Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Bluegrass, family shows top Shreveport Little Theater box office records; sequel Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming plays Sept 13 - 16 at LSUS Theater

Shreveport Little Theatre’s box office will open Sept 4 for Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming, a bluegrass musical appropriate for the family, says Robert Darrow. It will be staged Sept 13, 14, 15 at 8 p.m., with matinees on September 15 and 16 at 2 p.m. at the University Center Theater at LSUS.

It is part three of a trilogy that follows Smoke on the Mountain and Sanders Family Christmas. The first two productions of the trilogy broke all box office records for the Shreveport Little Theatre.

Returning Sanders family cast members include Bill Conly, Bonnie Bailey, Kevin Teague, Kim A. Price, Bonnie Beth Bailey, Charles Stewart, Betty Baker, Warren Grafton, and Rachael Munro. New cast members include Michael Blake Powell, as the preacher, and Mandy Perdue, Carolyn Bryant, Shae Carson, Wyatt Carson, and Bob Bailey.

Robert Darrow directs. D.J. Harman returns as musical director with Cliff and Joycie Yount’s Bluegrass Strings band, including Gene Aultman, Zane Jackson, Ron Williams, and Warren Grafton. Others in the production crew include, Mandy Perdue, stage manager, Debbie Hicks, set design and painting, and David White, lighting design.

Tickets: $20.
Box office: noon to 4:00 pm; 424-4439.

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