Skillet Lickers star in thirteen shows of ‘Sanders Family Christmas’ at Cumming Playhouse

The Skillet Lickers were back at it — rejoining the cast of ‘Smoke on the Mountain’, whom they had worked with on two earlier occasions both in 2015 and 2016 in the hit musical, ‘Smoke on the Mountain’, this time for the popular show’s lesser-known sequel, ‘Sanders Family Christmas’.

The show was certainly a hit in Cumming, with nearly every show near or at capacity. “We knew this show would be a big success, especially with this amazing cast, along with the support this community has shown us in ‘Smoke on the Mountain’, plus with it being Christmas time… everything seemed to work out perfectly and we want to thank everyone who came out to join us over the past three weekends. Also, a special thanks to this cast who has worked tirelessly on this production for multiple months, along with the band, our great sound and lights technician, Deryl Cape, and of course, our great director, Glenda Gray. We can’t wait to rejoin this group again real soon — it’s always a highlight of our year when we get to join these folks,” says Russ Tanner of the Skillet Lickers, who also assumed the role of executive producer in this year’s production.

Like its counterpart, ‘Smoke on the Mountain’, this show mixed inspiring spiritual messages with hilarious comedy and great music — except this time, with a Christmas flare. The show ran from Friday, November 24th through Sunday, December 10th with shows on Thursdays, Fridays, two on Saturdays, and a matinee on Sundays. (There was one snowed-out show on Friday, December 8th).

Sunday’s finale also marked the Skillet Lickers’ final public show of 2017. The band hopes to announce spring 2018 tour dates in the near future, but in the meantime, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

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