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A toe-tapping celebration is to be had during the Hayswood Theatre production of Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming, which will open on Friday.

All performances of Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming will take place at Hayswood Theatre, located at 115 South Capitol Avenue in Corydon, IN. The production will open on July 16 and run on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until August 1. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays will occur at 8 p.m. while Sunday performances will take place at 2 p.m.

Reservations for the production are highly recommended, as there is a limited amout of seats available per performance. Tickets for the production are $12 for adults, $10 for students aged 17 and below, and $10 for senior citizens of at least 65 years of age. To purchase tickets, contact the Corydon Convention and Visitors Bureau at either 812-738-2138 or 888-738-2137.

Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming is set in October 1945, just after the ending of World War II. Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe is getting ready to move to Texas and preach. However, he will give one last sermon at North Carolina's Mount Pleasant Baptist Church before the younger Dennis Sanders becomes pastor. A celebration is to be had with the Sanders family at church, complete with humorous stories and songs of a Bluegrass Gospel style.

Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming is the third musical in a trio of shows about the Sanders family. Smoke on the Mountain, the first play, features the Sanders family participating in a Saturday night sing organized by Oglethorpe. The Sanders Family Christmas, meanwhile, sees the family together one night before Dennis Sanders leaves for World War II

More information about Smoke on the Mountainr: Homecoming can be found by going to the Hayswood Theatre website.

Meanwhile, on July 18 and 20, Hayswood Theatre will hold auditions for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, its first show of the 2010-2011 season. More information about this show can be found here.

(Image from Hayswood Theatre) 

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