CU Theater Will Perform 'Smoke on the Mountain'

CU Theater Will Perform 'Smoke on the Mountain'

Feb. 19, 2010

For Immediate Release




By Skye Gardner, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s theater department will take a trip back in time to the year 1938 when it performs “Smoke on the Mountain” March 27 at 7 p.m., March 28 at 3 p.m. and March 29 at 7 p.m..

            Travel to Mount Pleasant, N.C., and join the Sanders Family and Reverend Oglethorpe for an “upliftin’ good time.”

            Cast members include Erin Johnson of Russellville, Ky.; Farrin Marlow and Lyda Adcock of Campbellsville, Ky.; Aubrey Skutt and Matt Hodge of Louisville, Ky.; Kaylynn Best, Kelsey Best and Phillip Carlisle of Harrodsburg, Ky.;

            Megan Massey of Science Hill, Ky.; Melody Hall of Rockfield, Ky.; Edwina Rowell of Guston, Ky.; Reyn Judd of Greensburg, Ky.; Rob Collins of Columbia, Ky.; and Kiel Thorlton of Auburn, Ky.

            “We have a great cast and crew that are working really hard to make this musical production a success,” said Erica Moon, assistant to the director of theater.

            “This show has good gospel music that people are sure to recognize and enjoy. It’s a funny and entertaining show for all ages,” Moon said.

            Moon will be production manager, Dr. Frieda Gebert, associate professor of music at CU, will be directing the show, and Starr Garrett, instructor in theater and director of the theater program at CU, will be the artistic director.

            Tickets will be sold at the door the night of the production. Call 270-789-5266 or email to make reservations. You can also fill out the new reservation form online at

            General admission tickets will be sold for $5, CU employee tickets will be $1, and CU student tickets are free. Chapel credit will be available for attending students.

            Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.