daughter's dance performance).  They're performing the play at a number of churches:

Nov. 12 - Pleasant Green UMC, Durham
Nov. 13 - First Baptist Church, Hillsborough
Nov. 19 - Cedar Grove UMC, Cedar Grove
Nov. 20 - Walnut Grove UMC, Hurdle Mills
Dec. 3 - Antioch Baptist Church, Chapel Hill
Dec. 4 - Central Orange Senior Center, Hillsborough

You can buy tickets at the door or online at the OCP website.

I enjoyed last year's performance so much that I saw it twice.  I'm expecting that this performance will be the same!


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