It’s Christmas Eve 1941. The Depression is coming to a close, but 18 days after the attack on Pearl harbor, the threat of war has just begun. The Sanders Family are about to say a bittersweet goodbye to their only son, who is shipping out with the Marine Corps. But before he goes, The Sanders Family Singers are heading up the annual Christmas celebration at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe (who works part-time at the local pickle plant) and The Sanders Family attempt to raise the spirits of their faithful flock (the audience) in a rousing, hilarious and heart-warming Christmas gospel sing-along of cherished holiday hymns and carols. There’s Uncle Stanley; the family’s patriarch, Burl; and his scripture-quoting wife, Vera; the twins Dennis and Denise and their signing sister June.
Don’t miss the opportunity to make this limited holiday engagement part of your family’s holiday traditions