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.

Sanders Family Christmas perfect group Christmas event

Sanders Family Christmas is the sequel to the bluegrass gospel musical, “Smoke on the Mountain”.  Sanders Family Christmas Dinner Theatre is a musical is the perfect Christmas outing for your family or group and includes a delicious meal from Gator Girls Catering.  

It’s easy to get lost in the consumerism of Christmas, but sometimes simple is better. If you want a healthy dose of sweetness and some fun holiday cheer, then Strauss Dinner Theatre has just the thing: The homespun witticisms and throwback sentiments of Sanders Family Christmas run begins Thursday, Dec 5th, Dec 6th, Dec 7thand Monday Dec 9thbeginning at 6:30 with doors opening at 6pm.

THE best show this Christmas Season. Order tickets right now ONLINE! Click this LINK to order today.

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.

Gator Girls to cater SFC!

Strauss is excited to welcome The Gator Girls as our caterer for Sanders Family Christmas Dinner Theatre (Dec 5, 6, 7 and 9). Gator Girls has recently garnered the 2019 Best of the Delta WINNER for Best Caterer.

What’s on the MENU for Sanders Family Christmas? Comfort Food that all southerners love!

Salad Bar: Fresh Spinach with ranch, Italian, & honey mustard
Chicken & Dumplings
Hamburger Steak with gravy & onions
Vegetarian option – Garlic butter & herb angel hair pasta
Corn casserole
Lima beans with ham
Black-eyed Peas
Biscuits and Corn Bread
Peach Cobbler
Apple pie

Don’t miss great food from Gator Girls, Adult beverages of Beer/Wine and THE best show this Christmas Season. Order tickets right now ONLINE! Click this LINK to order today.

Treat yourself for the holidays – Sanders Family Christmas

We are now into full-blown Christmas! Whether your taking a rest from Black Friday Shopping or just getting ready for a weekend of football, you’re checking out the web, you have an opportunity to do something for yourself and your significant other that will bring you lot’s of laughs, great food and beverages plus get you into the Christmas Spirit – SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS DINNER THEATRE. Grab your tickets for this show today!

WHAT: Sanders Family Christmas
WHERE: Strauss Theatre 1300 Lamy Lane Monroe, LA 318.323.6681
WHEN: Thursday 12/5, Friday 12/6, Saturday 12/7 & Monday, 12/9 $50 which includes a great meal from Gator Girls, Wine/Beer and the best show in town – Sanders Family Christmas.

Seating is limited so order ONLINE.
Sanders Family Christmas is going fast. Secure tickets before Thanksgiving holidays are over to ensure you’re part of this great show.

Sanders Family Christmas – Charmin’ & Toe-Tappin’

Some old-time religion is served up in the show Sanders Family Christmas. The setting is at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in the North Carolina Appalachians, the pastor, his girlfriend and members of the musically inclined Sanders family gather to sing carols, hymns and holiday tunes. They also pick, grin, tell stories and make you laugh!

The stories are charming and the toe-tapping songs beautifully sung. Even more impressive is the fact that the instruments are played onstage by the cast. Whether it’s the Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar, Stand-Up Bass, Harmonica, Fiddle or Dobro… you’ll experience great acting, singing and playing all from this cast.

You can secure your seats at 318-323-6681 or order ONLINE.
Don’t miss it. Sanders Family Christmas Dinner Theatre at Strauss.

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.

Spence Young reprises his role of Burl Sanders

Strauss Dinner Theatre is excited to have Spence Young back in the patriarch role of Burl Sanders in Sanders Family Christmas Dec 5, 6, 7 and 9th. You will remember Spence in Smoke on the Mountain at Strauss.

Spence “accidentally” discovered a love for acting at Ruston Community Theatre in 2013 when he auditioned for a lead role only to help his daughter face her fear of auditioning.  His band, “The Fight” actively serves the “recovery” community by providing uplifting, spiritual and worship music for those struggling with addition and the families who love them.

Spence is a natural in the role of Burl Sanders. We are very thankful to Spence for giving of his time and talents for SFC. Spence and his wife Alicia have two children: Alayna and Cameron.

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Church Groups – Sanders Family Christmas is perfect Christmas Party Destination.

Sanders Family Christmas is the perfect Christmas party for your church group, Sunday School or ministry outing. In fact, we’ve already scheduled several churches to attend on Dec 5, 6, 7 and 9th. Get with your group and plan to come!

The music (under the direction of Greg Oden with band leadership of Ira Barger) is a tapestry of classics like “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,” “I Wonder as I Wander,” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Away In A Manger” and many other Christmas classics along with some great bluegrass Christmas tunes as well.

The story is endearing, funny and charming along with several touching moments that will make you fall in love with this family.

Seating is limited so call Donna at 318-323-6681 or order ONLINE.
Sanders Family Christmas is honestly going fast. Secure tickets ASAP to ensure you’re part of this great show.