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11 December 2008


CAST Presents
"Sanders Family Christmas"

The Sanders family is back this holiday season as Community Actors Studio Theatre (CAST) presents Sanders Family Christmas, the sequel to the popular Smoke on the Mountain, which CAST presented several years ago.

Even if you didn't see Smoke on the Mountain, you're bound to enjoy the show in which the Sanders family returns to Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, 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, as well as 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 infections musical brings cheer to audiences of all ages.

Sanders Family Christmas stars Abby Parks, Howard Johnson, Glenn Davenport, Heather Garlick, Cody Harrell and Pati Tiller as the Sanders Family, Hervey Folsom as Sister Ruby Mae and Mike Tyson as the Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe.

Make your plans to attend!

Remaining show dates and times are:

Saturday, December 13- Matinee at 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, December 11-13- 8 p.m.

Sunday, December 14- Matinee at 2:30 p.m.
Note: This performance includes special pre-show entertainent by the CAST youth company, Young Arts for a Better World. Also, CAST Kool Kids will be introduced. These youngsters are students in a spcial year-long grant project provided by the Anniston Community Education Foundation and are being educated in the performing arts and theatre.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, December 18-20- 8 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday, December 20-21- Matinee at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets: Adults - $20.00 and Students - $10.00

Call 820-CAST or go to to purchase tickets

The musical is directed by Kimberley Dobbs with musical direction by Chris Cannon.

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