Great fun on the Playhouse stages this week, with Smoke on the Mountain, and the fantastic farce The Fox on the Fairway, and The Foreigner opening Friday evening. Choose your seats and order your tickets online, or call the box office at 931-484-5000.

Mark your calendars: Jason Petty performs Sept. 12 @ 7:30 pm

Order tickets for Jason Petty and The Swinging Cowboys, in concert Saturday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 pm

One show only! Saturday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 pm

Jason Petty (Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes, Country Royalty) returns with The Swinging Cowboys: A Tribute to the Music of the Great American West. Choose your seats and order your tickets online, or call the box office at 931-484-5000... just don’t miss this fun western-themed evening of music, stories and humor for the entire family.

The concert/show takes places on the Mainstage, sponsored by CMC/Covenant Health.
Ticket are $25 for adults, and $12.50 for students/children.

The Swinging Cowboys and is Petty's newest creation, and is a tribute to the music of the Great American West. This trip down memory lane consists of songs from Stephen Foster to the Singing Cowboys to Western Swing.

An authentic western set along with some of the best musicians in the USA will make for an unforgettable night. Jason narrates the history of the early pioneers who brought the popular songs of the day westward with them.

The first cowboys in the west used these songs to help soothe the herds of cattle and keep them from stampeding. The music became a staple of early saloons and was eventually recorded by the first stars of the silver screen such as Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. Around the same time as the singing cowboy craze came another American original... Western Swing music.

Band leaders such as Bob Wills and Spade Cooley turned western swing into America's dance music in the 1930s and 40s with such hits as San Antonio Rose and Shame, Shame On You, among many others.

Some of the songs included in this show are: Home On The Range, Streets Of Laredo, Cattle Call, Don't Fence Me In, Back In The Saddle, Take Me Back To Tulsa and many, many more. It will bring back many memories for listeners of all ages. It's a good, fun western-themed evening of music, stories and humor for the entire family.

If you've ever seen one of Jason's other shows, you know you won't be disappointed. There will plenty of chances to sing along with Jason and whole gang as they take you back in time to the Great American West in "The Swinging Cowboys.?


Mainstage
One show only! Saturday, Sept. 12, 7:30 pm (All Times Central)

Ticket Prices:
$25 Adults
$12.50 Students/Children

Sponsored by CMC/Covenant Health

Choose your seats and order your tickets online, or call the Playhouse Box Office today
at 931-484-5000.

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The Fox on the Fairway is a fantastic hit!

Order tickets for The Amazing Kreskin online

Plays through Oct. 16

Cumberland County Playhouse presents a madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with golf, The Fox on the Fairway!

Written by Ken Ludwig (Crazy for You, Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo), The Fox on the Fairway pulls the rug out from under the stuffy members of a posh country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a fast-paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. This hysterical comedy is sure to be a hit with everyone who loved Suite Surrender or The Foreigner!

Bingham (Jason Ross), president of the Quail Valley Country Club, is in a difficult position. The golfer he thought would play for his club been recruited by his cocky and arrogant competitor Dickie (Britt Hancock) and switched sides. Now the huge bet he had foolishly wagered is likely to be lost. Fortunately, he discovers that that his newly hired hand Justin (Chance Wall) is quite a good golfer and finagles his nomination. Justin does not disappoint and has a huge lead, when the tournament is interrupted by bad weather.

Meanwhile, Justin learns that his fiancée Louise (Lindsey Mapes) has lost the engagement ring he gave her (she accidentally flushed it down the toilet) and comes unglued. The game resumes the next day, but Justin loses the lead, and, upset, takes an unfortunate swing, breaking his arm. Bingham is desperate, and the appearance of his wife (Lauren Marshall) only complicates matters when she catches him much too close to Pamela (Weslie Webster), his hot-blooded vice-president.

Directing the show for the Playhouse is Donald Fann, whose previous CCP directorial assignments include Dearly Departed, Duck Hunter Shoots Angel and The Miracle Worker.

Can Bingham find a replacement for Justin to win the game, win the wager, and get his life in order? You’ll have your chance to find out August 6 through October 16. The Fox on the Fairway is sponsored by Good Times Wine, Spirits & Brew and is rated PG-13 for mature subject matter.


Adventure Theater
Now through October 16

Ticket Prices:
$25 Adults
$23 Seniors
$21 Groups
$12 Students

Sponsored by Good Times Wine, Spirits, & Brew

Choose your seats and order your tickets online, or call the Playhouse Box Office today
at 931-484-5000.

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Smoke... returns for record 22nd consecutive season!

Smoke on the Mountain opens May 22

Plays through Oct. 10
Patty Payne (above, left, with tambourine) and Jason Ross return to star in the Playhouse's most popular and longest running show, with Smoke on the Mountain now in its 22nd season!

Don't miss the sweetest Bluegrass & Gospel sounds this side of heaven!

"It's always huge fun to direct Smoke," says Smoke's director Weslie Webster.

"Each year, I get to welcome new talent to the cast, plus I get to work with veteran actors who have performed in this show hundreds of times."

Leading off this year’s cast are Playhouse favorites Patty Payne as June Sanders, Jason Ross as Mervin Oglethorpe, and Daniel Black as Burl Sanders; among the three of them, they’ve appeared in well over one thousand performances of Smoke since the show opened in the Adventure Theater in 1994!

The cast also includes Lauren Marshall , who does double duty as Vera Sanders and the show's Music Director. John Dobbratz will appear as Uncle Stanley, with Chance Wall as son Dennis and Ellie Burnett as Dennis’s twin sister Denise.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has been a long-time sponsor of the Playhouse, and of Smoke on the Mountain in particular.

Cracker Barrel Old County Store

Order your tickets online, or call the box office today at 931-484-5000.


Adventure Theater
Now - October 10

Ticket Prices:
$25 Adults
$23 Seniors
$21 Groups
$12 Students

Sponsored by:
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Choose your seats and order your tickets online, or call the Playhouse Box Office today
at 931-484-5000.

Download our list of official 50th Anniversary events

Download the current Spotlight newsletter 

View 2015 Resident Company photos