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Local QA resident appears in Taproot Theater production

June 29th, 2009 by Miss Kitty

Queen Anne resident Jenny Cross appears in the regional premiere of “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming“–a toe-tappin’, knee-slappin’, heartwarmin’ bluegrass gospel extravaganza–at Taproot Theatre this summer.

This musical captures the charm and nostalgia of a post-war Appalachian country church on a night in October 1945. It’s filled with celebration and a contagious beat that’ll get your feet tappin’! Written by Connie Ray, conceived by Alan Bailey, musical arrangements by Mike Craver.

“Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming” opens on July 10 and runs through August 8, with low-cost previews on July 8 and 9, and a pay-what-you-can performance on July 15. For more information, visit

Cross’s past Taproot credits include roles in ”Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor(r) Dreamcoat,” plus directing touring productions.  She also teaches theatre classes.

Taproot Theatre Company is a professional, non-profit theatre company with a multi-faceted production program. Founded in 1976, Taproot Theatre serves the Pacific Northwest with Mainstage Productions, Touring Productions and Acting Studio. Taproot exists to create theatre that explores the beauty and questions of life while bringing hope to our search for meaning. Taproot Theatre Company is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Theatre Puget Sound (TPS), and the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce.

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