Nicole Goode in Sanders Family Christmas

Nicole Goode as June Sanders

Nicole Goode is a Monroe native. She attended Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge and Baylor University. Currently Nicole works two jobs: Ad Set Supervisor at Kohl’s Department Store and part-time associate in Genealogy/Special Collections at the Ouachita Parish Public Library. She enjoys reading, cosplay, binging TV, and relaxing when she finds the time. Since Fall 2015, she has been appearing in shows here at the Strauss Theater Center, most recently as Aunt March in Little Women. Her favorite role, though, is June Sanders which she is pleased to be reprising. She wants to give a big thank you to her fellow cast and crew members.

Don’t miss Nicole’s reprisal of June in
Sanders Family Christmas. Call the Box Office at 318-323-6681 or order tickets right now ONLINE! Click this LINK to order today.

Micaela Jolly in Sanders Family Christmas

Micaela is a senior at Cedar Creek School in Ruston and will be attending Mississippi College next fall in the pre-medical program. She has appeared in several main stage shows including My Fair Lady, Nice Work if You Can Get it, and most recently, Godspell. She is excited to be taking part in her first main stage Christmas show as the ditzy and beloved Denise Sanders.

Don’t miss Micaela’s portrayal of Denise in
Sanders Family Christmas. Call the Box Office at 318-323-6681 or order tickets right now ONLINE! Click this LINK to order today.

DANGER! Falling Christmas Trees! Sanders Family Christmas

Here in Monroe, we’re full swing into Christmas and Sanders Family Christmas is a MUST-SEE at Strauss Theatre. SFC is the sequel to “Smoke on the Mountain” and we believe even better than the original.  Funny, touching, great gospel and bluegrass music and the best of the best cast. Show also includes a delicious meal from Gator Girls Catering.  

Get moving and get your tickets today. Some nights are already sold out! Order ONLINE or call Donna at 318-323-6681.

Kelly Flores back as Mother Vera Sanders in Sanders Family Christmas

We are thrilled to have Kelly Flores back as Mamma Sanders in SFC. Kelly hails from St. Louis, Mo. and while she is thrilled to be reviving her role as Vera Sanders, she is normally a director and playwright. She’s directed And Then There Were None, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Poe’s Dreams of Madness, Bye Bye Birdie, The Crucible and Fiddler on the Roof to name a few.

Don’t miss Kelly in Sanders Family Christmas. Call Donna at our Ticket Office – 318.323.6681 to secure your tickets. You can also order tickets right now ONLINE! Click this LINK to order today.

Strauss Welcome Michael Matherne to Sanders Family

Michale is no stranger to Strauss. He just recently served in Godspell as Jesus. But he is new to the Smoke on the Mountain family and we are certainly excited to call him part of the Sanders

Michael a freshman English major at The University of Louisiana at Monroe. Michael is part of both the ULM Chamber Choir as well as the ULM Concert Choir. He has been actively involved in theater since he can remember, and will continue to pursue it as a hobby/escape for the rest of his life. Michael has graduated from homeschooling and during his high school years was actively involved at SYAA in roles such as: Beast from Beaty and the Beast, Horton from Horton Hears A Who, and Lord Farquaad from Shrek the Musical. He has also been involved with many shows at the Strauss Theatre Center, such as: Freddy Eynsford-Hill from My Fair Lady, and Jesus from Godspell 2012 Revised Version.

Don’t miss Michael’s portrayal of Dennis Sanders in Sanders Family Christmas. Order tickets right now ONLINE! Click this LINK to order today.

Strauss Welcome Ira Barger

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!
We at Strauss wish you and yours the best Thanksgiving holiday.

Strauss is thankful for Ira Barger. It’s very rare you find the caliber of talent of Ira. He bring a high-level of musicianship to Sanders Family Christmas.

Ira grew up in a musical family in Humphreys County, Mississippi. He is an autodidactic multi-instrumentalist and songwriter with a nearly encyclopedic knowledge of American Traditional and Roots music, especially Blues. He spent his formative years learning his craft from well-known Blues artists in the Mississippi Delta region such as Fat Possum recording artists James “T-Model” Ford and Paul “Wine” Jones. He is known as a highly skilled and dynamic performer who continues to delight and captivate audiences across the Mid-South. 

Don’t miss Ira’s portrayal of Stanley Sanders as he sings the blues, gospel and bluegrass in Sanders Family Christmas. Our offices are closed today but you can order tickets right now ONLINE! Do it while we have ’em. They are going very quickly. Click this LINK to order today.

Sanders Family Christmas is THE Holiday Ticket!

Reprising their roles from Smoke of the Mountain, cast member Alex Matherne (Pastor Mervin Oglethorpe) and Nicole Goode (June Sanders) spark in Sanders Family Christmas.

Seating is limited so call Donna at 318-323-6681 or order ONLINE.
Sanders Family Christmas is THE ticket to get for this Christmas.

Smoke of the Mountain cast presents Sanders Family Christmas

Most of the original cast is back for this second offering of Smoke on the Mountain. Reprising their roles are Spence Young (Daddy Burl), Kelly Flores (Momma Vera), Alex Matherne (Pastor Oglethorpe) and Nicole Goode (June Sanders). And we are excited to add veteran actors Michael Matherne (Dennis) and Michaela Jolly (Denise) portraying the Sanders Twins (Dennis is the boy!).

Seating is limited so call Donna at 318-323-6681 or order ONLINE.
Sanders Family Christmas will make you laugh and sing the songs of Christmas.

Sanders Family Christmas

The cast of Smoke of the Mountain brings forth a funny, down-home, blue-grass Christmas Dinner Theatre show – “Sanders Family Christmas

The show (under the direction of Bob Chambless) is a tapestry of classics like “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Away In A Manger” and many other Christmas staples. And you can bet there’s plenty of humor with the pastor and the Sanders Family.

Sanders Family Christmas will be presented on December 5th, 6th, 7th and 9th. This is sure to be a sell out. Grab your tickets while you can. Call Donna today at 318-323-6681 and purchase tickets or you can buy online at this LINK.