Your Hometown Theater

Mill Town Players × Pelzer Auditorium


Mill Town Players is a community theater whose purpose is to entertain, inspire, and enrich our community by providing quality and affordable live theater.

Through the production of remarkable shows and the operation of quality educational programs, Mill Town Players will work to become an extraordinary community theater in the Upstate and a valuable member of the South Carolina arts community. Mill Town Players will feature and develop local talent, foster an environment of inclusion and creativity, and inspire individuals and families to make live theater an active part of their lives.



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(864) 947-8000



214 Lebby St.
Pelzer, SC 29669


Smoke on the Mountain - Poster.jpg

Smoke on the Mountain tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina's Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus. Pastor Oglethorpe, the young and enthusiastic minister of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into "the modern world." Between songs, each family member "witnesses" -- telling a story about an important event in their life. Though they try to appear perfect in the eyes of a congregation who wants to be inspired by their songs, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true -- and hilariously imperfect - natures. By the evening's end, the Sanders Family have endeared themselves to us by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share in their triumphs..




Shows run at 7:30 pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 pm on Sundays.

Tickets can be purchased online on this page or can be purchased at the box office one hour before the show starts. 

Online sales close 2 hours before the show starts.  Tickets will still be available at the box office (unless sold out).

Doors to the auditorium open 30 minutes before the show starts.



$10 for the general public
$8 for seniors (age 65+) 
$8 for military
$7 for students (18 and under)


For Handicapped seating, please call 864-947-8000 and leave a message with your phone number, or email with your phone number.

Handicapped seating is no longer sold online.

Clicking this button will take you to  Vendini handles our online ticket sales for us.

Online sales close 2 hours before the show.  Tickets are still available at the box office window starting 1 hour before the show.


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While Mill Town Players strives to produce quality family entertainment, our shows are not recommended for children under the age of four.

All audience members regardless of age must have his or her own seat.

As a courtesy to others, parents are asked to remove restless or noisy children from the auditorium.

All sales are final - No refunds.



Pelzer Auditorium

214 Lebby St
Pelzer, SC 29669



From Downtown Greenville

  • Take South Church St to I-85
  • Take I-85 to exit 32
  • Take a left off of exit and a left onto Easley Hwy 8
  • Take Easley Hwy 8 to the theater on left after Bi-Lo

From Anderson

  • Take E River St (US-76) to US-29
  • Take US-29 to Easley Hwy 8
  • Take Easley Hwy 8 to the theater on left after Bi-Lo



Parking for our performances are on a first come first serve basis in front of our theater.


Mailing Address

Mill Town Players
PO Box 121
Pelzer SC 29669

Board of Directors

Jason McCauley

Jo Hood
Vice President

Sissy Beck

Veronica Mackey

Debbie Chambers

Lee Cole

Libby Crews






LeRoy Kennedy

Wendy King

Terrie Poore




Rebecca Ragland

Vickie Shirley

Kim Wilson


Will Ragland
Executive Artistic Director