Smoke on the Mountain is one of the most produced shows worldwide. The musical features a rural, gospel-singing Baptist family in 1930's North Carolina — loving father Burl, Bible-quoting mother Vera, twin brother Dennis and his star-struck twin sister Denise, the black sheep Uncle Stanley, the non-singing June, and Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe, head of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.
The score includes popular hymns including "I'll Fly Away," "Power in the Blood," "Bringing in the Sheaves," and "I Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now." The first in the ever-popular series featuring the singing Sanders Family, Smoke on the Mountain premiered at Marietta's Theatre in the Square in 1991. This perennial revival favorite features bluegrass songs from the gospel hit parade, sprinkled with the hapless pranks of this lovable and talented family.