December 1-3, 8-10 & 15-17: The May River Theatre Co. presents “The Sanders Family Christmas,” the sequel to the successful bluegrass gospel musical, “Smoke on the Mountain” in the Ulmer Auditorium at Bluffton Town Hall. Shows on Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m.; Sun. at 3 p.m. It’s December 24, 1941, and America is going to war. So is Dennis Sanders of the Sanders Family Singers. Join Pastor Mervin Oglethorpe and the rest of the Sanders Family as they send Dennis off with hilarious and touching stories and 25 Southern Gospel Christmas favorites. 20 Bridge St. (843) 815-5581 or www.mayrivertheatre.com.